Community Partners

Chesterbrook Academy

Teaching artist Emily MacDonald facilities a bi-weekly kindergarten arts program for the Wayne branch of Chesterbrook Academy.  Students come to the CAC to engage in process based, age appropriate arts activities inspired by a variety of beautifully illustrated story books.  Projects include printmaking, painting, collage, ceramics, mixed media and more.

Chester Eastside

Located in Chester, PA, Chester Eastside serves the community by helping citizens meet their basic human needs, helping people of all ages be all they can be and working for a more just society.  The CAC provides process based arts programming for the afterschool program as well as the youth summer camp.  Participating students engage in ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media and more.

Chester Charter School for the Arts

CCSA is an arts integrated K – 8 school located in Aston PA. The Community Arts Center facilitates an artist-in-residence program that brings in professional artists to work with CCSA students on special projects. Recent artists-in-residence have been mosaic artist David Woods, ceramic artist Andrea Mogck and comic book artist and filmmaker, Desire Grover. We have also invited music group Simple Gifts and renowned percussionist Doc Gibbs perform for their students.

South Media Fire Company

Beginning in 2013, the Community Arts Center began an after school art program in partnership with the fire station that focuses on collaborative, community-based art projects. Students in grades 3-5 from the Wallingford Elementary School that live in the South Media neighborhood meet once a week after school to create artworks such as mosaic stepping stones for their school’s garden and a mural for the fire station. The best thing about this program is that the kids get to use an empty fire truck bay as an art studio!

Plush Mills Senior Living Community

Once a week CAC ceramics instructors Bridget Hughes and Justin Benn visit our neighbors, Plush Mills, to facilitate a ceramics class with residents.

and many more….

we are always looking for more opportunities to bring ART to LIFE in our community! If you are part of a local school, business or organization and would like to partner with the Community Arts Center contact Program Director Tracy Buchanan at 610-566-1713 x 16 or tracy@communityartscenter.org.

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