Saturday Classes for Middle School Students

Through December 2020 classes take place ONLINE

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students

Saturday Classes for Middle School Students allow budding artists ages 10-13 the opportunity to build skills in different areas of art-making, learn from our art collection, and to meet new friends who share a common interest. 

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Fall 2020 Classes

Artist working on a sketchbook

The Art of Sketchbooks

Saturdays, November 14-December 19, 2020


$250, Members - 10% discount

Sketchbooks have always been a vital tool for artists to record their ideas and practice technical skills. Very often sketchbooks turned into works of art in their own right. This 6 week course will introduce students to a variety of artistic sketchbooks styles and practices, helping them build and enhance their drawing skills, engage with the art of portraiture and observational drawing, experiment with different media, make fan art, cartooning and more! It is a great way to start a journey into this great artistic practice, joining Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and many other artists who created unique sketchbooks.

Image: (c) Melissa Hendrixson

Required Art Supplies:

  • Sketchbook: Can be anything the students feel comfortable working with and that they will want to continue working in after the course is over. Can also be a sketchbook they already own. No smaller then 8x10 recommended. Mixed Media weight paper highly encouraged.
  • Pencil/ Eraser Inking Pen: think sharpie, brush pen, anything that can be used to outline artwork

Optional Art supplies: coloring materials, colored pencils, watercolors, markers,  etc.(encouraged to choose at least one)

This is a basic list, but students are welcome to bring any material, mediums, that that inspire them. The important thing is that they use something they like and have about three different options of mediums to use in their sketchbooks.

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Scholarship Opportunities

It is our sincere desire that no child be denied the opportunity to attend art classes because of financial difficulties. We are happy to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships for Middle School Students meeting the qualifying criteria. If you feel that your child qualifies for the art classes’ scholarship, please email to request the application.  Scholarships funds are limited and awarded on a first come first serve basis. 

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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.