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Continuing Education at PAFA


Plein Air Painting in Cape May - LIVE from Home! (ONLINE) PT 605CM_ON


with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Jun 4, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Working from photographs of Cape May, New Jersey, supplied by instructor Joseph Sweeney, learn how to paint from photo references in preparation for working outdoors. Consider this "Plein Air Training" before hitting the beaches! Topics include the basics on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette.  Drawing, composition, and color will be emphasized.  Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome.  This live Zoom course will take place every Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Materials List Sweeney PT 605CM_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020

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Pastel Drawing (ONLINE) DR 611E_ON


with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Jun 5, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

This introduction to soft pastel will guide you through a variety of application methods, from conventional dry use through more painterly wet techniques, and the appropriate supports.  Development of a personal style will be encouraged through observational study of still life objects or alternative source material:   paintings, memory, and photography.  Lectures will address framing, protection, storage, and safety issues.  Live Zoom instruction will be supplemented by assignments and regular instructor feedback in order to promote understanding as you hone your skills.  All levels welcome.  Live Zoom sessions will take place every Friday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learning Objectives

  •  Learn to build form, using limited color through broad chromatic associations.
  • Understand how to best build a permanent work from the ground to surfaceExplore the complexities of texture, gradation, and layering.
  • Learn the history and legacy of the pastel medium.

Materials List Rupinski DR 611E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020


Jill A. Rupinski, "On the Edge," pastel, 38 x 25 in.

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