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Drawing from the Masters: Corporate Professional Development Workshops

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) offers professional development programs for corporate and university groups interested in exploring teambuilding, managing with emotional intelligence, leadership development and creative thinking.

Cost: Varies based on group size

Location: Historic Landmark Building

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The Art of Observation - Professional Development Workshops

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) offers professional development programs for corporate and university groups interested in exploring teambuilding, managing with emotional intelligence, leadership development and creative thinking.

Cost: Prices vary based on group size

Location: Historic Landmark Building

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Traveling Lecture Series

The Traveling Lecture Series, offered in conjunction with ongoing exhibitions, brings museum staff members to other institutions to give a talk about an artist or art movement.

Cost: $100 per lecture

Location: Your location

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School Field Trip - New Ideas, New Methods

PAFA offers interactive, curriculum-based tours that are recommended for students in Pre-K – 8th grade. All tours are led by art educators and each visit includes three components: learning to look, discussion and response, and a hands-on project in response to the theme of the tour.

Cost: $6 Student / $3 Philadelphia Public and Charter Schools

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School Field Trip - Natural Wonders (K - 8th)

PAFA offers interactive, curriculum-based tours that are recommended for students in Pre-K – 8th grade. All tours are led by art educators and each visit includes three components: learning to look, discussion and response, and a hands-on project in response to the theme of the tour.

Cost: $6 Student / $3 Philadelphia Public and Charter Schools

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School Field Trip - Picturing America 1740 to 1900 (4th - 8th)

PAFA offers interactive, curriculum-based tours that are recommended for students in Pre-K – 8th grade. All tours are led by art educators and each visit includes three components: learning to look, discussion and response, and a hands-on project in response to the theme of the tour.

Cost: $6 Student / $3 Philadelphia Public and Charter Schools

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School Field Trip - Let's Look (Pre-K - 2nd)

PAFA offers interactive, curriculum-based tours that are recommended for students in grades K – 8. All tours are led by art educators and each visit includes three components: learning to look, discussion and response, and a hands-on project in response to the theme of the tour.

Cost: $6 Student / $3 Philadelphia Public and Charter Schools

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March 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

Educator's Workshop: Reframing Art in 2018

Teacher Workshop: Reframing Art for 2018 Community Education Center, Historic Landmark Building March 3rd, 11:00 – 1:30 pm Educators from schools and organizations are invited to view the new installation of paintings from PAFA’s permanent collection that question the myths that unequal access to privilege and power has enabled. Educators will add their voices to the conversation about how historic collections of art can be reframed in the context of 2018 and leave this workshop with a set of questions, objects and talking points to use when discussing issues of race, power, gender and inequality with students. Bring your knowledge and experience to this open participatory workshop and be a part of the reinterpretation of PAFA’s collection.

Cost: FREE

Location: Connelly Foundation Community Education Center, Historic Landmark Building

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March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Speaking Truths: Writing About Trauma

In this two-hour introductory workshop with writing instructor Chelsey Everest, participants will learn the guiding principles of The Writing Sangha, a meditative writing workshop to address difficult experiences in a compassionate and creative space. Originally designed by the facilitator as a means to address issues of campus sexual assault, the framework for this practice is essential for anyone in need of a more mindful approach towards holistic wellness. Participants will learn the four basic pillars of the practice, be led through a guided meditation, and respond to several intentional prompts.

Cost: Free

Location: Community Education Center, Historic Landmark Building

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March 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

We See It Differently: Reinterpreting the Museum

Which stories museums tell matters. This workshop invites audiences to work with Sarah Beetham, Art History Professor, to reexamine a half dozen works from PAFA’s permanent collection that are ripe for reinterpretation. Participants will find new heroes, question old assumptions and make their voice part of how PAFA’s museum tells a more full story of American Art.

Cost: Free

Location: Community Education Center, Historic Landmark Building

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