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Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON
with Al Gury
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
Pre-College: After School Studio Arts
with Al Gury
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.
ALL TIMES ARE LISTED IN U.S. EASTERN TIME ZONE.
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 email@example.com to register as an international student.
Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON
with Frederic Kaplan
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 videos, illustrated lessons and critiques. A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., beginning October 28.
Note: This class may also be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525
Register by: October 16
Materials List : Kaplan PT 608E_ON
Frederick Kaplan, "Godel, Escher, Bach at Relativistic Velocity," acrylic, oil, ink on canvas 32” x 72," courtesy Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia.
Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON (Section 2)
with Frederic Kaplan
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 critiques. A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., beginning October 28.
Note: This course is available for 1.0 credit for $525.
Register by: October 16
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Drawing with Color Pencil (ONLINE) DR 619EC_ON
with Michelle Oosterbaan
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.
Register by: October 23
Materials List : Oosterbaan DR 619EC_ON
David Hockney, Large Vase, Hotel Garden, Hotel Biltmore, February 1976, graphite and coloured pencil on paper, 14 x 17 in. (detail)
Painting Over the Line 2 (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON
with Kassem Amoudi
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 30
Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON 2