Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Sketching the City"
September 22, 2018
 

Capture the life of the city through the expressive and descriptive drawn line. Spend the morning outdoors in a nearby park, making plein air sketches. Return to the studio in the afternoon to develop your drawings into finished pieces that convey the cityscape through impressionistic, calligraphic, cross-hatching and linear mark-making.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan, www.michelleoosterbaan.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Sculpture: The Doe"
Saturdays, September 22 - December 15, 2018
 

Improve your understanding of quadruped anatomy by studying the beautiful and elegant doe. Learn to build an armature and develop the bone and muscle structure in clay through three-dimensional anatomical reference and contemporary media sources. Lecture and demonstration will address sculpting techniques and materials in nontechnical terms. Includes live animal study at an off-site location.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Oil Sketch: The Landscape"
September 22, 2018
 

The oil sketch is a traditional way for painters to execute preparatory ideas, quickly capture initial impressions, or enjoy a fresh and instinctive approach to painting! Learn useful techniques for rapidly encapsulating color and form while working directly from observation. Held on Kelly Drive, along the Schuylkill River. (Rain date: September 29)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $95, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Drawing II"
Saturdays, September 22 - December 15, 2018
 

Improve your ability to draw the human form with anatomical and spatial accuracy through lectures and demonstrations on proportions, skeletal framework, surface form, and movement. Designed to advance the skills of students who have studied drawing previously.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stone Carving"
Saturdays, September 22 - December 15, 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: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Solar Etching"
Saturdays, September 22 - October 20, 2018
 

Celebrate autumn with this versatile, simple and environmentally-friendly way to make painterly prints without using chemicals or acid. Transfer your drawings, paintings and/or computer generated images to a light-sensitized plate which then can be developed with water and printed. A safe and direct way to make images!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Lesa Chittenden Lim
Cost: $195, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting the Costumed Figure"
Saturdays, September 22 - December 15, 2018
 

Painting costumed models is both a staple of classical instruction and a fun opportunity. Subjects include a Roman centurion, Renaissance noblewoman, Conquistador and more! Supplement your figure study with the depiction of props including glass, metallic objects and fabric. Instruction includes color theory, painting techniques, and artists’ materials. Students may draw-only if they wish.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert P. Waddington
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Metal Sculpture"
Saturdays, September 22 - December 15, 2018
 

This course focuses on metal sculpture fabrication, construction, gas and arc welding, brazing, and forging. Basic equipment will be provided, and specific 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, September 22 - December 15, 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


"Cityscape Painting"
Sundays, September 23 - October 28, 2018
 

Capture Philadelphia’s picturesque landscape. Learn to create space and build form through perspective, light and shadow. Color mixing and painting techniques will be demonstrated in oil and gouache, but all drawing/painting media are welcome. Locations in North Broad, Roxborough, and West Philadelphia will offer parking, shade, provisions and facilities.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Larry Francis
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"3-D Printing"
Mondays, September 24 - December 10, 2018
 

Investigate the computer as a tool for creating art in three-dimensions using the 3-D modeling applications Sketchup and Sculptris. Sculpt and draw on the computer; designing 3-D objects that are conceptually interesting, exciting and compelling. Learn to use PAFA’s 3-D printers to generate physical objects from both AutoCAD drawings and original objects you scan.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert Roesch
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Cast Drawing"
Mondays, September 24 - December 10, 2018
 

Drawing in the Academic manner from plaster casts is a traditional and effective way to learn to draw accurately from observation. PAFA’s beautiful and historic Cast Hall contains life-size copies of antique and Renaissance sculpture – a unique resource that has been part of PAFA’s curriculum for over 200 years. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Woodcut and Relief Printmaking"
Tuesdays, September 25 - December 11, 2018
 

Printing from a drawing carved into wood or a linoleum block is the oldest and most straightforward form of printmaking. All aspects of the process will be covered, including drawing on the block, carving your design and printing black-and white and color prints. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Fundamentals"
Tuesdays, September 25 - December 11, 2018
 

