Welcome to The Center on Central-Paoli PA

No classes this week (11/22-11/30) for Thanksgiving break. Monday-Friday Session 2 classes (week 6) meet 12/1-12/5


No worries if you’d like to start a class right away – you have the option of signing up for the remainder of the current session, plus the next 6-week session, or waiting until the next session begins. (see session dates)

11/24-25, 12/1: Thanksgiving Creative Arts Camp – register for 1, 2 or all 3 days…full day, 1/2 day and extended day options available

12/5: Parents Night Out/Kids Night In – Make a Clay Holiday Gift

12/6 and 12/13: Parent and Child Pottery Workshop – Make Holiday Ornaments (sign up for either date). Back by popular demand! Create Christmas ornaments for your tree or Chanukah decorations for your home – or for a gift!!

12/12: Pottery Date Night

12/13: Pottery Ladies’ Night – Create a unique cake platter in our pottery studio…or create a Ladies’ Night Out “On Demand” for your own group, at a mutually agreeable time

12/14: Pottery Wheel Workshop


As summer camp season 2014 is now behind us, we fondly remember the great times our campers had participating in the variety of Creative Arts activities we offer. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you for Fall, Winter and Spring programming, too!

The Center on Central turned to Collaborative Philms to put together this 90-second ‘highlight reel’ of Creative Arts Summer Camp, featuring activities such as Drawing, Cartooning, Pottery, Zumba, Music, Jewelry-Making and more!

The video is narrated by the campers – straight from the heart and totally unscripted!

Read more about Summer Camps at The Center on Central, and view some of the photos taken.


YES, OUR OFFERINGS FOR KIDS ARE FUN…and they are award-winning as well (Best of Philly 2012 for Best Kids’ Classes-Suburbs)…but did you know that we sneak in skill-building, too?!?

Check out this Washington Post article about why schools should move from STEM to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) – it lists the Top 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts.


MEMBERS receive 10% off the cost of every program at The Center on Central*, including camps! Ask about our “no-risk” membership terms.

*only exclusion is our after-school program, which has a built-in 20% discount on “pull outs” beyond the base fee.



“We love how there’s something for everyone in our family to participate in at The Center on Central. So many times we are running around from one activity to the next, and I find myself sitting in a waiting room, reading a magazine or working on my laptop when what I really want to do is take a Zumba class or make pottery while my children can be in an art class or a music lesson. Thank you for bringing this wonderful Center to our community!”
a parent

“My favorite thing about The Center on Central is all the cool kids and activities. There are plenty of different kinds of art and music – and so many things to do!”
Jacob, age 14


Welcome to the website of The Center on Central, LLC! (Click here to get a video virtual tour)

Located at 24 W. Central Avenue in Paoli, Pennsylvania, in northeastern Chester County on the Upper Main Line, The Center on Central provides a diverse array of personal wellness and arts enrichment services to the community, in a single venue that strives to meet the needs of individuals and families who are committed to improving and maintaining their well-being.

Recognizing that a healthy individual seeks wellness in mind, body and spirit, The Center’s mission is to provide the finest personal enrichment programs, in one-on-one and group settings, at times of the day that meet the consumer’s needs.

Nearly all of our offerings are on a “rolling” basis – so you can join in at any time. Some of our offerings even accept walk-ins, though you are advised to check ahead of time for space availability.

The Center on Central is Your Home for Creative Arts – with Young Rembrandts® drawing and cartooning classes, Studio 4 the Young Artist, music groups and individual music lessons, bead making, fashion design and a pottery studio all featured.

We welcome suggestions from the community and inquiries from qualified instructors for future potential offerings. On weekend afternoons, you can host a child’s birthday party or other private gathering at The Center on Central – and on summer weekdays, we hold Creative Arts summer day camp and Specialty camps.

The Center on Central is also home to Creative Arts Therapies – both for individuals and in social skills groups. We feature Music Therapy, Art Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy, and in the summer, our acclaimed CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills Day Camp runs weekly, Mondays-Thursdays.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome!

Please use our website to find the offerings which appeal to you, and also feel free to call 610-710-1487 for more information. Thanks for visiting us on line – we hope to see you in-person soon at The Center on Central!

The information provided on this website is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other health care professional, whom you should always consult about your individual needs and any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention and before starting or stopping any medication or starting any course of treatment, exercise regimen, or diet.