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Drawing with Charcoal and Graphite Pencil (Online)

$225

with Alicia Mino

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Mondays, 6 - 8 pm

Gain a firm foundation in classical drawing instruction using charcoal and graphite pencil. Working from still life subjects and natural forms through photo references, learn how to render texture, light, and contrast to create a sense of realism.  Instruction will address not only line quality and shading, but also expressive addition and subtraction methods with brushes and kneaded erasers and techniques for mixing charcoal and graphite together for varied effects. Improve your drawing skills to encapsulate the world around you or to establish a firm grounding for further artistic study. 

 Learning Objectives 

  • Students will learn about graphite pencil and charcoal pencil techniques 
  • Students will learn how these two techniques can be mixed for a more interesting effect 
  • Students will learn how to render realism though the study of texture, light and contrast with graphite pencils and charcoal  
  • Students will learn how to utilize the addition and subtraction technique with brushes and kneaded eraser

Image: Mary Kollock, House on Water with Dock and Boat, n.d., charcoal on rough-textured heavy-weight watercolor paper. Collection of PAFA.

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Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

History of the Printed Image, Part 2 (Online Lecture)

$75

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm

Join PAFA faculty and accomplished printmaker Tony Rosati for another overview of important prints and books throughout history.  Learn about artists in their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums through three fascinating lectures:  

  • Intaglio Printmaking Processes  
  • The Method and History of Mezzotint 
  • The Relief Etching and Illuminated Books of William Blake  

View and discuss milestone prints and books from the collections of the PAFA museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress.  Nix the Netflix and enjoy this compelling dinnertime conversation for anyone who loves looking at, and learning about, art!  Note: This class is lecture only. Students need not participate in Part 1 of this lecture series to enroll. 

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No materials required.

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Introduction to the Digital Camera Workshop

$95

with RA Friedman

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 16, 2022 at 1 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 pm

Have a new dslr or mirrorless camera? Unsure what all those buttons, dials, and menus do? This two-afternoon course will explore the various systems and options your camera offers and how you can streamline and customize them. Become acquainted with which modes and techniques work best for various conditions. Learn exposure theory and digital workflow, and test out your camera’s operating limits. Soon, you'll be taking photos with both confidence and control!

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. 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: July 8

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Drawing Fundamentals Intensive

$395

with Phyllis Laver

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 18, 2022 at 9 am

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, interior spaces, and human figure to master the drawing elements – shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective.

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

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. 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: Registration still open!

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Color Matters Workshop (Online)

$175

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 22, 2022 at 10 am

Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 1 pm

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space as will learning the power of editing to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings. 

Register by:  July 15

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Monotype: The Painterly Print Workshop

$115

with Lisa Hamilton

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 23, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

One Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm

Monotype is an expressive and accessible form of printmaking, in which an image is drawn or painted on a plexiglass plate or other surface and then printed on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind artwork.  Students will work in small-scale in black-and-white and color, exploring both hand-printing and press techniques. Each student will come away with an edition of 4 - 10 prints. Perfect for beginning printmakers, anyone interested in drawing and painting via a new technique, or experienced printmakers who love this painterly process!

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval.

Register by:  July 15

Materials list

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Pre-College: Drawing for Comics, DR 723EC

$400

with Jeff Kilpatrick

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 25, 2022 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. 

Students should be prepared with supplies from the required materials list.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible). PAFA will be limiting classroom density and deep cleaning all areas. 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

Photoshop for Photographers Workshop (Online)

$95

with RA Friedman

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 30, 2022 at 1 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 pm

Photoshop has become the editing tool of choice for photography: an essential part of the “digital darkroom,” allowing the photographer to make precise corrections to carefully defined parts of a photo. It is nearly indispensable for refining an image to make it the most impactful, especially if it is to be digitally printed. This two-session hands-on workshop will focus on the needs of photographers and show you how to unlock the potential within the program. Learn how to do quick edits for things like social media and how to work with layers and masks -- a method that gives you virtually unlimited image control.

Image: RA Friedman, detail.

Register by: July 22

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements





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