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Continuing Education at PAFA



CE Workshops (1 - 3 Days)

in CE Course Format/Length

Plein Air at Ardrossan Estate Workshop (Outdoor)

$95

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am

Saturday & Sunday, 9 am - 12 pm

Paint on location at beautiful Fern Valley Farm, part of the Ardrossan Estate, the 850-acre family seat of the Montgomery/Scott/Wheeler extended family, made famous in the movie The Philadelphia Story with Kathryn Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. 

Built by Horace Trumbauer in 1911, the 50-room, 33,000-square-foot Georgian Revival manor home in Villanova has interior decorations by White, Allom & Co. (who worked on Buckingham Palace) and a treasure trove of art by Augustus John, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Sully, Sir John Lavery, and Charles Willson Peale.  It is the last remaining gem of the old Main Line. 

Landscape painting topics will include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Painting outdoors can be a daunting experience for the newcomer. When learning the intricacies of this art it pays to learn from someone who has over 20 years' experience in the field. In this class, Joseph Sweeney will be your guide.

Register by:  May 27

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Basic Anatomy Workshop

$195

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 11, 2022 at 9 am

Saturday & Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm

The human body is one of the most fascinating and inspiring subjects an artist can depict, but its complexity can make it intimidating. Join Roberto Osti, artist, teacher and author of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide to gain the confidence to understand and enjoy drawing the beautiful forms of the human figure. Begin with study of the human form from a structural point of view: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportional relationships of body. Then focus on the main muscle groups and the aesthetic aspects they produce in the body. Each day will be divided into a lecture and then drawing from the model, with individual assistance.

 

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. 

Register by: June 3

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Master Class with Christine Lafuente: Alla Prima Oil Painting Marathon with Critique (Online)

$650

with Christine Lafuente

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 14, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Tuesday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm

Get your studio up and running with Christine Lafuente! Experiment with alla prima oil techniques and produce several paintings focusing on still life subjects in this inspiring three-day painting marathon. Each morning will feature an hour-long demonstration focusing on studio set-up, color mixing, oil mediums, and brushwork. The rest of the day will consist of a virtual open studio of individual critique and problem-solving in which all can listen along while painting. Each session will wrap-up with a helpful discussion about specific painting issues. Be prepared to share your work via the online Padlet platform and have the class “visit” your painting space via Zoom on your smartphone or tablet in this interactive and engaging painting intensive.

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

Register by:  May 31

Letter from the Instructor

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Ease into Oils Workshop

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 25, 2022 at 9 am

Saturday & Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm

Want to paint but don't know where to begin? This two-day structured workshop makes it painless and easy to ease into oil painting. Begin with a black-and-white painting (just like drawing) to become familiar with painting tools and materials. Be introduced to color with a simple earth-palette painting. Move on to a brighter palette, and then top off the weekend by completing a painting in a full palette of colors. This course will utilize still life subject matter. Drawing experience recommended.  

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration.  Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below. Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. 

Register by:  June 17

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form 

Portrait Painting Basics Workshop

$220

with Theodore Xaras

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 9, 2022 at 9 am

Saturday & Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm

This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations and portrait history. Valuable information for all levels.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn to analyze and construct a portrait using clearly defined steps.
  • Students will be able to achieve a likeness through the careful observation of shapes and their color/value equivalent, which together, form the “topography” of the face.
  • Students will learn how to mix and adjust colors to produce accurate flesh tones.
  • Students will be able to produce one completed portrait, either a head and shoulders or the entire torso and hands.
  • Students will be able to paint a recognizable portrait from life.
  • Students will gain an appreciation for the art of portraiture from their own work as well as becoming acquainted with historical and contemporary examples as a basis for further study.

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval.

Register by: July 1

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Introduction to the Digital Camera Workshop

$95

with RA Friedman

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 16, 2022 at 1 pm

Saturday & Sunday, 1 - 4 pm

Have a new dslr or mirrorless camera? Unsure what all those buttons, dials, and menus do? This two-afternoon course will explore the various systems and options your camera offers and how you can streamline and customize them. Become acquainted with which modes and techniques work best for various conditions. Learn exposure theory and digital workflow, and test out your camera’s operating limits. Soon, you'll be taking photos with both confidence and control!

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements. 

Register by: July 8

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Color Matters Workshop (Online)

$175

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 22, 2022 at 10 am

Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 1 pm

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space as will learning the power of editing to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings. 

Register by:  July 15

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Monotype: The Painterly Print Workshop

$115

with Lisa Hamilton

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 23, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

One Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm

Monotype is an expressive and accessible form of printmaking, in which an image is drawn or painted on a plexiglass plate or other surface and then printed on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind artwork.  Students will work in small-scale in black-and-white and color, exploring both hand-printing and press techniques. Each student will come away with an edition of 4 - 10 prints. Perfect for beginning printmakers, anyone interested in drawing and painting via a new technique, or experienced printmakers who love this painterly process!

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval.

Register by:  July 15

Materials list

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form





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