Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Passion for the Palette"
April 28-29, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan, www.michelleoosterbaan.com
Cost: Non-Credit: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting on the Brandywine"
May 6, 2018
 

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: Non-Credit: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Sketch on the Go"
May 12, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Cost: Non-Credit: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Monotype Workshop with Stuart Shils"
May 18-20, 2018
 

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. Space is limited to 10 students.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Cost: $950
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Oil Sketch: Landscape"
May 19, 2018
 

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. This workshop is held on Kelly Drive, along the Schuylkill River.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Patrick Connors
Cost: Non-Credit: $95; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Anatomical Drawing with Roberto Osti"
May 19-20, 2018
 

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 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: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing in Color - Session 1"
Tuesdays, May 29 - June 26, 2018
 

Gain hands-on experience using various tr aditional and contemporary color drawing materials, including chalk, pastel and colored pencil. Presentation, lecture and demonstration will teach the applications and advantages of each medium. Observational study, as well as options to work from sketches, paintings, memory, and photography, will encourage students to develop their personal style. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Drawing"
Tuesdays, May 29 - June 26, 2018
 

This in-depth investigation of basic drawing issues explores the human figure. Emphasis will be placed on a thorough understanding of the body’s underlying geometry and anatomical structure. Learn to draw the figure as convincing volumetric form through the study of proportional accuracy, foreshortening, spatial relationships, and basic use of light and shadow. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn, www.johnhornsculptor.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Cast and Figure Drawing - Session 1"
Tuesdays, May 29 - June 26, 2018
 

Working in the Academic tradition, students will study human anatomy, proportion and value with the goal of faithfully representing the figure. Students will work from PAFA’s collection of historic casts to build their foundational drawing skills and apply this information to observational study of the life model. All levels welcome. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Digital Photography 101"
Tuesdays, May 29 - August 7, 2018
 

Learn to how to use your camera to take great pictures! Instruction will cover camera functions, composition, natural and artificial lighting, and color. Hands-on studio sessions and photo walks will be supplemented by lectures on contemporary and historic photographers. Gain the skills to make an outstanding photographic essay based on your interests. (No class on July 3)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Figure as Point of Departure - Session 1"
Wednesdays, May 30 - June 27, 2018
 

Tired of getting lost in the details of traditional figure painting? Then this class is for you! Learn expressive painting techniques to render the life model in a looser and more contemporary manner, creating a lively surface while boosting your creativity, technique and skill. All levels welcome. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi, kassemamoudi.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Screenprinting and Beyond - Session 1"
Wednesdays, May 30 - June 27, 2018
 

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. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $495 non-credit or $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati, tonyrosatiprint.com
Cost: $250 + $10 lab fee
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting - Session 1"
Wednesdays, May 30 - June 27, 2018
 

Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Al Gury, www.algury.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Landscape Painting"
Wednesdays, May 30 - June 27, 2018
 

Learn the basics for painting in the landscape in oil! Discover techniques for simplifying the complexities of foliage and waterways, as well as managing the effects of shifting daylight. Demonstrations will address color mixing, creating space, and integrating architecture and nature. Possible shaded locations include the Horticulture Center, Wissahickon Creek and Boathouse Row. On-site restrooms, parking and rain locations available. All levels welcome. Half-day registration is available for this course, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 1 – 4 p.m. (morning recommended), for $195 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Over the Line - Session 1"
Wednesdays, May 30 - June 27, 2018
 

Advance toward 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. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi, kassemamoudi.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Relief Sculpture"
Wednesdays, May 30 - August 8, 2018
 

Relief is an excellent bridge to sculpture for artists working in two-dimensional media and a fascinating new field for sculptors working in-the-round. Using the historic PAFA cast collection as subject matter, learn all aspects of relief modeling in clay, including drawing, modeling high and low relief, and casting your work in plaster. All levels welcome. The $50 fee covers clay and mold-making supplies. (No class on July 4)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummit, morgandummitt.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395; Lab Fee: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Fundamentals - Session 1"
Wednesdays, May 30 - June 27, 2018
 

Embrace the beauty and versatility of watercolor through a variety of approaches. Discussions and in-depth demonstrations will acquaint beginners and those with limited experience with the basic materials and techniques. Working from still-life subjects, students will be encouraged to engage with the medium to find their own personal means of expression. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Monotype: The Painterly Print"
Wednesdays, May 30 - June 27, 2018
 

Monotypes are an expressive and fun entry into printmaking! Draw or paint an image on a Plexiglassplate or other surface and then print it on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind art work. Instruction will cover both hand-printing and press techniques using soy and non-toxic inks.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Stoughton, christinestoughton.com
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Drawing and Painting - Session 1"
Wednesdays, May 30 - June 27, 2018
 

Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. All levels welcome, but students registering for Session 2 only should have basic drawing/painting experience. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Expressive Figure Modeling - Session 1"
Thursdays, May 31 - June 28, 2018
 

