Don't be left out! Join Portside Art Centers Drawing Club! Learn about composition, color, and techniques to pull your work together. The pictures you see are all from the first round of this class, drawn from live models. Lots of times you hear people say "Oh, I can't draw a stick figure!" But the truth is that learning to draw requires practice, a tool kit of techniques, and a great teacher. This class will give you all of that.
This 8-week class starts Tuesday April 26th. Classes run 4:30-6 and are open to all skill levels.
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Curate! What else? On March 21st, Jenna and co-curator Amber Ganzelli, were on hand for the inaugural opening of their show "Art In The Now" at The Gallery at Memphis. As co-curators of this very special show, they pulled artists from all over Philadelphia, in any medium that could be hung! The motivating thought behind their choices were to expose the local public to artists that are in their backyard. To read a fantastic review of this very special show, go here. The show will be up until late May, so get on over there and see this fantastic show. Located at 2950 Memphis Street, philadelphia PA, 19134.
Announcing the first
PORTSIDE BILLBOARD CONTEST!
Just locate the 2 Portside Art Center Billboards, take a picture of YOU in front of the billboard and post it to our Facebook page. The first two people to find us will get $25 off a class! For the full rules and other details, go here. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
Portside is starting up the next two after school art programs at Mother of the Divine Grace Catholic School and St. Laurentius Catholic School. The lucky kids at both of these schools will be able to take after school art classes for $1 a class! Sending our fabulous teachers right into the schools to teach drawing, painting, sculpture and more, is just one of the many ways that Portside Art Center is making a difference in our community.
Do you know of a school that needs a program like this? Well, good news! Next year we are expanding our program with the Mobile Arts Initiative--we got our own bus!! Go here for more info, and contact us to find out how you can help your favorite schools get back to the business of creative thinking!
There is no better date than your Whole Family so why don't you head on over to Portside for First Friday, April 5th, 6-7:30? You and your child will spend your evening in the studio creating a beautiful work of art together, as well as spending the quality time together that kids really need.
At $25 per parent-child couple, this is the best affordable night out in the neighborhood! To register, go here!