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Color

Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$350

with Al Gury

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 , runs for 10 weeks

REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE!

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, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings every Sunday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (See materials list for more information)  All levels welcome!

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

Materials List : Gury IN 604CP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

 

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

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE!

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, person-to-person discussions and live critiques via Zoom. (Individual zoom sessions with the instructor are available by appointment every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

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 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 601E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Will run

Painting Over the Line 1 (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE!

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. 

Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Will run

Color Matters Workshop (ONLINE) PT 705EC_ON

$175

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Sep 25, 2020 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 benifet both the beginner and advanced artist.

Register by:  September 18

Materials List: Amoudi PT 705EC_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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

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Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Oct 5, 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. Weekly individual Zoom sessions are available by appointment every Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

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

Register by:  September 25

Materials List : Kaplan PT 608E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Frederick Kaplan, "Godel, Escher, Bach at Relativistic Velocity," acrylic, oil, ink on canvas 32” x 72," courtesy Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia. 

Pre-College: After School Studio Arts

$200

with Al Gury

Calendar Oct 5, 2020

This course provides students with the opportunity for enrichment, skills development, and portfolio building in a (mostly) asynchronous online drawing course.

This course consists of nine self-paced lessons on PAFA’s learning management system, Canvas, during which students will learn foundational drawing skills, self-portrait drawing, and how to use color in art. Each lesson will include a recorded demonstration, written resources, images, a discussion board and an assignment that students can submit on Canvas. Students will receive regular written feedback on these assignments from so that they can grow as artists and produce a stellar portfolio. Course instructors include Professor Al Gury and PAFA MFA students.

While these lessons are designed to be completed weekly, students can complete these lessons at their own pace on their own schedule between October 5 and December 4. There is no required synchronous component to this program. For interested students, there is an optional weekly drop-in session available on Zoom on Thursdays at 4pm to share discussion, images and ideas, with the goal of creating a supportive learning experience. 

This course consists of nine weekly modules that are divided into three foundational topics:

  • Foundation Drawing, which will focus on developing skills in the areas of shape, form, depth and composition using still life and interior spaces.
  • Portrait Drawing, which will focus on developing the skills needed to create strong portraits and self- portraits. This module will focus on portrait anatomy, structure and getting a likeness.
  • Color in art, which will focus on the understanding and use of color in making an image. Practical uses of understanding and using color will be addressed using portraits, still life, and free creative projects.

 

Students may apply for full and partial scholarships here: https://pafacademy.slideroom.com/#/Login

Parent/Guardian must complete the Student Information and Release Form BEFORE the first day of class.

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to precollege@pafa.org to register as an international student.

Color and Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED_ON

$275

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media.  Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes.  Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work.  Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tesselations, and making copies of masterworks.

Register by:  October 2

Materials List : Samworth PT 630D_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Kate Samworth (BFA '10) explores themes of environmental change, balancing a sense of wonder and possibility with an expression of mourning. Her passion for natural history illustration, dark fairy tales, and satire converge in her illustrations.  Samworth has illustrated several books. Her first, Aviary Wonders Inc., won the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers. The exhibition includes work from published and ongoing projects, including the finely detailed scratchboard drawings for Why Fish Don’t Exist, a work of non-fiction for adults by NPR journalist Lulu Miller, to be released this April by Simon & Schuster.

Image: Kate Samworth, "Celestial Map," mixed media, 11 x 15 in.

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Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON (Section 2)

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Oct 26, 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. (Individual zoom sessions with the instructor are available by appointment every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

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

Register by:  October 16

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 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 601E_ON 2

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020





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