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DR 605ED Dynamic Figure Drawing  New!
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DR 605ED Dynamic Figure Drawing New!

$510

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Jan 21, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

Focus on the aesthetic, dynamic and harmonic aspects of the human figure in this advanced drawing course. Employ an active and intuitive interpretation of the body by learning how to read and recognize structural and anatomical characteristics, rather than by merely copying. Starting with a structural, layered anatomical approach developed during the Renaissance, progress to an expressive interpretation of the human figure at rest and in motion. Draw with graphite, charcoal, color pencil, and more, in both reductive and additive techniques, from alternating male and female models in a variety of short and long poses. Basic figure drawing experience required. (Tuition includes $15 model fee.)

Materials List Osti DR 605ED

DR 607EA Cast Drawing
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DR 607EA Cast Drawing

$495

with Phyllis Laver

Calendar Jan 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Drawing in the Academic manner from plaster casts is a traditional and effective way to learn to draw accurately from observation. PAFA’s beautiful and historic Cast Hall contains life-size copies of antique and Renaissance sculpture – a unique resource that has been part of PAFA’s curriculum for over 200 years. All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn to articulate 3-dimensional form with active gestural line.
  • Students will translate form into cross-contour models.
  • Students will develop skill in drawing form with light.
  • Students will manipulate composition to alter visual impact.
  • Students will acquire knowledge of diverse artists and their ways of working.

Materials List DR 607EA

DR 609E2 Portrait & Figure Drawing

$510

with Phyllis Laver

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Drawing from the portrait and life model is one of the most time-honored methods of art training at PAFA. Improve your observation-based drawing skills as you work in charcoal and graphite directly from models in short and long poses, exploring gesture, proportions, anatomy and expression. All levels welcome. (Tuition includes $15 model fee.)

Learning Objectives

  • Students will stretch the traditional definitions of portrait and life drawing to merge the two into personal statements.
  • Students will work with clothed and unclothed/life models who are diverse individuals.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of varied drawing materials, including charcoal, graphite and ink.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of form and structure in the body.
  • Students will develop the ability to better see the model rather than rely on schema.
  • Students will acquire knowledge of diverse artists and their ways of working.

Materials List Laver DR 609E2

 

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DR 605E2 Life Drawing ll
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DR 605E2 Life Drawing ll

$510

with John Horn

Calendar Jan 25, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

Improve your ability to draw the human form with anatomical and spatial accuracy through lectures and demonstrations on proportions, skeletal framework, surface form, and movement. Designed to advance the skills of students who have studied drawing previously.

(Tuition includes $15 model fee.)

Learning Objectives

• Understand human proportions.

• Understand the mechanics of human movement.

• Learn figure drawing at different scales.

• Develop compositional skills.

• Make rapid informative sketches from the model.

• Make finished drawings using line or tone.

• Develop skills to construct figures from memory.

• Develop sketches into drawings that are descriptive of the subject.

• Organize and execute a large (36”) drawing.

Materials List Horn DR 605E2

PT 600E Life Painting And Drawing
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PT 600E Life Painting And Drawing

$510

with Douglas Martenson

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

Join PAFA’s celebrated figurative tradition, combining Eakins-influenced historical techniques with contemporary approaches.  Master the drawing elements of gesture, proportion, volume, anatomy, tone, and composition in charcoal and colored chalk on toned paper.   Progress to oil painting materials and techniques, expanding from limited colors to a full palette.  Ideal for all levels, with options to draw- or paint-only based on experience.

Learning Objectives

• Achieve competency in paint usage and brush manipulation.

• Understand and use color as it pertains to the figure and its immediate environment.

• Learn proportion and simple anatomy of the figure.

• Use tone, value, and line quality in the figure and as it relates to its near environment.

• Be able to translate tone and value to color related to the figure and its near environment.

(Tuition includes a $15 model fee)

Materials List Martenson PT 600E

 

DR 710PP Pre-College Portfolio Preparation: Drawing

$425

with Emily Hirtle

Calendar Feb 1, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection and the human portrait to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques.

Learning Objectives

• Become familiar with a wide range of drawing material and techniques.

• Acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.

• Acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of perspective and proportion.

• Students will ultimately learn to “see.”

Saturday portfolio preparation classes present a valuable opportunity for teens to develop and hone their studio art skills under the guidance of PAFA faculty. Open to high school students entering or currently enrolled in 9th through 12th grades. All levels welcome. Register by: January 24

Materials List Hirtle DR 710PP

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DR 600EB_ON Beginning Drawing

$395

with Meghan Cox

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 , runs for 10 weeks

Learn to draw what you see realistically and with confidence – from the comfort of your own home!  Master the basics of observational drawing using line and tonal value with the still life as your subject.  Videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback will promote understanding as you hone your skills. This course is ideal for beginners or for intermediate students wanting to refine their abilities.   

Learning Objectives

• Gain familiarity with a wide range of material and techniques including but not limited to, placement, proportion, sight measuring

• Acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.

• Acquire the ability to depict observed form through a mastery of proportion.

• Demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.

• Students will ultimately learn to “see.”

Materials list Cox DR 600EB_ON

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DR 604EE_ON Essential Human Anatomy

$395

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 , runs for 10 weeks

The human body is one of the most fascinating subjects an artist can depict, but its anatomical complexity can make it intimidating. Roberto Osti, artist, teacher and author of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide, makes anatomy approachable and enjoyable. Study 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. Includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.

Materials List Osti DR 604EE_ON

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