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In 2014, the Wednesday Workshops program will expand from a bi-monthly to a weekly program. The program introduces young learners to artists and their processes and uses art as the basis for exploring objects and the world they inhabit. Beginning January 29th, join in on the fun and learning every Wednesday morning from 10:00-11:30am!


Full Winter 2014 Schedule:

  • January: 29th

  • February: 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

  • March: 5th and 26th (we will be installing a new show between the 5th and 26th and will not have workshops during this time)

The Wednesday Workshops program was launched in September of 2013 during The Way of Chopsticks, an installation project by Beijing-based artists Song Dong, Yin Xuizhen, with help from their young daughter, Song ErRui. Participants explored Chinese art and culture through interactive tours highlighting different aspects of the exhibition and art projects incorporating materials, techniques, and concepts related to those used to create the works on view.

During the PAA’s upcoming exhibition, William Daley: “14 for 7,” which will present select works from Daley’s celebrated career as a ceramic artist and be on view from January 23rd through March 9th 2014, Wednesday Workshops will focus on ceramic arts and sculpture. Join us every Wednesday from January 29th through March 9th to make your own play dough, hand build with clay, and use different tools to learn about texture and design.

Joanna Grim, the PAA’s Programs and Membership Coordinator who has a background in art history and creative writing, is the lead teacher for Wednesday Workshops. Ms. Grim has worked as a youth arts educator with numerous organizations, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Spiral Q Puppet Theatre, and Mighty Writers.

The cost of the program is $5.00 per child. Parents/Guardians must accompany the child and attend at no additional cost.

To register, email Joanna Grim at Groups are welcomed. Pre-registration is recommended for groups of 5 or more.