The Schuylkill Walk In Art Center recently unveiled its new Art Education Center and has introduced a full program of classes for adults and children.
“Our class schedule is a mix of what we call ‘basic’ classes and one or two night classes for special projects or the classic Paint ‘n Sips,” said Heather Butler, coordinator of the WIAC education.
“Those who have been waiting for beginners classes are in luck,” Butler said, “and WIAC offers foundation classes that teach the basics of acrylic and oil painting, watercolor, drawing and sketching, collage, sculpture and clay, and even poetry.”
In addition to these basic classes, there’s a fun class for teens called “Strange Things and Monsters” with a theme to match the popular Netflix series, and several one-night paint and sip classes with different seasonal topics.
There are also more advanced pottery classes for those with some experience. Those interested in working with pottery are encouraged to visit the Art Ed Center on Monday and Thursday evenings for Clay Open Studio. A small monthly fee will allow people to attend as many Open Studio parties as they can each month.
People interested in fiber arts – weaving, knitting, etc. – can also take advantage of the Fiber Arts Open Days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“We now have a facility large enough to accommodate all types of art and creative exploration,” said Jacquie Engel, Executive Director of the Walk In. “It is equipped and unlike any other center in the region and we want everyone to come take a look.”
For more information about the Schuylkill Haven center, the classes that will be offered, or to register, visit walkinartcenter.org or visit the WIAC event Facebook page at facebook.com/walkinartcenter.