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Pre-College: Drawing for Comics, DR 723EC

$400

with Jeff Kilpatrick

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 25, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

In this course, students will be taught cartooning basics, studying drawing and inking techniques using a variety of professional tools. They will also be taught the language of sequential art (comics). Students will write a story based on real life or imagination, then design characters and environments to be used as they transform that story into a short-form comic. 

Students should be prepared with supplies from the required materials list.

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

Pre-College: Watercolor, PT 710WP

$400

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: https://www.pafa.org/school/academics/pre-college/policies

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Pre-College: Portfolio Bootcamp

$400
Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn how to develop a portfolio that will wow any art school admissions committee. Start the week with a portfolio review by PAFA's admissions team and learn where you are excelling and where you could strengthen your presentation. Then spend the rest of the week focusing on developing observational art skills and working with your teacher develop pieces that directly address the needs of your portfolio. This class is perfect for juniors and seniors getting ready to apply, as well as freshman and sophomores getting a head start on their applications.

Additional sessions will go over the art school application process, what makes a great portfolio, how to photograph your at for your portfolio, and what to consider when choosing a school.

Required Material List. Students are responsible for their own supplies.

This class cannot be taken for college credit.

Required materials list will be posted here in May, and will be emailed to registered students two weeks before the start of class. 

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





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