In 1898, Fleisher’s founder, Samuel S. Fleisher, first extended the invitation for “the world to come and learn art.” Fleisher’s singular vision of high-quality, low-cost, and tuition-free art instruction continues uninterrupted at Fleisher Art Memorial. 

At Fleisher, children and youth are provided with opportunities to develop their artistic skills and build community in a variety of different programs.

Day Off Camps

During the school year, Fleisher offers one-day camps for ages 5–12 years old to coincide with the Philadelphia School District’s scheduled days off. Campers will work in our studios creating work inspired by a specific theme.

Drop off is between 8:30 am – 9:30 am and classes run until 3:30 pm. After Camp Club will be offered for an additional rate from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Students will pack snacks and lunches to eat during wiggle and lunch breaks throughout the day.

Learn more about Day Off Camps.

Saturday Young Artists Program

In the Saturday Young Artists Program (SYAP), Fleisher offers low-cost classes for young people ages 5 to 18 designed to develop artistic skills, foster engagement with the arts, encourage self-expression, and build confidence as a creative person. Over 100 classes in a range of media are offered throughout the year, allowing children and youth to experience hands-on artmaking in a supportive and enriching environment.

Learn more about the Saturday Young Artists Program.

  • Younger students (K–5th graders) are guided through three foundational media over the year: drawing and painting, mixed media, and sculpture. Older students (6th–12th graders) can select offerings unique to each term.

    Fleisher’s classes are designed to be age appropriate. Children must be at least 5 years old before the beginning of the term for which they are registered. Parents or guardians of 5 year olds must present proof of their child’s age at registration.

  • The Saturday Young Artists Program is offered during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Because of its popularity, admission to the program is by lottery only. The program fee to participate is $65 per term and includes all supplies and materials.

    Learn more and register here.

Summer Camp

Fleisher offers fun-filled art adventures designed for artists ages 5–18.

Younger artists (ages 5–12) can enroll in full days on a week-by-week basis. These campers will explore a wide range of mediums and themes designed for their specific age group.

Older artists (ages 13–18) can enroll in half days for two-week long immersive classes. Students can select the morning, afternoon, or register for both offerings. These artists’ classes allow them to pursue specific mediums more rigorously in order to develop their individual portfolios.

Registration for Summer Camp opens in January and Fleisher members are offered a discounted rate.

Learn more about Summer Camp.

Teen Lounge

Teen Lounge is an after-school art program, running Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm when Philadelphia schools are in session. Teen Lounge is free and drop-in, with no attendance requirement so teens ages 13–19 can attend however works with their schedule. Snacks and bus passes are provided!

Workshops are selected three times a year by Teen Lounge participants at our Proposal Fair. Take a look at the upcoming workshop schedule here.

Teen Workshops

Fleisher offers hands-on after-school workshops designed specifically for teens, ages 13–18, to develop their creativity and hone their skills. Teens will spend Friday afternoons in Fleisher studios exploring mediums including jewelry, ceramics, and more!

Learn more about Teen Workshops.