Claymobile's Youth Programs
Claymobile partners with youth serving organizations, such as schools, community centers, and summer camps, to bring ceramics to the Philadelphia community. Our professional teaching artists provide arts education opportunities that use the tactile medium of clay to nurture imagination, critical thinking, and persistence. We offer both one-time workshops and residencies ranging from 6 to 12 weeks in length. Claymobile operates all year round.
Claymobile's Adult Programs
Claymobile partners with older adult centers, neighborhood organizations, and community spaces to bring a pop up ceramic studio to the Philadelphia community. Our teaching artists provide arts opportunities using the tactile medium of clay for creative expression, skill building, and social engagement. We offer both one-time workshops and residencies.
Barro en el Barrio
Programa gratis para adultos de 55 años en adelante ubicados en el vecindario de Norris Square. No es necesario tener experiencia en cerámica. Los instructores son bilingües (inglés/español). Se requiere pre-registro. (Free program for older adults (age 55+) in the Norris Square neighborhood. No ceramics experience is necessary. All instructors are bilingual (English/Spanish). Pre-registration is required.)
Claymobile's Virtual Programs
Our Claymobile goes Zoom! Claymobile's virtual programs allow students to safely create with clay from home or at your center in an online setting. Our professional teaching artists join students in Zoom to provide a virtual, hands-on lesson accompanied by a kit containing traditional clay or air dry clay. Virtual crafting sessions using other materials and mediums are also available. Sessions are typically 45-minutes in length.
Art Education Resources
New resources from the Claymobile! Our team has put together a variety of resources including classroom posters, handouts, lesson plans, and vocabulary sheets. Our vocabulary sheets, classroom posters, and many of our handouts are available in both English and Spanish. We are constantly updating the content, so check back often for new resources.
Additional Program Info
- Download a printable flyer about the Claymobile Program
- View previous Claymobile Newsletters
- 09/14/2020 - Claymobile's summer of virtual & socially distant programs
- 05/07/2020 - Claymobile to Go! - new virtual options from the Claymobile
- 03/18/2020 - An update on the Claymobile!
- 12/03/2019 - What does Claymobile and an elephant have in common?!
- 11/26/2019 - This fall with the Claymobile!
- 08/12/2019 - Heading back to school with the Claymobile!
- 05/23/2019 - Spring newsletter from the Claymobile!
- 12/21/2018 - Happy Holidays from the Claymobile
- 09/13/2018 - Exciting news from the Claymobile
- Thank you to our 2019-20 Claymobile partners!
11th Street Health Services • A Plus Academy • Active Day of Center City • ADAC Crusaders • Al-Aqsa Islamic Society • Anna B. Day School • Art-Reach • Asian Arts Initiative • Bayard Taylor School • Belmont Academy Charter School • Better Tomorrows • Camden County Library System - Ferry Ave Branch • Camden County Library System - Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch • Camelot Academy East • Camelot Academy of Philadelphia • Carson Valley Children’s Aid • Catholic Social Services • Children’s Village • Christ the King School • Congreso • Cristo Rey High School • Drueding Center • E.M. Stanton School • Edison High School • Episcopal Community Services • Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences • Feria del Bario • Free Library of Philadelphia • Free Library of Philadelphia - Cecil B Moore Library • Free Library of Philadeladelphia - Eastwick Library • Free Library of Philadelphia - Kensington Library • Free Library of Philadelphia - Lawncrest Library • Free Library of Philadelphia - Tacony Library • General Philip Kearny School • George Sharswood School • Glen Foerd on the Delaware • Gateway to College - Community College of Philadelphlia • Grace Trinity Academy • Henry A. Brown School • Hill College House - University of Pennsylvania • Historic Fair Hill • Holy Cross Catholic School • Inglis House • InLiquid • InnovAge Life • Inquiry Charter School • James Addams Place • James Logan School • James R. Ludlow School • Jazz on the Ave • John Moffet Elementary • Kinder Academy • Laurel Square Health & Rehabilitation Center • Lenfest Center - North 10 Philadephia • Mastery Charter - East Camden Middle • Mastery Charter School - Molina Elementary • Mastery Charter School - Pickett Campus • Mastery Charter School - Prep Elementary • Mastery Charter School - Thomas Campus • Merakey • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries • National Museum of American Jewish History • Norris Square Community Alliance • Olney Charter High School • One Bright Ray Community High School • Overbrook High School • People for People Charter School • Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center • Philly Friendship Circle • Phillip Murrary House • Piazza Pod Park • Please Touch Museum • Pop Up Play • Primrose School of Center City • Project Home • Robin’s Nest Early Learning Center • Salvation Army West Corps • Salvation Army Central Corps • Salvation Army Pioneer Corps • Salvation Army Tabernacle Corps • Salvation Army Temple Corps • Science Leadership Academy Middle School • Solomon Solis-Cohen Elementary • Somerset Early Learning Academy • Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School • Spring Garden School • St. Albert the Great School • St. James School • St. Malachy Catholic School • Stephen Girard Elementary School • Strawberry Mansion High School • Summer at Courtyard Camp • The Art Well • The Baptist Worship Center • The City School • Treehouse Books • Vaux Big Picture High School • Visitation BVM Catholic School • Western Learning Center • Widener Memorial School • William Cramp School • William H. Hunter School • William McKinley Elementary School • Women Against Abuse
- View our Claymobile partner map
Claymobile works throughout the Philadelphia region. View our map of partner sites!
K-12 students served each year by Claymobile
Claymobile residencies partnering with schools and organizations that serve at least 75% of students with economic need
students in the U.S. who have never had any formal art education (source: NEA)
donation supports a Claymobile class for one student