After-School Studio Arts Program for High School Students

This program provide students with the opportunity for enrichment, skills development, and portfolio building with PAFA's stellar faculty

Fall 2022

FALL 2022 Courses are full! Please check back in December for the Spring courses.

The After-School Studio Arts Program for High School Students is back in-person! This free program will offer two courses:

  • Foundations of Drawing, 4-6 PM, Tuesdays, Oct 4 - December 6
  • Introduction to Oil Painting, 4-6 PM, Thursdays, Oct 6 - December 15 (no class on Thanksgiving)

Students in the School District of Philadelphia and schools that previously partnered with this program will have the opportunity to register before remaining spots are made available to the broader public. Art teachers will receive information about nominating students. If you are a student in the School District of Philadelphia and are interested in this program, please reach out to

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated, and boosted (if eligible). PAFA will be limiting classroom density and deep cleaning all areas. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

If you have questions, please reach out to or 215-972-7630

The After-School Studio Art Program is funded in part by grants from the FJN Foundation and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation. 

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Studio art classes and education for high school students to develop their artistic passions and prepare for college.