Children and Teen Classes

Children and Teen Classes

STUDIO CLASSES

Woodmere Art Museum membership is not required for enrollment in studio classes, but Woodmere members receive discounted enrollment fees. All classes are held in the Widener Studio, which offers a professional setting with ample north light, easy access, and plenty of free parking. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes and workshops are taught by professional artists, living and working in the Philadelphia area. Woodmere Art Museum members receive discounts on enrollment fees.

You may register for any of our children's classes online here.

Please note there is an additional $10 convenience fee added to the price of online registration.

Payment

Woodmere accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and personal checks. Payment is not processed until the beginning date of the class. Students will receive receipts for payment via mail. Payment must be received in order to confirm your space

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the start date of the class. A $40 processing fee will be issued for cancellations up to one week prior to the class starting date. No refunds after the first class.

Museum Cancellation

Woodmere reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified and no charges will be made.

You may register for any of our Children and Teen classes online here.

In the Galleries

Artmaking and Storytelling
Ages 3–5 with adult
Sundays, May 7th and June 4th
11:00 a.m.–noon
FREE

Introduce your children to the enjoyment of art through stories and artmaking fun. Children explore color, pattern, shape, form, stories, poetry and more — all while viewing works of art from Woodmere Art Museum’s collection. Come back each month to hear a new tale and make something special to take home! Accompanying adult required.

 

Children's Art Classes

 

You may register for any of our children's classes online here.

 

Painting and Drawing Fun

Ages 7-11
6 classes
K1 Tuesdays, April 25-June 6 (no class May 9)
4:30-6:00 p.m.
$155 ($145 members)
Instructor: Audrey Culp

Students explore fun and interesting ways to paint and draw using a variety of mediums. Works of art will be inspired by nature and their imaginations. They will mix colors, paint with acrylics, watercolor, oil pastels, draw with charcoal, colored pencils and collage a variety of papers and materials. Lots of individual attention will help each budding artist develop their own personal expression.

Clay Creations

Ages 7-11
6 classes
K2 Wednesdays, April 26-June 7 (no class May 10)
4:30-6:00 p.m.
$155 ($145 members)

Discover how a ball of clay can turn into a dragon, a pot or face. Students will learn and practice various hand-building techniques in clay to create animals, pots, imaginary creatures, tiles and all kinds of fantastic things. They will discover many fun ways to texture and decorate their constructions and explore the many exciting possibilities of creating with clay.

Mixed Media with African Textiles &  Jewelry

Ages 16 years +and up
2 classes
K3 Saturdays, June 3 and 10
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$180 ($150) plus $30 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Andrea Snyder

Study patterns, colors, and techniques of traditional and modern African craft & art, by seeing actual samples of these treasures from Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Tunisia, and other countries.  Create your African inspired mixed-media art on paper using acrylics & acrylic inks, water pencils, and printmaking techniques while learning elements of good composition & design.

July-August

Children and Teen Community Art Program: Art & Storytelling in the Garden

Ages 8–17
8 classes
K4 Tuesdays–Fridays, July 11–14 and July 18–21
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
$130 ($120 members)
Instructor: Megan Culp

Every summer, children and teens from different neighborhoods meet at Woodmere to create a collaborative work of art. This year, students will create artworks based on fables, fairy tales, and folktales from multicultural traditions. They will design and use natural and recycled materials, and textiles to create cabinets of curiosities and storytelling vessels to be installed in and around our Children’s Butterfly Garden. Woodmere is grateful to the generous supporters who have helped underwrite expenses for this program.

Art and Nature

Ages 5–7
4 classes
K5 Tuesday–Friday, July 25–28
10:00 a.m.–noon
$125 ($115 members)
Instructor: Moira Schwartz

Students become scientists and investigate nature in the gardens and Museum galleries. Using tools like magnifying glasses we’ll learn how artists look closely at nature and learn from observation. We’ll paint outside “en plein air” like the Impressionists and studio projects include still life art, nature prints and clay vases.

