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Continuing Education at PAFA

CE Summer 2021 Session 1: May 24 - July 5

Drawing Hands & Feet Workshop (ONLINE) DR 605HF_ON


with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 12, 2021 at 9 am

Designed for figurative artists and students of anatomy, this online workshop will explore the structural, anatomical, dynamic and aesthetic qualities of hands and feet. These highly mobile and expressive parts of the human figure are notoriously challenging for an artist to depict. Master the beautiful complexity of the extremities so you can promote their expressive potential and add credibility to your depictions of the human form. You will draw along with renowned artist and author Roberto Osti in this live Zoom workshop.

Materials List: Osti DR 605HF_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements (1)

Image: Roberto Osti, Hand and Foot Studies, colored chalk on paper

Master Class with Christine Lafuente: Color Harmony in Tonal Painting (ONLINE) IN 609CL_ON


with Christine Lafuente

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 14, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Brooklyn-based painter and renowned PAFA alum Christine Lafuente returns with her oil painting master class geared to the serious practicing painter.  In this 5-day intensive, Christine will relate the concepts of tone, temperature, and key to color-mixing and paint-handling techniques. Christine will also guide students through a series of investigations into how the positioning of a light source affects composition, palette organization, and the building of a painting.  Students are encouraged to work from observation using their own still life or from landscape en plein air.  Students working indoors should be prepared to rearrange studio furniture and move around in their personal painting spaces.  Landscape painters will shift set-ups according to the direction of the sunlight.  Mornings will consist of lecture and demonstration on Zoom, with afternoons devoted to independent painting time, individual instruction, and critique.

Register by:  June 4

Materials List : Lafuente IN 609CL

Zoom Technical Requirements.

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021


Christine Lafuente, Cherries, Roses & Pears, Contra Jour, oil on linen, 12 x 24 in.

Impasto Painting (ONLINE) PT 610EI_ON


with Charles Muldowney

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 16, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Impasto is a technique in which paint is applied in very thick layers, often with visible brush or painting-knife strokes, to impart texture, expression, or even sculptural effects.  Impasto techniques have been an essential part of painting history, from the underlying vigorous brushwork of Renaissance artists to the distinctive mark-making of past and contemporary masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, de Kooning, Soutine, Lucian Freud, and Auerbach. Learn techniques to build a thick, textured surface to find your own unique impasto style in this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn the history of the impasto painting technique.
  • Students will gain confidence in applying thick spontaneous layers of paint.
  • Students will loosen up and discover how to create a unique mark making signature.
  • Students will learn how to paint with a pallet knife and other tools. · Students will discover the difference between direct and indirect painting.
  • Students will learn the important techniques of glazing, velatura, scumbling and dry brush.

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Muldowney PT 610EI_ON 

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021 

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Charles Muldowney, Sweet Potatoes, oil on museum board, 18 x 30 cm

Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON


with Linda Gist

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 23, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media.  Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome. 

This Canvas course will include a weekly live Zoom session every Wednesday, 10 am – 12 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

Register by:  June 11

Materials List : Gist DR 615EP_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Linda Gist and student

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