Children and Teen Classes

Children and Teen 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 adult classes online here.


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, October 2, November 6, December 4, 2016, and January 8, 2017
11:00 a.m.–noon

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


Painting and Sculpture

Ages 7–12, 5 classes
K2 Wednesdays, Oct. 5–Nov. 16 (no class Oct. 12 and 26)
4:30–6:00 p.m.
$115 ($105 members)

Students explore fun and interesting ways to paint and create sculpture 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 and collage, create 3-D art with clay, wood and variety of materials. Lots of individual attention will help each budding artist develop their own personal expression.

You may register for any of our adult classes online here.


For Teens

High School Portfolio Prep: Drawing

6 classes
K3 Saturdays, Oct. 1–Nov. 12 (no class Oct. 22), 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
$200 ($190 members)
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from still life, and models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques. Will include drawing directly from artwork in Museum exhibitions, portrait and figure drawing and landscape. Includes discussions providing advice on selecting and documenting work for a portfolio and an optional portfolio review.

You may register for any of our adult classes online here.


Comic Book Creations for Teens

6 classes
K4 Saturdays, Oct. 1–Nov. 12 (no class Oct. 22), 2:30–4:30 p.m.
$180 ($170 members)
Instructor: Steve Teare

Students will explore the dynamics of comic making, character design, story development, and creative writing. We will look at all types of comic books from throughout history and work collaboratively and individually on developing our own original comic books using a variety of mediums.

You may register for any of our adult classes online here.