Art that comes to you! (exclusively for Philadelphia-based families)
Brought to you by Andrew Christman and Morris Jones
Herman Street Art Club is a mobile arts program that builds and creates a community of creativity and fun, live, virtual learning activities, and some in-person experiences based in Philadelphia PA.
- Geared to young people 8 - 13 years of age with mixed-age or grouped age activities for individual families or groups
- Offers a wide variety of program modules, developed for families or individual participants to engage from home
- Centers creative problem solving - combining found objects with our material "Art Packs," sent or delivered directly to homes by HSAC teaching artists'.
- After completing a 90 - 120-minute online session, introducing a material, a concept, and practicing together, young artists can carry on the work between sessions, according to interest, speed, and imagination.
- Space is provided for artists to focus on going deep with their project, making multiples, or using as an anchor to create a masterpiece.
"HSAC gets the project started, and you keep it going!"
For additional information and to register, email Andrew and Morris directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Founders
Morris Jones began his art career as a graffiti artist using the walls of Philadelphia as his canvas. After receiving his BFA from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) in 1983, he expanded his artistry through an apprenticeship for the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture. At the Atelier, Morris specialized in mold making and wax casting. Additionally, he creates murals and teaches workshops for schools and community centers throughout Philadelphia. Morris uses art as a catalyst to inspire these communities around ways to expand possibilities and access for young people and families in their communities.
Andrew Christman is an educator and visual artist with a pedagogical approach and art-making practice; each emphasizes critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, community building. Andrew is co-founder of Way of Words, which brings interactive literacy and art experiences to diverse audiences throughout Philadelphia. He is also a founding teacher at el Centro de Estudiantes, an alternative, accelerated high school for overaged, under-credited students seeking a high school diploma. He has been an educator at the Brooklyn Museum, the New York City Museum School, and the Rotunda Gallery. Andrew received his BFA at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and his MA in Eastern Art History at Sotheby's Institute of Art, Manchester University, UK.