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Continuing Education at PAFA



Painting

The Figure in Watercolor (ONLINE) PT 601WF_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Convey the subtle color, fluid line, and realistic volume of the human form through watercolor.  Working from photo references alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions, paint nude and clothed figure subjects, with guidance on achieving anatomical and proportional accuracy, mixing skin tone, using value to suggest light and volume, rendering clothing, and more.  Instruction will feature demonstrations of fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more.

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Materials List: Osti PT 601WF_ON

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Image:

Adolphe Borie (1877-1934) Female Nude Seated Cross-Legged, n.d., Watercolor and charcoal on cream laid paper, 12 1/2 x 18 13/16 in. irr., Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accesssion #1989.12.31, Gift of Peter Borie

The Basics of Color (ONLINE) IN 604E_ON

$350

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Mixing too much paint, for too long, with poor results? Learn to use color effectively! Explore color mixing, value, temperature and pigment characteristics through exercises and painting from direct observation of still life objects. Instruction covers the basics of palette setting, introductory painting methods, materials, and terminology. Apply this visual vocabulary of color to all painting media. Live Zoom demonstration/lecture, and assignments with regular instructor feedback will promote understanding as you hone your skills. All levels welcome.

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Materials List: Rupinski IN 604E_ON 

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Image:

Jill A. Rupinski, Shadow Tree

Painting Over the Line 1 (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class.  Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs.  Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended.  Kassem will begin each class with a slide presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to appy these concepts to your own work. 

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Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON Session 1

Zoom Technical Requirements

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The PAFA Atelier (ONLINE) DR 607PA_ON

$450

with Peter Van Dyck

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Designed for dedicated students seeking to advance their representational drawing and painting, the PAFA Atelier is now online!  Each week, Peter Van Dyck, noted painter and founder of the PAFA Atelier, will present a live Zoom lecture/demonstration, and provide individual critiques during class and through the week. This combination instructed-class and open-studio allows students to advance their work on their own personal projects, including figure/portrait subjects, still lifes, landscapes, and interior spaces. Note:  This an intermediate-level format for students with prior drawing/painting experience.

 Peter Van Dyck, an Assistant Professor in the PAFA BFA program, is dedicated to perceptual painting and the academic tradition.  He studied painting and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, where he also taught.  In 2012 he was named one of “25 Important Artists of Tomorrow” by American Artist Magazine. In 2013 his work was included in the book Painted Landscapes, Contemporary Views by Lauren P. della Monica. His work has also been reproduced in periodicals including American Artist Magazine, American Arts Quarterly, Art News, American Art Collector, International Artist Magazine, and Art and Antiques.  He has had solo shows at John Pence Gallery, San Francisco; Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York; and The Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, Maine.

Note: This course may be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

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Materials List : Van Dyck DR 607PA_ON

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Full Course

Watercolor: Depicting the Natural World (ONLINE) PT 604EN_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

The natural world is an infinite and fantastic source of inspiration for the artist, and the versatility and luminosity of watercolor make it the perfect technique for recording nature in a fresh and fun way.  In this course, learn fundamental drawing techniques and essential watercolor techniques to create both quick field sketches and detailed, finished artworks. Subject matter will include flowers, plants, and animals. Reference images will be gathered through observational sketches and photography.  An ideal course for those interested in both the fine arts and the Illustration field.

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Materials List: Osti PT 604EN_ON 

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Image: Roberto Osti, illustration for the the article, Evolution: A Lizards Tale, in Scientific American magazine, March 2001.

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

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

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

Portrait & Figurative Painting (ONLINE) PT 600E_ON

$450

with Fred Danziger

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Join renowned realist painter and PAFA alum Fred Danziger from his studio via Zoom for this live portrait and figurative painting course!  Whether working from good photo sources or a live model, the essential elements of figurative realism remain the same:   composition, color, and accurate representations of light, form, and space.  Demonstrations will address effective set up of workspace, palette, and lighting; choosing a good photo source; and both grisaille underpainting and alla prima painting techniques.  Students will work independently from a willing family member model or photo references, with individual critiques from the instructor.  Aspects of the portrait will be emphasized – such as hair, hands, and obtaining a good likeness – but a variety of figure-based themes, additional subjects, and conceptual interests may be pursued.  Additional resources will be available through the Canvas, including art historical examples, technical advice addressing the use of black and white grounds, using a grid with transparent overlays for working with photo references, and more. 

Course Schedule

Project 1:  Indirect Painting

  • Photographs provided by the instructor.
  • Creating linear underdrawing.
  • Applying a base layer of paint with monochrome washes.
  • Applying finish color using glazes, opaque, and semi-opaque (velatura) layers.

 Project 2: Tonal Painting

  • Students choose their own subject
  • Developing a painting using a wipe-out technique from an imprimatura base

 Project 3: Direct Painting

  • Students choose their own subject
  • Application of direct color over minimal underdrawing to achieve an immediate, expressive painting (alla prima).

Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

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Materials List : Danziger PT 600E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Image:

Fred Danziger, L, 2013, oil on panel, 20 x 18 in.

Full Course

Painting: Impressionism to Modernism (ONLINE)

$275

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Current session started Jan 22, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Be inspired to experiment with the ideas and techniques of the Modern Masters in this art appreciation/hands-on studio course. Zoom lectures and discussions will examine the historical context, techniques, aesthetics, and emotional content of several art movements in Europe and America from the 1880s to the 1950s, including Impressionism, Cubism, Dada and Surrealism, the Ballet Russe, art of the Harlem Renaissance and the WPA, and Modernism. Out-of-class assignments will build off the lectures, allowing students to experiment in the style of the movements in the drawing, painting, or collage media of their choice.

Zoom meetings will focus on art historical discussion and critiques of students’ assignments, but will not offer how-to drawing/painting instruction. Prior drawing/painting experience is recommended, but experimentation is welcome.

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Materials List: Samworth Art Appreciation in Practice Impressionism to Modernism

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