We are proud to expand our programming this spring to serve our many seasoned friends and neighbors who enjoy the rich cultural resources of the city and are looking for engaging art, media and cultural experiences here in Philadelphia to explore with peers.
These five-week, non-credit courses provide enough depth to explore a topic, experiment with media, produce work and engage in a subject – yet are short enough to encourage the exploration of many interests. Conveniently offered during spring afternoons on Fridays or Saturdays, each course is designed for those who are ready to create, engage, discuss, explore and learn in a setting that fits this chapter of their life.
In addition to these focused daytime courses, we now offer a Senior Discount for those over age 55 - a 10% discount for any CE course meeting for 30 contact hours .
- American Art in Philadelphia
View historic, modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia museum of art and the Pennsylvania academy of the Fine arts and engage in discussions of Philadelphia's artistic legacy as a part of American art history. Combining lectures and discussions with visits to museums and galleries, this course serves as an introduction for participants who wish to enrich their understanding of some of the artistic treasures located here. Important works are examined as a backdrop for major figures and movements.View Full Course Details
- Fiber Dyeing Techniques
In this studio, work with fabrics and fibers to learn more about dyeing techniques and processes. Explore general fi ber techniques and fabric processes, including weaving, stamp printing, dyeing and basic construction as an introduction to working with these materials. This course provides an introduction to the vocabulary and process of working with this media. You should bring a good pair of scissors and wear clothes/shoes you don't mind getting dirty.View Full Course Details
- Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Phone, Tablet + Other Handheld Devices
In this five-week workshop, seniors learn the basics of using smart phones, tablets and handheld devices as tools to improve the quality of life. understand how to sync and manage your calendar, how to evaluate useful apps, how to share and manipulate images, and how to take advantage of the best features of these tools.View Full Course Details
- Social Media Basics
In this five-week workshop, seniors learn the basics of the social media tools that are most useful for communication and engagement with family, friends and community. In this course, you'll understand the tools, settings, etiquette and effective use of Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instragram and more. This workshop is for those who are not digital natives but who want to be more included. Learn how to share images, comment publicly, message privately and keep on top of events and activities that can be shared socially and digitally.View Full Course Details