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Mixed Media

Plein Air Painting in Key West (ONLINE) PT 605KW_ON

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Working from photographs of sunny Key West supplied by instructor Joseph Sweeney, learn how to paint from photo references in preparation for working outdoors. Topics include the basics on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette.  Drawing, composition, and color will be emphasized.  Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome.

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Materials List : Sweeney PT 605KW_ON

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Image:

Winslow Homer (1836-1910), North Road, Bermuda, 1900, Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper, 13 15/16 x 21 in. (35.40125 x 53.34 cm.), collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1978.19, Partial Gift and Bequest of Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$350

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

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

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Materials List: O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

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Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) Section 1

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next session starts Jan 23, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

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.

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Materials List : Nocella Collage 1

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Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

Full Course

Stamp & Color Reduction Relief Printing (ONLINE) PR 600ES_ON

$225

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 23, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Stamp prints are an easy way to introduce relief-printing methods at home. Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Print Department, and learn how to make stamp prints using carved erasers and hand-printing processes. Incorporate mixed media and pochoir (stencil) color methods, and combine your stamp-printed imagery in simple book structures and larger format color reduction prints.

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Materials List: Rosati 600ES_ON

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Pre-College: Animation: Creating Movie Magic: AN 600PC

$400

with Lindsay Kovnat

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 23, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Explore the principles of animation through stop motion, pixelation (animating people), and drawings. These principles will be incorporated into a flipbook and then a final collaborative animation. Each student will create an animation in their own home that will be woven together with their peers to create an extended magical movie universe.

Through brainstorming, students will create unique story ideas, storyboard their vision, then animate their movies using a variety of materials. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes video demonstrations and viewing of animations to get inspired. On Saturday, group discussions and critiques will be conducted via Zoom.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Students will use the principles of animation to bring their art to life 
  • Students will practice the principles of design by creating a flipbook
  • Students will incorporate their own ideas into a storyboard
  • Students will transfer the storyboard into an animation by using a variety of materials and found objects 
  • Students will learn how to create a set or area to film in and illuminate it for filming.

Required materials list here.

Lindsay Kovnat is multimedia artist and animator with a BFA from University of the Arts. She has curated art shows, run an art studio space, is a certified art teacher and currently a UX designer for an education publishing company designing digital applications.  

Students may apply for full and partial scholarships here BEFORE registering: https://pafacademy.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/58850

Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. The only difference in experience is that "for-credit" students will receive a grade for their work.

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to precollege@pafa.org to register as an international student.

Mixed Media Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) PT 630EM_ON

$350

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 26, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Working in mixed media allows artists to develop unique and personal combinations of drawing and painting materials. Learn how to combine materials in an archivally sound manner while being guided through exercises in layering colors, lines, and textures. Work in dry and water-based media on a variety of assorted papers, mylars, and boards to discover the effects and possibilities of each support. In-class exercises will be based on observational drawing, imagination, and exercises in pattern design.

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Materials List: Samworth PT 630EM_ON

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Beginnning Bookbinding (ONLINE) IN 615BB_ON

$195

with Rosae Reeder

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

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.

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Reeder 615BB_ON (1)

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Fantastic Folded Book Structures (ONLINE) IN 615EF_ON

$50

with Rosae Reeder

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 6, 2021 at 10 am

One-sheet folded books not only are beautiful and tactile works of art created through their complex structures and fine papers, but they also offer an immersive creative endeavor, intricate and adaptable to your personal skills and aesthetic. Learn how to fold a multitude of single-page book structures to make your own unique creations for personal use or gifts. Fun and fantastic folds for other applications will be presented as well, including single-page flutter folds, the Turkish Map Fold, the paper wallet, and the Chinese thread case.

Register by: January 22

Materials List: Reeder IN 615EF_ON (1)

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

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