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Continuing Education at PAFA

Human Figure

Figure Drawing (ONLINE) DR 605E_ON


with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 28, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to draw the human figure with Roberto Osti, noted artist, educator and author of the just released Dynamic Human Anatomy: An Artist's Guide to Structure, Gesture, and the Figure in Motion!  Practice a variety of fundamental figure drawing approaches while working from photographic references.  Proportion, anatomy and methods of measuring will be emphasized.  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. Gain confidence in your representation of the human form and handling of materials as you draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions.

Register by:  October 22

Materials List: Osti DR 605E_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:  Roberto Osti, Rebecca Forshortened, colored chalk on toned paper

Figure Drawing in Charcoal DR 605EC


with Patricia Traub

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 4, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Explore the rich tonal and expressive possibilities of charcoal with master draftsperson Patricia Traub in PAFA’s historic studios. Work from the life model in a four-week extended pose to learn the properties of vine, compressed, stick, pencil, hard, and soft charcoal to achieve both a delicate range of values and dramatic contrast of light and shadow. Instruction will address papers, the employment of different types of charcoal at various stages of drawing, blending/stumping techniques using tortillons, and the addition of sanguine for reflected lights. Basic figure drawing experience is recommended.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by:  October 22

Materials List: Traub DR 605EC

Image: Patricia Traub, Caring for Young Mammals (detail), crayon and charcoal on wove paper

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