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Continuing Education at PAFA



Landscape Courses: Outdoor & In-Person

The Landscape Sketch (OUTDOOR) DR 605LS

$225

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Current session started Apr 14, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas and quickly capture initial impressions – perfect for plein air painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Select locations along the Schuylkill River will include beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery and Bartram’s Garden. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List: Chavez DR 605LS (3)

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Image:

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) Landscape Study: Cultivated Field and Tree, ca. 1874, oil on heavy paper, 4 11/16 x 4 11/16 in. (11.90625 x 11.90625 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1985.68.38.19, Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection, purchased with the partial support of the Pew Memorial Trust and the Henry S. McNeil Fund

Plein Air Pastel and Watercolor (OUTDOOR) DR 605WP

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Current session started Apr 18, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 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:  April 16

Materials List: Leitner DR 605WP Spring

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Image:

William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Near Beverly, Massachusetts, 1877, watercolor on paper, 3 5/8 x 4 15/16 in., Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2008.5.20, Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M. V. Hamilton

Plein Air Painting In Cape May (OUTDOOR) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021

Join Joe Sweeney for an outdoor, in-person, plein air painting retreat in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Experience small town hospitality while painting Cape May Point, the Cove with sweeping vistas, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Instruction includes tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette. Morning and evening painting times will leave the afternoons free to relax on the beach – the perfect artist’s getaway! Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  May 7

Schedule:  4 days, Thursday through Sunday, May 20 - 23, times variable

For more information and recommended accommodations, email joesweeney5@gmail.com

Materials ListSweeney PT 605CM

CE Policy Guide

Plein Air Painting at Andalusa PT 605AA

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 3, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Learn the essentials of landscape painting this fall 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!  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

Zoom Technical Requirements

Plein Air in the Park (OUTDOOR) DR 605WP

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 6, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

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





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