Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Plein Air Painting - Indoors"
Wednesdays, April 15 - May 13, 2020
 

Join Joe Sweeney from inside his Ardmore studio and learn the techniques of plein air landscape painting from indoors – it can be done! Work from your own reference photographs in pastel, acrylic or oil paint. Topics will include creating a strong composition, what to leave in what to leave out, making color studies, capturing the effects of light, how to use painting mediums, and painting technique. Ideal for all levels, especially beginning painters. Basic drawing experience required. Live instruction via Zoom and individual feedback.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Drawing"
April 20 - May 24, 2020
 

Learn to draw what you see realistically and with confidence – from the comfort of your own home! Master the basics of observational drawing using line and tonal value with the still life as your subject. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and include videos, lectures and assignments, and live sessions via Zoom. Regular instructor feedback will promote understanding as you hone your skills. This course is ideal for beginners or for intermediate students wanting to refine their abilities.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Meghan Cox
Cost: $195; $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Essential Human Anatomy : The Portrait"
April 20 - May 24, 2020
 

Designed for portrait artists and students of anatomy, this online 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. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $195; $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Observational Perspective Drawing"
April 20 - May 24, 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: $195; $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Realistic Drawing Techniques"
April 20 - May 24, 2020
 

For those students seeking to enhance realism in their drawings. This class offers a deep, but fun study of drawing techniques that allow students to acquire expertise in accurate compositions, intricate details and three-dimensional effects. Lessons will include video instruction and live chat via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alicia Mino
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Portable Print"
April 20 - May 24, 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. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and include video demonstrations, guides and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live videoconference chats via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $195; $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Oil Painting for All Levels"
April 27 - May 31, 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 critiques using Zoom, the free online conferencing tool.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fred Kaplan
Cost: $195; $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Quick Sketch Watercolors"
thru December 31, 2020
 

Discover how to draw with flowing lines and flowing colors. This online Quick Sketch Watercolors Workshop includes 10 Watercolor basics videos, 10+ lesson modules with subjects from the US and Europe, animals to landscapes and sunflowers. Bonus Plein Air Lesson. Live Paint-Along Webinars and previously recorded webinar bonuses with Cindy and a group Facebook Page for sharing the journey.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $297
Sponsor: CindyBriggs
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"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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