Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Sketch on the Go"
September 23, 2017
 

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. Rain date: September 30.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Oil Painting"
Saturdays, September 23 - December 2, 2017
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mixed Media Drawing"
Saturdays, September 23 - December 2, 2017
 

Explore the dynamic possibilities for your drawings by mixing materials and techniques, guided by traditional and contemporary methods. Combine pastel, chalk, ink and watercolor to create harmonious compositions that promote the subtle contrasting qualities of each medium, while drawing from the still life and figure models. Prior drawing experienced required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Art and Film Lecture Series"
Tuesdays, September 26 - October 24, 2017
 

Explore the relationship between film, photography and painting. Examine how film stills relate to painting through composition, tone, value/lighting, symbolic color, and visual cues. Learn to recognize elements that convey information and drive visual narrative in order to build critical skills for viewing images in all media and for developing compositions in your own artwork.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Plunge"
Wednesdays, September 27 - October 25, 2017
 

If you have little or no experience in watercolor, now is the time to take the plunge! Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor techniques and materials, including papers, pigments, and transparent and opaque painting methods.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Photography"
Wednesdays, September 27 - December 6, 2017
 

Experiment with a variety of styles of portrait photography, including street, studio, family, candid, narrative, and staged. Use both historical and contemporary methods to explore a personal theme or interest. Learn how to think creatively about how lighting and composition can change the meaning of a photograph. Includes a visit to Chuck Close Photographs, on view in the PAFA museum, October 6 – April 8, 2018.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting at Bartram's Garden"
Thursdays, September 28 - November 2, 2017
 

Work en plein air at beautiful and historic Bartram’s Garden, home of America’s first botanist, John Bartram. Learn to capture light and shadow; create a convincing sense of space; and depict trees, flowers and buildings. Drawing and painting techniques will be demonstrated for oil and gouache. Free parking and restrooms available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Larry Francis
Cost: $275
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Healing Power of Art"
Thursdays, September 28 - December 7, 2017
 

Engage your creative spirit with Dona Duncan, registered art therapist. Art-making can help reduce stress, improve communication skills, and unlock creative blocks. Enjoy a welcoming environment while you paint, draw and write. Includes light meditation, relaxation techniques, and visits to the PAFA galleries. Open to all levels; no experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dona Duncan, Registered Art Therapist
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Frame Making"
Thursdays, September 28 - December 7, 2017
 

Experience hands-on instruction through all the steps of frame-making for works on paper, panel or canvas. Create a traditional handcrafted frame from scratch, using only hand tools and square lumber, and then incorporate modern techniques of custom framing and matting. Includes discussion of historical framing styles, including gilding and conservation methods. The lab fee inlcudes basic materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $395, Lab Fee: $100
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Extended Pose"
Thursdays, September 28 - December 7, 2017
 

Draw or paint the life model in a single pose for the entire length of the course, and gain an understanding of what it takes to produce a finished artwork. Students will be guided in initiating an individual project using drawn/painted studies before embarking on a single, larger-scaled work. Instruction will involve accurate measurement, value, color, composition and narrative content. Lecture and demonstration will address historical and contemporary methods and materials. All levels and all media are welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor"
Fridays, September 29 - December 8, 2017
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Techniques in Still Life Painting"
Fridays, September 29 - December 8, 2017
 

Create a compelling sense of realism in your paintings using timeless, classical techniques. Paint the still life from direct observation using opaque scumbles and translucent glazes over a tonal underpainting to produce a rich and luminous surface, in the style of the Old Masters. Excellent for all levels. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Figure Drawing"
Fridays, September 29 - December 8, 2017
 

Explore the classical ideal through drawing from both sculpture in PAFA’s Cast Hall and the life model. Learn to comprehend and appreciate the differences between an idealized form and a living model. Students will work in charcoal and chalk on toned paper, with emphasis on line, value, shape, size, and texture.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ernie Norcia
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Oil Sketch: The Landscape"
September 30, 2017
 

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas, quickly capture initial impressions, or enjoy a fresh and instinctive approach to painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Held in conjunction with exhibition The Loaded Brush: The Oil Sketch and the Philadelphia School of Painting, on view in the School of Fine Arts Gallery through February 4, 2018. The lab materials fee includes oil paint and surfaces.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Patrick Connors
Cost: $105, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Portfolio Preparation: Painting"
Saturdays, September 30 - December 9, 2017
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Portfolio Preparation: Drawing"
Saturdays, September 30 - December 9, 2017
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sean Hildreth
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Portfolio Preparation: Printmaking"
Saturdays, September 30 - December 9, 2017
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Megan Webb
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting on the Brandywine"
October 1, 2017
 

Portray the autumn landscape en plein air in the medium of your choice along the banks of the picturesque Brandywine River. Bring a packed lunch or eat at Hank’s, a longtime haunt of Andrew Wyeth’s. The day concludes with a visit to the Brandywine River Museum (free admission on the first Sunday of the month). Free parking, restrooms and sheltered locations available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Portrait Painting"
Sundays, October 1 - December 10, 2017
 

