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Continuing Education at PAFA

Summer Studio/Critique Program

with Tom Csaszar


Open studio access; Friday critiques by timeslot sign-up

This six-week on-campus studio-rental program is designed for experienced visual artists and educators who desire constructive feedback on their artwork, as well as the support and interaction of an artistic community. Stimulate your personal artistic growth in your own private PAFA studio through individual weekly critiques from a stellar ensemble of nationally and internationally known artists, including members of PAFA’s acclaimed faculty, as well as discussion, group critiques, and artist studio visits.

Tuition covers a private studio in PAFA's Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, weekly individual critiques, and additional group critiques/activities, as well as the option to earn 4.0 undergraduate credits or 3.0 graduate credits upon satisfactory completion of the program.

One-on-one critiques will be conducted in-person from a roster of artist-/curator-critics (one per week), scheduled each Friday by time-slot sign-up.  Lead critic Tom Csaszar will host group critiques/discussions and artist studio visits or other outings.  These will be scheduled to best accommodate the group's needs.

Note:  This is an uninstructed program; as such, prior art-making experience and the ability to work independently are required. Beyond this understanding, there are no specific application requirements or prerequisites for this program.

View the complete course description and list of critics here.

Registration Deadline:  Rolling, on a space-available basis. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Withdrawal/Refund Deadline:  June 20.  A $50 fee applies to all refund requests before this date; no refunds can be issued for withdrawals after June 20.

Academic Credit:  This program is available for $1,500 for non-credit, 4.0 undergraduate credits, or 3.0 graduate credits (for K-12 educators).  Select credit choice during checkout. Changes in credit status can be made directly through the CE office prior to the second meeting (critique) of the program.  See CE's Procedures and Policies to review academic credit policies and procedures for transcript requests.

Additional Benefit:  Studio Critique registrants receive a 10% tuition discount on all subsequent PAFA CE Summer 2022 Session 2 Classes!

Review Studio Critique Program registration and policy information here prior to registering. 

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration.  Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below. Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

  • Session 1: Jul 5 - Aug 12th, 2022
    for 6 weeks

    Will run


    only 3 seats left

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

Room: Private Studios

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