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Art Classes for Beginners, Advanced Artists

Erie, PA, May 16, 2009 --( The Erie Art Museum offers art classes and workshops for children and adults year-round. Beginning on June 15, the Museum offers classes ranging from Beginning Digital Photography to African Drum and Dance.

Classes are available to beginners and more experience artists and are offered in quarterly sessions lasting three to ten weeks. All Museum classes are taught by professional artists. A complete description of available classes is available at

Beginning Digital Photography
Mondays, starting June 15 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Advanced Digital Photography
Thursdays, starting June 18 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Framing Basics Workshop
Tuesday, July 21, from 6 – 8:30pm
Wednesday, July 22 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

African Drum and Dance
Thursdays, starting June 18, from 5:45 – 7 p.m.

Beginning Drawing
Tuesdays, starting June 16, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

New Approaches to Life Drawing
Tuesdays, starting June 16, from 7 – 9 p.m.

Beginning Acrylic Painting
Thursdays, starting June 18, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Painting in Acrylics or Oils
Thursdays, starting June 18, from 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Watercolor Painting
Thursdays, starting June 18, from 12 – 3 p.m.

Art after Dark
Fridays, starting June 19, from 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.

Oriental Painting
Mondays, starting June 15, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays, starting June 17, from 4 – 6 p.m.

Bead Jewelry for Beginners
Wednesdays, starting June 17, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Bouquet Necklace Workshop
Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Peyote Stitch Bracelet Workshop
Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Classes for Kids:

First Fridays
First Friday of every month, starting June 19, from 10 – 11 a.m.

Drawing for Young People
Fridays, starting June 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Art in Action
Tuesdays, starting 16, from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Art Camp for Kids
June 22 – 26, 9a.m. – 1p.m., ages 7 – 12

ClaySpace Summer Camp
Week 1: July 20 – 24, 9a.m. – noon
Week 2: July 27 – 31, 9a.m. – noon
Week 3: August 3 – 7, 9a.m. – noon

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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Erie Art Museum
Tammy Roche

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