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Oil Painting Tools & Techniques
January 23 - April 17, 2017 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — An encyclopedia of painting information for the beginning or advanced oil painter! Examine the techniques of blending, glazing, scumbling, and s’graffito. Materials instruction includes demonstrations on preparing mediums and surfaces, and an overview of paint colors and brands. Color theory and mixing, and methods of realistic painting will be addressed. Drawing experience recommended. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Life Painting and Drawing
January 24 - April 18, 2017 (Tuesdays, 9am-12pm) — Explore contemporary and traditional realism in drawing and oil painting. Learn fundamental elements of figure drawing including anatomy, quality of line, tone, composition, design, proportion and space. Students will work from nude models, starting with short poses and continuing to extended poses to develop finished paintings. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Douglas Martenson
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Pastel Drawing and Painting
January 24 - April 18, 2017 (Tuesdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Learn everything you need to know about soft pastels while working from the still life, figure models, and cityscape views. Instruction will cover technique, use of light and its effect on color, types of pastels, paper selection to create various effects, fixing and transporting finished drawings, and important safety issues. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Cast Drawing
January 24 - April 18, 2017 (Tuesdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Drawing in the Academic manner from plaster casts is a traditional and effective way to learn to draw accurately from observation. PAFA’s beautiful and historic Cast Hall contains life-size copies of antique and Renaissance sculpture – a unique resource that has been part of PAFA’s curriculum for over 200 years. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing Fundamentals
January 24 - April 18, 2017 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, interior spaces, and human figure to master the drawing elements – shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Painting Secrets of the Renaissance Masters
January 25 - April 19, 2017 (Wednesdays, 9am-12pm) — Learn the painting secrets of the Renaissance masters! Based on the historic treatises of Giorgio Vasari and others, learn traditional methods for preparing canvases and panels, the nature of ancient pigments and their modern equivalents, the use of brushes and tools, and transparent and opaque painting techniques in tempera and oil. Drawing/painting experience recommended. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Robert P. Waddington
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Terra Cotta Sculpture
January 25 - April 19, 2017 (Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Painting Over the Line
January 25 - April 19, 2017 (Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting in this open studio environment. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language. Work intuitively and discover new possibilities through unforeseen occurrences. Examples from contemporary and modern art will broaden your understanding of innovative painting. Painting experience recommended. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing Media on Paper
January 25 - April 19, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — Learn everything you need to know about the wide variety of materials artists use on paper. Work in charcoal, pastel, pencil, ink, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, and collage from models, still life, and your own references. Framing, storage, materials’ care, and health concerns will be covered. Optional museum trips available. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Studio Anatomy
January 25 - April 19, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — This drawing course is designed for the intermediate to advanced artist with an interest in the study of proportion, form, skeletal and musculature structure of the human body. Work from lectures and demonstrations, reference material, PAFA anatomical casts and the life model. Use this knowledge to create accurate and dynamic figure drawings! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Patrick Connors
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Écorché: Head Structrue and Facial Expression
January 26 - April 20, 2017 (Thursdays, 9am-12pm) — Écorché is the three-dimensional study of human form by developing the bone and muscle structures beneath the skin – a method of study dating back to the Renaissance. Learn the anatomy of the head by constructing a 3/4 life-size portrait in plasteline. Sculpture experience recommended. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing and Painting Atelier
January 26 - April 20, 2017 (Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm) — A community working space for students interested in representational drawing and painting. Students will work in PAFA’s Cast Hall on projects of their choice including the cast collection, human figure/portrait, still life and interior spaces. Individually-tailored instruction and critiques will be supplemented by presentations on design, perspective, color mixing, and the depiction of light, volume and space. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Peter Van Dyck
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Painting
January 26 - April 20, 2017 (Thursdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — This class covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Learn how to achieve a likeness, model light and shade, mix flesh tones, and apply paint. Includes demonstrations, and insights into the history of portraiture. Valuable information for all levels. Drawing experience required. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ted Xaras
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Etching, Monoprint and More
