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Continuing Education at PAFA

Ease into Figure Painting Workshop (In-Person)

with Frederic Kaplan


Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Credit: Non-Credit Only

This course is ideal for students who want to paint the figure but don't know how to get started. Begin by learning about proportions, anatomical landmarks, and figure structure as you execute charcoal drawings of plaster statuary casts in PAFA’s famous Cast Hall. As you build confidence and skill, instruction will then introduce you to the practice of working from the life model – first by drawing, and then with a limited palette of either oil or acrylic paints. Previous drawing experience strongly recommended. Tuition includes a $35 models fee.

Image: Leon Kelly, Henriette as My Model, 1929, Oil on canvas, 28 1/8 x 36 1/16 in. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Gift of Bernard Davis. 1950.20.1

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Winter/Spring 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies 

  • Regular: Feb 24 - 25th, 2024
    Sun and Sat from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Only 2 days left to register!

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

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