Continuing Education Classes

  • Fall Registration Now Open!

    Early Registration Discount Available for Multiple-Week Courses

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  • New Course Offering:

    A Guide to Gallery-Going

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  • Morris Arboretum & the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

    Courses and Discounts for PAFA and Morris Arboretum Members

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  • Coming this Fall:

    Exploring Drawing with Mia Rosenthal

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  • New Hours:

    Evening Classes Now Scheduled 6 - 9 p.m.!

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  • Coming this Fall:

    Figure Drawing with Renée Foulks

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  • Discover PAFA's State-of-the-Art Print Shop

    Printmaking Classes in a Variety of Formats, including a New One-Day Flash Plate Lithography Workshop!

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Join our community of dedicated artists of all ages and skill levels!

Continuing Education offers exceptional studio art classes and workshops to beginning and advanced artists outside of PAFA's degree programs, available to both museum members and the general public.

Benefits of PAFA CE:

  • Drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture classes for all ages and skill levels, with special programs for high school students and K-12 educators

  • A stellar faculty of practicing, professional artists who enthusiastically encourage and support their students.  Check out PAFA's complete CE Faculty Biographies.

  • Art history and appreciation lectures as well as seminars on portfolio building and self-promotion for artists

  • A thriving Center City Philadelphia location only blocks away from the city’s major art museums including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum

  • Convenient access to mass transit with plenty of discounted parking nearby

  • Access to the PAFA campus, including the breathtaking Cast Hall, PAFA Library and on-site Blick Art Materials store

  • Free admission to the PAFA Museum, featuring a renowned permanent collection of American art and special exhibitions