Continuing Education Classes

  • New Fall Master Classes Now Open for Registration:

    Stuart Shils, Jane Irish, and Plein Air Painting in Ireland with Joe Sweeney!

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  • New Online Courses:

    Art History, Human Anatomy, Perspective Drawing and More!

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  • Drawing Classes with a Variety of Subject Matter:

    Portraits, Historic Casts, Flowers...Even the Dancers of the Pennsylvania Ballet!

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  • Discover Printmaking at PAFA:

    From Traditional Woodcut and Lithography to Hand-Printed Monotype and Environmentally-Friendly Solar Etching!

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  • Become a PAFA Museum Member:

    PAFA Members at the Friend Level and Above Receive a 10% Tuition Discount on All CE Classes!

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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