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Open Academy: Intermediate Relief (PR 253)
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Open Academy: Intermediate Relief (PR 253)

$1,150

with Dan Miller

Calendar Current session started Aug 31, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Mondays, 1:00 - 3:50 p.m. (first class meets on Wednesday, 8/31/2022)

PAFA’s Open Academy provides the opportunity for Continuing Education (CE) and non-matriculated students to enroll in select BFA courses for credit or non-credit.  Open Academy students enrolled in PAFA’s renowned studio arts courses learn technical skills, creative expression, and critical thinking from master artist-teachers while working amongst dedicated full-time students in PAFA's classrooms.

This course will include drawing, cutting and printing techniques through both hand and press experimentation. It will involve close contact with each student to increase visual challenge and to build awareness of relief possibilities such as: reductive printing, wood engraving, multicolor possibilities, the illustration of a text, the carving of text, production of a book, and work in series.

Optional: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $1,400. Select credit option when registering.

Image:  Dan Miller, Many Eyes.

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for exceptions for medical or religious reasons must be submitted with appropriate documentation and approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See Open Academy Policy Information for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Register by: August 22

Registration is now closed. To inquire about late registration availability (prior to start date), please email continuinged@pafa.edu.

Materials List 

Open Academy Policy Guide 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Screenprinting and Beyond (In-Person)
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Screenprinting and Beyond (In-Person)

$545

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Current session started Sep 15, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects.  Note: Tuition includes $20 lab fee. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the screen printing process.  
  • Students will acquire technical experience with screens, squeegees, ink, tools, and equipment.  
  • Students will learn basic screen printing techniques including image development, coating and processing screens, mixing ink, and printing.  
  • Students will acquire technical expertise by way of printing various stencils from fine detail images to flat broad areas.  
  • Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper, signing and numbering editions appropriately.  
  • Students will learn the importance of image development through individual reviews and by exploring various possibilities with the process.  
  • Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills by way of individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers. 

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $695 (including lab fee). Select credit option when registering. 

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for medical or religious exemptions must be approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See CE Policy Guide for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Image: Tony Rosati, In Memoriam

No classes during Thanksgiving Break, November 24 – 27.

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Fall 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form 

This class is closed for registration. To inquire about late enrollment availability, please call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu. To facilitate late enrollment (if available), please submit your Proof of Vaccination/Booster in advance via the form above.

Lithography (In-Person)

$545

with Ron Wyffels

Calendar Current session started Sep 21, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Wednesdays, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Lithography is a versatile printmaking process that allows for a complete range of drawing effects:  contour line, hatching/cross-hatching, painterly wash applications, expressive mark-making, and reductive techniques.  Learn all aspects of the lithographic process through step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on practice:  preparing a traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plate; creating your own drawing from observation, imagination or photographic transfer using a range of drawing materials; selecting paper; printing in black-and-white and color; and editioning your prints.  Note: Tuition includes a $20 lab fee. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the lithography printing process. 
  • Students will acquire technical experience in preparing stones, plates, & ink. 
  • Students will learn basic stone & plate drawing, etching and processing techniques.
  • Students will acquire technical expertise by way of proofing and printing their stones & plates, included learned skills in roller use & litho press operation. 
  • Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper, signing and numbering editions appropriately. 
  • Students will learn the importance of image development through individual reviews and by exploring various possibilities with the process. 
  • Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills by way of individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers. 
  • Students will advance their individual art concepts and expand their artistic territory through new technique & material uses. 

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $695 (including lab fee). Select credit option when registering.

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for medical or religious exemptions must be approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See CE Policy Guide for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Image:  

Register by: September 19

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Fall 2022 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form 

Woodcut and Relief Printmaking (In-Person)

$315

with Ron Wyffels

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Fridays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Printing from a drawing carved into wood or a linoleum block is the oldest and most straightforward form of printmaking.  The direct nature of this process makes it an ideal introduction to printmaking for beginners, while artists of all levels enjoy its potential for intricate detail and graphic impact.  This six-week course is the perfect condensed exploration into this striking technique.  All aspects of the process will be covered, including drawing on the block, carving your design and printing black-and white and color prints. All levels welcome. (Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.) 

Learning Objectives 

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the relief printing process. 
  • Students will acquire technical experience in preparing woodblocks & linoleum blocks to receive their drawn images. 
  • Students will learn safe and smart cutting techniques for making their printing blocks. 
  • Students will acquire technical expertise by proofing and printing their black & white and color relief prints, including skills in ink brayer use & press operation. 
  • Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper and signing and numbering editions appropriately. 
  • Students will learn the importance of image development by exploring various possibilities with the process. 
  • Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills through individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers. 

Please note:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster upon registration. Requests for medical or religious exemptions must be approved by PAFA’s head of security. PAFA reserves the right to refuse entry and withdraw enrollment for students who have not provided proof of vaccination and have not been approved for exemption. Withdrawals for noncompliance will result in fees. See CE Policy Guide for complete COVID safety requirements and policies. 

Image: Alison Saar, Nude Woman with Long Hair, 2000, Color woodcut, 12 x 10 in. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter, 2011.1.260c 

Register by: October 28 

No classes during Thanksgiving Break, November 24 – 27.

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Fall 2022 

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form - SUBMISSION REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION 





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