July 1 - August 2, 2019
Summer Academy is the definitive program for talented and motivated high school students: A five-week, college-level art making experience in the nation’s first and premier school of art.
Rigorous courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and illustration taught by PAFA's exceptional faculty of practicing artists
Commuter and Residential program options
Field trips to the museums and galleries of Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C.
A culminating exhibition in PAFA's museum, including a reception and awards ceremony
A head start on preparing a portfolio for applying to art school
The opportunity to earn four college-level credits
The option for an Admissions portfolio review for pre-approval for PAFA's college application (additional materials required)
A Next Step Scholarship issued to all Summer Academy alums who enroll in PAFA's BFA programs
Open to students who will have completed 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades by Summer 2019. The program welcomes young artists dedicated to honing their craft and exploring the world of art.