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Watercolor, Gouache & Tempera
Botanical Drawing & Painting Intensive
with Linda Gist
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
Advanced Illustration in Mixed Media (Online)
with Kate Samworth
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
Pre-College: Watercolor, PT 710WP
with Sherif Habashi
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
- 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: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies