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Watercolor Fundamentals PT 604IW
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Watercolor Fundamentals PT 604IW

$395

with Keith Leitner

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.

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

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by:  September 17

Materials List: Leitner PT 604IW

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Plein Air Painting at Ardrossan Estate PT 605AA

$325

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 30, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Paint on location at beautiful Fern Valley Farm, part of the Ardrossan Estate, the 850-acre family seat of the Montgomery/Scott/Wheeler extended family, made famous in the movie The Philadelphia Story with Kathryn Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. 

Built by Horace Trumbauer in 1911, the 50-room, 33,000-square-foot Georgian Revival manor home in Villanova has interior decorations by White, Allom & Co. (who worked on Buckingham Palace) and a treasure trove of art by Augustus John, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Sully, Sir John Lavery, and Charles Willson Peale.  It is the last remaining gem of the old Main Line. 

Landscape painting topics will include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. 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 over 20 years' experience in the field. In this class, Joseph Sweeney will be your guide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of working outdoors including finding locations suitable for painting with a flat surface to stand on; orienting yourself to the sun; how to shelter from wind and rain; assessing the time of day and ascertaining how much time is left before the sun continues its course across the sky.
  • Learn how to set up, use and care for a field easel.
  • Learn about the working properties of various painting surfaces including linen, canvas, paper, wood, prepared panel, and Masonite.
  • Learn to draw an effective landscape composition.
  • Learn how to select paint colors and related materials for successful outdoor painting.
  • Learn to mix color to portray the season, atmosphere and temperature.
  • Learn to make quick field sketches and develop them to full completion, creating a sense of place Learn how to transport wet paintings to and from home without damaging your car.
  • Learn to properly present, photograph and frame a plein air painting.

Register by:  September 24

Materials List: Sweeney PT 605AA (1)

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Color & Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED_ON

$350

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 30, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media.  Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes.  Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work.  Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tessellations, and making copies of masterworks.   

Regsiter by:  September 17

Materials List: Samworth PT 630ED

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Contemporary Approaches to Acrylic Painting PT 608EC
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Contemporary Approaches to Acrylic Painting PT 608EC

$195

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Next session starts Sep 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Take your acrylic painting to the next level with a variety of contemporary techniques in this course.  Discover alternatives for supports, palettes, brushes, and methods of paint application including underpainting, layering and poured paint.  Students should have acrylic painting experience.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by: September 17

Materials List: Ciambella PT 608EC_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

In-Depth Watercolor (Section 1) PT 604ED

$595

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 1, 2021 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.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $750.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by:  September 24

Materials List: Toogood PT 604ED

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Introduction to Botanical Drawing & Painting DR 615EB

$195

with Linda Gist

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 2, 2021 at 9 am

Are you interested in learning to draw and paint flowers and other natural forms?  Then this two-day, in-person workshop is for you!  Learn the basics from one of the best:  Linda Gist, noted artist, educator and member of the American Society of Botanical Art.  First, learn the basics of plant anatomy; then follow along step-by-step with the instructor as you learn essential drawing and watercolor painting techniques.  Apply your new skills to drawing and painting from simple plant forms, with helpful guidance along the way.  No experience necessary.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by:  September 24

Materials List: Gist DR 615EB

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

In-Depth Watercolor (Section 2) PT 604ED

$595

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 6, 2021 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.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $750.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by:  September 24

Materials List: Toogood PT 604ED Section 2

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON

$225

with Linda Gist

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 20, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 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. 

Register by:  October 15

Materials List : Gist DR 615EP_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements





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