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Continuing Education at PAFA



Mixed Media

Aqueous Painting with Dry Media (ONLINE) PT 630AM_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Apr 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enrich your drawings/paintings on paper by combining wet and dry media! Learn to create opaque and translucent effects using pastel, graphite, chalk and more. Both traditional and contemporary methods will be explained through example and demonstration. Students will work from a variety of subject matter and will be encouraged to experiment, explore, and develop their personal vision. The course will be presented through live Zoom lecture and demonstration, and group critique using the Canvas online learning platform.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn historical and contemporary methods of combining wet and dry media.
  • Develop skill in the use of relevant tools and techniques.
  • Develop your personal artistic vision.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List : Rupinski PT 630AM_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: 

Jill A Rupinski, On the Edge, pastel on paper, 25 x 38 in.

Make an Artist Book in a Day! (ONLINE) IN 615ED_ON

$95

with Rosae Reeder

Calendar Next available session starts May 22, 2021 at 10 am

Combine story and sculpture in the inventive form of the artist book. Come with text (a story or personal narrative) and images (photos or drawings) or an idea for imagery. Assemble your book by learning basic book structures and using techniques to add your text and imagery, such as packing tape transfers, photocopy transfer, inkjet prints, matte medium transfers, and watercolor transfers. Apply these techniques, or add your own, to complete your own fully-realized artist book by the end of this workshop!

Register by: May 12

Materials List: Reeder IN 615ED_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Color & Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED

$225

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 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 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, tessellations, and making copies of masterworks.   

Regsiter by:  May 14

Materials List: Samworth PT 630ED

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements (1)

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$225

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Next available session starts May 26, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 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).

From the reclusive Joseph Cornell’s fantastical sculptures to Betye Saar’s complex revisioning of racist tropes, assemblage as a means of artistic expression could not be better suited for this time of social-distancing and tension. Assemblage intrinsically engages the unconscious while drawing on elements of design, whimsy, and chance to reflect a point of view and a moment in time. In this class, learn to transform everyday items, found objects, elements of nature, or memorabilia into three-dimensional sculpture and collage. Be guided through a different topic each week, delving into your own responses and ideas to create dramatic, humorous, emotional, and satirical works of art.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make something that has value and is relevant to our experiences in this challenging time.
  • Supportive feedback of your work in a group of fellow artists.
  • Experience the process of art making in 3 dimensions, working intuitively or with pre-planned drawings
  • Be introduced to the historical and contemporary innovators of Assemblage Art

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

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Assemblage by CE student Diane Bjornstad

Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times 1 (ONLINE) IN 750EH_ON

$225

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 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).

Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences.  Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also to benefit those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD.  Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life.  Under the guidance of Dona Duncan, artist and registered Art Therapist, practice light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects in a non-judgmental atmosphere.  Projects will be assigned in each class and discussed the following week.  No artistic experience necessary.

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Duncan IN 750EH_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Beginnning Bookbinding (ONLINE) IN 615BB_ON

$225

with Rosae Reeder

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 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).

Bookbinding only requires simple tools, is easily portable, and does not require a shop or studio, making it ideal for any artist working from home. Designed for beginners, this live Zoom course will introduce students to basic book structures including pamphlet, accordion/concertina, expandable album, single, double, and triple section sewn books and quick-case binding.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Reeder 615BB_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Natural History Illustration (ONLINE) DR

$225

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 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).

Discover the fascinating world of natural history illustration through its greatest contributors from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century. Investigate the unusual lives of those who traveled the globe in search of new specimens and how they contributed to our understanding of nature. Each week’s instruction will focus on a different field of study:  botany, entomology, mammalogy, ornithology, marine biology, and cartography. Students then will be guided through the process of illustrating specimens from each field using Micron pens, colored pencils, acrylic inks, or other wet or dry media of choice. 

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Samworth DR Natural History Illustration

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Instructor Kate Samworth in her studio

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) Section 1

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts May 29, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 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).

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List : Nocella Collage & Assemblage Section 1

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media





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