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Adult Enrichment Workshops

The Adult Enrichment Workshop Series (AEWS) program at Charter Arts is open to the public and offers a variety of fun and engaging workshops and seminars. Some workshops are taught by Charter Arts’ acclaimed faculty and some are taught by visiting artists.  Come join us for some great training and great fun all wrapped into one.  This program operates as a fundraiser for the school.

To register for a program, use the RSVP link listed with that workshop or call 610-868-2971 Ext. 3185.  Check back to this page regularly for new workshops and events.

Artist Talks that Inform & Inspire!

The Business of Songwriting Artist Talk with Sam Hollander

The registration cut-off for this event is 4 PM on May 10th. 

An Informative & Inspirational Artist Talk with Songwriter & Music Producer, Sam Hollander

Monday, May 10, 2021

6-7:30 PM

ZOOM Session

Learn valuable tips about writing, publishing, and navigating today’s music industry from a top songwriter and producer with over 20 U.S. Top 40 Pop Hits as well as numerous worldwide smashes including Panic! at the Disco’s worldwide #1 “High Hopes”.  

Sam Hollander is an American songwriter and record producer. He has written and/or produced hits for the likes of Fitz and the Tantrums, Panic! at the Disco, Train, Weezer, One Direction, Gym Class Heroes, Good Charlotte, Carole King, Pentatonix, Daughtry, Neon Trees, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Tom Jones, Ringo Starr, and many more!!

Hollander was previously named Rolling Stone Hot List Producer of the Year, alongside Dave “Sluggo” Katz, he served as Governor of the New York Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The GRAMMYs) from 2011-2013 and he currently serves on the LA Advisory Board for Musicians On Call.  In 2012, he was the Music Producer for the NBC-TV show, Smash. In 2019 he was #1 on the Billboard Rock Songwriters chart for nine weeks.

This seminar is part of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ Adult Enrichment Workshop Series. All proceeds benefit the school.  

We would like to thank Mr. Hollander for donating his time for this very special and exclusive event. 

Fee: $25


RSVP HERE and a payment link will be sent to you.  If you have trouble with the RSVP form, you can email communications@charterarts.org. 

(*While this seminar is designed for adults, teens ages 16+ are eligible to attend with an adult present during the virtual session. A special permission form will be required.)

Interesting & Informative Workshops

A Deep Dive Into Art Appreciation: Demystifying Art with Roger Brinker  

Tuesday evenings, 6-7:30 PM

Start date: January 19, 2021 (runs for 4 consecutive Tuesdays)

This lecture series 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.

Brinker will take the art admirer on a profound exploration into the history of art, tracing the genealogy of artists through their training with master artists in the academies and art schools of France and Italy all the way to the beginning of Western art. Ideal for beginner to advanced art enthusiasts. 

Fee: $75 Individual.  $65 ea. Couple/Buddy Pass – 2 or more registered at the same time.  $10 off for Charter Arts parents/guardians.

To RSVP for this workshop, email communications@charterarts.org.

Please note that views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by a visiting/guest artist invited to participate in this program are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Lehigh Valley Charter HIgh School for the Arts.  The information provided during this event is meant for educational purposes only. 

Registration, Cancellation, and Refund Policy:

  • Full payment is required at time of registration.  Partial payments or payment plans are not available for this program.
  • Participants who have registered and who have paid in full for an event in the Adult Enrichment Workshop Series (AEWS), who choose to cancel their registration, must notify the AEWS Coordinator in writing at communications@charterarts.org.
  • A participant who cancels his/her registration more than 14 business days prior to class start date, is eligible for a 100% refund.  A participant who cancels his/her registration 5-13 business days prior to class start date will be eligible for a 50% refund.  A participant who cancels his/her registration less than 5 business days prior to class start date, will not be eligible for a refund.
  • A participant who has registered and paid in full for a workshop, 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 AEWS Program based on availability.  This credit must be used during the 2020-2021 AEWS Program 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 (AEWS) reserves the right to cancel a workshop/event due to insufficient enrollment.  If a workshop/event is canceled, students will be notified in writing, and all registered participants who have paid in full will be eligible for a full refund OR participants may choose to transfer their registration fee to another course or workshop in the 2020-2021 AEWS program. The Charter Arts AEWS program reserves the right to replace a course instructor without notification.