Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Hand-Printed Monotype 1 (Online)"
Saturdays, September 19 - October 24, 2020
 

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, from his home studio for this live Zoom monotype class. Monotypes are unique painterly prints created by painting and drawing with ink on a slick surface and transferring the image onto paper by way of a press or hand printing. This course will focus on hand-printed methods, introducing students to a variety of additive and subtractive techniques, exploring working in both color and black and white. Mixed media approaches, an array of paper choices, and green cleanup methods will also be presented.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Drawing (Online)"
Saturdays, September 19 - December 12, 2020
 

Learn how to compose a ?gure drawing using Old Master Drawings and other photo references with esteemed PAFA professor, John Horn. With demonstrations and critiques in real time via Zoom, learn the figure's geometric structure and anatomy, developing a vocabulary of form to make a convincing ?gure drawing. Simple ?gure compositions will also be discussed.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: John Horn
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Art, Science, and Medicine, 1600-1800 (Online)"
September 21 - October 25, 2020
 

Until about 1800, “science” included not only the fields we expect, such as biology, chemistry, and physics, but also medicine (and even technology). Illustrations, paintings, and even simple line drawings had the power to communicate science to a large audience. This art history course examines the intersection of art and science during the early modern period. Topics include print culture, the production of “archetypal” images (especially botanical pieces), the circulation of knowledge both within the scientific community and to a wider audience, and ideas of the Enlightenment.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dr. Paul Sivitz
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Assemblage Sculpture from Home (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

Assemblage is a creative method of sculpture, transforming everyday found-objects into three-dimensional sculpture, as seen in the work of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Start with a box, and include photographs, book pages, wrapping paper, natural items, nuts and bolts, electronic bits, dry food – just about anything! This process allows for the creation of dramatic, humorous, emotional and satirical works of art. Be guided through a different topic each week by CE faculty and sculptor Colleen O’Donnell.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Colleen O’Donnell
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Design for the Contemporary Artist (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

Design is the application of the formal elements of aesthetics to an artwork to enhance its strengths. This course will explain the formal elements of design: composition, space, value, light, color, line, and texture/pattern. Course content will include art historical discussions using artists past and present to exemplify design, short video demonstrations of the applications of each principle, and time to experiment and apply what you learned. In the final three classes, students will apply these elements to their work, with formal critiques at the end of each class. This class will be team taught by Shushana Rucker and Charles Muldowney, allowing students to benefit from varied input during critiques and different points of view during lectures and discussions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shushana Rucker & Charles Muldowney
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Drawing: Lessons from the Masters (Online)"
September 21 - October 25, 2020
 

Copying master drawings is a traditional exercise stretching back to the Renaissance. Learn to analyze great drawings for lessons in proportion, gesture, anatomy, and form. Explore a variety of traditional materials, from chalks to charcoal, ink wash, toned paper, and more. By closely copying the masters, gain a greater appreciation, understanding, and connection with inspirational artists who came before us. All materials will be suitable for the home studio. Instruction will be conducted through video lectures, demonstrations, assignments and individual Zoom critiques. All levels welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color for Painters (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

An in-depth approach to understanding and mixing color for oil painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Foundations of Drawing: A Practical Guide to Art History, Tools, Techniques, and Styles, Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, and Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Direct Painting. Explore history, palettes, mixing and application for still life, portrait, interior spaces and landscape through a series of studio paintings. This Canvas course includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings every Sunday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. All levels welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Editorial Illustration (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

Explore image making as a means of communication. This is an intermediate class geared toward artists who wish to express narrative themes in their work as well as graphic designers interested in a pictorial approach to visual communication. Students will learn to analyze current news and opinion writing to create imagery with a message. Concept development methods including written brainstorming, thumbnails, and preliminary sketches will be introduced. Techniques combining traditional and digital media will be explored. This is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to digital media and will bridge the gap between the page and screen. Access to a scanner and Adobe Photoshop or other faster graphics software is required for the completion of assignments.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Digital Photography (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

Achieve the technical knowledge and creative camera skills needed to make powerful, professional-quality photographs using a DSLR or mirrorless camera, from initial capture to final print. Learn the functions, modes, and menus of your camera; how they affect picture-taking; and how to select the appropriate settings. Instruction will address shooting in RAW format, employing expressive natural and artificial light, creating setups for portraiture, photo-editing, and post-processing in Adobe Lightroom. Develop a unified body of work ready for exhibition, publication, or a portfolio. Demonstrations, discussions, reviews and short weekly projects are designed to get you up, out and behind the camera! A fully adjustable (pro, “prosumer”) DSLR or mirrorless camera, as well as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop or Gimp software, required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Oil Painting (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

Are you intimidated by the idea of oil painting? Join Shushana Rucker to learn introductory to intermediate level techniques in the comfort of your own home. This course will help the beginner oil painter gain confidence in a variety of oil painting techniques including direct and indirect painting, color mixing, and painting with a brush and palette knife. Topics will also include stretching your own canvas, cradling panels, and using mediums, solvents and additives. Course content will include in-depth video tutorials, and printable tutorials. The instructor will be available on a daily basis to answer questions via e-mail. A weekly live Zoom session will be held every Monday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Observational Perspective Drawing (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

Perspective is at the heart of good drawing and painting, allowing us to translate the observable world into believable two-dimensional images and create invented spaces. Learn the fundamentals of linear perspective in clear, easy to-understand language, and apply these principles to still life, interiors and cityscape views. This course will utilize the online learning platform, Canvas, and include videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, plus live sessions via Zoom. Basic drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Oil Painting All Levels (Online)"
September 21 - October 25, 2020
 

This special course is designed for students eager to get back to painting, but while keeping a safe distance. Each weekly session contains 3 modules: the first is for beginners or those who need a refresher and covers all the basics; the second for intermediate students, and going more deeply into color, introducing a wider variety of painting methods, and providing additional technical information; the third is for more advanced students – those ready to develop a personal style and express ideas and emotions symbolically. The course includes video and illustrated lessons, person-to-person discussions and live critiques via Zoom. Sessions will be held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting & Drawing (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

