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Classical Drawing: Lessons from the Masters (ONLINE) DR 600CM_ON

$225

with Morgan Dummitt

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 6 pm, 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).

Copying master drawings is a traditional exercise stretching back to the Renaissance.  Learn to analyze great drawings for lessons in proportion, gesture, anatomy, and form. Explore a variety of traditional materials, from chalks to charcoal, ink wash, toned paper, and more. By closely copying the masters, gain a greater appreciation, understanding, and connection with inspirational artists who came before us. All materials will be suitable for the home studio. Instruction will be conducted through video lectures, demonstrations, assignments and individiual Zoom critiques.  All levels welcome! 

 Learning Goals

  • Learn the basics of proportional measurement.
  • Understand the techniques of master drawings - line, planes, and tones - to produce the illusion of volume.
  • Master the use of materials used traditional drawing materials.
  • Produce several finished copies of admired works of art.

Note: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Dummitt DR 600CM_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

 

Image:

Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912), Cast Drawing: Wrestlers (detail), charcoal on cream laid paper, 18 13/16 x 24 1/8 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1971.8.102, gift of Mrs. Edward R. Anshutz

Portrait Drawing to Painting (ONLINE) DR 602EP_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Next available session starts May 26, 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).

Build a portrait painting from the ground up, from creating a convincing drawing to developing a structured painting, using time-honored methods combined with contemporary resources.  Draw the portrait from reference images to gain a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, anatomical landmarks, and facial features.  Work off a successful foundational drawing to employ value, color, and various application techniques to create a portrait in oil paint.  Instruction will address drawing and painting materials, color mixing, methods of copying to strengthen observational abilities, and insights to be gained from portrait masterworks throughout history.  Extended projects will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. All levels welcome. Learning Objectives:  Study the depiction of the human form through historical examples; Develop the ability to compose a picture plane; Hone skill in rendering the form using value, color, shape; Strengthen observational abilities through developing the skill of copying; Gain understanding about drawing and painting materials and methods.

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Rupinski DR 602EP_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

 

Zoom Technical Requirements

Portrait Drawing (ONLINE) DR 609E_ON

$225

with John Horn

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 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).

Learn to draw an accurate portrait in real time, working outward from the deep skeletal structure to the surface facial features, in this live Zoom class with esteemed PAFA professor, John Horn.  Study the correct placement of the eyes, cheekbones, jaw, ears, nose and mouth within the overall head structure. Proportions of the head, neck and shoulders, as well as tonal rendering, will be covered.  Subjects will include copies of Old Master drawings, your family/friends, and a self-portrait.  

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

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Horn DR 609E _ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

John Horn, Mercenary, dry media on paper

Portrait Painting Demonstration with Ted Xaras (ONLINE) PT 602ED_ON

$150

with Theodore Xaras

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2021 at 1 pm, 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).

See the techniques of the masters unfold in front of you in this extensive oil painting demonstration.  Professional portrait artist Ted Xaras will reproduce two – three portrait masterworks, using the historical palettes and techniques of the original artists.  See how the "limited palette" – black, white, yellow ochre, and red – can produce a fully-realized portrait through the re-creation of works by Velasquez, Hals, and/or Rubens.  Learn how Titian used the techniques of glazing and scumbling thin layers of translucent and opaque color to further enhance an underlying limited palette painting.  Lectures will include a look at portrait examples from other artists utilizing these methods, as well as a paint mixing demonstration to physically illustrate how so few colors can produce so many vibrant tones.  This lecture series presents valuable content on color and technique for practicing painters, as well as fascinating information for any art lover.

Register by: May 14

Alla Prima Painting (ONLINE) PT605AP_ON

$1,200

with Al Gury

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 3 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).

Strengthen your oil or acrylic painting skills through this comprehensive exploration of direct, or alla prima, techniques with the chair of PAFA’s painting department and noted author of Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting, Al Gury. Instruction will cover the history, color palettes, primary approaches, methods and materials, and aesthetics and styles of direct painting. Each week’s study will be devoted to one area of focus: figure and portrait, landscape, interiors, and expressive approaches. Interactive asynchronous course content, including step-by-step painting demonstrations and critiqued assignments, will be supplemented by daily Zoom meetings with the instructor for group discussion, exploration of painting styles, and problem solving. Open to all levels.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the painting traditions and materials of alla prima painting.
  • To understand color, brushwork and development of an alla prima painting.
  • To understand diverse traditions and image making.
  • To understand the use of a variety of resources as reference for painting.
  • To understand the planning, starting, developing and finishing of a compositional alla prima painting.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to develop a strong alla prima painting.
  • Students will be able to develop a visual point of view.
  • Students will be able to analyze and understand historical perspectives in alla prima painting and a variety of subjects and composition choices as they may influence a painting process and the development of a personal point of view.
  • Students will have better visual language and critical thinking skills.

NOTE: This course is available for 3.0 undergraduate credits for $1,800

Register by: May 14

Materials List : Gury PT 605AP_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

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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