PAFA’s programs for students and teachers leverage the strengths of our collections and special exhibitions in combination with important social themes and key curriculum standards. 

School Group visits are a major priority for PAFA’s museum staff. Students participate in hands-on gallery activities that encourage them to think, share, question, and collaborate, often emphasizing classroom skills in language arts or social studies. Choose from tour topics that we offer year-round or let us know what you are working on and we’ll help you plan the best visit.
Teacher Workshops are thematic or exhibition-based programs providing teachers with new resources for ways to involve the visual arts in their classroom curriculum and to illuminate the ways in which these lessons can add creativity and excitement to lesson plans. These weekend programs are fun days where everyone is encouraged to laugh, share, work, and brainstorm together. Come and spend an afternoon with us, see our unforgettable gallery spaces, get your Act 48 credits, and meet other educators from the area.
Teacher Services include summer Continuing Education programs, Act 48 credits, free passes for those bringing field trips, information about using the visual arts to promote anti-violence and other programs as developed.

PAFA’s education and community outreach programs are funded in part by grants from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Cigna Foundation and the Robert Lehman Foundation.
School and Teacher Programs, including the Student Docent Program, are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connelly Foundation, The Victory Foundation, and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Art Speaks, A Target Field Trip, is supported by

Additional support provided by TD Bank through the TD Charitable Foundation, the Hamilton Family
Foundation, The Christopher Ludwick Foundation, and generous individual contributors.