An in-depth approach to portrait painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. 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. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings every Sunday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Portable Print (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

Learn to make your own fine art prints without a press or special equipment! Create your own “portable” print-shop to use at home or to create plein air works outdoors. Gain the confidence and expertise to perform the following techniques on your own: relief, oil- and water-based monotype, Gauguin monotype, stencil printing on fabric, stamp printing, solar etching, and paste paper making. A demonstration on how to make a portfolio to store paper and prints and simple framing techniques will be provided. Comprehensive online instruction is comprised of video demonstrations, guides, and assignments with regular instructor feedback. Live Zoom sessions will be held every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Illustrated Books for Adults and Children (Online)"
September 21 - November 23, 2020
 

Illustrated books can be humorous, cinematic, quirky, and sometimes dark. Join author Molly Burnham and illustrator Kate Samworth for a course in shaping stories through words and images. Examine classic and contemporary treasures and be guided through a series of exercises to generate ideas and hone your communication skills. Rooted in Kate and Molly's dedication to a positive and creative class, exercises will encourage generating, exploring and revising ideas, as well as drawing and writing prompts that ask the students to explore character, setting and plot. This serious and yet playful class will be based on building the students' skills and confidence through inquiry and investigation.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth & Molly Barnham
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Abstract Painting: Find Your Voice (Online)"
September 21 - November 29, 2020
 

This live Zoom class provides the perfect format to actively immerse yourself in the creative process. Explore the back-and-forth conversation you have with your materials and mark-making to create paintings that engage and even surprise you as they develop depth and visual resonance. Learn to hone your critical eye and personal intuition as you use color, mark, space, and texture as the means to encapsulate your unique artistic voice. Discussions delving into work of master painters will further inform and encourage your own art-making.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Learn Urban Sketching from photos live online"
September 21-23, 2020
 

For the last 12 years I have been traveling and living throughout Mexico. During this journey I sketched, painted, shown, sold my art and sketches. Also taught over 1000 workshops. It is a great way to learn to see the world through the eyes of an artist!- Extend your perception of the world- Improve your sketching abilities or discover them- Record the world around you in a more personal manner- Improve your observation- Understand the relationship between shapes- If a painter take your art to the next step with drawing- Keep a visual journal. Register early space is limited. Live online sketch along.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $99.00, 3 sessions
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Painting from the Masters (Online)"
Tuesdays, September 22 - December 8, 2020
 

Deepen your understanding of oil painting through the traditional practice of studying and copying master works. Analyze the layers of paintings from different historical periods to understand each artist’s particular use of composition, space, color, and mark-making. Students will work from high-resolution images of master paintings and apply the great artists’ techniques to their own still life, landscape and/or portrait paintings. Each weekly Zoom class session will consist of an introductory lecture/demonstration, independent work time and individual critique. High resolution imagery and other content will be available through Canvas.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $450, or $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Fundamentals (Online)"
Tuesdays, September 22 - November 24, 2020
 

If you’ve never drawn before, or if your skills are a little rusty, then this is the class for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Begin with basic forms and progress to interior and exterior studies. Work from still life set ups to study line, shape, composition, light, tone, and perspective. This Zoom/Canvas course will guide you through straightforward exercises of translating three-dimensional subjects to the flat surface of your paper, to rendering images of complexity. The work and approach of varied artists will be shown and discussed.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Anatomical Figure Drawing (Online)"
Wednesdays, September 23 - December 9, 2020
 

Develop a practical understanding of human anatomy using Old Master drawings and other photo references with esteemed PAFA professor, John Horn. With demonstrations and critiques in real time via Zoom (See materials list for more information), learn proportion, skeletal framework, super?cial muscles, and the movement of the ?gure, developing a vocabulary of form to make a convincing figure drawing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: John Horn
Cost: $450, or $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Over the Line 1 (Online)"
Wednesdays, September 23 - October 28, 2020
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended. Kassem will begin each class with a slide presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to apply these concepts to your own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Essential Human Anatomy : The Portrait (Online)"
Wednesdays, September 23 - October 28, 2020
 

Designed for portrait artists and students of anatomy, this live Zoom course focuses on the planes, proportions and muscles of the head and neck, with attention to how facial expressions are produced. Instruction will transition students from drawing generic features to capturing an individual likeness. In addition to weekly live Zoom sessions, this course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times 1 (Online)"
Thursdays, September 24 - October 22, 2020
 

Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also to benefit those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life. Under the guidance of Dona Duncan, artist and registered Art Therapist, practice light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color Matters Workshop (Online)"
September 25-27, 2020
 

Explore the power of color in your work in this live Zoom class with noted painter and teacher Kassem Amoudi. Investigate how to create mood and atmosphere, movement, drama, contrasts, beautiful harmonies and delicate subtleties. Experiment with color saturation and changes in intensity, color temperature (warm and cool), complements and contrasts, muted tones, color values, and applications of thick and thin paint. Slide presentations about how the masters use color, independent work time and one-on-one attention will aid students in their personal investigation of color. This workshop will benefit both the beginner and advanced artist.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color Pouring and Blending Method in Watercolor (Online)"
September 26-27, 2020
 

While creating this painting of flamingos, Lian teaches his unique methods for “Color Pouring and Blending” and “Paint Around (negative painting)”. He shows how to mix colors on watercolor papers, and how to let the pigments paint themselves. Only three primary colors will be used. The demonstrations are step by step with students’ practicing between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. During the critiques, Lian gives comments and suggestions for participants’ class works, so that the students are able to improve their paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lian Zhen, www.lianspainting.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Pre-College: Writing Workshop - The Personal Essay (Online)"
September 26-27, 2020
 

The Personal Essay is central to many types of applications - college, art school and internships. But how do you make yourself stand out? How do you articulate what makes you a good fit for the program you are applying for? Whether you are applying to Harvard, Penn State or an elite academy like PAFA, you will have to write an essay that talks about yourself, your goals and what drives you as a student. We will focus on writing a first draft of a personal essay to a college of your choice. Good personal essays use description and imagery to let the reader viscerally experience the story. Learn to write a personal essay that truly stands out from the crowd.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Brian Heston
Cost: $110
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Oil Painting Materials & Techniques (Online)"
Saturdays, September 26 - December 5, 2020
 

