Engage Arts has been open more than five years now, and I still feel incredibly lucky every day to have the chance to do something I love!

We moved last year to our new home at the historic Weldon House in Schwenksville!  The first floor is a unique Artisan Gallery Shop with all sorts of fine handmade items, art and photography, antiques, handpainted furniture, and so much more.  And the second floor is our new studio/classroom area with a beautiful front patio for Artsy Afternoons.

I'm Melissa Thurman, the owner.  I graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking, but I love to work in a variety of different media and styles.  Since I was 6 years old I've been drawing & painting, always knowing I wanted to be an artist when I grew up, but that was all I had figured out.  Then I got a job teaching at a studio during college and fell in love!  ​I have been teaching more than 12 years.  Personally I like to experiment and work in a variety of styles and mediums, and I aim to bring that same exploration to the class projects.  

We're expanding quite a bit right now, adding on visiting guest artist workshops, growing our camp program, venturing into off-site parties and workshops, and so much more.  Stop in for an Artsy Afternoonto check us out, and be sure to peruse the gallery shop a bit too!

​--  Melissa 


Located at the intersection of Route 29/73 and Spring Mount Rd, just up the hill from Schwenksville.

Gallery Parking is in the lower lot.

For classes and parties, please use the upper parking lot and the entrance to the rear of the building.

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Drawing Classes for Kids in Blue Bell, PA


Monday through Friday from 12 to 7

Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5

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Art Classes for Kids in Blue Bell, PA



1005 N Gravel Pike

Schwenksville PA 19473