PAFA's Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE programs that aim to strengthen initiatives in family development and art education. Bring the whole family to PAFA on Sunday afternoons from 2 - 4 p.m. to meet local artists, learn new skills, and make a different project every week. No registration required.
For questions contact Lene Dronen at 215-972-2036 or firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd - Plant Prints: Kick off the fall by creating prints inspired by the natural world – if you bring in a t-shirt or piece of clothing to decorate, you can even take home something wearable!
29th - Piecing it together: Use the patterns and details of PAFA’s historic building – flowers, leaves, and even machine parts – to practices the ancient art techniques of mosaic making.
6th - Optical Illusion Paper Sculpture: Learn easy tricks from the 1960s Op Art movement to use pattern and rhythm to create an optical illusion sculpture.
13th – Magic Storytelling and Rattle Craft: Enjoy a storytelling performance by artist, storyteller, and musician Tchin followed by a rattle-making workshop inspired by traditional Native American music rattles.
20th – 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.
27th - 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.
3rd – "Floating ink" Seascapes: Create gorgeous waterways and seascapes using a marbling process to blend water and ink into images that are vibrant and colorful.
10th - Etch and Flow: Inspired by prints on view in the museum galleries, create a unique and colorful design using scratch art with crayon and tempera paint.
24th - Imaginary miniature 3D Landscape: Is your dreamworld a busy metropolis or a quiet countryside? Is it realistic or surreal? You can build the 3D world of your imagination during this workshop.
1st – The Art of Ballet: Join us for a ballet performance by the Academy of International Ballet and create artworks inspired by performance and movement.
8th – Ocean Without a Shore: Consider the significance of water as an important symbol in Bill Viola’s video installations and make your own mysterious self-portrait with this basic element.
15th - Stringing it Together: Use vibrant watercolor paints and string to collaborate on designs that use color and shape to tell a story about your family’s creativity and collaboration.
Community and Family Programs at PAFA are made possible with support from the 1830 Family Foundation, the Amaranth Foundation, and the Connelly Foundation.
The School and Community Partnership Program is funded by grants from the William Penn Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, with additional generous support provided by the Fleischner Family Foundation and Dale and Richard Levy.