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Painting

Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings.  Includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.  Weekly Zoom meetings with be held every Sunday, 1 - 2 p.m., beginning July 11.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain an understanding of the history and evolution of color in painting
  • Students will gain an understanding of theoretical and critical approaches to color
  • Students will gain an understanding of the practical applications of color mixing, gradations, temperature and palettes
  • Students will learn color application through studio projects using the major aesthetics of color
  • Students will learn to understand the use of color in a variety of masterworks

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Materials List: Gury IN 604CP_ON

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Portrait Painting & Drawing (ONLINE) PT 602E_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

An in-depth approach to portrait painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings every Sunday, 3 - 4 p.m., beginning July 11.  All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives:

This dynamic online course will address all aspects of portrait painting and drawing, including:

  • Students will learn the traditions and history of portraiture.
  • Students will learn portrait structure and anatomy.
  • Students will learn how to achieve a good likeness. Students will learn alla prima (direct) painting techniques.
  • Students will learn to use the materials and color palettes for effective portrait painting.
  • Students will learn to use the materials for effective portrait drawing inlcuding pastel.
  • Students will learn to paint portraits from both life and from photo reference.

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Materials List: Gury IN DR 602E_ON (1)

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Image: Al Gury, Portrait Study, oil and charcoal

Alla Prima Landscape Painting (ONLINE) PT 605AP_ON

$225

with Al Gury

Calendar Current session started Jul 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting.

Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your in confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by critiques and weekly Zoom discussions every Sunday, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., beginning July 11. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

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

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Materials List: Gury PT 605AP_ON 2

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Image: Al Gury, Mountain Woods, oil on panel, 8 x 10 in.

Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON

$225

with Frederic Kaplan

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

This comprehensive oil painting class presents a wealth of information for students at all levels. Weekly instruction in the form of online video demonstrations, illustrated lessons, and live Zoom sessions is available in the student’s choice of beginner, intermediate, or advanced modules. Students can stay with a single level to progressively build their skills, or they can explore all the levels to pick-and-choose the lessons that best fit their interests or specific needs. The beginner’s module covers basics of alla prima and direct painting. Intermediate instruction focuses on color and the introduction of a wider range of painting methods. Advanced students learn to produce a tonal under-painting, glaze, scumble, and apply a velatura.

A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Tuesday, 1 - 2:30 p.m., beginning July 6.

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

Learning Objectives:

 Beginner Module

  • Introduce alla prima painting techniques.
  • Purpose and 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 (wipe-out, grisaille, imprimatur, etc.).
  • Color theory with emphasis on complementary and analogous color schemes.
  • Introduce broader range of colors, including transparent pigments.
  • Physical color blending methods.
  • In-depth study of painting mediums and oils and their use.

 Advanced Module

  • The grisaille
  • Optical color mixing with glazes, velaturas, and scumbles
  • Overview of ingredients and recipes for transparent painting techniques
  • Color as a spatial symbol and symbol of illumination
  • Psychology of color
  • Compositional techniques (golden rectangle, composition grids, element relationships and unity)

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Materials List: Kaplan PT 601E_ON 2

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Oil Painting in Layers: Achieving Luminous Color & Depth (ONLINE) PT 600EL_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Jul 6, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The skill of building multiple layers of paint over an underpainting is as relevant today as it was in the earliest use of oil paint by Northern European artists, who recognized its tremendous potential toward achieving luminous optical effects.  Elevate the color and realism of your own work by understanding characteristics of pigment and employing a broad range of layering techniques.  Learn to work with various underpainting methods, from achromatic and monochromatic to limited and full range color.  Foundational color principles and application techniques will be demonstrated in aqueous, acrylic, and oil paint.  Subject matter will vary in instructor demonstrations and will be left to students’ personal choice for home study.

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Materials List: Rupinski PT 600EL_ON

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Image: Jill A. Rupinski, oil on canvas

Painting Over the Line (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Current session started Jul 7, 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. 

Registration Still Available

Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON Session 2

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Figure Painting (ONLINE) PT 600E_ON

$225

with David Wilson

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

Grow your painting skills and become familiar with a variety of materials and techniques through the study of the human figure. Study principles of proportion, anatomy, color mixing, light and shade, and the relationship between the figure and the environment while developing a series of monochromatic, limited-color, and full-color paintings. Topics and projects include gesture studies, painting from photographs, and portrait painting from a mirror. Students will learn through a combination of live Zoom sessions and posted instructional content. Some prior painting and drawing experience is recommended.  

Learning Objectives:  

  • Strong design and composition
  • Accurate anatomy and proportions
  • Believable depictions of light and space
  • Dynamic use of colors, marks, and textures

Registration Still Available

Materials ListWilson PT 600E_ON 2

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 Image:  David Wilson, Figure Study, oil on canvas

Hand-Printed Monotype (ONLINE) PR 604EH_ON

$225

with Tony Rosati

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

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, from his home studio for this live Zoom monotype class. Monotypes are unique painterly prints created by painting and drawing with ink on a slick surface and transferring the image onto paper by way of a press or hand printing. This course will focus on hand-printed methods, introducing students to a variety of additive and subtractive techniques, exploring working in both color and black and white. Mixed media approaches, an array of paper choices, and green cleanup methods will also be presented.

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Materials List: Rosati PR 604EH_ON 2

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Image: Tony Rosati, Hillside with Trees and Fissure, 1984, oil paint monotype on gray wover paper, 17 3/4 x 24 7/8 in. (45.085 x 63.1825 cm.), collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession #1986.35, John s. Phillips Fund Purchase





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