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Continuing Education at PAFA

Pre-College Drawing: Portfolio Preparation

with Athena Scott


“Drawing is not what one sees but what one can make others see.”~ Edward Degas 

During this class students will learn the fundamental principles of drawing and build their observational skills. Students will become familiar with drawing materials and techniques while working from still-life, historic casts and landscapes. Through these genres, students will learn about proportions, perspective, light & shadow, line, tone, and composition. Drawing I will be an opportunity to strengthen essential skills and create outstanding portfolio pieces.

Students are responsible for bringing supplies on materials list

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible). We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here:



  • Session 1: Oct 1 - Dec 10th, 2022
    Sat for 10 weeks from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Class is full

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

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