Art Course Descriptions



From illustration to animation, filming to graphic design, music production and drama, youth attending IDEA's classes, whether after school during the weekdays, or Saturday afternoons, will experience a welcoming and fun-filled environment that will expand their creative minds.

Course Information:

Ages 16-21 after school - 5pm to 7pm 

Ages 7-12 Saturdays - 10am to 1pm

Visual Arts

This is the area of learning that is based upon only the kind of art that one can see, visual arts—drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and design in jewelry, pottery, weaving, fabrics, etc. and design applied to more practical fields such as commercial graphics and home furnishings.

  • Animation
  • Comic Book Illustration
  • Painting / Drawing
  • Wearable Art


Classes will have structured activities such as conducting, game songs, solo and ensemble experiences, improvisation, movement, music reading-readiness, along with hands on experiences with the piano.

  • Music Composition
  • Private Music Lessons
  • Vocal Lessons


These combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance in a specified instructional time. The main focus of combination classes is on students having fun and enjoying dance as an everyday activity. Class placement can be based on age as well as a student's ability to learn.

  • Tap Dance
  • Hip-Hop
  • African Dance 


The class includes: Team work, relaxation, concentration, movement, voice, play analysis, acting, improvisation, character analysis, performance, scene work, monologues, audition/interview skills, theatre vocabulary, theatre history and some play reviews.

  • Youth Empowerment Theatre
  • Drama /Acting/Communication classes for TV Production

Important Information About Classes

Classes will be held in 6 to 8 week increments and are subject to cancellation based on enrollment.  

Family Activities

Course Information

Saturdays - 2pm to 5pm


We all are finding it more difficult to communicate when our phones get in the way.  Bring your entire family for a creative experience that is sure to increase family harmony and unity, and is just plain fun!

  • Cartoons for a Saturday afternoon
  • Folk-Tales and Art - Select Weekdays and Weekends
  • Family Crafts - Weekends
  • Scriptwriting for stage and screen
  • Father/son Music Project
  • Mother/Daughter Theatre Project

Senior Programming

You are never too old to be creative!  Arts classes will be taught by professional artists and may be project based, which results in an end project.  Some of the projects include, original music composition, art work, theatre production, or creative design.


IDEA Teen Artist Cafe

Additional Information

Finding ways to not just have kids to showcase their talent on stage but to have the opportunity to create productions and performances to invite their family and friends to. The center will be open to them with a range of materials for teen  artists to explore and create together. The Teen Artist Café is meant to help build the portfolio of teen artist and to foster a safe and friendly environment to discuss new ideas and techniques in the performing and creative Arts. The Café will host guest professional artist who will present creative workshops and guided discussions focused on techniques, genre or conceptual ideas of different art forms. Youth will be able to work with their peers to produce various productions showcasing their creations such as art exhibits, music concerts, poetry slams and TV and Radio productions.



A Club for Young Visual Artist and Creative Writers!

The Comic Book Club brings aspiring young visual artist and creative writers together. They explore the stories and issues that are important to their lives and transform them into colorful and brilliant art to inspire and encourage other youth in their community. One of the products they will create are Comic books which will be available for youth to exhibit, display and sell as a fundraiser to support their continued work.

Youth will receive instruction on how to create, illustrate, stylize and design their story visually, frame by frame, integrating narrative, and word sounds in their comic books.  

Sign up today by going to or calling 856-577-8337

"CLICK" on the Comic Book to see IDEA's Comic Book Section!!!


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

IDEA Center for The Arts

Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts - 217 Market St., Camden, NJ 08103US

(856) 577-8337