Sculpture and drawing go hand-in-hand when describing the human form. Work from observation of the life model in a variety of media, including clay, plaster, charcoal, and ink. Explore how the materials influence your perception and of the human figure, and how you can translate form toward greater expressive effect. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Fundamentals"
Thursdays, May 31 - August 9, 2018
 

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. (No class on July 5).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Art History: Art and Eighteenth - Century British Society"
Thursdays, May 31 - June 28, 2018
 

In 1695, Parliament allowed the Licensing Act to expire, giving citizens the right to publish just about anything they desired. Visual artists also took full advantage of this new-found freedom. This course examines British art and its relationship to broader society in the eighteenth century. Graphic works were used for social and political commentary, and will be the focus of the course, although paintings will also be included. Students will read writing from the period, providing insight into artists’ visual commentaries. Dr. Sivitz teaches in the Department of History at Idaho State University, where he specializes in early America, the Atlantic World, Race and Slavery, the social history of disease and medicine, and the circulation of knowledge in the eighteenth century.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Paul Sivitz, Ph.D
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Landscape in the Garden"
Thursdays, May 31 - June 28, 2018
 

Work en plein air at 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: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Study: Two & Three Dimensional"
Thursdays, May 31 - June 28, 2018
 

Enrich your understanding of portraiture through drawing and sculpture. Mornings session will focus on creating a portrait head in clay, developing it from deep geometric structure to surface form. Afternoons will be devoted to drawing the portrait, informed by the exploration of its three-dimensional form. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn, www.johnhornsculptor.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collage: History and Practice - Session 1"
Thursdays, May 31 - June 28, 2018
 

From the political to the playful, artists have used collage to produce striking, whimsical and moving images through the juxtaposition of visual elements. Explore a variety of perceptual and tactile collage strategies using both traditional materials and digital methods (session 2). Demonstrations and lectures on artists that have used collage will supplement studio activity. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jacob Lunderby, jacoblunderby.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor - Session 1"
Fridays, June 1-29, 2018
 

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. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting the Waterscape"
Fridays, June 1-29, 2018
 

The elusive nature of water has both captivated and challenged the artist. Unravel the techniques for the realistic depiction of bodies of water through study of masterworks in the PAFA museum, hands-on studio work, and plein air sessions at refreshing locations. Examine tactics for creating light and implying movement. Work in the painting medium of your choice.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"More Highlights of Printmaking History"
Fridays, June 1-29, 2018
 

Study important prints spanning the 15th to the 21st centuries, with emphasis on their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums. Examine Dürer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, the Impressionists, German Expressionism, Pop Art, Dieter Roth, Richard Artschwager and more. Includes visits to the print study rooms of both PAFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati, tonyrosatiprint.com
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Drawing: The Big Cats"
Saturdays, June 2-30, 2018
 

Capture the distinctive form and character of lions and other big cats through skeletal, taxidermy and life study. Working at PAFA as well as on-site at the Philadelphia Zoo, Academy of Natural Sciences and other locations, learn to understand the underlying structures that determine shape and movement through gesture drawing and anatomical study. (Admission fees extra).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins, www.dianecollinsstudio.com
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Crash Course in DSLR Cameras"
June 2, 2018
 

Get the most out of your camera! 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, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stone Carving - Session 1"
Saturdays, June 2-30, 2018
 

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. Open to all levels. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $495 non-credit or $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: $250 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Drawing Workshop"
June 2-3, 2018
 

Learn to create a finished portrait in pencil and charcoal that captures likeness and conveys expressive effect. Using a live model, 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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn, www.johnhornsculptor.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Printmaking Studio - Session 1"
Saturdays, June 2-30, 2018
 

A printmaking atelier for artists of all levels! Beginning printmakers will be introduced to a variety of processes including etching, solar plate, monotype, letterpress, relief, and paperplate lithography. Design prints from drawings, photographs or imagination using the techniques you like the most! Advanced students may pursue independent projects with technical assistance and critique from the instructor. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing and Painting the Clothed Figure - Session 1"
Saturdays, June 2-30, 2018
 

Depicting the clothed and partially clothed model allows the opportunity to define character, imply a narrative, or just incorporate fabric and accessories. Explore gesture, structure and anatomy with graphite and charcoal, then progress to painting with limited and expanded palettes. Demonstration and references will address color mixing, rendering cloth, body language and the expressive inclusion of hands. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Meghan Cox, meghancox.net
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Still Life Painting"
Sundays, June 3 - August 12, 2018
 

Fall in love with the art of still life oil painting! Learn the fundamentals of painting the still life from observation through both direct-painting and glazing and scumbling techniques. Explore composition, drawing, and color through lectures and demonstrations. Excellent for beginners or for experienced artists seeking to expand their skills within this diverse genre. (No class on July 22)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Meghan Cox, meghancox.net
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color for Painters"
Mondays, June 4 - July 2, 2018
 

