Why let the kids have all the fun? This summer, Northwest Philadelphia has an array of creative opportunities for adults.
Why let the kids have all the fun? This summer, Northwest Philadelphia has an array of creative opportunities in store for adults, challenging the conventional wisdom that summer fun is just for kids. Several organizations are offering a variety of classes that are not only open but also cater to a wide range of interests and skill levels.
One such location, Needles and Bolts, at 6819 Germantown Ave., promises to lure the craft enthusiast in you with classes including Hand Stitching Round Robin, where participants will delve into the Japanese art of Sashiko, along with Embroidery and Cross Stitch. Other offerings include a monthly Quilting Block Party, a beginner's course in Quilting 101, and hands-on experience in making your own tote bag. For further details, they can be reached at 215-316-5696. The shop is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
If your passion lies in painting, the Woodmere Art Museum, located at 9201 Germantown Ave., is hosting a two-day Botanical Watercolor Workshop from August 29 to 30. "I aim to educate, inspire, and nurture the individual creativity in every student,” said instructor Ginger Mimmo Rohlfing, promising an enriching experience for all attendees.
Allens Lane Art Center, at 601 Allens Lane, offers diverse single-class sessions such as Print-To-Pot, Raku, and Wild Clay for ceramic enthusiasts, along with a four-week Painting Workshop that welcomes all skill levels, commencing July 13. In an innovative twist, they also host Friday Night Clay Dates from July 14 through August 11. To register, visit AllensLane.org or call (215) 248-0546.
The Mindy Flexer School offers a week-long Adult Art Intensive session beginning July 17, where participants can practice drawing and painting at their own pace under the expert guidance of Mindy Flexer. For more information, contact 267-207-6564.
These creative avenues are still open for enrollment this summer, and they offer an excellent opportunity to embrace your creative side and make the most of the warm weather.