Program Details

  • Registration Deadline: June 30, 2022
  • Summer Session: July 11 – August 12, 2022
  • Students of all genders in grades 3 – 12 are welcome!
  • 1-week classes meet Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST
  • Individual course cost: $600
  • NEW  Discounted 5-Week Career Tracks
  • Limited scholarships available - check our Policies & Support page for more info!
  • Most courses are running in person, some online options are available

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Review Policies & Support for more details or contact our team at ce@moore.edu.

  1. Select a 1-week course or 5-week track below and proceed to our linked registration portal to complete payment. 
  2. Finalize your registration by submitting your Student Information & Permissions Form
  3. Need help? Check our Policies & Support page for online registration guidance or connect with a team member at (215) 965-4030.

1-Week Courses for Grades 9-12

Mix and match to get your customized summer arts experience with our weekly course options! We offer instruction in a variety of popular artistic concentrations like illustration, animation, fashion, interior design, graphic design, fine arts, and more!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Design Career Track to save $600!

Are you an excellent visual communicator who loves problem-solving? You might be a graphic designer in the making! Learn how to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate consumers through visual concepts! In this class, you will expand your creativity and generate out-of-the-box ideas by exploring digital design and physical creations with found objects. Create your own typeface, symbols and logos in this interactive and engaging class!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Career Track to save $600!

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. Using both wet and dry media and a variety of approaches, this course will encourage you to discover your personal style. Whether you are a returning student or just beginning your artistic journey, practicing foundational skills will enhance your voice as an artist for years to come!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Career Track (IN PERSON or ONLINE) to save $600!

Find your unique place in the universe of your favorite anime, manga, movie or book series! In one of our most popular classes, learn how to bring a cast of your own original characters (OCs) to life for a variety of digital media, including film, animation, comics and games. Discover the process of character development and secrets to bringing a character to life. This course covers foundational skills such as staging, silhouette, posture, costume, color and shapes to create characters with human traits and emotions. 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Career Track to save $600!

Watercolor is a powerful tool used by artists to express themselves and spark emotion in their audiences. Explore your creative voice while making expressive artworks that harness the versatility of this convenient and colorful medium. We’ll cover the fundamentals of 2D design, helping you understand and depict forms, colors and textures of both observed subjects and ideas from your imagination! At the end of this class, you’ll take home frame-able painted landscapes, still lifes, figures, abstracts and cityscapes! 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Career Track (IN PERSON ONLY) to save $600!

What’s your sign? If astrology, tarot and mythology are your thing, then this class is for you! Learn to illustrate using themes and esoteric symbols from your favorite zodiac signs and mythological stories to create mystical artworks you’ll want to hang in your dorm room! Plus—you’ll get to spend all week talking to your new friends about their birth charts! 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Design Career Track to save $600!

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 class 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, you 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!”

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Career Track (ONLINE ONLY) to save $600!

Aliens! Vampires! Goblins! Oh my! Learn the foundational skills you need to bring your sci-fi and fantasy creatures and characters to life! Discover the 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!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Career Track (IN PERSON or ONLINE) to save $600!

Transition from traditional hand-drawn character design techniques to industry-standard digital programs! A continued emphasis on concept and character development will strengthen your skills as you build your creative visions. In-person participants will have the unique opportunity to utilize Moore’s Cintiq Labs to create animations with ease using approachable state-of-the-art tools.

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Design Career Track to save $600!

Do you dream of designing buildings and interior spaces that are both unique and functional? Do you love decorating your personal space to evoke a certain vibe? Dip your toes into the fascinating fields of architecture and interior design in this fun, exploration-based mixed media course. Through the key principles of architectural design such as geometry, structure and function, you will learn how to translate your ideas into three-dimensional forms. You will also learn about the importance of sustainable materials, all while designing interior spaces that are distinctively your own. 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Career Track to save $600!

