Continuing Education Classes

  • Starting Soon:

    Figure Painting on Sundays

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  • Condensed Drawing Courses:

    Drawing Light and Color, Renaissance Figure Drawing, and a Variety of Online Options

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  • Short-Format Painting Courses

    In Oil, Acylic,Watercolor, and Gouache

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  • 2019 Master Classes Now Available

    Including David Graeme Baker, Ying Li, and Stuart Shils

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  • Workshops Available Almost Every Weekend:

    Pinhole Photography, Painting Drapery and Cloth, Hand-Printed Monotype, and Many More!

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  • New Online Courses

    Including Color for Painters, Beginning Drawing, and Portable Printmaking

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  • Decorative Arts and Mixed Media Classes:

    Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy, Art Journaling, 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