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Art at Lunch: How Illustrators Create Their Art
April 27, 2017 (12-1pm) — James Thompson, author of Painting America’s Portrait – How Illustrators Created Their Art, will present selected works from his book to illustrate how advances in image production and reproduction technologies changed the appearance of illustration art through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Thompson will refer to works by Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Alice Barber Stephens, artists who trained at PAFA and who highlight the Academy’s significance during the “Golden Age of Illustration”. Visit website


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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Portrait Study: Two & Three Dimensional
May 22-26, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Enrich your understanding of portraiture through 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. Visit website


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

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Etching, Monoprint and More - Session 1
May 30 - June 27, 2017 (Tuesdays, 9am-1pm) — This course presents basic intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph and polymer plate methods. Image embellishments will include embossing, chine collé, collage, paper plates and mixed media techniques. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Life Drawing
May 30 - June 27, 2017 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Animal Drawing
May 30 - June 27, 2017 (Tuesdays, 9am-1pm) — Draw from live animal models in the PAFA studios and on location at the Philadelphia Zoo and other venues. Topics include working in line and tone, moving from gesture to resolved drawing, gauging comparative anatomy, and using technology when live study is not an option. Transportation available from PAFA. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Diane Collins, www.dianecollinsstudio.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Linear Perspective: Spatial Concepts and Depiction
May 30 - June 27, 2017 (Tuesdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — “That most delightful and noble art” of linear perspective has long been recognized as a critical component to drawing, painting, and sculpture. Learn the essentials, including one- and two-point perspective and circles in perspective, in order to facilitate your understanding of classic pictorial space, from still-life arrangements to figure-based compositions. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Printmaking Sampler
May 30 - August 8, 2017 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — This course presents introductory printmaking methods including monotype, relief, etching, and paper-plate lithography. Sample each technique, then choose the process you like most or combine them toward producing a finished image or edition. Individual critiques and group discussions are important features of the course. All levels welcome. (No class on July 4). Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Cast and Figure Drawing - Session 1
May 30 - June 27, 2017 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — 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 in order to build their foundational drawing skills and apply this information to observational study of the life model. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Woodcut and Relief Printmaking - Session 1
May 31 - June 28, 2017 (Wednesdays, 9am-1pm) — 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-andwhite and color prints. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Color for Painters
May 31 - June 28, 2017 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture - Session 1
May 31 - June 28, 2017 (Wednesdays, 12-4pm) — Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $5
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Metal Sculpture
May 31 - August 2, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and specific techniques will be demonstrated. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $65
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Still Life: Classic Principles in Oil Painting
May 31 - August 2, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — Learn the fundamentals of oil painting techniques and visual perception through the art of still life painting. Tackle spatial structure, chiaroscuro, composition, and color through a variety of appealing arrangements. Work from a diverse array of forms, colors and textures to build a solid foundation of painting skills for future endeavors. All levels welcome. Basic drawing skills recommended. Visit website


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

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Painting Over the Line - Session 1
May 31 - June 28, 2017 (Wednesdays, 12-4pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Screenprinting and Beyond - Session 1
June 1-29, 2017 (Thursdays, 12-4pm) — The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects. Visit website


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

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Portrait Painting (Xaras) - Session 1
June 1-29, 2017 (Thursdays, 12-4pm) — This class covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Learn how to achieve a likeness, model light and shade, mix flesh tones, and apply paint. Includes demonstrations, and insights into the history of portraiture. Valuable information for all levels. Drawing experience required. All levels welcome, but students registering for only Session 2 should have basic drawing and painting experience. Visit website


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

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Figure Drawing and Sculpture
June 1-29, 2017 (Thursdays, 6-9pm) — The combination of sculpture and drawing are ideal for understanding and capturing the gesture of the human figure. Investigate movement, rhythm and form through studies in charcoal, ink, paint, and collage, as well as in clay and plaster. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Drawing and Painting - Session 1
June 1-29, 2017 (Thursdays, 6-9pm) — 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 only Session 2 should have basic drawing/painting experience. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Figure and Portrait Modeling
June 1-29, 2017 (Thursdays, 9am-5pm) — Learn to sculpt the human figure in clay on an armature from direct observation. Experienced students will model a 24-inch figure based on volume, proportion, architectonic construction, and spatial displacement of form. Beginning students will sculpt a life-size portrait first. Instruction will cover armature construction, clay-modeling, and tool usage. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Lithography - Session 1
June 1-29, 2017 (Thursdays, 9am-1pm) — The ideal printmaking medium for those who love to draw! Design and draw your choice of image with a variety of lithographic drawing materials on traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plates. All aspects of the process will be demonstrated from creating a drawing to printing in black-and-white and color. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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In-Depth Watercolor - Session 1
June 2-30, 2017 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills. Visit website


