Education Programs

OVERVIEW

Taller’s Art Education Programs for Children and Youth promote cultural understanding and community engagement through a focus on Puerto Rican and Latinx art, history, and culture. We offer after-school programs during the school year, as well as a summer camp.

Our young artists engage with the critical issues that shape their lives and their communities through creative expression and art-making under the guidance of experienced teaching artists and educators. We help kids succeed in school and life, teaching them valuable lessons about resilience, responsibility, and mutual respect.


CULTURAL EXPLORATION PROGRAM

For elementary and middle school students. The Cultural Exploration Program (CEP) is an after-school program that introduces kids to fundamental skills and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, dance, photography, drama, and more. Divided into two age groups, the Cultural Awareness Program (CAP) includes grades K-5 and the Advanced Cultural Exploration Program includes grades 6-8. An experienced team of bilingual artists, tutors, and staff offer a safe and nurturing environment for kids to develop their creativity, build their self-esteem, and strengthen their academic skill set.

El Programa de Exploración Cultural (CEP) introduce a los estudiantes en las artes básicas de dibujo, pintura, baile, drama y más. El programa se divide en el Programa de Concientización Cultural (CAP) por sus siglas en inglés, para las edades de 5 a 10 y el Programa de Exploración Cultural Avanzada (ACE) por sus siglas en inglés, para las edades de 11 a 14 y provee una programación divertida, interesante y apropiada para las diferentes edades. Un equipo talentoso de artistas bilingües, tutores, y empleados ofrecen un ambiente seguro y estimulante para que los participantes puedan desarrollar su creatividad, fortalecer su estima propia, y reforzar sus destrezas académicas.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Programs run after school Monday through Friday from 3–6 pm, during the academic year (September–December, and January–June). Low-income opportunities and Health Partners Plans grants are available. From Monday through Thursday, kids participate in our Homework Club, which gives structured quiet time to work on homework and receive one-on-one support and tutoring. Afterward, interactive lessons bring together art-making, reading, writing, math, and science, organized around themes that change each semester. For the science projects, there are opportunities for older kids to help younger ones, and everyone develops their special projects focused on a topic they’re interested in. “Fun Fridays” are dedicated to field trips and activities selected by the children themselves, like pajama day, cupcake baking, and karaoke talent shows. These recreation activities emphasize team-building and collaboration. At the end of each semester, we host performances and present children’s work for parents and supporters to enjoy. We are a certified child care center for children in kindergarten through middle school.

CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAM (CAP)
For elementary school grades K-5

ADVANCED CULTURAL EXPLORATION PROGRAM (ACE) For middle school grades 6-8

Link to the English application is here |  La application en español esta aquí

For more information, contact: Adela Rodríguez, CEP Manager email: arivera@tallerpr.org phone: 215-426-3311


YOUTH ARTIST PROGRAM

For high school students, The Youth Artist Program (YAP) is an after-school program that equips youth with the tools to thrive in today’s creative economy. This program offers the resources and guidance young artists need to explore their personal and cultural identities and express their creative vision. Youth Artists create a portfolio that can be used for entrance into an art school or respective program.

For more information, contact:

Marilyn Rodriguez, Education Director email: mrodriguez@tallerpr.org phone: 215-426-3311


Accessibility

The building is entirely wheelchair accessible with 48″ wide ramps and 40″ doorways.  Bathrooms stalls are wheelchair accessible. We also have a bathroom with a changing table for parents with infants. We will make efforts to make programs and services available to all our patrons no matter their need. Please contact us at 215.426.3311 to discuss accommodations.