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Continuing Education at PAFA

Workshop & Intensives

PT 605EB Painting on the Brandywine


with Frederic Kaplan

Calendar May 17, 2020 at 9 am

Portray the spring landscape en plein air in the medium of your choice along the banks of the picturesque Brandywine River. Bring a packed lunch or eat at Hank’s, a longtime haunt of Andrew Wyeth’s. The day concludes with a visit to the Brandywine River Museum (free admission on the first Sunday of the month). Free parking, restrooms and sheltered locations available. (rain or shine)

Materiasl List Kaplan PT 605EB

PT 605CM Plein Air Painting In Cape May


with Joseph Sweeney

Calendar May 28, 2020 , runs for 1 week

Join Joe Sweeney for a 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. For more information and recommended accommodations, email

Materials List Sweeney PT 605CM

DR 605WP Plein Air Pastel & Watercolor


with Keith Leitner

Calendar May 31, 2020 at 9 am

Learn the basics of drawing with pastel and watercolor, ideal for plein air, as you work along the picturesque Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The instructor will demonstrate techniques, reference art historical examples, and encourage personal expression. Amenities will be available along the way. All levels welcome.(rain date: June 7)

DR 607PA The PAFA Atelier (One Week Intensive)


with Peter Van Dyck

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

A combination instructed-class and open studio for students interested in advancing their representational drawing and painting. Design and work on your own personal projects utilizing the cast collection, figure/portrait models, and still life or interior spaces, assisted by individual critiques and group instruction on topics of broad concern or interest.

Please download the Materials List - Pafa Atelier DR 607PA 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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