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Continuing Education at PAFA



Summer 2020 Semester

The Artist Book & Sculptural Book Forms (ONLINE)
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The Artist Book & Sculptural Book Forms (ONLINE)

$150

with Nicole Donnelly

Calendar May 30, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

 Explore traditional and novel forms and functions of the book as a means of artistic expression. The artist book, both a visual and linguistic experience, incorporates notions of sequence, repetition, juxtaposition, and duration; and it presents exciting possibilities for creating sculptural/movable forms to augment imagery and textual content. Participants will learn and practice the fundamentals of hand bookbinding, including folded, sewn, and adhesive binding methods. Each class will be dedicated to a new and completed book structure, in order to build a library of models for making unique or editioned artist books.  Live Zoom sessions will take place every Saturday, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Materials List Donnelly

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020

Image:

Nicole Donnelly, Untitled Fossil Record, 2010

Beginning Drawing (ONLINE) DR 600EB_ON

$250

with Meghan Cox

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Learn to draw what you see realistically and with confidence – from the comfort of your own home! Master the basics of observational drawing using line and tonal value with the still life as your subject. Videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback will promote understanding as you hone your skills. This course is ideal for beginners or for intermediate students wanting to refine their abilities.    A weekly live Zoom session will be held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. 

Materials List: Cox DR 600EB-ON-2

Zoom Technical Requirements

Learning Objectives

• Gain familiarity with a wide range of material and techniques including but not limited to, placement, proportion, sight measuring

• Acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.

• Acquire the ability to depict observed form through a mastery of proportion.

• Demonstrate proficiency in the methods and materials of painting’s various disciplines and media.

• Students will ultimately learn to “see.”

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Introduction to Oil Painting (ONLINE) PT 616EO_ON

$250

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 , runs for 10 weeks

Are you intimidated by the idea of oil painting? Join Shushana Rucker to learn introductory to intermediate level techniques in the comfort of your own home. This course will help the beginner oil painter gain confidence in a variety of oil painting techniques including direct and indirect painting, color mixing, and painting with a brush and palette knife. Topics will also include stretching your own canvas, cradling panels, and using mediums, solvents and additives. Course content will include in-depth video tutorials, and printable tutorials. The instructor will be available on a daily basis to answer questions via e-mail. A weekly live Zoom session will be held every Monday at 7 p.m.

Learning Objectives

• Students will recognize and apply a range of oil painting techniques including direct and indirect methods.

• Students will identify and make use of basic design and color principles.

• Students will analyze and describe historical and contemporary oil painting techniques and styles.

• Students will become proficient in the use of hand and power tools used to prepare supports.

• Students will experiment with painting tools and gain an understanding of mark making with oil paint.

• Students will develop and discuss concepts and image development in the form of structured critique.

Materials List Rucker PT 616EO_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Introduction to Relief Sculpture: Drapery Study (ONLINE)

$250

with Morgan Dummitt

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

The addition of drapery adds an exciting dimension to figurative clay sculpture.  Learn the basics of relief sculpture, using drapery as the subject – two major themes in traditional sculpture.  Students exploring drapery for the first time will produce at least two finished drapery studies in relief and learn how to apply the concepts to sculpting clothed figures.  Experienced students may apply the principles to their own figure sculptures.  All materials will be suitable for home use.  Instruction will be conducted through video lectures, demonstrations, and assignments as well as individual live Zoom critiques. All levels welcome!

Learning objectives

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the four levels of relief sculpture: Alto (high), Mezzo (middle), Basso (low) and Sciaciatto (squished).
  • Learn to understand drapery from structural, anatomical, and sculptural points of view.
  • Learn to apply the principles of drapery to sculpture in the round and produce clothed figures.

 Materials List - Dummitt SC 705E_ON 

 Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020

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Modernism and Modernity: Art and Culture 1900-1945 (ONLINE) IN 670EM_ON

$150

with Dr. Kevin Richards

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Examine the artists and artistic movements of the first half of the 20th century, focusing on the development of modernism in Europe before World War II. View an array of work from historical and art historical perspectives, and analyze the world views and material conditions that contributed to the transformation of art during this era. Online instruction will provide weekly video lectures, readings, and instructor-moderated discussion boards.

Materials List: Richards IN 670EM_ON

Image:  Henri Matisse, Dance (1909-10)

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Portrait Painting (ONLINE) PT 602E_ON

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings. Zoom meetings will be scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules. All levels welcome.

Learning Objectives

This dynamic online course will address all aspects of portrait painting, including:

• Students will learn the traditions and history of portraiture

• Students will learn portrait structure and anatomy

• Students will learn how to achieve a good likeness

• Students will learn alla prima (direct) painting techniques

• Students will learn to use the materials and color palettes for effective portrait painting

• Students will learn to use the materials and color palettes for effective portrait painting

• Students will learn to paint portraits from both life and from photo reference.

Materials List: Gury PT 602E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

Full Course

The Portable Print (ONLINE) PR 615PP_ON

$250

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Learn to make your own fine art prints without a press or special equipment!  Create your own “portable” print-shop to use at home or to create plein air works outdoors. Gain the confidence and expertise to perform the following techniques on your own:  relief, oil- and water-based monotype, Gauguin monotype, stencil printing on fabric, stamp printing, solar etching, and paste paper making.  A demonstration on how to make a portfolio to store paper and prints and simple framing techniques will be provided.  Comprehensive online instruction is comprised of video demonstrations, guides, and assignments with regular instructor feedback.  Live Zoom sessions will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Learning Objectives

• Gain an understanding of the basic processes in printmaking and receive an overview of its history.

• Gain experience in relief and intaglio techniques.

• Students will produce a variety of images using different printmaking techniques

• Gain an understanding of how to create prints without a shop.

Materials List: Rucker PR 615PP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Fundamentals of Illustration (ONLINE)

$150

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Jun 1, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This live Zoom course is designed for artists interested in graphic novels, picture books, animation, magazine illustration, and graphic design. Learn to create sequential drawings, layout and design projects, and editorial pieces, with an emphasis is on idea exploration, critical and creative thinking, and development of personal style. Develop characters, settings, and atmosphere based on memory, imagination, and published works. Great illustration -- historic and contemporary -- will serve as inspiration and reference. Classes consist of short presentations, idea generating exercises, and experimentation, with a goal of broadening students’ imagination and knowledge and improving the quality of their artwork.  Live Zoom sessions will take place every Monday, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Materials List Samworth

Zoom Technical Requirements

Policy Guide Summer 2020

Kate Samworth (BFA '10) explores themes of environmental change, balancing a sense of wonder and possibility with an expression of mourning. Her passion for natural history illustration, dark fairy tales, and satire converge in her illustrations.  Samworth has illustrated several books. Her first, Aviary Wonders Inc., won the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers. The exhibition includes work from published and ongoing projects, including the finely detailed scratchboard drawings for Why Fish Don’t Exist, a work of non-fiction for adults by NPR journalist Lulu Miller, to be released this April by Simon & Schuster.

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