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Continuing Education at PAFA

Impasto Painting (Online)

with Charles Muldowney


Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Zoom with posted Canvas content)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney 
Six-Week Short Course (18 Hours)
Credit: Non-Credit Only

Impasto is a technique in which paint is applied in very thick layers, often with visible brush or painting-knife strokes, to impart texture, expression, or even sculptural effects.  Impasto techniques have been an essential part of painting history, from the underlying vigorous brushwork of Renaissance artists to the distinctive mark-making of past and contemporary masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, de Kooning, Soutine, Lucian Freud, and Auerbach. Learn techniques to build a thick, textured surface to find your own unique impasto style in this course. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Students will learn the history of the impasto painting technique. 
  • Students will gain confidence in applying thick spontaneous layers of paint. 
  • Students will loosen up and discover how to create a unique mark making signature. 
  • Students will learn how to paint with a pallet knife and other tools. · Students will discover the difference between direct and indirect painting. 
  • Students will learn the important techniques of glazing, velatura, scumbling and dry brush. 

Image: Charles Muldowney. 

Register by: June 24
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Summer 2024 CE Policy Guide, including withdrawal/refund policies
Information for PAFA CE Online Courses 

  • Regular: Jul 2 - Aug 6th, 2024
    Tue for 6 weeks from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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