In the Saturday Young Artists Program, 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.

Registration Information

At the end of each term current students of the Saturday Young Artists Program have a two-week priority registration period for the coming term. Registration information will be sent out to enrolled families via email and families will be able to register directly using your ProClass logins.  

For new students, public registration will open for the coming term one week after the current term concludes. Remaining program seats will be filled first come, first served. To be notified when public registration begins, please complete the form below. Once registration opens, you will need to have a ProClass account with us to register.  

If you are a students enrolled in the following schools or who are participants in the following organizations receive priority status prior to public registration opening because of ongoing arts integration partnerships: Southwark School, Kirkbride School, Edwin M Stanton School, Francis Scott Key School, Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, Puentes de Salud, and Vietlead. To ensure you receive your priority registration, please complete the form below. You can also access the form here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Key Registration and Term Dates

Spring 2024 Term:
April 6 – May 25, 2024
Current SYAP Student Registration for Fall 2024: May 18 – May 26, 2024
Registration for Fall 2024 (open to the public): June 3, 3024 to August 30, 2024* 

Fall 2024 Term:
September 7 – November 16

Current SYAP Student Registration for Winter 2025: November 9 – November 16, 2024
Registration for Winter 2025 (open to the public): November 25 – December 27, 2024*

Winter 2025 Term:
January 4 – March 8

Current SYAP Student Registration for Spring 2025: March 1 – March 9, 2025
Registration for Spring 2025 (open to the public): March 17 – March 28, 2025*

Spring 2025 Term:
April 5 – May 17 (7 weeks)

Current SYAP Student Registration for Fall 2025: May 10 – May 17, 2025
Registration for Fall 2025 (open to the public): May 26 – August 29, 2025*

*Please note that seats are limited due to the popularity of the program and fill up quickly. To be notified when public registration for the coming term opens, please fill out this form. 

Program Information

The program is offered during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Because of its popularity, current SYAP students are provided a two-week priority registration period before registration is opened to the public. If you are a new family to the program, there is a required virtual orientation one week prior to the beginning of term.

Fleisher’s classes are designed to be age appropriate. Children must be at least 5 years old and in kindergarten before the beginning of the term for which they are registered.

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.

There is a $65 non-refundable program fee to participate.

Younger Students (K – 5th grade)

  • Painting and Drawing
    Young people develop creative thinking processes while exploring a variety of drawing and painting techniques. Formal elements of color and design are introduced at age-appropriate levels.

  • Mixed Media
    Students explore contemporary techniques and materials to create three-dimensional and two-dimensional pieces combining painting, drawing and sculpture. Formal elements of color and design are introduced at age-appropriate levels.

  • Sculpture
    Three-dimensional work allows young artists to expand their understanding of artistic concepts and techniques. In addition to learning about basic clay-construction techniques, students work with other both traditional and non-traditional art materials to create their sculptures, with opportunities to enhance their designs with ceramic glaze, paint, sequins, and more!

Teen students (6 – 12th grade)

  • Classes for middle and high schoolers will change each term but will always explore the following mediums: 3-D Sculpture, Ceramics, Comics & Animation, Darkroom Photography, Fiber Arts, Mosaics, Painting, Printmaking, and Screenprinting. 

    Additionally, we offer an Independent Study class which provides students with faculty and studio support in order to help them actualize their own projects. This class is an excellent opportunity for students looking to develop their portfolios and/or work across various mediums. 

    All teen classes are two hours long from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

The Saturday Young Artists Program is supported in part by:

  • Robert Lehman
  • Victory Foundation
  • The Weiss Family