Main Line Art Center

Art Education for Adults

Whether you're brand new to art or a seasoned artist ready to take your work to the next level, we have a class or workshop that meets your schedule and will exceed your expectations! A frequent winner of "best of" awards, our programs are purposefully kept small so that instruction can be individualized and connections can be fostered among students and Teaching Artists. We've recently revamped our programs making it easy for beginners to get started and intermediate and advanced artists to continue to grow in their practice.

Need some help? Don't hesitate to call our registrar at 610.520.0272 ext. 110 with any questions!


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ART EDUCATION OFFERINGS

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Sneak Peek Week

These fun, low cost/low commitment workshops at the beginning of most sessions, and a great way to explore our creative community as you try something new. Think of your Teaching Artist as a tour guide. On the itinerary? Interesting demos; quick, picture-worthy projects; and of course, fun! Bring a friend, a date, or a group and get ready to have a great time. Advanced registration required, but these workshops are guaranteed to run as long as 1 student is registered.

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Discovery Classes

Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes are will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques of a particular medium alongside other first-time artists. Whet your appetite, meet some new people, then move on to the main course for a more immersive experience – our Foundation and Classics Classes. Advanced registration required, but these classes are guaranteed to run as long as 1 student is registered.

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Foundations Classes - Coming This Winter!

Perfect for beginners with some experience or students who have taken a Discovery Class, Foundations are survey classes that dive deeper into a particular medium and cover specific core skills. Think “Painting 101.” In a social and supportive environment, develop a strong base on which to grow your artistic practice. And where better to build that base than at an Art Center that routinely wins awards for high-quality instruction?

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Classics

These core-courses never go out of style and are offered almost every session. Appealing to a range of levels--from those with some experience or who have completed Foundations classes, to the advanced artist--these classes meet weekly to explore a particular aspect of art-making in-depth in a supportive and encouraging classroom community. Many students take these classes session after session, deepening their knowledge while developing close relationships with their teachers and fellow students. Minimum enrollment needed to run these programs, so please register promptly.

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Special Topics

Varying from one day workshops to multi-week classes, Special Topics are offered once or twice throughout the year and are perfect for learning a new technique, working with a new material, or exploring a specific process. Minimum enrollment needed to run these programs, so please register promptly.

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Open Studios

Open to our Members, Open Studios offer the perfect opportunity to practice new techniques, complete your work from class, or explore your own ambitions in our beautiful studios.



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Design Your Own Class

Whether you’re putting together a girls’ night, bachelorette party, bridal or baby shower, or a couple’s get-together, Main Line Art Center can help you plan a fun and laid-back experience with authentic flair! Seriously…who gets inspired by a store in a strip mall!? You’ll work with an actual artist in an actual art studio, and everyone will leave with a one-of-a-kind work of art – not a reproduction of something you’ve seen before. And you’ll have a ton of fun. Guaranteed laughs and unlimited artsy selfies.

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746 Panmure Road
Haverford, PA 19041
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