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Color

Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$350

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Sep 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 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.  Weekly Zoom meetings with be held every Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., beginning September 19.

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

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

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Gury IN 604CP_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

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Oil Painting: All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON

$250

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Current session started Sep 21, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 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.

A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Tuesday, 1 - 2:30 p.m., beginning September 21.

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

Learning 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)

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Kaplan PT 601E_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

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Painting Over the Line (ONLINE - Session 1) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Current session started Sep 22, 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. 

Register by:  September 10

Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON Session 1

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements 

Beginning Oil Painting PT 616ES
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Beginning Oil Painting PT 616ES

$395

with David Wilson

This course is designed to help beginning painters become familiar with oil painting materials and techniques while working from direct observation. Learn to analyze and construct form, space, and volumetric relationships through a series of monochromatic, limited-color, and full-color paintings. Painting projects will focus primarily on the study of still-life compositions, interior spaces, and portraits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will gain a solid understanding of basic oil painting materials and techniques.
  • Students will able to render accurate drawings and values.
  • Students will be able to create believable renderings of light and space.
  • Students will be able to achieve strong color mixtures using both limited and full palettes.
  • Students will gain greater confidence in painting the still-life, interior, and portraits.

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

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  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:  September 10

Materials List: Wilson PT 616ES

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Color & Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED_ON

$350

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 30, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 10 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.   

Regsiter by:  September 17

Materials List: Samworth PT 630ED

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

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Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

$225

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 23, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Master the fundamental materials and techniques of acrylic painting in just six 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. A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Saturday, 10 - 11:30 a.m., beginning October 23

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

Register by:  October 15

Materials List: Kaplan PT 608EM_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

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Basic Color in Alla Prima Still Life Painting (ONLINE) IN 604SL_ON

$595

with Christine Lafuente

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 3, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This oil-painting course focuses on learning a series of limited and full palettes, mixing for direct painting, and alla prima or wet-into-wet paint-handling. Color concepts such as tone, temperature, saturation, and atmosphere will be explored in each palette. Students will be guided through a series of focused procedures: analyzing the pigments of each palette, palette organization, mixing color, composing a painting, establishing a tonal design, applying large color masses, and using principles of oil viscosity to build form with wet-into-wet paint-handling. The class will consist of lecture and demonstration on Zoom, group critique, and independent studio practice.  Students will paint from observation using their own still life arrangement.

Register by:  October 22

Materials List:  Lafuente IN 604SL_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

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

Painting Over the Line (ONLINE - Session 2) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 3, 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. 

Register by:  October 29

Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON Session 2 Online

Zoom Technical Requirements 





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