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Continuing Education at PAFA

The Pennsylvania Landscape Tradition (Online)

with Joseph Sweeney


Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Keep your plein air skills warm during the colder months by joining Joe Sweeney, online inside his studio, to hone your landscape painting practice indoors!  Work from instructor-provided reference photographs of the New Hope countryside, the area made famous by Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and other masters of Pennsylvania Impressionism.  Topics will include creating a strong composition, identifying what to leave in and what to leave out, color mixing, capturing the effects of light, painting techniques, and learning how to use photographs effectively to prepare for or supplement outdoor work. Instruction is geared toward oil/acrylic painting, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Ideal for all levels, including beginning painters.   

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $575. Select credit option when registering.

Image:  Joseph Sweeney, Farm on New Road, Pastel. 

Register by: January 13

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CE Policy Guide Winter/Spring 2023 


  • Session 1: Jan 24 - Mar 28th, 2023
    Tue for 10 weeks from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Will run


    Only 2 days left to register!

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For more info, call us at (215) 972-7632

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