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

Summer Drama Camp
Ages 7-11, 5 classes
K13 Monday-Friday, August 15-19
9:00am-3:00 p.m.
$215 ($205 members) 

K14 Monday-Friday, August 22-26
9:00am-3:00 p.m.
$215 ($205 members) *10% discount off of K14 if the child also participated in K13

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.

Watercolor Fun

Ages 7–12, 4 classes
K1 Tuesdays, Oct. 18–Nov. 15 (no class Oct. 25)
4:30–6:00 p.m.
$95 ($85 members)

Students will learn all kinds of ways to paint with watercolor, dyes, oil pastel resist, ink and suminigashi or “floating ink”, the Japanese process of marbling with water and ink to create vibrant and colorful works of art.


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.


For Teens


Painting and Drawing for Teens
5 classes
K12 Monday-Friday, August 15-19
3:30-5:30 p.m.
$150 ($140 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.


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.


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.