Discover how great oil paintings are made in this fascinating examination of artists’ materials from the pre-Renaissance to the present day. Explore and complete traditional underpainting techniques, clear and translucent layering methods, and wet-into-wet alla prima painting in this combination of Zoom, demo, and hands-on class. Learn about artists’ palettes, the development of colors and mediums, and the mass production of art materials, as well as display, storage, and health issues. Weekly PowerPoints on a variety of subjects related to painting will be given. Some experience and oil painting materials required. This course will take place live via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Painting: Porfolio Preparation (Online)"
Saturdays, September 26 - December 5, 2020
 

Students can build work for a college level portfolio. A focus on painting from direct observation using the still life and the self-portrait will be emphasized, as well as making copies from master works. Lectures and discussions will revolve around exploring works from past and present artists, materials and techniques and historical and contemporary painting concepts. Discussions, lectures, and work feedback will be made using Zoom and Canvas platforms. Zoom sessions will be structured to be about 30 minutes at the beginning and 30 at the end of class with students having ample time to work on their own painting in between. Instructor will be available for live feedback on Zoom and Canvas throughout the scheduled class time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Drawing: Portfolio Preparation (Online)"
Saturdays, September 26 - December 5, 2020
 

Drawing I is an exploration into the mediums of drawing for students at all levels. The class objective is to learn observational study and what the imagination can unveil using the linear method of mark making. This class encourages the artist to draw from their own observation and to observe their mark making as they relate the image to a surface. Each class will start with a 30-minute live demonstration on drawing with different mediums on diverse surfaces. The last 30 minutes will be focused on sharing student art as a group, helping students to improve their technique as well as their ability to talk about art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Inga Kimberly Brown
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Following the Footsteps of V. Van Gogh - Watercolor Painting (Online)"
September 29 - October 1, 2020
 

Van Gogh went to Provence in search of the light and warm sun of the south of France. Wouldn’t it be lovely to take a virtual vacation, follow his footsteps and paint the colors of Provence! Each day Keiko will demonstrate a painting of a scene full of Provençal mood. In this interactive class, Keiko will show her process through a step-by-step demo each day. Q&A and critique are an integral part of the lessons each day. The class will end with a critique so that you get personal feedback.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $298 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Evening Rest (Online Class)"
September 30 & October 7, 2020
 

Create "Evening Rest" alongside nationally acclaimed artist, Addison Palmer, in this live online class. All levels are welcome to join. Addison will paint and demonstrate along the way. Teaching all the fundamentals to create the painting. We will be using acrylic paint. Oil painters are asked to use acrylic paint, at the beginning stages. Then apply oil on top of the acrylic.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $72 for Members, $80 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Collage & Mixed Media (Online)"
Thursdays, October 1 - November 19, 2020
 

From newspapers to toys and old clothes, artists use almost any materials for their works. This course will guide you through the endless variety of tools, adhesives and supports available, and how to select which will work best for you. This live Zoom class includes weekly presentations on a variety of subjects related to two- and three-dimensional mixed media, along with exhibition and storage strategies.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $275
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolors: Dramatic Skies & Water (Online Class)"
Thursdays, October 1-22, 2020
 

Dramatic skies at sunset, or with high wind clouds, puffy cumulonimbus clouds, rain clouds etc., are often the reason that we are drawn to paint a scene. This—and the reflective allure of water can make an ordinary scene extraordinary. This Zoom class will cover the techniques used to obtain all of the above types of cloud formations and the colors associated with them, and colors and reflections on water. Paint along in watercolor with Alex Sharma as she demonstrates specific brush strokes, wet-on-wet, and mixing techniques to obtain dramatic results. All you will need is watercolor paints, paper, and one or two good brushes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $144 for Members, $160 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"History of the Printed Image (Online)"
Fridays, October 2-23, 2020
 

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department for a selected array of important prints and books spanning the 15th to the 21st centuries. Learn about artists in their context and the evolution of various printmaking mediums. View and discuss traditional and contemporary milestone prints and books from the collections of the PAFA museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Public Art in America: From Monuments to the Monumental (Online)"
Saturdays, October 3-31, 2020
 

What is the role of the monument in American culture? Whether monuments stand, are defaced, or destroyed, public art has profound social and political implications. Studying the complicated narrative of public art is one way to uncover the histories, social conflicts, and the aspirations of a nation. This is an introductory course on American public art and monuments. We will explore the international influences and distinctly American elements of famous public artworks found across the United States. We will examine historical and contemporary American public art from the Statue of Liberty to Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of War to give students a firm understanding of public space, public art, and the greater American visual landscape.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: TK Smith
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mastering Acrylics (Online)"
October 5 - November 8, 2020
 

Explore the power and versatility of acrylic paints. If you have been uncertain about what can be done with acrylics or how they compare to oils, this course will reveal their tremendous strength. Fast-drying acrylics promote the rapid build-up of paint layers with little wait time. Opaque and transparent application techniques allow both the modeling of form through blending and daubing, and the development of richly complex color through glazing. Appropriate for students at all levels, including beginning painters, but drawing experience is recommended. This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stretching watercolor paper and painting the Glorious Colors of New England (Online)"
October 5-7, 2020
 

I am really thrilled to be teaching this 3-day workshop where I’ll be able to show you the benefits of the unique way in which I stretch my watercolor paper. The value of the pigment that you put on the paper will dry just about exactly the value you put down. Your loaded brush strokes go on the paper just like “cream”. No rippling or buckling of the paper during the painting. Using our reference photo, we will paint a beautiful autumn day in New England! Combining complementary neutrals with accents of pure color, will make our landscapes come alive! What an exercise in learning to use color effectively!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"From Drawing to Watercolour: Portrait of Emu (Online)"
October 6-7, 2020
 

Key Points emphasized through this workshop: How to choose your subjects and important things for better composition; How to use water and control water; Mixing your colours better and using different brushwork; Drawing with proportion and painting with a variety of tones; Creating light in your painting; Giving your painting a special mood, and more! Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lisa Wang, www.lisawangfineart.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Color and Design in Gouache (Online)"
Tuesdays, October 6 - November 24, 2020
 

