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CE Summer 2021 Session 1: May 24 - July 5

The Art of Watercolor with James Toogood (ONLINE) PT 604AW_ON

$150

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join James Toogood  AWS/NWS/AAA, PAFA CE faculty, renowned watercolorist, and author of Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor for a discussion of what is needed to paint truly great and successful watercolors.  Referencing his own award-winning watercolor landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, James will present a thorough explanation of watercolor materials and techniques via Zoom.  Topics will include the proper selection and preparation of your paper, brushes, color palettes as well as a thorough discussion of paint and pigment.  James will take you through the development of a painting, from drawing and composition to opening washes to a completed piece.  He will talk about how to develop a sense of light and atmosphere, and how to achieve a range of textural effects from glass, metal, stone, grass and water and more! 

Register by:  May 14

Image: 

James Toogood, Mixed Emotions, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in.

Abstract Painting: Experimentation, Exploration, Investigation (ONLINE) PT 705E_ON

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Next session starts May 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This live Zoom class provides the perfect format to actively immerse yourself in the creative process.  Explore the back-and-forth conversation you have with your materials and mark-making to create paintings that engage and even surprise you as they develop depth and visual resonance.  Learn to hone your critical eye and personal intuition as you use color, mark, space, and texture as the means to encapsulate your unique artistic voice.  Class discussions will be focused upon in depth investigations of master painters, and on informing and encouraging your practice, in order to help you make the paintings you want to make.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will obtain a grounding in the history of modernist painting.
  • Students will learn to compose compositions through editing, making and interaction with material.
  • Students will learn color mixing and color relationships.
  • Students will be challenged in their thinking towards painting.

Register by: May 14

Materials List : Leitner PT 705E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Image:

Keith Leitner, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in.

Full Course

Introduction to Oil Painting (ONLINE) PT 616EO_ON

$225

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you intimidated by the idea of oil painting? Join Shushana Rucker to learn introductory to intermediate level techniques in the comfort of your own home. This course will help the beginner oil painter gain confidence in a variety of oil painting techniques including direct and indirect painting, color mixing, and painting with a brush and palette knife. Topics will also include stretching your own canvas, cradling panels, and using mediums, solvents and additives. Course content will include in-depth video tutorials, and printable tutorials. The instructor will be available on a daily basis to answer questions via e-mail. A weekly live Zoom session will be held every Monday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learning Objectives

• Students will recognize and apply a range of oil painting techniques including direct and indirect methods.

• Students will identify and make use of basic design and color principles.

• Students will analyze and describe historical and contemporary oil painting techniques and styles.

• Students will become proficient in the use of hand and power tools used to prepare supports.

• Students will experiment with painting tools and gain an understanding of mark making with oil paint.

• Students will develop and discuss concepts and image development in the form of structured critique.

Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Registration by:  May 14

Materials List : Rucker PT 616EO_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements 

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Image: Shushana Rucker, Open Space, oil on panel, 12" x 16"

Pastel Drawing (ONLINE) DR 611E_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore soft pastel through a variety of application methods, from conventional dry use through more painterly wet techniques, with appropriate supports. Develop your personal style through observational study of still life objects or alternative source material, such as paintings, memory, and photography. Lectures will address framing, protection, storage, and safety issues. Live Zoom instruction will be supplemented by assignments and instructor feedback to promote understanding of the materials and concepts as you hone your skills. All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn to use the materials and techniques of traditional soft pastel: with hard, pan and pastel pencil.
  • Students will learn the history and legacy of the pastel medium.
  • Students will learn the safe use of pastel to include alternative wet techniques.
  • Students will learn the proper supports and grounds for various pastels techniques and how to prepare a ground.
  • Students will learn to draw/paint with pastel using limited color through a full palette of color.
  • Students will explore the complexities of texture, gradation, layering and fixing of pastel.
  • Students will learn how to frame, protect, and store pastel drawings.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Rupinski DR 611E_ON 

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Jill A. Rupinski, Tenacity (detail), pastel on paper

Tempera Painting (ONLINE) IN 603ET_ON

$225

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

From ancient Egypt through the early Renaissance and into modern times, pigments mixed with egg yolk, hide glue, or casein were valued for their fast-drying layers and luminous color effects. Learn traditional preparations, transparent and translucent painting methods, and contemporary mixtures of tempera and oil.  Varnishing, framing, and storage issues will also be discussed and demonstrated. 

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Ciambella IN 603ET_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Color & Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED

$225

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media.  Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes.  Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work.  Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tessellations, and making copies of masterworks.   

Regsiter by:  May 14

Materials List: Samworth PT 630ED

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements (1)

Essential Human Anatomy (ONLINE) DR 604EE_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The human body is one of the most fascinating subjects an artist can depict, but its anatomical complexity can make it intimidating. Roberto Osti, artist, teacher and author of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide and Dynamic Figure Drawing, makes anatomy approachable and enjoyable. Study the structural aspects of the human form: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportional relationships. Progress to the main muscle groups to identify their surface effects and aesthetic characteristics. Work alongside the instructor in this live Zoom course.  Includes lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Osti DR 604EE_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Classical Drawing: Lessons from the Masters (ONLINE) DR 600CM_ON

$225

with Morgan Dummitt

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Copying master drawings is a traditional exercise stretching back to the Renaissance.  Learn to analyze great drawings for lessons in proportion, gesture, anatomy, and form. Explore a variety of traditional materials, from chalks to charcoal, ink wash, toned paper, and more. By closely copying the masters, gain a greater appreciation, understanding, and connection with inspirational artists who came before us. All materials will be suitable for the home studio. Instruction will be conducted through video lectures, demonstrations, assignments and individiual Zoom critiques.  All levels welcome! 

 Learning Goals

  • Learn the basics of proportional measurement.
  • Understand the techniques of master drawings - line, planes, and tones - to produce the illusion of volume.
  • Master the use of materials used traditional drawing materials.
  • Produce several finished copies of admired works of art.

Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Dummitt DR 600CM_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912), Cast Drawing: Wrestlers (detail), charcoal on cream laid paper, 18 13/16 x 24 1/8 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1971.8.102, gift of Mrs. Edward R. Anshutz





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