For most classes and workshops, Fleisher accepts registrations on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is recommended. Waiting lists are established once a class fills, and applicants will be contacted if spaces become available. The best way to register is online, but we are also able to process registrations over the phone (215-922-3456) or in-person at our front desk. Please refer to our contact page for current hours. 

If you aren’t already, please consider becoming a Fleisher member! In addition to sustaining Fleisher’s mission, benefits of membership include a 10% discount on all tuition-based classes; free general admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the opportunity to take part in the Annual Student Exhibition. A current Fleisher membership is required to register for open studios and tuition-free classes.

Admission to Fleisher’s tuition-free Saturday Young Artists Program for children and youth ages 5 – 18 is by lottery only. Learn more and enter the lottery.

Key Registration and Term Dates

  • Fall 2023 Term / Adult Education
    September 9 – November 17, 2023
    Monday, July 10: Registration for adult classes and workshops registration opens at 8 am
    Monday, July 17: Registration for tuition-free classes and workshops opens at 8 am
    Friday, August 11: Adult tuition assistance deadline (Notifications sent on Friday, August 18)

    No classes Monday, September 25, and Monday, October 9

    Winter 2024 Term / Adult Education
    January 6 – March 9, 2024
    Monday, October 23: Registration for adult classes and workshops registration opens at 8 am
    Monday, October 30: Registration for tuition-free classes and workshops opens at 8 am
    Friday, December 1: Adult tuition assistance deadline

    No classes Monday, January 15 and February 19

    Fall 2023 Term / Saturday Young Artists Program (SYAP)
    September 9 – November 18, 2023
    July 24 – July 31: Registration (for enrolled families)
    Monday, July 31: Lottery application deadline (for new families)
    Monday, August 7: Lottery notifications sent (for new families)

    Winter 2024 Term / Saturday Young Artists Program (SYAP)
    January 6 – March 9, 2024
    Registration (for enrolled families): November 11 – November 18
    Lottery Application Deadline (for new families): Monday, November 20
    Lottery Notifications Sent (for new families): Monday, December 4

Tuition and Fees

Fleisher is proud to offer transparent pricing structures. Some of the costs associated with our programs & their uses include:


  • Tuition: varies depending on the length of the class; covers the salary of the instructor and administrative costs.
  • Studio Fees: varies depending on the class medium; covers demonstration materials, shared supplies, tools, equipment, and infrastructure costs.
  • Model Fees: varies depending on whether and for how many sessions figure models are employed; covers the salary of the models.


Unless you are applying for tuition assistance, payment of all tuition and fees associated with a class is due in full at the time of registration. To find out the cost of a particular class, please check out our course listings.

Tuition-Free Classes

Several of Fleisher’s core classes are offered as tuition-free courses. While these offerings are tuition-free, there may be associated studio or model fees. In order to participate in a tuition-free class, students must adhere to the following policies:


  • Be a current Fleisher member. 
  • Attend the first two classes of the term. If you cannot attend either the first or second class, please contact Fleisher’s registrar at in advance of the start of the term to hold your spot. 
  • Registrations for tuition-free classes are limited to two per student per term. Free classes are designed to be introductory and should not be taken more than twice in succession. 


Fleisher reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment or instructor availability. In the event that Fleisher cancels a class or workshop, registrants will receive full refunds for all related fees paid.

In the case that an individual tuition-bearing session of a class is cancelled, Fleisher will make every effort to inform affected students via email and schedule a make-up session. There are no make-up sessions for tuition-free classes.

Classes missed by individual students are not eligible for reimbursement. Fleisher cannot prorate courses for late registration, withdrawals, or missed classes.

Planned Closures

Adult classes will not meet on the following annual holidays:

  • Labor Day 
  • Yom Kippur 
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day 
  • MLK Jr. Day 
  • Presidents’ Day 
  • Memorial Day 
  • Juneteenth 
  • Independence Day


Students who miss a tuition-bearing class for religious or cultural observations on days when class is in session are eligible to receive a drop-in open studio session. The open studio session must be in the same studio as the class (e.g., ceramics, jewelry, etc.). Please call or email our Visitor Services team to arrange a drop-in: 215-922-3456 ext. 300, 

For online classes, students should inform their instructor (or Fleisher staff) with at least 24 hours’ notice if they will miss class for religious or cultural observance so that the instructor can record the session and provide the student(s) with a link to the recording.

