Children & Families

Community Education

August 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Recycled Creations

Get inspired by the exhibition From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic and explore eco-consciousness through art by crafting original 3D sculptures made out of recycled plastic. A perfect way celebrating the end of summer!

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

July 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Water Creatures—Who Lives Where?

Meet live aquatic animals brought in by and learn about the adaptations that help them to survive in their habitat. Create your own creature from the depth of your imagination, while using a variety of artistic techniques and materials.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

June 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: I Am Unique!

Make a portrait expressing your unique personality, beliefs and family traditions that will fit together into a giant puzzle celebrating all the shapes that families take in Philadelphia.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

April 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Instrument Petting Zoo

Listen to a short performance by the Delaware County Symphony and then join in and make your own musical art sculptures.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Smartphone Cinema

Learn how to make movies from your cellphone and share your amateur creations at a small film festival at the end of the workshop.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Costumed Collages

Using a variety of shapes and patterned fabric create your own wearable outfit inspired by fashionable works in PAFA’s collection.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Fused Plastic

Take a cue from the giant pink Taj Mahal sculpture in PAFA’s galleries and experiment with using fused plastic as a creative material.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Drawing in Motion

Make a series of drawings and paintings that explore simple methods of making animations individually and as a group.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Collaged Connections

Create colorful collages using various patterns inspired by Rina Banerjee’s Make Me a Summary of the World.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Portrait Blueprints

Play with pattern like Rina Banerjee by making mixed-media portraits that use weird materials like painted blueprints to tell a story.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Fantastic Beasts

Make your own mythological creatures inspired by the fierce and funny beasts roaming the historic galleries this winter

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

February 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Collaboration

Work together in pairs and teams to create a giant, collaborative painting that combines all your creativity into one master artwork.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

February 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Painting and Text

Explore how text and visuals can be combined to create artworks with extra impact and make your own take home, text-based painting.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

February 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Game Day

We’re bringing back our annual day of face painting, pretzels, and art games. Wear your favorite team jersey and come prepared to compete creatively!

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

January 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Make Me a Summary

Combine wild colors, surprising materials and personal memories into sculptures that tell a story about all the things that make you unique.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

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