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Children and Teen Classes

Registration for classes is available by clicking the REGISTER buttons under each class listing below or by calling (215) 247-0476. Click here to learn more about Woodmere's art class payment policy. 
 
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K1B | Family Art & Storytelling (In-Person)

Instructor:
Price:
FREE, Pre-registration encouraged
Day:
Sundays - Meets 1 time
Date Range:
June 5 - June 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Ages 3-5, with adult

Introduce your preschoolers to art experiences. Children will focus on one artwork, read a related story picture book and create an art project with their adult companion. A fun and engaging way for young children to enjoy art.

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K2 | Summer Community Art Project: Flower Power (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Frankie Reyes
Price:
$125
Day:
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 8 times
Date Range:
July 5 - July 15, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(no class July 9-11)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Ages 8-17

Art becomes the common thread for building community every summer at Woodmere. Children and teens from different neighborhoods in the Philadelphia region meet at Woodmere to create a collaborative work of art. Working alongside professional artists, students design and construct an outdoor art installation that is incorporated into Woodmere’s Children’s Butterfly Garden.  

The theme for this year’s Community Art Project is Flower Power! Inspired by Woodmere’s hügel garden, La Cresta, students will learn about this ancient horticultural practice and use recycled materials and mixed media to create an outdoor installation that incorporates plants, movement, and the joy of artmaking. La Cresta was designed by artists Syd Carpenter and Steve Donegan.

Woodmere is grateful to the generous supporters who have helped underwrite expenses for this program. 

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K3 | Painting and Drawing Fun (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Andrew Christman
Price:
$135
Day:
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 5 times
Date Range:
July 18 - July 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Ages 7-11

Discover new ways to create art with a variety of fun painting techniques and processes. Explore with acrylics, watercolors, oil pastels, colored pencils, pen and ink, and collage. Young artists will experiment with both representation and abstraction in an engaging and nurturing environment.

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K4 | Clay Constructions (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Andrew Christman
Price:
$110
Day:
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 4 times
Date Range:
July 19 - July 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Sculpture
Level:
Ages 7-11

Discover the art of sculpture in a whole new way! Create sculptures from clay and assorted materials to mold, carve and build magical creatures and objects. With imagination and curiosity as your guide, the possibilities are endless. Lots of individual attention will help each budding artist develop their own personal expression.

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K5A | Inspired by Nature (Outdoors)

Instructor:
Mindy Flexer
Price:
$175
Day:
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 5 times
Date Range:
July 25 - July 29, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Ages 10 and up

Come join a magical adventure! Create an eco-system of large scale plants, trees, animals, and people, large and small. This will be installed as an environmental exhibition in Woodmere’s Helen Millard Gallery in September. Participants will experience the fun of transforming and recycling materials to create an imaginary eco-system and experience new ways to connect with nature.

Draw, paint, and make sculpture. We will get our creative juices flowing by thinking about places we know and love, and faraway places we dream about. For more inspiration, we will spend time observing nature, using our imaginations, and looking at the work of other artists. Participants can collaborate or make their own individual projects. 

You can sign up for one week or both weeks. Camps will be outside with social distancing. Vaccination strongly encouraged. Please contact the education department if a younger child would like to attend. 

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K5B | Inspired by Nature (Outdoors)

Instructor:
Mindy Flexer
Price:
$175
Day:
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 5 times
Date Range:
August 1 - August 5, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Ages 10 and up

Come join a magical adventure! Create an eco-system of large scale plants, trees, animals, and people, large and small. This will be installed as an environmental exhibition in Woodmere’s Helen Millard Gallery in September. Participants will experience the fun of transforming and recycling materials to create an imaginary eco-system and experience new ways to connect with nature.

Draw, paint, and make sculpture. We will get our creative juices flowing by thinking about places we know and love, and faraway places we dream about. For more inspiration, we will spend time observing nature, using our imaginations, and looking at the work of other artists. Participants can collaborate or make their own individual projects. 

You can sign up for one week or both weeks. Camps will be outside with social distancing. Vaccination strongly encouraged. Please contact the education department if a younger child would like to attend. 

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K6 | Mythology & Monsters (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Andrew Christman
Price:
$110
Day:
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 4 times
Date Range:
July 26 - July 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Ages 7-11

Let your imagination run wild by learning about various myths, fables, and trickster tales from various cultures around the world. Students will create their own fantastic creatures, masks, shields, and vessels. An opportunity to explore a variety of materials and creative experiences.

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K7 | Exploring the Dimensions of Sculpture (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Price:
$160
Day:
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 4 times
Date Range:
August 9 - August 12, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Medium:
Sculpture
Level:
Ages 10-14

Scholarships available through the Dina Wind Art Foundation.

Inspired by the art of Dina Wind, students will explore the world of three-dimensional art.  Wind considered her metal sculptures "drawings in space," an approach the students will follow as they design and construct their sculptures. Demonstrations and creative experimentation will encourage students in the process of transforming materials such as paper, tin, found objects, cardboard, paint, wood scraps and others into free-standing and relief sculptures. Students will discover the effects of light and shadow, the role of scale and proportion, and how the placement of forms and spaces between and around transform in unexpected ways and from different viewpoints.

Dina Wind sought out scrap metal and car part yards to collect discarded tools, saw blades, tires, fenders, and pipes as raw materials for her sculptures. Woodmere's collection of Wind's art and her monumental outdoor 30' steel sculpture, Spring & Triangle, (on Woodmere's grounds), will serve as a springboard for ideas and imagination, showing the impact of three-dimensional art on the surrounding environment.

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K8 | Painting, Watercolor, and Collage (In-Studio)

Price:
$110
Day:
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 4 times
Date Range:
August 9 - August 12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Ages 7-11

Students discover fun and interesting ways to paint and draw, and explore both representational and abstract art.  Explore the possibilities working with acrylics, watercolors, oil pastels, charcoal, colored pencils. Collage with a variety of textures, fabrics, and materials. Lots of individual attention will help each budding artist develop their own personal expression and explore their imaginations.

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K9 | Painting and Drawing for Teens (In-Studio)

Price:
$135
Day:
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 5 times
Date Range:
August 15 - August 19, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
Teens

This class is a balance of instruction and guided mentorship for students 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.

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Summer Drama Camp (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Theatre Horizon
Price:
$220
Day:
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays - Meets 5 times
Date Range:
August 22 - August 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Medium:
Drama
Level:
Ages 7-11

In 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. Professional teaching artists guide campers through playwriting basics and fun improvisation games. 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. The plan will be for a performance with a live audience, pending COVID-19 safety policies. If an in-person audience is not considered safe at the time, families will be sent a link to watch from off-site, and they will be sent a recording of the showcase.

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