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Natural History Illustration (ONLINE) DR
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Natural History Illustration (ONLINE) DR


with Kate Samworth

Calendar Current session started May 28, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Discover the fascinating world of natural history illustration through its greatest contributors from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century. Investigate the unusual lives of those who traveled the globe in search of new specimens and how they contributed to our understanding of nature. Each week’s instruction will focus on a different field of study:  botany, entomology, mammalogy, ornithology, marine biology, and cartography. Students then will be guided through the process of illustrating specimens from each field using Micron pens, colored pencils, acrylic inks, or other wet or dry media of choice. 

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Materials List: Samworth DR Natural History Illustration

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Instructor Kate Samworth in her studio

The Art of Drawing (ONLINE) DR 610EM_ON


with Patricia Traub

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 9, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Experience a fascinating survey of drawing techniques from Old Masters to artists of the 21st century from the viewpoint of master draughtsperson Patricia Traub. This lecture series will examine the “meaning" of a finished drawing, as well as drawing from observation, working from photography, searching, and other approaches. Discover artists who combined imagination with reality, and technology with expression, in single works.  Artists covered include Mary Frank, Leonardo DaVinci, Paul Cadmus, Frieda Kahlo and more.

Week 1: Techniques and choice of materials

Week 2: Personal Drawing

Week 3: Thoughts on the meaning of a finished drawing

Week 4: Using reality, imagination and technology in a single drawing

Register by: July 2

History of the Printed Image: Etching & Mezzotint (ONLINE) PR 605EE_ON


with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 9, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, for another fascinating exploration of the important prints and books spanning the 15th to 21st centuries. This session’s class will look at the etching and mezzotint processes, and highlight Rembrandt van Rijn, Jacques Callot, the Tiepolo family, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Ludwig Von Siegen and Yozo Hamaguchi.

Register by: July 2

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