Engage Art Studio

Paint Your Own Pottery

Come in any time we're open to glaze a selection of pre-made bisque pottery.
Beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces from our own artists as well as some more standard pre-made choices.  We recommend a reservation on the weekends as seating is limited in the studio at the moment.

​Weekly Kids Classes

If your desired class is waitlisted, enter your preferred months and we will confirm space once we know.  Because current students are allowed to continue coming until they decide to stop, we don't always know when a space will open up.


​Artsy Afternoon


​​​In-Studio Classes

Classes run a month at a time with new sessions starting the week of  January 3, January 31, February 28, March 28 (starts early since we're off the week of April 11 for Easter), May 2 (off May 27 - June 2), June 6, July 11 (off July 2-10) and keep going through the summer.


Mondays

Beginning Wheel Throwing - Ages 5+ - Kids will learn how to create pottery on the wheel, learning the basics of centering and pulling out their pots.  After 2-4 months in this class, kids will be transferred to the Intermediate Wheel Throwing Class on Thursday.  

Class is held from 4:45-5:45 and 6-7, choose your preferred time and kids will be split to keep the groups equal, cost is $110 per month

*This class fills quickly and so register and we will add you the list and let you know when space is available.


Handbuilding Ceramics - Ages 5+ - Kids will work with handbuilding techniques to create their unique clay sculptures and functional items.  They will get to design their pieces within the framework of a structure technique we are learning.  They will then glaze and finish their pieces to take home.  

Class is held for ages 5-8 from 4:45-5:45 and for ages 9+ from 6-7, cost is $100 per month


Inside Out: Emotional Wellness through Art - Ages 12-16 - This unique class is based in art therapy techniques; designed to encourage healthy coping through art expression. Students will be guided through fun lessons with themes like managing emotions and forming positive self identity while experimenting with a variety of art mediums.

Class is held from 5:15-6:30 for ages 12-16, cost is $85 per month



Tuesdays

Art Jumble- Ages 5+ - This class lets kids experiment with all types of materials.  They will build with clay, draw & paint, collage, and create found object and mixed material projects, completing a different unique project each night.  

Class is held for ages 5+ from 5-6 pm, cost is $90 per month 


Drawing & Painting - Ages 8-9 - Using pencil, paint, watercolor, and other materials the kids will complete projects which develop basic skills further while also learning about artists and styles and experimenting with a more advanced materials too.

Class is held for ages 8-9 from 6:15-7:15 pm, cost is $85 per month


Wednesdays


Drawing & Painting- Ages 10+ - Using pencil, paint, watercolor, and other materials the kids will complete projects which develop basic skills further while also learning about artists and styles and experimenting with a more advanced material every now and then.  

Class is held for ages 10+ from 5-6:15 pm, cost is $85 per month


Drawing Fundamentals - Ages 9+ - For the kids who don't like to paint or just want to focus on basics, this class will have kids working in a sketchbook (provided) to complete drawing exercises focused on specifically developing realism, mark making, shading, and texture with pencil and colored pencil only.

Class is held for ages 9+ from 6:30-7:30, cost is $85 per month


Anime Character Design- Ages 10+ - Learn basic anime/manga figure development including shading, anatomy, unique styles, and more. Work in pencil and ink in a variety of styles while exploring your own too. 

Class is held for ages 10+ from 5-6 pm, cost is $85 per month


Thursdays


Unique Projects, Props, and Wearables - Ages 9+ - Designed for kids who have a creative mind and want to bring a unique vision to life.  In this class, kids will work within a designated project structure, but with creative freedom in the design process.  They will design their piece and then bring it to life with various found object sculpture techniques.  Projects may be functional, wearable, or just for fun.  Some projects may run beyond the month as we let the kids develop out the projects and see where things go.  Months can be pro-rated to finish. 

