Continuing Education Classes

  • Summer Online Registration Now Open:

    Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Mixed Media Classes for Everyone!

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  • Condensed Courses to Fit Your Busy Summer Schedule:

    One-Week Summer Intensives!

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  • Spring is Here:

    Experience the Season with a Landscape Drawing or Painting Class!

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  • Applications Due May 10:

    CE Certificate Programs

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  • Workshops Available Almost Every Weekend:

    Gouache Painting, Collograph: Printing the Collage, Flower Painting, and More!

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  • 2019 Master Classes

    Including Stuart Shils, David Graeme Baker, and Christine Lafuente

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Join our community of dedicated artists of all ages and skill levels!

Continuing Education offers exceptional studio art classes and workshops to beginning and advanced artists outside of PAFA's degree programs, available to both museum members and the general public.

Benefits of PAFA CE:

  • Drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture classes for all ages and skill levels, with special programs for high school students and K-12 educators

  • A stellar faculty of practicing, professional artists who enthusiastically encourage and support their students.  Check out PAFA's complete CE Faculty Biographies.

  • Art history and appreciation lectures as well as seminars on portfolio building and self-promotion for artists

  • A thriving Center City Philadelphia location only blocks away from the city’s major art museums including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum

  • Convenient access to mass transit with plenty of discounted parking nearby

  • Access to the PAFA campus, including the breathtaking Cast Hall, PAFA Library and on-site Blick Art Materials store

  • Free admission to the PAFA Museum, featuring a renowned permanent collection of American art and special exhibitions