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Learn Something New Right From Home

June 18, 2020

After months of being stuck inside your Chestnut Square apartment, you’re likely itching to get out and about and see all that the city has to offer: restaurants, bars, clubs, art galleries and museums. As the city slowly gets back to normal, it may still be some time until we can all flock to our favorite hot spots—but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some Philly arts and culture right from the comfort of your home.

Many of the city’s most famous museums have turned virtual, welcoming visitors through their digital doors to learn something new—and what better way to pass the time than by opening up your mind and getting energized about all the great venues you’re going to visit once the city is back up and running? One such spot is the Chester County Art Association, about a mile from your Chestnut Square apartment. While the venue is closed to visitors, it has transformed many of its programs and classes to virtual settings.

Classes run the gamut and are open to art enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Try your hand at a range of media: line etching, painting, pastels, drawings and sculptures. Trained artists will lead the virtual classes, walking students through the ins and outs of creating pieces after famed works by Keith Haring, Monet, Picasso and much more. While many of the classes offer hands-on opportunities to learn, the art association also has a series of lectures and discussions to help you delve deep into the art world. The courses also are designed for a range of price points: with memberships available that allow you to enroll in a range of classes, as well as a number of free offerings.

So pop open the laptop, put in some headphones and get ready to learn something new, without leaving your couch!

Chester County Art Association

100 N. Bradford Ave.

West Chester, PA 19382