Continuing Education Classes

  • Take Advantage of PAFA's Beautiful Print Facilities:

    Summer Printmaking Courses

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  • A Unique Opportunity:

    Draw from PAFA's Historic Cast Collection

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  • A Great Way to Learn Oil Painting or Improve Your Skills:

    Color and Still Life Painting Courses

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  • New Special Program for High School Students

    Illustration Intensive with Author/Illustrator Kate Samworth

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  • New Course Highlight:

    Animal Drawing

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  • New Course Highlight:

    Introduction to Abstract Painting

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  • In Conversation with Arts Critic and Commentator Robin Rice:

    CE Faculty Member James Toogood Discusses his Work, Watercolor Techniques and Recent Exhibition

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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