Children's Education

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Spring Course Schedule Grid [500KB PDF]

For children, the Center offers age-appropriate classes in the fine arts, culinary arts, ceramics, jewelry, and drama; as well as special workshops, Summer Art Camp, and private music lessons. Programs are available for young people from age 2 through 15. Teens 16 and older are invited to enroll in certain adult level classes.

Through a dedicated faculty of art educators and professional artists, the Center provides art instruction that encourages children's self-expression while promoting mastery of a variety of mediums and materials. The Center offers instruction to students of varying abilities in a supportive learning environment.

As the Wayne Art Center is a non-profit, Membership sponsored organization, a current yearly membership is required to enroll in classes. Our membership year runs from September 1st - August 31st of each year. Memberships purchased after the Fall session are pro-rated, and membership will be automatically applied when you enroll in your first class each season. If you would like to purchase a family membership, which covers every member of your immediate family for one year, please remember to purchase that membership separately before enrolling in a class. If you have any questions or dificulties, please feel free to call our front desk at 610-688-3553.

Summer Camps


Download the 2014 Summer Art Camp Catalog [500KB PDF]
Download the 2014 Summer Art Camp Brochure [500KB PDF]
Download the Paper Registration / Medical Release Form [500KB PDF]

Each summer more than 1300 children enroll in the Wayne Art Center's popular Summer Art Camp Program. Summer Art Camp classes are available from the first week in June to the last week in August, for students' ages 3 to 16 years. Classes are organized into 12 one-week long sessions, and offered in the morning (9:30AM-12:00PM), afternoon (12:30-3:00PM), and late afternoon (3:15-5:15PM). Students age 5 and older are also invited to enroll in our full day program (9:30 AM-3:00 PM). Partial day students choose from a full range of classes, in drawing & painting, ceramics, general art, printmaking, jewelry, digital photography and special media offered in all age groups. Full day students choose both a morning & afternoon class, and recieve a discount off of your weekly tuition!

Summer 2014:Join the Wayne Art Center this summer on an exciting ‘around the world’ arts adventure, “A Passport to Art!” Each week campers will travel to a new & different area of the world and will be inspired by the art and artists native to the region. Starting in our own back yard of Philadelphia, we will draw inspiration from the varied collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, and the Wharton Esherick Museum, and also the artists from our region, including Thomas Eakins, Mary Cassatt, and Andrew Wyeth. From there, the only limit will be our imagination as we set off to visit some of the artistic ‘hot spots’ of the world without ever leaving home! Destinations to include: Rome & Florence, New York, Paris, Barcelona, St. Petersburg…and beyond. Put on your traveling cap this summer and join the adventure!

Weeks and Themes

SAC 1: June 2-6 "Art in my Backyard" (Morning Only)
SAC 2: June 9-13 "NYC Bound!" (Morning/Early Afternoon)
SAC 3: June 16-20 "Art Along the Thames - London & the British Isles" (Morning/Early Afternoon)
SAC 4: June 23-27 "Oui, Paris!" (Morning/Early Afternoon)
SAC 5: June 30-July 3 "Spain, Greece & The Mediterranean World" (Morning/Early Afternoon)
SAC 6: July 7-11 "Roman Holiday: Art of Italy & Rome" (Morning/Afternoon/Late Afternoon)
SAC 7: July 14-18 "St. Petersburg, Gateway to Russia: (Morning/Afternoon/Late Afternoon)
SAC 8: July 21-25 "The Asian Aesthetic: India, China & Japan" (Morning/Afternoon/Late Afternoon)
SAC 9: July 28-August 1 "Oceana: Art Down Under" (Morning/Afternoon/Late Afternoon)
SAC 10: August 4-8 "The Big Continent: Arts of Egypt & Africa" (Morning/Afternoon/Late Afternoon)
SAC 11: August 11-15 "South of the Border: Mexico & the America's" (Morning/Afternoon/Late Afternoon)
SAC 12: August 18-22 "Home at Last! American Art Revisited" (Morning/Afternoon/Late Afternoon)

Full Catalog information and registration will be available starting in March, 2014!


Art Sprouts: Pre-K Art Enrichment

NEW this season: the Wayne Art Center will begin offering a special program for Preschooler’s. Art Sprouts: Pre-School Arts Enrichment will give families a chance to supplement their child’s regular pre-school program, or begin their young preschooler’s education with a fine arts based program. Classes meet one or two days per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30AM-11:30AM in Studios 4 and 5. Age appropriate art projects, gallery tours & themed ‘special guest’ dates (including drama, music, yoga & cooking) will introduce learning concepts from a fine arts standpoint, enhance creativity & exploration, all in a supportive & nurturing environment. Story & snack time during each session. Please dress your young Picasso in play clothes appropriate for art making!

Music Education

The Wayne Art Center offers both private music lessons for students of all ages, as well as classes in early childhood music instruction. Our Faculty all come from prestigious musical backgrounds. They have studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Cleveland Institute, Julliard School of Music, and Temple University to name only a few. Our teachers are also performers; they continue to work with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops, as well as other prominent classical music groups.

Private Music lessons are offered Monday-Saturday, year around during the day and the afterschool hours. Lessons are offered in 1/2 hour to 1 hour increments starting at $30/half-hour. Intruments include Suzuki & Traditional violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, guitar, flute and voice. To find out more, or to begin your child on the exciting journey of music, call 610-688-3553.