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Continuing Education at PAFA



CE Summer 2021 Session 1: May 24 - July 5

Natural History Illustration (ONLINE) DR

$225

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Discover the fascinating world of natural history illustration through its greatest contributors from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century. Investigate the unusual lives of those who traveled the globe in search of new specimens and how they contributed to our understanding of nature. Each week’s instruction will focus on a different field of study:  botany, entomology, mammalogy, ornithology, marine biology, and cartography. Students then will be guided through the process of illustrating specimens from each field using Micron pens, colored pencils, acrylic inks, or other wet or dry media of choice. 

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Samworth DR Natural History Illustration

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Instructor Kate Samworth in her studio

Watercolor Animals (ONLINE) PT 604WL_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Animals come in an incredible variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and are an endless source of inspiration!  Learn to paint a variety of animals from cute to powerful, pets and wild beasts, large and small in this live Zoom class.  Practice fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more as you paint in real-time with the instructor.  Learn to capture specific characteristics such as scales, fur, feathers, colors, expressions, and movement for more realistic and accurate paintings.  Animal subjects will include cats, fish, birds, dogs, horses and more!  Basic drawing experience required.

Register by: May 14

Materials List : Osti PT 604WL_ON (1)

Zoom Technical Requirements CE

Policy Guide Summer 2021

Image: 

Roberto Osti, American Bison, watercolor

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) Section 1

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts May 29, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List : Nocella Collage & Assemblage Section 1

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

Drawing Fundamentals (ONLINE) DR 600BB_ON

$225

with David Wilson

Calendar Next available session starts May 29, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Drawing is not only the starting point for artistic study in any medium, but also a unique and personal way of portraying people and places, expressing ideas, and recording experiences – accessible to anyone! Whether you are seeking to launch your artistic career or to capture the world with pencil on paper, this course is for you. Explore drawing’s fundamental materials, techniques, and principles through live Zoom demonstrations and posted instructional content. Learn to translate the three-dimensional world to the flat surface of your paper by working from still-life objects, interiors, and portraits in your choice of pencil, charcoal, or other media. This course is appropriate for all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists seeking to hone their core skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strong designs and compositions
  • Accurate shapes and proportions
  • Believable depiction of light and space
  • Dynamic use of tones, marks, and textures

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Wilson DR 600BB_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: David Wilson, Still Life Study, charcoal on paper

Hand-Printed Monotype (ONLINE) PR 604EH_ON

$225

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts May 29, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, from his home studio for this live Zoom monotype class. Monotypes are unique painterly prints created by painting and drawing with ink on a slick surface and transferring the image onto paper by way of a press or hand printing. This course will focus on hand-printed methods, introducing students to a variety of additive and subtractive techniques, exploring working in both color and black and white. Mixed media approaches, an array of paper choices, and green cleanup methods will also be presented.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Rosati PR 604EH_ON 

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021 

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Tony Rosati, Hillside with Trees and Fissure, 1984, oil paint monotype on gray wover paper, 17 3/4 x 24 7/8 in. (45.085 x 63.1825 cm.), collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession #1986.35, John s. Phillips Fund Purchase

Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON

$225

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts May 29, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This comprehensive oil painting class presents a wealth of information for students at all levels. Weekly instruction in the form of online video demonstrations, illustrated lessons, and live Zoom sessions is available in the student’s choice of beginner, intermediate, or advanced modules. Students can stay with a single level to progressively build their skills, or they can explore all the levels to pick-and-choose the lessons that best fit their interests or specific needs. The beginner’s module covers basics of alla prima and direct painting. Intermediate instruction focuses on color and the introduction of a wider range of painting methods. Advanced students learn to produce a tonal under-painting, glaze, scumble, and apply a velatura.

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

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 Beginner Module

  • Introduce alla prima painting techniques.
  • Purpose and how to use a selection of basic materials.
  • Familiarity with the “feel” of oil paints and how to manipulate them.
  • Introduction of a limited palette of colors, their properties, and effect in mixtures.
  • Elements of chiaroscuro and its use in realistic painting.
  • Realistic painting of elemental geometric forms.

 Intermediate Module

  • Demonstrate several methods of starting a painting (wipe-out, grisaille, imprimatur, etc.).
  • Color theory with emphasis on complementary and analogous color schemes.
  • Introduce broader range of colors, including transparent pigments.
  • Physical color blending methods.
  • In-depth study of painting mediums and oils and their use.

 Advanced Module

  • The grisaille
  • Optical color mixing with glazes, velaturas, and scumbles
  • Overview of ingredients and recipes for transparent painting techniques
  • Color as a spatial symbol and symbol of illumination
  • Psychology of color
  • Compositional techniques (golden rectangle, composition grids, element relationships and unity)

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Kaplan PT 601E_ON 

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

History of the Printed Image: Japonisme, the Mexican Movement and More (ONLINE) PR 605EH_ON

$125

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, for another fascinating exploration of the important prints and books spanning the 15th to 21st centuries. This session’s topics will include European printmaking and Japonisme influence in the 19th century, early 20th Century printmaking including the Mexican movement, German Expressionism, Cubism and a focused look at English artist, Stanley William Hayter, one of the most significant printmakers of the 20th century.

Register by:  May 28

Editorial Illustration (ONLINE) IL 600EE_ON

$350

with James Heimer

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Explore image making as a means of communication. This intermediate class is ideal for artists who wish to experiment with narrative and conceptual imagery as well as graphic designers interested in a pictorial approach to visual communication.  Students will learn to analyze current news and opinion writing to create imagery with a message. Concept development methods including written brainstorming, thumbnails, and preliminary sketches will be introduced. Techniques combining traditional and digital media will be explored. This is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to digital media and will bridge the gap between the page and screen. In addition to a studio component, students will engage in a number of professional practice discussions focused on the business side of the editorial market.  The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes video demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Weekly group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom. Access to a scanner and Adobe Photoshop or other raster graphics software is required for the completion of assignments.  

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

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Heimer IL600EE_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021 

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: James Heimer, Striking the Right Balance Between Speed and Safety, client: Intercom





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