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Continuing Education at PAFA



Painting

Aqueous Painting with Dry Media (ONLINE) PT 630AM_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Apr 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enrich your drawings/paintings on paper by combining wet and dry media! Learn to create opaque and translucent effects using pastel, graphite, chalk and more. Both traditional and contemporary methods will be explained through example and demonstration. Students will work from a variety of subject matter and will be encouraged to experiment, explore, and develop their personal vision. The course will be presented through live Zoom lecture and demonstration, and group critique using the Canvas online learning platform.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn historical and contemporary methods of combining wet and dry media.
  • Develop skill in the use of relevant tools and techniques.
  • Develop your personal artistic vision.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List : Rupinski PT 630AM_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: 

Jill A Rupinski, On the Edge, pastel on paper, 25 x 38 in.

The Landscape Sketch (OUTDOOR) DR 605LS

$225

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Current session started Apr 14, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas and quickly capture initial impressions – perfect for plein air painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Select locations along the Schuylkill River will include beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery and Bartram’s Garden. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List: Chavez DR 605LS (3)

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Image:

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) Landscape Study: Cultivated Field and Tree, ca. 1874, oil on heavy paper, 4 11/16 x 4 11/16 in. (11.90625 x 11.90625 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1985.68.38.19, Charles Bregler's Thomas Eakins Collection, purchased with the partial support of the Pew Memorial Trust and the Henry S. McNeil Fund

Painting Over the Line (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Current session started Apr 14, 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. Each class features a presentation on how master artists throughout history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark-making, paint application, and more. Painting experience recommended.

Register by: April 9

Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Trompe L'Oeil Painting (ONLINE) PT 600TL_ON

$225

with Fred Danziger

Calendar Current session started Apr 17, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Trompe l’oeil, or “fool the eye,” is a style of painting in which the artist tries to create an illusion of three dimensionality that is so convincing, the viewer may mistake the flat image for reality. Learn these illusionistic techniques with renowned painter Fred Danziger. Students will set up, light, and paint from their own still life subjects in their home studios. The instructor will provide help with construction and composition, creating an accurate drawing, and techniques for rendering the illusion with the greatest possible “fool the eye” effect. Art historical references and the philosophic uniqueness of trompe l’oeil, will also be discussed.

Topics include:

  • Choosing your subject for maximum effect and interest
  • Building and lighting your still life
  • Supports, mediums, brushes and other special tools
  • Compositional drawing
  • Painting techniques: underpainting, shadow color theory, layered painting with glazes, velatura
  • Special effects such as lettering, satin glow, translucent effects, reflections, possible adding of three-dimensional objects
  • Photographing, varnishing, and framing.

Register by: April 9

Materials List : Danziger 600TL_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: 

Fred Danziger, Four Ways to Enjoy Chocolate, oil on canvas, 12 x 14 in.

Full Course

Watercolor Plunge Workshop (ONLINE) PT 604PW_ON

$175

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts May 14, 2021 at 10 am

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Print Department, and accomplished watercolorist in this live Zoom workshop designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor materials and techniques, including papers, brushes and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Gain the the confidence to continue to work with watercolor beyond the workshop. Take the plunge; a lifeguard will be on duty!

Register by:  May 7

Materials List: Rosati PT 604PW_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Plein Air Painting In Cape May (OUTDOOR) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021

Join Joe Sweeney for an outdoor, in-person, plein air painting retreat in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Experience small town hospitality while painting Cape May Point, the Cove with sweeping vistas, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Instruction includes tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette. Morning and evening painting times will leave the afternoons free to relax on the beach – the perfect artist’s getaway! Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  May 7

Schedule:  4 days, Thursday through Sunday, May 20 - 23, times variable

For more information and recommended accommodations, email joesweeney5@gmail.com

Materials ListSweeney PT 605CM

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The Art of Watercolor with James Toogood (ONLINE) PT 604AW_ON

$150

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Join James Toogood  AWS/NWS/AAA, PAFA CE faculty, renowned watercolorist, and author of Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor for a discussion of what is needed to paint truly great and successful watercolors.  Referencing his own award-winning watercolor landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, James will present a thorough explanation of watercolor materials and techniques via Zoom.  Topics will include the proper selection and preparation of your paper, brushes, color palettes as well as a thorough discussion of paint and pigment.  James will take you through the development of a painting, from drawing and composition to opening washes to a completed piece.  He will talk about how to develop a sense of light and atmosphere, and how to achieve a range of textural effects from glass, metal, stone, grass and water and more! 

Register by:  May 14

Image: 

James Toogood, Mixed Emotions, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in.

Abstract Painting: Experimentation, Exploration, Investigation (ONLINE) PT 705E_ON

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

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.  Class discussions will be focused upon in depth investigations of master painters, and on informing and encouraging your practice, in order to help you make the paintings you want to make.

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.

Register by: May 14

Materials List : Leitner PT 705E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Image:

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





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