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All CE Spring 2022 In-Person and Online Courses & Workshops

The Landscape Sketch DR 605LS (Outdoor, Spring Course)


with Roger Chavez

Calendar Current session started Apr 19, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas and quickly capture initial impressions – perfect for plein air painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Select locations along the Schuylkill River will include beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery and Bartram’s Garden. 

Image:  Landscape Sketch class in progress, Fall 2021.  Photo by Roger Chavez.

Register by:  April 12

Materials list

CE Policy Guide Spring 2022

Plein Air Drawing and Painting PT 612DP (Outdoor, Spring Course)


with Larry Francis

Calendar Current session started May 8, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Capture the small town beauty Manayunk's hilly streets, rowhomes, and storefronts.  Learn to create a convincing sense of space, light and time of day while depicting streetscapes, trees, water and sky.  Color mixing and painting techniques for oils will be demonstrated, but all drawing/painting media are welcome.  Located just 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia, Manayunk offers engaging urban and riverside neighborhood subjects with parking, shade, provisions and facilities available.

Register by:  April 29

Materials list 

CE Policy Guide Spring 2022

PAFA Friend Membership

Calendar Next available session starts May 23, 2022

Become a PAFA Member at the Friend Level or above, and save 10% on CE Classes, Workshops and Master Classes! Discount not included for special programs such as Open Academy or Summer Studio Critique Programs.

Friend Membership confers all the benefits of Household Membership for 2 adults and their dependant children under 18, plus:

  • Six complimentary guest passes to share with family and friends
  • 10% discount on Continuing Education classes and workshops
  • Complimentary admission to the members-only Curator Conversation lecture series
  • Reciprocal membership to 1,200+ museums in North America through the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) and the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM)

Learn more about all the PAFA Memberhip Levels!

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