Continuing Education Classes

  • From Basic to Advanced:

    Drawing Classes for All Levels

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  • Priority on Painting:

    Oil, Acylic,Watercolor, Tempera and Gouache

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  • New 2019 Master Classes Now Available:

    David Graeme Baker, Ying Li, Stuart Shils, and More!

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  • Saturday Classes for High School Students:

    Scholarship Opportunities Available!  Applications Due January 18.

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  • New Online Courses:

    Color for Painters, Beginning Drawing, Portable Printmaking and More!

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  • Printmaking Classes in PAFA's State-of-the-Art Facilities:

    Woodcut, Lithography, Screenprinting, Etching and Monotype

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  • Decorative Arts and Mixed Media Classes:

    Improvisational Stitching, Calligraphy, Collage and More!

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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