Class is held for ages 9+ from 4:45-6 pm, cost is $90 per month


Advanced Drawing & Painting - Ages 11+ (with admission approval) - More advanced students will enjoy this class to work on further developing their skills with projects that allow them to explore their own personal style and work a bit more at their own pace.  Please contact us to discuss your child's enrollment in this class, we will want to see samples of their work to determine if they are ready for this class.  A strong foundation in drawing realistically is required.   If you have been in before, then you are of course approved to enroll in it now.  The Wednesday class is open to all students if they are not yet ready for the advanced class.

Class is held from 6:30-7:45 pm, cost is $85 per month


Intermediate Wheel Throwing Pottery- Ages 5+ - After learning the basics in the Monday class, kids here will be challenged with new shapes, altered pieces, and work to further their skills.  They will then glaze and finish their pieces to take home.  

Class is held from 4:45-5:45pm and from 6-7 pm, choose your preferred time and kids will be split across the two groups, cost is $110 per month

Must attend the Monday beginning class for a few months prior to moving over to the Intermediate class.  Once you've taken intermediate you can return any time


Fridays

Homeschool Art Class - Ages 5-12 - Designed for children who are homeschooled, this class will help you further expose your child to a variety of fine art areas with a different one-day project offered each week.  We'll work on drawing fundamentals, ceramic sculpture, and a bit of material and style exploration with mixed media projects and art history based lessons.  Dates and projects are listed below, simply register for those you would like to attend and pay for each class as you go. 

Class is held for ages 5-12 from 2:30-4.  Class is $22 for one child, sibling discounts apply, choose from individual projects in the registration form below, or check them all of and come every week. 


Drawing & Painting - Ages 5-7 - Using pencil, paint, watercolor, and other materials the kids will complete projects which develop basic skills further while also learning about artists and styles and experimenting with a more advanced materials too.
Class is held for ages 5-7 from 5-6 pm, cost is $85 per month



Saturdays

Mom & Me Class- Ages 3-6 - Of course dads, grandparents, and such are all welcome!  In Mom & Me class kids will work on projects experimenting with all types of materials - building with clay, painting, collaging, and creating found object and mixed material projects.  

Class is held for ages 3-6 from 10:15-11, cost is $90 per month

*This class is currently full but please register and we will add you the waitlist and let you know when space is available.

Art Jumble- Ages 5+ - This class lets kids experiment with all types of materials.  They will build with clay, draw & paint, collage, and create found object and mixed material projects and crafts, completing a different unique project each day.  

Class is held for ages 5+ from 11:15-12:15, cost is $90 per month


Artsy Afternoon Open Studio

​Saturdays from 11 - 4


A new set of projects is offered each month with canvas paintings, hand-building ceramics, paint-your-own pottery, and other projects available!


Everyone in your group can choose what they would like to create and we'll help you with the steps along the way.

Projects are appropriate for ages 5 and up, with adult options too!
Some projects will need to be fired in the kiln and picked up 2-3 weeks later.
It takes about 60 - 90 minutes to create a project. Project prices range from $20 - $38. Choose your start time from the form below or give us a call.

Wheel ceramics are not offered at artsy afternoon. Submitting the form below makes sure we have a table reserved for you!


Additional Information Regarding Classes

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Classes are offered weekly on the days and times listed above. There's generally room to start mid-month, so you

don't have to wait, and we'll pro-rate the session price accordingly. 


All supplies are included for class, as well as a smock for when we're being messy. But we do often use materials which

do not wash out, so please dress appropriately in case the smock does not catch everything. Classes for ages 5 and

up allow you to drop off, but I do also have a small seating area if you prefer to stay.


If you have a shy child, we'd be happy to offer a trial class for them to get to know the studio a bit, just give us a call

to arrange. Or Artsy Afternoon drop in times are perfect for that as well.


If you have any problems registering, you can email your details to register@engagearts.com or call 484.968.3103.  


We are located at the intersection of Gravel Pike and

Spring Mount Rd in Schwenksville. 

Parking is available in the upper lot at the studio. Directions and other info here.