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Community Education

October 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Art at Noon: Subversion in Stone: Understanding Harriet Hosmer and Heteropatriarchy

Harriet Hosmer has been called the World’s First Successful Woman Sculpture and in this lecture Temple PHD student Lily F. Scott argues for the necessity of a multilayered, intersectional approach when interpreting Harriet Hosmer’s work. Taking into account the frequently overlooked aspects of Hosmer’s life including her lesbianism, Scott asserts that the application of feminist queer theory to an analysis of Hosmer’s Neoclassical sculptures greatly contributes to a more nuanced interpretation of her work and an understanding of how Hosmer’s art served as a mechanism to subvert the patriarchal and heterosexual norms of the world around her.

Cost: Free. No Registration Required

Location: Rhoden Arts Center

Community Education

October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Black Magic with Rashaad Newsome

Multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome will be in conversation with curator Jasmine Wahi about Newsome’s Black Magic, a project in two cities (Philadelphia/New York) that reflects on Blackness, gender, and futurity. Black Magic’s Philadelphia events include To Be Real, a multimedia exhibition at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center curated by Wahi that meditates on the contemporary magic and radical future of artificial intelligence.

Cost: Free / Registration required

Location: Rhoden Arts Center

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 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Transfer What? Transferware! A Hands-On Workshop

Transfer printing was the medium of choice during the 19th century and artists used the print technique to decorate plates, bowls, teapots, and vases in order to spread imagery and patterns around the globe. Learn more about this popular technique with a gallery walkthrough of transferware currently on view with Curator of Historical American Art, Dr. Anna O. Marley and Curator of Artistic Programs at the Clay Studio, Jennifer Zwilling. After the tour, learn to make your own transferware plate inspired by the exhibition. Each guest will take home their fired plate after the workshop has concluded.

Cost: $25// $10 for Members.

Location: Community Education Space, 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

Admissions

October 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Undergraduate October Open House

Register today: Join PAFA for its October Undergraduate Programs Open House to learn more about the academic and student experience at the School of Fine Arts. Includes campus tour, lunch, and presentations from our admissions staff.

Cost: Free

Location: Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Alumni

October 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Alumni Fall Gathering

See old friends and make new connections at our annual Fall Alumni Gathering in Philadelphia.

Cost: $5 for PAFA Alumni | $10 General Admission

Location: Stanek Gallery, 242 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

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

Visiting Artists Program

October 23, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Diamond Stingily

The student-run series brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each year.

Cost: Free

Location: Rhoden Arts Center Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Community Education

October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Points of View Speaker Series: City Water, City Life

In City Water, City Life, historian and author Carl Smith explores the development of the first successful waterworks systems in Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago between the 1790s and the 1860s. Smith shows how the discussion, design, and use of waterworks reveal how Americans framed their conceptions of urban democracy and how they understood the natural and the built environment, individual health and the well-being of society, and the qualities of time and history. Smith is the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of English & American Studies at Northwestern University. This program is presented with the Philadelphia Water Works.

Cost: $15/ Free for Members.

Location: Rhoden Arts Center, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

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

Visiting Artists Program

October 30, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:00pm

Visiting Artists Program | Alex Da Corte

The student-run series brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each year.

Cost: Free

Location: Rhoden Arts Center Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Every Day at PAFA
Family Tours

Docent Tour: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays | 1:00 and 2:00 PM

Docent-led tours of the permanent collection featuring some of American art's finest paintings and sculptures. Visitors should call on the day they plan to visit to confirm tour times.

Discover the Collection