Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Continuing Education at PAFA



Sculpture

Foundry: An Introduction SC 711E
Registration Unavailable

Foundry: An Introduction SC 711E

$655

with Pavel Efremoff

Calendar Current session started Sep 16, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome.  (Tuition includes $65 lab fee)

NOTE: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credit for $750.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu for late registration availability.

Materials List: Efremoff SC 711E

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Figure & Portrait Modeling SC 600E
Registration Unavailable

Figure & Portrait Modeling SC 600E

$515

with John Horn

Learn to sculpt the human figure in clay on an armature from direct observation. Experienced students will model a 24-inch figure based on volume, proportion, architectonic construction, and spatial displacement of form. Beginning students will sculpt a life-size portrait first. Instruction will cover armature construction, clay-modeling, and tool usage. All levels welcome.  Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.

Learning Objectives

• Develop the conceptual & perceptual skills in order to model an accurate and expressive portrait or figure in water-based clay.

• Construct a head and/or figure armature.

• Create a complete head and/or figure study in water based clay.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Horn SC 600E

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

 

Metal Sculpture SC 601E
Registration Unavailable

Metal Sculpture SC 601E

$555

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Current session started Sep 18, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

 This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and all techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome.  (Tuition includes $65 lab fee.)

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Materials List: Nocella SC 601E (1)

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email continuinged@pafa.edu to inquire about late registration availability.  Due to the time needed to process safety/access requirements, PAFA cannot accommodate registration requests with less than 24-hours notice for students to attend the first class.  Tuition cannot be prorated for late registration.

Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture SC 605EA
Registration Unavailable

Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture SC 605EA

$515

with Colleen O’Donnell

Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches.  (Tuition includes a $20 lab fee)

Learning Objectives

• Create representations of the human form in three-dimensions.

• Acquire technical knowledge and develop excellent craftsmanship.

• Learn the practice and philosophy of historic and contemporary approaches to human figure artworks.

• Develop strong observational skills, self assessment and the ability to reflect on one’s own work, as well as that of others.

• Develop a personal artistic direction.

• Develop the ability to explore an idea in depth and breadth through a cohesive body of work.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $645.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: O'Donnell SC 605EA

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Figure Modeling SC 600EF
Registration Unavailable

Figure Modeling SC 600EF

$515

with Morgan Dummitt

Sculpting from the life model is the foundational skill of traditional sculpture. Learn to model the life-sized human portrait and 24-inch full figure in clay, from armature construction to finished sculpture. Topics of study will include basic structure, gesture, proportion, anatomy and achieving a portrait likeness. Students may focus on the portrait, the figure or both. All levels are welcome.  (Tuition inlcudes a $20 lab fee)

Learning Objectives

• Complete either four finished sketches of the full figure or two finished portrait sketches in clay.

• Learn basic techniques of armature construction, tool use.

• Gain a thorough understanding of the geometric construction of the figure.

• Gain confidence in translating the nude model in a sculptural language.

• Understand gesture, volume, rhythm.

• Learn relevant simple anatomical and proportional markers.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $625.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements.

Register by:  September 10

Materials List: Dummitt DR 600EF

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON
Registration Unavailable

Assemblage Art (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$350

with Colleen O’Donnell

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

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

Registration Still Available

Materials List: O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: Assemblage by CE student Diane Bjornstad

Collage & Assemblage (ONLINE) SC 610CA_ON

$225

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 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:  October 29

Materials List : Nocella SC 610CA_ON

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Steve Nocella, House Construction, mixed media





Forgot password?
Staff Log In