PHYSICAL SUMMER ART CAMP 2020 IS BACK ON!
With the announcement that the state is set to go into the yellow zone by June 5, and following the guidelines provided by the CDC, Allens Lane Art Center is once again opening up registration to our physical summer art camp (although with changes).
June 22 - August 14, 2020.
Physical Camp: You read that right. Allens Lane Art Center will once again host our campers for a summer of fun and arts education. We will be adhering to new CDC guidelines as well as best practices to keep our campers safe. Attendance will be limited to 40 campers. These 40 campers will be split into 4 bunks, based on age. There are 10 spots available for each age group (with such limited availability, we expect that the camp will fill up rather quickly). Each bunk of 10 campers will stay together throughout the day and will not interact with the other groups. Each bunk will be assigned a single work room within the center and will have as much outside time as possible (even holding classes outside, weather permitting). Aside from all the new safety measures, the registration options for camp are quite different from years past. Parents may choose a 4 week or 8 week camp enrollment. To learn more about our new camp registration policy, our new safety policies and procedures and our online registration, please click here.
Virtual Camp: The center is also offering a virtual summer art camp experience. Our new virtual camp program is an 8 week camp experience, divided up by age to provide quality, targeted instruction in both the visual and performing arts. Campers may enroll in virtual camp by the week - attend all 8 or just 1 week, virtually. Click here to learn more and register for our Virtual Summer Art Camp.
Open House (being presented virtually): On Saturday, June 6th at 1pm, we will be hosting an open house (via Zoom) where you will hear from our Camp Director, Sherry Ashton, about our plans for both camps this year. To join our open house, register online to receive the required login information. Register for our Open House (free) here.
Stuck At Home Art Challenges!
We're all stuck at home so why not make the best of it? Below are a number of fun challenges that the artists at Allens Lane Art Center have come up with! These challenges are for both kids and adults so bring your creativity and have some fun! Everyone is invited to record their challenges (photo or video) and share them with us. You can email them to info@allenslaneorg or post them right on our facebook page at facebook.com/allenslaneartcenter. Each week we will take the best submissions and post them on our website and share them with our audiences!
Don't just sit there, take the challenge!
Summer Art Camp Open House
Want to know how this will all work? Register (free) to join us on Saturday, June 6th at 1pm for our Open House (offered virtually). Parents will learn from our Camp Director, Sherry Ashton, and her staff about our new camp programs and what we have in store for the campers. Click here to register for the Open House.
Help Support the Center!
As you can imagine, the center has taken a substantial financial hit during these strange Covid-19 times. We are asking all our friends and neighbors to please consider helping by making a donation to the center so that we can get through this.
We want to hear from you!
Your feedback means a lot to us and helps us craft the type of programming you want in your community. It only takes a few minutes and doing so enters you into a drawing for an Allens Lane Art Center $25 gift card.
Resources for Artists (Covid-19 Support)
Emergency Gap Relief Fund for Philly's Black Working Artists
Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for the City of Philadelphia
PA Humanities Council: Pop-Up Grants for Cultural Producers
Theatre Philadelphia Emergency Relief
Creative Digital Activities for Families and Educators
Are you interested in supporting the arts, giving back to your community and helping others achieve their dreams?
Allens Lane Art Center welcomes submissions from its new online board member application form. Learn about the different types of people that the Center is looking for and what being on the Board of Directors entails.
The Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation has selected Allens Lane Art Center as the winner of the 2019 George Bartol Arts Education Award to honor their Vision Thru Art program which provides sculpture classes for blind and low vision adults. The Award is given to an organization that provides sustained, meaningful participation in the arts; that demonstrates an active engagement in the lives of its students and community; and that maintains high artistic standards for its faculty and students.
After you take a look at the video above, please consider helping us by joining our Friends Circle to help support this amazing program. Vision Thru Art is a weekly sculpture class for blind and visually-impaired artists that has called Allens Lane Art Center home for over 35 years. This 33 week series of classes hosts up to 40 artists (mostly seniors) and is completely free. Help us to ensure that Vision Thru Art keeps going for another 30 years and more. – THANK YOU!