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Art on the Avenue

Enjoy arts, music and food on Penn Ave. The 25th annual Art on the Avenue is the premiere art and music festival in Berks County and draws over 15,000 visitors. Local and regional artists, musicians, and other talents are showcased throughout the day. Art on the Avenue is organized by the West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation (WRCRF) […]


Preschool Art Exhibit Opening Reception


Arcylic Workshop (Adults)

Instructor Helen Reinhold-Gordon Helen Reinhold-Gordon will lead a workshop in acrylics. Beginners will explore the possibilities of acrylic painting. More experienced students will get a fresh approach to medium and opportunity to sharpen skills. Class size is limited to 8 for this special workshop. Materials list will be provided after registration. Some materials provided. Please […]


Working with Colored Pencils (Adults) Workshop

Instructor: Scott Munroe  Scott Munroe, local artist specializing in colored pencil (prismacolor pencils), will present a workshop outlining key tips and techniques for working in this medium. Minimal materials and easy clean up and portability make colored pencils appealing. They offer great scope for precision and accurate representation, but they also can be used to […]


Mixed Media and Encaustic (Adults) Workshop

Instructor: Patricia Scialo This workshop is an introduction to modern application of the ancient technique of encaustic medium. Encaustic (painting with wax) adds unique texture and luster to work. The workshop will introduce you to materials and methods. Patricia Scialo will demonstrate how she uses the technique in her own mixed media pieces. Patricia Scialo, […]


Open House – Grand Opening

The Yocum Institute for Arts Education will celebrate the official opening of its new facility at 3000 Penn Ave, West lawn with a ribbon cutting ceremony and special activities for the whole family! All are invited to: Tour the new facility, including the Schumo Theater View the work of Bruce MacDonald in the gallery Participate […]


Fall Registration is Open!

Join us in our beautiful new facility at 3000 Penn Avenue, West Lawn PA 19609. Fall Class Registration and Ongoing Dance Registration is Open. Ready to start? Click the register button on the upper right, or Check out a full pdf of all of our classes.


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.