One-Week Summer Intensives for High School Students

PAFA's one-week summer intensive courses are virtual in 2021! Our talented educators are leading innovative online courses that are open to teens of all skill levels and backgrounds who have completed grades 8-12. 

Check out our Summer 2021 classes!

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Each course runs for one week, Monday through Friday, with live Zoom sessions scheduled between 10:00AM to 5:00PM (varies by class). Most programs include a one hour live Zoom session in the morning and one hour in the afternoon, with instructor availablity throughout the day for feedback. 

Programming includes training and mentorship by PAFA faculty, with demonstrations, discussion, small group sessions and one-on-one guidance using videoconferencing and learning management system platforms, for which students can still earn 1.0 college credit in for each course while exploring their artistic passion. Scholarships and discounts are available.

2021 Course Offerings

June 21 - 25


  • Landscape Painting
 June 28-July 2
  • Drawing I
July 12-16
  • Portrait Drawing and Painting

July 19-23

  • Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster
July 26 - 30
  • Still-Life Painting
August 2 - 6
  • Mixed Media Narrative Art
August 9-13
  • Drawing for Comics


Tuition & Fees

Tuition $400 per week
May be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit or non-credit

How to Register

Registration for 2021 classes is OPEN.  Register for Summer High School Intensives online.

  • Upon registering, students will receive an online registration or email confirmation.
  • Materials Lists are attached to course descriptions. Students are responsible for getting their own supplies.


  • Membership Discount
    PAFA Members receive a 10% tuition discount!  For more information and to join or upgrade your membership, view our online membership details or contact the Development Department at 215-972-2077.

  • Register for Three Courses

    Register for three or more courses and receive a 10% discount! This discount applies even if you are registering multiple students, and those students are not related. Consider inviting a friend or two to Intensives this year and everyone saves!

Combine these discounts to save 20% off your registration!

Scholarships and Refunds

Please check out our Policies, Procedures and Scholarships page to learn about scholarship opportunities and refunds. 

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

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