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Comprehending Color for Oil Painters (In-Person)
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Comprehending Color for Oil Painters (In-Person)

$295

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Current session started Nov 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Mondays, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Without question, every oil painter benefits from color mixing instruction: Understanding how to accurately see, mix, and adjust color not only allows you to achieve the results you want in your work but also enables you to avoid the pitfalls of wasting paint though inaccurate and poorly understood pigment mixing. Explore key methods and principles for effective color mixing, using a limited palette to create prismatic hues and earth tone colors. Instruction will address the role of light in our visual perception of color, as well as subtractive and additive color systems. Work from varied still life arrangements to put your color comprehension into practice, and advance your painting skills for all subject matter. 

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for medical or religious exemptions must be approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See CE Policy Guide for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Image:Humbert L. Howard, Untitled [Vase with flowers], n.d., oil on canvas, 17 x 20 in. (43.18 x 50.8 cm.) Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Accession # 2019.3.26. Gift of Dr. Constance E. Clayton in loving memory of her mother Mrs. Williabell Clayton.

Register by: November 4

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Fall 2022 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form - SUBMISSION REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION 

This class is closed for online registration. To inquire about late enrollment availability, please call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu. To facilitate late enrollment (if available), please submit your Proof of Vaccination/Booster in advance via the form above.

Drawing in the PAFA Museum (In-Person)

$305

with Phyllis Laver

Calendar Current session started Nov 8, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tuesdays, 1 – 4 pm 

Experience the PAFA Museum in a stimulating and interactive way. This course will offer an opportunity for in-depth study of the work in PAFA's collections through extended drawing sessions both in the breathtaking Frank Furness and George W. Hewitt-designed Historic Landmark Building and in the Samuel L.V. Hamilton Building, featuring the Making American Artists exhibition. Students will make selections from work spanning centuries based on personal interest and proceed to drawing from the pieces. The galleries will be closed to the public during scheduled course times, allowing for immersion and quiet focused work. Draw from both two- and three-dimensional pieces in PAFA’s collection, including iconic and rarely-seen works. The Historic Landmark Building is an architectural treasure, and students may choose to draw interior views as an additional pursuit. Being offered for the first time, Drawing in the PAFA Museum will bring a new level of interaction and understanding of important work as you discover or hone your drawing skills. 

Interested in continuing to visit and support the PAFA Museum year-round? A Friend Membership allows a wealth of benefits for the whole family, including 10% off CE classes! View support options during checkout!  

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for medical or religious exemptions must be approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See CE Policy Guide for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Image: David Johnson, The Hudson River from Fort Montgomery, 1870, Oil on canvas, 38 1/2 x 60 in. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Museum Purchase, 2016.12 

Register by: November 4

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Fall 2022 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form - SUBMISSION REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION 

Full Course

The Art of Color: Color Mixing for Oils and Acrylics Workshop (In-Person)

$215

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 3, 2022 at 9 am

Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm

The study of color is essential for all painters, and this condensed workshop offers the perfect format to answer all your color-related questions.  In-depth and practical instruction will examine the role of color in painting, including the selection and arrangement of palettes, the effects of paint layering, and an overview of color theory. Informative demonstrations covering color mixing strategies, interactions, and perceptual influences will guide students to execute small paintings in either oils or acrylics from varied subject matter. This workshop is appropriate for painters of all levels but will offer the greatest benefit to artists with prior painting experience.

Image: S. Hilbert Sabin, Still Life: Lemon on Silver Plate, n.d. Oil on canvas, 12 x 22 1/16 in. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Gift of James P. and Ruth Marshall Magill, 1957.15.30 

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for medical or religious exemptions must be approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See CE Policy Guide for complete COVID safety requirements and policies.

Register by: November 28

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Fall 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form - SUBMISSION REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATON





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