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Pastel Drawing (ONLINE) DR 611E_ON
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Pastel Drawing (ONLINE) DR 611E_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started May 25, 2021 at 10 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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Image:

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

Color & Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED
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Color & Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED

$225

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Current session started May 25, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 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, tessellations, and making copies of masterworks.   

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Materials List: Samworth PT 630ED

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Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON
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Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

$225

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Current session started May 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Master the fundamental materials and techniques of acrylic painting in just five weeks! Through a combination of online videos, illustrated lessons, and live Zoom sessions, learn to paint in the alla prima style, apply paint both opaquely and transparently, blend color and value, and employ various layering techniques. Color mixing and theory are also addressed, and a rich resource of information about the wide array of acrylic painting materials is provided. This course is appropriate for students at all levels, including beginners, but drawing experience is recommended.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

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Materials List: Kaplan PT 608EM_ON - Copy

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Portrait Drawing to Painting (ONLINE) DR 602EP_ON
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Portrait Drawing to Painting (ONLINE) DR 602EP_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started May 26, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Build a portrait painting from the ground up, from creating a convincing drawing to developing a structured painting, using time-honored methods combined with contemporary resources.  Draw the portrait from reference images to gain a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, anatomical landmarks, and facial features.  Work off a successful foundational drawing to employ value, color, and various application techniques to create a portrait in oil paint.  Instruction will address drawing and painting materials, color mixing, methods of copying to strengthen observational abilities, and insights to be gained from portrait masterworks throughout history.  Extended projects will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. All levels welcome. Learning Objectives:  Study the depiction of the human form through historical examples; Develop the ability to compose a picture plane; Hone skill in rendering the form using value, color, shape; Strengthen observational abilities through developing the skill of copying; Gain understanding about drawing and painting materials and methods.

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Materials List: Rupinski DR 602EP_ON (1)

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Image: Jill A. Rupinski, Dave, pastel on paper

Painting Over the Line (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON
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Painting Over the Line (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Current session started May 26, 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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Optical Color in Painting (ONLINE) IN 604EO_ON
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Optical Color in Painting (ONLINE) IN 604EO_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started May 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enrich your painting practice through an understanding of optical color, the perception of color resulting from the combination of hues placed next each other, rather than physically mixed.  Just as important as admixture (the blending of pigments), optical mixing through the application of adjacent color strokes allows the creation of a variety of luminous effects.  Examine optical color through historical examples from 13th-century egg tempera painting to the light-filled work of the Impressionists and Pointillists.  Demystify this exciting perceptual phenomenon and learn how to apply it to your own art by working within a structured plan from varied subject matter in acrylic or gouache paint.  Instruction features lecture, and demonstration, and ample references. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Study the historical and contemporary examples of optical color
  • Foster skill in understanding relevant materials and techniques
  • Advance skill level in a personal direction of study

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Materials List: Rupinski IN 604EO_ON (1)

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Group Critique with James Toogood (ONLINE) IN 747JT

$95

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 25, 2021 at 9 am

Feeling isolated in your studio? Unsure of your next step? A group critique is an excellent means of both relieving artistic uncertainty and finding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive environment. Join noted artist and PAFA faculty James Toogood for supportive, non-judgmental feedback on your artwork while helping you to dispel feelings of self-criticism or discouragement. Learn to perceive doubt as a tantalizing entry for creative investigation rather than a destructive force.

NOTE: Each critique session will begin at 9 a.m.  Each student will receive a 30-minute critique minimum.

Session 2 register by:  June 11

Session 3 register by:  June 18

Image: James Toogood with students

Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 5, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 6 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 Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings.  Includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback. Learning Objectives, Students will gain an understanding of the history and evolution of color in painting, Students will gain an understanding of theoretical and critical approaches to color, Students will gain an understanding of the practical applications of color mixing, gradations, temperature and palettes. Students will learn color application through studio projects using the major aesthetics of color.Students will learn to understand the use of color in a variety of masterworks.

Register by:  June 25

Materials List: Gury IN 604CP_ON

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