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media. Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes. Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work. Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tesselations, and making copies of masterworks.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $275
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: The Art of Surviving the Apocalypse: Contemporary Myths + New Media (Online)"
Tuesdays, October 6 - November 3, 2020
 

In times of crisis we turn to stories to make sense of the world. Films like The NeverEnding Story, Legend, The Dark Crystal, Time Bandits and The Last Unicorn provide mythical imaginings of the apocalypse that we can draw on to explore the present moment. This course will meet weekly on Zoom for seminar style, discussion-based learning. Students will engage in critical viewing of select films that continue to inspire the look and feel of our favorite entertainment media today. Additional resources, assignments and communication will be on the learning management system Canvas. Assignments will challenge students to apply new visual knowledge toward the creation of their own characters and fantasy worlds of their own design.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dr. Li Sumpter, lisumpter.com
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paint a Mexican Window Live Online"
October 6-7, 2020
 

Easy paint along live workshop online from a photo reference. The windows of Mexico make such a wonderful subject: full of character, colorful, ornate! In the context of the painting you will learn all it is to know about painting a painting in acrylics from start to finish. No experience needed! The Workshop is design for all levels of experience! Your painting will be as unique as you are. The photo is just a starting point. The creative license it's yours! Experienced and engaging Mexican painter Fernando Gonzalez will guide you (in English) through the secrets of painting a truly wonderful depiction of a Mexican window without copying the photo or his sketch! Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 011-52- 322-153-1906


"Setting Up a Home Studio (Online)"
October 7, 2020
 

This live Zoom talk is designed to help you set up an artist’s studio in your home or apartment. Topics include material and construction tips, tools you should own, storage and furniture ideas, ventilation, and much more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Compose and Design Your Fall Season Watercolor (Online)"
October 9-10, 2020
 

Follow along with artist Mark Mehaffey (AWS-DF, NWS) as we use your reference photo(s) to produce a Fall Season transparent watercolor. Mark will lead you through the entire process from photo selection, to the simplification and design of your composition, color selection, and suggested paint application techniques. Possible variations on this theme will also be presented. Demonstrations of every step will be thoroughly explained with ample time for questions. Mark will conduct a step-by-step demo, giving you plenty of time to paint. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to show your work through your computer or iPad to get personal feedback on your painting as well as see everybody else’s work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mark Mehaffey
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Water Reflection in Tuscan River and Belgian Canal (Online)"
October 11-12, 2020
 

Join us online for step-by-step demos and critiques. Practice drawing and composition from major shapes to details. Learn colour mixing and wash consistency. Develop proper use of edges through timing, exploring watercolour life cycle from wet to dry. Gain control of tonal values. Explore abstracting the shapes by developing your own visual language.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad
Cost: $148 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting the inspiring land of Georgia O’Keeffe, New Mexico in Watercolor (Online)"
October 13-14, 2020
 

Th beautiful landscape of New Mexico has inspired many artists with its ever changing beautiful palette of colors. In this 6-hour online class (comprised of two days) Kathy will share her tips and techniques in short demos, then you will paint along from 2 inspiring photos that Kathy will provide. While painting, she will verbally describe her process while the watercolor develops before your eyes on your screen. You can ask questions directly since it is a live session. Kathy will give each person personal feedback and the class will end with a critique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kathy Rennell Forbes, www.rennellforbes.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Paint a Mexican Door Live Online Workshop"
October 13-14, 2020
 

Do you love Mexico; do you love the old weathered wooden doors reminding you and making you dream of centuries ago? In this 2-day workshop you can paint your own Mexican door from a reference photo! In the context of the painting you will learn all it is to know about painting a painting in acrylics from start to finish. Workshop presented in English. Experienced and engaging painter Fernando Gonzalez will guide you through the secrets of painting a truly wonderful depiction of a Mexican door without coping the photo or his sketch! Your painting will be as unique as you are. The photo is just a starting point. The creative license it's yours! Register early! Space is limited!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Health Hazards for Artists (Online)"
October 14, 2020
 

This live Zoom presentation outlines the potential health problems we encounter with art supplies and studio practice. Topics include risk factors, effects on the body, and safety measures.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Live Online: Easy and fast flower painting hands on techniques"
October 15, 2020
 

Live online, 3 hours workshop. Are you a beginner or intermediate painter who would like to add more life and spark to their painting? Adding plants: flower pots, vines, bushes add life and color to any painting. Maestro Fernando Gonzalez is an experienced artist who taught hundreds of artists of all levels of experience how to paint and take their art to the next level. You can even paint along using existing painting that need some spank. Easy to apply techniques of how to paint flowers in pots, vines and bushes easy and fast. Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $ 49.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Live online: Understand the mystery of color value in painting"
October 20-21, 2020
 

Do want to improve your painting but don’t know where to start? Are your paintings flat lacking depth? Do you want to add dimension to your art? Do you have difficulties understanding the qualities of color value? In these 2 days live online workshop artist Fernando Gonzalez will show you how to unravel the mystery with hand on exercise of painting a simple subject in black, white and gays. You will use acrylic paints, brushes and pallet knife. A list of materials will be emailed to you along with the photo reference after you register. Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: 2 sessions $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Why Artworks Fall Apart (Online)"
October 21, 2020
 

This live Zoom presentation covers the deterioration of artworks caused by time, misuse, the environment, and poor technique. Topics include some conservation practices, technically-sound art-making techniques, and potential problems to be aware of.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Creative Photography: Find Your Voice (Online)"
October 26 - November 29, 2020
 

Explore who you are as a photographer and where you want to take your work in this intermediate-level project-focused course. Learn how to best combine your abilities and available resources toward creating a new body of work with message and impact, and presenting it to the viewer. Weekly assignments will include photo shoots, idea generation, proposal writing, and critiques. Ability with a digital or film camera and photo workflow is a prerequisite. Some technical issues will be addressed, but the core of the class is strengthening your creative outlook and practice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing from Photographs (Online)"
October 26 - November 29, 2020
 

