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Portrait Drawing (ONLINE) DR 609E_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Current session started Sep 16, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Practice a variety of fundamental portrait drawing approaches while working from photographic references. Media and techniques include graphite on white paper, charcoal on white paper, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, reduction methods, and the trois crayon technique. Students will gain confidence in their representation of the human portrait and handling of materials as they draw alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions.

Registration still open!

Materials List: Osti DR 609E_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

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Image:  Roberto Osti, Portrait Study, colored chalk on toned paper

Portrait & Figurative Painting PT 600E
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Portrait & Figurative Painting PT 600E

$495

with Fred Danziger

Join renowned realist painter Fred Danziger for this portrait and figurative painting course in PAFA’s historic studios! Work from models to learn the essential elements of figurative realism: drawing fundamentals, composition, color, and accurate representations of light, form, and space. Weekly demonstrations will address effective preparation of palette and lighting, as well as both grisaille underpainting and alla prima oil painting techniques. Instruction will focus on portrait subjects, including at least one semi-nude figure in an environment, and will address topics of hair, hands, and likeness; however, other genres and conceptual interests may be pursued. Students will have the option of trying the variety of media demonstrated by the instructor or working in their own preferred techniques. Whether you are a beginning, recommencing, or experienced artist, this course will offer valuable instruction on both the “how-to” and “why-to” aspects of figurative painting.

Project 1 (4-weeks): Indirect Painting with Live Model

  • Creating linear underdrawing
  • Applying a base layer of paint with monochrome washes.
  • Applying finish color using glazes, opaque, and semi-opaque (velatura) layers.

Project 2 (3-weeks): Tonal Painting with Live Model

  • Developing a painting using a wipe-out technique from an imprimatura base

Project 3 (5-weeks): Experimental Media & Independent Projects with Live Model

  • Work from the live model or alternative sources, including your own photos
  • Optional media such as gouache, casein, egg tempera, monotype and cold wax will be demonstrated.
  • A variety of approaches will be presented, from pure realist to post-impressionist, within the context of figurative and portrait subjects

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625

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 10

Materials List: Danziger PT 600E

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Figure & Portrait Modeling SC 600E
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Figure & Portrait Modeling SC 600E

$515

with John Horn

Learn to sculpt the human figure in clay on an armature from direct observation. Experienced students will model a 24-inch figure based on volume, proportion, architectonic construction, and spatial displacement of form. Beginning students will sculpt a life-size portrait first. Instruction will cover armature construction, clay-modeling, and tool usage. All levels welcome.  Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.

Learning Objectives

• Develop the conceptual & perceptual skills in order to model an accurate and expressive portrait or figure in water-based clay.

• Construct a head and/or figure armature.

• Create a complete head and/or figure study in water based clay.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

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 10

Materials List: Horn SC 600E

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Portrait & Figure Drawing  DR 609E2
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Portrait & Figure Drawing DR 609E2

$495

with Phyllis Laver

Calendar Current session started Sep 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Drawing from the portrait and life model is one of the most time-honored methods of art training at PAFA. Improve your observation-based drawing skills as you work in charcoal, graphite and ink with reed pen and brush.  Models will take varied poses, short and long, to enable students to explore gesture, proportions, anatomy and expression. All levels welcome. 

Learning Objectives

  • Students will stretch the traditional definitions of portrait and life drawing to merge the two into personal statements.
  • Students will work with clothed and unclothed/life models who are diverse individuals.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of varied drawing materials, including charcoal, graphite and ink.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of form and structure in the body.
  • Students will develop the ability to better see the model rather than rely on schema.
  • Students will acquire knowledge of diverse artists and their ways of working.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

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

Materials List: Laver DR 609E2

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu to inquire about late registration availability.  Due to the time needed to process safety/access requirements, PAFA may not be able to accommodate registration requests with less than 24-hours notice for students to attend the first class.  Tuition cannot be prorated for late registration. 

Portrait & Figurative Painting (ONLINE) PT 600E_ON

$350

with Fred Danziger

Calendar Current session started Sep 22, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Join renowned realist painter and PAFA alum Fred Danziger from his studio via Zoom for this live portrait and figurative painting course! Whether working from good photo sources or a live model, the essential elements of figurative realism remain the same: composition, color, and accurate representations of light, form, and space. Demonstrations will address effective set up of workspace, palette, and lighting; choosing a good photo source; and both grisaille underpainting and alla prima painting techniques. Students will work independently from a willing family member model or photo references, with individual critiques from the instructor. Aspects of the portrait will be emphasized – such as hair, hands, and obtaining a good likeness – but a variety of figure-based themes, additional subjects, and conceptual interests may be pursued. Additional resources will be available through the Canvas, including art historical examples, technical advice addressing the use of black and white grounds, using a grid with transparent overlays for working with photo references, and more.

Course Schedule

Project 1 (3 weeks): Indirect Painting

  • Photographs provided by the instructor.
  • Creating linear underdrawing.
  • Applying a base layer of paint with monochrome washes.
  • Applying finish color using glazes, opaque, and semi-opaque (velatura) layers.

Project 2 (2 weeks): Tonal Painting

  • Students choose their own subject.
  • Developing a painting using a wipe-out technique from an imprimatura base.

Project 3 (5-weeks): Experimental Media & Independent Projects

  • Media such as gouache, casein, egg tempera, monotype and cold will be demonstrated.
  • Students may try the media or continue with traditional oil.
  • A variety of approaches will be presented from pure realist to post-impressionist, within the context of figurative and portrait subjects.

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

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Danziger PT 600E_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements





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