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Botanical Drawing & Painting Intensive


with Linda Gist

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

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. Tuition includes a $10 materials fee for floral subjects, provided.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $535, including materials fee.

Important: All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration. Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below.Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. 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: June 24

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Advanced Illustration in Mixed Media (Online)


with Kate Samworth

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Mondays, 3 - 5 pm

Examine historical and contemporary illustrated books for audiences of all ages. Develop a series of related images or picture book ideas through a series of class exercises in composition, perspective, and working in limited palettes. Demonstrations address perspective drawing challenges, working in mixed media, enhancing the written word, and working with photographic resources while avoiding the pitfalls of working associated with using photographic references. Note: No class on July 18.

Register by: June 24

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Pre-College: Watercolor, PT 710WP


with Sherif Habashi

Calendar Next session starts Aug 1, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium through transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, old master photographs, and the cityscape. All levels welcome.

Students are responsible for bringing supplies from materials list

Learning Objectives:

  • Students learn the properties and proper use of watercolor paint, paper and brushes.
  • Students will learn observational painting techniques and stages of building a painting.
  • Students will learn to organize visual information in cohesive and expressive compositions.
  • Students will be able to render light, space and texture in watercolor.
  • Students will learn the basic concepts of color theory.
  • Students will learn to see color in various environments.
  • Students will strive for personal expression through use of a range of watercolor techniques and development of unique palettes.

Pre-College programs will be in-person to safely support young artists. All participants are required to be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible). PAFA will be limiting classroom density and deep cleaning all areas. We're excited to be a space of creative expression for teens!

Scholarships are available with application. Please apply for scholarship and get decision BEFORE registering. Scholarship policies here:

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