Photographs allow us to expand our subject matter to family members, historical figures, nudes, landscapes, animals, and more. Artists have been using photographs as references for as long as the medium has existed. Learn to apply the fundamentals of classical drawing – measurement, proportion, tone, line quality, and gesture – to drawings made from photographs. Explore traditional materials such as chalks, charcoal, ink wash, and a variety of papers. All materials will be suitable for the home studio. Instruction will be conducted through Canvas via video lectures, demonstrations, and assignments as well as regular critiques. All levels welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Morgan Dummitt
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Oil Painting All Levels (Online)"
October 26 - November 29, 2020
 

This special course is designed for students eager to get back to painting, but while keeping a safe distance. Each weekly session contains 3 modules: the first is for beginners or those who need a refresher and covers all the basics; the second for intermediate students, and going more deeply into color, introducing a wider variety of painting methods, and providing additional technical information; the third is for more advanced students – those ready to develop a personal style and express ideas and emotions symbolically. The course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and live critiques via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Picturing Benjamin Franklin (Online)"
October 26 - November 29, 2020
 

Benjamin Franklin’s iconic status has been, since his own lifetime, bolstered by images and shapes our perceptions of this historical figure. The numerous portraits, busts, and drawings from the eighteenth century are only a part of the vast collection of visual Frankliniana. Examine the man and his likenesses within an historical context, including the question as to why the image of the older, corpulent Franklin is the most popular representation, when in fact Franklin was, until quite late in life, very fit. Readings include selections Franklin’s Autobiography, as well as his letters and papers. Online instruction will provide weekly recorded lectures plus live Zoom sessions with the instructor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dr. Paul Sivitz
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Learn Urban Sketching from photos live online"
October 26-28, 2020
 

For the last 12 years I have been traveling and living throughout Mexico. During this journey I sketched, painted, shown, sold my art and sketches. Also taught over 1000 workshops. It is a great way to learn to see the world through the eyes of an artist!- Extend your perception of the world- Improve your sketching abilities or discover them- Record the world around you in a more personal manner- Improve your observation- Understand the relationship between shapes- If a painter take your art to the next step with drawing- Keep a visual journal. Register early space is limited. Live online sketch along.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $99.00, 3 sessions
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Autumn Colors in Japan (Online)"
October 26-27, 2020
 

Landscape in Japan has a very different color palette from season to season. Autumn is everyone’s favorite time as people enjoy the changing of colors of many trees before winter arrives. Keiko will do a daily demonstration to show you how to capture an autumnal feel with stunning colors and how to use colors effectively to create a good design. Keiko will demonstrate her process and take you every step of the way to capture the beauty of Japan. Q&A and critique is an integral part of the lessons on both days. Reference photos will be provided prior to the start of class. Intermediate and Advanced students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Life in Provence - Watercolor (Online)"
October 26-27, 2020
 

Join Cindy painting from her “Life in Provence” series as we loosen up, capture the joy and the expressive colors of Provence virtually as we use my Plein Air paintings as a guide for new colorful studio paintings. Painting on location en plein air painting is an immersive experience. Being on site you create a memory that includes the spirit of the place – the true colors, sounds, energy of the experience. I’ll often bring my plein air paintings and studies home to create new versions infused with the feelings that I had painting on location. Let's virtually visit Provence for 2 days and paint with flowing watercolors.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Botanical Drawing & Painting (Online)"
Tuesdays, October 27 - December 1, 2020
 

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. This Canvas course will include a weekly live Zoom session every Tuesday, 10 am – 12 p.m.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Contemporary Approaches to Acrylic (Online)"
October 28, 2020
 

Take your acrylic painting to the next level with a variety of contemporary techniques in this live Zoom demonstration. Discover alternatives for supports, palettes, brushes, and methods of paint application.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting (Online)"
Thursdays, October 29 - December 10, 2020
 

Working from photographs of historic Newport, Rhode Island, supplied by instructor Joseph Sweeney, learn how to paint from photo references in preparation for working outdoors. Topics include the basics on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette. Drawing, composition, and color will be emphasized. Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times 2 (Online)"
Thursdays, October 29 - December 3, 2020
 

Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also to benefit those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life. Under the guidance of Dona Duncan, artist and registered Art Therapist, practice light mediation and relaxation techniques to cultivate mindfulness, and express your thoughts and feelings through drawing and painting projects in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing with Color Pencil (Online)"
Thursdays, October 29 - December 10, 2020
 

Discover the vibrancy and realism you can achieve with color pencil in this live Zoom class! Topics include descriptive and expressive line quality, color relationships, cross-hatching and layering, capturing light and volume, and working on colored and textured papers. Subjects will include still life, the portrait, and master copies. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Message in a Bottle - Watercolor (Online)"
October 29-30, 2020
 

Join award-winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques for painting glass. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy to follow way. In this class we will endeavor to learn how to really “see” what you are painting and achieve the look you want. Carrie will discuss her strategies for developing strong compositions and award-winning paintings. Since the class is interactive, you will be able to ask questions directly to Carrie as well as show her your work through your camera to get personal feedback and critique. You will complete one painting by the end of the class. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, www.carriewallerfineart.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Portrait (Online)"
Fridays, October 30 - December 11, 2020
 

Learn the art of watercolor portrait painting from photographic references. Working alongside the instructor during live Zoom sessions, paint a variety of portrait subjects, with a focus on mixing skin tone, rendering hair, achieving a likeness and realistic expression, and more. Instruction will feature demonstrations of fundamental watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, textural effects, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, and more. Portrait drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Hand-Printed Monotype 2 (Online)"
Saturdays, October 31 - December 12, 2020
 

Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, from his home studio for this live Zoom monotype class. Monotypes are unique painterly prints created by painting and drawing with ink on a slick surface and transferring the image onto paper by way of a press or hand printing. This course will focus on hand-printed methods, introducing students to a variety of additive and subtractive techniques, exploring working in both color and black and white. Mixed media approaches, an array of paper choices, and green cleanup methods will also be presented.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color Pouring and Blending Method in Watercolor (Online)"
October 31 - November 1, 2020
 

While creating this painting of "Sea Turtle and Sea Life", Lian teaches his unique methods for “Color Pouring and Blending” and “Paint Around (negative painting)”. He shows how to mix colors on watercolor papers, and how to let the pigments paint themselves. Only three primary colors will be used. The demonstrations are step by step with students’ practicing between, so that they can absorb and assimilate the lessons. During the critiques, Lian gives comments and suggestions for participants’ class works, so that the students are able to improve their paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lian Zhen, www.lianspainting.com
Cost: $198 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Realistic Drawing Techniques (Online)"
November 2 - December 6, 2020
 

Take your drawing skills to the next step, utilizing a variety of illusionistic techniques to bring a greater sense of volume, space and atmosphere to your drawings. Investigate lost and found edges, contrast and chiaroscuro, texture, proportions, and basic principles of linear perspective in a range of dry drawing media as you progress from still life arrangements to complex interior and exterior complex settings. Ideal for those seeking an increased sense of realism and finish in their drawings, and an excellent foundation for painting. This primarily-asynchronous Canvas course includes video and illustrated lessons, plus person-to-person discussions and critiques using Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $195, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paint a Mexican Window Live Online"
November 3-4, 2020
 

Easy paint along live workshop online from a photo reference. The windows of Mexico make such a wonderful subject: full of character, colorful, ornate! In the context of the painting you will learn all it is to know about painting a painting in acrylics from start to finish. No experience needed! The Workshop is design for all levels of experience! Your painting will be as unique as you are. The photo is just a starting point. The creative license it's yours! Experienced and engaging Mexican painter Fernando Gonzalez will guide you (in English) through the secrets of painting a truly wonderful depiction of a Mexican window without copying the photo or his sketch! Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 011-52- 322-153-1906


"Mother and Child: Panda and Elephant - Watercolor (Online)"
November 3 & 10, 2020
 

You will follow David’s step-by-step painting method to create two colorful paintings. David’s person-to-person and online teaching persona is enthusiastic, fun, and engaging. We will be painting with only five primary colors, but we’ll be able to mix a myriad of expressive colors that will go into each of the two painting we’ll be working on. This minimal array of palette colors will aid in creating a strong color unity in each watercolor painting and also minimize the confusion that comes with too many color choices. We will work on one painting per session. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg, www.lobenbergart.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Over the Line 2 (Online)"
November 4 - December 9, 2020
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended. Kassem will begin each class with a slide presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to apply these concepts to your own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Drawing: Facial Expressions (Online)"
Wednesdays, November 4 - December 9, 2020
 

Enliven your portraits with realistic facial expression! In this live Zoom course with renowned artist, educator and author, Roberto Osti, students will practice rendering a variety of facial expressions from photographic references of artworks and real people. Each session will cover a different expression: happiness, surprise, sadness, anger and disgust-contempt. Students will practice various drawing techniques especially suited for portraiture and for improving the expressive qualities of portraits.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Colorful Scenes from Lake Como, Italy in Watercolor (Online)"
November 5-6, 2020
 

Paint along from your home studio as Theresa Goesling demonstrates “live”, enchanting scenes from Lake Como, Italy. Theresa will share how to make your paintings sparkle! Her upbeat sessions guide you to “Illuminate your Watercolors”. Learn to passionately let your brush mix and mingle the colors on the paper to liven up your paintings with vibrant color. Enjoy your experience in an enriching and positive atmosphere that welcomes all levels of artists. Learn to build confidence as you develop a deeper understanding of design and painting techniques. Learn to embrace your inner artist and learn to develop your own painting style. Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Theresa Goesling
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Pre-College: Short Story Writing Workshop- Flash Fiction (Online)"
November 7-8, 2020
 

Good storytelling allows us to lose ourselves in different worlds by immersing us so thoroughly in the creative imagination of others that we momentarily suspend our disbelief. In this workshop, you will write immersive flash fiction – no more than 500 words! – that uses the best storytelling tools available. Take an idea from your own culture or lived experience, build on a comic or illustration you’re already working on, or compose a creative glimpse into a completely imagined world. Whatever your inspiration, you will learn to help your audience suspend their disbelief through great writing that eliminates clichés, uses active language, and develops compelling, unforgettable visual scenery.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Brian Heston
Cost: $110
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Bookbinding Workshop (Online)"
Saturdays, November 7-14, 2020
 

Learn how to turn your prints and drawings into artists’ books. Bookbinding only requires simple tools, is easily portable, and does not require a shop or studio, making it ideal for any artist working from home. Designed for beginners, this two-part workshop will introduce students to basic book structures including pamphlet, accordion, Japanese stab binding, and long stitch. Demonstration topics include incorporating printmaking into bookbinding and how to make your own paste, paper, and bookcloth. Course content will be presented in the form of short video tutorials, printable tutorials, and video conferencing with the instructor and other students. Video conferencing will take place over two Saturdays, with the rest of the course content available to students during the intervening week.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Public Art in America: Landscapes and Cityscapes (Online)"
Saturdays, November 7 - December 12, 2020
 

The architecture of Chicago is distinct from the architecture of New Orleans. The city of Boston is made of brick, while stucco is found in Miami. The architecture in the United States is as diverse as its people and tells the history of war, migration, and American identities. This is an introductory course on American landscapes and architecture. We will explore the international influences and distinctly American elements of landscapes and public structures found across the United States. We will examine public parks, cemeteries, theaters, and government buildings to give students a firm understanding of iconic American architecture.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: TK Smith
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: The Art of Surviving the Apocalypse: Imagining Diverse Futures (Online)"
Tuesdays, November 10 - December 8, 2020
 

This course will explore apocalypse myths of birth, death and rebirth that imagine different futures and new realities. Focusing on the visions of the future shaped by the African Diaspora, we will explore mythic and media landscapes of the black imagination with Dr. Li Sumpter. The course covers key concepts of world building and contemporary myth-making known to black culture across the African Diaspora. Students will examine connections between speculative fiction and historic headlines revealing patterns of apocalypse that permeate the black experience and all of human existence. Assignments focus on visual and media literacy, testing students’ ability to recognize and re-imagine archetypes and aesthetics of afrofuturism and apocalypse for their own story worlds.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dr. Li Sumpter, lisumpter.com
Cost: $210
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paint a Mexican Door Live Online Workshop"
November 10-11, 2020
 