If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, interior spaces, and human figure to master the drawing elements – shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Photo-Realistic Painting"
Tuesdays, September 25 - December 11, 2018
 

The virtuosic richness and detail of photorealism combines the artist’s painting skills with fascinating new techniques for transcribing visual information. Learn how to utilize photography, 3D models, and Photoshop in order to capture complex subject matter. Explore advanced methods of transferring imagery, selecting and manipulating color, and controlling light. Drawing and painting experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino, aliciamino.com
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Botanical Drawing and Painting"
Wednesdays, September 26 - November 14, 2018
 

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


"The Pennsylvania Landscape Tradition"
Wednesdays, September 26 - November 7, 2018
 

Learn the essentials of landscape painting in the New Hope countryside, the area made famous by Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and other masters of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Topics include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices.
 
Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Oil Painting Practices"
Wednesdays, September 26 - December 12, 2018
 

Explore oil painting techniques and materials used by artists from the Pre-Renaissance to the present. Learn underpainting techniques, glazing and scumbling layering methods, and wet-into-wet alla prima painting. Supply selection and care, historical palettes and pigments, varnishes, framing, storage, and health issues will be discussed.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Sculpture"
Wednesdays, September 26 - December 12, 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


"Introduction Relief Sculpture"
Wednesdays, September 26 - December 12, 2018
 

Relief is an excellent bridge to sculpture for draftspeople and a refreshing variation for sculptors working in-the-round. Learn all aspects of relief modeling in clay, including drawing, modeling high and low relief, and casting your work in plaster. Work from PAFA’s cast collection, the life model, or a project of your own design.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummit, morgandummitt.com
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Fundamentals"
Wednesdays, September 26 - December 19, 2018
 

Embrace the beauty and versatility of watercolor through a variety of approaches. Discussions and in-depth demonstrations will acquaint beginners and those with limited experience with the basic materials and techniques. Working from still-life subjects, students will be encouraged to engage with the medium to find their own personal means of expression.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner, www.keithleitner.com
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting (M. Cox)"
Wednesdays, September 26 - December 19, 2018
 

Learn the materials and techniques of portrait painting. Utilize a limited palette to directly paint the structure and anatomy of the head, neck, and shoulders from posed models. Lectures and demonstrations will guide students toward an expanded palette for more advanced color mixing and indirect painting methods. Drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Meghan Cox, meghancox.net
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Lithography"
Wednesdays, September 26 - December 19, 2018
 

According to George Bellows: “Lithography offers opportunities for the artist greatly superior to any direct efforts on paper.” Explore these opportunities through step-by-step instruction on preparing your stone or plate, drawing with variety of materials, making prints in black-and-white and color, and editioning finished prints. Excellent for all levels of drawing or printmaking experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Meditation Painting with Dona Duncan"
Thursdays, September 27 - December 6, 2018
 

Are you afraid to paint because you think it's too late in life? Are you struggling with memory loss or anxiety? Mindful painting consists of combining creativity with a light form of meditation to promote a sense of relaxation. Applying a calm mind while painting releases you to express your thoughts and feelings on canvas while discovering gifts of creativity that can carry through to your daily life. Make an original artwork to take home, whether a large modern painting, still life, or pet portrait - whatever you choose. Share stories and listen to music while painting freely in this welcoming small group environment led by Dona Duncan, artist and registered Art Therapist. No experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $395 or $45 per session
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classic Egg Tempera"
Thursdays, September 27 - December 6, 2018
 

Master the fundamentals of egg tempera painting, practiced by Renaissance artists to recent masters such as Andrew Wyeth and George Tooker. Learn to prepare a wooden panel, make your own fresh egg tempera, and build paint layers toward a finished work. Experiment with both traditional and expressive applications. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ernie Norcia, norciaportraits.com
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395, Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Silverpoint Drawing"
Thursdays, September 27 - November 15, 2018
 

