Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"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


"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


 

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