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PAFA Family Membership

$80
Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 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 Next available session starts May 3, 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!

Watercolor Plunge Workshop (ONLINE) PT 604PW_ON

$175

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts May 14, 2021 at 10 am

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Print Department, and accomplished watercolorist in this live Zoom workshop designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor materials and techniques, including papers, brushes and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Gain the the confidence to continue to work with watercolor beyond the workshop. Take the plunge; a lifeguard will be on duty!

Register by:  May 7

Materials List: Rosati PT 604PW_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Plein Air Painting In Cape May (OUTDOOR) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021

Join Joe Sweeney for an outdoor, in-person, plein air painting retreat in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Experience small town hospitality while painting Cape May Point, the Cove with sweeping vistas, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Instruction includes tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette. Morning and evening painting times will leave the afternoons free to relax on the beach – the perfect artist’s getaway! Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  May 7

Schedule:  4 days, Thursday through Sunday, May 20 - 23, times variable

For more information and recommended accommodations, email joesweeney5@gmail.com

Materials ListSweeney PT 605CM

CE Policy Guide

Make an Artist Book in a Day! (ONLINE) IN 615ED_ON

$95

with Rosae Reeder

Calendar Next available session starts May 22, 2021 at 10 am

Combine story and sculpture in the inventive form of the artist book. Come with text (a story or personal narrative) and images (photos or drawings) or an idea for imagery. Assemble your book by learning basic book structures and using techniques to add your text and imagery, such as packing tape transfers, photocopy transfer, inkjet prints, matte medium transfers, and watercolor transfers. Apply these techniques, or add your own, to complete your own fully-realized artist book by the end of this workshop!

Register by: May 12

Materials List: Reeder IN 615ED_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Drawing & Illustrating from Reference Materials (ONLINE) IL 600ED_ON

$225

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Photographs, reference books, and online sources are great tools for the artist/illustrator when used effectively. Learn how to derive the information you need from photos without copying, to establish a light source and create volume and atmosphere from the imagination, and to convey the volume and gesture of figures taken from photographs.  Subject matter will include people, animals, and landscapes from images provided by the instructor or from personal source material.  Instruction will focus on drawing media, with the option to finish projects in color.  Avoid both copyright infringement and the pitfalls of working from photos with helpful advice from a professional in the illustration industry.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Samworth IL 600ED_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements (1)

Image: Kate Samworth, She Plotted His Capture (detail), graphite on mylar, 9 x 13 in.

The Art of Watercolor with James Toogood (ONLINE) PT 604AW_ON

$150

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Join James Toogood  AWS/NWS/AAA, PAFA CE faculty, renowned watercolorist, and author of Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor for a discussion of what is needed to paint truly great and successful watercolors.  Referencing his own award-winning watercolor landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, James will present a thorough explanation of watercolor materials and techniques via Zoom.  Topics will include the proper selection and preparation of your paper, brushes, color palettes as well as a thorough discussion of paint and pigment.  James will take you through the development of a painting, from drawing and composition to opening washes to a completed piece.  He will talk about how to develop a sense of light and atmosphere, and how to achieve a range of textural effects from glass, metal, stone, grass and water and more! 

Register by:  May 14

Image: 

James Toogood, Mixed Emotions, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in.

Abstract Painting: Experimentation, Exploration, Investigation (ONLINE) PT 705E_ON

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

This live Zoom class provides the perfect format to actively immerse yourself in the creative process.  Explore the back-and-forth conversation you have with your materials and mark-making to create paintings that engage and even surprise you as they develop depth and visual resonance.  Learn to hone your critical eye and personal intuition as you use color, mark, space, and texture as the means to encapsulate your unique artistic voice.  Class discussions will be focused upon in depth investigations of master painters, and on informing and encouraging your practice, in order to help you make the paintings you want to make.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will obtain a grounding in the history of modernist painting.
  • Students will learn to compose compositions through editing, making and interaction with material.
  • Students will learn color mixing and color relationships.
  • Students will be challenged in their thinking towards painting.

Register by: May 14

Materials List : Leitner PT 705E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Image:

Keith Leitner, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in.





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