Create luminous portraits using time-tested materials and traditional painting procedures established during the Renaissance. Step-by-step instruction will demonstrate how to develop a portrait painting from start to finish. Open to all levels and an excellent choice for artists wishing to learn glazing techniques.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ernie Norcia
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pencil Drawing with Watercolor and Ink"
Tuesdays, October 3 - December 5, 2017
 

Elevate your drawings with washes of tone and color in watercolor and ink in order to produce vibrant mixed media work in the tradition of Cézanne and Rodin. Learn graphite and pen-and-ink drawing techniques as well as watercolor and wash painting methods, referencing historical and contemporary examples. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Hiro Sakaguchi
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Egg Tempera Painting"
Thursdays, October 5 - November 30, 2017
 

Learn traditional egg yolk tempera painting in the spirit of George Tooker and Andrew Wyeth, as well as contemporary mixed media techniques. Create luminous still life paintings through transparent and translucent methods. Incorporate contemporary mixed media techniques using linseed oil, watercolor, gum Arabic and pen & ink for unique effects. The lab fee includes pigments and basic materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $325, Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pastel Portraiture with Ellen Eagle"
October 6-8, 2017
 

Learn everything you need to know about pastel portraiture with Ellen Eagle, noted author of Pastel Painting Atelier and instructor at the Art Students League in New York. Be inspired by the artist’s passion for the medium, and her extensive knowledge of its history and applications. In addition to methods of executing a successful portrait, topics such as studio set-up, pastel varieties, tools, and surfaces will be addressed. The workshop will include a visit to PAFA's Center for the Study of the American Artist, where Eagle will discuss rarely-exhibited pastel works from PAFA's collection. Ideal for the dedicated portraitist or those seeking to enhance their knowledge of pastel and color.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ellen Eagle, www.elleneagleportraits.com
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The PAFA Figure Drawing Tradition"
Saturdays, October 7 - December 16, 2017
 

Grounded in PAFA’s philosophy that observational drawing skills are fundamental to all artistic endeavors, this online/in-studio figure drawing course combines the convenience of web-based learning with hands-on studio practice. Modeled after the historic 19th century Charles Bargue drawing course that was utilized by such iconic artists as Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, this step-by-step instruction will be supported by weekly instructor feedback, a history of drawing materials and techniques, and a forum for group interaction. Life-model drawing sessions in the PAFA studios will supplement online coursework.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Acrylic Painting"
Sundays, October 8 - December 3, 2017
 

Create engaging and colorful paintings in fast-drying easy-to-clean-up acrylic paints. Learn to manage color, capture the effects of light, and create depth while painting the still life and other subjects. Blending, layering, and glazing techniques will be demonstrated with a variety of acrylic materials. Previous painting experience is not required, but drawing experience is recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Modernism and Modernity: Art and Culture, 1900-1945"
Mondays, October 9 - December 11, 2017
 

Examine the artists and artistic movements of the first half of the 20th century, focusing on the development of modernism in Europe before World War II. View an array of work from historical and art historical perspectives, and analyze the world views and material conditions that contributed to the transformation of art during this era. Online instruction will provide weekly video lectures, readings, and instructor-moderated discussion boards. Weekly lectures will be posted on Mondays.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kevin Richards
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Shodo: Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy"
Wednesdays, October 11 -November 15, 2017
 

Shodo originated in China 3,500 years ago and has developed as a fine 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 finished work. Lab fee includes most materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: $275, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Perceptual Moment with Stuart Shils"
October 13-15, 2017
 

Embrace the concerns of making a painting rather than the conventional notion of painting a landscape. Experience the vitality of working outdoors while painting on location at a variety of Philadelphia sites. Explore the intersection between the internal perceptual moment and the design of the working surface as the fundamental concern of painting. Drawing, as the engine of thought and means of informing the brush, will be emphasized in a variety of media.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Cost: $950
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Ceramic Sculpture Workshop"
October 14-15, 2017
 

Investigate the potential of ceramics as sculpture! Develop hand-building skills, such as hollowing forms (pinch pots), coiling construction, and slabbuilding, as well as mixed media techniques, while exploring the conceptual and narrative possibilities of the medium. Basic glazing will be addressed. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Creative Coping: Art as Expression for Teens"
Saturdays, October 14 - December 9, 2017
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dona Duncan, Registered Art Therapist
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"From Dürer to Artschwager: More Highlights of Printmaking History"
Fridays, October 20 - November 17, 2017
 

This class presents an overview of important prints spanning the 15th to the 21st centuries, with emphasis on their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums. View and discuss examples of traditional and contemporary milestone prints in the print study rooms of both PAFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Oil Sketch: The Figure"
October 21, 2017
 

