Worcester Art Museum Announces Fall Studio Art Classes

Studio classes spark creativity in students of all ages.
Sessions begin week of September 13 - 18.

Worcester, MA - September 8, 2014 - The Worcester Art Museum has announced its schedule of fall studio art classes, providing hands-on opportunities for adults and youth to engage their creativity, enhance their skills, and explore the world of art. Classes for all levels of ability are offered in the following areas: art history, calligraphy, computer art, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, and writing.  Most classes begin the week of September 13 - 18 and run for 10 weeks.  In addition, a limited number of one or two-day workshops are also offered.

According to Studio Classes Manager Ashley Occhino, every class or workshop includes visits to the Museum galleries to learn more about various works of art and provide inspiration for creativity back in the studio. "With 51 centuries of art at the Museum, our students have the unique opportunity to be inspired by the great masters and art movements. It's a wonderful way to influence their own artistic development," said Ms. Occhino.

Adult classes are offered during the day, evening, or on weekends. Classes for children are held on weekends and during after-school hours.  For complete course descriptions and to register for classes, visit worcesterartorg/Education or call 508-799-4406.

About the Worcester Art Museum

Founded in 1898, the Worcester Art Museum serves Worcester and the broader region. The Museum houses an encyclopedic collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings, and new media. WAM's collection has historically been strongest in European Renaissance paintings, but with recent acquisitions and donations, like Veronese's Venus Disarming Cupid and the integration of the collection from the Higgins Armory Museum, it continues to diversify and expand its curatorial and programmatic offerings. Symbolized by the opening of the Salisbury Street doors in 2012, the Museum continues toward its goal of accessibility for all visitors.

The Worcester Art Museum, located at 55 Salisbury Street in Worcester, Mass., is open Wednesday through Friday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm; Saturday from 10am to 5pm; and every third Thursday from 11am to 8pm. Admission is $14 for adults, $6 for children 4-17, $12 for seniors 65+, $12 for college students with ID.  Members and children under 4 are free.  Parking is free.