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Pre-College Studio Arts

Pre-College: Painting: Porfolio Preparation, PT 710E1T

$400

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Sep 26, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Students can come and build work for a college level portfolio. A focus on painting from direct observation using the still life and the self-portrait will be emphasized, as well as making copies from master works. Students will learn historical and contemporary approaches to painting, as well as learning painting materials and their applications to become informed of history and practice.  Lectures and discussions will revolve around exploring works from past and present artists, materials and techniques and historical and contemporary painting concepts. Discussions, lectures, and work feedback will be made using Zoom and Canvas platforms. Zoom sessions will be structured to be about 30 minutes at the beginning and 30 at the end of class with students having ample time to work on their own painting in between. Instructor will be available for live feedback on Zoom and Canvas throughout the scheduled class time.  

Learning objectives:

  • Students will paint from direct observation using the still life and the self-portrait, as well as make copies from master works.
  • Students will become familiar with historical and contemporary approaches to painting, as well as painting materials and their applications
  • Through lectures and discussions students will explore and become familiar with works from past and present artists, materials and techniques and historical and contemporary painting concepts.Painting concepts will include discussions on:
    • Historical spaces i.e. renaissance, cubism, and modern space
    • The physicality and limitations of the picture plane  
    • How the above concepts are related and shape and mold the way we make paintings

Students may apply for full and partial scholarships here: https://pafacademy.slideroom.com/#/Login

Parent/Guardian must fill out Student Information & Release Form BEFORE first day of class. 

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to precollege@pafa.org to register as an international student.

Pre-College: Drawing: Portfolio Preparation, DR 710ED-1

$400

with Inga Kimberly Brown

Calendar Sep 26, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Drawing I is an exploration into the mediums of drawing for students at all levels. The class objective is to learn observational study and what the imagination can unveil using the linear method of mark making. This class encourages the artist to draw from their own observation and to observe their mark making as they relate the image to a surface. Each class will start with a 30-minute live demonstration on drawing with different mediums on diverse surfaces. The last 30 minutes will be focused on sharing student art as a group, helping students to improve their technique as well as their ability to talk about art.

Topics will include lighting, perspective, color, tones, self-portrait, landscapes, still-life and more.

Learning Objectives:

• Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.

• Students will become familiar with a variety of drawing materials and techniques.

• Students will have an understanding the primitive eye and the critical eye, which also allows the student to see depth and hyper color and intensity of the form clearly.

• Students will be able to articulate the visual language with confidence which opens doors to realism, naturalistic figures and forms.

• Students will become familiar with the Artist Share or Group Critiques.

• Students will become more familiar with the use of the artist vocabulary through dialogue of art within the art of critique or artist feedback sessions. Check out this Artist Glossary by MoMA Learning: https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/glossary/

 

Students may apply for full and partial scholarships here: https://pafacademy.slideroom.com/#/Login

Parent/Guardian must fill out Student Information & Release Form BEFORE first day of class. 

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to precollege@pafa.org to register as an international student.

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Pre-College: After School Studio Arts

$200

with Al Gury

Calendar Oct 5, 2020

This course provides students with the opportunity for enrichment, skills development, and portfolio building in a (mostly) asynchronous online drawing course.

This course consists of nine self-paced lessons on PAFA’s learning management system, Canvas, during which students will learn foundational drawing skills, self-portrait drawing, and how to use color in art. Each lesson will include a recorded demonstration, written resources, images, a discussion board and an assignment that students can submit on Canvas. Students will receive regular written feedback on these assignments from so that they can grow as artists and produce a stellar portfolio. Course instructors include Professor Al Gury and PAFA MFA students.

While these lessons are designed to be completed weekly, students can complete these lessons at their own pace on their own schedule between October 5 and December 4. There is no required synchronous component to this program. For interested students, there is an optional weekly drop-in session available on Zoom on Thursdays at 4pm to share discussion, images and ideas, with the goal of creating a supportive learning experience. 

This course consists of nine weekly modules that are divided into three foundational topics:

  • Foundation Drawing, which will focus on developing skills in the areas of shape, form, depth and composition using still life and interior spaces.
  • Portrait Drawing, which will focus on developing the skills needed to create strong portraits and self- portraits. This module will focus on portrait anatomy, structure and getting a likeness.
  • Color in art, which will focus on the understanding and use of color in making an image. Practical uses of understanding and using color will be addressed using portraits, still life, and free creative projects.

 

Students may apply for full and partial scholarships here: https://pafacademy.slideroom.com/#/Login

Parent/Guardian must complete the Student Information and Release Form BEFORE the first day of class.

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to precollege@pafa.org to register as an international student.





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