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Continuing Education at PAFA

In-Depth Watercolor (Section 2) PT 604ED

with James Toogood


Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.

Learning Objectives

• Students will learn about color theory as applied to watercolor.

• Students will receive a comprehensive explanation of watercolor materials and tools, with particular focus will be paid to the properties of paint and pigments as they interact with the paintbrushes and paper.

• Through both discussions and demonstrations, first time participants and beginners will learn a variety of techniques that are fundamental to watercolor, presented in a systematic step by step method. Participants can expect to have regular individual instruction, given at their current skill level.

• Focus also will be paid on acquiring the skills needed to achieve a richness of color and a feeling of light.

• Participants will work from direct observations from the still life and model, as well as from one’s own source materials.

• Those not taking the class for credit will have the option to work on landscape, still life, portrait and figure or abstraction, as they wish.

• Participants will be exposed to a variety of watercolor styles, and encouraged to discover one’s own personal aesthetic.

• The course is ultimately designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to make accomplished, personally rewarding watercolor paintings.

NOTE: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $750.

Important:  All students enrolling in on-campus courses must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or documentation for a medical/religious exemption request) at time of registration.  During checkout, be sure to open the Agreement form to upload an image of your vaccination card or exemption documentation.  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.

Register by:  October 1

Materials List: Toogood PT 604ED Section 2

CE Policy Guide Fall 2021

Online registration is now closed.  Call 215-972-2029 or email to inquire about late registration availability.  Due to the time needed to process safety/access requirements, PAFA may not be able to accommodate registration requests with less than 24-hours notice for students to attend the first class.  Tuition cannot be prorated for late registration.

  • Session 1: Oct 6 - Dec 8th, 2021
    Wed for 10 weeks from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Registration unavailable

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Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

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