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Why Artworks Fall Apart (ONLINE)
with Anthony Ciambella
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
Contemporary Approaches to Acrylic Painting (ONLINE)
with Anthony Ciambella
Bookbinding Workshop (ONLINE)
with Shushana Rucker
Learn how to turn your prints and drawings into sculptural works of art in the form of artists’ books. Bookbinding only requires simple tools, is easily portable, and does not require a shop or studio, making it ideal for any artist working from home. Designed for beginners, this two-part workshop will introduce students to basic book structures including pamphlet, accordion, Japanese stab binding, and long stitch. Demonstration topics include incorporating printmaking into bookbinding and how to make your own paste, paper, and bookcloth. Course content will be presented in the form of short video tutorials, printable tutorials, and video conferencing with the instructor and other students. Video conferencing will take place over two Saturdays, with the rest of the course content available to students during the intervening week.
- Students will be introduced to four basic bookbinding techniques including: pamphlet, accordion, Japanese stab bindings, and long stitch.
Students will gain an understanding of bookbinding materials, tools, and techniques.
Students will gain and understanding of how to construct a well-crafted book structure.
Students will become familiar with the use of bookbinding as an artform and how it can be used to display, or conserve works on paper.
Register by: October 30
Materials List to follow
Master Class with Christine Lafuente: Color Harmony in Tonal Painting (ONLINE) IN 609CL_ON
with Christine Lafuente
Brooklyn-based painter and renowned PAFA alum Christine Lafuente is back with an all new oil painting master class. In this class, Christine will relate the concepts of tone, temperature, and key not only to color-mixing and paint-handling techniques, but also to an understanding of light source in the personal studio set-up. Instruction will guide students through a series of investigations of how different light sources affect composition, palette organization, and the building of a painting. Students will work from observation using their own still life or interior set-up, and must be prepared to rearrange studio furniture and move around in their personal painting spaces. Mornings will consist of lecture and demonstration on Zoom, afternoons will be devoted to painting time and individual instruction.
Register by: November 13
Please download the following for important course and program information.
Materials List : Lafuente IN 609CL
Christine Lafuente, Periwinkle and Yellow Trumpets, oil on linen, 14 x 18 in.
Spontaneous Abstraction Workshop - PT 705EW_ON
with Kassem Amoudi
Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class.
Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space as will learning the power of editing to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings.
Register by: November 27
Materials List : Amoudi PT705EW_ON
Master Class with John MacDonald: Landscape Painting - Beyond the Photo (ONLINE) IN 605JM_ON
with John MacDonald
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.
This workshop will take place via 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.
Materials List : MacDonald PT 605JM_ON
John MacDonald, Autumn Morning on the Hosac, oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.
Painting Knife Workshop (ONLINE) PT 716EP_ON
with Shushana Rucker
Have you been using a painting knife to mix colors, but you aren’t sure how to use it to apply paint? This online workshop will demonstrate how to get great results with a painting knife. Using a knife properly in painting can create beautifully crisp edges and fine details. This class will cover how to use knife painting techniques to paint architecture and landscape environments. Learn about color, texture and painterly application in this fun one day workshop. Course content will be conveyed through short video tutorials, printable tutorials, and Zoom videoconferencing.
- Students will recognize and apply a range of mark making techniques using a palette knife and oil paint.
- Students will gain an understanding of color mixing and design.
- Students will be introduced to blade brushes and alternative painting tools.
- Students will become familiar with direct, alla prima painting techniques.
Register by: December 4
Materials List : Rucker PT 617EP_ON
Shushana Rucker, "Open Space," oil on panel, 12 x 16 in.