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

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Landscape at Morris Arborteum
June 2-30, 2017 (Fridays, 10:30am-3:30pm) — Enjoy painting the diversity found at Morris Arboretum, an extraordinary 92-acre public garden. Picturesque subject matter includes foliage and flowers in a garden setting, tree specimens, and outdoor sculpture. Lessons in painting will be accompanied by demonstration and lecture. All media welcome. Visit website


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

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


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

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Introduction to Digital Photography
June 3 - July 1, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-3pm) — Learn the basics of digital photography, including camera functions, image editing in Photoshop, and creating digital prints. Instruction will focus on fine art aesthetics, compositional strategies, conceptual framework, individual expression and historical/ contemporary context. Students should have access to a DSLR camera or a compact camera with manual functions. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Sharon Koelblinger
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Improvisational Stitching
June 3-10, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — 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. Lab fee covers basic materials. Visit website


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

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Stone Carving - Session 1
June 3 - July 1, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-1pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Intaglio Basics
June 3 - July 1, 2017 (Saturdays, 10am-1pm) — An introduction to intaglio printmaking with a focus on non-etching methods. Learn various dry (non-acid) methods such as drypoint, engraving, mezzontint and carborundum prints in the tradition of Dox Thrash. Printing in color and demonstrations of etching possibilities will be presented. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Beginning Drawing: The Portrait
June 3 - August 5, 2017 (Saturdays, 10am-1pm) — Learn the fundamentals of drawing through one of art’s most compelling subjects: the portrait. Work in graphite, charcoal and conté to capture the spirit and likeness of a range of models while developing skills for all subjects. Suitable for both beginners and those with experience seeking to refine their skills. Visit website


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

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Beginning Oil Painting
June 3 - August 5, 2017 (Saturdays, 1-4pm) — A thorough introduction to the methods and materials of oil painting for the novice and those with limited painting experience. Working from still life arrangements, learn to mix color and use light and shadow to model form. Instruction will cover basic painting techniques, use of tools, and selection of materials. Visit website


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

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Classical Figure Drawing
June 4 - July 2, 2017 (Sundays, 9am-2pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Painting by the Riverside
June 4 - July 9, 2017 (Sundays, 10am-3pm) — Feature the vibrant possibilities of still and moving water in your landscape compositions. Nearby parks and waterfronts provide varied subject matter, including foliage and watercraft. Learn to capture color and changing light at Bartram’s Garden, the Brandywine River Museum and other select locations. Instruction is geared to oil painting, but all media are welcome (No class on July 2). Visit website


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

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Pastel Drawing and Painting
June 5-9, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Learn everything you need to know about soft pastels while working from the still life, figure models, and cityscape views. Instruction will cover technique, use of light and its effect on color, types of pastels, paper selection to create various effects, fixing and transporting finished drawings, and important safety issues. Visit website


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

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Portrait Painting (Gury) - Session 1
June 5 - July 3, 2017 (Mondays, 9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Oil Painting Materials & Techniques
June 5 - August 7, 2017 (Mondays, 9am-12pm) — Examine painting materials and techniques used by artists from the Pre-Renaissance to the present. Work from still life, models, and imagination to explore 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. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $595, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Media on Paper
June 5 - July 3, 2017 (Mondays, 1-4pm) — Learn everything you need to know about materials and techniques for working on paper. Explore pencils, charcoals, pastels, inks and watercolors from a variety of subjects. Instruction addresses presentation, storage, and health risks. Includes a visit to PAFA’s Center for the Study of the American Artist to view master works on paper. Lab fee covers most materials. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Gold Leaf and Gilding
June 5 - July 3, 2017 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Intro to Figure Painting
June 5 - August 14, 2017 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — Paint in oil from the life model to make full-figure, head, and torso studies. Anatomy, composition, proportion, light and shadow, color, painting technique and history will be covered through lecture and demonstration. Basic drawing experience recommended (No class on July 3). Visit website


