Art Explorer Virtual Academy

Online after-school programming for kids 6-11

Make art and make friends!

This five-week afterschool program provides quality time and relief after an intense school day, where children often do not get a chance to chat and play or engage in hand-made activities. Kids will explore PAFA’s extensive art collection and engage in exciting art-making projects. Each week will be dedicated to different artistic styles and endeavors, such as print-making, Pop Art effects, art of ancient worlds, symmetry & patterns, color impact and many more. 

All activities will take place in a secure, designated Zoom room. If, one day, you cannot make it to your session, you may join another session in the same age group, with teacher permission. 

Most of the materials for art making projects can be found at home or purchased at low cost. A list of materials will be provided for each week, in advance.

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Schedule & Pricing

Ages 6-8 (Grades K-2)

January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9 (Tues)

January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11  (Thus)

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
Session 1: 2:00-3:00 PM

Session 2: 4:00-5:00 PM

$100 for 5 sessions

Ages 9-11 (Grades 3-5)

January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10 (Weds)


Session 1: 2:00-3:00 PM

Session 2: 4:00-5:00 PM

$100 for 5 sessions

Holiday Fun Sessions. Get ready for the approaching holidays by making decorations and presents for family and friends.

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  • Dec 1st: Snowflake Banner 

Learn the tips and tricks of making elaborate six point snowflakes and create a beautifully decorated snowflake banner to celebrate the winter season. You’ll need: thin white paper (printer paper is perfect for this); scissors; a long piece of string or yarn; pencil and eraser; construction paper; glue or stapler; coloring material

  • Dec 3rd: Stained Glass Forest

Create a magical winter forest scene with paper, watercolors and other materials, mimicking stained glass design patterns.  You’ll need: construction paper; watercolor paint; scissors; glue stick; coloring materials; and, if you have it, some gem, stickers, sequins, and/or glitter.

  • Dec 8th: Reindeer Sculpture

Create your own reindeer sculptures with fun abstract patterns and unique details using construction paper and simple coloring materials that can be found at home. You’ll need: construction paper; coloring materials; glue stick; scissors and, if you have it, cardstock paper, origami paper, gem sticker/sequins, and/or glitter.

  • Dec 10th: Holiday Wonderland Collage

Make a fun and festive holiday collage while exploring a variety of paper folding and cutting techniques. You’ll need: construction paper; glue stick; coloring materials; scissors, and, if you have it, magazines, origami paper, watercolor paint and/or sequins/gems.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Session 1: 2:00-3:30 PM

Session 2: 4:00-5:30 PM

$25 each 

PAFA Family Members save 10% on registration. Limit 15 children per session.

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PAFA offers programs for artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels who want to learn about and make art.