January 26 - April 20, 2017 (Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm) — This course presents intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monotype, monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph and polymer plate methods. Image embellishments will include embossing, chine collé, collage, paper plates and mixed media techniques. All levels welcome; experienced students may continue independent work. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Foundry: An Introduction
January 26 - April 20, 2017 (Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm) — This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Pavel Efremoff
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595, Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Drawing and Painting
January 26 - April 20, 2017 (Thursdays, 6-9pm) — Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence. Drawing instruction will address head structure, proportions and features. Students have the option to progress to oil painting, focusing on value, flesh tones, and paint application. Students may work in the medium of their choice, including watercolor and pastel. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ted Xaras
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Woodcut and Relief Printmaking
January 26 - April 20, 2017 (Thursdays, 9am-12pm) — Printing from a drawing carved into wood or a linoleum block is the oldest and most straightforward form of printmaking. All aspects of the process will be covered, including drawing on the block, carving your design and printing black and-white and color prints. Open to all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Screenprinting and Beyond
January 27 - April 21, 2017 (Fridays, 9am-12pm) — The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lisa Marie Hamilton
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photograph
January 27-29, 2017 (9-4) — Learn to fill your paintings with light and energy. The study and interpretation of light is the foundation of all representational painting; capturing light, design, value structure, color theory and exquisite paint quality will be the focus of this workshop. Working from your own photo reference, you will learn how to redesign the elements of the photo to create a more dynamic and compelling painting. Demonstrations, discussion of materials, techniques and common problems will be a part of this 3 day workshop. The workshop is open to all skill levels and styles. The main focus is on oil painting, however all mediums are welcome. Class will be held indoors and will be limited to 8-10 people. Visit website


Location: Milford, PA
Instructor: Peter Fiore
Sponsor: Peter Fiore Workshops
Cost: $325
Email: Barbara Fiore
Phone: 570-491-2610

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Woodworking for the Artist
January 28 - February 4, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-4pm) — Develop your woodworking skills and learn to use some of the essential tools/machines required to build well needed artist gear such as a taboret, simple paint box and a wet canvas carrier. Each student will be provided design plans and materials to have the opportunity to make each project within the course time. The course will include a thorough explanation of each woodworking tool and machine used, discussing their versatility, features as well all safety measures. Classes will be held on the following Saturdays: January 28, February 4, February 18, and March 4. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $395, Lab Fee: $60
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Stone Carving
January 28 - April 22, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-12pm) — Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Large Scale Figure Drawing
January 28 - April 22, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-12pm) — Learn to create detailed and expressive large-scale figure drawings using sketches and enlarging with a grid. Drawing demonstrations on scale, proportions, skeletal framework, surface form, and movement of the figure will help students develop the human form on a larger scale with spatial accuracy. All media welcome. Drawing experience required. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Anatomical Drawing: The Skeleton
January 28 - April 22, 2017 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Draw from full size, medical school-grade adult skeletons for focused anatomical study. Students will draw bones from multiple views, undertaking the limbs, pelvis, rib cage and spine before culminating in the skull. This class is ideal for those interested in anatomy and medical illustration. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Robert P. Waddington
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
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Figure and Portrait Modeling
January 28 - April 22, 2017 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Learn to sculpt the human figure in clay on an armature from direct observation. Experienced students will model a 24-inch figure based on volume, proportion, architectonic construction, and spatial displacement of form. Beginning students will sculpt a life-size portrait first. Technical procedures discussed will include armature construction, clay-modeling, and tool usage. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
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Metal Sculpture
January 28 - April 22, 2017 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and specific techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Encaustic Painting
January 30 - February 27, 2017 (Mondays, 10am-3pm) — Encaustic painting is the technique of painting with hot tinted beeswax, seen in ancient Egyptian portraiture as well as the work of modern/ contemporary artists. Learn all aspects of this fascinating process. Open to all levels, and a versatile adjacent medium for oil/acrylic painters seeking to explore texture and layering. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350, Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Thursdays in the Museum with Dona
