Workshop Series for Adults

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts offers an Adult Enrichment Workshop Series, which takes place in the evenings and on weekends.  This program is open to the community.  Open to adults, 18 years +.  Check back to this page regularly for new workshop listings.

CALL 610-868-2971 Ext. 3185 to register for any of the workshops listed below.

‘Art Appreciation Workshop: Demystifying Art’ with Roger Brinker jig

Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm, starting September 25, 2018
Fee:  $75 for all four sessions.  ($10 off if registered by September 17, 2018)
Call 610-868-2971 Ext. 3185 to register.
This lecture and discussion series is back by popular demand!  It will help you discover how to look at a drawing, painting, or sculpture with a probing eye. Learn to see beyond the image and find the artistic elements common to realistic and abstract artworks. Develop the confidence to make your own artistic opinions. Ideal for beginner to advanced art enthusiasts.

Photography Workshop with Michael Fickes

Wednesday evenings, 6-8 pm, starting October 24, 2018

Fee:  $75 for all four sessions ($10 off if registered by October 1, 2018)  Call 610-868-2971 Ext. 3185 to register.

Do you own a camera and wish you knew how to use it more effectively?  Do you wish you could create high quality family photographs? Have you wondered how professionals use photo editing software to elevate their images?  If so, this class is for you!

In this four week course, we will explore the possibilities of digital photography in the modern era.  Students will learn how their camera really works, and unlock the secrets to creating stunning and memorable images.  The course will also provide students with training on how to use Photoshop to enhance the quality of images and bring their creative vision to life.

Students must have access to a functioning digital camera.  For the most ideal experience, the camera should have a Manual Operating Mode. Therefore, a DSLR or mirrorless camera would be best.  A participant may use one of our cameras in class if needed, but would not be permitted to take it home.  If you have questions about your camera’s capabilities please mention at time of registration.

GUEST ARTIST Seminar:  “The Business of Music”

“Tools to help you monetize your love of music and create the career you want”

Tuesday, November 27th  6-8 PM
Fee:  $35 early registration by September 30, 2018 ($40 after September 30)
Student Fee:  $25 with valid ID

Curtis Brengle and Julie Ragins are both 30-year veterans in the music industry and they know what it takes to survive and thrive as professional musicians. They have seen first hand talented young musicians hitting the scene in Los Angeles who have no understanding of how the industry works today. How does a new musician stand a chance in cutting through all the noise and finding the success they want? Without a good understanding of how to market themselves, musicians will find it very difficult to monetize their love of music.  This seminar will help the musician or vocalist begin to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit, to understand the value of branding and marketing strategies, see the power of good social interaction skills, and the importance of knowing your audience and turning fans into advocates.  READ MORE ABOUT THE SEMINAR ITINERARY.

Curtis Brengle has toured/performed with Ray Charles, Tom Scott, Sheena Easton, the Pointer Sisters, Chaka Kahn, Rick Braun, Engelbert Humperdinck (musical director), Peaches and Herb, Deniece Williams, and Jeff Golub. As an artist for the Yamaha Corp. he recorded hundreds of pieces of music. Additionally, he has recorded for Richard Smith (co-producer), Barry Manilow, arranged thousands of songs for the Muzak Corporation, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Jeff Koz, Disney, and ESPN.  Julie Ragins has toured / performed with: The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, Sergio Mendes, Cherrie Curry (the Runaways), Wild Cherry, the Manhattans, Queen Latifa, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Chayanne, Laura Pausini, Barbara Mason, and Gene Chandler, and has appeared on American Idol as an on-camera vocal coach.


Registration, Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • Full payment is required at time of registration. Partial payments or payment plans are not available for this program.
  • Students who have registered and have paid in full for an Adult Enrichment workshop, who choose to cancel their registration, must notify the program coordinator in writing at
  • A student who cancels his/her registration more than 10 business days prior to class start date, is eligible for a 100% refund. A student who cancels his/her registration 5-9 business days prior to class start date, will be eligible for a 50% refund.  A student who cancels his/her registration less than 5 business days prior to class start date, will not eligible for a refund.
  • A student who has registered and paid in full for a workshop, seminar or camp, who chooses to terminate his/her participation after the class start date, will not be eligible for a refund, but can transfer unused hours toward another workshop in the 2017 Summer Academy based on availability. This credit must be used during the 2017-2018 Adult Enrichment Workshop Series and cannot be transferred to another program at a later date.

Course Cancellation:

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Adult Enrichment Workshop Series reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment.  If a workshop is cancelled, students will be notified in writing, and all registered students who have paid in full will be eligible for a full refund OR students may choose to transfer their registration fee to another course or workshop in the 2018-2019 Adult Enrichment Workshop Series. The Charter Arts Adult Enrichment Workshop Series reserves the right to replace a course instructor without notification.