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Realistic Drawing Techniques DR 618ER
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Realistic Drawing Techniques DR 618ER

$495

with Robert Waddington

Gain the skills and confidence to enhance the realism of your drawings through sound historical practices. Learn fundamental and advanced drawing techniques to perceive form, depict accurate tonal values, and develop individual line character through informative demonstrations, detailed handouts, and homework assignments designed to reinforce skills. Discover the methods, characteristics, and historical origins of charcoal, blending stumps, erasers, chalk, and color media. Instruction will address the application of color as an enhancement, as well as the use of preliminary and finished drawings as references for paintings.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn basic and advanced concepts and techniques for producing successful drawings.
  • Students will develop increased confidence in their drawing abilities through organized, dependable working methods.
  • Students will learn critical problem-solving in their drawing procedures, which will lessen creative anxiety.
  • Students will achieve repeatable and predictable results in their drawings by utilizing a disciplined approach to artistic challenges.
  • Students will develop a self-correcting methodology to realize an improvement in their drawing skill.

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: Waddington PT 618ER

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

 

Image: Robert Waddington, Yellow Ford Pick-Up Towing Trailer Home, watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 in., private collection

Metal Sculpture SC 601E
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Metal Sculpture SC 601E

$555

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Current session started Sep 18, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

 This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and all techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome.  (Tuition includes $65 lab fee.)

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.

Materials List: Nocella SC 601E (1)

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu to inquire about late registration availability.  Due to the time needed to process safety/access requirements, PAFA cannot accommodate registration requests with less than 24-hours notice for students to attend the first class.  Tuition cannot be prorated for late registration.

Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture SC 605EA
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Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture SC 605EA

$515

with Colleen O’Donnell

Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches.  (Tuition includes a $20 lab fee)

Learning Objectives

• Create representations of the human form in three-dimensions.

• Acquire technical knowledge and develop excellent craftsmanship.

• Learn the practice and philosophy of historic and contemporary approaches to human figure artworks.

• Develop strong observational skills, self assessment and the ability to reflect on one’s own work, as well as that of others.

• Develop a personal artistic direction.

• Develop the ability to explore an idea in depth and breadth through a cohesive body of work.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $645.

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: O'Donnell SC 605EA

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Realistic Painting Techniques PT621E
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Realistic Painting Techniques PT621E

$495

with Robert Waddington

Calendar Current session started Sep 18, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Capture your subjects with confidence as you master the essential components and techniques of realistic oil painting. Informative demonstrations, handouts, and skill-building assignments will address drawing fundamentals for establishing correct proportions and tonal relationships, basic painting materials, color theory, and color tonal values, as well as the physical mixing, application, and blending of paint. Explore old master and modern painting methods, including underpainting, glazing and scumbling. Advanced painting techniques to create highly realistic renderings of materials and textures, such as fabrics and metals, will be explained in detail. A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Wednesday evening, 7 - 8 p.m., for students to ask questions and present their independent work for critique. Basic drawing skills are a prerequisite for this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn and practice basic and advanced concepts and techniques for producing successful realistic paintings.
  • Students will develop organized, dependable working methods leading to increased confidence in their painting abilities.
  • Students will learn critical problem-solving applicable to their painting and drawing procedure, to lessen creative anxiety.
  • Students with develop a disciplined approach to painting to achieve repeatable and predictable results.
  • Students will develop a self-correcting methodology and realize an improvement in their painting skills.

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.

Materials List: Waddington PT 621E (1)

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Robert Waddington, Hardware Pick-Up, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in. private collection

 

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu to inquire about late registration availability.  Due to the time needed to process safety/access requirements, PAFA cannot accommodate registration requests with less than 24-hours notice for students to attend the first class.  Tuition cannot be prorated for late registration.

Alla Prima Landscape Painting (ONLINE) PT 605AP_ON

$350

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Sep 19, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 10 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, 3 - 4 p.m., beginning September 19. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

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

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Gury PT 605AP_ON

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Zoom Technical Requirements

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

Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$350

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Sep 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 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, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., beginning September 19.

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

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

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Gury IN 604CP_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

The Art of Watercolor with James Toogood (ONLINE - Session 1) PT 604AW_ON

$150

with James Toogood

Calendar Current session started Sep 20, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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!

Note:  This course is lecture-only but is interactive with plenty of time for student questions.  There are no required materials for this class.

Register by:  September 10

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

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Zoom Technical Requirements

Illustration Portfolio (ONLINE) IL600E_ON
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Illustration Portfolio (ONLINE) IL600E_ON

$450

with Kate Samworth

This live Zoom course offers aspiring artists and illustrators the opportunity to develop their portfolio under the guidance of professional illustrator, Kate Samworth.  Drawing, color, expression, natural and abstract representation, graphic design, lighting, and consistency will be addressed through a series of guided exercises.  Illustrated books of all genres will be closely examined to understand how images can enhance the written word.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Samworth IL 600E_ON

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