Engage Arts has been open five years now, and I still feel incredibly lucky every day to have the chance to do something I love.  We have had so many fantastic artists and students come through, and it's an honor to watch them grow in their time here.  Engage teaches classes, hosts parties and private events, we are a gallery/retail space and we also do custom artwork and murals. 

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 10 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 wall a bit too!

​--  Melissa 

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Mon, Tue - 12 to 8 pm

Wed - 12 to 6:30 pm

Thu, Fri - 12 to 7 pm

Sat - 10 am to 4 pm

Sun - by chance or appointment


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4031 Skippack PikeRear Building

Schwenksville, PA 19473

Located on Route 73 in Skippack Village

​Map and Directions Below

Mailing Address - 
PO Box 1263, Skippack, PA 19474


The studio is located on Route 73/Skippack Pike in Skippack Village near the intersection with Store Rd/Mensch Rd.  

The address for searching on maps and such is 4031 Skippack Pike, Schwenksville PA 19473.  

We're in between the Skippack Sweet Spot and Le Butler's Pantry, across from the Wine Bar and Skippack Pizza.  It's the rear building behind Berni Bridal.  You'll see the big sign out front, but won't see the actual studio building until you pull into the driveway.

There is parking located at the studio, just be careful pulling in and out as it's a narrow driveway and shared.