ArtFusion 19464 offers several free programs throughout the year. Programs are for a specific class topic and are usually open to a particular student population, such as children ages 8-12, military veterans, etc. Programs are often funded by local businesses or organizations. If your business would be interested in sponsoring one of our programs, please call 610-326-2506 or email us for more information.
See below for our current free programs. Please note that students may apply for and attend only one free program per session.
New this summer, this open studio style, drop-in class is free for kids 8 and up. Students can bring their own project to work on, or choose to participate in the project of the day. Students can attend as many or as few of these classes as they like. While this class is free, we do ask that students preregister by filling our our student registration form and that students bring a sketch pad with them. Class runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:30pm beginning 6/25. (No classes will run the week of July 4.)
We are currently accepting applications for the following free programs, sponsored by The Greater Pottstown Foundation:
Fall Programs for Kids
Sponsored by The Greater Pottstown Foundation, these fun free classes offer students a chance to explore their creativity. For kids ages 8-12, Art Academy is a general arts exploration class where students work with many different mediums, and Clay Academy teaches students how to create with clay. Both programs begin October 4 and run Fridays from 4:30-6pm for 8 weeks. Click here to download an application. Applications are due by September 13.
Please note: Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. We encourage everyone who is interested to apply. However those students who qualify for free or reduced lunch and those who have not attended a free program with us before will be given priority. We will accept applications until our deadline and then make a determination of who has been accepted into our programs.
2019 Programs for Teens
Teen Mixed Media (ages 13-18)
Teen Mixed Media is a series of seven four-week programs, each of which concentrates on a specific topic or medium: recycled art, painting, jewelry, figure drawing, glass, fiber and pottery. Students can apply to attend as many of the sessions as they like. Each program has its own application deadline, so please check the application for complete details. Click here to download an application. Please note: the first session of recycled art has been cancelled.
Teen Video Club (ages 13-18)
Students will work independently in developing powerful and meaningful videos. Students will use their phones and video cameras along with software for editing.
Students will learn:
- Theory of film, moving pictures to tell a story in 24 frames per second
- The different roles in movie making: writer, director, producer, gaffer, cinematographer, editor, etc.
- The different types of shots (close up, medium shot, two shot, long shot) and the reasons they flow together to tell a story.
- How to set up shots and learn about depth of view, and look of outward regard shots.
- Brief introduction into lighting for movies
- Brief introduction into editing techniques
- Viewing clips that use the film theory discussed. or that show the art of film (age depending)
- Brief history of movie making, from silent era to studio system to independent films to YouTube videos
This program runs 10 times, meeting once a month on Sundays. The first meeting will be April 14 from 11am-12:30pm. Future Sunday dates to be determined. Click here to download an application.
Teen Chess Club (ages 14+)
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5:30pm. Program begins April 16 and runs through July 20. Each meeting will start with instruction followed by over the board play. No experience necessary! To register for this program, please fill out our student registration form here. There is a $15 registration fee for this program.
Please note: Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. While we encourage everyone who is interested to apply, those students who qualify for free or reduced lunch and those who have not attended a free program with us before will be given priority. We will accept applications until our deadline and then make a determination of who has been accepted into our programs.