Continuing Education Classes

  • Printmaking for Those Who Love to Draw:


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  • Awaken a Renewed Sense of Creativity:

    Beyond Imagination

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  • Step-by-Step Instruction on Time-Honored Techniques:

    Classical Portrait Painting

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  • Experiment with New Ways of Creating Imagery:

    Exploring Drawing with Mia Rosenthal

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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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  • Classical Art Instruction for All Levels

    Draw and Sculpt from PAFA's Cast Collection

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  • An Exploration of Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing: Material Matters

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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