February 2 - May 4, 2017 (Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am) — Stroll the beautiful PAFA museum galleries with artist, teacher, PAFA docent and registered art therapist Dona Duncan. Discover new ways to view paintings and gain insight into the thoughts and emotions communicated by the artist. Examine the use of color and brushwork along with other interesting aspects of the painting process. Meet in café afterwards to continue the conversation. Tours will take place on the first Thursday of every monthy: February 2, March 2, April 6 and May 4. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Dona Duncan, Registered Art Therapist
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $75
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Exploring Abstract Painting
February 3 - April 7, 2017 (Fridays, 9am-12pm) — Broaden your understanding of the history and possibilities of abstraction, through a variety of stimulating projects. Learn to find inspiration in the natural world, artworks, symbolic abstraction, and gesture. Oil/acrylic painting will be supported by drawing and sketchbook studies. Drawing and painting experience required. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lisa Sylvester
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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In-Depth Watercolor
February 3 - April 7, 2017 (Fridays, 9am-1:30pm) — 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. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: James Toogood
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Beginning Painting
February 4 - April 8, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-12pm) — A practical introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Learn palette layout, color mixing, methods of paint application, and the selection, handling and clean-up of materials. Investigate issues of color and composition through the still life and portrait. Suitable for absolute beginners and those with limited painting experience. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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High School Portfolio Preparation: Printmaking
February 4 - April 8, 2017 (Saturdays, 10am-1pm) — Printmaking enhances drawing/painting skills and can contribute striking additions to a college/portfolio. Explore the exciting possibilities of several printmaking processes including traditional line etching, screenprinting on t-shirts or other materials, and the painterly possibilities of monotype. Students will be guided through the preparation and steps of each process, learn how to safely handle all materials, and explore the journey of image development and printing. Open to high school students currently enrolled in 9th - 12th grades. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Megan Webb
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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High School Portfolio Preparation: Painting
February 4 - April 8, 2017 (Saturdays, 10am-1pm) — Add color and variety to your portfolio by developing your painting skills in oil or acrylic. Students will work from direct observation using the still life and human figure/portrait models to explore the fundamentals of painting including the selection and care of materials, painting techniques, and color mixing. Instruction will emphasize principles of composition, the modeling of forms through values and color relationships. Note: This class will utilize nude figure models. Open to high school students currently enrolled in 9th - 12th grades. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: David Wilson
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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High School Portfolio Preparation: Drawing
February 4 - April 8, 2017 (Saturdays, 10am-1pm) — Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection and the human figure/portrait to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques. Note: This class will utilize nude figure models. Open to high school students currently enrolled in 9th - 12th grades. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lisa Sylvester
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Matting and Framing Works on Paper
February 4, 2017 (4-5pm) — View a complete demonstration of all the procedures required to properly prepare your work for framing, from cutting and hinging mats, to fitting and final assembly including glazing. Employ these procedures on your own framing project under the supervision of the instructor. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: James Toogood
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $115, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
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Classical Portrait Painting
February 5 - April 9, 2017 (Sundays, 10am-1pm) — Create luminous portraits using time-tested materials and traditional painting procedures established during the Renaissance. Step-by-step instruction will demonstrate how to begin and develop a portrait painting from start to finish. Open to all levels and an excellent choice for students wishing to learn glazing techniques. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ernie Norcia
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Healing Power of Art
February 9 - April 13, 2017 (Thursdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Discover the restorative power of art with Dona Duncan, registered art therapist. Art-making can bene?t those suffering from memory loss, depression, PTSD, or the frustrations of daily life by reducing stress, improving communication skills, and unlocking creative blocks. Includes light meditation and relaxation techniques, viewing and discussing works in the PAFA galleries, and in-studio drawing and painting. No experience necessary. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Dona Duncan, Registered Art Therapist
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Lithography
February 11 - April 8, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-1:30pm) — The ideal printmaking medium for those who love to draw! Design and draw your choice of image with a variety of lithographic drawing materials on traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plates. All aspects of the process will be demonstrated from creating a drawing, to printing in black-and-white and color. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Acrylic Painting Workshop
