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New art classes at the Michener Art Museum

Month-long sessions with changing themes provide a unique focus for students of all ages and abilities to engage in museum-based art education, creative exploration, and learning. Permanent collections balanced with changing exhibitions provide ongoing opportunities for looking at and learning about a variety of art forms in new ways.

Please contact Ruth Anderson at 215.340.9800 x126 with questions.

Classes begin in November.


Drawing & Painting: Ages 5-10
Tuesdays, Nov. 3 – Nov. 17, 1 to 3 pm

Drawing & Painting: Ages 10-14
Thursdays, Nov. 5 – Nov. 19, 1 to 3 pm

Fee: $60 member, $66 non-member
Faculty: Andrea Thompson
Choose day and appropriate age group when registering.

Students will work with Michener exhibitions, photographs, real life and imagination in classes designed to enhance drawing and painting skills, inspire the creation of unique works of art, and provide opportunities to work with a variety of 2D art materials including pencils, pastels, ink, watercolors, and acrylics on a variety of surfaces.

As always, students will work in an environment rooted in inspired and supportive instruction, meaningful gallery experiences, personal observation and imagination.
Homeschooler Art Classes start up again in January, with classes including design and pattern, realism and imagination, more drawing and painting, make it modern, and sculpture.

Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to join our series of informal, informative, and inspiring hands-on art classes.

Introduction to Drawing: Realism
Wednesdays, Nov. 4 – Nov. 18, 10am to 1pm

Fee: $90 member, $99 non-member
Faculty: Jody Holbert

This class is the perfect opportunity for adult students of all abilities to develop or refresh skills and become comfortable with the drawing process.

Students will learn from guided instruction in line, shape, value, composition, proportion, texture and contrast while learning the basics of creating completed realistic drawings. Students will use a variety of traditional art materials including drawing and ebony pencils, graphite, conte crayons, and graphic markers.

Opportunities for individualized instruction, observation, practice, experimentation and the development of a personal style are at the core of all of our adult art classes.

All materials are provided; Museum admission is included in class fee.
Adult Art Classes start up again in January, with classes including Introduction to Color, Drawing with Color, Introduction to Painting: Acrylics and Watercolors, Using Mixed Media: Realism and Abstraction, and Working with Landscape.

Registration for all classes is now available online at