Do you love Mexico; do you love the old weathered wooden doors reminding you and making you dream of centuries ago? In this 2-day workshop you can paint your own Mexican door from a reference photo! In the context of the painting you will learn all it is to know about painting a painting in acrylics from start to finish. Workshop presented in English. Experienced and engaging painter Fernando Gonzalez will guide you through the secrets of painting a truly wonderful depiction of a Mexican door without coping the photo or his sketch! Your painting will be as unique as you are. The photo is just a starting point. The creative license it's yours! Register early! Space is limited!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"From Drawing to Watercolour: Heading to the Race (Online)"
November 11-12, 2020
 

Key Points emphasized through this workshop: How to choose your subjects and important things for better composition; How to use water and control water; Mixing your colours better and using different brushwork; Drawing with proportion and painting with a variety of tones; Creating light in your painting; Giving your painting a special mood, and more! Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lisa Wang, www.lisawangfineart.com
Cost: $178 for 2 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Live Online: Easy and fast flower painting hands on techniques"
November 12, 2020
 

Live online, 3 hours workshop. Are you a beginner or intermediate painter who would like to add more life and spark to their painting? Adding plants: flower pots, vines, bushes add life and color to any painting. Maestro Fernando Gonzalez is an experienced artist who taught hundreds of artists of all levels of experience how to paint and take their art to the next level. You can even paint along using existing painting that need some spank. Easy to apply techniques of how to paint flowers in pots, vines and bushes easy and fast. Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $ 49.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Live online: Understand the mystery of color value in painting"
November 17-18, 2020
 

Do want to improve your painting but don’t know where to start? Are your paintings flat lacking depth? Do you want to add dimension to your art? Do you have difficulties understanding the qualities of color value? In these 2 days live online workshop artist Fernando Gonzalez will show you how to unravel the mystery with hand on exercise of painting a simple subject in black, white and gays. You will use acrylic paints, brushes and pallet knife. A list of materials will be emailed to you along with the photo reference after you register. Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: 2 sessions $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Learn Urban Sketching from photos live online"
November 23-25, 2020
 

For the last 12 years I have been traveling and living throughout Mexico. During this journey I sketched, painted, shown, sold my art and sketches. Also taught over 1000 workshops. It is a great way to learn to see the world through the eyes of an artist!- Extend your perception of the world- Improve your sketching abilities or discover them- Record the world around you in a more personal manner- Improve your observation- Understand the relationship between shapes- If a painter take your art to the next step with drawing- Keep a visual journal. Register early space is limited. Live online sketch along.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $99.00, 3 sessions
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Master Class with Christine Lafuente: Color Harmony in Tonal Painting (Online)"
November 30 - December 4, 2020
 

Brooklyn-based painter and renowned PAFA alum Christine Lafuente is back with an all new oil painting master class. In this class, Christine will relate the concepts of tone, temperature, and key not only to color-mixing and paint-handling techniques, but also to an understanding of light source in the personal studio set-up. Instruction will guide students through a series of investigations of how different light sources affect composition, palette organization, and the building of a painting. Students will work from observation using their own still life or interior set-up, and must be prepared to rearrange studio furniture and move around in their personal painting spaces. Mornings will consist of lecture and demonstration on Zoom, afternoons will be devoted to painting time and individual instruction.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Cost: $750
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Landscape Painting: Beyond the Photo (Online)"
December 7-11, 2020
 

Among representational artists, there has been an endless battle between those who paint from life and those who use photographic reference. The real problem lies not in painting from life or photos but whether we’re simply copying what we see as opposed to using the information as a springboard for creating the paintings we want. In this 5-day workshop, participants will work in the studio from photographic reference of the landscape, using it to create paintings of different value keys, color keys, times of day, and seasons of the year. We’ll break down the information in photos, analyze it, and use it to create tonal sketches, change color palettes, and create paintings based on multiple images, memory, and imagination.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: John MacDonald
Cost: $750
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paint a Mexican Door Live Online Workshop"
December 1-2, 2020
 

Do you love Mexico; do you love the old weathered wooden doors reminding you and making you dream of centuries ago? In this 2-day workshop you can paint your own Mexican door from a reference photo! In the context of the painting you will learn all it is to know about painting a painting in acrylics from start to finish. Workshop presented in English. Experienced and engaging painter Fernando Gonzalez will guide you through the secrets of painting a truly wonderful depiction of a Mexican door without coping the photo or his sketch! Your painting will be as unique as you are. The photo is just a starting point. The creative license it's yours! Register early! Space is limited!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"From Drawing to Watercolour: A Barista at Work (Online)"
December 1-3, 2020
 

Key Points emphasized through this workshop: How to choose your subjects and important things for better composition; How to use water and control water; Mixing your colours better and using different brushwork; Drawing with proportion and painting with a variety of tones; Creating light in your painting; Giving your painting a special mood, and more! Max 16 participants.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lisa Wang, www.lisawangfineart.com
Cost: $249 for 3 sessions of 3 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Live Online: Easy and fast flower painting hands on techniques"
December 3, 2020
 

Live online, 3 hours workshop. Are you a beginner or intermediate painter who would like to add more life and spark to their painting? Adding plants: flower pots, vines, bushe adds life and color to any painting. Maestro Fernando Gonzalez is an experienced artist who taught hundreds of artists of all levels of experience how to paint and take their art to the next level. You can even paint along using existing painting that need some spank. Easy to apply techniques of how to paint flowers in pots, vines and bushes easy and fast. Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $ 49.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Spontaneous Abstraction Workshop (Online)"
December 4-6, 2020
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Students will utilize line, color and space as will learning the power of editing to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Awakening Your Creative Soul (Online)"
December 4, 2020 - February 26, 2021
 