An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, landscape, figure models, and interiors in a series of studio paintings. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 -5p.m.., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Al Gury, www.algury.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mold Making: The Rubber Mold"
Mondays, June 4 - July 2, 2018
 

Mold making is a foundational skill for sculptors, with a wide range of studio applications. Rubber molds are extremely versatile, allowing artists to reproduce their work in a variety of materials and to cast in multiples. Open up the possibilities for your sculptural projects by learning all aspects of this process. All levels welcome. The $140 fee covers all basic materials needed for the course.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummit, morgandummitt.com
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $140
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Perspective Drawing"
Mondays, June 4 - July 2, 2018
 

Achieve a greater sense of realism in your drawings and paintings by employing the tools of perspective. Capture the illusion of three-dimensional space as you draw from direct observation within architectural interiors. Learn to apply vanishing points, sight-measuring and angle-sighting to depict a particular point of view with striking accuracy.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jacob Lunderby, jacoblunderby.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Oil Painting"
Mondays, June 4 - August 13, 2018
 

If you’ve never painted before, or your skills are a little rusty, this class is for you! Learn to oil paint with confidence by acquiring a grounding in the basics! Materials, methods, and color mixing will be presented through demonstrations and examples as you work from an array of colorful still life arrangements. (No class on July 2)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Art Journaling: Things Remembered"
Thursdays, June 7-28, 2018
 

Art journaling is a personally expressive form of record-keeping. Learn how to transfer your creative ideas on paper through engaging prompts and practical tips. Complement your writing with drawing and other media, including watercolor and watercolor pencil. With guidance from the instructor, draw from your life memories to create a unique depiction of your personal history.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Lithography - Evenings"
Thursdays, June 7 - August 9, 2018
 

The ideal printmaking medium for those who love to draw! Design and draw your own imagery 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. (No class on July 5)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Woodcut and Relief Printmaking - Session 1"
Thursdays, June 7-28, 2018
 

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. All levels welcome. (No class on July 5). Students can take Sessions 1 & 2 (9 weeks): $495 non-credit or $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: $250 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Evening Cityscape"
Thursdays, June 7-28, 2018
 

Capture the unique effects of evening light on city life! Discover oil painting techniques for managing shifting light and shadows, mixing and using color to describe time of day, and translating the complexities of the urban landscape. Outdoor and indoor locations include Boathouse Road, Waterworks, Independence Mall and Penn campus. Class will run until sunset each session.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Landscape Painting: Methods, Approaches and Strategies"
June 8-9, 2018
 

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 andstyles. Includes a visit the PAFA museum to view historic examples and an outdoor painting session (weather permitting).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Charles Muldowney, www.charlesmuldowney.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Gouache Painting - Session 1"
Saturdays, June 9 - July 7, 2018
 

Combining the fluidity of watercolor with the opacity and color-layering properties of oil, gouache is easily accessible for artists and illustrators of any medium or skill level. Portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up, it's also great for travel or limited working time and space. Learn the fundamental materials and techniques through still life, portrait, and outdoor views. Students can take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Crash Course in Photo Composition"
June 9, 2018
 

Improve the art of your photographs though a basic understanding of composition. Learn how to aesthetically organize a photograph using the components of color, light and form. Instruction will comprise lectures, practice photo sessions on the street, and critiques of work made in class.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing and Painting: Open Studio - Session 1"
Saturdays, June 9 - July 7, 2018
 

Explore your personal drawing or painting projects with individual guidance in a supportive atelier-style environment. Work in your choice of any painting or drawing media from the still life, figure models, PAFA’s cast collection, skeleton models for anatomical study, or your own references. Old master and modern painting methods will be discussed. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert P. Waddington
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Power of Pastel Portrait Workshop"
June 9-10, 2018
 

Christine is known for her powerful depictions of light. This workshop focuses on better understanding and control of the medium while applying it to portraiture with an emphasis on understanding light. .This not a “demonstration in the morning” and then “do your own thing” the rest of the day” workshop. Christine’s 5-layer approach to understanding light and controlling the “power” of the pastel medium will help artists create well-designed works of art. Working with a model, students will learn how to take better photo references, adjusting to how to make a photo work as a reference for a painting while learning the differences between working from photos and from life. Paintings are finished from life. All levels welcome.
 