February 11-12, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Experience the vibrancy and versatility of acrylic painting! Learn the basic techniques of this water-soluble, solvent-free and easy to clean-up medium including blending and layering, impasto, and use of painting mediums. Previous painting experience is not required, but drawing experience is recommended. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Creative Coping: Art as Expression for Teens
February 11 - March 4, 2017 / March 18 - April 8, 2017 (Saturdays, 1:30-3:30pm) — Finally, a class that focuses on the issues of being a teenager! Learn to improve your communication skills for better relationships with friends, parents, teachers and others through expressive drawing and painting, group discussion, and optional role-playing. Issues of bullying in schools, feeling different, repressed anxiety, and anger management will also be addressed. Open to anyone seeking a comfortable, creative means of building confidence and self-expression – no prior art experience required. Open to high school students currently enrolled in 9th - 12th grades. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Dona Duncan, Registered Art Therapist
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $195 for 4 weeks or $350 for 8 weeks
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing with Color Pencil
February 13 - April 17, 2017 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — Discover the vibrancy and realism of color pencil! Topics include descriptive and expressive line quality, use of value to describe light and volume, cross-hatching and layering, color relationships, and working on colored and textured surfaces. Subjects include still life, live animals, master copies, and the self-portrait. Drawing experience required. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan, www.michelleoosterbaan.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Introduction to Video Editing
February 15 - April 19, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — Master the video editing process from media preparation through publishing a final video. Learn to make basic and advanced edits using your own video clips and add transitions, overlays, animations and audio. Explore color management and learn how to upload your work to the internet. Basic computer skills required. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $395, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Watercolor Workshop
February 18-19, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic watercolor painting skills. All materials and techniques will be discussed, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Students will work from still-life, portrait models or their own source material. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: James Toogood
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Digital Portraiture
February 25 - March 4, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — Learn to create your own unique, digitally-painted portraits. Topics covered include researching and collecting reference, combining reference material in Adobe Photoshop to form a digital underpainting, and using a Wacom tablet to digitally draw and paint a finished image over your underpainting. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ryan Muldowney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Hand-Printed Monotype
February 25, 2017 (9am-5pm) — An introduction to quick and easy monotype printmaking methods that do not require a press or fully-equipped shop. These techniques are easily transportable for use outside for plein air work, on a table at home or in the classroom. Learn oil-based, dark field, water-based and Gauguin monotype processes. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $115, Lab Fee: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Introduction to Digital Photography
February 27 - May 1, 2017 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — Learn the basics of digital photography, including camera functions, image editing in Photoshop, and creating digital prints. Instruction will focus on fine art aesthetics, compositional strategies, conceptual framework, individual expression and historical/contemporary context. Students should possess or have access to a DSLR camera or a compact camera with manual functions. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Sharon Koelblinger
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $395, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Woodcut Workshop with Dan Miller
March 4-5, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Don’t miss the opportunity to work with Dan Miller, a member of the PAFA faculty for over 50 years and a master of woodblock printing. This two-day workshop will be held in PAFA’s state-of-the art Print Shop and begin with a printing demonstration and a slide lecture illustrating the vast historical variety within the woodcut experience. Studio activity will focus on designing an image, cutting the woodblock, and printing in black-and-white and color. Attention will be given to equipment usage and to paper selection and employment, with an emphasis on hand-printing. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Dan Miller
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $495 plus $20 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Bookbinding for Beginners
March 4, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Learn how to turn your prints and drawings into sculptural works of art. This workshop will introduce three simple bookbinding techniques: pamphlet, accordion and long stitch. Bookbinding requires only simple tools, is easily portable, and does not require a shop or studio, making it ideal for artists of any level. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $115, Lab Fee: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture Workshop
March 11-12, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model. Sculptures will be ?red at the end of the workshop. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $205, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Passion for the Palette
