Community Programs

Our Community Arts programs are essential in our effort to provide art for everyone. Please consider making a contribution today to help us continue fostering creative expression for years to come.

Meet Our Community-Based Partners

Joseph W. Catharine School · Mt. Moriah, West Philadelphia

Fifth graders at the Catharine School work with teaching artists in their classrooms to create clay tiles of expressive insects and flowers for a community mosaic. Installed in their new school garden, the mosaic mural illustrates the native pollinators, bugs and plants that keep our ecosystem thriving.

College Possible · Philadelphia

Working with high school and college age students as well as the AmeriCorps volunteers of College possible we offer creative workshops emphasizing mindfulness and meditation.

Community Action Agency of Delaware County Family Shelter · Media

School age children living in the family shelter participate in weekly after school art classes to learn the fundamentals of art while creating their own masterpieces.

People for People Early Child Development Center · Philadelphia

Working with Pre-K-5th graders we offer weekly afterschool classes that are fun inspiring and challenging for each age group.

Ardmore Avenue Community Center · Ardmore

Integrating into the center’s summer program teaching artists offer six weeks of art camps that are collaborative and creative.

Bethel Academy & Bethel AME Church of Ardmore · Ardmore

The center offers art classes to K-8 students in Bethel Academy’s free afterschool program, while also supporting community events and partnership with the related Bethel AME Church of Ardmore.

A Better Chance · Lower Merion

Teens from the ABC house visit the center each week to take a deep dive in specialized mediums like ceramics, metalsmithing and printmaking.

Charles Kelly Elementary · Upper Darby

Working with the school’s art teacher, teaching artists offer exciting demonstrations in the potter’s wheel to engage students beyond the classroom.

Upper Darby Public Library & Upper Darby Art Gallery · Upper Darby

Collaborating with the library system and art gallery, teaching artists celebrate Juneteenth with a family artwalk and art stations in Seller’s Park.

Marple Library · Marple

Teaching artists offer in depth classes for adults to build fundamentals in drawing and painting.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact Ariel Edwards, Co-Executive Director, at