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Continuing Education at PAFA

Figure Painting (Summer Session 2)

with David Wilson


Fridays, 9 am - 12 pm

Painting the human form from observation is one of the cornerstones of PAFA's long tradition of rigorous instruction.  Working from the nude model, investigate color mixing, proportion, and composition using oil paint as a medium. Intended for all skill levels, this course offers foundational instruction on building form and mixing flesh tones for beginning-level students, as well as the the valuable opportunity for more advanced students to continue to hone their skills to deepen their understanding of the language of painting. 

Please note:  Students may draw-only in this class, if they wish. This course will feature a one-week pose, a two-week pose, and a three-week pose. The first day will start with short poses and focus on the gesture, proportion, and measuring, making the content accessible to beginners in any media.  Students need not have participated in Summer Session 1 of this course to enroll.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) upon registration.  Open the Agreement form during checkout to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation, or submit vaccine and booster documentation below. Onsite card display and card images emailed to the CE office cannot be accepted. Registration for any on-campus course is pending without vaccination documentation or exemption approval. See the CE Policy Guide below for complete COVID-19 safety requirements. 

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Materials List

CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

CE Proof of Vaccination/Booster Form 

  • Session 1: Jul 8 - Aug 12th, 2022
    Fri for 6 weeks from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

Room: 1021

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