JOIN OUR RICH LEGACY OF FUN & INSPIRATION!

Since 1921, Moore College of Art & Design has been a leader in art and design education for youth through its Young Artists Workshop (YAW). Young creatives enrolled in YAW grow creatively while developing as artists, thinkers and innovators. Guided by an exceptional roster of trained faculty who are working artists and experts in their fields, YAW kids and teens hone and diversify their skills, build self-confidence, make lasting friendships and develop strong foundations for creative success.

OUR APPROACH

Our team guides students of all ages as they grow into their creative strengths and interests. As they explore new and exciting techniques, our professional faculty ensure that students receive individualized instruction to help them discover their unique creative voiced and the expressive power of the arts. Students experiment where technique, medium, and inspiration meet in our state-of-the-art facilities located in the picturesque Museum District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
With a mix of traditional in-person classes and online offerings, there are options for everyone. We’re committed to keeping our students safe and offering course options that are engaging, enriching, and, most importantly, fun! 
 
Want to help us develop future youth programming? Take the survey here!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN YAW?

  • Students of any gender in grades 3–12
  • Students from anywhere in the U.S.
  • International students who have strong English-language skills. Students whose first language is not English must submit TOEFL or SAT scores. Minimum TOEFL scores are 500 (paper exam); 173 (computer exam); or 61 (internet exam). Questions about the TOEFL or obtaining a student visa should be directed to Moore’s Admissions Office at enroll@moore.edu or 215.965.4015.

Register for Upcoming Sessions

The YAW experience is as engaging and exciting for young artists. We encourage those thinking about joining us for YAW to contact the Continuing Education office at ce@moore.edu or 215.965.4030 in order to discuss how we can help you find your place in this special program.

Special Opportunities

YAW student on the left looking at a YAW instructor on the right explaining color theory

SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION

Get the best education in the discipline you're passionate about! Learn in state-of-the-art facilities and work with new materials daily. 

Over the shoulder photo of a student painting a mountain landscape

PORTFOLIO PREPARATION

Build an excellent portfolio—a vital part of any art & design school application

Masked YAW student in the center looking at the instructor giving feedback

WORK STUDY GRANT

Apply for a Work Study Grant and develop skills as a program assistant in exchange for full tuition of one course.

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