Go beyond the book Awakening Your Creative Soul to expand and grow as an artist. The online Creative Soul Courses will take you deeper into the creative process. The Creative Soul Courses are broken out into four 13-week sessions throughout the year. Complete the full circle with all four sessions or join in on individual sessions. Either way, you have all course content for life!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Duran Wilson
Cost: $450
Website, email, 505-954-4179


"Pre-College: Persuasive Writing Workshop: Rhetorical Tools for Visual Rhetoric (Online)"
December 5-6, 2020
 

Persuasive writing is essential in many fields. Researchers, policy makers, advertisers, critics and visual artists all must convince others to adopt their point of view, often in writing. To practice this skill, we will focus on an ongoing cultural debate: is graffiti art or vandalism? How we answer this question has huge ramifications for real people and communities. Writing a clear and persuasive answer will require students to take a position and defend it convincingly. Students are also free to develop an op-ed on another topic they are interested in.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Brian Heston
Cost: $110
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paint a Mexican Window Live Online"
December 8-9, 2020
 

Easy paint along live workshop online from a photo reference. The windows of Mexico make such a wonderful subject: full of character, colorful, ornate! In the context of the painting you will learn all it is to know about painting a painting in acrylics from start to finish. No experience needed! The Workshop is design for all levels of experience! Your painting will be as unique as you are. The photo is just a starting point. The creative license it's yours! Experienced and engaging Mexican painter Fernando Gonzalez will guide you (in English) through the secrets of painting a truly wonderful depiction of a Mexican window without copying the photo or his sketch! Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 011-52- 322-153-1906


"Painting Knife Workshop (Online)"
December 12, 2020
 

Have you been using a painting knife to mix colors, but you aren’t sure how to use it to apply paint? This online workshop will demonstrate how to get great results with a painting knife. Using a knife properly in painting can create beautifully crisp edges and fine details. This class will cover how to use knife painting techniques to paint architecture and landscape environments. Learn about color, texture and painterly application in this fun one day workshop. Course content will be conveyed through short video tutorials, printable tutorials, and Zoom videoconferencing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Live online: Understand the mystery of color value in painting"
December 15-16, 2020
 

Do want to improve your painting but don’t know where to start? Are your paintings flat lacking depth? Do you want to add dimension to your art? Do you have difficulties understanding the qualities of color value? In these 2 days live online workshop artist Fernando Gonzalez will show you how to unravel the mystery with hand on exercise of painting a simple subject in black, white and gays. You will use acrylic paints, brushes and pallet knife. A list of materials will be emailed to you along with the photo reference after you register. Register early space is limited.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: 2 sessions $75.00
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Learn Urban Sketching from photos live online"
December 21-23, 2020
 

For the last 12 years I have been traveling and living throughout Mexico. During this journey I sketched, painted, shown, sold my art and sketches. Also taught over 1000 workshops. It is a great way to learn to see the world through the eyes of an artist!- Extend your perception of the world- Improve your sketching abilities or discover them- Record the world around you in a more personal manner- Improve your observation- Understand the relationship between shapes- If a painter take your art to the next step with drawing- Keep a visual journal. Register early space is limited. Live online sketch along.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $99.00, 3 sessions
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Workshops
Website, email, 322-153-1906


"Watercolors-by-the-Sea Online Program"
Ongoing
 

Imagine painting by-the-Sea all year long with scenes from Greece to California, the Caribbean to Italy. Cindy takes you through 12 Step-by-Step Watercolor Lesson Modules with reference materials provided, plus 10 watercolor basics lessons to help you get started. Enjoy Bonus "Live" Paint-along Webinars plus a library of 5 Recorded Live Webinars. Experience group camaraderie on our private facebook group page. Price goes up on August 13, 2020. Teaching internationally for over 20 years, Cindy creates a fun learning experience as you discover how to paint your journeys.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $397
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs Workshops
Website, 541-420-9463


"Rita Kirkman's Virtual Open Studio Days"
Online and Ongoing via Zoom
 

Are you in a slump with your art and need an inspiration boost? Are you craving the company of like-minded artists? Do you want to learn more about pastel and love to learn by watching? Is a full length workshop not in your budget? Rita Kirkman’s Virtual Open Studio days are a casual cross between classes, demos and mentoring. Laid back and informal with lots of live Q&A, demonstrations and discussions on technique, process, and more! “Share my space and enjoy some creative companionship and conversation about anything you want to ask about pastel, or art, or how to cut glass, or how to sneak up on a cow, or... whatever.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rita Kirkman, PSA, IAPS/EP
Cost: $10 / 1hr sessions, various dates
Website, email


"How to Mix Watercolors - Lavender en Provence, Plus Bonus Lesson"
Ongoing
 

Discover how to paint from watercolor basic mixing to composition to finished Valensole, Provence painting. Then enjoy a Bonus Quick Sketch Postcard Lesson. Cindy's step-by-step lesson includes the basics of how to easily mix watercolors to create the colors and values you want, a tracing of the scene to make it easy to draw out, and access anytime for a full year videos to take you through the process. Using just 6 colors in this lesson, you also receive Cindy's complete Watercolor Supply List with palette map and how to create a color wheel. Cindy also has a private Facebook Group Community where you can share your progress and get encouragement Cindy's circle of artists.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $29.97
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"Mixed Media Soul Sparks (Online)"
every Monday
 

Please join me every Monday for Mixed Media Soul Sparks on my YouTube channel. These are free demos on my You Tube channel, so sign up to see them.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Duran Wilson
Cost: Free
Website, email, 505-954-4179


"Online Art Mentoring-Customized Drawing, Painting and Mural Painting"
Anytime
 

The Online Art Mentorship is a long distance learning from the comfort of your home at the time that most suits your needs. You will be able to practice drawing, painting and/or mural painting at your own pace, getting systematic instructions and feedbacks on the art project you are working on. Note that, because of the nature of the one-to-one mentoring, each student will be taken great care and time in personalised critiques and lessons. This is a most affordable and time flexible learning practice which requires self-discipline and commitment. The students will need to be open to work under guidance and critique to be able to reach goals and experience art technique and creativity improvement.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Valeria Latorre
Cost: £150 or £250 per month
Website, email, 00393664977501


 

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