Spotlight on Human Form and Anatomy at Continuing Education

Have you ever felt limited in your art subjects by the challenge of depicting people? Translating the human form from observation is one of the cornerstones of PAFA's long tradition of rigorous instruction. Gain confidence by joining summer Continuing Education courses in Human Form and Anatomy, open to all levels of experience:

Online weekends:

Two-Day Weekend Workshops:


  • Ecorche, the three-dimensional study of human form by developing the bone and muscle structures


Outdoor Sundays:

Register for these Summer Session 2 (July-August) courses by June 24.

Each semester Continuing Education offers online, evening, and weekend options for each discipline - Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, and more. Explore the Continuing Education summer course catalogue.


*header image: George Hitchcock, ca. 1890-1900. John McLure Hamilton (1853-1936) Watercolor, gouache and pencil on fine linen, 6 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. irr. (16.1925 x 21.2725 cm.) PAFA museum permanent collection #1944.20

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September 6, 2022 - 1:28 PM

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.