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Painting

IN 605JM Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photo with John MacDonald

$850

with John MacDonald

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Among representational artists, there has been an endless battle between those who paint from life and those who use photographic reference. But it’s a misplaced battle. The source of the visual information we use to paint is irrelevant. The real problem lies not in painting from life or photos but whether we’re simply copying what we see as opposed to using the information as a springboard for creating the paintings we want. In this 5-day workshop, participants will work in the studio from photographic reference of the landscape, using it to create paintings of different value keys, color keys, times of day, and seasons of the year. We’ll break down the information in photos, analyze it, and use it to create tonal sketches, change color palettes, and create paintings based on multiple images, memory, and imagination. Each day will include a lecture and demonstration followed by painting with one-on-one instruction.

For intermediate to advanced painters

Please download the Materials List: MacDonald IN 605JM and CE Policy Guide for important course and program information.

Registration/Refund Deadline: May 15
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IN 609CL Alla Prima Still Life with Christine Lafuente

$850

with Christine Lafuente

Calendar Jun 15, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Brooklyn-based painter and PAFA alum Christine Lafuente considers her paintings “poetic responses to visual experience.” Responding to the still life motif, learn how to build an oil painting directly, with the emphasis on color. The workshop will begin with a painting demonstration, followed by painting sessions in which students will be guided through a series of focused procedures: composing a painting and establishing tonal design, mixing color, achieving harmony and palette organization, applying large color masses, and using principles of oil viscosity to build form into wet-into-wet painting.

Please download the Materials List - Lafuente IN 609CL and CE Policy Guide for important course and program information.

Registration/Refund Deadline: May 29
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Landscape Painting, PT 710EP

$425

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Learn to depict ever-changing light and shadows through rapid decisions and swift mark-making. Study landscape masters to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, and clouds; then take your skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air!

Painting 1: Still Life, PT 710E1

$425

with David Wilson

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Add color to your portfolio by developing your painting skills in oil or acrylic. Work from still life arrangements to explore the fundamentals of painting including the selection and care of materials, painting techniques, and color mixing. Instruction will emphasize composition, value, and color relationships.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will become familiar with a wide range of painting material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of proportion.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.

IN 609NG Painting in the Dark with Neysa Grassi

$395

with Neysa Grassi

Calendar Jul 11, 2020 at 9 am

Paint your way through the mystery and uncertainty of the art-making process in this intuitive, practical and empowering workshop with acclaimed artist and PAFA graduate faculty member, Neysa Grassi. Dispel the voices of criticism in your head, and learn to perceive doubt as a valid means of investigation rather than a destructive force. Work in gouache and mixed media on paper to discover the freedom that comes from generating imagery without preconceived outcomes. Discussion of painting practices and feedback on students’ previous work will supplement studio activity. Instruction will be presented on an artist-to-artist basis, whether participants are beginners or seasoned artists.

Please download the Materials List Grassi IN 609NG and CE Policy Guide for important course and program information.

Registration/Refund Deadline: June 19
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Portrait Drawing & Painting, DR 714HS

$425

with Meghan Cox

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or other prior basic drawing experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will acquire basic knowledge of the proportions of the head neck and shoulders.
  • Students will acquire familiarity with a wide range of material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting and drawing.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of proportion.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.
  • Students will ultimately learn to “see” for more effective drawing and painting.

Painting 2: Figure Painting, PT 710E2

$425

with David Wilson

Calendar Jul 27, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

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. Prerequisite: Painting I: Still Life, Portrait Drawing & Painting or other prior basic painting experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models. Learning Objectives • Students will acquire basic knowledge of the proportions of the human body • Students will become familiar with a wide range of painting material and techniques. • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting. • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of proportion. • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.

Watercolor, PT 710WP

$425

with Michelle Oosterbaan

Calendar Jul 27, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, photographs, and the cityscape. All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives

  • Students learn the properties and proper use of watercolor paint, paper and brushes.
  • Students will learn observational painting techniques and stages of building a painting.
  • Students will learn to organize visual information in cohesive and expressive compositions.
  • Students will be able to render light, space and texture in watercolor.
  • Students will learn the basic concepts of color theory.
  • Students will learn to see color in various environments.
  • Students will strive for personal expression through use of a range of watercolor techniques and development of unique palettes.




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