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 at YAW! We’re committed to keeping our students safe and offering course options that are engaging, enriching, and, most importantly, fun! 


Young Artists Workshop (YAW) students connect with and expand their creativity with others who share the same interests in art and design. The program, founded in 1921 and celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021, maintains a rich legacy of offering exceptional art and design educational experiences for youth and high school students in grades 3–12. YAW provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and encourages artistic and personal growth through inventive self-expression. Each course creates a dynamic environment where students build self-confidence along with a foundation of creative and technical skills. 


  • 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


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


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


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