Refund Policy

To withdraw or transfer to a different class, please submit a request in writing to Class transfers are available within the same term, depending on availability. There is no fee to transfer classes.  

Reimbursements, whether credits or refunds, are subject to the following schedules:


Refund Schedule – Adult Programs

  • Requests for refunds made to the registrar within 72 hours of registration: 100% of the class cost will be refunded.
  • After the above until two weeks before the start of the first class: 100% of tuition (studio & model fees are non-refundable). 
  • After the above until the end of the second class (regardless of attendance): 50% of tuition (studio & model fees are non-refundable).
  • After the above, no refunds are issued.


Refund Schedule – Summer Camp 

  • Requests for refunds made to the registrar within 72 hours of registration: 100% of the class cost will be refunded. 
  • After the above until two weeks before the start of the class: 100% of tuition (less a $60 studio fee). 
  • After the above until one week before the start of class: 50% of tuition (less a $60 studio fee). 
  • After the above, no refunds are issued.


The following programs, which do not carry tuition costs, are non-refundable: Adult Tuition-Free Classes, JumpstART Workshops, and Saturday Young Artists Program classes. 

Membership contributions are tax-deductible and are non-refundable. 

Inclement Weather Policy

  • In the case that Fleisher must close due to inclement weather or emergency, an update will be posted on our website, and we will make every effort to inform affected students in a timely manner. 

Tuition Assistance

To ensure that Fleisher’s programs remain as affordable as possible, we offer tuition assistance each term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance is available to anyone who needs it and no documentation is required. Current forms for both adult and youth programs can be found here.

Tuition Assistance Policies

Fleisher reserves the right to award Tuition Assistance at its discretion.

If you are applying for tuition assistance, you do not need to enroll online. The Tuition Assistance application will be your registration form.

For adult students, tuition assistance is limited to one class per student per term. However, we request that you enter three course choices in case we cannot provide you with assistance for a particular class.

For summer camp students ages 5-12, tuition assistance is limited to one week of full-day sessions each summer. Students ages 13-18 can apply for one two-week session, which can include morning or afternoon (half-day) sessions, or both for a full-day schedule. We request that all families select two options in case we cannot provide you with assistance for a particular week.

Tuition Assistance only covers class tuition. Applicants are expected to pay any related material, studio, or model fees. Do not pay any fees until you have been contacted about TA acceptance.

Students with an open balance on their account are not eligible for Tuition Assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions – Tuition Assistance

  • Where can I find the studio and/or model fees associated with a Fleisher class?  

    Studio and model fees for classes are available here. 

  • If I’m requesting tuition assistance for a class, do I still need to register?  

    If you apply for tuition assistance, your form serves as your registration form. Please do not register online, as tuition assistance cannot be awarded retroactively. If you pay out-of-pocket for a class, your request for assistance for that class will be voided.

  • Is tuition assistance available for youth programs at Fleisher?  

    Tuition assistance is available for adult programs and summer camp. Since our Saturday Young Artists Program is low-cost, tuition assistance can only be applied to our summer camps.

  • What happens after I submit my tuition assistance form?  

    Once we process your form, you’ll receive an email confirmation that we have received your form. If you do not receive confirmation within ten days of the time we received your form, please feel free to contact us to make sure your form has been processed. 

    Applications are considered and approved on a rolling basis. If you are approved for assistance, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in to your account to see your registration and pay your balance. You must pay your balance by the payment deadline, or your application will be canceled, and you will be withdrawn from class. If you are unable to make the payment, please contact us to see if arrangements can be made. 

  • What if my schedule changes and I can no longer take a class?  

    If you are not able to make any of the classes you listed on your form, or no longer wish to take a class at Fleisher, you may withdraw your application by emailing 

  • Why was my request for tuition assistance waitlisted?  

    Generally, a request is waitlisted because there are no more funds available. In other cases, the class you selected is no longer available. If this is not the case, there might be an open balance on your account from a previous term which must be addressed. Please contact us for more information. 

  • If you have any questions about tuition assistance, please contact