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

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Highlights of Printmaking History
June 9 - July 7, 2017 (Wednesdays, 10am-12pm) — A fascinating history of prints and printed illustration work from the 15th to the 21st centuries! Consider printmaking in the context of art history and its relevance to the cultural, religious and political climate of the times. Includes visits to PAFA’s Center for the Study of the American Artist and the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Print Study Room. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $150
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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


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

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Intro to Screenprinting Workshop
June 10-11, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Join Lisa Hamilton, PAFA Faculty and Print Shop Manager, in this fun introduction to the basics of screenprinting, a quick and easy process to make color prints on paper, note cards, fabric and more. Includes a tour of the PAFA print shop and a visit to the Print Department archives to view screenprints by PAFA students and faculty. Visit website


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

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


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

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Watercolor Workshop
June 17-18, 2017 (9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Portrait in Pastels Workshop
June 24-25, 2017 (9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Still Life Workshop with Christine Lafuente
June 26-30, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Brooklyn-based painter and PAFA alum Christine Lafuente considers her paintings “poetic responses to visual experience.” Responding to the still life motif, learn how to build an oil painting directly, with the emphasis on color. The workshop will begin with a painting demonstration, followed by painting sessions in which students will be guided through a series of focused procedures: composing a painting and establishing tonal design, mixing color, achieving harmony and palette organization, applying large color masses, and using principles of oil viscosity to build form into wet-into-wet painting. Visit website


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

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Portrait Painting (Gury) - Session 2
July 5 - August 9, 2017 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting Over the Line - Session 2
July 5 - August 2, 2017 (Wednesdays, 12-4pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture - Session 2
July 5 - August 2, 2017 (Wednesdays, 12-4pm) — Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $5
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Woodcut and Relief Printmaking - Session 2
July 5 - August 2, 2017 (Wednesdays, 9am-1pm) — 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-andwhite and color prints. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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The Extended Pose
July 5 - August 9, 2017 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Draw or paint the life model in single morning/afternoon poses for the entire course in order to develop accurate form, measurement, 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. Visit website


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

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Shodo: Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy
July 5 - August 9, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — 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. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $275, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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PAFA & The Barnes Foundation; The Decisions Artists Make
July 6-20, 2017 (Thursdays, 10am-1pm) — The way we perceive artworks is largely controlled by the artists who created them. Artists intentionally direct the viewer’s gaze, convey narrative/message, and influence emotional response through color, light, line, size, texture, and space. Examine how artists communicate their vision through artworks in PAFA’s galleries. Presented in collaboration with The Barnes Foundation (Barnes members receive a 10% discount). Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Christine Stoughton, www.christinestoughton.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $150
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Collograph: The Printed Collage
July 6 - August 3, 2017 (Thursdays, 6-9pm) — Transform the tactile beauty of collage into a printed image. Print your collage using both press and handprinting techniques with non-toxic, soy-based inks. The printed image can serve as a finished art object or the beginnings of a mixed media piece. Open to all levels. Adaptable for home or the classroom. Lab fee includes ink, paper and other bulk materials. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Christine Stoughton, www.christinestoughton.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $50
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level

Drawing Fundamentals
July 6 - August 3, 2017 (Thursdays, 9am-5pm) — If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, interior spaces, and human figure to master the drawing elements – shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. Visit website


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

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Lithography - Session 2
July 6 - August 3, 2017 (Thursdays, 9am-1pm) — The ideal printmaking medium for those who love to draw! Design and draw your choice of image with a variety of lithographic drawing materials on traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plates. All aspects of the process will be demonstrated from creating a drawing to printing in black-and-white and color. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Screenprinting and Beyond - Session 2
July 6 - August 3, 2017 (Thursdays, 12-4pm) — The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects. Visit website


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

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Portrait Drawing and Painting - Session 2
July 6 - August 3, 2017 (Thursdays, 6-9pm) — 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 only Session 2 should have basic drawing/painting experience. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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In-Depth Watercolor - Session 2
July 7 - August 11, 2017 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills. Visit website