Location: PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Swann
Cost: $295
Sponsor: 3rd Street Gallery
Website, email, 724-612-2886


"Book Illustration with Kate Samworth"
June 11-15, 2018
 

Learn the fundamentals of book illustration with Kirkus Award-winning artist/author and PAFA alum, Kate Samworth. Complete a series of sketches and finished illustrations based on personal or published text in graphite, colored pencil, and colored inks. Examine story structure and pacing, character development, symbolism and color, and the balance between text and image. Great illustrations from the past and present at PAFA’s Center for the American Artist will provide both inspiration and models for creating more expressive and informed work. Students are invited to bring their own illustrational artwork for a critique.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kate Samworth, katesamworth.com
Cost: For Credit: $750, Non-Credit: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Workshop"
June 16-17, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Preparing Supports for Painting"
June 16, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Still Life into Abstraction with Bill Scott"
June 16-17, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Bill Scott
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Figure Drawing and Painting with Juliette Aristides"
June 18-22, 2018
 

Learn to accurately and confidently draw and paint the human figure in oil with Juliette Aristides, renowned artist, founder and instructor of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, and noted author of Classical Drawing Atelier, Classical Painting Atelier and other highly regarded drawing and painting texts. During this 5-day extended workshop, frequent demonstrations will break down the process of figure drawing and painting into clear and consecutive steps, along with individual instruction and critique each day. Develop a beautiful balance of proportion, value, color and edge which will help you accurately capture a likeness, and give power and presence to your work. Sharpen your observation, and take your skill to a new level!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Juliette Aristides, aristidesarts.com
Cost: For Credit: $1200, Non-Credit: $950
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Alla Prima Still Life Painting with Christine Lafuente"
June 18-22, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Cost: For Credit: $1075, Non-Credit: $850
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Shodo: Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy"
Mondays, June 18 - July 23, 2018
 

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. Tenkoku, or personal stamp making, will also be covered.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Mayumi Tomii
Cost: $225 + Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Lithography - Session 2"
Wednesdays, June 20 - August 1, 2018
 

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 (No class on July 5).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: For Credit: $950; Non-Credit: $595; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Expressive Figure Drawing with Bruce Samuelson"
June 23-24, 2018
 

Capture the vitality and gesture of the life model under the guidance of PAFA professor Bruce Samuelson, whose work combines a virtuosity of Old Masters-influenced draftsmanship with elegant abstraction. Hone your own approach to the figure, whether academic or expressive, through Samuelson’s individually-tailored instruction. Foundational principles of structure, anatomy, form and gesture will be presented through demonstration, critique, and discussion of master drawings, past and present. Work in the media of your choice including graphite, charcoal, pastel, and paint.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Bruce Samuelson
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Studio Portrait Photography"
June 23, 2018
 

Learn the tactics the pros use in the studio to create compelling portrait photographs. Use lighting creatively in order to enhance professional quality, create mood or adjust composition. Camera functions and techniques will be demonstrated and discussed.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Improvisational Stitching"
Saturdays, June 23 - July 14, 2018
 

Stitching is a uniquely textural and versatile form of mark-making. Explore its potential as textile art in a welcoming community environment. Learn several 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. Tuition includes most materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sheryl Kessler
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Sculpture"
June 25-29, 2018
 

Explore clay modeling and expand your portfolio with three-dimensional work. Work from a life model to learn methods of terra cotta clay sculpture, focusing on anatomy, proportion, composition, and personal expression. Sculptures will be kiln-fired after the course ends. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Landscape Painting"
June 25-29, 2018
 

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Learn to depict ever-changing light and shadows through rapid decisions and swift mark-making. Study landscape masters to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, and clouds; then take your skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air! (Van transportation from PAFA available for outside locations.)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Alla Prima Still Life Painting with Christine Lafuente"
June 25-29, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Cost: For Credit: $1075, Non-Credit: $850
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing, Section 1"
June 25-29, 2018
 

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 portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques.
 
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


"Possibilities with Acrylics"
June 30, 2018
 

From art store to big, box store varieties, the versatility of acrylic paint is still unexplored by most artists. Experience the wide range of supports, applications, and tools that can be used to create your ideas in this demonstration/hands-on workshop.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella, anthonyciambella.blogspot.com
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Sculpture Workshop"
June 30 - July 1, 2018
 

Learn the techniques and tools of figure sculpture through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model. Explore anatomy, proportion, design and personal expression through the versatility of terra cotta clay. Sculptures will be fired at the end of the workshop.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Home Studio"
June 30, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella, anthonyciambella.blogspot.com
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Plunge"
July 7-8, 2018
 

This workshop is designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor techniques and materials, including papers, brushes and pigments. Learn transparent and opaque painting methods, and gain the confidence to continue to working with watercolor beyond the workshop. Take the plunge!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati, tonyrosatiprint.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing and Painting the Clothed Figure - Session 2"
Saturdays, July 7 - August 11, 2018
 

Depicting the clothed and partially clothed model allows the opportunity to define character, imply a narrative, or just incorporate fabric and accessories. Explore gesture, structure and anatomy with graphite and charcoal, then progress to painting with limited and expanded palettes. Demonstration and references will address color mixing, rendering cloth, body language and the expressive inclusion of hands. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Meghan Cox, meghancox.net
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Philadelphia Landscape"
Sundays, July 8 - August 5, 2018
 

