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Plein Air Drawing and Painting PT 612DP (Outdoor, Spring Course)

$325

with Larry Francis

Calendar Current session started May 8, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Capture the small town beauty Manayunk's hilly streets, rowhomes, and storefronts.  Learn to create a convincing sense of space, light and time of day while depicting streetscapes, trees, water and sky.  Color mixing and painting techniques for oils will be demonstrated, but all drawing/painting media are welcome.  Located just 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia, Manayunk offers engaging urban and riverside neighborhood subjects with parking, shade, provisions and facilities available.

Register by:  April 29

Materials list 

CE Policy Guide Spring 2022

Metal Sculpture

$655

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts May 27, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Fridays, 9 am - 5 pm

This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and all techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome.  (Tuition includes $60 lab fee.)

NOTE: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $810.

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. 

Register by: May 13

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Realistic Drawing Techniques

$595

with Robert Waddington

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Saturdays, 9 am - 5 pm

Gain the skills and confidence to enhance the realism of your drawings through sound historical practices. Learn fundamental and advanced drawing techniques to perceive form, depict accurate tonal values, and develop individual line character through informative demonstrations, detailed handouts, and homework assignments designed to reinforce skills. Discover the methods, characteristics, and historical origins of charcoal, blending stumps, erasers, chalk, and color media. Instruction will address the application of color as an enhancement, as well as the use of preliminary and finished drawings as references for paintings.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn basic and advanced concepts and techniques for producing successful drawings.
  • Students will develop increased confidence in their drawing abilities through organized, dependable working methods.
  • Students will learn critical problem-solving in their drawing procedures, which will lessen creative anxiety.
  • Students will achieve repeatable and predictable results in their drawings by utilizing a disciplined approach to artistic challenges.
  • Students will develop a self-correcting methodology to realize an improvement in their drawing skill.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $750.

 

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.  

Register by: May 13

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form

Watercolor Plunge (Online)

$225

with Tony Rosati

Calendar Next available session starts May 28, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Join Tony Rosati, PAFA BFA faculty and accomplished watercolorist, in this live Zoom class designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor materials and techniques, including papers, brushes and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Gain the the confidence to continue to work with watercolor beyond the workshop.

Register by:  May 13

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Alla Prima Landscape Painting, Section 1 (Online)

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Next available session starts May 29, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Sundays, 3 - 4 pm

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting.

Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your in confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by critiques and weekly Zoom discussions. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.

NOTE: This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Register by:  May 13

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Color in Painting (Online)

$250

with Al Gury

Calendar Next available session starts May 29, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Sundays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings.  Includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, and weekly Zoom meetings.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain an understanding of the history and evolution of color in painting
  • Students will gain an understanding of theoretical and critical approaches to color
  • Students will gain an understanding of the practical applications of color mixing, gradations, temperature and palettes
  • Students will learn color application through studio projects using the major aesthetics of color
  • Students will learn to understand the use of color in a variety of masterworks

NOTE: This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Register by:  May 13

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

Plein Air at Ardrossan Estate Workshop (Outdoor)

$95

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am

Saturday & Sunday, 9 am - 12 pm

Paint on location at beautiful Fern Valley Farm, part of the Ardrossan Estate, the 850-acre family seat of the Montgomery/Scott/Wheeler extended family, made famous in the movie The Philadelphia Story with Kathryn Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. 

Built by Horace Trumbauer in 1911, the 50-room, 33,000-square-foot Georgian Revival manor home in Villanova has interior decorations by White, Allom & Co. (who worked on Buckingham Palace) and a treasure trove of art by Augustus John, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Sully, Sir John Lavery, and Charles Willson Peale.  It is the last remaining gem of the old Main Line. 

Landscape painting topics will include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Painting outdoors can be a daunting experience for the newcomer. When learning the intricacies of this art it pays to learn from someone who has over 20 years' experience in the field. In this class, Joseph Sweeney will be your guide.

Register by:  May 27

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Stone Carving

$615

with Steve Nocella

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 10 weeks

Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm

Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Open to all levels.  (Tuition includes $20 lab fee.)

Learning Objectives

• Procure a proficiency in basic tool use including manual carving, pneumatic carving, sawing, grinding, and sanding.

• Learn the methods of stone carving beginning with "roughing out" a form, and finishing with sanding and polishing.

• Develop a perceptual ability for spatial relationships of the elements that constitute a sculpture or a three dimensional image.

• Learn to use creative and critical thinking in the process of carving sculpture.

• Gain an appreciation for the influence and informing effect that medium and process have on image making.

• Acquire an introductory understanding of the history of stone carving as well as the capacity to conceptualize context for the student's own sculpture.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.5 undergraduate credits for $770.

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. 

Register by: May 13

Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form





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