Program Details

  • Registration Deadline: September 24, 2021
  • Fall Session: October 2, 2021 – December 18, 2021
  • Students of all genders in grades 3 – 5, 6 – 8, and 9 – 12 are welcome!
  • 10-week Saturdays classes with morning or afternoon offerings
  • Individual course cost: $520
  • Limited scholarships available - check our Policies & Support page for more info!
  • Most courses are running in person, some online options available
  • Classes will not meet on October 23 & November 27.
  • Register for our FREE Info Session on 9/1!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS THE WAY TO GO!

Plan your path to Moore independently or meet with a team member for personalized advising. New courses are made available in the fall, spring, and summer - so if you don't see the course you're looking for, just check back next season! Review Policies & Support for more details or contact our team at ce@moore.edu.

  1. Select from the courses below and proceed to our linked registration portal to complete payment. 
  2. Finalize your registration by submitting your Student Authorization & Permissions Form
  3. If you've registered for an online course, complete Moore's Online Success Tutorial.
  4. Need help? Check our Policies & Support page for online registration guidance.

Fall Classes for Grades 9-12

High school students (grades 9–12) are invited to become part of Moore’s vibrant community, dedicated to advancing and exploring art and design in a collaborative atmosphere. In addition to building creative and technical skills, develop your imagination, confidence, style and self-expression.

In our most popular class, learn how to design characters for a variety of digital media, including film, animation, comics, and games. Discover the process of character development and secrets for bringing a character to life. The course covers foundational skills such as staging, silhouette, posture, costume, color, and shapes in to create characters with human traits and emotions. 

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST - click to view!

Calling all aspiring space makers: if you reorganized your bedroom more than once during quarantine, this class is for you! Dip your toes into the fascinating fields of Architecture and Interior Design in this exploration-based mixed media course.

Through exercises focused on geometry, structure and function, students will learn how to translate their ideas into three-dimensional forms. In addition to developing 3D thinking skills, you will learn to design interior spaces through an overview of space planning and color selection as well as choosing unique and sustainable materials, funky furniture and modern lighting.

Course Cost: $520

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Are you devoted to your outfit of the day? Do you find yourself styling your friends and introducing them to new trends? Aspiring fashion designers, look no further because this is the place for you! In this course, you will learn how to stay on top of the most exciting fashion trends while exploring how designers set the tone for the world with contemporary fashion. After learning fashion essentials, students will envision upcoming trends through versatile “street style” assignments. Find inspiration daily in our professional fashion studio equipped with all the tools and textures you need to “make it work”!

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Fashion magazine of your choosing
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Sketchbook (9"x12" or larger)

Have you ever marveled at a famous art piece and wondered how they did it? Drawing Foundation has the answer!. In this class, you’ll explore your voice as an artist while experimenting with light and shadow, abstract composition, still-life drawing, life drawing, portraiture and landscape drawing. You will come away from this class with a body of work that shows key skill development, an enhanced awareness of art history, and inspiration drawn from the contemporary art world. Whether you are a returning student or just beginning your artistic journey, practicing foundational skills will grow your skills and voice as an artist for years to come!

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Mixed-media paper pad (18” x 24”)
  • Graphite sticks (not pencils)
  • Vine and compressed charcoal
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Gum eraser
  • White eraser(optional)
  • Ruler (18” - 36”)
  • White masking tape
  • Old t-shirts to be cut up and used as rags (2 or 3)
  • Scissors
  • Black India ink
  • Bamboo brush (size 10 or 12)
  • Exacto knife and #1/11 blade
  • Chalk pastels
  • Glue stick (uhu)
  • Watercolor crayons

Explore endless artistic possibilities through the historic lens of photography! Start your creative timeline with old-world photography methods, like tintypes, cyanotypes, pinhole prints, and film photography, before delving into digital photography and photo editing. Increase your understanding of how to compose compelling images through the camera’s eye and gain skills in aesthetics, camera functions, film development, darkroom printing, and Photoshop basics. PLUS a 35mm film camera will be provided by Moore for the session!

Course cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Dust Off
  • Just Basics Spiral Notebook
  • Ilford HP5 Plus Black and White Negative Film (35mm Roll Film, 36 Exposures) 
  • Ilford Multigrade IV RC DeLuxe Paper (Pearl, 8 x 10")
  • Print File Archival Storage Page for Negatives, 35mm
  • Binder With Rings 11.625 x 10.25"
  • Air Blower for Cameras and Sensitive Electronics
  • Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper, 12x12

Explore movement and form in this dynamic drawing class! Express yourself and your creative voice with unique mark-making and composition while exploring the classical foundations of drawing. Students in this class will be challenged with exciting dance-inspired figure drawing poses and observational drawing skills. This is an essential course if you are interested in pursuing fashion, fine arts, illustration, sculpture, and other fine arts fields. 