The art of silverpoint predates graphite and achieved its height during the Renaissance. Work from portrait models and photos to experience its fine rendering techniques and delicate results. Learn traditional means of preparing paper, and enhancing drawings with gouache, watercolor and colored grounds.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan, www.michelleoosterbaan.com
Cost: $315
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Drawing"
Fridays, September 28 - December 7, 2018
 

Drawing the nude life model is one of the most timehonored methods of art training. Work in charcoal and graphite directly from the life model in short and long poses, exploring gesture, proportions and anatomy. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor- Session 1"
Fridays, September 28 - December 7, 2018
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Drawing: The Portrait"
Fridays, September 28 - December 7, 2018
 

Work in graphite, charcoal and conté to capture the spirit and likeness of a range of models while developing skills for all subjects. Suitable for both beginners and those with experience seeking to refine their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Printmaking for High School Students"
Saturdays, September 29 - December 1, 2018
 

Printmaking enhances drawing/painting skills and can contribute striking additions to a college portfolio. Explore the exciting possibilities of several printmaking processes including traditional line etching, screenprinting on t-shirts or other materials, and the painterly possibilities of monotype. Students will be guided through the preparation and steps of each process, learn how to safely handle all materials, and explore the journey of image development and printing.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Megan Webb
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing for High School Students"
Saturdays, September 29 - December 1, 2018
 

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection and the human portrait to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan, www.michelleoosterbaan.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mold Making: The Rubber Mold"
Mondays, October 1 - November 5, 2018
 

Mold making is a foundational skill for sculptors, with a wide range of studio applications. Rubber molds are extremely versatile, allowing artists to reproduce their work in a variety of materials and to cast in multiples. Open up the possibilities for your sculptural projects by learning all aspects of this process. All levels welcome. The $140 fee covers all basic materials needed for the course.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummit, morgandummitt.com
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $140
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Landscape from the Masters"
Tuesdays, October 2 - November 6, 2018
 

Artists from the Renaissance to the present have honed their craft through copying works of their predecessors. Apply this time-honored tradition to landscape paintings by studying plein air pioneers through hi-resolution images of their oil sketches to analyze mark-making, composition, space and color. Explore your discoveries outside in an excursion to paint the surrounding landscape.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing in Color"
Tuesdays, October 2 - November 20, 2018
 

Gain hands-on experience using various traditional and contemporary color drawing materials, including chalk, pastel and colored pencil. Presentation, lecture and demonstration will teach the applications and advantages of each medium. Observational study, as well as options to work from sketches, paintings, memory, and photography, will encourage students to develop their personal style. Drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $315
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pencil Drawing with Watercolor and Ink"
Tuesdays, October 2 - December 4, 2018
 

Elevate your drawings with washes of tone and color in watercolor and ink in order to produce vibrant mixed media work in the tradition of Cézanne and Rodin. Learn graphite and pen-and-ink drawing techniques as well as watercolor and wash painting methods, referencing historical and contemporary examples. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Hiro Sakaguchi, hirosakaguchi.com
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor- Session 2"
Tuesdays, October 2 - December 4, 2018
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting at Bartram's Garden"
Thursdays, October 4 - November 8, 2018
 

Work en plein air at historic Bartram’s Garden, home of America’s first botanist, John Bartram. Learn to capture light and shadow; create a convincing sense of space; and depict trees, flowers and buildings. Drawing and painting techniques will be demonstrated for oil and gouache. Free parking and restrooms available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Larry Francis
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pastel Drawing Workshop"
October 6, 2018
 

Learn the basics of drawing with soft pastels in this hands-on workshop! Instruction will cover technique, use of light and its effect on color, types of pastels available, paper selection for various effects, fixing and transporting finished drawings, and important safety issues. Work from the still life and the cityscape “en plein air” from the rooftop terrace! All levels welcome! The $20 fee will cover all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $95, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Perceptual Moment with Stuart Shils: Not Just Another 'Landscape'"
October 12-14, 2018
 

