Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Museum Education at PAFA

Pre-College: Portrait Drawing and Painting

with David Wilson


Learn to draw or paint portraits with confidence. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, perspectives, and features, toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses by live models will allow thorough observational study of both drawing and painting processes. Live model fee is included in the tuition.

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 15 - 19th, 2024
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

Location map for Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

Forgot password?
Staff Log In