Children and Youth
During the school year, Fleisher offers art making opportunities for young people 5-18 years old. Affordable workshops and our Free Teen Lounge program provide opportunities for students to experiment with new methods, materials, meet and work with professional artists and practice innovative and contemporary art making.
Teen Lounge is a drop in program for 13-18 years old, tuition free and registration free. Just stop by Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, or all three.
Weekday workshops are designed to provide young people with opportunities to develop artistic skills, foster engagement with the arts, work collaboratively with their peers, encourage self-expression, and build confidence as a creative person. These tuition based workshops provide smaller class size and specialized focus on one type of art making. Most workshops are offered on Wednesday afternoons and run for 10 weeks, for 1.5 hours with staggered start times to accommodate different schedules 3:30-5:00 OR 4:00-5:30. This year, we will offer some other options throughout the year to accommodate shorter commitments and different days.
Please bring a snack.
Getting to Fleisher using public transportation is easy on either the 47 or 40 buses. Parents also frequently arrange carpools. Fleisher does not offer transportation from schools.
Weekday Workshop Costs
Each workshop costs $150 for tuition for members, $165 for non members, plus a $25 lab fee.
Spring 2013 Semester
Wednesday Workshops, 8 weeks
April 10 to May 29
Session A runs on Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Session B runs on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Registration & Tuition Assistance
For questions about registering, contact the registrar, Philip Asbury, at
In order to make our workshops accessable to all, we offer a tuition assistance program, which allows families to pay what they can. The program works on a first come, first serve basis. Read about tuition assistance.
A Session: Cartooning (Ages 8 - 11) [cwsp-w-31] |
Mr. Pat Aulisio
3:30PM to 5:00PM
Ages: 8 - 11
register online · $145.00/$165.00
Learn the fundamentals of creating and designing your own cartoon characters and there environments. Students will learn how to make their own story with their own characters into a comic book ready to be reproduced. They will learn different techniques and tricks used by professionals to help perfect there own cartooning style. Along the way students will learn skills by using different exercises and collaborative games to enhance their drawings. *students who have taken the cartooning class prior are invited to stay until 5:30 to work on advanced projects.* Tuition: $120(members), $140(nonmembers), Lab Fee: $25
B Session: Calder Circus, mini sculptures…Lions and Bubbles and Clowns, oh My!(Ages 5 - 8) [cwsp-w-33] |
Ms. Natasha Mell-Taylor
4:00PM to 5:30PM
register online · $145.00/$165.00
Build your own mini circus! Have you ever dreamed of performing in a circus? Do you like clowning around, taming lions, and swinging high off the ground from a trapeze? Philadelphia born artist Alexander Calder sure did so he decided to build his own mini circus. Using simple objects such as wire, fabric, paint, glitter, glue and wood, Calder transformed a simple tabletop into a magical world full of balloon artist monkeyÂ’s bubble blowing lions, daredevil acrobats and more. Each week will lead us on a new adventure, learn and use new materials, new character or set and the end of the course we will put all the pieces together. In the last class we will transform the room into a circus big top and invite one and all to watch our wonders in action! Tuition: $120(members), $140(nonmembers), Lab Fee: $25