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Continuing Education at PAFA



Drawing

Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON

$250

with Linda Gist

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 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.  This Canvas course will include a weekly live Zoom session every Thursday, 10 am – 12 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

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

Materials List Gist DR 615EP_ON

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Classical Drawing: Lessons from the Masters (ONLINE) DR 600CM_ON

$250

with Morgan Dummitt

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Copying master drawings is a traditional exercise stretching back to the Renaissance.  Learn to analyze great drawings for lessons in proportion, gesture, anatomy, and form. Explore a variety of traditional materials, from chalks to charcoal, ink wash, toned paper, and more. By closely copying the masters, gain a greater appreciation, understanding, and connection with inspirational artists who came before us. All materials will be suitable for the home studio. Instruction will be conducted through video lectures, demonstrations, assignments and individiual Zoom critiques. A weekly Zoom group meeting will be held every Wednesday at 6:15.  All levels welcome!

 Learning Goals

  • Learn the basics of proportional measurement.
  • Understand the techniques of master drawings - line, planes, and tones - to produce the illusion of volume.
  • Master the use of materials used traditional drawing materials.
  • Produce several finished copies of admired works of art.

Materials List Dummitt DR 615CM_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Image:

Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912), Cast Drawing: Wrestlers (detail), charcoal on cream laid paper, 18 13/16 x 24 1/8 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1971.8.102, gift of Mrs. Edward R. Anshutz

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Elementary Figure Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 602E_ON

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

An in-depth approach to drawing and painting the human figure 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.

This structured, dynamic online course will address the most important issues of life drawing and painting including structure, form and depth, as well as materials and techniques of drawing and oil painting.  Students will use figurative master works and reference material, self-portraits and observation to explore and build skills in working with the figure. This Canvas course includes weekly step-by-step drawing and painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of drawing and painting the figure, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules.  All levels welcome.  (See materials list for more information).

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

Materials List Gury DR 602E_ON

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Essential Human Anatomy: Arms, Legs, Hands & Feet

$250

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Designed for figurative artists and students of anatomy, this online course will explore the structural, anatomical, dynamic and aesthetic qualities of the arms, hands, legs and feet.  These highly mobile and expressive parts of the human figure are notoriously challenging for an artist to depict.  Master the beautiful complexity of the extremities so you can promote their expressive potential and add credibility to your depictions of the human form.  This Canvas course includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.  A weekly live Zoom lecture/demonstration will be held every Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m.

Note: This course is also available for 1.0 undergraduate credit.

Materials List Osti DR 604AL_ON

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Realistic Drawing Techniques (ONLINE) DR 618ER_ON

$250

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Take your drawing skills to the next step, utilizing a variety of illusionistic techniques to bring a greater sense of volume, space and atmosphere to your drawings. Investigate lost and found edges, contrast and chiaroscuro, texture, proportions, and basic principles of linear perspective in a range of dry drawing media as you progress from still life arrangements to complex interior and exterior complex settings. Ideal for those seeking an increased sense of realism and finish in their drawings, and an excellent foundation for painting. This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom. (See materials list for more information.)

Note: This class may also be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Materials List Kaplan DR 618ER_ON

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Image:

Rackstraw Downes (b. 1939), Under the Viaduct at Riverside Drive and St. Clair Place, graphite on brown paper, collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2013.39, gift of the artist

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Watercolor: Depicting the Natural World (ONLINE) PT 604EN_ON

$250

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The natural world is an infinite and fantastic source of inspiration for the artist, and the versatility and luminosity of watercolor make it the perfect technique for recording nature in a fresh and fun way.  In this course, learn fundamental drawing techniques and essential watercolor techniques to create both quick field sketches and detailed, finished artworks. Subject matter will include flowers, plants, animals and landscapes.  Reference images will be gathered through observational sketches and photography.  An ideal course for those interested in both the fine arts and the Illustration field.  Includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.  This Canvas course includes a weekly live Zoom lecture/demonstration every Monday, 3 - 6 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

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

Materials List Osti IN 604EN_ON

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Image:

Roberto Osti, illustration for the the article, Evolution: A Lizards Tale, in Scientific American magazine, March 2001.

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

$175

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Jul 9, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

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 to benefit those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD.  Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life.  Under the guidance of Dona Duncan, artist and registered Art Therapist, practice light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting in a non-judgmental atmosphere.  No artistic experience necessary. This live Zoom class will take place every Thursday, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Materials will be discussed during the first class.

 

Materials List Duncan IN 750EH_ON

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Policy Guide Summer 2020

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Plein Air Painting in Donegal, Ireland - LIVE from Home! (ONLINE) PT 605DI_ON

$175

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Jul 9, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Working from photographs of Donegal, Ireland supplied by instructor Joseph Sweeney, learn how to paint from photo references in preparation for working outdoors. Topics include the basics on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette.  Drawing, composition, and color will be emphasized.  Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome.  This live Zoom course will take place every Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

Materials List Sweene PT 605EI

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Policy Guide Summer 2020

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