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas, quickly capture initial impressions, or enjoy a fresh and instinctive approach to painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Held in conjunction with exhibition The Loaded Brush: The Oil Sketch and the Philadelphia School of Painting, on view in the School of Fine Arts Gallery through February 4, 2018. The lab fee includes oil paint and surfaces.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Patrick Connors
Cost: $105, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Crash Course in DSLR Cameras"
October 21, 2017
 

Get the most out of your camera and take better pictures! Learn all the functions of your camera in automatic and manual modes including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and depth of field, while exploring composition, lighting and color. Walk away with the ability to use your DSLR with confidence after this hands-on workshop.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Crash Course in Video Editing"
October 28, 2017
 

Move beyond mere recording to create finished videos – to document events, convey a message, or create artworks. Learn the basics of video editing including making transitions, overlays, animations and audio, and learn how to upload your work to the internet. Basic computer skills required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ian Wagner
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Anatomical Drawing with Roberto Osti"
October 28-29, 2017
 

The human body is one of the most fascinating and inspiring subjects an artist can depict, but because of its complexity it can also be very intimidating. Join Roberto Osti, artist, teacher and author of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide to gain the confidence to understand and enjoy drawing the beautiful forms of the figure. Saturday will be devoted to study of the human form from a structural point of view: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportions and proportional relationships of body and its segments. Sunday will be dedicated to the study of the main muscle groups and aesthetic aspects they produce in the body. Each day will be divided into a lecture and then drawing from the model, with individual assistance from Mr. Osti.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Group Critique with Neysa Grassi & Bruce Samuelson"
November 4, 2017
 

PAFA offers a vibrant community of faculty-artists and students who can stimulate your art-making with advice and new perspectives. Led by PAFA faculty and critics Neysa Grassi and Bruce Samuelson, a group critique is an excellent means of both dispelling feelings of artistic isolation or uncertainty and finding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Neysa Grassi & Bruce Samuelson
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Children's Book Illustration with David Wiesner"
November 11-12, 2017
 

Explore the visual language of picture books in this hands-on illustration workshop with Caldecott Medal-winning book creator, David Wiesner. Picture books are about how images work together, relate to each other, and convey information to create a whole that is greater than the individual elements. Learn how images move the reader through the book; how to create a compelling visual rhythm; how information and emotion are transmitted through the size, shape and number of images; and how design affects not only the look of the book, but the story elements as well. Drawing will be the primary focus of the class; a choice of stories will be available, but students may bring their own – original or public domain.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wiesner, www.davidwiesner.com
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Improvisational Stitching"
November 11 & 18, 2017
 

Stitching is a uniquely textural and versatile form of mark-making. Explore its potential as textile art in a welcoming community environment. Learn over twenty basic embroidery stitches, fabric collage, and techniques for drawing with needle and thread. Create embroideries for display on their own or incorporation into sewing projects and multimedia artworks.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sheryl Kessler
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Everything about Graphite"
November 11-12, 2017
 

Move beyond sketching with your No. 2 pencil to fully appreciate the variety of techniques and effects possible to achieve with graphite. Explore various forms of graphite, compatible surfaces, and methods of building tone through traditional and contemporary means, both dry and wet, while working from still life subjects. The materials fee includes basic materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Oil Sketch: The Portrait"
November 11, 2017
 

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas, quickly capture initial impressions, or enjoy a fresh and instinctive approach to painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Held in conjunction with exhibition The Loaded Brush: The Oil Sketch and the Philadelphia School of Painting, on view in the School of Fine Arts Gallery through February 4, 2018. The lab materials fee includes oil paint and surfaces.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Patrick Connors
Cost: $105, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Workshop"
November 18-19, 2017
 

Interested in acquiring or improving your watercolor 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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Fundamentals of Comics Storytelling"
December 2-3, 2017
 

Comics is a kind of alchemy, blending text and images on the page to tell stories that make powerful impressions. Words and pictures play off of each other and swap roles in ways that provide the author a powerful range of expression. 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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Matt Madden
Cost: $495, Lab Fee: $15
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Etegami Workshop"
December 2, 2017
 

Etegami is a Japanese-inspired folk art that combines words with ink and watercolor painting on postcards, to send or cherish as a visual diary. With the motto “Clumsy is fine. It is good to be clumsy,” Etegami allows both novices and experienced artists to experience a fun and refreshing form of image-making.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Nancy Bea Miller
Cost: $105, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Manuscript Illumination"
December 3, 2017
 

Learn the pre-Medieval tradition of illuminating manuscripts, including the traditional processes of raised and flat gilded lettering and ornamentation. Produce your own illumination based on traditional and contemporary designs.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan
Cost: $115, Lab Fee: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Spontaneous Abstraction"
December 9-10, 2017
 

Feeling frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start or what to paint? This workshop will focus on techniques to enable you to start painting with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Demonstration and critique will enhance your knowledge of the painting process. Acrylic paint is preferred, but oil is ok.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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