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MSA launches summer arts courses for students of all ages

Classes offer training in several visual, applied and performing arts
Young students attending a Drama For Fun course at the Malta Society of Arts in Valletta. Photo: MSA

The Malta Society of Arts (MSA) has launched its new schedule of summer courses, with lessons to take place throughout July and August.

Over 30 different classes will offer training in several visual and applied arts, as well as performing arts for students of all ages.

These include a course that is only offered in summer – ‘Drama for Fun’, aimed at children aged between 10 and 15, and taught by known local actor Emanuel Cassar.

The timetable also includes violoncello lessons, which are being offered for the first time and courses in pianoforte and guitar (electric, acoustic and classical).

During these music lessons, students are taught in very small groups or one-on-one for enhanced interaction with the instructor and a deeper understanding of the instrument. Students are tutored in posture, technique, repertoire and in the relationship between theory and practice.

The visual arts section offers art courses for children of all ages, ranging from four to 15 years, as well as for young people and adults from 16 years onwards. Another class, titled ‘Art for Leisure’, is aimed at those who want to practise art as a pastime, besides a course in art for mature students. All the content in the various courses is specifically designed to cater for the different ages and levels of experience.

The visual arts schedule also includes two separate clay modelling courses for children and teens in their respective age brackets.

As regards applied arts, more commonly known as crafts, the MSA offers classes in crochet, dressmaking, embroidery, knitting, lace making, sewing for beginners and tailoring.

All classes will take place at the MSA’s seat, Palazzo de La Salle in Valletta.

Applications are out and are available from the MSA’s newly launched website. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/maltasocietyofarts.

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