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Pre-College: Fundamentals of Illustration

$250

with Callie Coccia

Calendar Next session starts Feb 11, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn how to successfully imagine, develop, and execute an illustration! This course will help students gain effective illustration drawing techniques while encouraging their unique artistic visions. Students will learn the fundamental elements of illustration and design, including different applications of composition, line, character design, color, and storytelling.

Students will learn individual elements of illustration art each week by completing exercises that strengthen those skills. Concurrently, students will work on a long-term illustration project. Students are encouraged to explore different materials and techniques while learning to realize their ideas.

Students must bring supplies from material list.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible). We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Full Course

Pre-College: Drawing I, DR710ED

$440

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 26, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Come develop your observational skills, strengthen your drawing ability, and build your college portfolio. The focus in this course will be in drawing extensively from observation using visual tools as we work from the still-life, landscape, and the portrait as subjects. We will become familiar with and explore historical and contemporary drawing materials and techniques, learning their characteristics and limitations. We will also explore works from historical and contemporary artists to begin a learning dialogue with their works to form a greater understanding of them as well as the two-dimensional visual language.

$15 model fee included in cost of course

Materials list will be posted here by May, and will be emailed to registered students in advance of class.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted, or get a medical or religious exemption. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies

 

Pre-College: Urban Landscape Drawing, DR 710LD

$260

with Alyssa Khalifa

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 5, 2023 at 10 am

Learn to draw urban landscapes while exploring the vibrant city around PAFA. Students will learn about materials, composition, shading, light and perspective while drawing in (shaded) parks, streets, and (indoor) views from PAFA. Gain a new practice in sketching en plein air and develop portfolio pieces. Great for students at all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists. Students will be able to explore and learn to depict the wide range of landscapes just outside the door!

Materials list will be posted here by May, and will be emailed to registered students in advance of class.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted, or get a medical or religious exemption. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies

Pre-College: Painting I, PT 710E1

$425

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 10, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Come explore the vibrant possibilities of oil painting through PAFA’s time honored methods. In this course learn materials and techniques including painting supports, brushes, historical and contemporary oil mediums, and their preparations. Discussions and demonstrations will include topics such as paint chemistry, color mixing of prismatic hues and earth tone colors as well as the additive and subtractive color systems. Painting from a variety of subjects including the still life and the cityscape will allow for a development and understanding of the two-dimensional visual language.

Materials list will be posted here by May, and will be emailed to registered students in advance of class.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted, or get a medical or religious exemption. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies

Pre-College: Drawing from Observation- Building on Fundamentals, DR 705EH

$450
Calendar Next available session starts Jul 17, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Students with foundational drawing experience as well as beginners will focus on building their observational skills. Using the still-life, cityscape and nude model as subjects, various visual tools will be used to help see relationships between objects and shapes. In addition, students will learn the characteristics and limitations of the picture plane to gain a better understanding of what it means to draw on the flat surface. Students will become aware of historical and contemporary drawing materials and techniques giving them insight into historical drawings and their artists.

Model fee of $25 is included in price of class.

 

Materials list will be posted here by May, and will be emailed to registered students in advance of class.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted, or get a medical or religious exemption. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies

Pre-College: Drawing for Comics, DR 723EC

$425

with Jeff Kilpatrick

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 24, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

In this course, students will be taught cartooning basics, studying drawing and inking techniques using a variety of professional tools. They will also be taught the language of sequential art (comics). Students will write a story based on real life or imagination, then design characters and environments to be used as they transform that story into a short-form comic. 

Materials list will be posted here by May, and will be emailed to registered students in advance of class.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted, or get a medical or religious exemption. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies

Pre-College: Watercolor, PT 710WP

$425

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 31, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium through transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, old master photographs, and the cityscape. All levels welcome.

Materials list will be posted here by May, and will be emailed to registered students in advance of class.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted, or get a medical or religious exemption. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies

Pre-College: Portrait Drawing and Painting, DR 714HS

$450
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 7, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and painting processes.

Model fee of $25 is included in price of the class.

Materials list will be posted here by May, and will be emailed to registered students in advance of class.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted, or get a medical or religious exemption. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies

Learning Objectives

  • Students will acquire basic knowledge of the proportions of the head neck and shoulders.
  • Students will acquire familiarity with a wide range of material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting and drawing.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of proportion.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.
  • Students will ultimately learn to “see” for more effective drawing and painting.

A model fee of $25 is included in the price of the class.





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