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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO CONTRIBUTED PHOTO "Adult Watercolor" is one of many classes offered at the Baum School of Art, Allentown.

At Baum, everyone's an artist

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Who makes art? Not just artists. To be an artist, you don't have to be an artist.

Students at The Baum School of Art come from all walks of life. They do great things both inside and outside of The Baum School of Art, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.

They are doctors, lawyers, small business owners, home-makers, cancer survivors, teachers, retirees, high school students, athletes, corporate executives, musicians and more. Art plays an important role in who they are.

Maybe you have never picked up a brush, a pastel, a stick of charcoal, or a slab of clay. Or maybe you have been creating art for years. Either way, every student has a place at The Baum School of Art. Here, everyone is an artist.

This fall, the adult classes at The Baum School of Art feature a more convenient schedule, starting the week after Labor Day and following the same 10-week schedule as the children and teen classes. The session begins the week of Sept. 9 and runs through Nov. 16.

New classes in the expanded adult curriculum include "Accessory Design" with instructor Sherry Devine, "Intro to Fashion Design" with instructor Anna Kaarina Lake, and "Mixed Media Sculpture" with instructor Bill Leth.

Additionally, adult students may register for 15-week adult classes in partnership with Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC). Students may enroll through LCCC to receive college credit for these courses or register through the Baum School for non-credit enrollment.

For children and teens, the time of the after school classes is now 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. to offer a more convenient schedule for parents dropping off children after school. The Fashion Academy offered this summer for teens will continue throughout the school year with new courses: "Draping for Teens," "Fashion Design I," "Fashion Design II" and "Sewing for Kids."

There are also classes in computers, ceramics, jewelry, drawing, fashion, illustration and sculpture for adults and children.

Information: baumschool. org, 610-433-0032