Category Archives: Philadelphia Art Classes

Art classes at locations DoN has visited or studied.

Sunshine Arts

Sunshine Arts Foundation

Sunshine Arts Foundation Triple Crown Fundraiser

The organization was the brainchild of Ms. Sheila Mogdlin. Sunshine Arts is located at 41 Sunshine Road. Ms. Sheila Modglin started Sunshine Arts in the summer of 2004 when she invited children from the neighborhood to listen to stories as they sat around the fish pond in the front yard. Since then the organization has grown significantly. Now, resident artists Mr. Patrick O’Banion and Ms. Kat Lehmer teach classes to children along with visiting artists.

On Thursday May 16th, the Sunshine Arts Foundation held it’s annual spring fund raiser. The theme of this years benefit was the Triple Crown. Tickets were sold with the grand prize being an all expense paid trip to the Preakness. Along with the raffle there were silent auctions for donated art work created by local professional artists along with work created by the talented young artists who attend the Sunshine Arts workshops. Over $8000 was raised to benefit this non profit organization that provides a safe social setting and free art and music lessons for children who would otherwise have very little exposure to the fine arts.

Sunshine Arts Foundation

Celebrate Urban Birds Project, through a grant from Cornell University, introduced young artists to the art of painting birds. Philadelphia artist Robert Bohne´ instructed the class on how to render a realistic image. One student commented she was excited about the workshop but was afraid of birds, what a great way to overcome fears and learn to visually communicate ideas.

“The mission of Sunshine Arts is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to explore their creative expression and to assist them in developing tools that enable them to succeed academically and become constructive members of society.” – Sunshine Arts Mission Statement

Sunshine Arts Foundation

The goal of Sunshine Arts is to enhance the education and personal growth of our future generations. Executive director, Sheila Modglin grew up with a very strong sense of community within her family.

“We would do any thing for each other. I want to share the sense of community that I have in my life with all the beautiful people right here surrounding this home. The house itself is a manifestation of living art and was accomplished through hard work from my generous and creative family and friends.”

Thank you to contributing writer Robert Bohne´ for this post and Sunshine Arts for the photographs.

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Z Corp., NextFab Studios, 2025 Washington Ave, Philadelphia

Z Corp.,NextFab Studios, 2025 Washington Ave, Philadelphia

Z Corp., NextFab Studios, 2025 Washington Ave, Philadelphia

This 3D printer is laying the foundation for a bust of a famous person in full color. Can you see who it is? The printer spreads a layer of powder then sprays an image using glue, building in layers until a fully rendered object emerges. The results are extraordinary – some objects even have moving parts.

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The Moving Model Workshop

The Moving Model Workshop at The Plastic Club

Bob Jackson is a fine artist able to elevate simple materials like old graph paper and ballpoint pens to an elegant language of signs, symbols, movement and line. The artist sketches quick drawings each less than an inch high as the model moves slowly through a series of athletic poses. The pages quickly fill up with hundreds of tiny croquis. In the historic studio artists draw intensely as the model, Stephanie, makes beautiful shapes in space.

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downSIZED Cheltenham Center for the Arts

Cheltenham Center for the Arts 

Joe Brenman

Justin Duerr

Marybeth Chew

Jeanine Leclaire

Julia Blaukopf

Sarah Hunter

Deborah Gross Zuchman

Philip Zuchman

Colleen Hammond

Anthony C and Karen M

Beth Medoway

Colleen Hammond
A Square Deal
PO Box 18096
Philadelphia PA 19147

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Main Line Art Center


746 Panmure Road
Haverford, PA  19041

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rachel Ammon, Communications Director

610.525.0272, ext. 25


Reaching Out, Karen Steen, Mixed media on paper


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Professional Artists’ Exhibition Features 58 of our Community’s Most Talented Artists

February 12 – March 12, 2013


State of the Art Center Happy Hour: Friday, February 15, 5-5:30 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 5:30-8 pm

HAVERFORD, PA (January 16, 2013)—Main Line Art Center is proud to present its second annual Professional Artists’ Exhibition, running February 12 to March 12, 2013. The exhibition will feature 2- and 3-D works by 58 of the region’s most talented artists.

