Classes are led by practicing artists with exceptional teaching skills who deepen the educational and artistic experience of our participants. Weekly classes and one-day workshops serve youth through adults. They include hands-on activities focusing upon learning arts disciplines, encouraging inter-disciplinary thinking and lifelong learning.
South Jersey’s premier ceramic/clay program is led by the area’s top ceramic artists and includes weekly classes in hand building, potter’s wheel, raku and an associate program. Weekly classes serve youth through adults. Woodfiring workshops at the South Jersey wood kiln are offered throughout the year.
Perkins has recently partnered with The Monarch School of Dance to provide youth as young as three through adult the opportunity to experience the “joy of dance” without fear. The program is led by professionals who instill the foundation of dance education in an inspiring, fun and friendly environment.
The Conservatory of Music at Perkins Center for the Arts has been the premier provider of private and ensemble music instruction in the region since 1977. Programs support and expand the understanding and appreciation of classical and contemporary music by the greater community while employing and supporting professional musicians who preserve, teach and promote this work.
The Performance Series includes Family Concerts, Moorestown DeCafe, Arts and Healing performances and more. Audiences enjoy the work of established and emerging artists from the region. The Family Concerts feature classical and international music and the Moorestown DeCafé presents singer/songwriters, jazz, folk and blues.
Juried and curated art exhibitions including 2 juried exhibitions that provide opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit their work and earn museum purchase and juror’s awards; 6 curated exhibitions at the center’s award winning Collingswood gallery and c) the annual Members & Faculty Exhibition.
The Summer Arts Camp embraces STEAM Education and equally focuses on the arts and environmental education to facilitate creative expression of environmental scientific learning through visual, performing, literary and environmental arts. Campers learn how to take the ideas generated through exploring the theme and transform it into a painting, a play, a song or a sculpture.
The Folklife Center documents cultural traditions in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. We are currently engaging local communities to develop the Tastefully South Jersey Workshop Series and Exhibition. Discover more about our folk arts residencies and the folklife traditions that give our region its special character.