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Color

The Basics of Color (ONLINE) IN 604E_ON

$350

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Mixing too much paint, for too long, with poor results? Learn to use color effectively! Explore color mixing, value, temperature and pigment characteristics through exercises and painting from direct observation of still life objects. Instruction covers the basics of palette setting, introductory painting methods, materials, and terminology. Apply this visual vocabulary of color to all painting media. Live Zoom demonstration/lecture, and assignments with regular instructor feedback will promote understanding as you hone your skills. All levels welcome.

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Materials List: Rupinski IN 604E_ON 

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Jill A. Rupinski, Shadow Tree

Pastel Drawing (ONLINE) DR 611E_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore soft pastel through a variety of application methods, from conventional dry use through more painterly wet techniques, with appropriate supports. Develop your personal style through observational study of still life objects or alternative source material, such as paintings, memory, and photography. Lectures will address framing, protection, storage, and safety issues. Live Zoom instruction will be supplemented by assignments and instructor feedback to promote understanding of the materials and concepts as you hone your skills. All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn to use the materials and techniques of traditional soft pastel: with hard, pan and pastel pencil.
  • Students will learn the history and legacy of the pastel medium.
  • Students will learn the safe use of pastel to include alternative wet techniques.
  • Students will learn the proper supports and grounds for various pastels techniques and how to prepare a ground.
  • Students will learn to draw/paint with pastel using limited color through a full palette of color.
  • Students will explore the complexities of texture, gradation, layering and fixing of pastel.
  • Students will learn how to frame, protect, and store pastel drawings.

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Materials List: Rupinski DR 611E_ON

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Jill A. Rupinski, Tenacity (detail), pastel on paper

Painting Over the Line 1 (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class.  Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs.  Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended.  Kassem will begin each class with a slide presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to appy these concepts to your own work. 

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Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON Session 1

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Alla Prima Landscape Painting (ONLINE) PT605AP_ON (Section 2)

$350

with Al Gury

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting.

Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your in confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by weekly Zoom discussions and critiques. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

Note: A live Zoom Session will be held every Sunday, 1 - 2 p.m.

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Materials List: Gury PT 605AP_ON Section 2

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Alla Prima Landscape Painting (ONLINE) PT605AP_ON (Section 1)

$350

with Al Gury

Calendar Next session starts Jan 24, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting.

Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your in confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by weekly Zoom discussions and critiques. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

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Materials List: Gury PT 605AP_ON

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Full Course

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) PT 630EM_ON

$350

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 26, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Working in mixed media allows artists to develop unique and personal combinations of drawing and painting materials. Learn how to combine materials in an archivally sound manner while being guided through exercises in layering colors, lines, and textures. Work in dry and water-based media on a variety of assorted papers, mylars, and boards to discover the effects and possibilities of each support. In-class exercises will be based on observational drawing, imagination, and exercises in pattern design.

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Materials List: Samworth PT 630EM_ON

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Color Matters Workshop (ONLINE) PT 705EC_ON

$175

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 29, 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: January 22

Materials List: Amoudi PT 705EC_ON

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Image: Kassem Amoudi painting with the late Frannie Maguire, beloved benefactor of the arts.

Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON (Section 1)

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 30, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

This comprehensive oil painting class presents a wealth of information for students at all levels. Weekly instruction in the form of online video demonstrations, illustrated lessons, and live Zoom sessions is available in the student’s choice of beginner, intermediate, or advanced modules. Students can stay with a single level to progressively build their skills, or they can explore all the levels to pick-and-choose the lessons that best fit their interests or specific needs. The beginner’s module covers basics of alla prima and direct painting. Intermediate instruction focuses on color and the introduction of a wider range of painting methods. Advanced students learn to produce a tonal under-painting, glaze, scumble, and apply a velatura.

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

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 Beginner Module

  • Introduce alla prima painting techniques.
  • Purpose and 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 (wipe-out, grisaille, imprimatur, etc.).
  • Color theory with emphasis on complementary and analogous color schemes.
  • Introduce broader range of colors, including transparent pigments.
  • Physical color blending methods.
  • In-depth study of painting mediums and oils and their use.

 Advanced Module

  • The grisaille
  • Optical color mixing with glazes, velaturas, and scumbles
  • Overview of ingredients and recipes for transparent painting techniques
  • Color as a spatial symbol and symbol of illumination
  • Psychology of color
  • Compositional techniques (golden rectangle, composition grids, element relationships and unity)

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Kaplan PT 601E_ON Section 1

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