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Plein Air Painting in Bermuda - From Home! (ONLINE) PT 605BM_ON

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

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Working from photographs of sunny Bermuda 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.

Materials List : Sweeney PT 605BM_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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

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Portrait & Figurative Painting (ONLINE) PT 600E_ON

$450

with Fred Danziger

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 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. 

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

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).

Materials List : Danziger PT 600E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

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

Full Course

Watercolor Landscape (ONLINE) PT 604WL_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Sep 18, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

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Learn to paint watercolor landscapes from photographic references – a virtual getaway for plein air painters during this time of isolation and limited travel. Subjects will include a variety of types of terrain, and instruction will address the rendering of trees, grass, sky, and water.  Students will practice fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more as they paint in real-time with the instructor.

Materials List : Osti PT 604WL_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Policy Guide Fall 2020

Image: 

William Trost Richards (1833-1905), The Daisy Field, Conanicut Island, 1884, Watercolor and Chinese white on paper, 3 1/4 x 4 15/16 in. irr. (8.255 x 12.54125 cm.), collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession #2008.5.90, Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M. V. Hamilton

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Classical Design for the Contemporary Artist (ONLINE) DR 700ED_ON

$350

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 , runs for 10 weeks

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Design is the application of the formal elements of aesthetics to an artwork to enhance its strengths.  The first seven classes of this ten-week course will explain the formal elements of design:  composition, space, value, light, color, line, and texture/pattern.  Course content will include art historical discussions using artists past and present to exemplify design, short video demonstrations of the applications of each principle, and time to experiment and apply what you learned to your own work. In the final three classes, students will apply these elements to their work, with formal critiques at the end of each class. This class will be team taught by Shushana Rucker and Charles Muldowney, allowing students to benefit from varied input during critiques and different points of view during lectures and discussions.  

A weekly, live Zoom meeting will be held every Wednesday, 10 - 11:00 a.m.  

Course Schedule

Composition – This class will discuss the arrangement of forms, rhythms, colors, values, and lines in a work to create an interesting image. Principles like the Golden Ratio and other concepts will be made simple. Students will be able to identify these elements in the work of classical and contemporary artists. The works of Hopper, Bartlett, Vermeer, Millet, Poussin, and others will be discussed.

Space – This class will investigate the creating of a sense of depth in a work using size, position of forms, value, saturation, edge and perspective. Atmospheric perspective, linear perspective, intuitive perspective will be discussed and demonstrated. The class will look at the work of Alberti, Masaccio, Durer, Leonardo DaVinci, Giacometti and others.

Value – This class will examine the creating of a range of dark and light in a work. High key and low key value will be discussed and demonstrated. The class will look at work of Prud’hon, Klee, Lorrain, Rigaud, Hassam, Degas, Monet, Manet and others.

Light – This class will study manipulating the value and texture to create a sense of illumination and drama. The class will look at the work of Innes, Seurat, Rembrandt, Rubens, Hopper, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Goya and Whistler.

Color – This class will examine principles of color to create mood, space and harmony. Artists studied: Van Gogh, Matisse, Piper, Diebenkorn, Rothko and others.

Line – this class will explore the use of line in creating planes, volume, mass, gesture and space.  The class will look at the work of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Kline and others.

Texture and pattern – this class will look at creating a rich visually interesting surface that provides contrast, variety, and decoration. Artists studied: Escher, Close, Mondrian, Pollock, Klimt, Essaydi and Fish.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will recognize and apply the seven basic elements of classical design.
  • Students will become familiar with several important art historical figures, and their influence on design.
  • Students will experiment with a variety of techniques and materials to gain an understanding of how mark making influences design.
  • Students will develop and discuss concepts and image development in the form of structured critique.
  • Students will gain confidence in their ability to create interesting design within their own artwork.

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

Materials List: Rucker & Muldowney DR 700ED_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE PolicyGuide_Fall 2020

Image:  Shushana Rucker, "The Upside Down," oil on panel, 20 x 20 in.

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Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$350

with Al Gury

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 , runs for 10 weeks

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An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles, Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, and Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Direct Painting.  Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings.  This Canvas course includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings every Sunday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (See materials list for more information)  All levels welcome!

Note: This class is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.

Materials List : Gury IN 604CP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

 

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Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON (Section 1)

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

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This special course is designed for students eager to get back to painting, but while keeping a safe distance.  Each weekly session contains 3 modules: the first is for beginners or those who need a refresher and covers all the basics; the second for intermediate students, and going more deeply into color, introducing a wider variety of painting methods, and providing additional technical information; the third is for more advanced students – those ready to develop a personal style and express ideas and emotions symbolically.  The course includes video and illustrated lessons, person-to-person discussions and live critiques via Zoom. (Individual zoom sessions with the instructor are available by appointment every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Note: This course is available for 1.0 credit for $525.

Learning Objectives

Beginning Module

  • Introduce alla prima (direct) painting techniques.
  • How to use a selection of basic materials.
  • Familiarity with the “feel” of oil paints and how to manipulate them.
  • Introduction of a limited palette of colors, their properties, and effect in mixtures.
  • Elements of chiaroscuro and its use in realistic painting.
  • Realistic painting of elemental geometric forms.

Intermediate Module

  • Demonstrate several methods of starting a painting including wipe-out, grisaille, and imprimatur.
  • Color theory with emphasis on complementary and analogous color schemes.
  • Introduce a broader range of colors, including transparent pigments.
  • Physical and optical color blending methods with glazes, velaturas, and scumbles.
  • In-depth study of painting mediums and oils.

 Advanced Module

  • Expressive and symbolic use of color.
  • Mark-making as a descriptive and expressive tool.
  • Color as a spatial symbol and symbol of illumination.
  • Compositional techniques including the golden rectangle, composition grids, element relationships and unity.

Materials List : Kaplan PT 601E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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Abstract Painting: Find Your Voice (ONLINE) PT 705E_ON

$350

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

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This live Zoom class provides the perfect format to actively immerse yourself in the creative process.  Explore the back-and-forth conversation you have with your materials and mark-making to create paintings that engage and even surprise you as they develop depth and visual resonance.  Learn to hone your critical eye and personal intuition as you use color, mark, space, and texture as the means to encapsulate your unique artistic voice. Discussions delving into work of master painters will further inform and encourage your own art-making.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will obtain a grounding in the history of modernist painting.
  • Students will learn to compose compositions through editing, making and interaction with material.
  • Students will learn color mixing and color relationships.
  • Students will be challenged in their thinking towards painting.

Materials List : Leitner PT 705E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Fall 2020

Image:

Keith Leitner, Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in.

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Painting from the Masters (ONLINE) PT 621E_ON

$450

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

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Deepen your understanding of oil painting through the traditional practice of studying and copying master works.  Analyze the layers of paintings from different historical periods to understand each artist’s particular use of composition, space, color, and mark-making.  Students will work from high-resolution images of master paintings and apply the great artists’ techniques to their own still life, landscape and/or portrait paintings.  Each weekly Zoom class session will consist of an introductory lecture/demonstration, independent work time and individual critique.  High resolution imagery and other content will be available through Canvas.

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

Materials List : Chavez PT 621E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), Valley of Santa Ysabel, New Granada, 1875, oil on canvas, 39 1/4 x 60 in. (99.695 x 152.4 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2018.10, Museum Purchase

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