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Drawing

In-Depth Watercolor (Section 1) PT 604ED
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In-Depth Watercolor (Section 1) PT 604ED

$595

with James Toogood

Calendar Current session started Oct 1, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.

Learning Objectives

• Students will learn about color theory as applied to watercolor.

• Students will receive a comprehensive explanation of watercolor materials and tools, with particular focus will be paid to the properties of paint and pigments as they interact with the paintbrushes and paper.

• Through both discussions and demonstrations, first time participants and beginners will learn a variety of techniques that are fundamental to watercolor, presented in a systematic step by step method. Participants can expect to have regular individual instruction, given at their current skill level.

• Focus also will be paid on acquiring the skills needed to achieve a richness of color and a feeling of light.

• Participants will work from direct observations from the still life and model, as well as from one’s own source materials.

• Those not taking the class for credit will have the option to work on landscape, still life, portrait and figure or abstraction, as they wish.

• Participants will be exposed to a variety of watercolor styles, and encouraged to discover one’s own personal aesthetic.

• The course is ultimately designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make accomplished, personally rewarding watercolor paintings.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $750.

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 24

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu to inquire about late registration availability, or see Section 2 of this class.  Due to the time needed to process safety/access requirements, PAFA may not be able to accommodate registration requests with less than 24-hours notice for students to attend the first class.  Tuition cannot be prorated for late registration.

Materials List: Toogood PT 604ED

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

In-Depth Watercolor (Section 2) PT 604ED
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In-Depth Watercolor (Section 2) PT 604ED

$595

with James Toogood

Calendar Current session started Oct 6, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.

Learning Objectives

• Students will learn about color theory as applied to watercolor.

• Students will receive a comprehensive explanation of watercolor materials and tools, with particular focus will be paid to the properties of paint and pigments as they interact with the paintbrushes and paper.

• Through both discussions and demonstrations, first time participants and beginners will learn a variety of techniques that are fundamental to watercolor, presented in a systematic step by step method. Participants can expect to have regular individual instruction, given at their current skill level.

• Focus also will be paid on acquiring the skills needed to achieve a richness of color and a feeling of light.

• Participants will work from direct observations from the still life and model, as well as from one’s own source materials.

• Those not taking the class for credit will have the option to work on landscape, still life, portrait and figure or abstraction, as they wish.

• Participants will be exposed to a variety of watercolor styles, and encouraged to discover one’s own personal aesthetic.

• The course is ultimately designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make accomplished, personally rewarding watercolor paintings.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $750.

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:  October 1

Materials List: Toogood PT 604ED Section 2

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu to inquire about late registration availability.  Due to the time needed to process safety/access requirements, PAFA may not be able to accommodate registration requests with less than 24-hours notice for students to attend the first class.  Tuition cannot be prorated for late registration.

Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON

$225

with Linda Gist

Calendar Current session started Oct 20, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

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. 

Register by:  October 15

Materials List : Gist DR 615EP_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Figure Drawing (ONLINE) DR 605E_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 28, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to draw the human figure with Roberto Osti, noted artist, educator and author of the just released Dynamic Human Anatomy: An Artist's Guide to Structure, Gesture, and the Figure in Motion!  Practice a variety of fundamental figure drawing approaches while working from photographic references.  Proportion, anatomy and methods of measuring will be emphasized.  Media and techniques include graphite on white paper, charcoal on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, reduction methods, and the trois crayon technique. Gain confidence in your representation of the human form and handling of materials as you draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions.

Register by:  October 22

Materials List: Osti DR 605E_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:  Roberto Osti, Rebecca Forshortened, colored chalk on toned paper

Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times (ONLINE - Session 2) IN 750EH_ON
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Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times (ONLINE - Session 2) IN 750EH_ON

$150

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Next session starts Oct 28, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Some believe the artist’s ecstasy is a state in which the ego expands its boundaries, consciousness relinquishes its ties to reality, and the work being done is experienced as an extension of one’s own person. -- Su Tung-Po, Chinese poet, born 1036

During the pandemic, you may have experienced anxiety and sadness due to being sick, having lost a loved one, or from the non-stop news coverage of daily death tolls, political unrest, and social upheaval. You may have experienced feelings which you were not aware of that have surprised you. You are not alone. Learn to work through your feelings and the anxiety we are all carrying through art-making.

Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also benefits those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class.

Dona will guide you and a small group through light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and help you express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects in a supportive and fun atmosphere, supplemented by music and poetry. In addition to working together in class, projects will be assigned in each class and discussed the following week. No artistic experience necessary – just compassion, and an open mind and heart.

Register by:  October 22

Materials List: Duncan IN 750EH_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Dona Duncan

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) SC 610CA_ON

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.

Register by:  October 29

Materials List : Nocella SC 610CA_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

Figure Drawing in Charcoal DR 605EC

$195

with Patricia Traub

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 4, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Explore the rich tonal and expressive possibilities of charcoal with master draftsperson Patricia Traub in PAFA’s historic studios. Work from the life model in a four-week extended pose to learn the properties of vine, compressed, stick, pencil, hard, and soft charcoal to achieve both a delicate range of values and dramatic contrast of light and shadow. Instruction will address papers, the employment of different types of charcoal at various stages of drawing, blending/stumping techniques using tortillons, and the addition of sanguine for reflected lights. Basic figure drawing experience is recommended.

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:  October 22

Materials List: Traub DR 605EC

Image: Patricia Traub, Caring for Young Mammals (detail), crayon and charcoal on wove paper

Pre-College: Drawing in the Galleries: Lessons from the Masters

$250

with Morgan Dummitt

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 8, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the galleries of the Museum and learn to draw from the masterpieces on display! Students will get special access to the Museum galleries and Cast Hall while the Museum is closed to the public to learn without distraction. Studying masterpieces of art from the past is an excellent introduction to the foundational skills of drawings. Students will analyze great drawings, paintings and sculptures from the PAFA museum collection for lessons in gesture, anatomy, proportion and form. Learn the value of rapid sketches as well as finished drawings. Students will experiment with a variety of drawing media and papers. By copying and interpreting the masters, students will gain a greater appreciation of the inspirational artists who came before us, while learning the essential skills necessary in developing their own voices.

 

Learning Goals

-Learn the basics of proportional measurement

-Learn to read the techniques of master artworks, including line, planes, tones and the illusion of volume.

-Explore a variety of drawing materials and techniques

-Gain a greater understanding and appreciation of artworks in the PAFA collections.

 

This cannot be taken for college credit.

Need-based scholarships are available with application BEFORE registration. If you want to apply for a scholarship, please do so before registering.





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