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Essential Human Anatomy : The Portrait DR 604EE_ON

$195

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Apr 20, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Designed for portrait artists and students of anatomy, this online course focuses on the planes, proportions and muscles of the head and neck, with attention to how facial expressions are produced. Instruction will transition students from drawing generic features to capturing an individual likeness. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat via Zoom.

Non-credit Tuition: $195

Tuition for 1.0 undergraduate credit:  $525

Materials List Osti DR 604EE_ON

Policy Guide Summer 2020

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Observational Perspective Drawing DR 716 OP_ON

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Apr 20, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Perspective is at the heart of good drawing and painting, allowing us to translate the observable world into believable two-dimensional images and create invented spaces. Learn the fundamentals of linear perspective in clear, easy to-understand language, and apply these principles to still life, interiors and cityscape views.  This course will utilize the online learning platform, Canvas, and include videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, plus live sessions via Zoom. Basic drawing experience recommended.

Non-credit tuition:  $195

Tuition for 1.0 undergraduate credit:  $525

Learning Objectives

• Improve observational and interpretive skills, including the ability to gauge proportions, orientations, and relative positions of objects and their parts.

• Achieve understanding of the core principles of linear perspective.

• Develop skill in applying the principles of linear perspective to real-world situations.

Materials List Kaplan DR 716 OP_ON

Realistic Drawing Techniques

$195

with Alicia Mino

Calendar Apr 20, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

For those students seeking to enhance realism in their drawings. This class offers a deep, but fun study of drawing techniques that allow students to acquire expertise in accurate compositions, intricate details and three-dimensional effects.  Lessons will include video instruction and live chat via Zoom.

 Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn how to utilize drawing materials.
  • Students will learn to analyze and manipulate visual information needed for accurate reproduction for live and two-dimensional references.
  • Students will learn how to work with intricate compositions proportion and size relationships. 
  • Students will learn a series of image transferring systems to work from a photograph or live references.
  • Students will learn how to work with graphite and charcoal and color pencil application.

Oil Painting for All Levels

$195

with Fred Kaplan

Calendar Apr 27, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

This special course is designed for students eager to get back to painting, but while keeping a safe distance.  Each weekly session contains 3 modules: the first is for beginners or those who need a refresher and covers all the basics; the second for intermediate students, and going more deeply into color, introducing a wider variety of painting methods, and providing additional technical information; the third is for more advanced students – those ready to develop a personal style and express ideas and emotions symbolically.  The course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom, the free online conferencing tool. 

Learning Objectives

 

Beginning Module

  • Introduce alla prima (direct) painting techniques.
  • How to use a selection of basic materials.
  • Familiarity with the “feel” of oil paints and how to manipulate them.Introduction of a limited palette of colors, their properties, and effect in mixtures.
  • Elements of chiaroscuro and its use in realistic painting.
  • Realistic painting of elemental geometric forms.

Intermediate Module

  • Demonstrate several methods of starting a painting including wipe-out, grisaille, and imprimatur.
  • Color theory with emphasis on complementary and analogous color schemes.Introduce a broader range of colors, including transparent pigments.
  • Physical and optical color blending methods.Optical color mixing with glazes, velaturas, and scumbles.
  • In-depth study of painting mediums and oils.

 

Advanced Module

  • Expressive and symbolic use of color.Mark-making as a descriptive and expressive tool.Color as a spatial symbol and symbol of illumination.Compositional techniques including the golden rectangle, composition grids, element relationships and unity.

Non-credit tuition:  $195

Tuition for 1.0 undergraduate credit:  $525 

Materials List to Follow

 

 

Policy Guide Summer 2020

DR 605WP Plein Air Pastel & Watercolor

$95

with Keith Leitner

Calendar May 31, 2020 at 9 am

Learn the basics of drawing with pastel and watercolor, ideal for plein air, as you work along the picturesque Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The instructor will demonstrate techniques, reference art historical examples, and encourage personal expression. Amenities will be available along the way. All levels welcome.(rain date: June 7)

Pre-College Intensives: Drawing 1, DR 710ED-1

$425

with Michelle Oosterbaan

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

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 figure/portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will become familiar with a wide range of drawing material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of perspective and proportion.
  • Students will ultimately learn to “see” for more effective drawing.

IN 609CP Charles Willson Peale and Natural History Illustration with Kate Samworth

$395

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore Philadelphia’s rich tradition of natural history illustration through fascinating museum visits and hands-on art-making with award-winning artist, illustrator, and PAFA alumna Kate Samworth. Follow the path of Charles Willson Peale, the painter, scientist, inventor, and naturalist who established the nation’s first natural history museum in 1786, in an effort to collect and catalog all living things. Visit the American Philosophical Society and the Library Company of Philadelphia and others to view prints, paintings, and ephemera related to the exploration of the natural world at the end of the Enlightenment era. Return to PAFA to create your own nature illustration of flora and fauna with a new understanding of the role of those who collected, preserved, identified and depicted living things through history.

Please download the Materials List - Samworth IN 609CP and CE Policy Guide for important course and program information.

Registration/Refund Deadline: June 26
See Policy Guide for withdrawal/refund policies.

Pre-College Intensives: Portrait Drawing & Painting, DR 714HS

$425

with Meghan Cox

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or other prior basic drawing experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will acquire basic knowledge of the proportions of the head neck and shoulders.
  • Students will acquire familiarity with a wide range of material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting and drawing.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of proportion.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.
  • Students will ultimately learn to “see” for more effective drawing and painting.




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