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Continuing Education at PAFA



Workshop & Intensives

Ink Drawing & Tempera Painting (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Jun 9, 2020 at 2 pm

Long before oils or acrylics, artists painted in tempera to create many of the world’s great masterpieces.  Develop your ink wash and drawing skills to create underdrawings for tempera painting in this live Zoom demonstration.  Topics include types of supports, varieties of inks, types of pens and brushes, and egg yolk, casein, and hide glue binders.

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Setting Up a Home Studio (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Jun 10, 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.

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Contemporary Approaches to Acrylic Painting (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Jun 13, 2020 at 10 am

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.

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IN 609CL Alla Prima Still Life with Christine Lafuente (ONLINE)

$695

with Christine Lafuente

Calendar Jun 15, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Brooklyn-based painter and PAFA alum Christine Lafuente considers her paintings “poetic responses to visual experience.” Responding to the still life motif, learn how to build an oil painting directly, with the emphasis on color. Morning sessions will include lecture and demonstration in which students will be guided through a series of focused procedures: composing a painting and establishing tonal design, mixing color, achieving harmony and palette organization, applying large color masses, and using principles of oil viscosity to build form into wet-into-wet painting. Afternoons will be structured as individual on-one-one sessions with the instructor.

Please note: This workshop will now take place online utilizing the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat via Zoom.

Please download the Materials List - Lafuente IN 609CL and CE Policy Guide for important course and program information.

Registration/Refund Deadline: May 29
See Policy Guide for withdrawal/refund policies.

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Underpainting & Layering in Oils (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Jun 16, 2020 at 2 pm

Explore traditional and contemporary techniques for oil underpainting in this live Zoom demonstration. Topics include a variety of palettes, transparent and translucent color layering, supports, and oil painting mediums.  Essential for oil painters of all levels!

Zoom Instructions to Follow

Policy Guide Summer 2020

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Health Hazards for Artists (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Jun 17, 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. 

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Collage & Mixed Media Tips (ONLINE)

$25

with Anthony Ciambella

Calendar Jun 20, 2020 at 1 pm

From newspapers to designer garments, artists use almost any materials for their artworks.  This live Zoom demonstration will help you navigate the limitless variety of tools, adhesives and supports available, and how to select which will work best for you.

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Policy Guide Summer 2020

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IN 605JM Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photo with John MacDonald (ONLINE)

$695

with John MacDonald

Calendar Jun 22, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Among representational artists, there has been an endless battle between those who paint from life and those who use photographic reference. But it’s a misplaced battle. The source of the visual information we use to paint is irrelevant. The real problem lies not in painting from life or photos but whether we’re simply copying what we see as opposed to using the information as a springboard for creating the paintings we want. In this 5-day workshop, participants will work in the studio from photographic reference of the landscape, using it to create paintings of different value keys, color keys, times of day, and seasons of the year. We’ll break down the information in photos, analyze it, and use it to create tonal sketches, change color palettes, and create paintings based on multiple images, memory, and imagination. Each day will include a lecture and demonstration followed by painting with one-on-one instruction.

This workshop will take place online utilizing the online learning platform Canvas with live Zoom lectures & demonstrations in the morning and critiques in the afternoon.  Individual follow-up critiques will also be available over a period of weeks after the workshop.

Note: This workshop was originally scheduled for June 1 - 5.

Please download the Materials List: MacDonald IN 605JM and CE Policy Guide for important course and program information.

Registration/Refund Deadline: May 15
See Policy Guide for withdrawal/refund policies.

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