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Continuing Education at PAFA

Mixed Media

Assemblage Sculpture from Home (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON


with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Assemblage is a creative method of sculpture, transforming everyday found-objects into three-dimensional sculpture, as seen in the work of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Start with a box, and include photographs, book pages, wrapping paper, natural items, nuts and bolts, electronic bits, dry food – just about anything! This process allows for the creation of dramatic, humorous, emotional and satirical works of art. Be guided through a different topic each week by CE faculty and sculptor Colleen O’Donnell. Live Zoom sessions will be held every Tuesday, 6 – 8 p.m.

Learning Objectives

  • Relax, have fun, and let the sculpture happen intuitively.
  • Make something that has value to you personally.
  • Create a statement about what you are experiencing right now.

Materials List O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020

Register by:  May 29


"A Little Walk," Don Baum (1922-2008), 1964, Found objects, 23 1/4 x 36 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (59.055 x 93.345 x 9.8425 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Accession # 1986.49.2, Gift of James Arthur Varchmin

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Plein Air Painting in Cape May - LIVE from Home! (ONLINE) PT 605CM_ON


with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Jun 4, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Working from photographs of Cape May, New Jersey, supplied by instructor Joseph Sweeney, learn how to paint from photo references in preparation for working outdoors. Consider this "Plein Air Training" before hitting the beaches! 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.  This live Zoom course will take place every Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Materials List Sweeney PT 605CM_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020

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Collage & Mixed Media Tips (ONLINE)


with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Jun 20, 2020 at 1 pm

From newspapers to designer garments, artists use almost any materials for their artworks.  This live Zoom demonstration will help you navigate the limitless variety of tools, adhesives and supports available, and how to select which will work best for you.

Zoom Instructions to Follow

Policy Guide Summer 2020

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