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Landscape Courses: Outdoor & In-Person

Alla Prima Landscape Painting (ONLINE) PT 605AP_ON
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Alla Prima Landscape Painting (ONLINE) PT 605AP_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started May 23, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting.

Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your in confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by weekly Zoom discussions and critiques. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

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

Register still available

Materials List: Gury PT 605AP_ON Summer

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Al Gury, Mountain Woods, oil on panel, 8 x 10 in.

Plein Air Painting at Andalusia (OUTDOOR) PT 605AA

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Current session started Jun 3, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the essentials of landscape painting this summer with master plein air painter, Joseph Sweeney, on the grounds of Andalusia, Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum.  Located on a wooded promontory overlooking the Delaware River, Andalusia has been a stately presence on this stretch of water, just north of Philadelphia, for more than two hundred years. The ancestral home of the Biddle family, Andalusia is also a natural paradise of native woodlands and spectacular gardens that have evolved over time.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity, made by special arrangement!  Health-safety measures, including masking and physical-distancing, will be practiced.  Learn more about Andalusia.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of working outdoors
  • Learn how to set up, use and care for a field easel
  • Learn how to transport wet paintings to and from home without damaging your car
  • Learn about the working properties of different surfaces to paint on including linen, canvas, paper, wood, prepared panel, masonite all have different working properties
  • Learn how to select paint colors and related materials for successful outdoor painting
  • Drawing and proportion in composition of a landscape will be explained and demonstrated
  • Students will become expert in finding locations suitable for painting. Finding flat surface to stand on is a simple but important part of learning to paint outdoors
  • Learn how to orient themselves to the sun and how to find shelter form wind and rain
  • Students will learn to assess the time of day and how much time is left before the sun continues its course across the sky; Students will learn to make quick field sketches and how to bring them to full completion, and develop a sense of place
  • Students will learn to mix color to portray the season, atmosphere and temperature
  • Students will learn to properly present, photograph and frame a plein air work.

Register by:  May 28

Materials List: Sweeney PT 605AA

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Plein Air in the Park (OUTDOOR) DR 605WP

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Current session started Jun 6, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Capture the colors of spring en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.  Learning Objectives:  Learn to observe and depict landscape and cityscape en plein air with attendant materials and set up; Learn color mixing and application of each medium; Study of pigment history and development; Learn about watercolor/pastel history via short discussions of painters and their motifs.  

Register by:  May 19 

Materials List: Leitner DR 605WP

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912) Landscape with Trees, n.d., Watercolor on paper, 6 5/8 x 10 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1971.8.58, Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Anshutz

Alla Prima Landscape Painting (ONLINE) PT 605AP_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 5, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting.

Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your in confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by weekly Zoom discussions and critiques. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

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

Register still available

Materials List: Gury PT 605AP_ON 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Al Gury, Mountain Woods, oil on panel, 8 x 10 in.

Bucks County Landscape PT 605EB

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 8, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Paint outdoors this summer! Learn the essentials of landscape painting in the New Hope/Lambertville countryside, the area made famous by Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and other masters of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Topics include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Beautiful Washington Crossing Historic Park Pennsylvania will be our home base and main location. Painting outdoors can be a daunting experience for the newcomer. When learning the intricacies of this art it pays to learn from someone who has 20 years' experience in the field. In this class Joseph Sweeney will be your guide. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of working outdoors
  • Learn how to set up, use and care for a field easel
  • Learn how to transport wet paintings to and from home without damaging your car
  • Learn about the working properties of different surfaces to paint on including linen, canvas, paper, wood, prepared panel, masonite all have different working properties
  • Learn how to select paint colors and related materials for successful outdoor painting
  • Drawing and proportion in composition of a landscape will be explained and demonstrated
  • Students will become expert in finding locations suitable for painting. Finding flat surface to stand on is a simple but important part of learning to paint outdoors
  • Learn how to orient themselves to the sun and how to find shelter form wind and rain
  • Students will learn to assess the time of day and how much time is left before the sun continues its course across the sky; Students will learn to make quick field sketches and how to bring them to full completion, and develop a sense of place
  • Students will learn to mix color to portray the season, atmosphere and temperature
  • Students will learn to properly present, photograph and frame a plein air work.

Register by:  July 2

Materials List: Sweeney PT 605EB

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Plein Air in the Park (OUTDOOR) DR 605WP

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Capture the colors of summer en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.  Learning Objectives:  Learn to observe and depict landscape and cityscape en plein air with attendant materials and set up; Learn color mixing and application of each medium; Study of pigment history and development; Learn about watercolor/pastel history via short discussions of painters and their motifs.  

Register by:  July 7

Materials List: Leitner DR 605WP 2

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912) Landscape with Trees, n.d., Watercolor on paper, 6 5/8 x 10 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1971.8.58, Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Anshutz





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