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Continuing Education at PAFA



Fall CE Classes beginning October thru December

Collage & Mixed Media (ONLINE) IN 610CM_ON

$275

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Current session started Oct 1, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

From newspapers to toys and old clothes, artists use almost any materials for their works. This course will guide you through the endless variety of tools, adhesives and supports available, and how to select which will work best for you. This live Zoom class includes weekly presentations on a variety of subjects related to two- and three-dimensional mixed media, along with exhibition and storage strategies.

 Learning Objectives

  • Discover materials used in mixed media.
  • Familiarize you with traditional and contemporary materials.
  • Investigate manual and power tools as well as the compatibility of materials and adhesives.
  • Delineate your ideas with the least possible interference from the materials.
  • Learn to construct simple and complex objects.
  • Know terms related to mixed media art.
  • Identify what toxic materials are used by artists, how they are exposed.
  • Learn the risk factors, effects on our bodies, and safety measures.

Register by:  September 25

Materials List : Ciambella IN 610CM_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Color and Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED_ON

$275

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Current session started Oct 6, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media.  Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes.  Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work.  Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tesselations, and making copies of masterworks.

Materials List : Samworth PT 630D_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Kate Samworth (BFA '10) explores themes of environmental change, balancing a sense of wonder and possibility with an expression of mourning. Her passion for natural history illustration, dark fairy tales, and satire converge in her illustrations.  Samworth has illustrated several books. Her first, Aviary Wonders Inc., won the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers. The exhibition includes work from published and ongoing projects, including the finely detailed scratchboard drawings for Why Fish Don’t Exist, a work of non-fiction for adults by NPR journalist Lulu Miller, to be released this April by Simon & Schuster.

Image: Kate Samworth, "Celestial Map," mixed media, 11 x 15 in.

Why Artworks Fall Apart (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 21, 2020 at 6 pm

This live Zoom presentation covers the deterioration of artworks caused by time, misuse, the environment, and poor technique. Topics include some conservation practices, technically-sound art-making techniques, and potential problems to be aware of.

Register by:  October 16

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Creative Photography: Find Your Voice (ONLINE) IN 660CP_ON

$195

with RA Friedman

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 26, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Explore who you are as a photographer and where you want to take your work in this intermediate-level project-focused course.  Learn how to best combine your abilities and available resources toward creating a new body of work with message and impact, and presenting it to the viewer.  Weekly assignments will include photo shoots, idea generation, proposal writing, and critiques. Ability with a digital or film camera and photo workflow is a prerequisite. Some technical issues will be addressed, but the core of the class is strengthening your creative outlook and practice.  This is an asynchronous Canvas course with a weekly live Zoom session every Tuesday, 7 – 9 p.m.  (See materials list for more information)

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

Register by:  October 23

Materials List : Friedman IN 660CP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image: RA Friedman, "Fairmount Clouds"

Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 26, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Explore the power and versatility of acrylic paints. If you have been uncertain about what can be done with acrylics or how they compare to oils, this course will reveal their tremendous strength. Fast-drying acrylics promote the rapid build-up of paint layers with little wait time. Opaque and transparent application techniques allow both the modeling of form through blending and daubing, and the development of richly complex color through glazing. Appropriate for students at all levels, including beginning painters, but drawing experience is recommended.  This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes videos, illustrated lessons and critiques.  A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Wednesday at 6 - 7 p.m., beginning October 28.

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

Register by:  October 16

Materials List : Kaplan PT 608E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Frederick Kaplan, "Godel, Escher, Bach at Relativistic Velocity," acrylic, oil, ink on canvas 32” x 72," courtesy Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia. 

Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON (Section 2)

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 26, 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.  A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Wednesday, 5 - 6 p.m., beginning October 28.

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

Register by:  October 16

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 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.

Materials List : Kaplan PT 601E_ON 2

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Picturing Benjamin Franklin (ONLINE) IN 651EB_ON

$195

with Dr. Paul Sivitz

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 26, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Benjamin Franklin’s iconic status has been, since his own lifetime, bolstered by images and shapes our perceptions of this historical figure. The numerous portraits, busts, and drawings from the eighteenth century are only a part of the vast collection of visual Frankliniana. Examine the man and his likenesses within an historical context, including the question as to why the image of the older, corpulent Franklin is the most popular representation, when in fact Franklin was, until quite late in life, very fit. Readings include selections Franklin’s Autobiography, as well as his letters and papers.  Online instruction will provide weekly recorded lectures plus live Zoom sessions with the instructor on Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. 

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an historical understanding of Benjamin Franklin, while at the same time, evaluate the use of his image in different contexts.
  • Learn to evaluate primary sources and use them to more thoroughly understand historical actors and events and write short papers using those sources.

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

Register by:  October 16

Materials List: Sititz IN 651EB_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:

Benjamin Franklin, David Martin (1736-1798), 1767,Oil on canvas, 49 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (125.8 x 100.4 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Accession #1943.16.1, Gift of Maria McKean Allen and Phebe Warren Downes through the bequest of their mother, Elizabeth Wharton McKean, Joseph Harrison, Jr. Collection

Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON

$225

with Linda Gist

Calendar Next session starts Oct 27, 2020 , runs for 6 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 Tuesday, 10 am – 12 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

Register by:  October 16

Materials List : Gist DR 615EP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE PolicyGuide_Fall 2020

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