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Continuing Education at PAFA

Mastering Acrylics (ONLINE) PT 608EM_ON

with Frederic Kaplan


Explore the power and versatility of acrylic paints. If you have been uncertain about what can be done with acrylics or how they compare to oils, this course will reveal their tremendous strength. Fast-drying acrylics promote the rapid build-up of paint layers with little wait time. Opaque and transparent application techniques allow both the modeling of form through blending and daubing, and the development of richly complex color through glazing. Appropriate for students at all levels, including beginning painters, but drawing experience is recommended.  This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom. (See materials list for more information.)

Note: This class may also be taken for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525

Materials List Kaplan PT 608E_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements


Ellen Lanyon (1926-2013), Orchidaceae, 2003, acrylic on cavas, 45 x 53 in., collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, accession # 2014.21.14, gift of Roland Ginzel, © Estate of Ellen Lanyon

  • Jul 6 - Aug 9th, 2020
    for 5 weeks

    Will run

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