Join YAP!


YAP is an after-school art program for high school students that equips them with the tools to thrive in today’s creative economy. Through a combination of individual project-based learning and instruction from experienced artist mentors, teen artists develop their talents in a range of digital media and fine-art practices, from animation and illustration to drawing, painting, and printmaking.

Contact Daniel de Jesús @ to schedule an interview or further information. Or call him @ (215) 423-6320.


YAP is currently having virtual classes. all in person work is on a limited basis and scheduled with students in our Social Justice Fashion Program only.

When operations return to in person studio learning we will again be open Monday – Friday, 3 PM – 6 PM

Fall/Winter (September – December). – Winter/Spring (January – June).

If you are a new student, please fill out the general application and fill out the form for the specific class you wish to take.

Download the YAP General application


A desire to learn, a strong sense of personal responsibility, and a commitment to completing the program are a must. All skill levels accepted. No prior artistic training is necessary.


$30 per semester* to cover the cost of materials and supplies.*Young artists who are covered by Health Partners Plans will have the fee waived.

Classes & Tracks


The Youth Artist Program operates on a track system. A track is a personalized program developed for each student based on their skill level.

Each track can include any of the following programs

2D Elements – projects focus on drawing. We cover perspective, shading, anatomy, and medium applications. Much of the work is based on observation.

Independent projects – These are projects that give space for Youth to work on projects of their own choosing. These projects can include illustration (character art, comic books) painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil, and ink).

Printmaking – The Youth Artist Program began as a commercial art training workshop. In that tradition, we continue to work in the art of printmaking. we have a focus on silk screen printing, but also create woodcuts and other forms of printmaking practices.

Workshops – Guest artists come and perform workshops and all youth artists are expected to participate. these are often scheduled in advance and are mandatory.


Photography – Wednesdays 4 pm – 6 pm

Award-winning photographer and educator Tony Rocco guides you through the world of film photography.

For more information contact Daniel de Jesús at 215-423-6320 x2002 or at