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Pastel

Pastel Drawing (ONLINE) DR 611E_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

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.

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Rupinski DR 611E_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

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

Plein Air Painting in Key West (ONLINE) PT 605KW_ON

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Working from photographs of sunny Key West supplied by instructor Joseph Sweeney, learn how to paint from photo references in preparation for working outdoors. 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.

Registration Still Available

Materials List : Sweeney PT 605KW_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Image:

Winslow Homer (1836-1910), North Road, Bermuda, 1900, Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper, 13 15/16 x 21 in. (35.40125 x 53.34 cm.), collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1978.19, Partial Gift and Bequest of Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen

The Portrait in Pastel (ONLINE) DR 611EP_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 3, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Pastel is the perfect medium for capturing the subtle colors and contours of the human face. Learn all about the materials, application techniques, and surfaces for soft pastels while building your portraiture skills. Instruction will utilize time-honored methods of working from master copies in limited and full color, as well as the self-portrait or live models. Basic portrait anatomy, proportions, and features, as well as historic and contemporary uses of the medium, will be addressed through presentation, lecture, and demonstration. Live Zoom instruction will be supplemented by assignments and instructor feedback to build your skills and understanding. 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: February 19

Materials List: Rupinski DR 611EP_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

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

Nocturnes: Painting Night Scenes (ONLINE) PT 605EN_ON

$225

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Nocturne painting, as coined by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, depicts nighttime or low-light subjects, often with a characteristic dreamy or hazy quality. Join Joseph Sweeney to create a series of nocturne paintings, with reference to the works of Whistler, George Sotter, and other painters of night scenes. Topics include color mixing to capture the tonal quality and character of night, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Working from night subjects supplied by the instructor, learn how to paint from photo references in preparation for working outdoors. Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome.

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Sweeney PT 605EN_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

William Trost Richards (1833-1905), A 'Nocturne,' Newport, 1877, Watercolor and Chinese white on paper, 3 3/16 x 4 15/16 in. (8.09625 x 12.54125 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2008.5.23, Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M. V. Hamilton





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