Understanding human anatomy is an essential part of learning how to draw accurate body proportions. If you love drawing human bodies and forms realistically and want to further develop your skills, this is the class for you! You will learn how to draw the human form through structures of skeletons, muscles and varying body types to create detailed masterpieces. This class is sure to take your figure drawing skills to the next level.  

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Go beyond TikTok and learn to share your visual story as the world’s next big filmmaker! The moving image is a part of everyday life, consumed on televisions, computers, tablets, phones, billboards and in cinemas. This course will introduce you to everything that goes into the images and sounds you take in on a regular basis, giving you the tools you need to start analyzing them and creating your own stories.

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Design Career Track to save $600!

Delve into the world of color by investigating the psychology, trends and symbolism of color in design! Aspiring entrepreneurs will develop digital skills to make logos and designs that create effective visual communication for their target audience. Learn to market your brand through the versatile and fundamental skills of color theory, and create unique solutions for multimedia, web and Instagram. 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Career Track (IN PERSON or ONLINE) to save $600!

This course is highly recommended for any student interested in the Illustration or Animation & Game Arts undergraduate programs at Moore! We’ll explore the fundamentals of telling a story through movement and narrative visuals. Tell the stories of all of your favorite characters while learning the basics of timing, point of view and designing a sequence that can be translated into motion or graphic storytelling. In-person participants will have the unique opportunity to utilize Moore’s Cintiq Labs to create animations with ease using approachable state-of-the-art tools. 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Career Track to save $600!

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!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Career Track (IN PERSON or ONLINE) to save $600!

Deepen your understanding of the professional field of animation and game arts in our capstone Animation & Game Arts 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 those of you looking to take the next step in building your animation, illustration and game design skills!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Career Track to save $600!

If you’re ready to wow colleges with your portfolio, this is the class for you! This class focuses on what colleges are looking for: 2D foundations, portfolio readiness and personal presentation. Flesh out your creative passion with concrete skill-building, exercises in still life, landscape and the human figure. This class is the perfect fit for all you future art students looking to develop a personal vision as you embark on your college experience. PLUS as a part of this course you will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a mock interview with Moore’s Admissions team!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Design Career Track to save $600!

Calling all designers! Do you dream of a career in the design industry? This is your chance to dip your toes into all things design! Learn from experts working in the field of Digital Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design & more in a creative environment with your peers. Work on your own design project from the ground up by creating a digital campaign and a physical storefront. This dynamic bootcamp-style class will leave you with real life design experience that will jumpstart your future as a designer. 

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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 lens and gain skills in aesthetics, camera functions, film development, darkroom printing and Photoshop basics. PLUS we will provide you with a 35mm film camera for the session!

SPOTLIGHT: 5-WEEK TRACKS

Get the most out of your summer (and five classes for the price of four) with a discounted 5-WEEK TRACK! This year, we’ve grouped the very best of our offerings to design the perfect summer experience for our students. Five-week tracks are available for high school (grades 9–12) and middle school (grades 6–8) students. Plus, when you enroll in a track, you save: Track tuition is $2,400, a SAVINGS of $600 over individual course registrations.

Career Tracks for Grades 9-12

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for five weeks of artistic skill development and creative career exploration this summer. Each 5-week career track culminates in a capstone course that invites students to develop real-world career competencies essential for work-readiness to problem-solve a client-centered brief. PLUS all students enrolled in a career track are eligible for an exclusive portfolio review with Moore’s Admissions team!

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This track is essential for future animators, illustrators, video game designers, game programmers, forensic animators, and storyboard artists! Learn to tell your story with excellent visuals, a skill critical to developing your own unique and compelling visual language. PLUS in-person students will have access to Moore’s industry-standard Cintiq Labs.

Courses include:

  1. Character Design
  2. Illustration: Astrology & Mythology
  3. Animation Bootcamp
  4. Storyboarding
  5. Animators & Illustrators Careers Lab (Capstone)

Track cost: $2400 (savings of $600!)

