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CE Summer 2021 Session 1: May 24 - July 5

Printmaking at Home (ONLINE) PR 615PP_ON

$225

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Next available session starts May 26, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Who needs a press to create prints?  Make your mark in multiples with a wide range of processes that easily can be accomplished from a home studio or kitchen table!  Learn how to make carved relief prints, painterly monotypes, stencil prints on fabric, versatile stamp prints, and environmentally-friendly solar etchings.  Instruction includes basic storage and framing methods for your artwork.  See examples and be guided through each process through posted video demonstrations and guides, live Zoom sessions, and assignments with instructor feedback.  Open both to experienced printmakers looking to translate their practice to a home workspace and to beginners wanting to build a foundation or simply try something new!  

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with basic printmaking processes and their history
  • Produce a variety of images using different printmaking techniques
  • Learn the tools and techniques needed for printmaking without a shop.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Rucker PR 615PP_ON Session 1

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Portrait Drawing (ONLINE) DR 609E_ON

$225

with John Horn

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to draw an accurate portrait in real time, working outward from the deep skeletal structure to the surface facial features, in this live Zoom class with esteemed PAFA professor, John Horn.  Study the correct placement of the eyes, cheekbones, jaw, ears, nose and mouth within the overall head structure. Proportions of the head, neck and shoulders, as well as tonal rendering, will be covered.  Subjects will include copies of Old Master drawings, your family/friends, and a self-portrait.  

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

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Horn DR 609E _ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

John Horn, Mercenary, dry media on paper

Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times (ONLINE) IN 750EH_ON

$150

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

“Some believe the artist’s ecstasy is a state in which the ego expands its boundaries, consciousness relinquishes its ties to reality, and the work being done is experienced as an extension of one’s own person.” -- Su Tung-Po, Chinese poet, born 1036

During the pandemic, you may have experienced anxiety and sadness due to being sick, having lost a loved one, or from the non-stop news coverage of daily death tolls, political unrest, and social upheaval. You may have experienced feelings which you were not aware of that have surprised you. You are not alone. Learn to work through your feelings and the anxiety we are all carrying through art-making.

Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also benefits those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class.

Dona will guide you and a small group through light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and help you express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects in a supportive and fun atmosphere, supplemented by music and poetry. In addition to working together in class, projects will be assigned in each class and discussed the following week. No artistic experience necessary – just compassion, and an open mind and heart.

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Duncan IN 750EH_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Image: Dona Duncan

Portrait Painting Demonstration with Theodore Xaras (ONLINE) PT 602ED_ON

$150

with Theodore Xaras

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

See the techniques of the masters unfold in front of you in this extensive oil painting demonstration.  Professional portrait artist Theodore Xaras will reproduce two – three portrait masterworks, using the historical palettes and techniques of the original artists.  See how the "limited palette" – black, white, yellow ochre, and red – can produce a fully-realized portrait through the re-creation of works by Velasquez, Hals, and/or Rubens.  Learn how Titian used the techniques of glazing and scumbling thin layers of translucent and opaque color to further enhance an underlying limited palette painting.  Lectures will include a look at portrait examples from other artists utilizing these methods, as well as a paint mixing demonstration to physically illustrate how so few colors can produce so many vibrant tones.  This lecture series presents valuable content on color and technique for practicing painters, as well as fascinating information for any art lover.

Register by: May 14

Image:

Theodore Xaras at the easel

Beginnning Bookbinding (ONLINE) IN 615BB_ON

$225

with Rosae Reeder

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Bookbinding only requires simple tools, is easily portable, and does not require a shop or studio, making it ideal for any artist working from home. Designed for beginners, this live Zoom course will introduce students to basic book structures including pamphlet, accordion/concertina, expandable album, single, double, and triple section sewn books and quick-case binding.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Reeder 615BB_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Optical Color in Painting (ONLINE) IN 604EO_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enrich your painting practice through an understanding of optical color, the perception of color resulting from the combination of hues placed next each other, rather than physically mixed.  Just as important as admixture (the blending of pigments), optical mixing through the application of adjacent color strokes allows the creation of a variety of luminous effects.  Examine optical color through historical examples from 13th-century egg tempera painting to the light-filled work of the Impressionists and Pointillists.  Demystify this exciting perceptual phenomenon and learn how to apply it to your own art by working within a structured plan from varied subject matter in acrylic or gouache paint.  Instruction features lecture, and demonstration, and ample references. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Study the historical and contemporary examples of optical color
  • Foster skill in understanding relevant materials and techniques
  • Advance skill level in a personal direction of study

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Rupinski IN 604EO_ON (1)

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Screenprinting (ONLINE) PR 620EH_ON

$225

with Lisa Hamilton

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Screenprinting is the perfect process for making prints at home. Join Lisa Hamilton, PAFA Faculty and Print Shop Manager, Learn how to select materials and set up a portable screenprinting station that can easily be tucked away when not printing. Explore low-tech processes using found-object and paper stencils, crayon resist, drawing fluid, and screen filler. All materials are safe and non-toxic, requiring a sink and yard hose for cleanup. All levels are welcome. Beginners will be guided through all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Hamilton PR 620EH_ON 

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Life Drawing (ONLINE) DR 605E_ON

$225

with John Horn

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn how to compose a figure drawing using Old Master Drawings and other photo references with esteemed PAFA professor, John Horn.  With demonstrations and critiques in real time via Zoom, learn the figure's geometric structure and anatomy, developing a vocabulary of form to make a convincing figure drawing. Simple figure compositions will also be discussed.

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

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Horn DR 605_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

John Horn, Figure Study, charcoal on paper





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