Summer Art Camp



Summer Art Camp sessions takes place in PAFA’s historic Cast Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one week each. The daily schedule includes a morning session, including a light snack, followed by lunch on Lenfest Plaza (brought by each camper), and an afternoon session. Pre-camp is from 8:30-9 a.m. each day prior to camp.  After-camp sessions are available from 3-5:30 p.m. for your convenience.  Please call 215-972-2054 for more information.

WEEK 6: August 4-8

$300 per week/$280 with membership

Camp 21: Ages 5-7

DINOSAUR DAYS: Learn to draw, paint and sculpt these amazing animals by breaking them down into basic shapes. Take a trip over to the Academy of Natural Science to view their fabulous dinosaur hall for inspiration.

Camp 22: Ages 8-10

FACTORY FOR ART: PAFA was designed to be a “Factory for Art” by Frank Furness in 1876. Come breathe the creative air and view artworks in the museum, discover new techniques and use your imagination to create your own masterpieces in PAFA’s historic studios. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpting and a variety of other fun and creative projects.

Camp 23: Ages 11-13

GREEN SCREEN MOVIE MAKING: Learn the magic behind green screen technology so you can dive to the bottom of the sea, explore ancient Egypt or play on a stage with your favorite band. Activities may include sketching out storyboards, looking at the work of other artists and making fun videos!

Camp 24: Ages 12-15

PORTFOLIO EXPLORATION: Draw from observation using still lifes, portraiture and PAFA’s amazing Cast Hall collection and explore imaginative abstraction, drawing and painting techniques.  Use pencil, charcoal, watercolor and acrylics to deepen foundation skills.  Only 4 spots left!

WEEK 7 August 11-15

$300 per week/$280 with membership

Camp 25: Ages 5-7

ARTISTS IN WONDERLAND: Venture down the rabbit hole to discover an art studio busy with painting, sculpting and drawing. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, campers will participate in gallery activities, art making, storytelling and art making in this fun filled week.

Camp 26: Ages 8-10

SILENT FILM MAKING: Perform, film and edit your own silent era short based on the greats like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. Activities may include set design, script writing, making promotional posters and hosting a movie screening for family and friends.  Only 4 spots left!

Camp 27: Ages 11-13

FABRIC & FIBER:  Discover the world of fibers and fabric, and combine new skills with your own personal expression. Experiment with stitching, dying, painting and collage on fabric to create colorful and textured pieces.

Camp 28: Ages 12-15

SCULPTURE: Learn about sculpture and installation artists throughout history, as well as materials and techniques that will help you to create your own masterpiece. Activities may include working with clay, wire, paper pulp and found objects.