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Museum Education at PAFA

Pre-College: Painting II: Figure Painting

with Alyssa Khalifa


Painting the human form from observation is one of the cornerstones of PAFA's long tradition of rigorous instruction.  Begin by learning about proportions, anatomical landmarks, and figure structure working with paintings and sculptures in PAFA’s historical collection and from a live model. Investigate color mixing, proportion, and composition using oil paint as a medium. Live model fee is included in the tuition. 

NOTE: To reach the fullest potential of art education provided by this program, we will have sessions with live nude models. If you or your parent/guardian are uncomfortable with this arrangement, please do not register for Figure Painting II.

Students are responsible for bringing all art 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

  • Summer Intensive 2024: Jul 8 - 12th, 2024
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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