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 onsite and the history of painting the city. Locations in North Broad, Roxborough, and West Philadelphia will offer parking, shade, provisions and facilities. All media welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Larry Francis
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Art and Science in the 18th Century"
Mondays, July 9 - August 6, 2018
 

Until about 1800, “science” included not only the fields we expect: biology, chemistry, and what is now called physics, but also medicine and technology. Illustrations, paintings, and even simple line drawings had the power to communicate science to a large audience. This course examines the intersection of art and science during the eighteenth century. Topics include print culture, production of “archetypal” images, circulation of knowledge, and ideas of the Enlightenment. Dr. Sivitz teaches in the Department of History at Idaho State University, where he specializes in early America, the Atlantic World, Race and Slavery, the social history of disease and medicine, and the circulation of knowledge in the eighteenth century. His art historical interests span the early modern period, particularly the themes of science, medicine, and political commentary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Paul Sivitz, Ph.D
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting"
Mondays, July 9 - August 6, 2018
 

This structured approach to drawing and painting the figure from life includes topics such as anatomy, drawing methods, gesture, figure structure, palettes, and basic figure painting methods. This class is excellent for those interested in developing their painting and drawing portfolio. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Al Gury, www.algury.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Botanical Drawing and Painting"
July 9-13, 2018
 

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media. Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Painting Techniques of the Old Masters"
Mondays, July 9 - August 6, 2018
 

The powerful work of the old masters remains relevant today. Learn how to incorporate their methods into your own figure painting. Instruction and demonstration will cover Goya’s powerful use of light and dark, the complex color of Titian, the dynamic compositions of Degas, the brilliant technique of Velazquez, and the expressive light of Leonardo and Vermeer. All levels are welcome. Drawing experience required. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ernie Norcia, norciaportraits.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air on the Delaware"
July 9-13, 2018
 

Paint the spectacular views of the Delaware River from the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing. Museum access offers the opportunity to tour the collection, see boat builders in action, and access the facilities. Includes a session on the river in the museum’s excursion boat, à la Claude Monet! Parking and use of the facilities will be available (Tuition includes museum admission).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Photoshop"
Mondays, July 9 - August 6, 2018
 

Adobe Photoshop is an essential program for 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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Summer Studio/Critique Program"
July 9 - August 17, 2018
 

This six-week studio-rental/critique program is designed for artists and educators who desire constructive feedback on their artwork, as well as the support and interaction of an artistic community. Registration includes a private studio in PAFA's Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, and individual Friday critiques from a stellar ensemble of nationally and internationally known artists, including members of PAFA’s acclaimed faculty. Lead critique Neysa Grassi will hold group critiques, discussions and field trips.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Neysa Grassi
Cost: For Credit: $1200, Non-Credit: $1200
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Still Life & Portrait Painting"
July 9-13, 2018
 

Add color to your portfolio by developing your painting skills in oil or acrylic. Work from still life arrangements and portrait models to explore the fundamentals of painting including the selection and care of materials, painting techniques, and color mixing. Instruction will emphasize composition, value, and color relationships.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson, www.davidcampbellwilson.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing for Comics"
July 9-13, 2018
 

Learn step-by-step cartooning basics so you can create characters, tell a story from life or imagination, or build a portfolio. Create your own short story to be included in a collaborative comic book to take home at the end of class. Instruction includes insights on the comic book and animation industry.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick, jeffrokilpatrick.blogspot.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Self-Portrait Drawing"
Tuesdays, July 10 - August 7, 2018
 

The artist’s self-portrait can chronicle a life, imply a narrative or serve as a study. Create your own head and full-length self-portraits in this tradition, drawing from direct observation in graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink. Instruction addresses structure, volume and proportion, as well as styling, costuming, and lighting. Includes a discussion of self-portraits throughout history.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Oil Painting Practices"
Tuesdays, July 10 - August 7, 2018
 

Explore oil painting techniques and materials used by artists from the Pre-Renaissance to the present. Learn underpainting techniques, glazing and scumbling layering methods, and wet-into-wet alla prima painting. Supply selection and care, historical palettes and pigments, varnishes, framing, storage, and health issues will be discussed.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella, anthonyciambella.blogspot.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Écorché"
Tuesdays, July 10 - August 7, 2018
 

Écorché is the three-dimensional study of human form by developing the bone and muscle structures beneath the skin. Working from the skeleton, students will model the underlying forms in clay on an armature. Excellent for both draftspersons and sculptors interested in a detailed study of human anatomy.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn, www.johnhornsculptor.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Cast and Figure Drawing - Session 2"
Tuesdays, July 10 - August 7, 2018
 

