To start, yes. We ask that you make the commitment of joining for one month of consecutive classes. In the case of an illness or other unexpected emergency where you cannot attend a class, we can tack one additional class onto the end of your session. In order to keep prices down, classes will no longer be pro-rated as of September 2023. Make-up classes will no longer be offered, except in the instance of an in progress project.
The initial class price for drawing and painting classes covers four classes. The initial class price for ceramics covers four classes as well as your first bag of clay.
Drawing and Painting: Your instructor will have a chat with you about any specific goals and what mediums you are interested in using. Once a reference image is found (either during class or brought from home), your instructor will help you get started and will be nearby for any questions or concerns you may have. The average student will complete one piece of art per month.
Wheel-Throwing Ceramics: Your instructor will give a demo and throw alongside of you! Your instructor will answer any questions you have as well as show you all of the basics of set-up and clean up. The average student will complete three pieces (one piece per class) and then paint their pieces on the fourth class.
Hand-Building Ceramics: Your instructor will have a chat with you aboutwhat you would like to accomplish. Your instructor will help you get started and will be nearby for any questions or concerns you may have. The amount of projects students will make per month ranges due to complexity and sizes of pieces.
Clay: If you will not be continuing class after your first month, the studio can buy back your clay or you can take it with you. *Note: Only students currently attending class are able to bring back their pieces to be fired. Projects not picked up within 3 months of creation date will be donated.
Drawings/Paintings: Stop by and pick up your projects!
After your first month, you can come to class whenever your schedule allows however, you must come on the day that you originally registered for. If you need to switch to a different day after your first month, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $30 per class after your first month. If extra clay is needed, it can be purchased at class ($25 for 10 lbs of clay).
Drawing and Painting: Since we have a rolling enrollment, we only allow three new registrations per month. Class sizes range from 15-20 students per month. If you would like to register with a group of friends, please email email@example.com for availability.
Ceramics: Since we have a rolling enrollment, we only allow three new registrations every other month. This allows newcomers to have time to settle in. Class sizes range from 10-15 students per month. If you would like to register with a group of friends, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
No. You must come during the specific day and time you originally registered for. If you need to switch to a different day after your first month, please email email@example.com.
No! Our teachers will guide you through the steps to create a masterpiece. Beginners and experienced artist are welcome!
No! All supplies are included.
Drawing and Painting: Acrylic, oil, watercolor, charcoal, chalk/oil pastels, shading pencils and some other mediums are available to use during class.
Ceramics: We offer a multitude of tools (ribbon tools, needle tools, wooden and silicone short/long ribs, etc.) used to complete pieces. Our selection of glazes includes; Amaco Artist's Choice Glaze, Amaco Lead-Free Low Fire Opalescent Glaze, Jungle gems, Blick Essential Gloss Glaze, as well as other glazes.
Due to limited space, we can only hold clay pieces for three months. If we have not heard from you within three months, pieces will be donated to local thrift stores.
No. Mixing clay can have disastrous effects. Clay can be purchased at class.
Current Students Only: If you know the exact type of clay used and what cone it needs to be fired to, pieces can be accepted on a case by case basis for a fee.
A full refund will be awarded if the student cancels three weeks prior to their start date. Cancelations after this time frame will be awarded studio credit only. All cancelations must be sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Cancelation refunds will only be awarded if emailed to the above email address. There are no refunds or make-ups for no-shows.
Students will be able to tack on one additional class the week after their session is over if they miss a class due to illness or unexpected emergency. Only one make-up class is allowed per student.
Artsy Afternoon is available Monday through Friday from 12-6 and Saturdays from 11-4 pm. Again please note that it typically takes 60-90 minutes to complete projects.
Summer Artsy Afternoon Hours (June 19 - August 25):
Monday - Friday (paint-your-own pottery only): 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Our artsy afternoon tables typically accommodate up to 6 people. If you expect to have more than 6 people at artsy afternoon, please register as a group through our "parties/groups" tab.
No. Due to the nature of the room, we are unable to provide a space for refreshments or gifts. If you would like to book a group of more than 6 people for an artsy afternoon, register as a group through our "parties/groups" tab.
Weekdays: During the week (Monday through Friday), reservations are not required however, we do ask that you give us a call if your party is larger than 4 people. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are the best days to enjoy paint-your-own pottery from 12-6 pm. Please note space is limited on Wednesday's from 5-6 pm. During the week, only paint-your-own pottery is available.
Saturdays: Our full range of projects is available only on Saturdays so we recommend reserving a table on the weekends. Check out our "current happenings" tab to reserve a space!
