small-galleryNew art exhibits are featured each month. Receptions are held on the fourth Friday of each month starting at 5:00pm. Beverages and light refreshments are served. Each reception offers community members the opportunity to gain a first glance at each new show and to also meet the contributing artists. It is also a great time to mingle with other community members interested in the arts. Often the work on display is available for purchase and a portion of the sales proceeds helps fund our art center. The type of exhibit varies from month to month……featuring fine arts, crafts, school-aged student work, college level work, Kathy Davis Studio designers, and professional artists from the region. On occasion, live music and guest participation are part of the reception activities.

small-classesAn exciting array of classes will be booked during the center’s hours of operation. Class schedule information will always be posted on the Events Calendar. The class schedule for 2015 will begin modestly in February and will heat up as the spring arrives. Class options will be created for children and adults alike. Examples of upcoming classes include pottery, terrarium building, jewelry making, cooking, blogging, sewing, yoga, and card making.

There will also be full day activities scheduled on select Saturdays that include craft cropping and community service mural painting projects.

small-campsWeeklong art camps will be available for children during select weeks of the summer once the school year end. Each camp is designed to give children the opportunity to explore creative activities in areas of visual arts and crafts. Please check our calendar of events as details unfold.

Commencing in the fall of 2015, an after school program will be available for middle school-aged students. The program will be open on select days each week from after school until 6:00pm. Opportunities will be provided for students to receive homework help as needed and then to engage in creative actives. Space in this program will be limited.

Opportunities will be presented for area high school students to work with veteran artists and designers in a mentoring relationship. Select opportunities for student internships will be provided.

On select Saturdays throughout the year, field trips will be conducted to give community members the opportunity to visit sites of artistic or cultural importance. Initial trips planned for 2015 include the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey

The Scatter Joy Art Center will serve as a coordinating force to recruit artists and art enthusiasts to engage in mural painting as part of a public art community service effort. Art students and interested community members will be encouraged to contribute their time and talents.

small-specialeventsOver the course of each year, select special events will be scheduled to provide an additional level of unique arts-related programming. Among these events will be lectures, demonstrations, poetry readings, film viewing, and live music.

Because of the unique appeal of our Scatter Joy Center for the Arts facility, opportunities are available for interested community members and groups to rent our farmhouse. Opportunities for facility use can occur by the hour, the day, or the evening. Weekday and weekend options are available. Whether you want to run meetings, parties, or art center-conducted creative experiences, contact us for details at 215-672-3140.