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 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!


WINTER Classes and Workshops

Currently, because Allens Lane Art Center is following the CDC guidelines of shutting down it's programs, there are currently no classes running at the center.  We also anticipate that our next session of classes will be rescheduled for a later start date.  Please make sure you sign up for our email newsletter here or follow us on to receive announcements about when classes will resume.  - Thank you.


  • Hand and Wheel
  • Creative Handbuilding & Tilemaking
  • NEW - Kidz-Clay Saturday Workshops (ages 6-12)
  • NEW - Teen & Adult Intro to Pottery
  • Fun with Clay I & II (ages 5-14)
  • Open Studio Access
  • RAKU Workshops (monthly)
  • NEW DATES - Friday Night Clay Dates (BYOB)
  • NEW - Ceramics for Seniors


  • Staging Silverstein (ages 6-10)
  • Improv. & Scene Study (ages 10-17)


  • Figure Model Drawing (live model)
  • NEW - Abstracting the Figure


  • American Tribal Style Dance
  • Nia Dance Technique
  • Appalachian Clogging
  • Swing, Blues and Tango Dance
  • Tap for Adults
  • Core Fusion / Ballet & Modern Dance Mat & Barre

Friday Night Clay Dates

Looking for something really fun and different to do on a Friday night?  Sign up for our amazing Friday Nigh Clay Dates.  Bring a friend, a date, or come by yourself and make new friends. Discover your hidden talents or renew your creative flair. Our master ceramics instructor will present an introductory lesson for you to try your hand at. During the evening you will make your ceramic masterpiece and even glaze it.  At the end of the night, we keep your creation so that it can be fired in our kilns.  When it's ready, you can come and pick it up to have a permanent memento of your fun night out.  Bring an apron or dress accordingly. Clay and tools will be provided. Beverage and light snacks included - Clay Dates are BYOB.

This is also a great idea for private parties, corporate retreats, team building exercises or just a great excuse to get all your friends together.  If you are interested in arranging a Private Clay Date party for groups of 8 or more on a date not listed below, please inquire at to make arrangements.  Otherwise, please click on the link below to register for one of these sessions.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Janice Strawder
$35.00 per person - all art materials, tools and instruction included

Each month we offer a new project for you to try:

Home & Garden Pockets - May 8, 2020
The Potter’s Wheel - June 12, 2020
Pitcher Perfect - July 10, 2020
Coffee That - Aug. 14, 2020


Registration is now open for our Summer Art Camp: June 22 - August 14, 2020.

Allens Lane Art Center hosts children (ages 5 - 13) for up to 8 weeks of an amazing camp experience. Children are welcome to attend for just one week or stay for all eight. Our campers get professional instruction in a wide variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, crafts, ceramics, voice, theater, dance, and much more at one of the best art camps in Philadelphia. Campers also work towards creating a wonderful gallery exhibition of their work as well as produce a fantastic play each year on our main stage.  Discounts available for returning campers, more than one child attending camp, active military parents and a friend referral program.

Unfortunately, our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, March 28 at 11am has been cancelled. BUT, we'd love to have you join us for our next scheduled OPEN HOUSE on either May 2 at 11am or May 16 at 4pm.

Gallery Exhibition with Maggie Mills - Cancelled

Our scheduled exhibition of artist Maggie Mills (Mar. 23 - Apr. 24) with a reception on Apr. 4th has been cancelled.

Please visit the artist's website at 

FREE CHILDREN'S PLAY - MARCH 28 @ 10am - Cancelled

Unfortunately, this free children's theater performance (The Beast in the Bayou, presented by Enchantment Theater) has been cancelled due to the shut-down.

The Understudy - Cancelled

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, we regret to say that the final production of our theater season - Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy been cancelled.  Anyone who purchased tickets for these performances will be able to get a full refund on their ticket purchases.  - THANK YOU.

Volunteer Day - May 16, 2020

Allens Lane Art Center is looking for volunteers (ages 16+) to help clean up the wonderful bit of Fairmount Park that we sit on.  We need people to come help us with a variety of yard work  like raking, sweeping, cleaning, pruning and a bunch of other dirty jobs.  Refreshments will be provided.  Come dress to get dirty and help make our wonderful park shine!  We are asking volunteers come for at least one 2 hour shift (9 - 11am, 11am - 1pm or 12 - 2pm) or come early and stay all day. Volunteers are asked to RSVP your attendance and which shift or shifts you'd like to sign up for to

Help support Allens Lane!

Help Support Allens Lane Art Center by making a donation.  It's easy to do and we'll make sure your support goes a long way! - THANK YOU!

Children's Birthday Parties

Allens Lane Art Center has a brand new birthday party program for children and young teens!

Let our expert Birthday Party Directors, Claire Drake and Janice Strawder, take care of entertaining your children with a variety of fun and interactive themed parties like Music Parties, Themed Parties, Theater Parties, Ceramic Parties and more!

After your party, let your kids run off some extra steam in our playground. It's sure to be a big hit with all your guests!

Become a Board Member

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.

Allens Lane Art Center wins the 2019 George Bartol Arts Education Award.

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!