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Continuing Education at PAFA



Fall 2020

Plein Air Painting in Bermuda - From Home! (ONLINE) PT 605BM_ON

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE!

Working from photographs of sunny Bermuda 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.

Materials List : Sweeney PT 605BM_ON

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CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Winslow Homer (1836-1910), North Road, Bermuda, 1900, Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper, 13 15/16 x 21 in. (35.40125 x 53.34 cm.), collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1978.19, Partial Gift and Bequest of Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen

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Portrait & Figurative Painting (ONLINE) PT 600E_ON

$450

with Fred Danziger

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Join renowned realist painter and PAFA alum Fred Danziger from his studio via Zoom for this live portrait and figurative painting course!  Whether working from good photo sources or a live model, the essential elements of figurative realism remain the same:   composition, color, and accurate representations of light, form, and space.  Demonstrations will address effective set up of workspace, palette, and lighting; choosing a good photo source; and both grisaille underpainting and alla prima painting techniques.  Students will work independently from a willing family member model or photo references, with individual critiques from the instructor.  Aspects of the portrait will be emphasized – such as hair, hands, and obtaining a good likeness – but a variety of figure-based themes, additional subjects, and conceptual interests may be pursued.  Additional resources will be available through the Canvas, including art historical examples, technical advice addressing the use of black and white grounds, using a grid with transparent overlays for working with photo references, and more. 

Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

Course Schedule

Project 1:  Indirect Painting

  • Photographs provided by the instructor.
  • Creating linear underdrawing.
  • Applying a base layer of paint with monochrome washes.
  • Applying finish color using glazes, opaque, and semi-opaque (velatura) layers.

 Project 2: Tonal Painting

  • Students choose their own subject
  • Developing a painting using a wipe-out technique from an imprimatura base

 Project 3: Direct Painting

  • Students choose their own subject
  • Application of direct color over minimal underdrawing to achieve an immediate, expressive painting (alla prima).

Materials List : Danziger PT 600E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Fred Danziger, L, 2013, oil on panel, 20 x 18 in.

Full Course

Drawing the Figure (ONLINE) DR 605EF_ON

$450

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

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Practice a variety of fundamental figure drawing approaches while working from photographic references. 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. Proportions and methods of measuring will be emphasized.  Students will gain confidence in their representation of the human form and handling of materials as they draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions.

Materials List : Osti DR 605EF_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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Line Drawing: The Landscape (ONLINE) DR 605EL_ON

$225

with Michelle Oosterbaan

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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Line is the fundamental element in drawing, capable of a wide range of aesthetic possibilities, from describing shape to creating space and atmospheric effects.  Capture the landscape though descriptive and expressive drawn line in this live Zoom class.  Make quick studies from your own photographs and window views, and develop them into finished pieces through impressionistic, calligraphic, cross-hatch, and linear mark-making.  Learn to achieve a variety of effects by using different papers and drawing implements, including pencil, pen, ink and brush, and color pencil.  Find inspiration in references to contemporary and historical artists such as Mondrian, Van Gogh, and Andrew Wyeth.  

Materials List : Oosterbaan DR 605EL_ON 

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image: 

Vincent Van Gogh, The Harvest (for Emile Bernard), 1888, reed pen and brown Indian ink over graphite pencil on wove paper, 9.48 x 12.51 in., collection: Kupferstichkabinett Berlin (detail)

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Watercolor Landscape (ONLINE) PT 604WL_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Sep 18, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

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Learn to paint watercolor landscapes from photographic references – a virtual getaway for plein air painters during this time of isolation and limited travel. Subjects will include a variety of types of terrain, and instruction will address the rendering of trees, grass, sky, and water.  Students will practice fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more as they paint in real-time with the instructor.

Materials List : Osti PT 604WL_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Policy Guide Fall 2020

Image: 

William Trost Richards (1833-1905), The Daisy Field, Conanicut Island, 1884, Watercolor and Chinese white on paper, 3 1/4 x 4 15/16 in. irr. (8.255 x 12.54125 cm.), collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession #2008.5.90, Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M. V. Hamilton

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Hand-Printed Monotype 1 (ONLINE) PR 604EH_ON

$225

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Sep 19, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

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Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, from his home studio for this live Zoom monotype class.  Monotypes are unique painterly prints created by painting and drawing with ink on a slick surface and transferring the image onto paper by way of a press or hand printing.  This course will focus on hand-printed methods, introducing students to a variety of additive and subtractive techniques, exploring working in both color and black and white. Mixed media approaches, an array of paper choices, and green cleanup methods will also be presented. 

Materials List : Rosati PR 604EH_ON -1

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Tony Rosati, Hillside with Trees and Fissure, oil paint monotype on gray wove paper, 17 3/4 x 24 7/8 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1986.35, John S. Phillips Fund purchase

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Art, Science, and Medicine, 1600-1800 (ONLINE) IN 650ES_ON
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Art, Science, and Medicine, 1600-1800 (ONLINE) IN 650ES_ON

$195

with Dr. Paul Sivitz

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Until about 1800, “science” included not only the fields we expect, such as biology, chemistry, and what is now called physics, but also medicine (and even technology). While it may be hard for us in the twenty-first century to think in this way, for people living in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, it was normal. Illustrations, paintings, and even simple line drawings had the power to communicate science to a large audience. Literacy rates varied wildly during the period, but images, except for technical drawings, brought science to the masses.

This art history course examines the intersection of art and science during the early modern period. Topics include print culture, the production of “archetypal” images (especially botanical pieces), the circulation of knowledge both within the scientific community and to a wider audience, and ideas of the Enlightenment.

Online instruction will provide weekly recorded lectures plus live Zoom sessions with the instructor every Tuesdays 7:30- 9:00.

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

Materials List : Sivitz IN650ES_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Dr. Paul Sivitz received his MA in History from Temple University and his PhD in History from Montana State University. He has returned to his native Philadelphia after teaching for seven years in the Department of History at Idaho State University. He specializes in early America, the Atlantic World, Race and Slavery, the social history of disease and medicine, and the circulation of knowledge in the eighteenth century. His art historical interests span the early modern period, particularly the themes of science, medicine, and political commentary.

Image:

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholaes Tulp, 1632, Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669), oil on canvas, 85.2 x 66.7in. Collection of the Mauritshius, The Hague

Assemblage Sculpture from Home (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$350

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 , runs for 10 weeks

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Assemblage is a creative method of sculpture, transforming everyday found-objects into three-dimensional sculpture, as seen in the work of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Start with a box, and include photographs, book pages, wrapping paper, natural items, nuts and bolts, electronic bits, dry food – just about anything! This process allows for the creation of dramatic, humorous, emotional and satirical works of art. Be guided through a different topic each week by CE faculty and sculptor Colleen O’Donnell.

Live Zoom sessions will be held every Wednesday, 6 – 8 p.m., beginning Septembmer 23.

Learning Objectives

  • Relax, have fun, and let the sculpture happen intuitively.
  • Make something that has value to you personally.
  • Create a statement about what you are experiencing right now.

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

Materials List : O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Fall 2020

Image:

Student sculpture from Summer 2020

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