Continuing Education

Join our community of dedicated artists of all ages and skill levels:  Continuing Education offers exceptional studio art classes and workshops for beginner to advanced artists outside of PAFA's degree programs, available to both museum members and the general public.

Fall CE courses are available in-person* and online!  Check out our course catalog and registration information.

* COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for requested medical/religious exemption) is required for participation in on-campus classes.  Masking and other safety requirements will be enforced for in-person classes.  (See our CE Procedures and Policies for complete information.)

Register today and enjoy all the benefits of CE:

  • Drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture classes for all ages and skill levels, with special programs for high school students and K-12 educators.

  • A stellar faculty of practicing, professional artists who enthusiastically encourage and support their students.

  • Art history and appreciation lectures as well as seminars on portfolio building and self-promotion for artists.

  • A thriving Center City Philadelphia location only blocks away from the city’s major art museums including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum.

  • Convenient access to mass transit with plenty of discounted parking nearby.

  • Access to the PAFA campus, including the breathtaking Cast Hall, PAFA Library and state-of-the-art studios.

  • Free admission to the PAFA Museum, featuring a world-famous permanent collection of American art and special exhibitions.

Membership Has Its Perks

PAFA members enjoy complimentary admission, exclusive member programming, and events—plus discounts on the Museum Store, Continuing Education, Summer Camps, Tableau Café and much more.


Contact Continuing Education

Thank you for your interest in PAFA's CE programs. Join our community of dedicated artists of all ages and skill levels:  Continuing Education offers exceptional studio art classes and workshops for beginner to advanced artists outside of PAFA's degree programs, available to both museum members and the general public.

Telephone: (215) 972–7632

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