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!

Drawing: Portfolio Preparation

Saturday, October 1-December 10, 1-4 PM

“Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see.”~ Edward Degas 

During this class students will learn the fundamental principles of drawing and build their observational skills. Students will become familiar with drawing materials and techniques while working from still-life, historic casts and landscapes. Through these genres, students will learn about proportions, perspective, light & shadow, line, tone, and composition. Drawing I will be an opportunity to strengthen essential skills and create outstanding portfolio pieces.

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

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

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

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