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Continuing Education at PAFA

Open Academy: Animal Drawing (DR 205)

with John Horn


Fridays, 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

PAFA’s Open Academy provides the opportunity for Continuing Education (CE) and non-matriculated students to enroll in select BFA courses for credit or non-credit.  Open Academy students enrolled in PAFA’s renowned studio arts courses learn technical skills, creative expression, and critical thinking from master artist-teachers while working amongst dedicated full-time students in PAFA's classrooms.

Studying from birds, mammals and reptiles, domestic and wild; this course will focus on understanding the science and art of animals with reference to their structure, function, evolution and classifications.  This will act as a foundation in order to understand the movements, forms and anatomy of a particular species.  Perspective, space and composition in landscape and interiors will also be emphasized in relationship to the animals.  Working from life, students will develop a good sense of concentration to see the repetition in movement and form as the basis for drawing.

Optional: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $1,400. Select credit option when registering.

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for exceptions for medical or religious reasons must be submitted with appropriate documentation and approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See Open Academy Policy Information for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Register by: August 22

Registration is now closed. To inquire about late registration availability (prior to start date), please email

Materials List 

Open Academy Policy Guide 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

  • Regular: Sep 2 - Dec 16th, 2022
    Fri for 15 weeks from 1:00 - 3:50 pm
    Registration unavailable

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