Art Club

Afterschool program for kids 6-9

Make art and make friends!

Keep the warmth and fun of Summer Art Camp all year round with our after-school PAFA Art Club!  

Art Club provides weekly artistic adventures in a safe, accessible environment with highly skilled instructors. The club meets weekly within convenient after-school hours. Activities include exploration of the museum collection, experimentation with different art mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, comics, and mixed-media projects. Each week is dedicated to a theme or one project, and you can register for a specific week or for a bundle of all 6 sessions, at a discounted price. 

The activities are geared towards kids ages 6-9. If you are interested in signing up a slightly older child you may do so at your discretion. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  

In Fall 2021 we offer Virtual Art Club (VAC) and In-person Art Club (PAC). Scroll down to see the schedules and register. 

Ready to register? GO TO THE REGISTRATION SITE

child showing color wheel project
Child showing her self portrait

Virtual Art Club (VAC) Schedule and Registration Information

Build artistic skills and expand your creativity from the comfort of home in a secure, designated Zoom Room. Most materials needed for activities can be found at home or purchased at an affordable price.  

Virtual Club meets on  Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm from 10/5-11/16. No club on November 2.

Zoom and Canvas (learning management software) information will be provided after registration.

Cost: $20 per session. Bundle of 6 sessions - $100. Members – 10% discount 

CLICK THE TITLE TO REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL SESSION

10/5 - VAC1: The Landscape Trick (closed)

Discover the secret of making believable landscapes and backgrounds by playing fun games using works from PAFA’s collection and then use those techniques to create your own masterpieces.  

You will need: Several pieces of blank paper / Pencil/ Markers / Colored Pencils 

 

10/12 -VAC2: City Explorers 

Learn the classic wash and line technique! We will look at some of the cityscapes in PAFA’s collection and learn some fun and easy watercolor techniques to capture our city’s skylines and architectural details.  

You will need: Thick white paper or cardstock/ Pencil/ Watercolors / Inking pen (thin sharpie, micron, etc.) 

 

10/19 -VAC3: Hidden Messages in Art 

Learn all about artworks that use text and language in fun and creative ways. Each student will create their own abstract art project inspired by their names. 

You will need: A few pieces of scrap paper /A piece of paper for final project (thicker paper like construction paper) /Scissors /Glue /Coloring materials/ Pencil/ Eraser 

 

10/26 - VAC4: Halloween Texture Harvest 

Learn how to make your own colorful textured collage materials inspired by nature and art in PAFA’s collection and then use them in Halloween themed mixed media collage.  

You will need: Watercolors /Scissors /Glue / Thick white paper (can be used with watercolor paint) /Markers / Colorful paper for collage (construction, newspapers, magazines, etc.) 

 

11/2 -NO CLUB  

 

11/9 -VAC5: “Uniquely you” Self-Portrait 

Learn all about the creative ways artists represent themselves through the time-honored tradition of self-portraits! Using a variety of media, create a work of art that is uniquely you! 

You will need: Large piece of thick white paper (at least 8x11)/ Watercolors/ Crayons/ Pencil/eraser/ Scissors/ Glue/Construction or scrap paper / Black marker 

 

11/16 - VAC6: Character Design Mash Up 

Learn how artists create dynamic and memorable characters and then play a fun game to create your own!  

You will need: Several pieces of paper/ Coloring materials/ Pencil/eraser/ Black inking pen or marker 

 

kids in galleries
kids making art

In Person Art Club (PAC) Schedule and Registration Information

The Historic Landmark Building of the oldest art school and museum in the US is open for the new artistic adventures!

Please read COVID-19 POLICY FOR IN PERSON PROGRAMS, and other important information in PROCEDURES, REFUND & OTHER POLICIES.

In Person Club meets on Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 from 10/7-11/18. No club on November 11 

Cost: $45 per session.  Bundle of 6 sessions - $175 . Members – 10% discount 

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10/7 - PAC1: The Landscape Trick  CLOSED

Learn the secret to making believable landscapes and backgrounds by playing fun games using works from PAFA’s collection and then use those techniques to create your own masterpieces. 

10/14 - PAC2: City Explorers 

Learn the classic wash and line technique! We will look at some of the cityscapes in PAFA’s collection and learn some fun and easy watercolor techniques to capture our city’s skylines and architectural details. n 

10/21 - PAC3: Hidden Messages in Art  

Learn all about artworks that use text and language in fun and creative ways. Each student will create their own abstract art project inspired by their names. 

10/28 - PAC4: Halloween Texture Harvest 

Let’s make fun and seasonal mixed-media artworks! Learn how to make and use your own colorful textured collage materials inspired by nature and art in PAFA’s collection. 

11/4 - PAC5: “Uniquely you” Self-Portrait  

Learn all about the creative ways artists represent themselves through the time-honored tradition of self-portraits! Using a variety of media create a work of art that is uniquely you! 

11/11 - NO CLUB 

10/18 - PAC6: Character Design Mash Up  

Learn how artists create dynamic and memorable characters and then play a fun game to learn how to create your own! 


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