Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


 

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