Afterschool Ceramics


For Ages 7-18


The Ceramics program provides students with the techniques needed to use clay as a medium of expression. No art experience required.  Students are able to learn the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques to design and produce their own unique functional and sculptural pieces.

The process of designing and building works in clay is used to explore and develop the students’ creative thinking process and to help them to focus their ideas and intent while building technical skills. They are introduced to the uses of ceramic materials in science, industry and contemporary life, the techniques of several clay artists and some historical clay works. Students are encouraged to engage in explaining and make meaning through their art. Students are exposed to ceramic artists from around the world.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Winter  Session (16 classes): Starts January 9
Spring Session (16 classes): (to be announced)


School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Dylan Muller, Instructor
Dylan received his BFA from Alfred University in Alfred, NY. He recently moved to Philadelphia and is participating in the Clay Studio work/exchange program involved in the daily operations of the school, gallery and Claymobile. He is a practicing ceramic artist who also works in the mediums of wood, glass, painting, and photography.

How to Register

One-time registration fee for 16 class session: $50

(scholarship available for those who qualify)

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West Park Cultural Center honored Janice Merendino who founded our afterschool Ceramics Program and retired after nine years as its instructor. A special scholarship was created in her name to provide a full school year of afterschool ceramics to a deserving child. Enjoy our special movie below.

The 2017 Janice Merendino Scholarship deadline is September 15th. Application