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Continuing Education at PAFA



Watercolor

The Figure in Watercolor (ONLINE) PT 601WF_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Convey the subtle color, fluid line, and realistic volume of the human form through watercolor.  Working from photo references alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions, paint nude and clothed figure subjects, with guidance on achieving anatomical and proportional accuracy, mixing skin tone, using value to suggest light and volume, rendering clothing, and more.  Instruction will feature demonstrations of fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more.

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Osti PT 601WF_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Adolphe Borie (1877-1934) Female Nude Seated Cross-Legged, n.d., Watercolor and charcoal on cream laid paper, 12 1/2 x 18 13/16 in. irr., Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accesssion #1989.12.31, Gift of Peter Borie

Watercolor: Depicting the Natural World (ONLINE) PT 604EN_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

The natural world is an infinite and fantastic source of inspiration for the artist, and the versatility and luminosity of watercolor make it the perfect technique for recording nature in a fresh and fun way.  In this course, learn fundamental drawing techniques and essential watercolor techniques to create both quick field sketches and detailed, finished artworks. Subject matter will include flowers, plants, and animals. Reference images will be gathered through observational sketches and photography.  An ideal course for those interested in both the fine arts and the Illustration field.

Registration Still Available

Materials List: Osti PT 604EN_ON 

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image:

Image: Roberto Osti, illustration for the the article, Evolution: A Lizards Tale, in Scientific American magazine, March 2001.

Watercolor Portrait (ONLINE) PT 604WP_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the art of watercolor portrait painting from photographic references.  Working alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions, paint a variety of portrait subjects, with a focus on mixing skin tone, rendering hair, achieving a likeness and realistic expression, and more.  Instruction will feature demonstrations of fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more.  Portrait drawing experience recommended.

Register by:  February 26

Materials List : Osti PT 604WP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Image:

Samuel Joseph Brown (1907-1994), Untitled [Head of a boy] (detail), 1950, Watercolor on paper, 13 3/4 x 10 in. (34.925 x 25.4 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2019.3.7, Gift of Dr. Constance E. Clayton in loving memory of her mother Mrs. Williabell Clayton

Botanical Drawing & Painting (ONLINE) DR 615EP_ON

$225

with Linda Gist

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 3, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 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 Wednesday, 10 am – 12 p.m. (See materials list for more information)

Register by:  February 19

Materials List : Gist DR 615EP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

 

Watercolor Landscape (ONLINE) PT 604WL_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn to paint watercolor landscapes from photographic references – a virtual getaway for plein air painters during this time of isolation and limited travel. Subjects will include a variety of types of terrain, and instruction will address the rendering of trees, grass, sky, and water.  Students will practice fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more as they paint in real-time with the instructor.

Register by: February 26

Materials List : Osti PT 604WL_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

Policy Guide Fall 2020

Image: 

William Trost Richards (1833-1905), High Hill, Conanicut Island, 1877, Watercolor and Chinese white on paper, 3 5/16 x 4 15/16 in. (8.42645 x 12.54125 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2008.5.17, Gift of Dorrance H. Hamilton in memory of Samuel M. V. Hamilton





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