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Editorial Illustration (ONLINE) IL 600EE_ON
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Editorial Illustration (ONLINE) IL 600EE_ON

$350

with James Heimer

Calendar Current session started Jun 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Explore image making as a means of communication. This intermediate class is ideal for artists who wish to experiment with narrative and conceptual imagery as well as graphic designers interested in a pictorial approach to visual communication.  Students will learn to analyze current news and opinion writing to create imagery with a message. Concept development methods including written brainstorming, thumbnails, and preliminary sketches will be introduced. Techniques combining traditional and digital media will be explored. This is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to digital media and will bridge the gap between the page and screen. In addition to a studio component, students will engage in a number of professional practice discussions focused on the business side of the editorial market.  The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes video demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Weekly group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom. Access to a scanner and Adobe Photoshop or other raster graphics software is required for the completion of assignments.  

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Registration still available

Materials List: Heimer IL600EE_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021 

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: James Heimer, Striking the Right Balance Between Speed and Safety, client: Intercom

PAFA Family Membership

$80
Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021

Become a PAFA Member at the Individual Level, and save 10% on CE Classes, Workshops and Master Classes!

Individual $80/year Benefits for 2 adults and their dependant children under 18:

  • 10% tuition discount on CE classes, workshops and Master Classes
  • Unlimited free admission to the permanent collection and all special exhibitions for 1 year.
  • 10% discount at Tableau Cafè and the Museum Store.
  • Free or discounted admission to all ticketed public programs and lectures Members-only tours, events and exhibition previews.
  • PAFA Member monthly email newsletter.
  • Members-only tours, events and exhibition previews.
  • Discounted and priority registration for PAFA's Summer Art Camps for Kids.
  • Discounted registration for Pre-College Programs, including Summer Intensives and Saturday Classes for Middle School Students
  • Family Programs email newsletter.
  • PAFA members receive $5 off Mural Arts tours. Tours should be booked through Mural Arts with the code PAFA. Limit to two discounted tickets per tour type per year. Must present PAFA membership card at check-in.

Learn more about all the PAFA Memberhip Levels!

PAFA Individual Membership

$55
Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021

Become a PAFA Member at the Individual Level, and save 10% on CE Classes, Workshops and Master Classes!

Individual $55/year Benefits for 1 adult:

  • 10% tuition discount on CE classes, workshops and Master Classes
  • Unlimited free admission to the permanent collection and all special exhibitions for 1 year.
  • 10% discount at Tableau Cafè and the Museum Store Free or discounted admission to all ticketed public programs and lectures Members-only tours, events and exhibition previews.
  • PAFA Member monthly email newsletter.
  • PAFA members receive $5 off Mural Arts tours. Tours should be booked through Mural Arts with the code PAFA. Limit to two discounted tickets per tour type per year. Must present PAFA membership card at check-in.

Learn more about all the PAFA Memberhip Levels!

Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings.  Includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.  Weekly Zoom meetings with be held every Sunday, 1 - 2 p.m., beginning July 11.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain an understanding of the history and evolution of color in painting
  • Students will gain an understanding of theoretical and critical approaches to color
  • Students will gain an understanding of the practical applications of color mixing, gradations, temperature and palettes
  • Students will learn color application through studio projects using the major aesthetics of color
  • Students will learn to understand the use of color in a variety of masterworks

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Gury IN 604CP_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Portrait Painting & Drawing (ONLINE) PT 602E_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

An in-depth approach to portrait painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings every Sunday, 3 - 4 p.m., beginning July 11.  All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives:

This dynamic online course will address all aspects of portrait painting and drawing, including:

  • Students will learn the traditions and history of portraiture.
  • Students will learn portrait structure and anatomy.
  • Students will learn how to achieve a good likeness. Students will learn alla prima (direct) painting techniques.
  • Students will learn to use the materials and color palettes for effective portrait painting.
  • Students will learn to use the materials for effective portrait drawing inlcuding pastel.
  • Students will learn to paint portraits from both life and from photo reference.

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Gury IN DR 602E_ON (1)

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Al Gury, Portrait Study, oil and charcoal

Alla Prima Landscape Painting (ONLINE) PT 605AP_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting.

Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your in confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by critiques and weekly Zoom discussions every Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., beginning July 11. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Gury PT 605AP_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Al Gury, Mountain Woods, oil on panel, 8 x 10 in.

Drawing Fundamentals (ONLINE) DR 600BB_ON

$225

with David Wilson

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Drawing is not only the starting point for artistic study in any medium, but also a unique and personal way of portraying people and places, expressing ideas, and recording experiences – accessible to anyone! Whether you are seeking to launch your artistic career or to capture the world with pencil on paper, this course is for you. Explore drawing’s fundamental materials, techniques, and principles through live Zoom demonstrations and posted instructional content. Learn to translate the three-dimensional world to the flat surface of your paper by working from still-life objects, interiors, and portraits in your choice of pencil, charcoal, or other media. This course is appropriate for all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists seeking to hone their core skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strong designs and compositions
  • Accurate shapes and proportions
  • Believable depiction of light and space
  • Dynamic use of tones, marks, and textures

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Wilson DR 600BB_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: David Wilson, Still Life Study, charcoal on paper

Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON

$225

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Current session started Jul 6, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This comprehensive oil painting class presents a wealth of information for students at all levels. Weekly instruction in the form of online video demonstrations, illustrated lessons, and live Zoom sessions is available in the student’s choice of beginner, intermediate, or advanced modules. Students can stay with a single level to progressively build their skills, or they can explore all the levels to pick-and-choose the lessons that best fit their interests or specific needs. The beginner’s module covers basics of alla prima and direct painting. Intermediate instruction focuses on color and the introduction of a wider range of painting methods. Advanced students learn to produce a tonal under-painting, glaze, scumble, and apply a velatura.

A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Tuesday, 1 - 2:30 p.m., beginning July 6.

Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.

Learning Objectives:

 Beginner Module

  • Introduce alla prima painting techniques.
  • Purpose and how to use a selection of basic materials.
  • Familiarity with the “feel” of oil paints and how to manipulate them.
  • Introduction of a limited palette of colors, their properties, and effect in mixtures.
  • Elements of chiaroscuro and its use in realistic painting.
  • Realistic painting of elemental geometric forms.

 Intermediate Module

  • Demonstrate several methods of starting a painting (wipe-out, grisaille, imprimatur, etc.).
  • Color theory with emphasis on complementary and analogous color schemes.
  • Introduce broader range of colors, including transparent pigments.
  • Physical color blending methods.
  • In-depth study of painting mediums and oils and their use.

 Advanced Module

  • The grisaille
  • Optical color mixing with glazes, velaturas, and scumbles
  • Overview of ingredients and recipes for transparent painting techniques
  • Color as a spatial symbol and symbol of illumination
  • Psychology of color
  • Compositional techniques (golden rectangle, composition grids, element relationships and unity)

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Kaplan PT 601E_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements





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