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SCamp Podcast Episode 73: Virtual Camp Success Stories part ‪1‬ with Laura Kelly

August 2020
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Owner Laura Kelly Selected as One of Main Line Today's 2018 Women on the Move

October 2018
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The Handwork Studio is Named 1 of 6 Exceptional Camps by MainLine Today

February 2019
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The Handwork Studio Alumni in Main Line Today

May 2018
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Social Capital Interview with Laura Kelly in the Philadelphia Business Journal

March 8, 2018
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Laura Kelly and The Handwork Studio Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

December 21, 2017

Our Story

Our purpose is to provide an exceptional experience of exploration, education, and encouragement to our community.

The Handwork Studio was born of one mother’s desire to provide nurturing, creativity, and pride to her children through handmade creations. As a leading provider of needle arts education, we pride ourselves on being a creative and educational outlet for families.

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35 N Narberth Ave

Narberth, PA


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The Handwork Studio's story began with our founder, Laura Kelly, and her search for a preschool. What she found was a place where teachers lovingly guided and nurtured creativity in their students. This sparked a love of creative learning that made Laura Kelly decide to continue her children's creative activities beyond school. Kelly hired a teacher and invited the neighborhood kids to join, and her business was born. The Handwork Studio has since grown to a year-round studio in Narberth with 40 summer camps in 10 different states. We are a group of passionate, nurturing, empathetic teachers with integrity that continuously work toward self-improvement, who strive to foster a creative exploration and self-confidence in our students that will last a lifetime.