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Fine tip black pens (Sharpie, Papermate, Micron, etc.)
  • Graphite pencils: set of 6+
  • Vine/Willow charcoal: *not compressed charcoal (Winsor & Newton, Blick, Artist’s Loft)
  • Chalk pastel: set of 12 or more (Faber Castell, Blick, Artist’s Loft, etc.)
  • Newsprint paper: 9x12 (Strathmore, Blick, etc.)
  • Mixed media paper: ~50 sheets, 9x12 or larger (Canson XL, Blick, Strathmore, etc.)
  • White drawing eraser OR Kneaded eraser
  • Hand-held pencil sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Gluestick
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard portfolio to store work

Did you know that acrylic paint is one of the most accessible mediums for developing artists to learn the core concepts of painting? In Acrylic Painting Studio, you will create expressive artworks that harness the versatility of this convenient and colorful medium. You will explore your artistic voice while learning how to depict and organize forms, colors, and textures of both observed subjects and ideas from your imagination. Projects will delve into the formal elements of art, such as line, space, scale, color and texture. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced painters welcome; no previous experience required!

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Heavy Body Acrylic Paint set (must include Black, White, Red, Yellow, and Blue) You may need to buy additional paint during the session.
  • Palette Paper
  • Assortment of plastic palette knives
  • Assortment of brushes
  • Painters tape
  • Masking tape
  • Drawing board (23" x 26") and clips 
  • Gesso
  • Gesso Brushes (cheap house-painting brushes will work!)
  • Graphite Pencils
  • Drawing pad (white sheets), 18 x 24 inches*
  • Canson XL Series Mixed Media Pad - You may need bigger paper for individual needs.
  • Black india ink
  • Water container (old glass jars or yogurt containers will work!)

This course is highly recommended for any student interested in Illustration or Animation & Game Arts areas at Moore! You will learn the foundation of animated and illustrated narrative through the initial steps of storyboarding and then develop your ideas into a story plot that utilizes words and images. 

Course Cost: $520 

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Drawing utensils (Pencils, pens, markers, etc.)
  • Sketchbook
  • iPad with Procreate or digital drawing device of choice
  • Portfolio/Folder for physical work
  • Google Drive for Digital Work

Dragons, unicorns, and elves, oh my! Bring your favorite fantasy creatures and characters to life in one of our top-rated YAW courses. Discover the origins of beastly and beautiful mythical creatures from across the world while learning more about your own heritage and the power that dwells there. Explore the secret technical wizardry that professional artists use to create original creatures! Using innovating artistic methods and inspiring artistic mediums, you’ll produce mesmerizing artwork of your own original characters.

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

  • White paper, that appropriately supports the color medium which the student selects.
  • Medium-hardness graphite pencils with rubber erasers, 
  • Water color paints, colored pencils, or blending markers (such as Prisma brand)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Glass photo frame
  • A strong light source like a spotlight lamp or bare bulb
  • A window or a lightbox
  • Clean scrap paper
  • Micron pens or ink for line work
  • Optional: screentone, a cutting mat, Exact-o knives, and multiple fresh blades

Deepen your understanding of the professional field of animation and game arts in our capstone AGA course for youth. This course is focused on concept, character development, storyboards, and strengthening college application portfolio submissions. If you are interested in applying for Moore’s Animation & Game Arts BFA program, this course will prepare you and your portfolio for application season. This course is also a great fit for students seeking a next step to build prior animation, illustration, and game design skills!

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST - click to view!

Craving some hands-on creativity?  Working with clay is a mesmerizing, meditative, and challenging form of self-expression. This course introduces students to the basics of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to create vases, bowls, plates, and more!  Create a mix of elegant and eclectic works of your own design while learning technique, trimming, and glazing application using resources available in Moore’s industry-standard clay studio and kiln room. Our clay studio is "open-air" so dress appropriately!

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

Ceramic tools are available through online ceramic suppliers. Some supplies can be found at local grocery stores, dollar stores or hardware stores. Here is a brief list of materials you will need for the course: 

  • Stoneware Clay
  • Apron
  • Sponge
  • Needle tool
  • Wooden rib
  • Metal rib
  • Wire tool 
  • Loop tool 
  • Wooden knife/modeling tool
  • small plastic bucket 
  • Sketchbook for drawing and taking notes
  • Small towels

 

Fall Classes for Grades 6-8

Middle school students (grades 6–8) join us on the beginning and intermediate stages of their creative journey by investigating a wide range of visual art materials, techniques and ideas. Develop a broad understanding of the artistic process, which will be a springboard for your future in the arts.

Inspired by one of our most popular high school classes, this course is a perfect introduction for aspiring animators, game designers, digital artists, and illustrators! Students will use industry-standard programs to create interesting new characters in this course. Please see our tech requirements for this course here.