Weekdays: Paint-your-won pottery is available to paint.
Saturdays: Projects are pre-planned by our staff. Project choices include paint-your-own pottery, pre-planned canvas painting projects, and pre-planned hand-building clay options!
No. Wheel-throwing is only available as a class or workshop at this time.
Artsy afternoon projects range from $22 - $40 per project. There are no extra fees for seating, glazing, or firing.
Projects take around 90 minutes to complete. Detailed painters may take longer to complete projects.
Paint-your-own pottery projects take approximately two weeks to get back to you. A form will be at your table to fill in all of your contact information. We will give you a call or text when they are ready! Hand-built clay projects, larger projects, and larger artsy afternoon group projects may take longer to get back to you due to our limited kiln space. Please give us a call if you have not heard from us within two to three weeks: 484-968-3103 Projects not picked up within 3 months of creation date will be donated.
During the first 15 minutes of the party, a craft of the party child's choosing will be provided for each party go-er engaging in the project. Markers and paper will also be available for use. Then, a designated party instructor will walk you through your project which is normally completed within an hour. Once all party go-ers are done their project and washed up, it is time for pizza (if requested) and then cake! After eating, any favors provided by the parents/guardians can be handed out. Lastly, the parent/guardians will pay the remaining balance for the party.
Due to the nature of the room, there is no wall space for hanging banners. Balloons and table decorations (that are not loose like glitter/confetti) are great option! Please consult your party/event instructor prior to placing decorations in order to ensure they will not be in the way.
All deposits for parties are non-refundable. If a cancelation is necessary due to severe weather circumstances, you may reschedule your party.
No. Presents will be bagged and ready to easily grab at the end of the party.
For birthday parties we offer juice, water, cake (if requested), forks, napkins, cups, plates, candles, lighter, cake knife, table cloths, one free time craft per attendee participating in the project, smocks, and all other art supplies.
We understand the temptation to dress up for a party however please note that some of the supplies we use are not washable. There is always a risk of getting messy at an art studio. Close-toed shoes are also highly recommended.
The bakery we use has cakes that are peanut free however, are still processed in the same facility as peanuts, gluten, dyes, and other allergens. If you would not like to purchase a cake through us due to allergy concerns, $20 will be taken off your party total.
We offer a small amount of space to the side for approximately 5-10 parents to sit.
For canvas projects, please let us know your final headcount at least one week prior to the event. For other projects with specialty supplies, please notify us at least three weeks in advance with your headcount.
That is our pet rooster Rembrandt! He is kinda like a dog. He has been socialized around people his whole life and is pretty friendly. He can however get an attitude, as he is a teenager. He will chase you if you run from him but only because he wants to get inside. If he is blocking the door, just let him in. An employee will make sure he gets outside again. Please be aware as you are coming in and out of the parking lot. If you leave your car door/windows open, he may try to steal your car. Please do not feed or pet Rembrant without supervision.
Four classes are in each month/session. Some months are shorter due to holidays. You will be notified about any month with less than four classes and will be pro-rated accordingly. Please see our class calendar tab to see when new sessions start and end.
Your confirmation email will let you know your first date of class. Please see our class calendar tab to see when your session starts and ends, and to see any dates the studio is closed for holidays.
For most kids classes, yes! A trial class is $30 per student. Only one trial class per student. *Due to the nature of our ceramics classes, we can not offer trial classes for our ceramics classes.
Pro-Rations/Make-Ups: Classes will no longer be pro-rated as of September 2023. Make-up classes will no longer be offered. If a session is 3-weeks or less (per Engage's pre-planned schedule), the session will be pro-rated to the appropriate amount.
Refunds/Cancelations: A full refund will be awarded if the student cancels three weeks (21 days) prior to their start date. To receive studio credit, cancelations must be emailed to email@example.com one week (7 days) prior to your start date. Cancelation refunds will only be awarded if emailed to the above email address. Cancelations after this time frame will forfeit any studio credit/refund/class transference. There are no refunds or make-ups for no-shows.
Transferring Tuition to Another Session:
If a student is unable to attend a session and would like to transfer their payment to another upcoming session, a cancelation is necessary one week (7 days) prior to their start date. Tuition can only be transferred once. After tuition has been transferred once, it can no longer be transferred to another session and payment will be forfeited.
