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Alla Prima Landscape Painting, Section 1 (Online)

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started May 29, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Sundays, 3 - 4 pm

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. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

NOTE: This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Registration still open!

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Color in Painting (Online)

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started May 29, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

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, and weekly Zoom meetings.

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 is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Registration still open!

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Stone Carving

$615

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Current session started Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm

Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Open to all levels.  (Tuition includes $20 lab fee.)

Learning Objectives

• Procure a proficiency in basic tool use including manual carving, pneumatic carving, sawing, grinding, and sanding.

• Learn the methods of stone carving beginning with "roughing out" a form, and finishing with sanding and polishing.

• Develop a perceptual ability for spatial relationships of the elements that constitute a sculpture or a three dimensional image.

• Learn to use creative and critical thinking in the process of carving sculpture.

• Gain an appreciation for the influence and informing effect that medium and process have on image making.

• Acquire an introductory understanding of the history of stone carving as well as the capacity to conceptualize context for the student's own sculpture.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $770.

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: May 13

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Portrait in the Park (Outdoor)
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Portrait in the Park (Outdoor)

$220

with RA Friedman

Calendar Current session started Jun 5, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Sundays, 9 am - 12 pm

Enjoy plein air drawing of the clothed/costumed model in summer light and greenery. The class will center around line, light and form using monochromatic media. Experiment with a number of strategies for conceptualizing and building the drawing in order to capture what you see. Essential anatomy, drapery, and working with the features of the face will be covered. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required.  Easy-to-access Philadelphia locations with restrooms and other amenities may include the Rose Garden, areas around the Philadelphia Art Museum, Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row, and Fairmount Park.  Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation. Tuition includes  a $25 model fee.

Image: George Hitchcock by John McLure Hamilton, 1890-1900, watercolor, gouache and pencil on fine linen. Collection of PAFA.

Register by:  May 27

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

History of the Printed Image, Part 1 (Online Lecture)
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History of the Printed Image, Part 1 (Online Lecture)

$75

with Tony Rosati

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm

Join PAFA faculty and accomplished printmaker Tony Rosati for an overview of important prints and books spanning the 15th to the 20th centuries.  Learn about artists in their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums through three fascinating lectures:  

  • 15th- and 16th-Century Engraving and Etching 
  • Color Chiaroscuro Relief Printmaking in the 16th Century and Beyond 
  • The Advent of 19th-Century Technologies and the Evolution of 20th-Century Screenprinting  

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 who wish to continue this series may register for Part 2.

Register by:  May 31

No materials required.

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Ease into Oils Workshop

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 25, 2022 at 9 am

Saturday & Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm

Want to paint but don't know where to begin? This two-day structured workshop makes it painless and easy to ease into oil painting. Begin with a black-and-white painting (just like drawing) to become familiar with painting tools and materials. Be introduced to color with a simple earth-palette painting. Move on to a brighter palette, and then top off the weekend by completing a painting in a full palette of colors. This course will utilize still life subject matter. Drawing experience recommended.  

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:  June 17

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form 

Pre-College: Drawing I, DR 710ED

$400

with Meghan Cox

Calendar Next session starts Jun 27, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Come build your drawing ability and develop your portfolio for college. Students will learn the fundamental principles of drawing as we learn to use visual tools to help us translate the 3D world into 2D art. We will learn the characteristics and limitations of drawing materials and techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the study of proportions, perspective, light & shadow, line, tone, gesture, and figure/ground relationships. Time spent on each drawing will expand throughout the class to develop a more complex treatment of form, value, composition, surface, and design. 

Students are responsible for bring supplies from 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

 

Full Course

Figure Drawing

$620

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 5, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Tuesdays, 9 am - 5 pm

This course is for those who are new to figure drawing or who haven’t done it in a while. Methods will be introduced for gauging proportions and shapes along with study of basic anatomic structure and figure dynamics. Students will execute short, gestural drawings, as well as more developed extended studies, in order to build skills and knowledge.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $775.

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: June 24

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form





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