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Editorial Illustration (ONLINE) IL 600EE_ON
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Editorial Illustration (ONLINE) IL 600EE_ON

$350

with James Heimer

Calendar Current session started Jun 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Explore image making as a means of communication. This intermediate class is ideal for artists who wish to experiment with narrative and conceptual imagery as well as graphic designers interested in a pictorial approach to visual communication.  Students will learn to analyze current news and opinion writing to create imagery with a message. Concept development methods including written brainstorming, thumbnails, and preliminary sketches will be introduced. Techniques combining traditional and digital media will be explored. This is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to digital media and will bridge the gap between the page and screen. In addition to a studio component, students will engage in a number of professional practice discussions focused on the business side of the editorial market.  The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes video demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Weekly group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom. Access to a scanner and Adobe Photoshop or other raster graphics software is required for the completion of assignments.  

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

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Materials List: Heimer IL600EE_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021 

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: James Heimer, Striking the Right Balance Between Speed and Safety, client: Intercom

Portrait Painting & Drawing (ONLINE) PT 602E_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

An in-depth approach to portrait painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings every Sunday, 3 - 4 p.m., beginning July 11.  All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives:

This dynamic online course will address all aspects of portrait painting and drawing, including:

  • Students will learn the traditions and history of portraiture.
  • Students will learn portrait structure and anatomy.
  • Students will learn how to achieve a good likeness. Students will learn alla prima (direct) painting techniques.
  • Students will learn to use the materials and color palettes for effective portrait painting.
  • Students will learn to use the materials for effective portrait drawing inlcuding pastel.
  • Students will learn to paint portraits from both life and from photo reference.

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Materials List: Gury IN DR 602E_ON (1)

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Al Gury, Portrait Study, oil and charcoal

Drawing Fundamentals (ONLINE) DR 600BB_ON

$225

with David Wilson

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Drawing is not only the starting point for artistic study in any medium, but also a unique and personal way of portraying people and places, expressing ideas, and recording experiences – accessible to anyone! Whether you are seeking to launch your artistic career or to capture the world with pencil on paper, this course is for you. Explore drawing’s fundamental materials, techniques, and principles through live Zoom demonstrations and posted instructional content. Learn to translate the three-dimensional world to the flat surface of your paper by working from still-life objects, interiors, and portraits in your choice of pencil, charcoal, or other media. This course is appropriate for all levels, from beginners to more experienced artists seeking to hone their core skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strong designs and compositions
  • Accurate shapes and proportions
  • Believable depiction of light and space
  • Dynamic use of tones, marks, and textures

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Materials List: Wilson DR 600BB_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: David Wilson, Still Life Study, charcoal on paper

Drawing with Graphite (ONLINE) DR 610EG_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Jul 7, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Graphite is a material that can satisfy the rigor of detailed work or the impulses of the expressive artist. Explore the full potential of this versatile medium through knowledgeable demonstrations of a range of graphite-forms and techniques.  Learn to work through the phases of various mark-making methods to build a disciplined drawing, and progress toward working in more emotive styles and combining techniques. Demonstrations featuring a variety of subject matter will be augmented by instructive examples of materials and original work.  Students may work from their choice of subject in their personal study. 

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Materials List: Rupinski DR 610EG_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Jill A. Rupinski, Midday Nap, graphite on paper

Figure Painting (ONLINE) PT 600E_ON

$225

with David Wilson

Calendar Current session started Jul 7, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Grow your painting skills and become familiar with a variety of materials and techniques through the study of the human figure. Study principles of proportion, anatomy, color mixing, light and shade, and the relationship between the figure and the environment while developing a series of monochromatic, limited-color, and full-color paintings. Topics and projects include gesture studies, painting from photographs, and portrait painting from a mirror. Students will learn through a combination of live Zoom sessions and posted instructional content. Some prior painting and drawing experience is recommended.  

Learning Objectives:  

  • Strong design and composition
  • Accurate anatomy and proportions
  • Believable depictions of light and space
  • Dynamic use of colors, marks, and textures

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Materials ListWilson PT 600E_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

 Image:  David Wilson, Figure Study, oil on canvas

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

$150

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Current session started Jul 8, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 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.

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Materials List: Duncan IN 750EH_ON 2

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Image: Dona Duncan

Portrait Drawing (ONLINE) DR 609E_ON
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Portrait Drawing (ONLINE) DR 609E_ON

$225

with Morgan Dummitt

Learn to draw classical portraits using photographic references. This class will focus on expressing the structure of the head through the language of drawing. Topics covered will include measurement, proportion, tone, line quality, anatomy and gesture. Explore a variety of traditional materials, from chalks to charcoal, ink wash, and a variety of papers. All materials will be suitable for the home studio. Teaching will be conducted through video lectures, demonstrations, and assignments as well as regular critiques. All levels welcome!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of proportional measurement, value, tone, line, and gesture.
  • Develop a knowledge of the forms and structural anatomy of the head.
  • Learn to use photography as an aid to classical drawing techniques.
  • Master a variety of traditional drawing media.
  • Produce at least two finished drawings.

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Materials List: Dummit DR 600EP_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Morgan Dummitt, Portrait Study, colored chalk on paper

The Art of Drawing (ONLINE) DR 610EM_ON

$150

with Patricia Traub

Calendar Current session started Jul 9, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Experience a fascinating survey of drawing techniques from Old Masters to artists of the 21st century from the viewpoint of master draughtsperson Patricia Traub. This Zoom lecture series will examine the “meaning" of a finished drawing, as well as drawing from observation, working from photography, searching, and other approaches. Discover artists who combined imagination with reality, and technology with expression, in single works.  Artists covered include Mary Frank, Leonardo DaVinci, Paul Cadmus, Frieda Kahlo and more.

Week 1: Techniques and choice of materials

Week 2: Personal Drawing

Week 3: Thoughts on the meaning of a finished drawing

Week 4: Using reality, imagination and technology in a single drawing

Note:  This course is lecture-only but is interactive with plenty of time for student questions.  There are no required materials for this class.

Register by: July 2





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