Continuing Education

Drawing in the PAFA Museum

Event Information
Fisher Brooks Gallery
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
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Advance registration is required.

General Public
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Allison Syvertsen
Edward Hopper, Apartment Houses. Collection of PAFA.

Experience the PAFA Museum in a stimulating and interactive way. Explore the renowned collections through extended drawing sessions both in the breathtaking Frank Furness and George W. Hewitt-designed Historic Landmark Building and in the Samuel L.V. Hamilton Building, featuring the Making American Artists exhibition.  Under the expert instruction of Continuing Education faculty member Phyllis Laver, draw from both two- and three-dimensional pieces in PAFA’s collection, including iconic and rarely-seen works, as well as from the rich architecture of the Historic Landmark Building.  Gain a deeper understanding of important work as you discover or hone your drawing skills.  The galleries will be closed to the public during scheduled course times, allowing for immersion and quiet focused work.  Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration 

Register by:  November 4

See course description for materials list and policy information.

Image:  Edward Hopper, Apartment Houses, 1923, oil on canvas, 24 x 28 15/16 in. (60.96 x 73.50125 cm.) Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Accession # 1925.5. John Lambert Fund. Photography by Barbara Katus. Copyright © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by VAGA,

Continuing Education offers over 40 options this fall of hands-on studio art classes and workshops, outside of the degree programs, taught by stellar professional artists—many of them faculty or alumni of the School of Fine Arts. Join our community of dedicated, passionate artists and find the perfect fit for adults at any skill level.