Art Lessons

Enhance your students’ understanding of different artistic mediums by extending your museum visit with an art lesson.

School Group Tours

Designed to complement the School Group Museum Lesson experience, Art Lessons offer hands on art making experience and include instruction and materials. Align with National Visual Arts Standards they enhance art-making vocabulary and skills.

Tours and lessons must be scheduled in advance. For more information or questions, contact Katerina Romanenko at

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Museum  Lesson Art Lesson
60 minutes 60 minutes
Available Tuesday–Friday
10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Available Tuesday–Friday
10:00 AM–3:00 PM
$6.00 per student /$3 Philadelphia School District $5.00 per student

Available Art Lessons

Mixed Media

Through experimentation and play, students work with two different mediums and uncover how they react with each other. Whether it’s waxed-based crayons with watercolor or painting over collaged materials, students will work in stages to produce a completed image.

Figure Drawing

Learn about the principles of composition and practice key drawing skills like shading, perspective, and value. Instructors may focus on still life objects, portraits, or human figures.


Experience the process of relief printing using a matrix, paper, ink, and brayer. Students design and print their own pieces to bring home.

Cast Hall Drawing Grades 9-12 only

Sketch from casts of famous sculptures from antiquity to the present in PAFA’s unique and prized Historic Cast Hall. Availability is limited.

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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.