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Old Masters and Modern Geniuses: Lessons in Painting from PAFA's Great Artists (Online)


with Charles Muldowney

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 27, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Zoom, with posted Canvas content)   
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Credit: Non-Credit or 1.0 Undergraduate Credit (see below)

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 as the nation’s first school and museum of fine art. Since that time, the school has helped to develop a host of prominent artists as the art world has taken a variety of paths. Explore the fascinating history of the “Academy Tradition” by learning about artists who taught or studied at PAFA, examining their styles and techniques, and applying these techniques to your own work and subject matter. Hands-on investigation and instruction will cover direct and indirect painting, principles of portraiture, color, tonalism, composition, landscape painting strategies, and various art-making tools, methods, and principles employed over history. Studied artists will include Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Henry O. Tanner, Cecilia Beaux, Bo Bartlett, Maxfield Parish, Alice Neel, Daniel Garber, Charles Wilson Peale, and many more.  This class is excellent for painters seeking to broaden their approach and vision while enjoying a deep dive into PAFA’s history of American Art. 

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $595. Select credit option with price adjustment when registering. 

Image: Charles Muldowney, Perkiomen Creek Bridge, oil on panel.

Register by: February 19 
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