See tech requirements for online track

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This track is perfect for future graphic designers, interior designers, fashion designers, UX/UI designers, product designers, and advertising directors! Great design is the key to major business success, and creative people make it all happen. Learn skills that set you apart while producing college portfolio essentials. 

Courses include:

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Fashion Illustration & Simple Sewing
  3. Architecture & Interior Design
  4. Color Theory & 3D Design
  5. Design Careers Lab (Capstone)

Track cost: $2400 (savings of $600!)

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Future art teachers, makeup artists, forensic artists, gallerists, and community arts leaders—you don’t want to miss this! Fine arts provide the foundational concepts essential to understanding the powerful and lucrative history of the arts and core concepts of all other creative forms. From creating a scholarship-worthy college portfolio to setting up your creative independent business and producing client commissions, we’re here to teach you everything you need to know.

Courses include:

  1. Advanced Drawing
  2. Watercolor Painting Techniques
  3. Anatomy for Artists
  4. Acrylic Painting
  5. College Portfolio: Drawing & Painting (Capstone)

Track cost: $2400 (savings of $600!)

1-Week Courses for Grades 6-8

Choose a one-week course from a variety of concentrations for students in grades 6-8

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Track to SAVE $600!

Discover your creativity as you learn the fundamental skills of drawing and painting in Moore’s spacious and well-lit studios! Get ready to experiment with pencils, charcoal, watercolor and more as you take ideas from inside your head to paper and canvas. Each week you will advance from sketches to formal drawings and paintings!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Track to SAVE $600!

Learn what it takes to convey a message or story through expressive and imaginative illustrations! In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of traditional illustration to boost your creative journey, all while crafting and identifying your signature style. 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Track to SAVE $600!

Do you love Disney? Can’t get enough anime? Learn what it takes to create your very own animated characters and bring them to life! You will explore traditional methods and industry-standard programs to create a story in an animated sequence. This course is a perfect introduction for all you aspiring animators, game designers, digital artists, and illustrators!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Track to SAVE $600!

Watercolor is a powerful tool used by artists to express themselves and spark emotion in their audiences. Explore your creative voice while making expressive artworks that harness the versatility of this convenient and colorful medium. We’ll cover the fundamentals of 2D design, helping you understand and depict forms, colors and textures of both observed subjects and ideas from your imagination!

REGISTER NOW

Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Track to SAVE $600!

Explore dynamic poses with attention to proportion, form, composition and value while developing your observational drawing skills. If you are interested in pursuing fashion, fine arts, illustration, sculpture and other art fields, this is an essential course. You will draw from a live clothed model and experiment with different materials such as graphite, charcoal and Conte crayons. 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Track to SAVE $600!

Dragons? Check. Unicorns? Check. Mermaids? Check. Into designing your own magical majestic magnificent beasts? We’ve got you. 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! You will explore traditional methods and industry-standard programs to create exciting new characters in 3D. 

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Track to SAVE $600!

Aliens! Vampires! Goblins! Oh my! Learn the foundational skills you need to bring your sci-fi and fantasy creatures and characters to life! Discover the wizardry that professional artists use to create illustrations of a mythical nature. Using traditional and digital tools, you will transform your fantastical characters and ideas into your very own story!

REGISTER NOW

Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Track to SAVE $600!

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 fun exploration-based mixed media course. Through the key principles of architectural design such as geometry, structure and function, you will learn how to translate your ideas into three-dimensional forms. You will also learn about the importance of unique and sustainable materials, all while designing interior spaces that are distinctively your own. 

REGISTER NOW

Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Fine Arts Track to SAVE $600!

Art comes in all shapes, sizes and forms, and in this class there is no limit to what you can make! If you’re sick of staring at a canvas or computer screen and want to make something practical and solid, this class is for you. Learn the techniques of hand-building with clay and other materials in this hands-on class and take home a sculpture of your own!

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Bonus savings: Take this as part of our 5-week Animation & Illustration Track to SAVE $600!