Illustration and Design with Printmaking

Teens
4 classes
K6 Tuesday-Friday, July 25-28
3:30-5:30 p.m.
$125 ($115 members)

Instructor: Steve Teare

With graphic designs and multi-layered illustrations, students will explore the dynamic process of linoleum and woodblock printmaking. Carve and shape linoleum and wood surfaces to create rich textures, patterns and bold lines. Enjoy printing multiple copies of your images and discover the magic of this ancient art form.

Painting, Drawing and Sculpture Fun

A Partnership between ESF Camps and Woodmere Art Museum

Grades 1-3
5 classes
K7 Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4
9:00 a.m.-noon at Woodmere; continues until 3:00 p.m. at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
For registration and fees, visit www.esfcamps.com/ChestnutHill or call ESF Summer Camps at 215-247- 7010.

Discover the art of painting, drawing and sculpture in a whole new way! Mix colors and paint with acrylics, watercolor and oil pastels; draw with charcoal and colored pencils. Learn how to mold, carve and build three-dimensional works of art. With the natural world as your backdrop and your imagination as your guide, the creative possibilities are endless!

Each morning, campers walk from Norwood-Fontbonne Academy to Woodmere Art Museum and attend classes in the museum’s studio. They will have the opportunity to explore the museum’s collections! Art adventures will be continued back at ESF Summer Camps at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy each afternoon. All masterpieces, large and small, will be displayed at an Art Expo for family and friends on the last day of camp at the Woodmere Art Museum.

Painting and Sculpture

Ages 8–10
4 classes
K8 Tuesday–Friday, Aug. 1–4, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
$125 ($115 members)
Instructor: Ginger Mimmo-Rohlfing

Sounds in the Museum

Ages 5–7
4 classes
K9 Tuesday–Friday, Aug. 8–11
10:00 a.m.–noon
$125 ($115 members)
Instructor: Moira Schwartz

Students will read books about sounds such as R ibbit by Rodrigo Folgueira. We’ll put on our listening ears as we walk through the Museum and listen for sounds. Then, students will use their imaginations, jump into an artwork and imagine what kinds of sounds they would hear in that painting. We will also look for objects that make sounds. Studio projects include, musical instruments, clocks and other fun sound art!

Comics and Animation for Teens

4 classes
K10 Tuesday-Friday, August 8-11
3:30-5:30 p,m.
$125 ($115 members)
Instructor: Steve Teare

Students will develop characters to put into framed comic book pages as well as explore the exciting world of traditional hand-drawn animation. All skill levels and drawing styles are welcome in this program. 

Sculpture and Movement

Ages 5–7
4 classes
K11 Tuesday–Friday, Aug. 15–18, 10:00 a.m.–noon
$125 ($115 members)
Instructor: Moira Schwartz

Students will learn about abstract and realistic sculptures while investigating different building materials and textures. Students will also learn about sculptors from Philadelphia including Alexander Calder and his family. We’ll practice building balanced sculptures as well as balancing our bodies like Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and moving like Calder’s Ghost.

Studio projects include clay stabiles, mixed media sculptures and mobiles

Painting and Drawing for Teens

5 classes
K12 Mon.-Fri., Aug. 14-18
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ginger Mimmo-Rohlfing
$155 ($145 members)

This class is a balance of instruction and guided mentorship for teenagers to develop their individual artistic style. Students will strengthen their abilities with color, drawing, texture and composition. They will work from observation and experiment with both representation and abstraction. Landscapes, figurative compositions and still life will be the main focus as students explore their self-expression.

Summer Drama Camp

Ages 7–11, 5 classes
K13 Monday–Friday, Aug. 21-25
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$215 ($205 members)
Instructor: Theatre Horizon

Theatre Horizon’s Summer Drama Camp, young actors spend a week working as an ensemble to create an original play – full of drama, comedy, suspense, and one-of- a-kind characters. Campers are guided through playwriting basics and fun improvisation games by our professional teaching artists. On the last day, they perform their world premiere play for an audience! In Drama Camp, children make new friends, build listening and ensemble skills, take on leadership roles, and explore their creativity.