Get a double dose of 2021 Wind Challenge artist Kevin Huang this month and next as Kevin participates in two of our Fleisher From a Distance events.
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Thursday, April 8, Kevin will join us to talk about art-making at @nextfab_phl and in Fleisher’s studios. Later, on May 24, Kevin will return to Zoom as part of Fleisher From a Distance: Wind Challenge edition, to talk about his work and process.
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Learn more and register for both events by following the link in our bio.
Kukuli Velarde has been an integral part of our creative aging program since we launched it several years ago. We’re thrilled to see Kukuli’s work featured in New Grit: Art & Philly Now, which opens at the @philamuseum on May 7.
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We hope you’ll join Kukuli on Zoom on Wednesday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m. to hear her speak about her “Corpus” series with museum curator Elisabeth Agro. The virtual talk will be followed by a Q&A. Link in bio to learn more and register.
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Pictured: “San Sebastián,” 2012, by Kukuli Velarde. Photo courtesy of Kukuli Velarde.
All of us at Fleisher are hurt and enraged at the murder of eight people, six of whom were Asian women, in Atlanta last week. We reject those who continually fan the flames of hatred and violence, and our thoughts will remain with the families of the victims in Atlanta and with anyone persecuted because of their race or ethnicity.
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Please follow the link in our bio to read our full statement and find a list of artists and activists that you can support.
This spring is the perfect time to learn to draw! Join @candy_alexandra1 for their Basic Drawing class, which meets online on Mondays from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and learn how to observe and draw objects in a realistic style. Building a solid foundation in this critical skill will support your explorations of other mediums, including painting, printmaking, and sculpture.
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Follow the link in our bio to learn more and register for spring classes and workshops. Tuition assistance is still available! Spring classes begin Monday, March 29.
Over the past several months, we’ve patterned with @paballet through its Spread Your Wings program, which helps make dance both personal and accessible through creative and personal engagement.
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Adult students joined teaching artist @darlajacksonsculpture to make three-dimensional wings from materials found at home. They also explored a broad history of wing imagery in art. The results from this free workshop will be on exhibition at @cherrystreetpier later this spring.
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Fleisher teaching artist @marieelcin and ballet soloist @peteraweil teamed up in Fleisher’s Sanctuary to record a series of videos called “If I Could Fly …” The videos, perfect for young artists ages 5-10 and their families, explore gesture drawing and mind mapping before ultimately designing and creating an accessory piece with simple materials.
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Learn more and watch the videos by following the link in our bio. 📸 courtesy of Darla Jackson.
Shake off your winter slumber and learn how to sketch polar bears with Diane Collins tonight on Zoom.
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Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Diane will work from video references of bears as they move throughout their habitats in Churchill, Canada. This is a great program for those seeking to learn how to capture gesture rapidly.
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The event is open to the public for a $10 suggested donation. Learn more and register through the link in our bio.
Fleisher teens have selected a new roster of workshops for Teen Lounge, our free drop-in program for young people ages 13-19. Join us this spring to get messy with wheatpaste, create RPG characters, sew yourself something to hug and define your visual identity!
With the sun shining and the snow finally melting, it feels like a good time to remind you that our spring term is not too far away! When it begins on March 29, we hope you’ll join us to make art in the sunshine and fresh air. We have several opportunities to do so, with space still available in the following classes and workshops:
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Abstract Landscapes with @camposmartin030 on Thursdays, May 6 through June 3.
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Alla Prima Landscape Painting in FDR Park with Giovanni Casadei on Tuesdays, May 4 to June 1. This workshop has both a morning and afternoon session.
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Sun Printing and the Art of Cyanotypes with Alex Orgera on Friday, June 4.
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Urban Sketching with @nardpics on Wednesdays, April 28 to June 2.
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Learn more, register, and explore all of our spring term offerings by following the link in our bio.
Always remembered for her infectious laugh, spontaneous second-floor hallway critiques, and encouraging her many loyal students to “dare to be ugly,” Emily Brett Lukens’ presence will always be missed at Fleisher.
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While her presence will never be replaced, the generosity of her husband, William, and her family and friends have ensured her legacy will continue. The Emily Brett Lukens Scholarship Fund at Fleisher was established to provide tuition assistance to any student seeking to explore their creativity in our studios.
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Fleisher is deeply grateful to those who have already contributed to the fund. If you would like to make a contribution in Emily’s name, follow the link in our bio where you can learn more about Emily and her impact on our creative community.
Tonight, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Ahmed Salvador and Scott McMahon (a.k.a. @mcmahon.salvador) will discuss their unique, decade-long photography collaboration. While both artists live in different states, they have relied on the good-old-fashioned postal service to send one another pieces of film and photographic paper. Their work involves the destruction of both, representing an elegy for the fading of traditional wet-process photography.
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This event will be hosted on Zoom for a suggested $10 donation. Learn more and register through the link in our bio.
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If you’re interested in exploring traditional photography, Ahmed will lead an in-person color photography class in Fleisher’s darkroom this spring. Spring classes being March 29. See flesher.org for registration details.
Who else is as excited as we are for Pop Arts to begin tomorrow? This exciting new series of one-session virtual Saturday workshops for young artists in grades K-12 covers a wide range of mediums, from comics and manga to movement and printmaking.
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There’s still space available for tomorrow’s workshops. Check out the link in our bio for more information and to register. Just a reminder: all workshops are offered for a suggested donation of $10-$15.
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See you on Zoom!