Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Continuing Education at PAFA



Color

Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON

$250

with Linda Gist

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 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 Thursday, 10 am – 12 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

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

Materials List Gist DR 615EP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Will run

Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles, Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, and Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Direct Painting.  Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings.  This Canvas course includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules.  All levels welcome.  (See materials list for more information).

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

Materials List Gury IN 604CP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Will run

Elementary Figure Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 602E_ON

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

An in-depth approach to drawing and painting the human figure from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles, Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, and Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Direct Painting.

This structured, dynamic online course will address the most important issues of life drawing and painting including structure, form and depth, as well as materials and techniques of drawing and oil painting.  Students will use figurative master works and reference material, self-portraits and observation to explore and build skills in working with the figure. This Canvas course includes weekly step-by-step drawing and painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of drawing and painting the figure, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules.  All levels welcome.  (See materials list for more information).

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

Materials List Gury DR 602E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Will run

Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

$250

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Explore the power and versatility of acrylic paints. If you have been uncertain about what can be done with acrylics or how they compare to oils, this course will reveal their tremendous strength. Fast-drying acrylics promote the rapid build-up of paint layers with little wait time. Opaque and transparent application techniques allow both the modeling of form through blending and daubing, and the development of richly complex color through glazing. Appropriate for students at all levels, including beginning painters, but drawing experience is recommended.  This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom. (See materials list for more information.)

Note: This class may also be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Materials List Kaplan PT 608E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013), Orchidaceae, 2003, acrylic on cavas, 45 x 53 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2014.21.14, gift of Roland Ginzel, © Estate of Ellen Lanyon

Will run

Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON

$250

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

This special course is designed for students eager to get back to painting, but while keeping a safe distance.  Each weekly session contains 3 modules: the first is for beginners or those who need a refresher and covers all the basics; the second for intermediate students, and going more deeply into color, introducing a wider variety of painting methods, and providing additional technical information; the third is for more advanced students – those ready to develop a personal style and express ideas and emotions symbolically.  The course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and live critiques via Zoom.  (See materials list for more information)

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

Learning Objectives

Beginning Module

  • Introduce alla prima (direct) painting techniques.
  • 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 including wipe-out, grisaille, and imprimatur.
  • Color theory with emphasis on complementary and analogous color schemes.Introduce a broader range of colors, including transparent pigments.
  • Physical and optical color blending methods.Optical color mixing with glazes, velaturas, and scumbles.
  • In-depth study of painting mediums and oils.

 Advanced Module

  • Expressive and symbolic use of color.Mark-making as a descriptive and expressive tool.
  • Color as a spatial symbol and symbol of illumination.
  • Compositional techniques including the golden rectangle, composition grids, element relationships and unity.

Materials List Kaplan PT 610E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Will run

Realistic Drawing Techniques (ONLINE) DR 618ER_ON

$250

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Take your drawing skills to the next step, utilizing a variety of illusionistic techniques to bring a greater sense of volume, space and atmosphere to your drawings. Investigate lost and found edges, contrast and chiaroscuro, texture, proportions, and basic principles of linear perspective in a range of dry drawing media as you progress from still life arrangements to complex interior and exterior complex settings. Ideal for those seeking an increased sense of realism and finish in their drawings, and an excellent foundation for painting. This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom. (See materials list for more information.)

Note: This class may also be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Materials List Kaplan DR 618ER_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Rackstraw Downes (b. 1939), Under the Viaduct at Riverside Drive and St. Clair Place, graphite on brown paper, collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2013.39, gift of the artist

Will run

Drawing with Color Pencil (ONLINE) DR 619EC_ON

$175

with Michelle Oosterbaan

Calendar Jul 9, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Discover the vibrancy and realism you can achieve with color pencil in this live Zoom class!  Topics include descriptive and expressive line quality, color relationships, cross-hatching and layering, capturing light and volume, and working on colored and textured papers. Subjects will include still life, the portrait, and master copies.  Basic drawing experience required. 

Materials List Oosterbaan DR 619EC_ON 

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020

Image: 

David Hockney, Large Vase, Hotel Garden, Hotel Biltmore, February 1976,  graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 14 x 17 in. (detail)

Will run





Forgot password?