Claymobile Creations 2024

30th Anniversary

Jan 7th - Jan 28th, 2024

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Claymobile is our mobile community engagement program that collaborates with schools, summer camps, neighborhood organizations, and various social service agencies throughout the region. The program provides innovative, hands-on learning experiences that use the tactile medium of clay to nurture imagination, critical thinking, and persistence. Since its inception in 1994, Claymobile has served over 50,000 youth and adults.

Today, Claymobile is a dedicated team of six teaching artists focused solely on community engagement, teaching 860 classes at over 105 sites and serving over 5,800 people annually. Claymobile serves as a national model for community engagement and is recognized as one of the region's most cost-effective arts education opportunities that prioritizes equitable access to the arts. Our talented, deeply invested artist-educator staff include Nitza Walesca, Maria Albornoz, Abby O’Brien, Laure Krumenacker, FAO Schwarz Fellow Kayla Johnson, and Community Engagement Manager Julie Rosen. 

The Claymobile Creations Exhibition showcases work from our fall 2023 residencies, including K-12th grade students and adults inspired by regional Philadelphia cuisine.

The exhibition includes work from ages 2 to 92 from the following partnering sites:

ASPIRA Bilingual Cyber Charter School
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
Edwin M. Stanton School
Eliza Butler Kirkbride School
Freire Charter Middle School
InnovAge Pennsylvania LIFE
John Moffet Public School
Kensington CAPA
Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School
MaST Community Charter School
Penn Treaty School
Queen Memorial Library
Richard R. Wright School
Science Leadership Academy Middle School