Fall 2021 Classes & Workshops

Poetry and Lyric Workshop

Join songwriter/poet Todd Paropacic while discussing writing like a painter, channeling the imagination, and reciting with a steady hand. Each week of this four week workshop will focus on a different aspect or approach to poetry. Take one workshop or all four.

Join us every Wednesday in October – October 6th through 29th from 5:30 to 7pm.
Learn to vivify your compositions.

$20 per class for members.
$30 per class for nonmembers.

Class Registration -- Poetry and Lyric Workshop

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Framing Basics

Learn all about basic archival framing, including layout and design, mat cutting, and how to set up your workspace from Museum framer James Pearson.

Emphasis is on the importance of using archival methods and materials to preserve your art. Bring one work of art on paper, not larger than 12” x 16”, to class. Fee covers all materials except premium glass, which may be purchased optionally.

Dates to be determined.
$175 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

Class Registration -- Framing Basics

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Jewelry Making

Precious Metal Jewelry Making with Jan & Dan Niebauer In this class, you’ll learn basic and advanced jewelry making techniques. Create your own project plan from start to finish.

On 9/22 and 10/20, sessions will meet at the Erie Art Museum for introductions and a visit to see the work of metalsmiths Sue Amendolara, Renée Zettle-Sterling, and Adrienne M. Grafton in their exhibition, Sorrow/Fullness: A Reflection on Mourning. Studio classes will meet at the instructors’ studio. Space is limited due to social distancing guidelines.

9 sessions in total: 9/22 – 11/17 from 7-9 pm.
$100 for members, $125 for nonmembers
Materials not included, tools provided.

Class Registration -- Jewelry Making

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Frequently Asked Questions:

No, you do not need to be an artist. Many of our students are beginners with little or no experience. The class description will specify the level of difficulty or if any previous experience is needed.
If your class meets before 5pm on a weekday, park on the street and feed the meter. There are several metered parking spaces on 5th Street and State Street. (Fifth Street meters allow you up to eight hours.) Erie Insurance has graciously allowed us to park in their lot across from the Museum at 5th and French Street after 5PM and on weekends.
The adult classes are recommended for students ages 16 and older. If you have a student that is younger contact us to see if this is right for your child.
Sorry, we do not offer prorated classes. You may be able to make up missed classes before or after class, depending on instructor’s availability.
We are able to issue a refund as long as you cancel before the 2nd class session. You’ll get a full refund minus a $10 handling charge. No refund will be made if a student cancels after the second class, whether or not the student attended the class. If a class or workshop is cancelled by the Museum due to lack of enrollment or another reason a full refund will be issued.

Additional Questions?
Email info@erieartmuseum.org