March 11-12, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Explore how the science and psychology of color play key roles in composing dynamic visual narratives, and learn how to tailor your palette to support your work’s message. Work from still life arrangements with colored lights for brilliant optical effects with emotional resonance. Open to all media. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Landscape from the Masters
March 13 - April 17, 2017 (Mondays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Artists from the Renaissance through today have shaped and transformed their craft through copying works of their predecessors. Apply this time-honored tradition to landscape painting in order to gain a better understanding of mark-making, composition, space and color. Explore your discoveries outside in an excursion to paint the surrounding landscape. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Figure and Portrait Drawing in Ink
March 13 - April 17, 2017 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — From the Renaissance to the present, artists have favored the expressive qualities of drawing with ink. Experience both the fluid gestural brush applications and detailed reed pen drawing techniques. Focus on head studies and full figure work using both clothed and life models. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $250
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Animal Drawing
March 14 - April 18, 2017 (Tuesdays, 9am-1pm) — Working from life in the PAFA studios and at off-site locations, explore animal subjects in a variety of approaches using dry and wet media. Use the underlying architecture to represent the form through contour drawing, wipeouts and more. Instruction will cover anatomy, effective representation of the figure, and emotional expression. Van transportation from PAFA available. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Diane Collins
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Collograph: The Printed Collage
March 14 - April 18, 2017 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — Transform the tactile beauty of collage into a printed image. Print your collage using both press and hand-printing techniques with non-toxic, soy based inks. The printed image can serve as a finished art object or the beginnings of a mixed media piece. Open to all levels. Adaptable for home or the classroom. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Christine Stoughton
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $250, Lab Fee: $50
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Ceramic Sculpture
March 14 - April 18, 2017 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — Investigate the potential of ceramic sculpture! Develop hand-building skills, such as hollowing forms (pinch pots), coiling construction, and slab-building, as well as mixed media technique and glazing and firing. Explore the conceptual and narrative possibilities of the medium. Open to all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Highlights of Printmaking History
March 15 - April 12, 2017 (Wednesdays, 10am-12pm) — A history of prints and printed illustration work from the 15th to the 21st centuries, presented by Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department. Printmaking will be presented in the context of art history and its relevance to the cultural, religious and political climate of the times. Vocabulary associated with methods, materials, artists, and the many isms of art history will also be covered. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $175
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Classic Egg Tempera
March 15 - April 19, 2017 (Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Master the fundamentals of egg tempera painting, practiced by Renaissance artists to recent masters such as Andrew Wyeth and George Tooker. Learn to prepare a wooden panel, make your own fresh egg tempera, and build paint layers toward a finished work. Experiment with both traditional and expressive applications. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ernie Norcia
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $250, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Shodo: Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy
March 15 - April 19, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — Shodo originated in China 3,500 years ago and has developed as a ?ne art using simple tools: brush, ink and paper. Learn the various styles and techniques of Shodo along with its history and appreciation. Urauchi –the Japanese traditional paper-backing/ mounting methods – will be used to enhance ?nished work. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Mayumi Tomii
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $250, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Group Critique with Pat Traub
March 18, 2017 (9am-5pm) — PAFA offers a vibrant community of faculty-artists and students who can stimulate your art-making with advice and new perspectives. A group critique is an excellent means of both dispelling feelings of artistic isolation or uncertainty and ?nding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Patricia Traub is an Associate Professor at PAFA, teaching drawing and painting. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Pat Traub
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $100
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing Words and Pictures: Fundamentals of Comics Storytelling
March 18-19, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Comics is a kind of alchemy, blending words and images on the page to tell stories that make powerful impressions. Words and images play off of each other and swap roles in ways that give great power and expressive range to the author. Learn how to master the basics of this rich visual language through a series of short exercises and slideshows. Investigate the principles of panel-to-panel storytelling, view examples of page and book design, and survey the traditional tools of the trade: India ink, pens and brushes, and bristol board. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Matt Madden, mattmadden.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $495, Lab Fee: $15
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Observe and Create: Stamp, Stencil and Paint
