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Summer 2020 Semester

Assemblage Sculpture from Home (ONLINE) SC 700EA_ON

$250

with Colleen O’Donnell

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Assemblage is a creative method of sculpture, transforming everyday found-objects into three-dimensional sculpture, as seen in the work of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Start with a box, and include photographs, book pages, wrapping paper, natural items, nuts and bolts, electronic bits, dry food – just about anything! This process allows for the creation of dramatic, humorous, emotional and satirical works of art. Be guided through a different topic each week by CE faculty and sculptor Colleen O’Donnell. Live Zoom sessions will be held every Tuesday, 6 – 8 p.m.

Learning Objectives

  • Relax, have fun, and let the sculpture happen intuitively.
  • Make something that has value to you personally.
  • Create a statement about what you are experiencing right now.

 

Materials List O'Donnell SC 700EA_ON

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Policy Guide Summer 2020

Register by:  May 29

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Assemblage sculpture from student in Session 1

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Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON

$250

with Linda Gist

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media.  Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome.  This Canvas course will include a weekly live Zoom session every Thursday, 10 am – 12 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

Note: This class is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.

Materials List Gist DR 615EP_ON

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Classical Drawing: Lessons from the Masters (ONLINE) DR 600CM_ON

$250

with Morgan Dummitt

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Copying master drawings is a traditional exercise stretching back to the Renaissance.  Learn to analyze great drawings for lessons in proportion, gesture, anatomy, and form. Explore a variety of traditional materials, from chalks to charcoal, ink wash, toned paper, and more. By closely copying the masters, gain a greater appreciation, understanding, and connection with inspirational artists who came before us. All materials will be suitable for the home studio. Instruction will be conducted through video lectures, demonstrations, assignments and individiual Zoom critiques. A weekly Zoom group meeting will be held every Wednesday at 6:15.  All levels welcome!

 Learning Goals

  • Learn the basics of proportional measurement.
  • Understand the techniques of master drawings - line, planes, and tones - to produce the illusion of volume.
  • Master the use of materials used traditional drawing materials.
  • Produce several finished copies of admired works of art.

Materials List Dummitt DR 615CM_ON

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Policy Guide Summer 2020

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Thomas P. Anshutz (1851-1912), Cast Drawing: Wrestlers (detail), charcoal on cream laid paper, 18 13/16 x 24 1/8 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1971.8.102, gift of Mrs. Edward R. Anshutz

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Color for Painters (ONLINE) IN 604CP_ON

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Jul 6, 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 Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles, Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, and Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Direct Painting.  Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings.  This Canvas course includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules.  All levels welcome.  (See materials list for more information).

Note: This class is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.

Materials List Gury IN 604CP_ON

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Creative Photography: Find Your Voice (ONLINE) IN 660CP_ON

$250

with RA Friedman

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Explore who you are as a photographer and where you want to take your work in this intermediate-level project-focused course.  Learn how to best combine your abilities and available resources toward creating a new body of work with message and impact, and presenting it to the viewer.  Weekly assignments will include photo shoots, idea generation, proposal writing, and critiques. Ability with a digital or film camera and photo workflow is a prerequisite. Some technical issues will be addressed, but the core of the class is strengthening your creative outlook and practice.  This is an asynchronous Canvas course with a weekly live Zoom session every Wednesday, 7 – 9 p.m.  (See materials list for more information)

Note: This course is also available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.

Materials List Friedman IN 660CP_ON

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Elementary Figure Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 602E_ON

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

An in-depth approach to drawing and painting the human figure from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles, Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, and Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Direct Painting.

This structured, dynamic online course will address the most important issues of life drawing and painting including structure, form and depth, as well as materials and techniques of drawing and oil painting.  Students will use figurative master works and reference material, self-portraits and observation to explore and build skills in working with the figure. This Canvas course includes weekly step-by-step drawing and painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of drawing and painting the figure, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings scheduled to accommodate students’ schedules.  All levels welcome.  (See materials list for more information).

Note: This class is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.

Materials List Gury DR 602E_ON

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Essential Human Anatomy: Arms, Legs, Hands & Feet

$250

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Designed for figurative artists and students of anatomy, this online course will explore the structural, anatomical, dynamic and aesthetic qualities of the arms, hands, legs and feet.  These highly mobile and expressive parts of the human figure are notoriously challenging for an artist to depict.  Master the beautiful complexity of the extremities so you can promote their expressive potential and add credibility to your depictions of the human form.  This Canvas course includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.  A weekly live Zoom lecture/demonstration will be held every Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m.

Note: This course is also available for 1.0 undergraduate credit.

Materials List Osti DR 604AL_ON

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Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

$250

with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar Jul 6, 2020 , runs for 5 weeks

Explore the power and versatility of acrylic paints. If you have been uncertain about what can be done with acrylics or how they compare to oils, this course will reveal their tremendous strength. Fast-drying acrylics promote the rapid build-up of paint layers with little wait time. Opaque and transparent application techniques allow both the modeling of form through blending and daubing, and the development of richly complex color through glazing. Appropriate for students at all levels, including beginning painters, but drawing experience is recommended.  This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom. (See materials list for more information.)

Note: This class may also be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Materials List Kaplan PT 608E_ON

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Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013), Orchidaceae, 2003, acrylic on cavas, 45 x 53 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2014.21.14, gift of Roland Ginzel, © Estate of Ellen Lanyon

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