Accessible Art

The Art Center is committed to a continuum of accessible education programs by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations in a supportive environment that promotes and fosters inclusion of people of all ages, abilities and skill levels.

Meet Our Accessible Art Partners

Overbrook School For the Blind · Overbrook, Philadelphia

Partnering with Overbrook’s art teacher, teaching artists work with children and teens as they learn to cut, stamp and sculpt clay into unique tiles of vegetables and fruit. The tiles are part of a mosaic bench project celebrating the schools orchard and new greenhouse, which provide students farm to table learning.

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf · Germantown, Philadelphia

In a unique collaboration high schoolers and first graders work together to use embroidery and fabric markers to create large fiber art installations. High school students also explore topics of identity and ability while learning about De’via (Deaf view/image art)based artists and creating their own symbols to share their perspective.

Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired · Chester

As our first community arts partner, Main Line Art Center has lead clay-based sculpture classes with adults from CBVI since 1964. Students create large scale sculptures and handbuilt tableware while learning about texture, composition and decorative glazing.

Carelink Support Services · Media & Greater Philadelphia

Adults in Carelink residences from all over the Philadelphia area meet at the center to explore painting, printmaking and mixed media, and ceramic art experiences led by talented and versatile teaching artists.

Elwyn · Media

Teaching artists work with residents to create still life paintings, watercolors and prints while learning about observation, composition, color theory and form.

Artz Philadelphia · Main Line

Older adult living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers enjoy monthly visits to the centers exhibitions. Facilitators use artworks to inspire small-group conversation, storytelling and memory.

Widener Memorial School · Philadelphia

Teaching Artists work with high school students with disabilities during a bi-monthly residency throughout the school year.

Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence (JCHAI) · Bryn Mawr

Working with teaching artists during monthly workshops students learn to print, paint, and sculpt their own unique creations. Each semester students also visit the Art Center galleries for a tour of the exhibition and a hands-on workshop inspired by the artwork on view.

Carousel Connections · Philadelphia

Students explore a wide range of media and techniques inspired by contemporary and historical artists and processes. Meeting weekly at the Art Center, students use the gallery as a tool to lend inspiration and inform their art-making.

Exceptional Art Program · Haverford

Held onsite at the Art Center for more than two decades our exceptional art program offers creative classes to children, teens, and adults with disabilities. The atmosphere is welcoming, inclusive and fosters strong relationships beyond art-making.

If you believe that you will require accommodations to participate meaningfully in our programs, please contact the registrar’s office at 610.525.0272 ext. 110 or before you register.