ArtsNovember 15, 2012 at 5:25 am

Getting (Art) Classy in Philly

If Penn’s Fine Arts classes never seem to make it from your course cart to your final schedule, Arts has picked out some local classes that’ll let you follow your artistic dreams without killing your GPA

iPhone Photography
When: Saturday, Nov. 17 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Tuition: $60

Muploads are pretty much a daily staple of Penn life — we are either taking them, starring in them or Facebook–stalking them. If you accept this fact and are sick of blurry, unflattering pictures, there is a class to solve this pressing problem.


Recording Classes

When: Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Where: Guitar Center at Plymouth Meeting, PA (
Tuition: Free (!)

For all you aspiring musicians and DJs, these classes are perfect — not to mention free. They run on a four–week rotation, with the next round starting on December 1. Don’t worry if you can’t make it one week — the classes are ongoing and you can register at any point. Who knows, you might end up being the next Jimi Hendrix (or Tiesto, if that floats your boat).


Screen Printing on Clay and T–Shirts
When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: The Clay Studio (
Tuition: $50

The ideal way to ensure you won’t be wearing the same thing as everyone else is to make it yourself. This class, open to all levels, covers all the basics of screen printing. Each student will have the chance to print his or her own design on to a T–shirt and a plate. With the holidays right around the corner, having an arsenal of hand–printed plates for gifts looks pretty appealing.


Papercut Cards: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Pagan Holidays!
When: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Fleisher Art Memorial (
Tuition: $35

CVS has broken out the holiday decor, so it’s clearly time to start getting into the spirit of the season. Whether you prefer menorahs or Christmas trees, this class is the perfect way to rediscover your third grade snowflake–making skills.

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