Public Program

Community Education

May 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

The James and Jennifer Nixon Symposium: The Art of Collecting

Becoming a collector of art does not have to be an overwhelming process. This day-long symposium introduces artists and art lovers to the information, determination and courage needed to collect original works of art. A combination of talks, panels and demonstrations will offer insights into why collecting is important, provide the tools to feel confident in making choices and understanding aesthetics, and allow new collectors to engage directly with artists, museums and galleries in an empowered way.

Cost: $20 / $10 Members

Location: Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Community Education

April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Arts Academy: Spring Family Festival

Celebrate the end of the Family Arts Academy season at our annual festival. Enjoy music, food, and artmaking stations with the whole family.

Cost: Free, no registration required.

Location: Historic Landmark Building

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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