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
- 02/08/2021 - Clay kits & Zoom - the perfect match for creative fun!
- 11/16/2020 - Virtual residencies and winter workshops from the Claymobile!
- 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 2021-22 Claymobile partners!
See a list of our partners here!
- 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