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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

Allens Lane Art Center
601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546

WORKSHOPS - (One day events)

Allens Lane Art CenterSundays @ 10AM-2PM

  • April 22, 2018
  • May 20, 2018
  • June 24, 2018
  • July 22, 2018
  • Aug 19, 2018
  • Sept. 23, 2018
  • Oct. 21, 2018

Instructor: Allens Lane Faculty
Level: no experience necessary
Experience first hand the fast firing process of RAKU. Participants will be guided through the process of glazing, kiln loading, firing, and post-reduction cooling. Your beautiful lustrous pottery will be ready to take home that day. Bring 3-5 bisque pieces with you. An assortment of glazes will be available for your use at the ALAC studio. - Beginner's Welcome

$50 per person

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Kidz-Clay Saturdays- One Day Clay Workshops!
Instructor: Janice Strawder
Fun with ClayChildren will enjoy the tactile nature of clay while developing creative problem solving skills. Each class involves simple techniques and challenges for fun, unique solutions. These one-day projects will be kiln-fired to be picked up at a later date.
Saturdays, 10am - 12:00pm

Ages 6-12

  • For May 5 and June 2 workshops, please register at
  • May 5 - For The Birds Feeders
  • June 2 - Treasure Boxes

Cost: $30 (pre-registration required - no drop-in's)

Theater workshops for kids

Let Us Entertain You! (9 yrs and up)
Create a new show all in One Day

Saturday May 12, 2018
11:00am- 4:00pm
Performance at 3:30pm

Everyone is the star when they write and create their own show from scratch! Using improv games, brainstorming activities and story boards students will write, create, stage and perform their very own one of a kind show all in one day! The show may include music elements, dance elements, audience participation, drama, comedy, costumes, props and anything our imaginations can come up with that we can procure and rehearse in 4 hours! A light snack will be provided in the afternoon, but students are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to eat during the day.
Performance for family and friends will be at 3:30pm in the Allens Lane Theater!
Deadline to sign up for this class is Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

$80 per child

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Stage and Special Effects Makeup (10yrs old and up)
March 24, 2018

Student make up artists  will learn all the beginning basic techniques for doing stage and special effects make-up in a fun an interactive workshop, that will culminate with the students being able to successfully execute a make up design of their very own on themselves by the end of the workshop. The class will end with a “parade” displaying all our designs and makeup applications for family and friends as well as Photos from our Photo Booth to take home and keep. Just in time for Halloween fun, participants get to keep their “starter kit” of makeup that includes items used in class along with supplies they can use to practice other techniques they learned during the session. Materials Fee includes the starter kit of stage make up, and the case to keep it all in!
Because the materials needed for this workshop have to be ordered in advance, the deadline to register for this workshop is Sunday March 18th!
$40 +$25 Materials Fee

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