Working in the Academic tradition, students will study human anatomy, proportion and value with the goal of faithfully representing the figure. Students will work from PAFA’s collection of historic casts to build their foundational drawing skills and apply this information to observational study of the life model. All levels welcome. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing in Color - Session 2"
Tuesdays, July 10 - August 7, 2018
 

Gain hands-on experience using various tr aditional and contemporary color drawing materials, including chalk, pastel and colored pencil. Presentation, lecture and demonstration will teach the applications and advantages of each medium. Observational study, as well as options to work from sketches, paintings, memory, and photography, will encourage students to develop their personal style. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Figure as Point of Departure - Session 2"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

Tired of getting lost in the details of traditional figure painting? Then this class is for you! Learn expressive painting techniques to render the life model in a looser and more contemporary manner, creating a lively surface while boosting your creativity, technique and skill. All levels welcome. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi, kassemamoudi.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting - Session 2"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Al Gury, www.algury.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Screenprinting and Beyond - Session 2"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

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. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $495 non-credit or $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati, tonyrosatiprint.com
Cost: $250 + $10 lab fee
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Fundamentals - Session 2"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

Embrace the beauty and versatility of watercolor through a variety of approaches. Discussions and in-depth demonstrations will acquaint beginners and those with limited experience with the basic materials and techniques. Working from still-life subjects, students will be encouraged to engage with the medium to find their own personal means of expression. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Over the Line - Session 2"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

Advance toward 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. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi, kassemamoudi.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Drawing and Painting - Session 2"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. All levels welcome, but students registering for Session 2 only should have basic drawing/painting experience. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Sculpture"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

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. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Analog Photography for the Digital Age"
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 8, 2018
 

Hand-crafted, thoughtful and a bit magical: all these describe the process of traditional film photography. Explore its tools and techniques, including film-to-digital methods of creating imagery without a darkroom. Working hands-on, learn how to best promote the strengths of this fascinating medium in a way that complements your time, budget and vision. No experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman, www.rafriedman.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait in Pastels"
Thursdays, July 12 - August 9, 2018
 

The immediate subtlety that can be achieved through soft and hard pastel is particularly suited for the portrait study. Learn historical and contemporary techniques of hatching, blending, layering and color mixing to rendering convincing portraits. Discussion and demonstration of various surfaces, pastels and mixed media techniques included. Drawing experience recommended. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ted Xaras
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Painting and Drawing"
Thursdays, July 12 - August 9, 2018
 

Draw or paint the life model in single morning/afternoon poses for the entire course in order to develop accurate form, anatomy, value, color, creative composition and narrative. Lecture and discussion will address historical and contemporary methods/materials, supplemented by examples from the PAFA collection. All levels and all media welcome. Advanced students may work independently. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Etching, Monoprint and More"
Thursdays, July 12 - August 9, 2018
 

This course presents basic intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph, solar plate, as well as color printing. Image embellishments including embossing, chine collé, collage, and mixed media techniques will also be covered. All levels welcome and advanced printmakers may work independently.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati, tonyrosatiprint.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Art Journaling: In Search of My Mother's Garden"
Thursdays, July 12 - August 2, 2018
 

Art journaling is a personally expressive form of record-keeping. Learn how to transfer your creative ideas on paper through engaging prompts and practical tips. Complement your writing with drawing and other media, including watercolor and watercolor pencil. With guidance from the instructor, draw from your life memories to create a unique depiction of your personal history.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Palettes of the Masters"
Thursdays, July 12 - August 9, 2018
 

Artists throughout history have employed the complex language and symbolism of color. Learn from their examples to effectively use color to convey feeling, tone, atmosphere, geographical location, or narrative in your own work. Explore the palettes of Wyeth, Van Gogh, Matisse, Bellows and Rothko via lecture, discussions, slide presentations, and oil painting projects.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan, www.clarissashanahan.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Woodcut and Relief Printmaking - Session 2"
Thursdays, July 12 - August 9, 2018
 

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. All levels welcome. (No class on July 5). Students can take Sessions 1 & 2 (9 weeks): $495 non-credit or $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: $250 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Expressive Figure Modeling - Session 2"
Thursdays, July 12 - August 9, 2018
 

Sculpture and drawing go hand-in-hand when describing the human form. Work from observation of the life model in a variety of media, including clay, plaster, charcoal, and ink. Explore how the materials influence your perception and of the human figure, and how you can translate form toward greater expressive effect. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collage: History and Practice - Session 2"
Thursdays, July 12 - August 9, 2018
 

From the political to the playful, artists have used collage to produce striking, whimsical and moving images through the juxtaposition of visual elements. Explore a variety of perceptual and tactile collage strategies using both traditional materials and digital methods (session 2). Demonstrations and lectures on artists that have used collage will supplement studio activity. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jacob Lunderby, jacoblunderby.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Anatomical Drawing"
Fridays, July 13 - August 10, 2018
 

