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Painting

Painting Over the Line 1 (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE!

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. 

Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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Plein Air Painting In Cape May (IN-PERSON) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Sep 24, 2020

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. 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 geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Times variable.

Register by:  September 18

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

Materials List

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Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times 1 (ONLINE) IN 750EH_ON

$150

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE!

Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences.  Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also to benefit those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD.  Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life.  Under the guidance of Dona Duncan, artist and registered Art Therapist, practice light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects in a non-judgmental atmosphere.  Projects will be assigned in each class and discussed the following week.  No artistic experience necessary.

Materials will be discussed during the first class.

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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Color Matters Workshop (ONLINE) PT 705EC_ON

$175

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Sep 25, 2020 at 10 am

Explore the power of color in your work in this live Zoom class with noted painter and teacher Kassem Amoudi. Investigate how to create mood and atmosphere, movement, drama, contrasts, beautiful harmonies and delicate subtleties. Experiment with color saturation and changes in intensity, color temperature (warm and cool), complements and contrasts, muted tones, color values, and applications of thick and thin paint. Slide presentations about how the masters use color, independent work time and one-on-one attention will aid students in their personal investigation of color. This workshop will benifet both the beginner and advanced artist.

Register by:  September 18

Materials List: Amoudi PT 705EC_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image: Kassem Amoudi painting with the late Frannie Maguire, beloved benefactor of the arts and sorely missed. 

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Oil Painting Materials & Techniques (ONLINE) IN 601E_ON

$350

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Sep 26, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

REGISTRATION STILL AVAILABLE!

Discover how great oil paintings are made in this fascinating examination of artists’ materials from the pre-Renaissance to the present day.  Explore and complete traditional underpainting techniques, clear and translucent layering methods, and wet-into-wet alla prima painting in this combination of Zoom, demo, and hands-on class. Learn about artists’ palettes, the development of colors and mediums, and the mass production of art materials, as well as display, storage, and health issues. Weekly PowerPoints on a variety of subjects related to painting will be given. Some experience and oil painting materials required. This course will take place live via Zoom (See materials list for more information).

Learning Objectives

  • Dispel any misinformed, bad advice you might have collected over the years.
  • Familiarize you with the best of traditional and newer materials, and how to use them to achieve your artistic vision.
  • Investigate the compatibility and consequences of the materials you are using.
  • Learn terms related to art and making art.
  • Distinguish the materials used in cave, tomb, fresco, tempera, encaustic, oil, acrylic, and resin painting.
  • Identify what toxic materials are used by artists, how they are exposed. Learn the risk factors, effects on our bodies, and safety measures.
  • Learn the difference, advantages and disadvantages of stretcher bars and strainers, linen & cotton, natural wood and engineered wood products, metals, parchment, paper, Mylar, hide glue, PVA, polymer emulsions, gesso, oil and acrylic grounds, tempera, oil paint and brushes, mediums, varnishes, framing skills and storage strategies.

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

Materials List : Ciambella IN 601E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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Pre-College: Painting: Porfolio Preparation, PT 710E1T

$400

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Sep 26, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Students can come and build work for a college level portfolio. A focus on painting from direct observation using the still life and the self-portrait will be emphasized, as well as making copies from master works. Students will learn historical and contemporary approaches to painting, as well as learning painting materials and their applications to become informed of history and practice.  Lectures and discussions will revolve around exploring works from past and present artists, materials and techniques and historical and contemporary painting concepts. Discussions, lectures, and work feedback will be made using Zoom and Canvas platforms. Zoom sessions will be structured to be about 30 minutes at the beginning and 30 at the end of class with students having ample time to work on their own painting in between. Instructor will be available for live feedback on Zoom and Canvas throughout the scheduled class time.  

Learning objectives:

  • Students will paint from direct observation using the still life and the self-portrait, as well as make copies from master works.
  • Students will become familiar with historical and contemporary approaches to painting, as well as painting materials and their applications
  • Through lectures and discussions students will explore and become familiar with works from past and present artists, materials and techniques and historical and contemporary painting concepts.Painting concepts will include discussions on:
    • Historical spaces i.e. renaissance, cubism, and modern space
    • The physicality and limitations of the picture plane  
    • How the above concepts are related and shape and mold the way we make paintings

Students may apply for full and partial scholarships here: https://pafacademy.slideroom.com/#/Login

Parent/Guardian must fill out Student Information & Release Form BEFORE first day of class. 

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to precollege@pafa.org to register as an international student.

The Pennsylvania Landscape Tradition (IN-PERSON) PT 605EB

$395

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Sep 30, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Paint outdoors this autumn!  Learn the essentials of landscape painting in the New Hope/Lambertville countryside, the area made famous by Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and other masters of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Topics include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. The beautiful grounds of the David Library of the American Revolution will be our home base and main location.  Painting outdoors can be a daunting experience for the newcomer. When learning the intricacies of this art it pays to learn from someone who has 20 years experience in the field. In this class Joseph Sweeney will be your guide.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the basics of working outdoors.
  • Learn how to set up, use and care for a field easel.
  • Learn how to transport wet paintings to and from home without damaging your car.
  • Learn about the working properties of different surfaces to paint on including linen, canvas, paper, wood, prepared panel, masonite all have different working properties.
  • Learn how to select paint colors and related materials for successful outdoor painting.
  • Drawing and proportion in composition of a landscape will be explained and demonstrated.
  • Students will become expert in finding locations suitable for painting. Finding flat surface to stand on is a simple but important part of learning to paint outdoors.
  • Learn how to orient themselves to the sun and how to find shelter form wind and rain.
  • Students will learn to assess the time of day and how much time is left before the sun continues its course across the sky.
  • Students will learn to make quick field sketches and how to bring them to full completion, and develop a sense of place.
  • Students will learn to mix color to portray the season, atmosphere and temperature.
  • Students will learn to properly present, photograph and frame a plein air work.

Register by:  September 25

Materials List

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Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

$195

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Oct 5, 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. Weekly individual Zoom sessions are available by appointment every Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

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

Register by:  September 25

Materials List : Kaplan PT 608E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Frederick Kaplan, "Godel, Escher, Bach at Relativistic Velocity," acrylic, oil, ink on canvas 32” x 72," courtesy Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia. 





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