Spend a week with us by the water! Through a series of planned exercises, we will endeavor to build a set of appropriate skills. The immersive workshop with Bill Becker will meet at a variety of water sites in the Philadelphia area the week of June 21.

The emphasis of the class will be on learning to observe, planning your work with intention, and developing a facility for preparing and applying watercolor paints. #watercolor #artclass
Our friends @balletx.official are offering Fleisher members $15 off tickets to Summer Series at the Mann, June 24-26. Running for four shows only, Summer Series features new, family-friendly ballets by choreographers Hope Boykin, Matthew Neenan, and Dwight Rhoden. Parking for Summer Series is free, and guests are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy on the lawn one hour before the show starts. To get your discount, follow these steps: 1. Select your performance; 2. On the Ticketmaster site, click Filters; 3. Select “Dance Partners” and click Apply Filters; 4. Click Unlock and enter the code DANCEFAN.
It's that time of year again! We are in need of volunteers interested in art kit assembly from June 14th-25th. If you enjoy organizing and have an eye for detail, this opportunity is for you! If you're interested in helping us pack up supplies for 7,000 students throughout the city of Philadelphia, follow the link in our bio to sign up.
Reminder - one week left! The Ella King Torrey Young Artist Prize supports the continued development of a young artist between the ages of 14 and 19. The Ella King Torrey Young Artists Prize celebrates Ella's joy, excitement, and commitment to artists by encouraging exceptional teenaged students at Fleisher. This year's award process has been simplified and streamlined to make it more accessible in light of the pandemic. The deadline to apply is June 11. Download the application from our web site or contact Gerard Silva at gsilva@fleisher.org with any questions.
Fleisher wants to display your child's artwork at Cherry St. Pier! Stop by Fleisher during our regular business hours to drop off the amazing creations your young artists have made this past year. Make sure to provide the artist's name, title, and if relevant, past workshops for each piece. Open to all young artists, age 0-19, does not have to be from a Fleisher class. Artwork will be available for pick-up in August. #opencall #cherrystreet
We are thrilled to partner with @dinawindartfoundation on their first Invitational Artist Exhibition, presenting the work of Jessica Curtaz ~ 
A Fleisher Wind Challenge artist from 2019, Jessica’s practice is simultaneously bold yet intimate, provocative but nurturing. 
Visit “Into the Cabinet” in their online Viewing Room. Link @dinawindartfoundation 

@bindingthings @fleisherart #windchallenge #jessicacurtaz #streetart #yarnbombing #yarnbomb #drawing #womenartists #viewingroom
More teen awesomeness! Sign up for our FREE summer workshop with the amazing @catzuella 

Remote Control is a writing, photography, and video class in which you have the power in your hand to tell your story – and from a safe distance. Taught by Ms. Catzie Vilayphonh, students will learn to create a multi-media journal incorporating poetry, photos, and videos over the course of 8 weeks. Classes will meet Monday and Friday afternoons from June 7 to July 30 and will take place on Zoom, with optional in-person workshops at a designated outdoor space.