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

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Écorché
July 7 - August 11, 2017 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Expressive Perspective
July 7 - August 4, 2017 (Fridays, 10am-3pm) — Learn to create dynamic perceptual drawings of architectural interiors on-site in museums and buildings throughout Philadelphia. Use basic one- and two-point perspective, compositional elements, value, cross-hatching, color relationships, and descriptive line quality to convey authenticity of place. This class includes a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to work from drawings in the collection. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $375
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Creativity and Self-Awareness Through Art
July 8 - August 5, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-2pm) — This course is designed to foster self-awareness, wellness, and enhanced consciousness through creating art. Written and drawn entries of dreams, thoughts, and feelings in a journal/ sketch book will serve as the basis for class studio work in drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Lab fee will cover basic materials. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Elizabeth Hill
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350, Lab Fee: $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Introduction to Video Editing
July 8 - August 5, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-3pm) — 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. Explore color management and learn how to upload your work to the internet. Basic computer skills required. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ian Wagner
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Foundry: An Introduction
July 8 - August 12, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Intermediate Level

Watercolor Plunge
July 8-9, 2017 (9am-5pm) — 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, a lifeguard will be on duty! Visit website


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

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Passion for the Palette
July 8-9, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Explore how the science and psychology of color play key roles in composing dynamic visual narratives, and learn how to practically fine-tune and tailor your current palette to support your work’s message. Class projects will include working from still life arrangements with colored lights to create brilliant optical effects with emotional resonance. Students are also encouraged to bring a personal piece in progress for color diagnosis and to work on. Artists of all media welcome. Visit website


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

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Stone Carving - Session 2
July 8 - August 5, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-1pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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The Philadelphia Landscape
July 9 - August 6, 2017 (Sundays, 9am-2pm) — Craft your personal vision of Philadelphia’s picturesque landscape. Learn to build form, mix color, and create space with perspective, light and shadow. Instruction will address tips for working on-site and the history of painting the city. Locations in North Broad, Northern Liberties, Roxborough, and West Philadelphia will offer parking, shade, provisions and facilities. All media welcome. Visit website


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

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Classical Figure Painting
July 9 - August 6, 2017 (Sundays, 9am-4pm) — Create luminous figure paintings using traditional painting materials and procedures established during the Renaissance. Through step-by-step instruction, learn how to create an underpainting and then glaze and scumble transparent and opaque layers to achieve a rich sense of color, volume and space. Basic drawing experience recommended. Visit website


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

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Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting
July 10 - August 7, 2017 (Mondays, 9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Botanical Drawing and Painting
July 10-14, 2017 (9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Contemporary Approaches to Mixed Media
July 10 - August 7, 2017 (Mondays, 1-4pm) — Learn to develop richer, more complex imagery while working in a wide variety of non-traditional materials. Explore adhesives, papers, fabrics, photos, computer print-outs, wood, plastic, hardware, and the basics of handling tools properly. Stability of materials, craft, and safety will be emphasized. Topics include construction, storage and presentation strategies. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Figure and Portrait Drawing in Ink
July 10 - August 7, 2017 (Mondays, 6-9pm) — From the Renaissance to the present, artists have favored the expressive qualities of drawing with ink. Experience both the fluid gestural brush applications and detailed reed pen drawing techniques. Focus on head studies and full figure work using both clothed and life models. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Anatomical Drawing
July 11 - August 8, 2017 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — Understand human anatomy through lecture and drawing from the model. Topics include proportion, skeletal framework, superficial muscles, and the movement of the figure. Visit website


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

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Animal Sculpture
July 11 - August 8, 2017 (Tuesdays, 9am-1pm) — Learn to sculpt a variety of live animals in clay, capturing the anatomy, gesture and unique character of each subject. Work both in the studio and on site at the Philadelphia Zoo and other locations. Topics will include live animal study, using secondary references, comparative anatomy, and creating a sense of movement. Van transportation available from PAFA. Visit website


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

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Cast and Figure Drawing - Session 2
July 11 - August 8, 2017 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — 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 in order to build their foundational drawing skills and apply this information to observational study of the life model. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Etching, Monoprint and More - Session 2
July 11 - August 8, 2017 (Tuesdays, 9am-1pm) — This course presents basic intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph and polymer plate methods. Image embellishments will include embossing, chine collé, collage, paper plates and mixed media techniques. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Kitchen Table Printmaking
July 15 - August 5, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-1pm) — Learn to make prints without a press or shop: in the classroom, at a home-studio…even on your kitchen table! Make color stamp prints, monotypes, and relief prints in color and black-and-white; includes techniques for printing on fabric. Visit website


