Family Arts Academy
Bring the whole family to PAFA on Sunday afternoons from 2–4 PM to meet local artists, learn new skills, and make a different project every week. No registration required.
Los talleres mensuales para la Familia de la Academia de PAFA son GRATUITOS, este programa tiene por objetivo incentivar iniciativas para el desarrollo de la educación y el arte en familia. Traigan a toda su familia los domingos por la tarde entre las 2:00pm y las 4:00pm. Los invitamos a hacer arte con artistas locales, aprendan nuevas técnicas artísticas y trabajen en un projecto nuevo cada semana. No se necesita registración.
Family Arts Academy
January 19th Honoring Family
Celebrate Martin Luther King’s dream of “honoring our difference as well as commonalties” by collaging a portrait with your family.
January 26th Indian Classical Dance
Dance and learn the Mythological stories behind the Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam and its rich history and heritage.
February 2nd DIY DYE
Discover how some cultures, like the Paracas community in Peru, developed dyeing techniques using natural fruits, herbs and spices to make artworks.
February 9th Pop Up Cards
Get creative and spread the love creating cards filled with Valentine’s messages to send to all your friends and family.
February 16th Upcycled Books
Upcycle books from home into unique sculptures by altering its structure, using paper folding techniques and inserting still life motifs into its existing pages.
February 23rd Positive Portraits
Focus on conveying pride, positivity and compassion while making empowered portraits in watercolor and pastels.
March 1st Welcome Spring
Get ready for spring and create an illustrated adventure on your own.
March 8th Asian Arts
Meet folks from the Asian Arts Initiative for an exploration of cultural storytelling through film and hands-on projects.
March 15th Printed Poetry
Create and print original poems for World Poetry Day with illustrations crafted simple print-making techniques.
March 22nd Drips and Dabs
Inspired by Markus Linnenbrink’s installation in PAFA’s lobby, create rich, colorful, drippy, vibrant paintings.
March 29th Mexican Folklore
Experiment with two paper mache-based art forms in Mexican folklore traditions, the well-known piñata and the brightly colored fantastical creatures known as alebrije.
April 5th Print It
Collaborate on one of American’s oldest and most popular art forms, the print, by making original monotypes and collographs.
April 12th Easter
April 19th Geometry and Mosaics
Use geometric patterns from Islamic architecture found around the world to design your own buildings and decorative mosaics.
April 26th SPRING FESTIVAL
Celebrate at PAFA with the global rhythms of World Town Sound, multicultural art-making, food and other fun.
May 3rd Come Dance with US
The Pennsylvania Ballet and Philadelphia Senior Center celebrate dance and the beauty of bodies of all ages and abilities with a performance and class for the whole family.
May 10th The Art of Nature
Spend Mother’s Day together learning about a wide variety of useful herbs and transplanting them into unique, painted pots.
Academia de Artes Familiares
19 de Enero - Honorar la Familia
26 de Enero – Danza India Clásica
2 de Febrero – Técnica DYE, hágalo usted mismo
9 de Febrero – Pop Up Cards
16 de Febrero – Reciclaje de libros
23 de Febrero – Retratos Positivos
1 de Marzo – Bienvenida a la Primavera
8 de Marzo – Arte Asíatico
15 de Marzo- Poesia Impresa
22 de Marzo – Técnica del chorreo y capas de pintura
29 de Marzo – Folklore Mexicano
5 de Abril – Imprima
12 de Abril - Semana Santa
26 de Abril – Festival de Primavera
3 de Mayo – Venga a Bailar con Nosotros
10 de Mayo – El Arte de La Naturaleza
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.
PAFA offers programs for artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels who want to learn about and make art.