Studio Classes

Discover your own creative voice and the power of imagination as you explore the possibilities of creating through collaboration and refine your skills in an affirming, non-competitive space. Of course, you will also be having so much fun, you won't remember you're learning!

Fall Classes - starting in September

K-4th grades

African Folklore (Storytelling & Acting)
Delving into the origin of storytelling, students will immerse themselves in the tools of African Storytelling, from call & response to Djembe drum circle. Students will create their own African folklore accompanied by music and song.

Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 5:30pm - $12 per session
Artist Teachers: Sabriaya Shipley & Mia Roccio
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4th-8th grades

Poetry as Performance (Acting & Storytelling)
Poetry as Performance aims at introducing students to the power of spoken word through a weekly poetry workshop series, culminating in a showcase that displays the hard work of our ensemble of poets. Each week will consist of a given prompt with an collaborative objective - featuring group poetry.

Wednesday, starting September 26th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - $12 per session
Artist Teachers: Sabriaya Shipley & Mia Roccio
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For High Schoolers

Advanced Acting
Come perfect your skills in this advanced acting class. This class is for Shadow members who already participate in Shadow Company or high schoolers who would like to learn more about our high school company.

Wednesdays, starting September 26th, 6:30pm-8:00pm - $16 per class (1½ hours)
Artist teachers: Gavin Whitt & Maranatha Purring
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Our Studio classes have the distinction of winning two LOVE Awards from Philadelphia Family Magazine

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Contact us:

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts 21 W. Washington Ln. Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-ART-GANG 215-278-4264 Contact Us Form

General Info

Classes are held at our homebase - 21 W. Washington Ln. in Germantown (Visit Google map.)

Studio rates are competitive and we also offer scholarships if needed.

Grades and ages are approximate. Please talk to a staff member to see what classes are right for your child's developmental stage.

Classes are typically $12 a session and typically last 1 hour. Please arrive early so your child can have the full hour of instruction.

Parents are welcome to either drop off their child, or sit in our office during the session. We have wi-fi!

Meet our Artist Teachers


Gavin Whitt specializes in theatre, performance, and acting. This year he has directed both Winter Sort of Thing and our Shadow Company plays. We are really excited to have him with us again for studio!