Young Artist Academy (former Saturday Classes for Middle School Students)

in person and virtual skill-building art classes for kids 10-14

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Virtual Young Artist Academy

Our experienced virtual art educator will meet the students live on zoom during convenient afterschool hours at the comfort of their home. Each student will receive an Art Toolbox, by mail with specialized supplies.

Tuition $300. Registration Fee $30


We are proud to partner with the Satell Institute and provide Full-Tuition Scholarships for the Virtual Young Artist Academy. You will only have to pay the registration fee. To qualify your child needs to be between 10-14 years old, able to attend all five weekly sessions, and have access to reliable Internet and web cam.  There are no additional requirements. 

To register with the scholarship, please fill out this form. 


We will contact you by email in 3-7 business days with further registration information.  

Please note: classes are limited to 15 students. Scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis and are subject to space availability. 



Virtual Class

The Art of Illustration.

  • Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm, 5 weeks. 
  • January 25, 2022 -February 22, 2022  
  • Must register by January 15th to receive Art Toolbox by mail. If registering less than 7 days before the class, you may have to purchase your own supplies.

This 5-week course will focus on secrets of successful Illustration – an art form that illustrates a concept or visualizes an idea. Using a variety of drawing, color, design, and composition techniques we will explore many ways of conveying different moods and scenarios in visual form. Inspired by PAFA’s permanent collection, students will create illustrations that stand alone as art pieces exercising their artistic freedom, while practicing and enhancing their illustration fundamentals and techniques. 

The Art Toolbox - Mixed Media Sketchbook, Marker set, Pencil set, and Inking Pen  

You will also need scrap paper and any other art tools that you like to work with. 

student showing her drawing via zoom

Young Artist Academy, at the Museum

Carry on the legacy of the fine art instruction in the oldest Art Academy in the US. The classes take place in the wonderful Historic Landmark Building and  the Museum galleries. All supplies provided. 

Please note: Covid-19 vaccination is required for students 12 and older! Please do not register for this In Person class if you won't be able to provide proof of vaccination (with at least 14 days after the all required doses) or a legitimate exemption. 




In Person Class

New Class will be offered in Spring 2022. Stay Tuned!


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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.