Explore digital and analog game-making as an inventive artist, storyteller and creator of fun. By designing and building original games, you will gain a thorough understanding of game structure, play experience and community gaming culture. In this class, you will explore various game genres, perspectives, characters, movements and tactics using the Gamemaker engine to create simple game prototypes that illustrate a range of topics. Projects will be designed to encourage creative visual problem solving by allowing you the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media.

Explore Tracks for Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join us for five weeks of creative exploration. Are you looking for art classes that will encourage you to develop your skills and creativity? Look no further! Whether you’re interested in traditional or digital methods, our two 5-week tracks will leave you with the skills and confidence needed to take you to the next level in your art practice!

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Parents, get ready to frame these pieces! In this track, students flourish as they strengthen a diverse range of fine art skills, creating a strong foundation in 2D and 3D concepts.  Students are invited to develop their unique creative goals, style, and artistic voice through an enticing variety of representational and abstract assignments.

Courses include:

  1. Drawing & Painting Studio 
  2. Watercolor Landscapes & Nature
  3. Dynamic Figure Drawing
  4. Architecture & Interior Design
  5. Hands-on Art

Track cost: $2400 (savings of $600!)

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Explore endless possibilities for self-expression in a variety of courses that cultivate skills and encourage different approaches to creativity.

Courses Include:

  1. Illustrators in Training
  2. Animator’s Studio
  3. 3D Character Design
  4. Illustration: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  5. Game Design

Track cost: $2400 (savings of $600!)

1-Week Courses for Grades 3-5

Students in grades 3-5 are invited to become artists and makers this summer through guided workshops with professionally trained educators. This isn't just an arts and crafts camp, the Young Artists Workshop provides structured assignments that keep kiddos engaged, investigating, and learning all summer long. In addition to introducing your student to the universal power of creative thinking, we lead young artists to success in comprehending and creating intricate 2D and 3D portfolio pieces you'll cherish forever.

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A fun, hands-on exploration of the intersecting worlds of art and nature. Study the outdoor world in search of birds, bugs, plants and more to discover inspiration for your artwork! A variety of creative projects in the studio develop art and science awareness while building basic art and design skills in a variety of media. This class includes a field trip to the Natural History Museum, which is just next door!

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Do you love to draw and experiment with paints? In this class, young artists translate real-life objects onto paper using a wide range of media. You are encouraged to explore your ideas through personal expression, creative problem solving and inventive use of color, tools and materials. Projects will delve into the basic elements of art such as line, space, scale and texture to help develop the foundational skills necessary to build your voice as an artist.

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Art comes in all shapes, sizes and forms! In this exciting, multi-sensory experience, you will explore a variety of media and materials designed to bring your ideas to life. You’ll learn the basics of sculpture and hand-building with different materials in creative ways to help develop confidence in your own voices and abilities. This class is perfect for those of you who are interested in art but don’t know where to start! 

Can you really build a career with the arts?

The answer is yes! Even if you’re not planning on pursuing a creative career, 72% of business leaders say that creativity is the number one skill they are seeking when hiring, no matter the field. High school students are invited to join us for five weeks of artistic skill development and creative career exploration this summer. Each 5-week career track culminates in a capstone course that invites students to develop real-world career competencies essential for work-readiness to problem-solve a client-centered brief. PLUS all students enrolled in a career track are eligible for an exclusive portfolio review with Moore’s Admissions team!

PROGRAM FORMAT THIS SESSION

February 2022: As of this time, we plan to host in-person and online options for the Young Artists Workshop Summer 2022 session. Please check the course listings 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 Summer 2022 students
  • Ample sanitizing spaces across campus 
To read the full health and safety plan, please visit moore.edu/coronavirus 

SUPPLIES AND TECH REQUIREMENTS

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. 

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The YAW online experience is as engaging and exciting for young artists as always, even in the virtual realm. We encourage those thinking about joining us for YAW in spring 2021 to contact the Continuing Education office at ce@moore.edu in order to discuss how we can help you find your place in this special program.