Friday, April 16, 2010

Classes for the Summer

In my previous post, I listed some short-term goals. One of those goals was to find a class over the summer. Well, I believe I found two. I'm not sure if I'll be taking both, but we'll see. Educational funding is tight right now for schools in NJ. They're both weekend workshops running 9-5 and cost $195 which isn't bad.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is offering an Introduction to Landscape Painting course towards the end of May with Frederic Kaplan that sounds interesting. I also like the looks of a Monotype Workshop with Lisa Hamilton that is in mid-June. I've not taken classes with either of these instructors so that will be a new experience.

Taking continuing education classes is one of my most favorite things. I wish I could do it more often.

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