Fleisher’s 10-week tuition-free classes – offered in fall, winter, and spring terms – are an accessible avenue for high-quality art education. A current membership is required for all students enrolling in tuition-free classes.
Building on the foundations offered in Fleisher’s tuition-free offerings, low-cost classes provide additional instruction and ways to experiment in numerous mediums.
Fleisher offers special workshops in a number of mediums in varying lengths, from one day to six weeks, and are suited for students looking to learn new techniques or who can’t commit to 10-week classes.
Discovery tours provide access to hidden treasures of some of Philadelphia’s special collections. Behind-the-scenes tours of Philadelphia institutions offer viewings of works not normally available to the public.
Open studios for intermediate and advanced students are an opportunity to use the Fleisher facilities to help expand your body of artwork, without the costs of renting your own studio.
A free, drop-in program on Wednesday evenings in the historic Sanctuary, the Sanctuary Series offers dynamic lectures, demonstrations, and discussions on countless artistic topics. The Sanctuary Series is offered in the fall, winter, and spring.
Artists age 8 to 12 are invited to come draw and explore comic books and cartooning at Fleisher’s after-school Cartooning Lab. The lab features a supportive environment that fosters creative drawing ideas while providing constructive feedback.
A special after-school experience for young people ages 13-18, the award-winning Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in after school program focused on the visual arts.
Saturday Young Artists Program
On Saturdays during the fall, winter, and spring terms, Fleisher welcomes hundreds of children and youth to its venerable tuition-free Saturday Young Artists program. The program provides art instruction from ages 5 to 18 with additional offerings for parents and guardians.
Fleisher’s summer workshops for children and youth offer young artists a chance to explore their creativity five days per week. Fleisher offers morning and afternoon workshops with an option to stay for lunch for a small fee. Course information and registration is generally available in March.