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Education center means new art classes at Walk In Art Center

On Aug. 30, Schuylkill Haven’s Walk In Art Center revealed its brand new Art Education Center, it has since rolled out a full schedule of classes for adults and children starting the week of Sept. 18.

“Our class schedule is a mix of what we are calling ‘core’ classes and one or two-night classes for special projects or those classic Paint ‘n Sips,” said Heather Butler, the WIAC’s education coordinator.

“Those who have been waiting for beginner classes are in luck,” Butler said, “and the WIAC is offering core classes which give the basics for acrylic and oil painting, watercolors, drawing and sketching, collaging, sculpture and clay, and even poetry.”

Butler explained that there is even a beginning knitting class for those wishing to give that a try.

In addition to these core classes, there is a fun teen class called “Strange Things and Monsters” with a theme to match the popular Netflix series “Stranger Things,” and several one-night paint and sip classes with different seasonal subjects.

In addition to the beginner pottery classes, those with some experience are encouraged to visit the Art Ed Center on Monday and Thursday evenings for Clay Open Studio. A small monthly fee will allow people to attend on as many Open Studio nights as they wish each month. Those interested in fiber arts — weaving, knitting, etc — can also take advantage of Fiber Arts Open Studio days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We now have a facility large enough to accommodate all types of art and creative exploration,” said Jacquie Engel, WIAC executive director. “It’s equipped and unlike any other center in the area, and we want everyone to come take a look — then join us!”

Visit to check out and register for classes or visit the WIAC Facebook event page at The website also has information on vendor opportunities, family events, and much more.

The education program at the WIAC is sponsored by Wilmington Trust, and all center events and activities are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Ameriprise Financial.

The Art Education Center at the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven. (Courtesy of the Walk In Art Center)
The Art Education Center at the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven. (Courtesy of the Walk In Art Center)

Source: Berkshire mont

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