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Painless Perspective Workshop (In-Person)

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 22, 2024 at 9 am

Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Weekend Workshop
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Perspective is at the heart of good drawing. It allows us to transform the 3D world into a believable 2D image, and it need not be difficult to understand. With still life and interiors as subject matter, learn basic principles and simple methods presented in clear language and without the need for special tools or complex geometry. This workshop serves as a good foundation for further study in drawing. A modest amount of previous drawing experience is recommended. 

Image: Fred Kaplan.

Register by: June 14
Materials List
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide
, including withdrawal/refund policies

Botanical Drawing and Painting Intensive (In-Person)

$465

with Linda Gist

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Gist
One-Week Intensive (30 Hours)
Credit:
Non-Credit or 1.0 Undergraduate Credit (See Below)

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media.  Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome. Tuition includes a $15 materials fee for floral subjects, provided. 

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $610 (including materials fee). Select credit option with price adjustment when registering.

Image: Linda Gist, Cleome Hassleriana, 2008, 16 x 19 in.

Register by: June 14

Materials List

Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies

Holistic Figure Drawing (In-Person)

$590

with John Horn

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 2, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Instructor: John Horn
Six-Week Condensed Course (36 Hours)
Credit: Non-Credit or 1.0 Undergraduate Credit (See Below)

Develop your ability to render the human form through the time-honored combination of anatomical study and life drawing.  Learn the methods and technical skills traditionally associated with beautiful figure drawing, such as measuring, tonal rendering, anatomical structuring, and establishing the effects of light on the figure, using graphite on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, and reduction techniques. Through the instructor’s in-depth anatomical drawing demonstrations and work from the life model, learn the structural aspects of the human form: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportional relationships. Progress to the main muscle groups to identify their surface effects and aesthetic characteristics, and how they influence mass and movement. Learn to incorporate your knowledge of figure anatomy to capture the elegance, dynamism, and subtleties of the human form through drawing from the model in short and extended poses. This course is ideal for anyone interested in strengthening their figure drawing, painting, or sculpture skills, as well as for those interested in future medical illustration.  Note: Tuition includes a $50 models fee. 

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $745 (including models fee). Select credit option with price adjustment when registering. 

Image: John Horn.

Register by: June 24
Materials List 
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies 

Abstract Drawing/Mixed-Media: 10 Rules for Art Students (In-Person)

$295

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 2, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m. 
Instructor: Keith Leitner 
Six-Week Short Course (18 Hours)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Artist, philosopher, and influential 20th-century composer John Cage, along with artist and educator Sister Corita Kent, developed a set of 10 Rules for Students and Teachers to encourage artistic production. Learn to apply these valuable guidelines to your own creative processes to find useful and meaningful ways of generating ideas, moving past ruts or stumbling blocks, and maintaining a steady and productive studio practice.  This hands-on drawing/mixed-media class will utilize engaging exercises to challenge you to go beyond your comfort zone and find inspiration in chance, impediments, and simply your coffee cup. Work on paper in your choice of media from imagination or prompts to explore means of building abstract imagery through personal means of mark-making and layering.  Instruction will be supplemented by discussions of the artists who encouraged Cage and those who were influenced by him.  This class is geared toward students with some prior art-making experience but is perfect for those who are launching their artistic career/studies, artists returning to the studio after an absence, and anyone seeking inspiration and stimulation for their art-making practice.  

Image: Keith Leitner.

Register by: June 24
Materials List  
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies

Drawing from Photos (Online)

$250

with Alicia Mino

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. (Zoom with posted Canvas content)
Instructor: Alicia Mino 
Six-Week Short Course (18-Hour Equivalent)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Learn strategies to translate your photographs into drawings that both retain the photo’s realism and promote your personal expression. Using colored pencil (which combines the possibilities of color with the ease of dry media), explore tactics for accurately translating your imagery to your drawing surface; identifying, mixing, and layering color to achieve vibrant effects; creating realism through the study of texture, light, and contrast; and employing addition and subtraction techniques to expand your range of mark-making. Work from your choice of photographic subject matter – a great option for students seeking to make art from personal experiences, capture family and friends who cannot pose for portraiture, or expand their interests and skills in landscapes, animals, or other subject matter not easily accessible.  This course is excellent for beginners or those interested in colored pencil or photorealistic drawing techniques. 

