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Continuing Education at PAFA



Watercolor, Gouache & Tempera

Aqueous Painting with Dry Media (ONLINE) PT 630AM_ON

$225

with Jill A. Rupinski

Calendar Current session started Apr 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enrich your drawings/paintings on paper by combining wet and dry media! Learn to create opaque and translucent effects using pastel, graphite, chalk and more. Both traditional and contemporary methods will be explained through example and demonstration. Students will work from a variety of subject matter and will be encouraged to experiment, explore, and develop their personal vision. The course will be presented through live Zoom lecture and demonstration, and group critique using the Canvas online learning platform.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn historical and contemporary methods of combining wet and dry media.
  • Develop skill in the use of relevant tools and techniques.
  • Develop your personal artistic vision.

Register by:  April 9

Materials List : Rupinski PT 630AM_ON

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

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Image: 

Jill A Rupinski, On the Edge, pastel on paper, 25 x 38 in.

Watercolor Plunge Workshop (ONLINE) PT 604PW_ON

$175

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts May 14, 2021 at 10 am

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Print Department, and accomplished watercolorist in this live Zoom workshop designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor materials and techniques, including papers, brushes and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Gain the the confidence to continue to work with watercolor beyond the workshop. Take the plunge; a lifeguard will be on duty!

Register by:  May 7

Materials List: Rosati PT 604PW_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Plein Air Painting In Cape May (OUTDOOR) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021 at 10 am

Join Joe Sweeney for an outdoor, in-person, plein air painting retreat in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Experience small town hospitality while painting Cape May Point, the Cove with sweeping vistas, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Instruction includes tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette.  Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Health-safety measures, including masking and social-distancing, will be practiced.

Register by:  May 7

Schedule:  4 days, Thursday through Sunday, May 20 - 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information and recommended accommodations, email joesweeney5@gmail.com

Materials List: Sweeney PT 605CM 

CE Policy Guide Spring 2021

The Art of Watercolor with James Toogood (ONLINE) PT 604AW_ON

$150

with James Toogood

Calendar Next available session starts May 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join James Toogood  AWS/NWS/AAA, PAFA CE faculty, renowned watercolorist, and author of Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor for a discussion of what is needed to paint truly great and successful watercolors.  Referencing his own award-winning watercolor landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, James will present a thorough explanation of watercolor materials and techniques via Zoom.  Topics will include the proper selection and preparation of your paper, brushes, color palettes as well as a thorough discussion of paint and pigment.  James will take you through the development of a painting, from drawing and composition to opening washes to a completed piece.  He will talk about how to develop a sense of light and atmosphere, and how to achieve a range of textural effects from glass, metal, stone, grass and water and more! 

Register by:  May 14

Image: 

James Toogood, Mixed Emotions, watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in.

Tempera Painting (ONLINE) IN 603ET_ON

$225

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

From ancient Egypt through the early Renaissance and into modern times, pigments mixed with egg yolk, hide glue, or casein were valued for their fast-drying layers and luminous color effects. Learn traditional preparations, transparent and translucent painting methods, and contemporary mixtures of tempera and oil.  Varnishing, framing, and storage issues will also be discussed and demonstrated. 

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Ciambella IN 603ET_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Color & Design in Gouache (ONLINE) PT 630ED

$225

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media.  Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes.  Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work.  Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tessellations, and making copies of masterworks.   

Regsiter by:  May 14

Materials List: Samworth PT 630ED

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements (1)

Watercolor Fundamentals (ONLINE) PT 604IW_ON

$225

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts May 26, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Embrace the beauty and versatility of watercolor in this live Zoom class with renowned artist, educator and author Roberto Osti. In-depth demonstration and lecture will acquaint beginners and those with limited experience with the basic materials and techniques as they learn to paint still life objects, landscape and the portrait.  Students will be encouraged to engage with the medium to find their own personal means of expression.    

Register by:  May 14

Materials List: Osti PT 604IW_ON

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

Zoom Technical Requirements

Image: 

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) North Road, Bermuda, 1900, Watercolor and graphite on white wove paper 13 15/16 x 21 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 1978.19, Partial Gift and Bequest of Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen

Natural History Illustration (ONLINE) DR

$225

with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Discover the fascinating world of natural history illustration through its greatest contributors from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century. Investigate the unusual lives of those who traveled the globe in search of new specimens and how they contributed to our understanding of nature. Each week’s instruction will focus on a different field of study:  botany, entomology, mammalogy, ornithology, marine biology, and cartography. Students then will be guided through the process of illustrating specimens from each field using Micron pens, colored pencils, acrylic inks, or other wet or dry media of choice. 

Register by: May 14

Materials List: Samworth DR Natural History Illustration

CE Policy Guide Summer 2021

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Image:

Instructor Kate Samworth in her studio





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