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. 

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! 

Special Opportunities

Celebrate your Achievement

Receive a certificate of merit and transcript to commemorate your dedication to art & design


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.

Register for YAW Summer 2021

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 to contact the Continuing Education office at or 215.965.4030 in order to discuss how we can help you find your place in this special program.