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Drawing with Charcoal and Graphite Pencil (Online)


with Alicia Mino

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Mondays, 6 - 8 pm

Gain a firm foundation in classical drawing instruction using charcoal and graphite pencil. Working from still life subjects and natural forms through photo references, learn how to render texture, light, and contrast to create a sense of realism.  Instruction will address not only line quality and shading, but also expressive addition and subtraction methods with brushes and kneaded erasers and techniques for mixing charcoal and graphite together for varied effects. Improve your drawing skills to encapsulate the world around you or to establish a firm grounding for further artistic study. 

 Learning Objectives 

  • Students will learn about graphite pencil and charcoal pencil techniques 
  • Students will learn how these two techniques can be mixed for a more interesting effect 
  • Students will learn how to render realism though the study of texture, light and contrast with graphite pencils and charcoal  
  • Students will learn how to utilize the addition and subtraction technique with brushes and kneaded eraser

Image: Mary Kollock, House on Water with Dock and Boat, n.d., charcoal on rough-textured heavy-weight watercolor paper. Collection of PAFA.

Register by:  June 24

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

History of the Printed Image, Part 2 (Online Lecture)


with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8 pm

Join PAFA faculty and accomplished printmaker Tony Rosati for another overview of important prints and books throughout history.  Learn about artists in their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums through three fascinating lectures:  

  • Intaglio Printmaking Processes  
  • The Method and History of Mezzotint 
  • The Relief Etching and Illuminated Books of William Blake  

View and discuss milestone prints and books from the collections of the PAFA museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress.  Nix the Netflix and enjoy this compelling dinnertime conversation for anyone who loves looking at, and learning about, art!  Note: This class is lecture only. Students need not participate in Part 1 of this lecture series to enroll. 

Register by:  June 24

No materials required.

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

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