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Museum Education at PAFA



Our Classes

Pre-College: Drawing I

$465

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Strengthen your drawing ability and build your college portfolio. Learn to draw what you see with confidence! Work from still life arrangements, PAFA’s renowned collection, interior spaces, and the human figure, to master foundational elements: shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture, and perspective. Students practice sight-drawing and measuring techniques and learn ways of defining form and space. This course teaches important skills for all artmaking, including for painting and other disciplines. Live model fee is included in the tuition.

Students are responsible for providing all their own materials.

A materials list will be emailed to registered students two weeks before class and made available on PAFA's website.

If you are applying for the scholarship: WAIT TO REGISTER UNTIL YOU HEAR THE DECISION! Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively! For Scholarship information visit https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/summer-intensives

1. After Camp Club Single Day. Week of 6/24

$35
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 3 pm
3 additional sessions through Jun 27, 2024

After Camp Activities 3pm-5:30 pm.

Space is limited, please register in advance! Note that we are unable to provide care after 5:30 p.m, you must plan to pick up your child by 5:30 pm.  

1. After Camp Club. Week of 6/24

$150
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

After Camp Activities 3pm-5:30 pm.

Space is limited, please register in advance! Note that we are unable to provide care after 5:30 p.m, you must plan to pick up your child by 5:30 pm.  

Camp I-2: Art Explorers. Ages 5-6

$320
Calendar Next available session starts Jul 1, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Discover a variety of art-making techniques, while learning new artistic and social skills. Let us draw, paint, collage, and sculpt, make friends, and have fun.    

Camp II-2: Paint Extravaganza. Ages 7-8

$320
Calendar Next available session starts Jul 1, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Develop the ins and outs of painting as you propel your creativity! Invent and play with surprising color combinations. Use them to make a rainbow’s worth of art projects.    

Camp III-2: Intro to Comics. Ages 9-11

$320
Calendar Next available session starts Jul 1, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn about the artistic tradition of comic books. Develop your cartoon drawing skills while creating your own heroes and villains to design an eye-catching cover for your own comic book.    

Camp IV-2: Drawing. Ages 12-14

$320
Calendar Next available session starts Jul 1, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to draw like a master with techniques that focus on light, contour, texture, and figure drawing in PAFA’s historic Cast Hall.    

Pre-College: Painting I : Still Life and Portrait. No class July 4th

$375

with Alyssa Khalifa

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 1, 2024 at 10 am

Explore the vibrant possibilities of oil painting through PAFA’s time-honored methods. While focusing on still life and portraits, this class will introduce the method of direct painting of live models. Fledgling artists examine the proportions, placement, structure, and characteristics of both live models and still-life objects. They will develop color using a limited palette to understand how to use chroma, temperature, value, tint, and tone. This class will address materials, composition, paint handling, and color mixing, blending, and theory. Live model fee is included in the tuition.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

A materials list will be emailed to registered students two weeks before class and made available on PAFA's website.

If you are applying for the scholarship: WAIT TO REGISTER UNTIL YOU HEAR THE DECISION! Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively! For Scholarship information visit https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/summer-intensives





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