Understand human anatomy through lecture and drawing from the model. Topics include proportion, skeletal framework, superficial muscles, and the movement of the figure. Basic figure drawing experience recommended. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn, www.johnhornsculptor.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing from Photographs"
Fridays, July 13 - August 10, 2018
 

The photograph can be a helpful resource to the artist, not only for capturing fleeting subjects, but also for creating varied visual and optical effects. Learn to incorporate photographic elements including depth of field, distortion, focus and contrast into drawing from life and your own source material. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan, www.clarissashanahan.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Art Appreciation: Pictorial Space in Western Art"
Fridays, July 13 - August 3, 2018
 

How was linear perspective developed in the European Renaissance, and why was it rejected in the progression of Modern Art? Explore the evolution of the depiction of pictorial space, examining the techniques of linear perspective, the contributions of Giotto and Masaccio, the disappearance of the horizon line, and the birth of Modern Art.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Gus Sermas
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Metal Sculpture"
Fridays, July 13 - August 10, 2018
 

This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication, construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and specific techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $65
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor - Session 2"
Fridays, July 13 - August 10, 2018
 

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. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mezzotint Workshop with Kate Samworth"
July 14-15, 2018
 

Mezzotint is a direct, chemical-free method of intaglio printmaking, unique in its tonal richness and potential for soft edges, as seen in the prints of Carol Wax. “Rocking” the plate will be demonstrated, but students will work with pre-rocked plates to speed the process. Be coached through the process of transferring an image to the plate, burnishing and scraping the plate for tonal effects, and all aspects of printing the image on paper.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kate Samworth, katesamworth.com
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting in the Dark with Neysa Grassi"
July 14-15, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Neysa Grassi
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Gouache Painting - Session 2"
Saturdays, July 14 - August 11, 2018
 

Combining the fluidity of watercolor with the opacity and color-layering properties of oil, gouache is easily accessible for artists and illustrators of any medium or skill level. Portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up, it's also great for travel or limited working time and space. Learn the fundamental materials and techniques through still life, portrait, and outdoor views. Students can take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Écorché: The Fox"
Saturdays, July 14 - August 11, 2018
 

Écorché is a classical approach to identifying and comprehending the underlying bone and muscle structures of a living subject by building a three-dimensional anatomical figure from the bones up. Students in this class will construct a life-sized fox in plasteline. References will include the skeleton, life study, taxidermy and other resources.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins, www.dianecollinsstudio.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Foundry: An Introduction"
Saturdays, July 14 - August 18, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Pavel Efremoff
Cost: For Credit: $950; Non-Credit: $595; Lab Fee: $65
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing and Painting: Open Studio - Session 2"
Saturdays, July 14 - August 11, 2018
 

Explore your personal drawing or painting projects with individual guidance in a supportive atelier-style environment. Work in your choice of any painting or drawing media from the still life, figure models, PAFA’s cast collection, skeleton models for anatomical study, or your own references. Old master and modern painting methods will be discussed. Full- or half-day. Half-day registration is available for this course, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m., for $275 non-credit.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert P. Waddington
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Printmaking Studio - Session 2"
Saturdays, July 14 - August 11, 2018
 

A printmaking atelier for artists of all levels! Beginning printmakers will be introduced to a variety of processes including etching, solar plate, monotype, letterpress, relief, and paperplate lithography. Design prints from drawings, photographs or imagination using the techniques you like the most! Advanced students may pursue independent projects with technical assistance and critique from the instructor. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $395 non-credit or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati, tonyrosatiprint.com
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stone Carving - Session 2"
Saturdays, July 14 - August 11, 2018
 

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. Open to all levels. Students may take Sessions 1 & 2 (10 weeks): $495 non-credit or $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit + $20 lab fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: $250 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Walking Photography Tour"
July 15, 2018
 

Explore the streets of Philadelphia through the photographer’s lens! Become familiar with the functions of the camera, and then take your skills outdoors on a group photographing excursion, in the vicinity of PAFA. Learn techniques for taking street, documentary, architectural and candid photographs. Afterward, head back to the classroom to share work and discuss useful shooting tips. (Rain date July 22)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Video Editing: Smart Phone & Beyond"
Sundays, July 15 - August 12, 2018
 

Move those smart phone videos to the next level to create finished videos. Learn the basics of video editing including adding transitions, overlays, animations, music and more! Explore color management and learn how to upload your work to the internet. Includes setting up a camera or smart phone for best filming practices, and a filming session around the PAFA Campus. Basic computer skills required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ian Wagner
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Figure Painting"
July 16-20, 2018
 

Figure painting is one the most versatile and popular subjects taught at PAFA. Learn to paint the life model in oil/acrylic, focusing on human anatomy and proportions, paint handling, materials, and design. Prerequisite: Painting I: Still Life and Portrait (July 9-13) or prior basic painting experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson, www.davidcampbellwilson.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Book Illustration"
July 16-20, 2018
 

