Are you interested in learning a new trade like upholstery? What about trying your hand at creating your own mosaic masterpiece? These classes and more are starting their summer sessions at the Portside-- now is the perfect time to pick up an old hobby you've lost the time for, or to find a new one!
Take a look at our full list of Adult Workshops and Classes for the Summer
Five of the ladies of Portside Arts Center spent their Memorial Day Weekend camping, bonding, and having fun aboard the Portside ArtsMobile in historic Jim Thorpe, PA.
They tackled an 8 mile bike ride, a 5 hour white water rafting excursion, and visited the local museums and artisans for some great inspiration to bring back to Port Richmond.
We love this quote by Maya Angelou-- and the beautiful illustration by artist Lisa Congdon.
Creativity is something to be nurtured and shared, and developing an interest in the arts early in life can improve academic performance, increase confidence, and teach children the value of problem solving.
Consider signing your child up for Portside's Summer Arts Camp!
Our camp allows children to experience many different art forms such as; drawing, painting, printmaking, clay sculpture, mosaic, collage, puppetry, found object sculpture and more.
Click here to learn more.
About our program & visual arts curriculum
The Portside’s Summer Arts Camp introduces children ages 4-7 Minnow and 8-12 Sharks to the fundamentals of arts education through hands-on visual arts and arts integration activities, as well as theater arts, character building and out bound field trips.
Portside’s summer camp will allow children to experience many different art forms such as; drawing, painting, printmaking, clay sculpture, mosaic, collage, puppetry, found object sculpture and more.
Our visual arts curriculum is designed to teach our students about different art materials, tools, and techniques. We introduce our students to a wide variety of materials such as acrylic paint, oil pastels, ink, paper mache, clay, canvas, chalk pastels, charcoal, paint brushes, and much more.
Our programming finds it important to incorporate recycled materials into our projects as a way to teach students how to re-use and re-imagine everyday objects.
Throughout the summer our students will learn visual arts skills such as; composition, perspective, form, line, gesture, light and color, depth, expression, proportion and texture. Every week our campers learn about different artists, art forms, and cultures from around the world.
Click here for session schedules and registration!
We are looking for enthusiastic, capable volunteers or interns for our new Spring into Summer Camp at Portside Arts Center!
Camp runs weekdays from May 26th to June 16th, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
This is a great opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the visual arts and arts education.
Visit http://www.portsideartscenter.org/volunteer -or-
http://www.portsideartscenter.org/internship-opportunities to apply!
Our raffle for a brand new TV generously donated by Philadelphia Pharmacy runs through August 14. A $1 donation enters you into the raffle, and you can enter as many times as you wish. All proceeds from the raffle go to Portside's Student Scholarship Fund for children and teens of limited resources.
To enter: visit Portside at 2531 Lehigh Avenue, Mon-Fri from 10-6 and fill out a submission!
If you or your child are currently enrolled in any of our programs, don't forget to stop by the office and enter!