Erie, PA, August 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Studio art classes are forming now for the Erie Art Museum’s Fall Semester with registration to begin August 15. Register before September 6 and receive a $10 Early Bird discount on each class. Most classes begin the week of September 12 including a broad range of classes for kids and adults, beginners to virtuosos.
Quarterly sessions last three to ten weeks, and professional artists teach all Museum classes. The Museum offers discounts to Museum Members on all classes and workshops. A complete description of available classes is online at www.erieartmuseum.org/education. Register by calling 814.459.5477.
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 and a modern, "Green," 10,500 square foot expansion. The newly expanded Museum marks the first LEED-certified building in the region, soon to be complete with a planted rooftop.
The Museum maintains an ambitious program of 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 as 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 25-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, cafe, and gift shop is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For additional visitor information, visit online at erieartmuseum.org or call 814-459-5477.