Continuing Education Classes

  • CE Programs Annual Juried Student Exhibition, March 24 - April 16

    Prospectus now available!  Artwork submission dates:  March 18 - 19.

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  • The Indispensable Short Course for Oil Painters

    Color Theory for Practical Painting

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  • A Time-Honored Practice, Now Offered as a Condensed Course:

    Life Drawing

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  • New Master Classes Available!

    Elizabeth Osborne, Christine Lafuente and Ellen Eagle

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  • Take Your Drawings to the Next Level:


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  • Interested in Taking a Class or Trying Something New?

    Come to our Continuing Education Open House!

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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