Saturday Classes for Middle School Students

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students allow budding artists ages 11-13 the opportunity to build skills in different areas of artmaking, learn from our art collection, and to meet new friends who share a common interest. 

Classes are 2 hours in length, and take place in the Connelly Foundation Community Education Center in the Historic Landmark Building. Students are encouraged to bring a snack and dress for a little mess.

Program Tuition

PAFA Family Members $255
General Public $300

Available Classes

scms comics

October 19 – December 14 (no class November 30)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Sean Tate
This course looks at the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to create sequential art. Learn about figure proportion, character design, facial expressions and panel layout. Work on traditional bristol board and use digital comic technology to make your comics come to life. There will also be a supervised field trip to look at some exciting comics. All materials provided. 


October 19 – December 14 (no class November 30)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Teaching Artist: Erica Verbas
This course will expose students to techniques and approaches to creating movement in a two-dimensional artistic space. Create various characters, storyboards and backgrounds in order to craft a unique hand-drawn animation. Work collaboratively with other students and shoot and edit traditional stop motion animations using professional level equipment and media. All materials provided. 


Program Support

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students are made possible through the generous funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Contact Us

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