We are proud to expand our programming this spring to serve our many seasoned friends and neighbors who enjoy the rich cultural resources of the city and are looking for engaging art, media and cultural experiences here in Philadelphia to explore with peers.
These five-week, non-credit courses provide enough depth to explore a topic, experiment with media, produce work and engage in a subject – yet are short enough to encourage the exploration of many interests. Conveniently offered during summer afternoons, each course is designed for those who are ready to create, engage, discuss, explore and learn in a setting that fits this chapter of their life.
In addition to these focused daytime courses, we now offer a Senior Discount for those over age 55 - a 10% discount for any CE course meeting for 30 contact hours .
Register online by clicking the links below. Register over the phone by calling the Continuing Studies office at 215-717-6006.
- American Art in Philadelphia
View historic, modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia museum of art and the Pennsylvania academy of the Fine arts and engage in discussions of Philadelphia's artistic legacy as a part of American art history. Combining lectures and discussions with visits to museums and galleries, this course serves as an introduction for participants who wish to enrich their understanding of some of the artistic treasures located here.View Full Course Details
- Creating Greeting Cards + Stationary
Learn to make cards and stationary for friends and family as you consider papers, materials, simple printing techniques and more. Use watercolors, drawing media, some printing and collage, as well as folding techniques to create unique objects that have meaning.View Full Course Details
- Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone + Tablet
In this five-week workshop, seniors learn the basics of using smartphones, tablets and handheld devices as tools to improve the quality of life. understand how to sync and manage your calendar, how to evaluate useful apps, how to share and manipulate images, and how to take advantage of the best features of these tools.View Full Course Details
- Photographic Trends
This workshop provides an overview of significant photographers and their work in the history of the medium, including technical developments and their impact. Gain an understanding of some of the major visual and aesthetic trends in the development of photography and the larger context in which photography has developed.View Full Course Details
- Writing Your Own Biography - Memoir
Develop your personal stories to craft engaging content. Learn how to improve your creative non-fiction writing to bring out the humor, improve the narrative, find your voice and more. Readings and excercises will be used to jog your memory and inspire your creativity.View Full Course Details