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

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Portrait Painting Basics
July 15-16, 2017 (9am-5pm) — This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. 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. Visit website


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

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Summer Academy for Teachers: Elements of Expressive Drawing
July 17, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Examine the components of expressive drawing: line, value, composition, space/perspective, form, and texture. Demonstrations and exercises will address wet and dry media, design concepts, and techniques for drawing from still life, human figure, cityscape, and imagination. Explore historical approaches for modern application. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $95
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Summer Academy for Teachers: Image Transfer Workshop
July 18, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Image transfer is the process of taking a pre-existing printed image and transferring it from one surface onto another, widely used by many artists from the past and present. Experiment with a variety of transfer processes, materials, and tools. Incorporate drawing materials to create a transfer-based work of art. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lisa Sylvester
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $95
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Summer Academy for Teachers: Painting with Authority
July 19, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Enhance your modern studio and classroom practices through historical oil painting methods. Examine direct and indirect painting techniques, such as glazing, velatura, scumbling, imprimatura, grisaille, camaïeu, alla prima, and impasto. Work from still life, cityscapes, and reference materials. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $95
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Summer Academy for Teachers: Printmaking for Teachers
July 20, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Bring printmaking into the classroom with easy-to-clean-up water-based inks and processes that do not require a press. Create screenprints using paper stencils, reduction printing, and monotype techniques. Explore relief printing through multiple block and reduction processes. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $95
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Summer Academy for Teachers: A Day at the Museum
July 21, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Explore Philadelphia’s art and architecture! View life-size copies of Antique and Renaissance sculpture in PAFA’s historic Cast Hall, as well as rarely-seen master artists’ sketchbooks in its Center for the Study of the American Artist at PAFA. Tour the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to examine a variety of outdoor sculpture and architecture. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $95
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Easel Making Workshop
July 22 & 29, 2017 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — The cost of an artist’s studio easel can be astronomical! Cut that price down to a fraction by building it yourself! Acquire not only your own simple and sturdy fold-up studio easel, but also skills you can apply to future projects. Instruction covers the safe and proper use of woodshop machinery and tools. Design and materials will be provided. Lab fee covers most materials. Visit website


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

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Reframing the Ordinary with Stuart Shils
July 22-23, 2017 (9am-5pm) — For intermediate to advanced painters, designers, photographers and architects. Learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary by drawing directly from your surroundings in Old City, Philadelphia. Cultivate the perceptual tools of rapid visual summation and notation to capture the light, form and feeling of place in the city’s historic streets. Use the camera as a viewfinder and analyze the structure of photographs as means to enhance and inform direct perception. Related activities include training memory, examining how to select motifs for working, and learning to identify what makes one place more interesting than another as subject matter. Work of great masters from the past and present will serve as guides for class activity. Visit website


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

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Advanced Level

The Master Copy: Gilbert Stuart and the Art of Portraiture
July 24-27, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Improve your painting skills through the time-honored tradition of copying a masterwork. Working from reproductions and referencing the original in PAFA’s collection, copy a portrait by Gilbert Stuart. Lectures, demonstrations, and gallery visits will supplement studio work. Materials, including panels and paint, will be provided. Limited to intermediate to advanced painters. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Patrick Connors, connorsfinearts.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350, Lab Fee: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Plein Air Painting on the Delaware
July 24-28, 2017 (10am-3pm) — 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/transportation available. Visit website


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

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Figure Sculpture Workshop
July 29-30, 2017 (9am-5pm) — 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. Visit website


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

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Art and Film
July 31 - August 4, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This course examines the correlative relationship between the visual and cinematic arts, and the similar elements they use to tell their stories: composition, perspective, the expressive power of light and dark, and symbolic color. Students will learn how to translate powerful elements into narrative paintings using their own photographs as source material. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Spontaneous Figure Painting
August 5-6, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Tired of getting lost in the details of traditional figure painting? Then this workshop is for you! Learn expressive painting techniques to render the figure in a looser and more contemporary manner, creating a lively surface while boosting your creativity, technique and skill. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Monotype: The Painterly Print
August 7-11, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Monotypes are an expressive and accessible entry into printmaking: draw or paint an image on a Plexiglass plate or other surface and then print it on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind artwork. Instruction will cover both hand-printing and press techniques, as well as water- and oil-based colors. Visit website


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

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