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Workshop & Intensives

Plein Air Painting In Cape May (IN-PERSON) PT 605CM

$595

with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar Sep 24, 2020

Join Joe Sweeney for an outdoor, in-person, plein air painting retreat in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Experience small town hospitality while painting Cape May Point, the Cove with sweeping vistas, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Includes tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette.  Morning and evening painting times will leave the afternoons free to relax on the beach – the perfect artist’s getaway! Instruction geared towards oil, acrylic and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Times variable.

Register by:  September 18

For more information and recommended accommodations, email joesweeney5@gmail.com

Materials List

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Color Matters Workshop (ONLINE) PT 705EC_ON

$175

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Sep 25, 2020 at 10 am

Explore the power of color in your work in this live Zoom class with noted painter and teacher Kassem Amoudi. Investigate how to create mood and atmosphere, movement, drama, contrasts, beautiful harmonies and delicate subtleties. Experiment with color saturation and changes in intensity, color temperature (warm and cool), complements and contrasts, muted tones, color values, and applications of thick and thin paint. Slide presentations about how the masters use color, independent work time and one-on-one attention will aid students in their personal investigation of color. This workshop will benifet both the beginner and advanced artist.

Register by:  September 18

Materials List: Amoudi PT 705EC_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Image: Kassem Amoudi painting with the late Frannie Maguire, beloved benefactor of the arts and sorely missed. 

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Pre-College: Writing Workshop- “The Personal Essay”

$110

with Brian Heston

Calendar Sep 26, 2020

The Personal Essay is central to many types of applications - college, art school and internships. But how do you make yourself stand out? How do you articulate what makes you a good fit for the program you are applying for? Whether you are applying to Harvard, Penn State or an elite academy like PAFA, you will have to write an essay that talks about yourself, your goals and what drives you as a student.

In this two-day, weekend workshop, we will focus on writing a first draft of a personal essay to a college of your choice. Good personal essays use description and imagery to let the reader viscerally experience the story, just as paintings can tell a story. By emphasizing the links between imagery and text, students will learn to write a personal essay that truly stands out from the crowd.

This workshop will help you to:

  • Articulate how a specific personal experience shaped you as a person and how it guides your future goals      
  • Identify what type of program(s) you want to apply for and why      
  • Speak to the mission of the institution for which you are applying      
  • Write about yourself to address a specific audience  

You will meet with the teacher and fellow students live on Zoom from 10-11 AM on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the teacher will guide you in how to write a personal essay, and on Sunday students will share their work with each other and receive feedback. Additional readings, resources, and feedback will be available on the learning management system, Canvas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improve your ability to write in the active voice        
  • Improve your ability to communicate with a specific audience      
  • Improve your ability to write grammatically correct prose

Teacher Information:

Brian Heston is a faculty member in PAFA’s undergraduate liberal arts program with over 20 years of experience as a published writer and teacher. Learn more about him here: https://www.pafa.org/staff/brian-heston.  

 

Need based scholarships are available, apply here: https://form.jotform.com/202453611644146

Parent/Guardian must fill out Student Information & Release Form BEFORE first day of class.  

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to precollege@pafa.org to register as an international student.

Setting Up a Home Studio (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm

This live Zoom talk is designed to help you set up an artist’s studio in your home or apartment. Topics include material and construction tips, tools you should own, storage and furniture ideas, ventilation, and much more.

Register by:  October 2

Zoom Technical Requirements

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Health Hazards for Artists (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Oct 14, 2020 at 6 pm

This live Zoom presentation outlines the potential health problems we encounter with art supplies and studio practice. Topics include risk factors, effects on the body, and safety measures. 

Register by:  October 9

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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Why Artworks Fall Apart (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Oct 21, 2020 at 6 pm

This live Zoom presentation covers the deterioration of artworks caused by time, misuse, the environment, and poor technique. Topics include some conservation practices, technically-sound art-making techniques, and potential problems to be aware of.

Register by:  October 16

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Contemporary Approaches to Acrylic Painting (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Oct 28, 2020 at 6 pm

Take your acrylic painting to the next level with a variety of contemporary techniques in this live Zoom demonstration.  Discover alternatives for supports, palettes, brushes, and methods of paint application.

Register by:  October 23

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

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Pre-College: Short Story Writing Workshop- Flash Fiction

$110

with Brian Heston

Calendar Nov 7, 2020

Good storytelling allows us to lose ourselves in different worlds by immersing us so thoroughly in the creative imagination of others that we momentarily suspend our disbelief.

In this two-day, weekend workshop, you will write immersive flash fiction – no more than 500 words! – that uses the best storytelling tools available. Take an idea from your own culture or lived experience, build on a comic or illustration you’re already working on, or compose a creative glimpse into a completely imagined world. Whatever your inspiration, you will learn to help your audience suspend their disbelief through great writing that eliminates clichés, uses active language, and develops compelling, unforgettable visual scenery.

You will meet with the teacher and fellow students live on Zoom from 10-11 AM on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the teacher will guide you in fiction writing, and on Sunday students will share their work with each other and receive feedback. Additional readings, resources, and feedback will be available on the learning management system, Canvas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improve your ability to write descriptively        
  • Improve your ability to avoid passive voice      
  • Improve your ability to think critically about your own writing

Teacher Information:

Brian Heston is a faculty member in PAFA’s undergraduate liberal arts program with over 20 years of experience as a published writer and teacher. Learn more about him here: https://www.pafa.org/staff/brian-heston.  

 

Need based scholarships are available, apply here: https://form.jotform.com/202453611644146

Parent/Guardian must fill out Student Information & Release form BEFORE first day of class.

International students are welcome! However, the registration process is different to support international payment systems. Please reach out to precollege@pafa.org to register as an international student.





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