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Pre-College One-Week Summer Intensives

Drawing 1, DR 710ED-1

$425

with Michelle Oosterbaan

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection, and figure/portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will become familiar with a wide range of drawing material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of perspective and proportion.
  • Students will ultimately learn to “see” for more effective drawing.

Figure Sculpture, SC710EF

$425

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore clay modeling and expand your portfolio with three-dimensional work. Work from a life model to learn methods of terra cotta clay sculpture, focusing on anatomy, proportion, composition, and personal expression. Sculptures will be photographed for portfolios and kiln-fired after the course ends. NOTE: This class will utilize nude models.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain awareness of the structure, movement, proportion and form of the human body.
  • Students’ sculptures will demonstrate a basic understanding of human anatomy (skeletal framework) and kinesiology (type and range of movements).
  • Student will be familiar with sculpture terminology and techniques.
  • Students will complete a sculpture work that can be used in their portfolio.
  • Students will be prepared for further study in the visual arts.

Landscape Painting, PT 710EP

$425

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Learn to depict ever-changing light and shadows through rapid decisions and swift mark-making. Study landscape masters to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, and clouds; then take your skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air!

Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster, DR 710MI

$425

with James Heimer

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore illustration as a counterpart to music through the art of the concert poster. Students will experiment with traditional and digital methods to develop imagery that interprets the lyrical content of their favorite artists. Spontaneous and stream of consciousness drawing and lettering exercises will be employed to invent narratives from instrumental music. The history of the concert poster will provide context and serve as inspiration for the students own projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain an understanding of communication through pictorial means.
  • Students will express abstract concepts through pictorial symbols.
  • Students will present preliminary work that clearly communicates their objectives.
  • Students will balance type or hand lettering and imagery.
  • Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking, creativity, and a personal voice.

Painting 1: Still Life, PT 710E1

$425

with David Wilson

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Add color to your portfolio by developing your painting skills in oil or acrylic. Work from still life arrangements to explore the fundamentals of painting including the selection and care of materials, painting techniques, and color mixing. Instruction will emphasize composition, value, and color relationships.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will become familiar with a wide range of painting material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of proportion.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.

Photography, IN 660HS

$425

with RA Friedman

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers camera functions, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, creating digital prints, and photographing artwork for a portfolio. Required:DSLR or compact camera with manual functions.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will acquire the ability to move from capture to output with confidence and proficiency.
  • Students will understand the digital photography workflow and how to tailor it to one’s needs and vision.
  • Students will gain an awareness of how the camera sees and how the photographer’s visual, technical, and logistical choices impact both the message communicated and its effectiveness. 

Portrait Drawing & Painting, DR 714HS

$425

with Meghan Cox

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or other prior basic drawing experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will acquire basic knowledge of the proportions of the head neck and shoulders.
  • Students will acquire familiarity with a wide range of material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of painting and drawing.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of proportion.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.
  • Students will ultimately learn to “see” for more effective drawing and painting.

Drawing 2: Life Drawing, DR 605EH

$425

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Jul 20, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Figure drawing is one of the most time-honored methods of art training and a great way to rapidly produce valuable work for a portfolio. Work in charcoal and graphite directly from the life model in short and long poses, exploring gesture, proportions and anatomy. Prerequisite: Drawing (Section 1 or 2), Portrait Drawing & Painting or other basic drawing experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain competency in depicting the proportions of the human figure.
  • Students will identify and make use of 2D design principles.
  • Students will recognize and apply a range of drawing techniques.
  • Students will develop and discuss concepts and image development in the form of structured critique.
  • Students will experiment with different forms of mark making and recognize which tools to use to create a variety of marks.
  • Students will gain an understanding of how to render fabric and drapery.




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