Children & Families

Community Education

October 19, 2019 - 11:00am to December 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students: 2D Animation

This course will expose students to techniques and approaches to creating movement in a two-dimensional artistic space. Create various characters, storyboards and backgrounds in order to craft a unique hand-drawn animation. Work collaboratively with other students and shoot and edit traditional stop motion animations using professional level equipment and media. All materials provided.

Cost: $300 Non-Members/$255 Family Level Members

Location: Historic Landmark Building

Community Education

October 19, 2019 - 2:30pm to December 14, 2019 - 4:30pm

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students: Drawing for Comics

This course looks at the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to create sequential art. Learn about figure proportion, character design, facial expressions, and panel layout. Work on traditional bristol board and use digital comic technology to make your comics come to life. There will also be a supervised field trip to look at some exciting comics. All materials provided.

Cost: $300 Non-Members/$255 Family Level Members

Location: Connelly Foundation Community Education Center

Community Education

December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Stringing it Together

Use vibrant watercolor paints and string to collaborate on designs that use color and shape to tell a story about your family’s creativity and collaboration.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

December 8, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Ocean Without a Shore

Consider the significance of water as an important symbol in Bill Viola’s video installations and make your own mysterious self-portrait with this basic element.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

December 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: The Art of Ballet

Join us for a ballet performance by the Academy of International Ballet and create artworks inspired by performance and movement.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

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

Family Arts Academy: Imaginary miniature 3D Landscape

Is your dreamworld a busy metropolis or a quiet countryside? Is it realistic or surreal? You can build the 3D world of your imagination during this workshop.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

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

Family Arts Academy: Gellie Macro Prints

Zoom in on all the beautiful details beneath our feet and discover how we can re-create natural wonders by making Gellie prints.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

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

Family Arts Academy: Etch and Flow

Inspired by prints on view in the museum galleries, create a unique and colorful design using scratch art with crayon and tempera paint.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

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

Family Arts Academy: "Floating ink" Seascapes

Create gorgeous waterways and seascapes using a marbling process to blend water and ink into images that are vibrant and colorful.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

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

Family Arts Academy: Accidental Characters

Make a mess and turn it into art! Develop spooky or silly characters using pigment staining on paper to create the perfect Halloween card.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fantastical Landscapes with Encaustic

Think beyond the surface of paper and learn how the ancient technique of wax painting can be used to alter photography and create magical landscapes

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

October 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Magic Storytelling and Rattle Craft

Enjoy a storytelling performance by artist, storyteller, and musician Tchin followed by a rattle-making workshop inspired by traditional Native American music rattles.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

October 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Optical Illusion Paper Sculpture

Learn easy tricks from the 1960s Op Art movement to use pattern and rhythm to create an optical illusion sculpture.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Piecing it together

Use the patterns and details of PAFA’s historic building – flowers, leaves, and even machine parts – to practice the ancient art techniques of mosaic making.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

Community Education

September 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Plant Prints

Kick off the fall by creating prints inspired by the natural world – if you bring in a t-shirt or piece of clothing to decorate, you can even take home something wearable!

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

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