At-home Art Project: Paper Marbling Prints

This is a super fun process-driven art project that can definitely be disguised as a learning activity. It’s an opportunity to talk about the relationship between water and oil (hint: they are not friends), color mixing, counting (for the little ones), and abstract imagery. There’s so much room for experimenting and each outcome is...

Tips and Tricks to Teaching Kids How to Use a Sewing Machine

If your child is showing interest in sewing, chances are that they love the idea of making something that they can wear and use! Inspire their inner fashionista! I normally recommend that kids can start sewing with adult supervision around age 6 and begin without supervision around age 8. Here...

PAC: Highlights from our Grand Opening

A crew of dedicated art teachers manned a dozen art-making stations, the Mummers were geared up in their bold, infamous costumes, and our new studios were stocked with more art supplies than you'd know what to do with! At the end of the day, we couldn't have been more pleased...

Babies Can be Artists, Too!

If you've ever thought your infant or toddler was too young to be interested in art... think again! By the time they're able to move those tiny fingers and get a good grip on your fingers, they're curious about all types of sensory stimulation. They're curious about the way things feel, on...

Tweens and Art: Transformative Talents!

They’re not little ones. They’re not teens. Kids from about nine years old to the edge of their freshman year of high school find themselves “in between”. They’ve got the exuberance of childhood still bubbling, and over that comes the new found smarts and dawning ability, the feeling that they...

What Can Preschoolers Learn Through Art Classes?

A toddler in art class will amaze you. They will amaze you with what they make. Imagine, a paint splattered sheet as a planet, marked by a fleck of red, a rocket’s landing pad. But the art is just the beginning. They will amaze you in how they made it: working with focus,...

You’re Invited to our Grand Opening in Cherry Hill!

The grand opening celebration at the Philly Art Center in Cherry Hill, at 1721 Springdale Rd., will be held on Sunday May 31st, beginning at 2pm and running until 5. The official ribbon cutting will be at 3pm. We’ve gone over the bridge! On the very last day of May, that’s Sunday the 31st, Philly Art Center scissors...

Summer Camps for Kids + Tweens

Think back to those last moments of the school year. The classroom falls silent, the second hand climbs, and at long last, the bell rings. The kids, as if spring-loaded, rush out into the summer. They’re in the yard, on the stoop, in the kitchen. They are looking for something...