Learn the fundamentals of picture book illustration, including character and storyboard development, narrative and sequential drawing, and book design/ layout. Draw inspiration from book illustration over the centuries, from illuminated manuscripts to contemporary examples. Complete preparatory studies and finished illustrations based on published or personal text in graphite, colored pencil, and various water-media. Open to students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in Fall 2018. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kate Samworth, katesamworth.com
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Materials and Papers with Patricia Traub"
July 20, 2018
 

Learn essential drawing practices from master artist Patricia Traub. Whether forming a foundation or looking to refine your craft, draftspeople of all levels will benefit from this combination lecture/hands-on workshop examining the variety of materials and papers for academic drawing. Learn how to effectively sharpen a graphite or charcoal pencil to a fine point, which eraser to choose, what a paper stump is for, and much more! Discover the range of drawing papers available from cardboard to cotton, including fine artists’ papers such as Fabriano and Hahnemühle, and learn how to select surfaces for metalpoint, graphite, conté and other materials. Original drawings will be presented as examples of each material and technique.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Patricia Traub
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting Basics"
July 21-22, 2018
 

This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait in oil. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations and portrait history. Valuable information for all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ted Xaras
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Perspective Drawing: The City"
July 21-22, 2018
 

Capture the buildings and streets of the urban environment without rulers, complicated geometry or stress! Using basic sighting techniques and helpful guidelines, learn to create a convincing sense of three-dimensional space with just a sketchbook and pencil while you work at select downtown locations near PAFA.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Watercolor Painting"
July 23-27, 2018
 

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, photographs, portraits and the cityscape. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sherif Habashi, www.sherifhabashi.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Bucks County Landscape"
July 23-27, 2018
 

Learn the essentials of landscape painting in the New Hope countryside, the region 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. Locations will include Daniel Garber’s historic farmstead, Cuttalossa Farm!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney, www.joesweeneyart.com
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing, Section 2"
July 23-27, 2018
 

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 portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques.
 
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


"Gold Leaf and Gilding"
July 28-29, 2018
 

Gold leaf is used in architectural ornamentation, book arts, framing and more. In this introduction to the traditional European method of oil gilding, students will work with precious and non-precious leaf on sample boards and carved samples. Surface preparations and traditional finishes will also be covered. Materials fee covers gold leaf.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan, www.clarissashanahan.com
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Fundamentals: Color as Light"
July 28-29, 2018
 

Learn how to create compelling observational oil paintings through simple steps, with all techniques demonstrated and explained. Working from still life subjects, learn to use “color as light” and how color choices, color mixing, and brush stroke contribute to a painting’s expressive effect. Ideal for beginners and those looking to enhance their observational painting skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sean Hildreth
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Life Drawing"
July 30 - August 3, 2018
 

Figure drawing is one of the most time-honored methods of art training and a great way to rapidly produce valuable work for a portfolio. Work in charcoal and graphite directly from the life model in short and long poses, exploring gesture, proportion and anatomy. Prerequisite: Drawing - Section 1 (June 25-29) or Section 2 (July 23-27) or other basic drawing experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Deirdre Murphy, www.deirdremurphyart.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Photography"
July 30 - August 3, 2018
 

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers DSLR camera functions, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, and creating digital prints. A limited number of cameras are available for checkout during the course from the PAFA library if needed, on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to guarantee equipment availability, students requiring a rental camera must reserve one through the Continuing Education Office when registering.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Photographing your Artwork"
August 4, 2018
 

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 drawings and paintings as well as three-dimensional sculptural works. Bring 2 - 3 pieces of art and your digital camera for hands-on experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color Matters"
August 4-5, 2018
 

Elevate the role of color in your paintings. Examine how artists use color temperature, intensity, value, and relationships; as well as techniques for initiating and maintaining color’s importance. Demonstrations, presentations and individual attention will help students develop a personal exploration of color in their work. All levels and styles are welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi, kassemamoudi.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Printmaking"
August 6-10, 2018
 

Printmaking enhances drawing/painting skills and creates striking contributions to a college portfolio. Explore the exciting possibilities of traditional line etching, screenprinting on t-shirts or other materials, and the painterly monotype. Learn the methods of image development, printing for each process, as well as the safe handling of all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker, www.shushanarucker.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mold Making: The Plaster Waste Mold"
August 11-12, 2018
 

A waste mold is a single-use mold for casting a clay sculpture in plaster. Learn the complete process of transforming a clay model into a finished work of art, including plaster mold-making, casting, finishing, and mounting onto a suitable base for presentation. Bring your clay sculpture for casting! All levels welcome. The $60 fee covers all materials. Students enrolled in a summer clay modelling course at PAFA will receive a 10% discount.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummit, morgandummitt.com
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $60
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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