Monday, February 28, 2011

Get Involved!

Come join us Tuesday March 1st for our 7th free mural making event! The fun starts at 5:00pm and ends at 7:00pm. Bring your family and friends to help paint actual panels of the Portside's mural!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Acting at the Portside!

Check out the 4th week of acting class at the Portside! These kids are getting ready for there big performance at the Portside!

Mural Making with Cesar Viveros!!

This past Tuesday February 22nd the community came to the Portside's 7th mural making event lead by Muralist Cesar Viveros. They worked hard painting more panels of the actual mural that will be on the walls of the Portside Arts Center. The community already painted 20 5ft x 5ft panels for the mural and we will be holding more events until the mural is complete! Look out for upcoming events and get involved!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Guitar Lessons with Chris Johnson!

Check out Chris Johnson's guitar workshop and private lessons! Join in on the fun and learn how to play guitar and rock out to your favorite tunes! Sign up now and become a rock star!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Check Out Our Music Program!

Sign up now for music classes at the Portside Art Center. Group classes starting this week; Bass Guitar workshop,Lets Make noise,Fun With Drums, and Guitar Workshop. Private lessons specializing in bass, guitar, piano, drums, voice, and song writing Monday-Friday from 12:00pm-9:00pm.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Children's Painting & Drawing Class Feburary 17th

This past Thursday the kids practiced their drawing skills and had time to make a paper mache sculpture! Check out the pictures!

Check Out Our Stained Glass Class With DaniM

Check out pictures from the Stained Glass Beginners Class from Thursday February 17th!
The class is being taught by Danielle McDonnell, Co owner of DaniM Stained Glass (formerly Fishtown Stained Glass).

February 16th Advanced Painting & Drawing

This week in our advanced painting and drawing class our focus was the self portrait! We talked about famous artists and how they perceived them selves and then the students expressed how they feel through there own self portraits.

The Ancient Art of Tapestry Making

Classes start Friday, February 25th 7pm-9pm
Portside Arts Center (2531 E. Lehigh Avenue)
"Batik" is the ancient art of tapestry making. During this 4 week course you will have the opportunity to learn about the different methods of tapestry making and leave this course with many different tapestries. You will use bee's wax, fabrics, and dyes to create your own tapestry design. All materials included in this course but you are welcomed to bring your own fabrics!
Instructor: Gal Senderowitsch $70 for the entire course.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

This Week's Children's Painting and Drawing Class

The children got creative with clay this week in the Painting and Drawing class. They took a 2 dimentional drawing and turned it into a 3 dimentional sculpture! The kids had a blast check out there creations!

Portside's Music Teacher Chris Jonson's CD Release Party!

Music teacher Chris Johnson is lead singer and guitar player in his band Lost in Company. They are having their CD release party this Saturday the 12th at Cedar Street Studios located on 3211 Cedar Street, Philadelphia PA 19134. The show starts at 8:00pm and its all ages! Come and support Chris Jonson and his band!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Get Involved!

All welcomed to

Join us for our

"Friends of Portside"

Meetings every Wednesday from

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

at the Portside Arts Center

2531 E. Lehigh Ave

Philadelphia PA 19125

What you get from being a friend…

Being an active Friend of the Portside Art Center means you will be able to exercise and contribute your special skills to this Non profit organization to help them grow and prosper. This gives you the chance to give back to your community and it feels good to know your ideas will be come realities that make a difference. You will make great connections with others and form new relationships with the people in your community. Being a Friend of the Portside takes a committed person who believes strongly in our mission and wants the best for their community. This is a very positive enriching experience one that you can only get by donating your time and you can enjoy taking classes at the Portside experiencing the arts at a discounted price!

What you can contribute as a Friend...

The Portside needs committed people who want to help make connections within and outside of our community to support our mission.

· Getting community involvement and awareness

· Seeking sponsorship

· Fundraising events

· PTA meetings, local school involvement

· Grant writing, grant research

· Graphic Design

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Have Your Birthday Party at the Portside!

The Portside throws awesome birthday party's great for all ages! The parties include a craft of your choice and the craft can revolve around your theme! Call us to schedule your birthday bash! Check out the pictures below of our last birthday party celebration!