Family Arts Academy

PAFA's Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE monthly 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.

FALL 2018 

December 16  Lights, Wrapping, Assemble

Celebrate the holiday season by creating your own light-filled orb inspired by Rina Banerjee's Make Me a Summary of the World. Teaching Artist: Lindsey Bloom

SPRING 2019

JANUARY 20 | Printmaking
Start the new year off by practicing your printmaking skills and take home an inventive and surprising masterpiece.

JANUARY 27 | 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.

FEBRUARY 3 | Game Day
We’re bringing back our annual day of facepainting, pretzels, and art games. Wear your
favorite team jersey and come prepared to compete creatively!

FEBRUARY 10 | 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.

FEBRUARY 17 | Collaboration

Work together in pairs and teams to create a giant, collaborative painting that combines all your creativity into one master artwork.

FEBRUARY 24 | Fantastic Beasts
Make your own mythological creatures inspired by the fierce and funny beasts roaming the historic galleries this winter

MARCH 3 | Portrait Blueprints
Play with pattern like Rina Banerjee by making mixed-media portraits that use weird materials like painted blueprints to tell a story.

MARCH 10 | Collaged Connections
Create colorful collages using various patterns inspired by Rina Banerjee’s Make Me a Summary of the World.

MARCH 17 | Drawing in Motion
Make a series of drawings and paintings that explore simple methods of making animations individually and as a group.

MARCH 24 | 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.

MARCH 31 | Costumed Collages
Using a variety of shapes and patterned fabric create your own wearable outfit inspired by fashionable works in PAFA’s collection.

APRIL 7 | 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.

APRIL 14 | Instrument Petting Zoo
Listen to a short performance by the Delaware County Symphony and then join in and make your own musical art sculptures.

APRIL 21 | Easter – No Program

APRIL 28 | 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.

Academia de Artes Familiares

La Academia de Artes Familiares es un programa semanal GRATUITO que brinda la oportunidad para que juntos aprendan sobre el arte compartiendo diferentes puntos de vista generacionales. Traigan a toda la familia a PAFA los domingos de 2 – 4 pm para conocer a artistas locales, aprender nuevas técnicas creativas y crear un proyecto diferente cada semana. 

Otoño 2018

Octubre 7 Pintando Palabras

Aprende a pintar una obra maestra usando, como tema, tu palabra favorita. Artista Educador: Matt Higgins

Octubre 14 Creando Móviles

Inspirado en los tapices del artista Alexander Calder, crearemos un móvil independiente. Artista Educador: Amy Benfer

Octubre 21 Dibujo en Movimiento

Haremos una serie de dibujos y pinturas que se convertirán en una animación de video. Artista: Steve Teare

Octubre 28 Animales de Calabaza

¡Hasta las verduras son arte! Crea un animal hecho de calabaza que refleje tu espíritu interno. Artista Educador: Aki Torri

Noviembre 4 Un Mundo Encajado

Usando una variedad de objetos, crea una instalación en miniatura inspirada en la exhibición Hazme un Resumen del Mundo de la artista Rina Banerjee. Artista Educador: Rebecca Schultz

Noviembre 11 Cuentacuentos a través de la pintura

Usando acuarelas, pintaremos  criaturas y contaremos sus historias usando nuestra imaginación. Artista Educador: Vessna Scheff

Noviembre 18 Creando Espacio

Explora una variedad de técnicas utilizadas para representar el espacio y participa en un experimento científico que pondrá a prueba tu percepción de la profundidad. Artista Educador: Kara Rutledge y Adam Durant

Noviembre 25 Fin de Semana de Acción de Gracias - No hay Taller

Diciembre 2 Dibujar, Transferir, Repetir

Un taller colaborativo donde incorporaremos el dibujo, las transferencias en color y la repetición para hacer dibujos a gran escala. Artista Educador: Anthony Campuzano

Diciembre 9 Academia Internacional de Ballet – Danza para Dibujar

Disfruten de un espectáculo clásico del ballet Bolshoi de la Academia Internacional de Ballet y aprendan técnicas de improvisación en el dibujo para hacer bailar líneas.

Diciembre 16 Luces, Empaques, Ensambles
Crea tu propia esfera de luz inspirada en la exhibición Hazme un Resumen del Mundo de la artista Rina Banerjee. Artista Educador: Lindsey Bloom