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

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

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


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In Person Young Artist Academy




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. 

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. 

All supplies provided. 

Cost: $320/ Members 10% off 

The Art of Painting, In Person

Saturdays, 10am-12pm, 5 weeks

From October 23rd - November 20th

Location: 118 Broad Street, Philadelphia PA, 19006, Historic Landmark Building


student painting at the easel


Virtual Young Artist Academy




Live instruction on Zoom includes demos, discussion, and feedback from the teacher and students ensuring an engaging learning experience. 

Access to high speed internet, camera and microphone are required. 

Most Supplies Provided. PAFA Art Toolbox will be mailed to student’s homes.

Cost: $280 / Members 10% off 

The Art of Painting, Virtual

Saturdays, 1pm-3pm, 5 weeks

October 23rd - November 20th 


child landscape drawing


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 Young Artists Academy meeting the qualifying criteria of financial need. If you feel that your child qualifies for the art classes’ scholarship, please request scholarship application by emailing   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.