For Every Age And Interest, A Variety Of Lessons In Art

Posted: June 18, 1989

Area residents who would like to spend their summer in more creative pursuits than watching television and mowing the lawn can sign up for a variety of classes being offered at area art centers. Offerings range from outer-space art to ballet, and are available for all ages.

Courses for young children, teenagers and adults begin next week at the Markeim Art Center at Lincoln Avenue and Walnut Street in Haddonfield. Classes at the center are divided into age groups: For children age 12 and under, the offerings include preschool crafts, cooking and crafts, clay, outer-space art, fashion accessories, charm and modeling, and sculpture.

Fees are about $20 for Markeim Art Center members and about $23 for nonmembers, center director Karen Rockhill said.

Classes are also available for teenagers, including art school portfolio, fashion drawing, print making and painting; and for adults, including stained glass, drawing, and painting. Several programs for teenagers and adults will be held in the Camden County park system - the exact location is not yet determined - and at the Barclay Farmstead in Cherry Hill, Rockhill said.

Fees for teenagers' art classes are about $40 for members and $43 for nonmembers, and adult classes range from $30 to $100. For more information, call Markeim Art Center at 429-8585.

Four-week classes at the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey at 5 Greentree Centre, Route 73, in Marlton will be held during July and August, and there are several new offerings, including a mask workshop for children and china painting for adults.

Children's classes include the mask workshop for ages 7 through 11 years, as well as pottery for ages 7 through 12, and drawing and painting for ages 6 through 9 and 10 through 14.

Another new offering is soft sculpture, in which participants, ages 7 through 11, make a sculpture using fabric and paint, managing director Lilly Brown said.

For adults there will be outdoor landscape painting, portraiture, programs in pastel, oil and watercolor, basket making, drawing, metal and china painting.

Programs begin the first week of July, and fees vary, with an average course costing about $35, Brown said. For more information, call the Center for the Arts at 985-1009.

Perkins Center for the Arts at Kings Highway and Camden Avenue in Moorestown will have dance and music classes this summer, as well as offerings in the visual arts for children and adults.

Courses begin the week of July 3, and include children's classes in clay, for ages 6 through 9 and 9 through 12, drawing and painting for ages 6 through 9 and 9 through 12, and teenagers, and Creative Discovery, a beginning class for ages 4 through 12, according to Perkins artistic director Sid Sachs.

Both children and adults can take part in beginning pottery and raku classes, and adults may also sign up for a watercolor class. Visual arts classes normally meet about twice a week for four or five weeks, Sachs said, and prices range from $45 to $115.

Also available during the summer are classes in ballet and jazz dance for children through adults of all experience levels, and continuing private music lessons in piano, flute, viola, cello and guitar.

Dance classes cost about $35 for five-week sessions; fees vary for music lessons, Sachs said.

For more information, call Perkins at 235-6488.

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