Young Artist Academy

skill-building art classes for youth 10-14

Young Artist Academy (at the Museum)

Fundamentals of Art Series

These series of classes are for aspiring young artists looking to master the foundational skills of art making, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, mixed media, and others. Each course focusses on a specific art form and the differentiated learning and student-centered approach make these classes appropriate for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced.

Painting - Spring 2023

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Dates: February 11-March 18, 2023. Saturdays, 6 sessions children painting

Time: 11 am-1:00 pm, at the Historic Landmark Building

Embark on a creative journey into the art of painting! Experiment with tools and materials while gaining deeper understanding of color theory and paint application using variety of techniques under the guidance of professional artist-instructor. Discover your own painting style and share it with others

Cost: $350. (Family Level Membership discount 10%. Become PAFA Member!)

All materials provided.

Part of coordinated programming for Family Saturdays. Learn More>>


Young Artist Academy - Past Classes

Fundamentals of Art - Introduction

Expand the foundational skills of art making. This class is for aspiring young artists looking to master visual art skills, such as perspective, value, and the elements of design, to learn how to make naturalistic art from observation as well as to expand their artistic horizon and get their hands on variety of mediums and forms of art.

Dates: November 5-December 17. Saturdays, 6 sessions, no class 11/26

Time: 11 am-1:30 pm, at the Historic Landmark Building

Cost: $350. (Family Level Membership discount 10%. Become PAFA Member!)

Virtual Young Artist Academy (no classes in Spring 2023)

Past class - Comics and Illustration

This six-week long weekday virtual class offers an opportunity for children 10-14 to develop and hone their art making skills within convenient afterschool hours at the comfort of their home. Students will improve and expand their drawing skills, learn character design techniques, create comics, explore graphic design, and more. They will learn to make colorful and successful illustrations that convey their ideas to the world and give life to their characters, working under the guidance of a professional comic book artist-illustrator. Each student will receive an Art Toolbox, by mail with specialized class-specific supplies. Must register by October 22 to get the Art Toolbox

child shows her comic book drawing to camera

Dates: November 2- December 14. Wednesdays, 6 sessions, no class 11/23

Time: 4pm-6pm, on ZOOM

Cost: $300, includes Art Toolbox mailed to the student.  (Family Level Membership discount 10%. Become PAFA Member!)

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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.