March 18, 2017 (11am-3pm) — During WWI, stenciling and stamping became very popular for marking boxes shipped abroad. Participants will explore PAFA’s World War I and American Art exhibit, discuss examples of common design principles found in posters and illustrations and then create their own mixed media artwork. All materials provided. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 PAFA members, $25 non members
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Figure Painting
March 19 - April 30, 2017 (Sundays, 9:30am-4pm) — Paint in oil from the life model to make full-figure, head, and torso studies. Anatomy, composition, proportion, light and shadow, color, painting technique and history will be covered through lecture and demonstration. Basic drawing experience recommended. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Photographing your Artwork
March 25, 2017 (9am-5pm) — The ability to document artwork is an important skill for any artist pursuing exhibition, professional or academic opportunities. Learn basic lighting and photography techniques to document two-dimensional drawings and paintings as well as three-dimensional sculptural works. Bring 2 - 3 pieces of art and your digital camera for hands-on experience. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Sharon Koelblinger
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $115, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Embracing Intuition: Book Collage
March 25-26, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Strengthen your ability to work intuitively: invite the unexpected by immersing yourself in each moment of color and shape. Work in a personal book with watercolor, gouache, paint pens, highlighters, crayons, pencils, pens and cut-paper collage to fluidly create and react to marks, and recognize when to move on. Learn to embrace trust, play, looking, and flexibility in your art-making. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Bettina Nelson
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Solar Etching Workshop
March 25 & April 1, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Celebrate spring with this versatile, simple and environmentally-friendly way to make painterly prints without using chemicals or acid. Transfer your drawings, paintings and/or computer generated images to a light-sensitized plate which then can be developed with water and printed. A safe and direct way to make images! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lesa Chittenden Lim
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The American Watercolor Tradition
March 25 - April 29, 2017 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Learn the painting techniques of the masters who pioneered the 19th and 20th century American watercolor movement, including Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and Charles Demuth. Paint the still life and master copies and visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition, American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Richard Estell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $275
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Drawing Workshop
April 1-2, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Learn to create finished portraits in pencil and charcoal that capture likeness and convey expressive effect. The workshop will begin with a structural approach to the head and its features and progress to the study of anatomy, composition and value. Excellent for all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Advanced Level

Botanical Alla Prima
April 1-2, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Spring is here! Learn to capture the essence of a living, botanical subject quickly and spontaneously in pencil and watercolor, to create fresh and immediate work. This method can be used for preparatory studies for sustained paintings, compiling a field sketchbook, or as an end in itself. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Linda Gist
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Painting in the Dark with Neysa Grassi
April 1-2, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Paint your way through the mystery and uncertainty of the art-making process through this intuitive, practical and empowering workshop with acclaimed artist and PAFA graduate faculty member, Neysa Grassi. Dispel the voices of criticism in your head, and learn to perceive doubt as a valid means of investigation rather than a destructive force. Work in gouache and mixed media on paper to discover the freedom that comes from making imagery without preconceived outcomes. Discussion of painting practices and critiques of students’ previous work will supplement studio activity. All instruction is presented on an artist-to-artist basis, whether participants are beginners or seasoned artists. References will include Phillip Guston, Alberto Giacometti, Outsider Art and other artists/movements. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Neysa Grassi
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Philadelphia Landscape
April 2 - May 7, 2017 (9am-2pm) — Craft your personal vision of Philadelphia’s picturesque landscape. Learn to build form, mix color, and create space with perspective, light and shadow. Instruction will address tips for working on-site and the history of painting the city. Locations in North Broad, Northern Liberties, Roxborough, and West Philadelphia will offer parking, provisions and facilities. All media welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Larry Francis
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Introduction to Photoshop
April 8 & 15, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Adobe Photoshop is an essential program for promoting the visual impact of digital artwork and documented images. Gain a basic understanding of its editing tools and techniques. Workflow, color profiles, color and contrast correction, retouching, and other enhancements will be explored. Bring your own images on a flash drive to edit in class. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Sharon Koelblinger
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Observe and Create: Exclamation!
