Free Art Classes! (And Thank You!)

Beginners welcome! Classes are open to all! Space is limited.

Register for classes online at or by phone at 215-922-2156.

Classes will be held Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 901 Wood Street, unless otherwise indicated. All materials will be
provided. Students are encouraged to leave their artwork to be exhibited in the Chinatown art gallery.
Submit to the gallery here:

September 9, 2017 Drawing Your Story Learn how to draw, ink, and edit comics.
September 16, 2017 Art Journaling Discover the beneficial effects of journaling. Design and start an art journal.
September 23, 2017 Acrylic Still Life Painting:
Philadelphia Flora
Learn acrylic painting and Philadelphia horticulture basics.
September 30, 2017 Acrylic Landscapes:
Philadelphia Places
Bring in a photo of your favorite place in Philadelphia to share and paint.
October 7, 2017 Paint Animals:

Painting the Zodiac

Learn how to draw and paint animals.
October 14, 2017 Figure and Portrait
Learn essential human anatomy for figure and portrait drawing
October 28, 2017 Acrylic Portrait Painting: Philadelphia Faces Join us in this portrait painting event to capture the diversity of faces of

About the Teachers:

Candice Block Lombardi is a local cartoonist, artist, and writer living in South Jersey and working in the Greater Philadelphia area. Candice was the Managing Editor and a contributing artist for the local indie anthology, Labyrinth Comics Volume 1. She publishes a micro-comic series, “Candy’s Block,” and has taught several cartooning and art workshops for children and youth. Since 2009, Candice has also worked as a grant writer in the Philadelphia area for numerous Asian American and social services nonprofits.

Sharon Ardito is a freelance digital painter. She graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Thanks for Joining Our “Faces of Chinatown” Class!

Thanks to everyone who came out to join our first community-wide art class: “Acrylic Portrait Painting: Faces of Chinatown.” Taught by Sharon Ardito, thirteen participants rolled up their sleeves and spent three hours painting colorful portraits of their neighbors. The participants ranged from 13 to 88 years old. Some had never painted before, but everyone did their best and had a great time.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you join us at our upcoming Saturday art events!