SSL Certificate


Visual Arts and Design 












by Hamdi Malhees from Ramallah Friends School class of 2016

The William Penn Charter School Visual Arts Department seeks to evoke a joyful curiosity in the pursuit of life-long learning in the visual arts, through an engaging curriculum that exercises the imagination, cultivates visual and cultural literacy, and builds technical skills in a variety of manual and digital media.

Visual Arts Studios/Classrooms

The William Penn Charter School Visual Arts department has eight studio/classrooms in our three divisions. The Pre-K has both art and movement studios, the Lower School has two studios, a two-dimensional studio for drawing, painting, collage, weaving and batik, and a fully equipped three-dimensional shop-studio for woodworking, ceramics and sculpture. The Middle School studio, room 100, supports both two and three-dimensional work, and utilizes the Middle School Atrium and other spaces for drawing and inter-disciplinary art projects. The Upper School has four well-equipped studios and a small darkroom for independent work in film photography. Room 105 is a large multi-purpose, two-dimensional studio, for painting and drawing, studio photography, and interdisciplinry workroom. Room 105A is our digital lab for film, animation, and photography. The lab is fully equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite, Macs, and drawing tablets. Rooms 102-103 are equipped for Upper School three-dimensional work, including 12 pottery wheels, ample studio space for hand-building and sculpture, two kilns, and a pugmill for recycling clay.



Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

Teacher Pages

To locate pages maintained by teachers for their students, visit the Faculty Directory. Use the keyword search to locate a teacher, then select that teacher's name and click the hyperlink to their profile. You may also search the directory by division.

Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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