COVID-19: Fleisher’s Response

Fleisher is currently closed to the public and will remain so until Governor Tom Wolf deems it is safe to resume operations. Please note that our staff continues to work remotely. The best way to reach a staff member is through email, a list of which you can find here.

A few weeks ago, we announced that we had expanded our summer term for adults to six weeks and that registration would begin this coming Monday. Since then, we have been following Gov. Wolf’s mitigation and reopening strategies closely. Due to the uncertainty of the coming weeks, Fleisher is postponing registration for the summer until May 18. This gives us time to learn from your experiences with Fleisher From a Distance, our series of online learning events, to carefully develop our reopening plan, and to craft an online summer series to compliment onsite classes.

While we must wait to definitively announce what the summer term will look like, we are excited to let you know that art making, led by Fleisher’s incredible faculty, will resume much sooner than anticipated. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29 for one of 30 six-week online classes for small groups in an array of mediums that will begin Monday, May 4. In gratitude to Fleisher members for their important, continued support, members will be able to register this coming Tuesday, April 28. A full schedule of the classes is available as a PDF by clicking here, and our online descriptions are now live.

We recognize that these classes will fill very quickly and are limiting registration to one class per student. In addition, we will continue to offer weekly demonstrations and studio visits with Fleisher faculty.

As we learn and adapt together, the spring term classes will be offered for free. We ask that you support us with your insightful feedback and by making a suggested donation of $50. Your contributions support the livelihoods of many artists during this challenging time, and will strengthen our ability to offer experiences true to Fleisher’s values of creativity and community.

We trust that the transformative power of art will serve as a source of comfort and respite. We look forward to seeing each of you soon.

3 Comments

  1. Are there plans to reschedule some of the events, such as the Annual Adult Student Exhibition closing reception? Is it still open to the public to view the art pieces on exhibit?

    Posted by ESTRELLA PRIETO on March 13th, 2020 at 1:11pm

  2. For those who submitted art for the exhibit, do we still have to pick up our pieces by today?

    Posted by ESTRELLA PRIETO on March 13th, 2020 at 1:12pm

  3. Hello, Estrella. You can pick up your work early next week, too. We plan on remaining open, but we suggest you check here first to make sure as the situation changes daily.

    Unfortunately, we won’t be rescheduling the reception and most of the artwork has been removed at this point. If you’re interested in seeing who this year’s prize winners were, we’ve posted a slideshow of their work here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtehSKMNhzc

    Posted by Dominic Mercier on March 13th, 2020 at 3:30pm

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