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST:

  • Color AND black brush pens (Blick or comparable brand) 12, 24, or 36 pack
  • Colored pencils (Prismacolor or comparable brand) 12 or 36 pack
  • Graphite pencils, eraser (regular or kneaded), pencil sharpener
  • Micron pens or Black and blue ballpoint pens
  • Thin black sharpie
  • 11” x 14” drawing pad
  • 11” x 14” bristol board
  • Watercolor paint set
  • Paint brushes
  • 8.5” x 11” printer paper
  • Cup or dish for water
  • Optional: 11” x 14” newsprint pad
  • Optional: Ruler, protractor, and/or T-square (ruler that makes right angles),
  • Optional: Tracing paper

Learn the foundational skills you need to bring your fantasy creatures and characters to life! Discover the secrets of digital wizardry that professional artists use to create illustrations of a mythical nature. Using traditional and digital tools, transform your fantastical characters and ideas to tell your story!

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Color AND black brush pens (Blick or comparable brand) 12, 24, or 36 pack
  • Colored pencils (Prismacolor or comparable brand) 12 or 36 pack
  • Graphite pencils, eraser (regular or kneaded), pencil sharpener
  • Micron pens
  • Black and blue ballpoint pens
  • Thin black sharpie
  • 11” x 14” drawing pad
  • 11” x 14” bristol board
  • Watercolor paint set
  • Paint brushes
  • 8.5” x 11” printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler, protractor, and/or T-square (ruler that makes right angles)
  • Glue stick
  • Cup or dish for water
  • Optional: stapler
  • Optional: 11” x 14” newsprint pad

Explore proportion, form, composition and value while developing your observational drawing skills.  This is an essential course if you are interested in pursuing fashion, fine arts, illustration, sculpture, and other art fields.  Students will draw from a clothed model and work in graphite, charcoal and Conte crayons. This is an essential course if you are interested in pursuing fashion, fine arts, illustration, sculpture, and other fine arts fields. 

Course Cost: $520

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SUPPLY LIST

  • Canson XL Newsprint Pad - 24'' x 36'', 100 Sheets
  • General's Kneaded Eraser – Large
  • Natural Artist Chamois, Pkg of 2 - Approx 5'' x 7''
  • Blick Studio Vine Charcoal - Medium, Box of 12
  • General's White Charcoal - Pack of 4
  • Strathmore 400 Series Toned Mixed Media Pad - Gray, 11'' x 14''
  • Richeson Sandpaper Pointer
  • Blick Sketch Pad Board - 23-1/2'' x 26''
  • General's Charcoal Pencil Kit
  • Faber-Castell Goldfaber Sketching Pencil Set - Set of 8
  • Tombow MONO Zero Refillable Eraser - Round, Single
  • Blick Essentials Value Brush Set - Utility Brushes, Brown Nylon, Set of 3
  • Star Products Wallet Portfolio - 24" x 36" x 2", Red, With Handles
  • Blick Matte Fixative - 12 oz

 

Hey aspiring treehouse builders, creating a cool private space in this class doesn’t require a tree! Learn to upcycle materials from home to create large-scale 3D fun! Transform your space with interesting and useful structures and inventions. In this class, you will learn how to incorporate ideas inspired by interior design, tiny homes, other fantastical spaces.

Course Cost: $520

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Fall Studio Art Classes for Adults

Yes, you read that right! Students 18+, including Moore Alumni, Parents, recent Grads, and more, are invited to explore our new studio art classes for adults. Learn something new with some of our favorite faculty and get hands-on with a new medium. No experience necessary!

Back by popular demand, this Oil Painting Studio course will immerse you in a world of expressive artworks and technical skills. Intended for students of all levels, this course will unlock your inner Bob Ross as you learn, how to depict and organize forms, colors, and textures of observed subjects and ideas from your imagination. Students will enjoy the open studio space of Moore’s painting studios and benefit from hands-on feedback from instructors and peers. Class projects will delve into the formal elements of art, composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques, while also encouraging individual creativity Beginners, intermediate, and advanced painters welcome; no previous experience required!

Course Cost: $600

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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.
 
Want to help us develop future youth programming? Take the survey here!

FALL 2021 FORMAT

August 2021: As of this time, we plan to host in-person and online options for the Young Artists Workshop Fall 2021 session. Please check the course listings below to see which classes will be offered as in-person, on-campus experiences.

SAFETY

We will continue to follow guidelines from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19. Safety measures include: 

  • It is strongly recommended that all eligible YAW students attending on-campus classes obtain COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival at their first class meeting.
  • Masks are required for all YAW Fall 2021 students
  • Distanced classroom and studio setups 
  • Ample sanitizing spaces across campus 
To read the full 2021 health and safety plan, please visit moore.edu/coronavirus 

SUPPLIES AND TECH REQUIREMENTS

Check the course description for supply information! A detailed supply list of required materials is provided by the instructor for all of our Young Artists Workshop (YAW) courses. Students are expected to arrive with supplies at the first class meeting. 

Register Today!

YAW is an engaging and exciting experience for young artists and makers. We encourage those considering upcoming offerings to reach out to the Continuing Education team with any questions at ce@moore.edu. Our qualified team is here to help you find your place in this special program.
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