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Continuing Education at PAFA

Color for Painters (Online)

with Al Gury


Sundays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 

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 

This course does not meet during Spring Break, March 6 – 12. 

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $575. 

Register by: January 6 

Materials List 

CE Policy Guide Winter/Spring 2023 

Zoom Technical Requirements 

Image: Al Gury. 


  • Session 1: Jan 22 - Apr 2nd, 2023
    Sun for 10 weeks from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Will run


    only 5 seats left

Online Class

For more info, call us at (215) 972-7632

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