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Continuing Education at PAFA



Painting

Assemblage Sculpture from Home (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$250

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , 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

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Assemblage sculpture from student in Session 1

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Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON

$250

with Linda Gist

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media.  Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome.  This Canvas course will include a weekly live Zoom session every Thursday, 10 am – 12 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

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

Materials List Gist DR 615EP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 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 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 that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules.  All levels welcome.  (See materials list for more information).

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

Materials List Gury IN 604CP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Elementary Figure Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 602E_ON

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

An in-depth approach to drawing and painting the human figure 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.

This structured, dynamic online course will address the most important issues of life drawing and painting including structure, form and depth, as well as materials and techniques of drawing and oil painting.  Students will use figurative master works and reference material, self-portraits and observation to explore and build skills in working with the figure. This Canvas course includes weekly step-by-step drawing and painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of drawing and painting the figure, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules.  All levels welcome.  (See materials list for more information).

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

Materials List Gury DR 602E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

$250

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Explore the power and versatility of acrylic paints. If you have been uncertain about what can be done with acrylics or how they compare to oils, this course will reveal their tremendous strength. Fast-drying acrylics promote the rapid build-up of paint layers with little wait time. Opaque and transparent application techniques allow both the modeling of form through blending and daubing, and the development of richly complex color through glazing. Appropriate for students at all levels, including beginning painters, but drawing experience is recommended.  This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom. (See materials list for more information.)

Note: This class may also be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Materials List Kaplan PT 608E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013), Orchidaceae, 2003, acrylic on cavas, 45 x 53 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2014.21.14, gift of Roland Ginzel, © Estate of Ellen Lanyon

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Oil Painting All Levels (ONLINE) PT 601E_ON

$250

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

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, plus person-to-person discussions and live critiques via Zoom.  (See materials list for more information)

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.Optical color mixing 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 610E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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

$250

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 5 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, animals and landscapes.  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.  Includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.  This Canvas course includes a weekly live Zoom lecture/demonstration every Monday, 3 - 6 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

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

Materials List Osti IN 604EN_ON

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Image:

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

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

$175

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

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.  Live Zoom sessions will take place every Monday, 6 - 8 p.m.

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 IN 604CP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020

Image:

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

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