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CE Summer 2021 Workshops & Intensives

PAFA Family Membership

$80
Calendar Current session started May 3, 2021

Become a PAFA Member at the Individual Level, and save 10% on CE Classes, Workshops and Master Classes!

Individual $80/year Benefits for 2 adults and their dependant children under 18:

  • 10% tuition discount on CE classes, workshops and Master Classes
  • Unlimited free admission to the permanent collection and all special exhibitions for 1 year.
  • 10% discount at Tableau Cafè and the Museum Store.
  • Free or discounted admission to all ticketed public programs and lectures Members-only tours, events and exhibition previews.
  • PAFA Member monthly email newsletter.
  • Members-only tours, events and exhibition previews.
  • Discounted and priority registration for PAFA's Summer Art Camps for Kids.
  • Discounted registration for Pre-College Programs, including Summer Intensives and Saturday Classes for Middle School Students
  • Family Programs email newsletter.
  • PAFA members receive $5 off Mural Arts tours. Tours should be booked through Mural Arts with the code PAFA. Limit to two discounted tickets per tour type per year. Must present PAFA membership card at check-in.

Learn more about all the PAFA Memberhip Levels!

PAFA Individual Membership

$55
Calendar Current session started May 3, 2021

Become a PAFA Member at the Individual Level, and save 10% on CE Classes, Workshops and Master Classes!

Individual $55/year Benefits for 1 adult:

  • 10% tuition discount on CE classes, workshops and Master Classes
  • Unlimited free admission to the permanent collection and all special exhibitions for 1 year.
  • 10% discount at Tableau Cafè and the Museum Store Free or discounted admission to all ticketed public programs and lectures Members-only tours, events and exhibition previews.
  • PAFA Member monthly email newsletter.
  • PAFA members receive $5 off Mural Arts tours. Tours should be booked through Mural Arts with the code PAFA. Limit to two discounted tickets per tour type per year. Must present PAFA membership card at check-in.

Learn more about all the PAFA Memberhip Levels!

Watercolor Plunge Workshop (ONLINE) PT 604PW_ON

$175

with Tony Rosati

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

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

Zoom Technical Requirements

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

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021 at 10 am

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.  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, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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

Materials List: Sweeney PT 605CM 

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Color Matters Workshop (ONLINE) PT 705EC_ON

$175

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2021 at 10 am

Explore the power of color in your work in this live Zoom class with noted painter and teacher Kassem Amoudi. Investigate how to create mood and atmosphere, movement, drama, contrasts, beautiful harmonies and delicate subtleties. Experiment with color saturation and changes in intensity, color temperature (warm and cool), complements and contrasts, muted tones, color values, and applications of thick and thin paint. Slide presentations about how the masters use color, independent work time and one-on-one attention will aid students in their personal investigation of color. This workshop will benefit both the beginner and advanced artist.

Register by:  May 28

Materials List: Amoudi PT 705EC_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Image: Kassem Amoudi with the late Frannie Maguire.

Alla Prima Painting (ONLINE) PT605AP_ON

$1,200

with Al Gury

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

Strengthen your oil or acrylic painting skills through this comprehensive exploration of direct, or alla prima, techniques with the chair of PAFA’s painting department and noted author of Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting, Al Gury. Instruction will cover the history, color palettes, primary approaches, methods and materials, and aesthetics and styles of direct painting. Each week’s study will be devoted to one area of focus: figure and portrait, landscape, interiors, and expressive approaches. Interactive asynchronous course content, including step-by-step painting demonstrations and critiqued assignments, will be supplemented by daily Zoom meetings with the instructor for group discussion, exploration of painting styles, and problem solving. Open to all levels.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the painting traditions and materials of alla prima painting.
  • To understand color, brushwork and development of an alla prima painting.
  • To understand diverse traditions and image making.
  • To understand the use of a variety of resources as reference for painting.
  • To understand the planning, starting, developing and finishing of a compositional alla prima painting.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to develop a strong alla prima painting.
  • Students will be able to develop a visual point of view.
  • Students will be able to analyze and understand historical perspectives in alla prima painting and a variety of subjects and composition choices as they may influence a painting process and the development of a personal point of view.
  • Students will have better visual language and critical thinking skills.

NOTE: This course is available for 3.0 undergraduate credits for $1,800

Register by: May 14

Materials List : Gury PT 605AP_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Images: Al Gury, Mountain Woods, oil on panel, 8 x 10 in.

Storyboarding (ONLINE) IL 600EB_ON

$1,200

with Deon Robinson

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

Prepare to bring your film or animation ideas to life through the practice of professional storyboarding.  Plan composition, movement, time passage, and dialogue in sequential drawings to shape your story, shot-by-shot.  Learn how to visually communicate ideas through perspective, value, and color and to create clear narratives through impactful staging and composition. Collaborative and individual projects will guide you through translating the written word from open-source scripts and screenplays to generate breakdowns and shot lists, as well as through applying primary storyboarding elements of camera angle, framing height, and movement to convey screen logic. Discussions will address storyboard applications in a variety of art and design fields.  This class is professional practices-driven but is open to serious students of all levels and does not require fine arts drawing experience.  Imagery may be generated through digital or traditional media, but a printer is required.

Learning Objectives

The following course outcomes indicate competencies and measurable skills that students develop as a result of completing this course:

  • Students will use the creative process, as well as the terminology of design and cinematography, to analyze and create effective storyboards.
  • Students will use perspective to establish point-of-view in order to develop proper staging in the framing of their compositions.
  • Students will use dramatic lighting and composition to illustrate mood in their narratives.
  • Students will diagram and employ the use of camera angles, framing height and movement in their storyboards to convey screen logic.
  • Students will use breakdowns and shot lists to sufficiently analyze and interpret the written word as visual storyboards.
  • Students will communicate ideas and research through professionally-presented storyboards.

NOTE: This course is avaialbe for 3.0 undergraduate credits for $1,800.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Robinson IL 600EB_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:  Student storyboard courtesy of Deon Robinson

Drawing Hands & Feet Workshop (ONLINE) DR 605HF_ON

$195

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





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