Mispillion Art League spotlights artist Michael Fleishman

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Mispillion Art League will feature the work of Michael Fleishman in upcoming classes

Mispillion Art League is spotlighting a long-time kids’ class instructor, member, and innovative artist, Michael Fleishman. He earned a 2020 “Emerging Artist” fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. If your 9-12 year old has a passion for art or simply needs to get out of the house and make some friends, they will have a blast in Mr. Mike’s April class series. He will host 3 different classes, each with 4  1-hour sessions. Your child may take 1, 2, or all 3!

Class #1) “I’ve Been Framed!” Using old picture frames and recycled collage materials, students will decorate a funky frame that can stand alone or house their latest drawing. Date(s): Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27/ Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Class #2) “Corrugation Nation” Welcome to Corrugation Nation, where creativity and sustainability meet! Michael Fleishman guides students on a journey of imagination, utilizing recycled materials to construct unique masterpieces. From cardboard boxes and plastic bottles to old magazines and tin cans, students will unlock the potential of everyday recyclables. Let your child’s creativity soar while making a positive impact on the environment. Date(s): Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27/ Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Class #3) “STAMPede” This is a stamp and stencil class for silly stompers! We’ll use stamps, stencils, and even your lil’ ol’ fingers with a mix of media to create a herd of fun. Get ready to explore with paints, inks, cool papers, and more! It’ll be a roaring good time! Date(s): Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27/ Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

All classes hosted by Mr. Mike are for ages 9 – 12 years. Cost: Member: $59 | Nonmember: $74 | ($10 material fee for “I’ve Been Framed!”)

In the coming weeks, Mispillion Art League will also host an array of adult/teen classes. Bring your sewing machine and craft your own reversible apron with Lyanna Anderson. Discover new methods for painting light and shadow with Joseph Terrone. Make a botanical-themed ceramic platter with Mimi Galligan.

Register for classes and check out what else is on offer at www.mispillionarts.org.

Be sure to visit MAL in Milford by March 23 to see the 21st Annual Judged Show! No need to drive into the city! Check out awesome original art right here in lower Delaware, including pieces from the talented exhibit awards winners. The show was judged by Jill Glassman, an oil painter and pastelist who resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Awards were given in the categories of pastel, watercolor, acrylic/oil, fine craft, photography, and other. The MAL gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

Mispillion Art League is grateful to be a part of this year’s DoMore24 Delaware campaign. The 24-hour event is day of giving designed to help nonprofits raise money and engage new donors. This is a fun and easy opportunity for Delaware residents and businesses to join forces in promoting philanthropy and cultivating a supportive community. Your gift will fund the art league’s efforts to provide community-wide access to quality visual arts programs. MAL brings art to Milford through exhibits, classes, outreach classes, events like The Big Draw Festival, and so much more. Please consider donating online between Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6:00 pm and Friday, March 8, 2024 at 6:00 pm at


Keep up with MAL events by following the organization on social media (Facebook and Instagram @MispillionArts) and signing up for the monthly newsletter. Become an MAL member for exhibit opportunities and discounted rates on classes. Go to www.mispillionarts.org.

Mispillion Art League is open Tuesday-Saturday 10–5, and is located at 5 N Walnut Street Milford, DE 19963.

This organization is supported in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

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