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Continuing Education at PAFA

Pre-College: Watercolor, PT 710WP

with Sherif Habashi


Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium through transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, old master photographs, and the cityscape. All levels welcome.

Students are responsible for bringing supplies from materials list

Learning Objectives:

  • Students learn the properties and proper use of watercolor paint, paper and brushes.
  • Students will learn observational painting techniques and stages of building a painting.
  • Students will learn to organize visual information in cohesive and expressive compositions.
  • Students will be able to render light, space and texture in watercolor.
  • Students will learn the basic concepts of color theory.
  • Students will learn to see color in various environments.
  • Students will strive for personal expression through use of a range of watercolor techniques and development of unique palettes.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible). PAFA will be limiting classroom density and deep cleaning all areas. 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: Aug 1 - 5th, 2022
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

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