Saturday Studio Art Classes for High School Students

Saturday Art Classes are a valuable opportunity for teens to develop and hone their studio art skills under the guidance of PAFA faculty. Open to high school students entering or currently enrolled in grades 9–12. All levels welcome.

Saturday Art Classes are virtual for Spring 2021! Teens improve their skills, connect with peers and faculty while learning to create in a home studio. 

All courses run for 10 weeks, January 23 - March 27.  Tuition for each course is $400 for non-members, $360 for members for 1.0 undergraduate credit or non-credit. 

Register Online

Earn college credit while having fun! Teens can choose to take all 10-week courses for 1.0 undergraduate credit at no additional cost. Grade and credit appear on a PAFA transcript if requested.  

More information on registration, scholarships, and other policies and procedures can be found here.

How Virtual Classes Work

​​​​​​PAFA has years of experience conducting meaningful, engaging online studio arts courses through our Continuing Education and Low-Res MFA programs. We utilize best practices employed by faculty and staff when PAFA’s BFA and MFA programs successfully transitioned to an entirely virtual practice in March 2020. To do this, we use:

  • Zoom for live sessions that take place for at least one hour of the scheduled class time. Instructors will be available for feeback throughout the scheduled class time. Check out Zoom technology requirements. Course description contain details on how the live sessions will be structured in each course- all classes are tailored to offer a great learning experience.
  • Canvas for a learning managament system that contains the syllabus, assignments, discussion threads, a messaging system for class participants and additional resources, as well as information to reach the live Zoom portion of the class. 

As many BFA programs transition to increased online instruction, this experience will prepare students to learn in any context and develop the skills to excel anywhere. Our wonderful teachers have practice guiding students in a virtual context, and they are ready to create an incredible creative experience.

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

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