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.


June 23rd   I Am Unique!

Make a portrait expressing your unique personality, beliefs and family traditions that will fit together into a giant puzzle celebrating all the shapes that families take in Philadelphia.

July 21st    Water Creatures - Who Lives Where?

Meet live aquatic animals brought in by The Center for Aquatic Sciences and learn about the adaptations that help them to survive in their habitat. Create your own creature from the depth of your imagination, while using a variety of artistic techniques and materials.

August 18th    Recycled Creations

Get inspired by the exhibition From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic and explore eco-consciousness through art by crafting original 3D sculptures made out of recycled plastic. A perfect way celebrating the end of summer!


For questions contact 215-972-2036. Email:


Family Arts Academy at PAFA is made possible with support from the 1830 Family Foundation, the Amaranth Foundation, the Connelly Foundation, and The Lindback 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.

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. No es necesario registrarse.

21 de ABRIL | Pascua: No Hay Talleres

28 de ABRIL | Festival de Primavera

Los invitamos a celebrar un año de creaciones artísticas  con PAFA. Disfruten de música, comida, espectáculos, actividades de arte y la exhibición anual de la Academia de Artes Familiares.