Art-making supplies, writing materials and digital tools will be provided by Fleisher. Participants are encouraged to take photos and videos using their phones or digital cameras.
Are you looking for free summer art-making programs for your teenaged artist? Fleisher has you covered!
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Our award-winning Teen Lounge will continue through the summer, and young artists can join this free drop-in program through Zoom with in-person meetups at Fleisher every other week. If you’re interested in helping shape the program, join us for a proposal fair on Monday, June 7, and help select this summer’s workshops and teaching artists. Contact Layla Ehsan at lehsan@fleisher.org for more information and to register.
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A linocut print and the linoleum block used by Ambika Roos @ambikaroos from Miriam Singer’s online workshop this past spring “Printmaking in Your Kitchen” @fleisherart. This is a great workshop to help you set up your home or personal studio for printmaking without a press - sign up for this summer! #linoleumprint #madeatfleisher #printmakingwithoutapress #reliefprintmaking
Don’t forget to swing by @cherrystreetpier to see artwork made by our students through @paballet’s Spread Your Wings Program.
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While you’re there, catch a free concert on Saturday, May 22, beginning at 7:00 p.m. with artists from the ballet’s orchestra. The concert will feature a quartet of bowed strings and harp performing works written for ballet, string quartet, and dance music from South America.
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On Sunday, May 23, beginning at 1:00 p.m., catch ColorWheels at the pier as teaching artist @marieelcin leads a monoprinting workshop inspired by feathers and flight.
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Both events are free and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!
Are you looking for free summer art-making programs for your teenaged artist? Fleisher has you covered!
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Our award-winning Teen Lounge will continue through the summer, and young artists can join this free drop-in program through Zoom with in-person meetups at Fleisher every other week. If you’re interested in helping shape the program, join us for a proposal fair on Monday, June 7, and help select this summer’s workshops and teaching artists. Contact Layla Ehsan at lehsan@fleisher.org for more information and to register.
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Beginning June 7, Fleisher will also be hosting Remote Control with Catzie Vilayphonh. This program, for artists age 12 to 18, is a writing, photography, and video class where you’ll learn to tell your story … from a safe distance. Remote Control will meet on Mondays and Fridays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. from June 7 and July 30. See the link in our bio to register.
We have some great news to share this morning: Fleisher is the recipient of a $15,000 Grant for Arts Projects from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our annual Día de los Muertos celebration. The celebration is one of 1,100 projects across the country totaling nearly $27 million selected for fiscal year 2021 funding.
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“As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as Fleisher re-engage fully with partners and audiences,” said Ann Eilers, NEA’s acting chair. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”
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Every fall for nearly a decade, Fleisher’s Día de los Muertos celebration, planned each year by the La Calaca Flaca committee, has demonstrated the importance of this holiday, celebrated widely across Latin America. It features elaborate altar installations designed by a guest artist in Fleisher’s historic Sanctuary space and other locations throughout the community, a procession with hundreds of participants through South Philadelphia, and a wide range of supporting events. Last year’s celebration was held virtually and streamed live through social media. Learn more about our plans for 2021 as they evolve at fleisher.community.
In high school, the darkroom was a place for Jay Roth to regroup and relax. During the pandemic, Jay, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, has continued to explore traditional photography as his form of self-care.
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His recent work reflects his experiences as a mental health care professional during a time of extreme anxiety as well as his efforts to shift the healthcare industry toward equitable access and broader preventative care.
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Follow the link in our bio to learn more about Roth and how Fleisher's darkroom helped reignite his photographic passion.
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📸 by Jay Roth.
Head over to fleisher.org today and read up on our summer workshops for adults before registration begins on Monday morning! In the summer, we switch to shorter, more immersive workshops that range between one day and six weeks. The summer term will run June 21 – July 30.
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This summer, we’re thrilled that nearly half of our 80 workshops for adults will be held in person among our studios and outdoor locations across Philadelphia. Social distancing will be practiced in all workshops, and all students must wear an appropriate face covering regardless of their vaccination status. We thank you for prioritizing the health and safety of our creative community.
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To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28.
Don’t miss tonight’s talk with 2013 Wind Challenge artist Elizabeth Hamilton beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Elizabeth is a multidisciplinary artist who received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She has exhibited at several museums and galleries including the Philip Muriel Berman Museum, the Delaware Contemporary, Cantor Art Gallery, the Woodmere Art Museum, and InLight Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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She has been awarded grants from the Leeway Foundation in 2015 and 2017. She completed a residency at the Elsewhere Museum, and her work is in the collection of Drexel University, Harper College, the West Collection, and the MINI Museum.
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Link in bio to learn more about this series and to register.
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The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is made possible thanks to generous support from the Dina Wind Art Foundation and Fleisher members.
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Pictured artwork: Elizabeth Hamilton, “Private Collection Series: Derby Porcelain Factory 1750 - 1848.”
Join us tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. for a crash course in weaving and building a loom with household objects with teaching artist @stefaniefuoco. Learn how to weave on the loom you’ll build and gain an understanding of core techniques. At the end of this online event, you’ll be able to create a weaving you’ll be proud to hang on your wall.
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This event is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation. Advanced registration is required. Learn more through the link in our bio.
We have a special treat in store for Saturday, May 8, at @cherrystreetpier. Join teaching artist John Sevcik to draw a live @paballet rehearsal and experience the joy of translating the energy and grace of the dancers. John will encourage you to work in a spirit of inspiration that employs both memory and observation in a fearless way.
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This event will be held in person at Cherry Street Pier. Advanced registration is required, and space is limited to just 12 artists. Learn more and register at the link in our bio.