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Painting over the Line (In-Person)

$450

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Current session started May 29, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.*
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Ten-Week Course (30 Hours)
Credit:
Non-Credit or 1.0 Undergraduate Credit (See Below)
Note: This previously online class is currently being offered in-person.

Learn to explore new possibilities and paint more intuitively under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi! Work from personal subject matter (objects, images, emotions, or ideas) to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Examine how to use concepts of color, harmony, focal point, space, and mark-making as powerful tools of personal expression. Open painting is heavily supported by critiques and advice from the instructor as he works one-on-one with each student to guide them in their personal style and goals. This course is excellent for students pursuing abstract or nonobjective imagery, seeking knowledgeable feedback and a focused community painting environment. Painting experience recommended. 

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $595. Select credit option with price adjustment when registering.

*Note: No class on June 19 for Juneteenth holiday.

Image: Kassem Amoudi.

Register by: May 24

Materials List

Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies

Lithography (In-Person)

$470

with Ron Wyffels

Calendar Current session started Jun 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m.*
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Ten-Week Course (30 Hours)
Credit:
Non-Credit or 1.0 Undergraduate Credit (See Below)

Note: This course has been delayed by one week, now scheduled to start on June 5.  Options for an extension to August 14, or an alternate make up date, for the missed session will be discussed during the first class.  The course remains OPEN for registration.

Lithography is a versatile printmaking process that allows for a complete range of drawing effects: contour line, hatching/cross-hatching, painterly wash applications, expressive mark-making, and reductive techniques. Learn all aspects of the lithographic process through step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on practice: preparing a traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plate; creating your own drawing from observation, imagination or photographic transfer using a range of drawing materials; selecting paper; printing in black-and-white and color; and editioning your prints. Note: Tuition includes a $20 lab fee.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the lithography printing process.
  • Students will acquire technical experience in preparing stones, plates, & ink.
  • Students will learn basic stone & plate drawing, etching and processing techniques.
  • Students will acquire technical expertise by way of proofing and printing their stones & plates, including learned skills in roller use & litho press operation.
  • Students will learn printmaking professionalism including printing editions on clean registered printmaking paper, signing and numbering editions appropriately.
  • Students will learn the importance of image development through individual reviews and by exploring various possibilities with the process.
  • Students will develop critical visual and verbal skills by way of individual discussions with the instructor and with their peers.
  • Students will advance their individual art concepts and expand their artistic territory through new techniques & material uses.

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $615 (including lab fee). Select credit option with price adjustment when registering.

*Note: No class on June 19 for Juneteenth holiday.

Image: Ron Wyffels.

Register by: May 24

Materials List

Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies

Oil Painting: Comprehending Color (In-Person)

$295

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 3, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays, 9 a.m - 12 p.m*
Instructor: Roger Chavez 
Six-Week Short Course (18 Hours)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Without question, every oil painter benefits from color mixing instruction:  Understanding how to accurately see, mix, and adjust color not only allows you to achieve the results you want in your work but also enables you to avoid the pitfalls of wasting paint though inaccurate and poorly understood pigment mixing.  Explore key methods and principles for effective color mixing, using a limited palette to create prismatic hues and earth tone colors. Instruction will address the role of light in the visual perception of color, as well as subtractive and additive color systems. Work from varied still life arrangements to put your color comprehension into practice, and advance your painting skills for all subject matter.  

*Note: No class on August 7. 

Image: Roger Chavez

Register by: June 24 
Materials List
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies 

Plein Air Painting in Valley Forge (Outdoor)

$325

with Charles Muldowney

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 3, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Five-Week Short Course (20 Hours)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Enjoy open-air painting in beautiful Valley Forge National Historical Park, the encampment site of George Washington’s Continental Army in 1777-1778 and now home to a painter’s delight of lush scenery and historic architecture!  Located in Montgomery County, 35 minutes northwest of Center City Philadelphia, the park features great views of the Schuylkill River, Valley Creek, the Valley Forge Farm, Mt. Joy, Mt. Misery, and many valleys, cabins, and colonial houses, with ample parking and access to restrooms.  Working from diverse landscape subject matter, students will learn the essential materials, tools, techniques, and strategies for painting on site.  Instruction will cover a variety of plein air approaches, including painting with a knife and brush, painting from an imprimatura,  Macchiaioli painting, and working from sketches to block in local color.  Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Image: Charles Muldowney, Valley Forge Arch

Register by: June 24
Materials List 
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies

Watercolor: Depicting the Natural World (Online)

$250

with Roberto Osti

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 3, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays, 2 – 4:30 p.m. (Zoom with posted Canvas content)
Instructor: Roberto Osti 
Six-Week Short Course (18-Hour Equivalent)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

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. 

Image: Roberto Osti.

Register by: June 24
Materials List 
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies
Information for PAFA CE Online Courses 

Drawing with Ink (Online)

$250

with David Wilson

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 3, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Wednesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. (Zoom with posted Canvas content)
Instructor: David Wilson 
Six-Week Short Course (18-Hour Equivalent)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Drawing with ink offers a wealth of descriptive and expressive possibilities for fine art and illustration purposes. Learn pen, brush, and quill techniques to create rich values, crisp lines, textural or decorative effects, and atmospheric washes.  Hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, and wash methods will be covered, as well as preparatory drawing and corrective strategies.  Students will work from still-life, interiors, and photos with demonstrations, critiques, and posted content from the instructor toward helping each individual realize their goals in the medium.

Image: David Wilson.

Register by: June 24
Materials List 
Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies
Information for PAFA CE Online Courses 





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