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CE Spring 2021: April-May Online & Outdoor Classes

Aqueous Painting with Dry Media (ONLINE) PT 630AM_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Apr 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enrich your drawings/paintings on paper by combining wet and dry media! Learn to create opaque and translucent effects using pastel, graphite, chalk and more. Both traditional and contemporary methods will be explained through example and demonstration. Students will work from a variety of subject matter and will be encouraged to experiment, explore, and develop their personal vision. The course will be presented through live Zoom lecture and demonstration, and group critique using the Canvas online learning platform.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn historical and contemporary methods of combining wet and dry media.
  • Develop skill in the use of relevant tools and techniques.
  • Develop your personal artistic vision.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List : Rupinski PT 630AM_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: 

Jill A Rupinski, On the Edge, pastel on paper, 25 x 38 in.

The Landscape Sketch (OUTDOOR) DR 605LS

$225

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Current session started Apr 14, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas and quickly capture initial impressions – perfect for plein air painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Select locations along the Schuylkill River will include beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery and Bartram’s Garden. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List: Chavez DR 605LS (3)

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Image:

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) Landscape Study: Cultivated Field and Tree, ca. 1874, oil on heavy paper, 4 11/16 x 4 11/16 in. (11.90625 x 11.90625 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1985.68.38.19, Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection, purchased with the partial support of the Pew Memorial Trust and the Henry S. McNeil Fund

Painting Over the Line (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Current session started Apr 14, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Each class features a presentation on how master artists throughout history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark-making, paint application, and more. Painting experience recommended.

Register by: April 9

Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

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Figure Drawing (ONLINE) DR 605EF_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Current session started Apr 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Practice a variety of fundamental figure drawing approaches while working from photographic references. Media and techniques include graphite on white paper, charcoal on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, reduction methods, and the trois crayon technique. Proportions and methods of measuring will be emphasized.  Students will gain confidence in their representation of the human form and handling of materials as they draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List: Osti DR 605EF_ON

Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Join Roberto Osti on Tuesday, April 6, for a free Q&A and drawing demonstration to launch his new book, Dynamic Human Anatomy.  Learn more and register here.

Image: Roberto Osti, Rebecca Foreshortened, chalk on paper

Trompe L'Oeil Painting (ONLINE) PT 600TL_ON

$225

with Fred Danziger

Calendar Current session started Apr 17, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Trompe l’oeil, or “fool the eye,” is a style of painting in which the artist tries to create an illusion of three dimensionality that is so convincing, the viewer may mistake the flat image for reality. Learn these illusionistic techniques with renowned painter Fred Danziger. Students will set up, light, and paint from their own still life subjects in their home studios. The instructor will provide help with construction and composition, creating an accurate drawing, and techniques for rendering the illusion with the greatest possible “fool the eye” effect. Art historical references and the philosophic uniqueness of trompe l’oeil, will also be discussed.

Topics include:

  • Choosing your subject for maximum effect and interest
  • Building and lighting your still life
  • Supports, mediums, brushes and other special tools
  • Compositional drawing
  • Painting techniques: underpainting, shadow color theory, layered painting with glazes, velatura
  • Special effects such as lettering, satin glow, translucent effects, reflections, possible adding of three-dimensional objects
  • Photographing, varnishing, and framing.

Register by: April 9

Materials List : Danziger 600TL_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: 

Fred Danziger, Four Ways to Enjoy Chocolate, oil on canvas, 12 x 14 in.

Full Course

Plein Air Pastel and Watercolor (OUTDOOR) DR 605WP

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Current session started Apr 18, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Capture the colors of spring en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to observe and depict landscape and cityscape en plein air with attendant materials and set up.
  • Learn color mixing and application of each medium. Study of pigment history and development.
  • Learn about watercolor/pastel history via short discussions of painters and their motifs.

Register by:  April 16

Materials List: Leitner DR 605WP Spring

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Image:

William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Near Beverly, Massachusetts, 1877, watercolor on paper, 3 5/8 x 4 15/16 in., Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2008.5.20, Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M. V. Hamilton

Watercolor Plunge Workshop (ONLINE) PT 604PW_ON

$175

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts May 14, 2021 at 10 am

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Print Department, and accomplished watercolorist in this live Zoom workshop designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor materials and techniques, including papers, brushes and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Gain the the confidence to continue to work with watercolor beyond the workshop. Take the plunge; a lifeguard will be on duty!

Register by:  May 7

Materials List: Rosati PT 604PW_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

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Plein Air Painting In Cape May (OUTDOOR) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021

Join Joe Sweeney for an outdoor, in-person, plein air painting retreat in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Experience small town hospitality while painting Cape May Point, the Cove with sweeping vistas, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Instruction includes tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette. Morning and evening painting times will leave the afternoons free to relax on the beach – the perfect artist’s getaway! Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  May 7

Schedule:  4 days, Thursday through Sunday, May 20 - 23, times variable

For more information and recommended accommodations, email joesweeney5@gmail.com

Materials ListSweeney PT 605CM

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