PAFA on Location

For greater flexibility and a diverse range of subject matter, PAFA Continuing Education offers a selection of off-campus courses.  Take advantage of instruction by stellar PAFA faculty at locations near you!  Click here for our complete FALL 2014 schedule.

Historic Yellow Springs, located in beautiful Chester County, PA, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history and arts of Yellow Springs Village, the location of the PAFA Country School from 1916 to 1952.  PAFA is proud to reestablish this historic relationship through courses at Chester Springs Studio, taught by PAFA faculty. Click here for PAFA spring classes at Historic Yellow Springs.


Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) exhibits works by well-known and emerging contemporary sculptors in the museum buildings and landscaped sculpture park. Centrally located in Hamilton, New Jersey, and mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia, it is easily accessible via major highways and public rail systems.  Find out more about Grounds for Sculpture or click here for PAFA spring classes at GFS.


The Philadelphia Sketch Club (PSC) is America's oldest club for artists.  Since 1860, the PSC has served as a meeting place, forum for ideas and vital bridge between the creators and supporters of contemporary art.  Past luminaries have included such American masters as Eakins and Anshutz.  Find out more about the Philadelphia Sketch Club or click here for PAFA spring classes at PSC


PAFA CE offers outdoor landscape drawing and painting courses on location throughout the region.  Sites include Fairmount Park, New Hope, and Manayunk, as well as locations within Philadelphia for cityscape views.  Check out our spring schedule for current landscape offerings.


PAFA Comes to You

Earn Academy credit for classes taught by Academy faculty at other participating regional art centers! Additional tuition and course work apply.


Main Line Art Center, located in Haverford, PA, supports the development of artists of all levels and the growth of audiences for the arts. Visit




Wayne Art Center, located in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, has been enriching the cultural needs of the community since 1930. Visit