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Continuing Education at PAFA



Pastel

Aqueous Painting with Dry Media (ONLINE) PT 630AM_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Apr 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enrich your drawings/paintings on paper by combining wet and dry media! Learn to create opaque and translucent effects using pastel, graphite, chalk and more. Both traditional and contemporary methods will be explained through example and demonstration. Students will work from a variety of subject matter and will be encouraged to experiment, explore, and develop their personal vision. The course will be presented through live Zoom lecture and demonstration, and group critique using the Canvas online learning platform.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn historical and contemporary methods of combining wet and dry media.
  • Develop skill in the use of relevant tools and techniques.
  • Develop your personal artistic vision.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List : Rupinski PT 630AM_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: 

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

Plein Air Pastel and Watercolor (OUTDOOR) DR 605WP

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Current session started Apr 18, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Capture the colors of spring en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to observe and depict landscape and cityscape en plein air with attendant materials and set up.
  • Learn color mixing and application of each medium. Study of pigment history and development.
  • Learn about watercolor/pastel history via short discussions of painters and their motifs.

Register by:  April 16

Materials List: Leitner DR 605WP Spring

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Image:

William Trost Richards (1833-1905), Near Beverly, Massachusetts, 1877, watercolor on paper, 3 5/8 x 4 15/16 in., Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2008.5.20, Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M. V. Hamilton

Plein Air Painting In Cape May (OUTDOOR) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021

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. Instruction 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 is geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  May 7

Schedule:  4 days, Thursday through Sunday, May 20 - 23, times variable

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

Materials ListSweeney PT 605CM

CE Policy Guide

Pastel Drawing (ONLINE) DR 611E_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Explore soft pastel through a variety of application methods, from conventional dry use through more painterly wet techniques, with appropriate supports. Develop your personal style through observational study of still life objects or alternative source material, such as paintings, memory, and photography. Lectures will address framing, protection, storage, and safety issues. Live Zoom instruction will be supplemented by assignments and instructor feedback to promote understanding of the materials and concepts as you hone your skills. All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn to use the materials and techniques of traditional soft pastel: with hard, pan and pastel pencil.
  • Students will learn the history and legacy of the pastel medium.
  • Students will learn the safe use of pastel to include alternative wet techniques.
  • Students will learn the proper supports and grounds for various pastels techniques and how to prepare a ground.
  • Students will learn to draw/paint with pastel using limited color through a full palette of color.
  • Students will explore the complexities of texture, gradation, layering and fixing of pastel.
  • Students will learn how to frame, protect, and store pastel drawings.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Rupinski DR 611E_ON 

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Jill A. Rupinski, Tenacity (detail), pastel on paper

Plein Air Painting at Andalusa PT 605AA

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 3, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Learn the essentials of landscape painting this fall with master plein air painter, Joseph Sweeney, on the grounds of Andalusia, Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum.  Located on a wooded promontory overlooking the Delaware River, Andalusia has been a stately presence on this stretch of water, just north of Philadelphia, for more than two hundred years. The ancestral home of the Biddle family, Andalusia is also a natural paradise of native woodlands and spectacular gardens that have evolved over time.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity, made by special arrangement!  Learn more about Andalusia.  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:  May 28

Materials List: Sweeney PT 605AA

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Plein Air in the Park (OUTDOOR) DR 605WP

$225

with Keith Leitner

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 6, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Capture the colors of spring en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.  Learning Objectives:  Learn to observe and depict landscape and cityscape en plein air with attendant materials and set up; Learn color mixing and application of each medium; Study of pigment history and development; Learn about watercolor/pastel history via short discussions of painters and their motifs.  

Register by:  May 19 

Materials List: Leitner DR 605WP

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912) Landscape with Trees, n.d., Watercolor on paper, 6 5/8 x 10 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1971.8.58, Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Anshutz

Group Critique with James Toogood (ONLINE) IN 747NJ

$95

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 11, 2021 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Jun 25, 2021

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!  Register by Friday, April 30 @ 5 p.m., and receive a 10% discount!  Use the promo code EARLYBIRDSUMMER2021 at checkout (be sure to hit the + sign).

Feeling isolated in your studio? Unsure of your next step? A group critique is an excellent means of both relieving artistic uncertainty and finding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive environment. Join noted artist and PAFA faculty James Toogood for supportive, non-judgmental feedback on your artwork while helping you to dispel feelings of self-criticism or discouragement. Learn to perceive doubt as a tantalizing entry for creative investigation rather than a destructive force.

NOTE: Each critique session will begin at 9 a.m.  Each student will receive a 30-minute critique minimum.

Session 1 register by:  June 4

Session 2 register by:  June 11

Session 3 regsiter by:  June 18

Image: James Toogood with students





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