April 8, 2017 (11am-3pm) — In the early 1900’s, posters gained recognition as a connection between utilitarian and fine art. Participants will examine the posters and drawings in World War I and American Art and create their own illustration that incorporates text. All materials provided. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 PAFA members, $35 non members
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Pennsylvania Landscape Tradition
April 12 - May 24, 2017 (Wednesdays, 10am-4pm) — Learn the essentials of landscape painting in the New Hope countryside, the area made famous by Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and other masters of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Topics include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Plein Air Painting at Bartram's Garden
April 13 - May 18, 2017 (Thursdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — This class will be held at historic Bartram’s Garden, home of America’s first botanist, John Bartram. Work en plein air in the medium of your choice to capture light and shadow, and to create a convincing sense of space and form, including a variety of trees, flowers and buildings. Drawing and painting techniques will be demonstrated for oil and gouache. Plenty of free parking and restrooms available on site. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Larry Francis
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Preparing Supports for Painting
April 15, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Learn the correct methods to prepare stable, archival supports for painting in oil or acrylics. Stretching canvas, preparing wood panels, and applying size and ground layers will be demonstrated. Alternative supports such a metal and plastics will be explored. Useful information for all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $50
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Home Studio
April 15, 2017 (1-4pm) — Setting up an art studio in your home or apartment can be challenging, but a lot can be accomplished in a small space. Topics include efficiency, lighting, ventilation, storage, safety and waste disposal. Includes demonstrations on brush care, paint storage, varnishing and framing. Useful information for artists of all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Gallery-Going
April 21 - May 5, 2017 (Fridays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Interested in visiting galleries or collecting art, but don’t know where to start? Explore Philadelphia’s diverse gallery scene with PAFA faculty-artist Lisa Sylvester for an insider’s view of the artist/gallery relationship. Visit artist-run, commercial, and alternative exhibition spaces, as well as local artists’ studios, for the latest art in the city. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lisa Sylvester
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $125
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Gouache Painting
April 22-23, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy to- clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Animal Maquette Sculpture
April 29-30, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Sculptors use maquettes to describe essence and action in fast-paced, three-dimensional sketches in clay, similar to croquis in drawing. Learn to capture the unique character of animal movement and form by rapidly identifying key anatomical landmarks. Work from live animal models, both in-studio and at the Philadelphia Zoo. Van transportation available. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Diane Collins
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Landscape Painting: Methods, Approaches and Strategies
April 29, 2017 (9am-5pm) — This workshop offers a concise exploration of landscape painting from a variety of approaches: alla prima and plein air vs. indirect painting; academic vs. conceptual. Experience a variety of materials, equipment, design ideas, techniques and styles. Includes a visit the PAFA museum to view historic examples and an outdoor painting session (weather permitting). Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $125
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Plein Air Pastel and Watercolor
April 30, 2017 (9-5pm) — Learn the basics of drawing with pastel and watercolor, ideal for plein air, as you work along the picturesque Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The instructor will demonstrate techniques, reference art historical examples, and encourage personal expression. Amenities will be available along the way. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $115, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Ceramic Decal Printing
May 6 & 13, 2017 (9-5pm) — Learn to prepare photo silkscreened ceramic decals, used to affix permanent images onto glazed ceramic, tile, or glass. Learn methods to create images, print transparencies, coat and expose a screen, mix china paints, and print decals. Students will come away from this workshop with finished decals ready for transfer. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Schuylkill Landscape
May 6-7, 2017 (9-4pm) — Investigate the delightful practice of painting outdoors, or en plein air, on the grounds of beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark that features terraced grounds, Victorian monument sculpture, and wonderful views of the Schuylkill River. Receive instruction in classic plein air oil painting techniques and complete paintings depicting morning and afternoon light. Oil colors, painting supports, solvent and medium will be provided by the instructor. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Patrick Connors
