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The definitive program for talented and motivated high school students, the Summer Academy is a four-week, college-level art-making experience for high school students at the nation's first and premier school of fine art.

Enjoy rigorous courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and illustration taught by PAFA's exceptional faculty of practicing artist that provide you with a head start on preparing your portfolio.

Summer Academy participants have the opportunity to:

  • Earn 4 college-level course credits
  • Participate in a culminating exhibition in PAFA's world-class art museum
  • Visit museums and galleries in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
  • Gain a head start on preparing a portfolio for applying to art school
  • Experience collegiate life at the University of Pennsylvania with residential life, evening activities and weekend trips by Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs

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