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Painting

PT 616ES Beginning Oil Painting

$395

with Allison Syvertsen

Calendar Feb 1, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

A practical introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Learn palette layout, color mixing, methods of paint application, and the selection, handling and clean-up of materials. Investigate issues of color and composition through the still life and portrait. Suitable for absolute beginners and those with limited painting experience.

Learning Objectives

• Become familiar with the selection, care, and safe handling of oil painting materials such as pigments, brushes, solvents, mediums, and surfaces.

• Learn indirect and direct painting techniques for versatile means of beginning and developing paintings.

• Gain confidence in drawing concepts and use of value to realistically depict three-dimensional subjects.

• Learn to identify color in terms of hue, value and intensity, and use basic color theory to reliably mix color.

• Assemble visually interesting still life paintings through the elements of composition.

• Learn how to complete a portrait painting through an understanding of proportions, features, and how to mix flesh-tones with a limited palette.

• Develop critical visual and verbal skills during critiques and discussion.

Materials List Syvertsen PT 616ES

DR 710E2 Pre-College Preparation: Figure Painting
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DR 710E2 Pre-College Preparation: Figure Painting

$425

with David Wilson

Calendar Feb 1, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Figure painting is one the most versatile and popular subjects taught at PAFA. Learn to paint the life model in oil/acrylic, focusing on human anatomy and proportions, paint handling, materials, and design. Prior basic painting experience recommended. Note: This class will utilize nude models.

Learning Objectives

• Acquire basic knowledge of the proportions of the human body

• Become familiar with a wide range of painting material and techniques.

• Acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting.

• Acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of proportion.

• Demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.

Saturday portfolio preparation classes present a valuable opportunity for teens to develop and hone their studio art skills under the guidance of PAFA faculty. Open to high school students entering or currently enrolled in 9th through 12th grades. All levels welcome.

Register by: January 24

Materials List Wilson IN 660HS

IN 604CP_ON Color For Painters

$395

with Al Gury

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 , runs for 10 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.

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.

Materials List IN 604CP_ON

PT 604IW Watercolor Fundamentals

$395

with Allison Syvertsen

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Embrace the beauty and versatility of watercolor through a variety of approaches. Discussions and in-depth demonstrations will acquaint beginners and those with limited experience with the basic materials and techniques. Working from still-life subjects, students will be encouraged to engage with the medium to find their own personal means of expression.

Learning Objectives

• Become familiar with the selection, care, and safe handling of watercolor painting materials such as pigments, brushes, and surfaces.

• Learn a variety of paint application and layering techniques for versatile means of beginning and developing paintings.

• Gain confidence in drawing concepts and use of value to realistically depict three-dimensional subjects.

• Learn to identify color in terms of hue, value and intensity, and use basic color theory to reliably mix color.

• Assemble visually interesting still life paintings through the elements of composition.

• Develop critical visual and verbal skills during critiques and discussion.

Materials List Syvertsen PT 604IW

IN 750EH Mindful Art-Making

$395

with Dona Duncan

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

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. 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 in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Studio time will be accompanied by visits to the PAFA museum to view and discuss artworks on display. No artistic experience necessary.

Materials List Duncan IN 750EH

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PT 604ED In-Depth Watercolor Section 1

$595

with James Toogood

Calendar Feb 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.

Learning Objectives

• Students will learn about color theory as applied to watercolor.

• Students will receive a comprehensive explanation of watercolor materials and tools, with particular focus will be paid to the properties of paint and pigments as they interact with the paintbrushes and paper.

• Through both discussions and demonstrations, first time participants and beginners will learn a variety of techniques that are fundamental to watercolor, presented in a systematic step by step method. Participants can expect to have regular individual instruction, given at their current skill level.

• Focus also will be paid on acquiring the skills needed to achieve a richness of color and a feeling of light.

• Participants will work from direct observations from the still life and model, as well as from one’s own source materials.

• Those not taking the class for credit will have the option to work on landscape, still life, portrait and figure or abstraction, as they wish.

• Participants will be exposed to a variety of watercolor styles, and encouraged to discover one’s own personal aesthetic.

• The course is ultimately designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make accomplished, personally rewarding watercolor paintings.

Materials List Toogood PT 604ED

PAFA CE Spring 2020 Policy Guide

Will run

PT 604ED In-Depth Watercolor Section 2

$595

with James Toogood

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.

Learning Objectives

• Students will learn about color theory as applied to watercolor.

• Students will receive a comprehensive explanation of watercolor materials and tools, with particular focus will be paid to the properties of paint and pigments as they interact with the paintbrushes and paper.

• Through both discussions and demonstrations, first time participants and beginners will learn a variety of techniques that are fundamental to watercolor, presented in a systematic step by step method. Participants can expect to have regular individual instruction, given at their current skill level.

• Focus also will be paid on acquiring the skills needed to achieve a richness of color and a feeling of light.

• Participants will work from direct observations from the still life and model, as well as from one’s own source materials.

• Those not taking the class for credit will have the option to work on landscape, still life, portrait and figure or abstraction, as they wish.

• Participants will be exposed to a variety of watercolor styles, and encouraged to discover one’s own personal aesthetic.

• The course is ultimately designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make accomplished, personally rewarding watercolor paintings.

Materials List Toogood PT 604ED

PAFA CE Spring 2020 Policy Guide

Will run

PT 604ED In-Depth Watercolor Section 3

$595

with James Toogood

Calendar Feb 12, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.

Learning Objectives

• Students will learn about color theory as applied to watercolor.

• Students will receive a comprehensive explanation of watercolor materials and tools, with particular focus will be paid to the properties of paint and pigments as they interact with the paintbrushes and paper.

• Through both discussions and demonstrations, first time participants and beginners will learn a variety of techniques that are fundamental to watercolor, presented in a systematic step by step method. Participants can expect to have regular individual instruction, given at their current skill level.

• Focus also will be paid on acquiring the skills needed to achieve a richness of color and a feeling of light.

• Participants will work from direct observations from the still life and model, as well as from one’s own source materials.

• Those not taking the class for credit will have the option to work on landscape, still life, portrait and figure or abstraction, as they wish.

• Participants will be exposed to a variety of watercolor styles, and encouraged to discover one’s own personal aesthetic.

• The course is ultimately designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make accomplished, personally rewarding watercolor paintings.

PAFA CE Spring 2020 Policy Guide

Materials List Toogood PT 604ED

Will run





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