Children & Families

Community Education

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

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

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

Community Education

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

Family Arts Academy: Printmaking

Start the new year off by practicing your printmaking skills and take home an inventive and surprising masterpiece.

Cost: Free No registration required

Location: Historic Landmark Building, Hamilton Auditorium

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