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Sketch on the Go
May 13, 2017 (9-5pm) — Capture the active life of the city and its rich architecture. This is an excellent workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sketch on the bus or train, in cafés and public parks, or while traveling abroad. Topics include perspective, gauging proportions by eye, gesture figure drawing, and methods for simplifying form. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $115
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Advanced Level

Monotype Studio Intensive with Stuart Shils
May 19-21, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Experience the joys and possibilities of monotype printmaking with an emphasis on color and abstraction in the shaping of the visual image. Through the monotype process, students will understand pictorial structure (design) and mood as the keys to visual coherence and graphic strength. Working from window views and in-studio drawings, students will employ graphic shorthand and visual memory to generate imagery that captures the essence of places and moments through color and form, exploring the intimate relationship between observation and abstract structure. Rather than enforcing Shils’ style, instruction will encourage artists to create prints that promote their personal voice and expression. Emphasis will be placed on the priority of the image over “correct” technique and how-to instruction. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $950
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Landscape Sketch
May 20-21, 2017 (9-5pm) — Learn to transform plein air drawings to studio paintings. Draw outdoors from direct observation of the Philadelphia cityscape, then use your plein air studies and memory to create one or more studio paintings with emphasis on composition, color structure, painting technique and finding your personal voice. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Celia Reisman
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Master Class with Bill Scott
June 3-4, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Work with renowned painter Bill Scott and learn approaches to painting that emphasize the sensuous yet thoughtful abstract construction of space. Color will be the focus as participants paint from an expansive still life environment. Known for his complex and gorgeously rich abstract paintings based on nature, Scott has had many solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and London, and has received numerous honors and awards. He is represented by Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Bill Scott
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $750
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Plein Air Landscape with John MacDonald
June 9-11, 2017 (9am-5pm) — This workshop will focus on the process of using photographs, sketches, and/or plein air studies executed on location to create dynamic paintings in the studio. Students will explore the uses and limitations of photographs as reference material and methods of enlarging studies and sketches for larger studio paintings. This course will take participants through the entire process of creating a strong landscape painting: from building an effective composition to working with value and color and, finally, to finishing with sensitively chosen details. Emphasis will be placed on proper seeing – looking closely at the existing color and tonal relationships – and on understanding and manipulating what is seen. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John MacDonald
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $595
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Master Class with Patricia Traub: Avian Drawing
June 14-16, 2017 (9am-3:30pm) — Join esteemed PAFA faculty member Patricia Traub in this unique bird-drawing workshop. Focused drawing studies of bird anatomy and feather structure will supplement work from live avian subjects, including both seed-eating varieties and birds of prey, provided by the Academy of Natural Sciences. Referencing Old Master drawing techniques, students will work in graphite, charcoal, and colored chalk and pastel on toned papers. Students are invited to present both their in-class work and paintings or drawings from home for critique and advice. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of methods to make finished paintings beyond the workshop by using gesture drawing and studies in combination with photography. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Patricia Traub
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $695
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Still Life Workshop with Christine Lafuente
June 19-23, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Brooklyn-based painter and PAFA alum Christine Lafuente considers her paintings “poetic responses to visual experience.” Responding to the still life motif, learn how to build an oil painting directly, with the emphasis on color. The workshop will begin with a painting demonstration, followed by painting sessions in which students will be guided through a series of focused procedures: composing a painting and establishing tonal design, mixing color, achieving harmony and palette organization, applying large color masses, and using principles of oil viscosity to build form into wet-into-wet painting. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $750
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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