The Art Center will host a free public reception on Friday, February 15 from 5-8 pm where the community can meet the artists and purchase unique works of art. The reception will open with the State of the Art Center Happy Hour from 5-5:30 pm, where Executive Director Amie Potsic will share exciting details about ART 75: Access. Renew. Transform, the Art Center’s campaign to raise $1.5 million to renovate its building in the summer.

The Professional Artist Program was developed two years ago to support the careers of artists by providing exhibition opportunities, visibility and advanced career development opportunities. Through a competitive process assessing each artist’s educational background, exhibition participation and gallery experience, 58 diverse artists were selected, including painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed media artists and more. Though their styles, media, and backgrounds vary, they share a commitment to their work and support for Main Line Art Center and its mission of Art for Everyone.

Each Professional Artist Member is profiled on Main Line Art Center’s website with a bio, link to their personal website and an image of their work ( Throughout the year, the Art Center highlights each artist on its Facebook page, sharing images of their artwork and upcoming exhibitions with the Art Center’s nearly 3000 fans. The Art Center also keeps Professional Artist Members abreast of exhibition opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia area through special monthly emails.

The following artists have been selected into the Professional Artist Program and will be featured in the exhibition:

Deena Ball, Lori Banks, Delainey Barclay, Sarah Barr, Beverly Benson, Maureen Ciaccio, Karen Love Cooler, Susanne Pitak Davis, Joanne DeMartino, Marlene B. Dubin, Teresa McWilliams Farina, Marge Feldman, Linda Dubin Garfield, Pia De Girolamo, Barbara Glickman, Georgianna Grentzenberg, Antonio Grimaldi, Bonnie Gross, Nancy E. F. Halbert, Dwight Harris, Louise Herring, Mary Powers Holt, Dianne Koppisch Hricko, Mary Kane, Meg Kennedy, Diane Lachman, Marilyn Lavins, Monique Lazard, Deborah Leavy, Dale Levy, L. C. Lim, Elaine Lisle, Carla Lombardi, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, Wendy McClatchy, Anne Milner, Betsy Miraglia, Bernice Paul, Doris Peltzman, Jean Plough, Mary Powers-Holt, Laura Pritchard, Dorothy Roschen, Jerri Ross, Rona Satten, Maria Schneider, Antoinette Seymour, Margaret Shattuck, Tad Sperry, Karen Steen, Susan Stefanski, Christine Stoughton, Nancy Tabas, Nury Vicens, Susan Wallack, Hanni Weinstock, Ruth Wolf, Armen Yepoyan

List incomplete

The gallery at Main Line Art Center is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

For over 75 years, Main Line Art Center in Haverford has served as the creative 
home for generations of community members of all ages, levels and abilities. Its mission is to inspire and engage artistic creativity for all ages and abilities and to celebrate and strengthen the essential role of visual art in community life.  Each year, the Art Center educates nearly 5,000 people through its art classes, outreach programs, lectures, and art camp.  In keeping with its mission, Main Line Art Center pioneers a unique series of outreach programs for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, and grants $12,000 in need-based scholarships annually.  The Art Center has built a reputation for presenting innovative, thought-provoking exhibitions as well as exhibitions that celebrate community. We feature up to ten exhibitions annually in our beautiful, spacious gallery. These exhibitions feature the work of emerging and established artists from across the Mid-Atlantic Region and attract over 10,000 visitors each year.

Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road in Haverford, behind the Wilkie Lexus dealership just off of Lancaster Avenue. The Art Center is easily accessible from public transportation and offers abundant free parking. For more information about this exhibition or Main Line Art Center’s other programs, please visit or call 610.525.0272.