Mindy Flexer's Paintings

Mindy Flexer Art School

Welcome!! Read on for more about who we are and what we do here.

I'm Mindy Flexer, and I created this school in my loft to give all kinds of people of all ages a place to come together and make art. As a working artist in Germantown, I'm delighted to be able to invite people into my studio to share the journey with me! 

My studio is an inclusive place where every person is cherished and nurtured. It is a base camp: a safe home, beautiful and meaningful in itself, from which to launch other expeditions. Within and beyond the studio, it is good to have big dreams and to take on big challenges: creating art, creating community, and creating a more just world together.

SUMMER FINE ART AND PORTFOLIO INTENSIVE
&
SUMMER ART CAMP

Camp runs in one-week blocks for most weeks of the summer, with whole day, morning, afternoon, and part-time options. You can see more here, including a NEWS FLASH! The week of June 10 has been added for the Summer Fine Art and Portfolio Intensive. .

Fine Art and Portfolio Intensive is the week of 6/10 and 6/17. Tweens, teens, and adults can use these weeks to prepare a CAPA portfolio or do other artwork. You can sign up for either or both weeks. See more  here .

Fine Art and Portfolio Intensive is the week of 6/10 and 6/17. Tweens, teens, and adults can use these weeks to prepare a CAPA portfolio or do other artwork. You can sign up for either or both weeks. See more here.

Summer Art Camp is the weeks of 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, and all four weeks of August. Children, teens, and tweens are all invited! You can sign up for as many weeks as you would like. See more  here .

Summer Art Camp is the weeks of 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, and all four weeks of August. Children, teens, and tweens are all invited! You can sign up for as many weeks as you would like. See more here.

SPRING ART CLASSES ARE STILL HAPPENING,
and we would love for you to join us.

ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

ART CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

ART CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

SATURDAY MORNING ART CLASSES ARE RUNNING THROUGH JUNE 22
Children: 9:00am to 10:30am
Teens and Adults: 10:45am to 12:15pm

In the Saturday morning children’s art class, your child will have a chance to work with a range of materials, develop solid art skills, see inspiring art from all over the world, and express his or her unique vision. Each project is tailored to each artist in the class, so everyone can follow their own curiosity as they explore new territory. You can see more information  here .

In the Saturday morning children’s art class, your child will have a chance to work with a range of materials, develop solid art skills, see inspiring art from all over the world, and express his or her unique vision. Each project is tailored to each artist in the class, so everyone can follow their own curiosity as they explore new territory. You can see more information here.

The Saturday morning teen and adult class is a sliding scale, leadership development class for working on a portfolio or doing other serious, personal artwork. Members can also come early and meet and mentor the children in the 9:00 to 10:30 class. Make you own art and make a difference for someone younger than you! You can see more information here.

The Saturday morning teen and adult class is a sliding scale, leadership development class for working on a portfolio or doing other serious, personal artwork. Members can also come early and meet and mentor the children in the 9:00 to 10:30 class. Make you own art and make a difference for someone younger than you! You can see more information here.

YOU’RE INVITED TO TWO OF MY SHOWS:

Your Plus-One: Mount Airy Contemporary Celebrates 10 Years Mount Airy Contemporary, 25 West Mt Airy Ave., May 11 - June 15, Reception on May 11, 6pm - 9pm, Gallery hours are Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm and by appointment.  This is an invitational exhibition of artists who have shown at Mount Airy Contemporary and their invited artists. See more information  here .

Your Plus-One: Mount Airy Contemporary Celebrates 10 Years
Mount Airy Contemporary, 25 West Mt Airy Ave., May 11 - June 15, Reception on May 11, 6pm - 9pm, Gallery hours are Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm and by appointment.

This is an invitational exhibition of artists who have shown at Mount Airy Contemporary and their invited artists. See more information here.

Visual Democracy Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Room 116; use the Market East portal, May 13 – July 12, 2019, Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm.  This is an Art in City Hall exhibit that celebrates the connection between the literary and visual arts as part of "Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy." The exhibition is part of a region-wide initiative organized by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and presents an opportunity to reinsert Whitman and his poetry into today’s national conversations on democratic values. Recognizing the important role artists play in igniting dialogue, the call for entries asked artists to respond to Whitman’s epic poem, “Song of Myself” and to submit works that reflect contemporary social issues. Please see more information  here .

Visual Democracy
Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Room 116; use the Market East portal, May 13 – July 12, 2019, Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm.

This is an Art in City Hall exhibit that celebrates the connection between the literary and visual arts as part of "Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy." The exhibition is part of a region-wide initiative organized by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and presents an opportunity to reinsert Whitman and his poetry into today’s national conversations on democratic values. Recognizing the important role artists play in igniting dialogue, the call for entries asked artists to respond to Whitman’s epic poem, “Song of Myself” and to submit works that reflect contemporary social issues. Please see more information here.

YOU’RE ALSO INVITED TO “BLOOMING AND THRIVING,” OUR SPRING SHOW AT THE COLEMAN LIBRARY

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We transformed trash into art! Celebrate with us at a Free Make-In and Opening Reception, Saturday, June 1, 2pm - 3:30, Coleman Library, Greene Street and Chelten Avenue. See more here.

STAY TUNED FOR MORE CHANCES TO MAKE THINGS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE! 

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This coffin held hundreds of used asthma inhalers that were poured out on the street as part of an action this past spring.

This coffin held hundreds of used asthma inhalers that were poured out on the street as part of an action this past spring.

I'm looking forward to hosing more make-ins for an  ongoing campaign demanding that PECO convert to 20% local solar by 2025.  To learn more about this campaign and the organizations creating it,  read  about EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team) and their mission of building a just and sustainable economy through nonviolent direct action here. Read more about POWER, an interfaith organization committed to implementing systemic change for the betterment of Pennsylvania communities, here.