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Congratulations to the Jr/Sr High School Exhibit Winners!

The Yocum Institute for Arts Education was pleased to host the 2018 Annual Junior and Senior High School Juried Art Exhibit on Sunday. The Opening Reception was held on January 21, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM with an award ceremony at 2:45 PM. Each year, the Yocum Institute for Arts Education welcomes aspiring young […]


Welcome, Leigh Grant!

The Yocum Institute is so pleased to welcome Leigh Grant to the Dance Department! As a dancer, Ms. Grant brings 34 years of training, performance, and teaching experience to the Yocum Institute. She began lessons in her hometown of Lancaster, PA which led to the opportunity to train at Broadway Dance Center in New York […]


What to do: Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather/School Closings! It is upon us—bad weather!  So when it happens, be prepared.  You don’t want to miss our school delayed/school closed announcement.  Sign up on www.wfmz.com for e-mail or text message alerts and get immediate updates on our status.  For e-mail alerts, choose the link “About Us.”  For text alerts, choose the link […]


Update: Mondays during Winter Session

Due to the inclement weather last Monday, January 8, we will be pushing back the start date of the Monday classes during Winter Session. All classes that would have begun on January 8 will begin on January 15 and will run one week longer. Classes that were 5 weeks long will now end on February […]


Congrats to Yocum Institute’s Exhibits!

Thank you to the Reading Eagle who mentioned Yocum Institute for Arts Education in their “10 exhibitions that stood out over the course of 12 months.” The article featured works from Visual Arts Department Head Phyllis Moser, Visual Arts instructor Tammy Updegrove’s Perseverance exhibit, and the Institute’s Make Art Great Again exhibit this past fall. Read the full article […]


Donate Now!

There’s still time to submit a tax-deductible donation in 2017! Did you know the Yocum Institute for Arts Education reaches 25,000+ people throughout Berks County, 10,000 of which were labeled “at risk?” Did you also know that the Yocum Institute awarded $39,000 in student scholarships in 2016? In addition, the Institute annually employs 100 artists […]


Register Now – Winter 2018

Winter Session | January 8 – March 17, 2018 Registration is open for Winter Session! Download the Winter 2018 Course Catalog HERE. To register for classes online, click the Register for Classes button at the top right of your page or click HERE. We can’t wait to see you in the new year.


Annual Juried Exhibit: Junior and Senior High

January 21 – February 5, 2018 Opening Reception: January 21 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm Awards Ceremony: January 21 | 2:45 PM   The Yocum Institute for Arts Education is pleased to host its annual Junior and Senior High Exhibit. This juried art exhibit features junior and senior high school students throughout the region and is […]


Audition Announcement: Junior and Teen Theater Ensembles

Auditions: Junior and Teen Theater Ensembles By Audition Only. Students will study acting and how to devise new theater works in a master class setting. Refine improvisation skills, learn to build characters, and work as an ensemble leading up to performances of various theatrical styles. Those accepted into the Ensembles will be expected to work […]


Yocum Players Auditions

Audition Announcement: Yocum Players | January 10 | 5:00 PM TE03 Yocum Players (Ages 8 – 12) Nate Rothermel Ongoing through June 2018 By Audition Only. For our younger actors who are more serious about acting and want to experience more. Actors will be expected to spend time outside of class memorizing lines and possible […]