Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"CE Preview Saturday: Animal Sculpture"
January 6, 2018
 

Learn to capture the unique character of animals in clay, with CE faculty and PAFA alum Diane Collins. This course is presented as a sample of PAFA's Spring 2018 twelve-week course, Animal Portraiture. Pre-registration required. Space is limited. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a Spring 2018 CE class or workshop!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins
Cost: Tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided)
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Portraiture"
Tuesdays, January 23 - April 17, 2018
 

Capture the anatomy, gesture and unique character of the canine in clay, utilizing a live dog model. Instruction will address comparative anatomy, armature construction, modeling in oil clay, and imbuing personality. Beginning students will begin with a life-size head study; intermediate to advanced students will construct a full figure at minimum 1/3 scale. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins, dianecollinsstudio.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture"
Wednesdays, January 24 - April 18, 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.
 
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


"Foundry: An Introduction"
Thursdays, January 25 - April 19, 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


"Stone Carving"
Saturdays, January 27 - April 21, 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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Metal Sculpture"
Saturdays, January 27 - April 21, 2018
 

This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication and construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and all 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


"Figure and Portrait Modeling"
Saturdays, January 27 - April 21, 2018
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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