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Continuing Education at PAFA



Sculpture

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$350

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

From the reclusive Joseph Cornell’s fantastical sculptures to Betye Saar’s complex revisioning of racist tropes, assemblage as a means of artistic expression could not be better suited for this time of social-distancing and tension. Assemblage intrinsically engages the unconscious while drawing on elements of design, whimsy, and chance to reflect a point of view and a moment in time. In this class, learn to transform everyday items, found objects, elements of nature, or memorabilia into three-dimensional sculpture and collage. Be guided through a different topic each week, delving into your own responses and ideas to create dramatic, humorous, emotional, and satirical works of art.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make something that has value and is relevant to our experiences in this challenging time.
  • Supportive feedback of your work in a group of fellow artists.
  • Experience the process of art making in 3 dimensions, working intuitively or with pre-planned drawings
  • Be introduced to the historical and contemporary innovators of Assemblage Art

Registration Still Available

Materials List: O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) Section 1

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Current session started Jan 23, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.

Registration Still Available

Materials List : Nocella Collage 1

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

Full Course

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) Section 2

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the expressive potential of collage for producing both aesthetic imagery and philosophical statements. Experiment with a variety of materials including drawing and painting media, paper, cardboard, fabric, metal, photographs, and found objects; and combine them using assorted fastening techniques such as gluing, nailing/screwing, or sewing. Stimulate your creativity by responding to assigned problems and prompts, and critically examine the resulting compositions as well as the implied ideas. Realize the tentative or "trial and error" nature of the collage process as a means to discover and learn, and ultimately affirm, your unique and individual aesthetic assertions.

Register by: February 26

Materials List:

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media

Drapery in Sculpture (ONLINE) SC 705ED_ON (Section 2)

$225

with Morgan Dummitt

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Expand your figure sculpture capabilities by learning how to model drapery in clay. Understand the structure and anatomy of cloth for a variety of decorative and naturalistic effects. Using materials suitable for the home studio, students will prepare drapery models and create multiple studies, with attention to how these principles can be translated to sculpture in the round. Instruction is comprised of video lectures, demonstrations, and assignments, as well as regular critiques. All levels welcome!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to “read” drapery from structural, anatomical, and sculptural points of view.
  • Learn to prepare appropriate drapery models for a variety of applications.
  • Learn to apply the principles of drapery to sculpture in the round and produce clothed figures.
  • Students exploring drapery for the first time will produce two finished studies of draped cloth in clay. Advanced students may produce a clothed figure or portrait.

Register by: February 26

Materials List: Dummitt SC 705ED_ON Part 2

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements





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