Registration Begins for 2010 Summer Young Artists Workshop

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) Registration for Summer 2010 Young Artists Workshop classes is now open. Since 1922, Moore’s acclaimed Young Artists Workshop (YAW) has brought exciting and challenging content-rich art education to boys and girls in grades 1 – 12 living in the greater Philadelphia area. Moore’s YAW program enables young people to have direct involvement with art making and authentic learning experiences. Classes are offered year round with weekend classes offered during the school year and weekday courses offered during the summer. In 2009, YAW served 1,055 youth.

Each summer, Moore College of Art & Design overflows with more than 400 children, youth and young adults.  Students in 1st through 12th grades have the opportunity to take classes through the Young Artists Workshop.

Classes are taught by certified art teachers and Moore BFA faculty, as well as alumnae and practicing artists. Instruction is offered in the following areas: Animation, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Digital Art, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography and Portfolio Preparation.

Moore’s Young Artists Workshop offers children and youth direct involvement with art making. YAW courses encourage self-directed learning, and enable authentic learning experiences that engage participants’ minds, hearts and bodies. Through YAW, Moore that teaches a variety of artistic thinking practices, materials and techniques. creates opportunities for students to experience high quality, hands-on art education

Many YAW courses encompass off-site field trips to Philadelphia art and culture destinations such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, Italian Market as well as The Galleries at Moore.  At the end of each semester, a festive Friends & Family Day event takes place where students are recognized and receive a YAW certificate, their artwork is displayed and the highly anticipated YAW fashion show takes place. 

YAW students find Moore to be an inspiring place. Engaging in classes that take place in studios used by Moore’s BFA students is an added benefit. One YAW student states, “It is cool being in a college environment.”  Another says, “It was intimidating at first. But now I feel at ease - like breathing.”  Every year, a few YAW students go on to apply and enroll in Moore’s BFA program. YAW serves as an introduction to college-level instruction and Moore College. YAW faculty and staff look forward to welcoming youth for the 2010 summer semester. Summer YAW classes start July 12. For more information, visit www.moore.edu or call 215.965.4030.

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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

May 27, 2010
Registration for Summer 2010 Young Artists Workshop classes is now open. Since 1922, Moore’s acclaimed Young Artists Workshop (YAW) has brought exciting and challenging content-rich art education to boys and girls in grades 1 – 12 living in the greater Philadelphia area. Moore’s YAW program enables young people to have direct involvement with art making and authentic learning experiences. Classes are offered year round with weekend classes offered during the school year and weekday courses offered during the summer. In 2009, YAW served 1,055 youth. Summer YAW classes start July 12.

Published on May 26th, 2010