Image: Alicia Mino.

Register by: June 24
Materials List  
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies
Information for PAFA CE Online Courses

Essential Drawing Techniques (In-Person)

$305

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 3, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays, 1 – 4 p.m.* 
Instructor: Roger Chavez 
Six-Week Short Course (18 Hours)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Draw what you see competently and with confidence. Drawing is not only the basis for other creative endeavors like painting and sculpting, but also a powerful means of describing the world around you and expressing yourself. Instruction will address fundamental concepts including line, shape, perspective, value, and composition. Draw from still life objects, the life model, and more while learning the proper use of drawing materials, sight-measuring methods to accurately gauge proportions and space, shading techniques to develop three-dimensional form and contrast, and means of developing personal expression. Ideal for beginners and those in need of a refresher. Tuition includes a $10 models fee. 

*Note: No class on August 7. 

Image: Roger Chavez. 

Register by: June 24
Materials List  
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies

Drawing with Ink (Online)

$250

with David Wilson

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 3, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. (Zoom with posted Canvas content)
Instructor: David Wilson 
Six-Week Short Course (18-Hour Equivalent)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Drawing with ink offers a wealth of descriptive and expressive possibilities for fine art and illustration purposes. Learn pen, brush, and quill techniques to create rich values, crisp lines, textural or decorative effects, and atmospheric washes.  Hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, and wash methods will be covered, as well as preparatory drawing and corrective strategies.  Students will work from still-life, interiors, and photos with demonstrations, critiques, and posted content from the instructor toward helping each individual realize their goals in the medium.

Image: David Wilson.

Register by: June 24
Materials List 
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies
Information for PAFA CE Online Courses 

Taking the Leap: Summer Studio Session (Studio Rental and Instruction)

$1,195

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 8, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Open studio access: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily, six weeks, July 8 - August 16, with weekly instruction on Thursdays.

Weekly Meetings/Studio-Visits:  Thursdays, July 11 - August 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Guest instructor/critic, TBA, on August 8.)

Instructor/Lead Critic: Roger Chavez

Credit: Non-credit

Taking the leap to start or cultivate an art-making practice in a private studio space can be both exciting and daunting. Learn how to create work and stay motivated on your own terms in this new and unique combination studio-rental and classroom course! Tuition for this six-week program will confer an individual studio space in PAFA’s Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, as well as weekly meetings for critique and instruction on a variety of artist’s concerns led by artist-instructor/critic Roger Chavez. Studios for this program are approximately 9 x 16 feet, white-walled, with easel and stool provided (students are responsible for additional furniture or equipment needs). Students have two studio options (select preference during registration)

  • Studios within a group space are located side-by-side within a private, key-secured corridor for an engaging community atmosphere. Each space is curtained (no individually locked doors), opening out to the corridor’s large east-facing windows for the benefit of abundant natural light.

  • Interior studios spaces (not located along PAFA’s windowed exterior walls) offer increased privacy with individual lockable doors, without natural light.

Weekly meetings will feature both one-on-one in-studio critiques/discussions as well as group instruction on art topics designed to motivate and assist you in your work, including drawing sessions, assignment prompts, materials and techniques demonstrations, gallery visits, and critiques from guest critics. This class is perfect for artists of varying levels of experience wanting to jumpstart or advance their personal practice, for students considering application to a studio-centered certificate or degree program, or for anyone lacking a home studio and seeking a space to pursue their work -- with the motivation and encouragement that come from being part of an artistic community! Participants will benefit from some prior art-making experience and the ability to work independently.

Note: Registration requires a $200 studio deposit that is refundable upon satisfactory return of the studio to its original condition at the end of the program. Students must agree to and sign PAFA’s studio agreement form. Membership and early registration discounts cannot be applied to course tuition, but students are eligible to receive 10% off additional Summer CE courses to supplement their studio pursuits.

Image: CE Summer Studio/Critique Program, 2022. 

Registration Deadline: Rolling, on a space-available basis. Late registration (after first weekly meeting) available.

Materials List (Approved Materials) 

Summer CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies





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