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Message from Ellen and Tom...
Top o the mornin' friends!

"March" into the studio and see what's happening: our special needs show is a hit, some great classes and workshops are coming up, and  a couple of new gallery shows!

See you at the studio!   
Ellen and Tom

IN THIS ISSUE:
Gallery Shows
Did You Know...
Summer Camps
Classes
Workshops
The Art of Recovery
Pottery Studio Spring Cleaning Day
Figure Drawing

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Classes 
Studio info
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GALLERY SHOWS:




SPECIAL VISIONS:  A SPECIAL NEEDS ART SHOW
Showcasing the work of artists of all ages, who just happen to have special needs! Paintings, drawings, ceramics, fiber art, and more. This beautiful and inspiring show runs through March 28! Don't miss it!






Opening Reception:  Saturday, April 8, 2-4pm
Evan Summer

PRINTMAKERS' SOCIETY OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY
Spring, 2017 Printmaking Exhibition
Colorful springtime show featuring work by twelve members of the Printmakers' Society! 
Show runs April 1-18

Joyce Danko
Opening Reception:  Sunday, April 23, 2-4pm
THE ART ESTABLISHMENT TEACHER & RESIDENT ARTIST SHOW
Showcasing the wonderful talents of our teachers and resident artists! Featuring paintings, prints, pottery and more. Live music by THE Steve Brosky! 


DID YOU KNOW...
that you can do photo shoots at our studio? It's a fantastic space for PHOTO and VIDEO SHOOTS -- we've had music videos shot here as well as photo shoots for models and individuals looking for a unique setting. Upstairs space features lots of natural light, wood floors and white brick walls. Downstairs has stone walls and is perfect for your own lighting set up. Two totally different settings depending on your needs.
$35/hour, 1 hour minimum. After first hour, time will be pro-rated in 15 minute increments ($8.75 per 15 minutes). We have ramp access to both our upstairs and downstairs for any equipment.
For more info, please visit our website.

SUMMER ART CAMPS!
Okay, we know it seems crazy to talk about summer camps when there's snow on the ground, but summer will be here before you know it! Our camps were fantastic last year, and we expect to fill up fast, so don't wait! We offer two camps: Creation Station, which does all types of art including pottery, paper making, printmaking, painting, felting, bookbinding, crafting and anything else arty you can think of, and Pottery Camp for kids 7-14 which teach wheel throwing and hand building.
CREATION STATION:
June 19-August 4 - New camp starts every week with a different theme!
Ages: 5-13
Camps run Monday-Friday 
9am-12pm (A.M. session)
OR
1pm-4pm (P.M. session)
OR 
All Day
$150 per week for AM or PM session; $275 for all day
Flex passes also available: $160 for any 5 sessions; $300 for any 10 sessions (a session is either a morning or an afternoon).
Early drop off and after care available.  
Camps will include a pottery, printmaking and paper making project every week, as well as activities like painting, felting, recycled art, sculpting, wool spinning, and so much more!

POTTERY CAMP:
Ages 7-14
Campers will learn a variety of ceramic techniques including wheel throwing and hand building in this fun and creative camp!!
July 10-14 (Session 1)
OR
July 24-28 (Session 2)
10-2 daily
Instructor: Jenn Schilling-Horvath
$230, includes instruction, 25 lbs. of clay and all kiln firings (additional clay available for sale, if needed)

For more info on camps, please visit our website.

UPCOMING CLASSES:
Comics/Manga Drawing: Designing a Cast of Characters  
Ages 8 and up
Wednesdays, 6-8pm, March 22-April 26
Learn about designing and drawing a diverse cast of characters graphic novels, illustrated stories or games! All levels.
Instructor: Lily Cernak 
This class encompasses one project focusing on student choice of subject, from under painting to final glaze. Students will not only learn step by step details of acrylic painting, but also reasoning, color complementing, and utilizing STEM academic concepts. 
Instructor:  April Khalil
Wednesdays, 6-9pm, April 12-May 31
Great class for beginning potters and intermediates looking for a refresher! 
Instructor:  Corrine Kula
Ongoing, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
A class for people with special needs who want to learn the art of painting with acrylics! Any level welcome. Instructor will meet you where you're at. Ages teen to adult.
Instructor: Tom Flynn
Printmaking
Ongoing, Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Start with stamp printing and progress to linoleum and monotyping. Carving the block, inking and printing using a variety of techniques and surfaces, as well as using the press. 
Ongoing, Saturdays, 1:3 0-3:30 
Art classes specially designed for kids and adults with special needs. Very hands-on and fun! Designed to help the students learn about shapes, depth, color and more. Some projects feature sensory activities. Lots of camaraderie and fun! 


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

April 17-20, 6-9pm
This workshop is for beginner and intermediate painters. You will be working on an 11x14" canvas through the 4 day workshop. Arturo will walk you through his painting process and cover the basics for oil painting. 

Thursday, May 4, 6-9pm
Always wanted to try your hand on the potters wheel? This one night only class will allow you to get your hands dirty without any commitments! Come in and give it a whirl! Book soon, these fill up quickly!

ROBERT LIBERACE: 
Line and Mass:  The Figure and Portrait Explored in Drawing & Painting
October 20-22, 2017
Please visit website for more info and registration forms.



3RD Thursday of every month, 
6-9pm

Drop in for coffee and conversation in a relaxed, art studio environment (easels and tables available). Bring your supplies and a project to work on! Adult coloring books and gel pens available too! For those at all stages of recovery from substance abuse and mental illness. All welcome! Pay-what-you-will donation. 

SPRING CLEANING THE POTTERY STUDIO!
Kate Krause 
So you made a cool piece of pottery but you forgot to come back and get it. It happens, we understand! But you need to come claim it before March 20. We are cleaning out the studio! All unclaimed pieces will be discarded, donated or smashed when we're having a bad day.
FIGURE DRAWING:

Fridays  10am-1pm
Join host and model Patricia Sonne for great weekly sessions of figure drawing. Fantastic models vary week to week. Great way to hone your skills! Pay-what-you-will model fee. 
Sincerely,
The Art Establshment
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