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Open Academy: Intermediate Relief (PR 253)
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Open Academy: Intermediate Relief (PR 253)

$1,150

with Dan Miller

Calendar Current session started Aug 31, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Mondays, 1:00 - 3:50 p.m. (first class meets on Wednesday, 8/31/2022)

PAFA’s Open Academy provides the opportunity for Continuing Education (CE) and non-matriculated students to enroll in select BFA courses for credit or non-credit.  Open Academy students enrolled in PAFA’s renowned studio arts courses learn technical skills, creative expression, and critical thinking from master artist-teachers while working amongst dedicated full-time students in PAFA's classrooms.

This course will include drawing, cutting and printing techniques through both hand and press experimentation. It will involve close contact with each student to increase visual challenge and to build awareness of relief possibilities such as: reductive printing, wood engraving, multicolor possibilities, the illustration of a text, the carving of text, production of a book, and work in series.

Optional: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $1,400. Select credit option when registering.

Image:  Dan Miller, Many Eyes.

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for exceptions for medical or religious reasons must be submitted with appropriate documentation and approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See Open Academy Policy Information for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Register by: August 22

Registration is now closed. To inquire about late registration availability (prior to start date), please email continuinged@pafa.edu.

Materials List 

Open Academy Policy Guide 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Open Academy: Papermaking: Traditional & Contemporary Methods (PR 225)
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Open Academy: Papermaking: Traditional & Contemporary Methods (PR 225)

$1,150

with Nicole Donnelly

Calendar Current session started Sep 2, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 7 weeks

Fridays, 8:30 am - 3:50 pm (7-Week Condensed Course)

PAFA’s Open Academy provides the opportunity for Continuing Education (CE) and non-matriculated students to enroll in select BFA courses for credit or non-credit.  Open Academy students enrolled in PAFA’s renowned studio arts courses learn technical skills, creative expression, and critical thinking from master artist-teachers while working amongst dedicated full-time students in PAFA's classrooms.

In this course, students will learn the traditional methods and materials of western hand papermaking, as well as the evolution and application of contemporary creative techniques to make two-dimensional paper artworks. Through lecture, demonstration, and assignments, the course will focus first on sheet production (paper as substrate)- achieving regular sheet formation, pulp beating, and various paper finishes - and secondly on contemporary creative practice (paper as art object) - inclusions, high shrinkage pulps, and pigmented pulps. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to bring their ideas to this tactile medium.

Optional: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $1,400. Select credit option when registering.

Image:  Nicole Donnelly, from the Deconstructing Patterns Series.

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for exceptions for medical or religious reasons must be submitted with appropriate documentation and approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See Open Academy Policy Information for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Register by: August 22

Materials List 

Open Academy Policy Guide 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Open Academy: Animal Drawing (DR 205)
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Open Academy: Animal Drawing (DR 205)

$1,150

with John Horn

Calendar Current session started Sep 2, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Fridays, 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

PAFA’s Open Academy provides the opportunity for Continuing Education (CE) and non-matriculated students to enroll in select BFA courses for credit or non-credit.  Open Academy students enrolled in PAFA’s renowned studio arts courses learn technical skills, creative expression, and critical thinking from master artist-teachers while working amongst dedicated full-time students in PAFA's classrooms.

Studying from birds, mammals and reptiles, domestic and wild; this course will focus on understanding the science and art of animals with reference to their structure, function, evolution and classifications.  This will act as a foundation in order to understand the movements, forms and anatomy of a particular species.  Perspective, space and composition in landscape and interiors will also be emphasized in relationship to the animals.  Working from life, students will develop a good sense of concentration to see the repetition in movement and form as the basis for drawing.

Optional: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $1,400. Select credit option when registering.

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for exceptions for medical or religious reasons must be submitted with appropriate documentation and approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See Open Academy Policy Information for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Register by: August 22

Registration is now closed. To inquire about late registration availability (prior to start date), please email continuinged@pafa.edu.

Materials List 

Open Academy Policy Guide 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Open Academy: Wet & Dry Media (DR 305)
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Open Academy: Wet & Dry Media (DR 305)

$2,300

with Jill Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Sep 7, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 15 weeks

Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

PAFA’s Open Academy provides the opportunity for Continuing Education (CE) and non-matriculated students to enroll in select BFA courses for credit or non-credit.  Open Academy students enrolled in PAFA’s renowned studio arts courses learn technical skills, creative expression, and critical thinking from master artist-teachers while working amongst dedicated full-time students in PAFA's classrooms.

This course provides a hands-on experience using traditional water-soluble materials, such as watercolor, gouache and ink, and through various dry media, such as graphite, colored pencils, chalk and pastel. There will be ample presentation, lecture and demonstration of the wet/dry media techniques. Students will be expected to provide basic materials that they already have. In order to ensure that all students can experience the various processes, the instructor will provide any materials that individual students do not have. Along with observational study, students will be guided in working from personal sketches, paintings, memory, and photography, as well from recognized artworks. The projects will encourage exploration, and experimentation in individual ways.

Optional: This course is available for 3.0 undergraduate credits for $2,800. Select credit option when registering.

Image:  Jill A. Rupinski, Marsh Inheritance, Sanguine, Yellow Ochre, Umber, and Black Chalk, 2016.

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for exceptions for medical or religious reasons must be submitted with appropriate documentation and approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See Open Academy Policy Information for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Register by: August 22

Registration is now closed. To inquire about late registration availability (prior to start date), please email continuinged@pafa.edu.

Materials List 

Open Academy Policy Guide 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form





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