After your confirmation email is received, payment will be due. If you decide to continue classes into the next month, then the student becomes a "recurring student". Payment for recurring students is due by the 20th of each month in order to ensure that their space in class is reserved for the upcoming month (ex. Payment due on Feb 20th secures your child's space for March classes). An email will be sent on the 15th of each month as a reminder that payment is due for the upcoming month if your student will be continuing class.
No. We ensure each student never repeats a project.
We can offer a trial class in most of our classes! Email us for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yes. We do have a small seating area in our front room for parents who have children with anxiety and/or known behavioral problems. You can always take some time away and pop over to Moccia's Train Stop for some delicious food as well!
Since we have a rolling enrollment, we do not always know when space will become available in a waitlisted class. We will try our best to get you off the waitlist for the upcoming month. An email confirmation will be sent around the third week of the month if space becomes available!
At this time, we do not offer private lessons.
No! We make sure that campers do not repeat projects, regardless of how many weeks they sign-up for!
Unfortunately, we do not have enough wheels for all of our campers to try wheel-throwing. All campers will have other opportunities to work with clay during summer camp. Interested in wheel-throwing classes? Check out our kids classes, as they run all year long!
Smocks are available in-studio during messy projects however, we do recommend wearing clothes that you/your child does not mind getting messy. Please also send your camper in sneakers, as we do have outdoor fun as well! An extra set of clothes may be a good idea for a younger camper.
A water bottle and a snack or two are a great idea to bring, as we have breaks between projects! If your child is eating lunch with us, send your camper with a lunch box with an ice pack. Just let us know day of if your child will be staying for lunch. For younger campers, pack an extra set of clothes into a drawstring bag just in case an accident happens!
We typically do about two projects in the morning and two projects in the afternoon, breaking mid-day for lunch from 12-1 pm. Students will do drawing and painting projects, sculptural and mixed media projects, as well as clay projects. Between each project, students will have a chance to grab a drink and a snack. We have a front room with toys that campers will be able to use during certain free times. When the weather is nice, campers will be able to use our patio space to play as well as create projects and sometimes eat lunch. Camp teachers organize outdoor games and activities as well! At the end of the week, all clay projects will be sent home as well as anything that has been in the works. Campers with early drop-off or late pick-up will have access to toys and free time crafts.
Yes. All of our art teachers/instructors, and summer camp counselors have completed all clearances necessary in order to work with children in the state of Pennsylvania.
Please be aware in our parking lot, as we do have hens and studio cats on the property. Baelfire, our gray studio cat, is up to date on all vaccinations and has preventative flea and tick treatments. Please do not pet animals without the supervision of Melissa.
- We ask that campers under the age of 10 not bring electronic devices (ie. Nintendo Switches, Smart Watches, phones, Wii U, etc.). Kids will be using materials that may damage electronic devices. Students 10 and over are able to bring phones and Smart Watches however, we will not be held liable for any damaged/stolen electronic devices. Please ensure that your child understands that phones/watches are not to be used during project time other than to find reference images if allowed. Devices can be used during breaks for other appropriate purposes.
- Please do not bring stuffed toys, fidget toys, etc., as we use materials that may ruin toys. We will not be held liable for any damages to toys/electronic devices.
The majority of our campers are between the ages of 6 and 11. There are also a handful of students ages 12 to 14 in each session.
Of course! Check out our hours and pop in when we are open! Please note that we do offer classes Monday through Saturday. Our studio is pretty quiet Monday through Friday from 12 to 4:30 pm. See our "Kids School Year Classes" tab to see when we are bustling with class and find a time that works best for you!
Your 30% deposit is due within one week (7 days) of receiving your confirmation email. Deposits are non-refundable. If your deposit is not paid within the 7 day period, a new registration form is required. If you would like to check availability before re-registering, please call 484-968-3103 and have your deposit payment ready. The rest of your tuition is due on the first day of camp. Please come a little early on the first day in order to ensure we get everyone checked in in a timely manner.
Yes. Please let us know in advance if you will require a receipt with an EIN number, as we print them manually.
We are happy to accomodate students of all abilities and personalities, however if your student requires an aide/care professional at school we ask that accommodations be made by parents/guardians of the student for an aide/care professional at camp. Please call prior to registering for camp for more details: 484-968-3103
If your child displays violence towads staff and/or students and is creating an unsafe environment for themselves or others, they may be asked to leave camp. Intentional and malicious destruction of studio and/or other's property will also result in your child being removed from camp. All damage/repair costs are the responsibility of a parent/guardian.
Tuition of the week that these behaviors are displayed will not be refunded. Tuition of any future weeks will be refunded. Deposits are non-refundable.