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Erie Art Museum Fall Classes Begin

Erie, PA, August 21, 2008 --( The Erie Art Museum offers art classes and workshops for children and adults year-round. Beginning in September, the Museum will be offering 25 fall classes. Each class has different tuition and Museum members receive discounted rates.

Classes are available to beginners and more experienced artists and are offered in quarterly sessions lasting three to ten weeks. All Museum classes are taught by professional artists. Topics offered include, photography, painting, drawing, dance, pottery and more. A complete description of available classes is online at

Beginning Digital Photography
Mondays, Starting September 8 7-9 p.m.

Introduction to Photoshop
Thursdays, Starting September 11 7-9 p.m.

Precious Metals Jewelry Making
Wednesdays, Starting September 10, 7-9 p.m.

Beginning Drawing and Painting
Tuesdays, Starting September 9, 5:30-7 p.m.

New Approaches to Life Drawing
Tuesdays, Starting September 9, 7-9 p.m.

Oriental Painting
Mondays, Starting September 8 2-4 p.m.
Wednesdays, Starting September 10 4-6 p.m.

Still Life Painting
Thursdays, Starting September 11 7-9 p.m.

Beaded Jewelry Creation
Wednesdays, Starting September 10 5:30-7:30 p.m.

African Drum Dance
Thursdays, Starting September 11 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Bellydance: Beginner’s Foundation
Mondays, Starting September 10 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Bellydance: Beyond Basics
Mondays, Starting September 10 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Ceramics for Adults
Fridays, Starting September 12 6-9 p.m.

Sculptural Clay
Mondays, Starting September 8 1:30-4:30

Clay Ornaments
Thursdays, Starting September 18 7-8:30 p.m. Starting October 16 7-8:30 p.m.

Wheel Throwing
Tuesdays, Starting September 9 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.

Focus on the Finish
Wednesdays, Starting September 10 6-9 p.m.

Terra Cotta Portrait Head
Mondays, Starting September 8 5-8 p.m.

Clayspace Independent Study
Contact the Erie Art Museum for additional information

Classes for Kids
Clay for Little Ones
Saturdays, Starting September 13, 10-10:30 a.m.

Family Fun Fridays
Every Friday the Museum offers this special program for 3-6 year olds and their families to participate in. Museum staff leads adults and kids through exploring one of the exhibits using story, song, and art-making. Cost is $5 per child. Please call to reserve a space in advance.

Draw, Paint, Print
Thursdays, Starting September 11, 5-6:30 p.m.

Clay for Kids
Saturdays, Starting September 13, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Parent Child Fun with Clay
Saturdays, Starting September 13, 1-2:30 p.m.

Pottery for Young People
Sundays, Starting September 14, 1:30-3 p.m.

About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings, including an outstanding 1839 Greek Revival Bank. It maintains an ambitious program of 15 to 18 changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well at traditional media.

The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.

The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 24-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.

The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, free on Wednesdays, $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children under 12.

For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, visit online at or call (814) 459-5477.

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Tammy Roche

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