Introductory Art Education Programming

Foundations & Innovations

Our beginner’s after-school program with two tracks—one for middle schoolers ages 10-14 and one for young adults—ages 15-22.  Fill up your sketchbook and participate in class projects and field trips tied to major public mural projects.

A2O: Arts & Artists Outdoors

A2O is a cutting-edge partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation that pairs middle school-aged youth with a professional artist-in-residence at their local recreation center to create artwork that highlights a nearby green space. The Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 program will be offered at 5 rec centers:  

  • Chew Playground
  • Dorsey Playground
  • Francisville Playground
  • Mander Recreation Center 
  • Wright Recreation Center 

Learn more about A2O

Restorative Justice Youth

Youth advocates and probation officers can refer court-appointed youth ages 15 to 21 to these evening and Saturday classes to develop their art-making skills and earn community service hours while contributing to major public art projects.  

Contact Information
phone:  215-685-0726
fax:  (215) 685-0757
apply online:
like us:
visit our blog:

enroll now



The National Guild for Community Arts Education
The National Art Education Association (NAEA)