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Locker 9th Floor Reservation

$25
Calendar Current session started Sep 16, 2021

You may now register for a 9th floor locker online. Once we receive your registration for the locker. We will send you an email with the locker number and combination.

* Please note once the locker registration is closed there are no more 9th floor lockers.

Lockers are for CE students enrolled within the current semester. Lockers are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis each semester. Your locker is available for your use as of the first day of your class. Lockers are available for use only for the duration of the course(s) in which you are enrolled. Locker fees are non-refundable.

Your locker must be emptied immediately after your last class, no later than December 17.  PAFA is not responsible for items left past the above date.  After emptying your locker, please lock the door.

 

Portrait Drawing (ONLINE) DR 609E_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Current session started Sep 16, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Practice a variety of fundamental portrait drawing approaches while working from photographic references. Media and techniques include graphite on white paper, charcoal on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, reduction methods, and the trois crayon technique. Students will gain confidence in their representation of the human portrait and handling of materials as they draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions.

Registration still open!

Materials List: Osti DR 609E_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:  Roberto Osti, Portrait Study, colored chalk on toned paper

Portrait & Figurative Painting PT 600E
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Portrait & Figurative Painting PT 600E

$495

with Fred Danziger

Join renowned realist painter Fred Danziger for this portrait and figurative painting course in PAFA’s historic studios! Work from models to learn the essential elements of figurative realism: drawing fundamentals, composition, color, and accurate representations of light, form, and space. Weekly demonstrations will address effective preparation of palette and lighting, as well as both grisaille underpainting and alla prima oil painting techniques. Instruction will focus on portrait subjects, including at least one semi-nude figure in an environment, and will address topics of hair, hands, and likeness; however, other genres and conceptual interests may be pursued. Students will have the option of trying the variety of media demonstrated by the instructor or working in their own preferred techniques. Whether you are a beginning, recommencing, or experienced artist, this course will offer valuable instruction on both the “how-to” and “why-to” aspects of figurative painting.

Project 1 (4-weeks): Indirect Painting with Live Model

  • Creating linear underdrawing
  • Applying a base layer of paint with monochrome washes.
  • Applying finish color using glazes, opaque, and semi-opaque (velatura) layers.

Project 2 (3-weeks): Tonal Painting with Live Model

  • Developing a painting using a wipe-out technique from an imprimatura base

Project 3 (5-weeks): Experimental Media & Independent Projects with Live Model

  • Work from the live model or alternative sources, including your own photos
  • Optional media such as gouache, casein, egg tempera, monotype and cold wax will be demonstrated.
  • A variety of approaches will be presented, from pure realist to post-impressionist, within the context of figurative and portrait subjects

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  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.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Danziger PT 600E

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Beginning Bookbinding (ONLINE) IN 615BB_ON
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Beginning Bookbinding (ONLINE) IN 615BB_ON

$195

with Rosae Reeder

A handmade book can be a work of art! Learn to make your own sketchbooks and journals with noted artist and PAFA/UArts faculty, Rosae Reeder.  Begin with simple structures including pamphlet, accordion/concertina, single and double section sewn books and progress to more advanced codex structures like hard cover paired station binding with combination single sheets and sections, French twist binding, and long-stitch binding with paper wrapper.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Reeder 615BB_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Foundry: An Introduction SC 711E
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Foundry: An Introduction SC 711E

$655

with Pavel Efremoff

Calendar Current session started Sep 16, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome.  (Tuition includes $65 lab fee)

NOTE: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credit for $750.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  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.

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu for late registration availability.

Materials List: Efremoff SC 711E

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Cast Drawing DR 607EA
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Cast Drawing DR 607EA

$495

with Phyllis Laver

Drawing in the Academic manner from plaster casts is a traditional and effective way to learn to draw accurately from observation. PAFA’s beautiful and historic Cast Hall contains life-size copies of antique and Renaissance sculpture – a unique resource that has been part of PAFA’s curriculum for over 200 years. All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn to articulate 3-dimensional form with active gestural line.
  • Students will translate form into cross-contour models.
  • Students will develop skill in drawing form with light.
  • Students will manipulate composition to alter visual impact.
  • Students will acquire knowledge of diverse artists and their ways of working.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  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.

Register by: September 10

Materials List: Laver DR 607EA (1)

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Dynamic Figure Drawing DR 605EM
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Dynamic Figure Drawing DR 605EM

$495

with Roberto Osti

Explore the dynamic and aesthetic aspects of the figure in movement and in foreshortened poses with Roberto Osti, noted artist, educator and author of the just released Dynamic Human Anatomy: An Artist's Guide to Structure, Gesture, and the Figure in Motion.  Starting with an understanding of the basic structural and anatomical aspects of the body, progress to analyzing the dynamic, gestural, narrative, and expressive qualities of a variety of short and long poses. Traditional drawing materials and methods will be demonstrated and practiced, including the use of toned paper, trois crayons, graphite, and charcoal, as well as measuring techniques. 

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  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.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Osti DR 605EM_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Roberto Osti, Rebecca Forshortened, colored chalk on paper

Figure & Portrait Modeling SC 600E
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Figure & Portrait Modeling SC 600E

$515

with John Horn

Learn to sculpt the human figure in clay on an armature from direct observation. Experienced students will model a 24-inch figure based on volume, proportion, architectonic construction, and spatial displacement of form. Beginning students will sculpt a life-size portrait first. Instruction will cover armature construction, clay-modeling, and tool usage. All levels welcome.  Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.

Learning Objectives

• Develop the conceptual & perceptual skills in order to model an accurate and expressive portrait or figure in water-based clay.

• Construct a head and/or figure armature.

• Create a complete head and/or figure study in water based clay.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  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.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Horn SC 600E

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

 





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