Embrace the concerns of making a painting rather than the conventional notion of painting a landscape. Experience the vitality of working outdoors while painting on location at a variety of Philadelphia sites. Explore the intersection between the internal perceptual moment and the design of the working surface as the fundamental concern of painting. Drawing, as the engine of thought and means of informing the brush, will be emphasized in a variety of media.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Cost: $950
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Sculpture Workshop"
October 13-14, 2018
 

Learn the techniques and tools of portrait sculpture through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the model. Explore anatomy, proportion, design and expression through the versatility of terra cotta clay (no armature required). Sculptures will be fired at the end of the workshop.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $195, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Shodo: Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy"
Mondays, October 15 - November 19, 2018
 

Shodo originated in China 3,500 years ago and has developed as a fine art using simple tools: brush, ink and paper. Learn the various styles and techniques of Shodo along with its history and appreciation. Urauchi – the Japanese traditional paper-backing/mounting methods – will be used to enhance finished work. Tenkoku, or personal stamp making, will also be covered.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Mayumi Tomii
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Art Journaling: Just for a Season"
October 20, 2018
 

Art journaling is a personally expressive form of record-keeping. Learn how to transfer your creative ideas on paper through engaging prompts and practical tips. Complement your writing with drawing and other media, including watercolor. Using the four seasons as a starting point, draw from your life and memories to create a unique record.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith, dresslersmith.com
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Hand-Printed Monotype Workshop"
October 27, 2018
 

Learn monotype printmaking methods that do not require a press or shop facilities. These painterly techniques are easily transportable for use outside for plein air work, on a table at home, or in the classroom. Oil-based block-printing inks and various papers will be supplied; experiment with your own paints and inks as well!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jennifer Baker
Cost: $95, Lab Fee: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Improvisational Stitching"
Saturdays, October 27 - November 17, 2018
 

Stitching is a uniquely textural and versatile form of mark-making. Explore its potential as textile art in a welcoming community environment.Learn several basic embroidery stitches, fabric collage, and techniques for drawing with needle and thread. Create embroideries for display on their own or incorporation into sewing projects and multimedia artworks.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sheryl Kessler
Cost: $195, Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pop-up Holiday Cards"
October 28, 2018
 

Be initiated in the colorful world of pop-up art! Learn the basic of folding and paper manipulation, the building blocks for the creation of more advanced three-dimensional constructions. Create fantastic pieces that can be later transformed into amazing books, exhibited as single sculptures, or gifted as oneof- a-kind card creations – perfect for the holidays! The $20 fee will cover all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino, aliciamino.com
Cost: $75, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pinhole Photography"
November 3, 2018
 

Pinhole photography, a technique invented in the 1850s, creates hand-crafted images that are visually daring and often surprising beautiful. Build your own fully-functional 35mm pinhole camera and try it out in this hands-on workshop. Develop your photos using a non-toxic coffee-based developer, and create scans of the negatives using a smartphone for inkjet printing or posting on social media. The $15 fee will cover all materials needed.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman, www.rafriedman.com
Cost: $95, Lab Fee: $15
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Oil Painting Workshop"
November 3-4, 2018
 

This workshop is designed to show those new to painting how to make colorful still life compositions in a concentrated amount of time. Focus on paint application, color relationships, and understanding the abstract structure of the picture. Complete multiple paintings and receive exercises to employ to promote future growth.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Aubrey Levinthal, www.aubreylevinthal.com
Cost: $195, Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Master Class with Jane Irish: Meaningful Brushstrokes, Touch & Alla Prima Painting"
November 10-11, 2018
 

Invigorate your painting practice under the energetic and challenging direction of master artist Jane Irish! Experience alla prima painting with a fresh focus on mark, memory, and touch through focused exercises and experimentation. On day one, work from Asian and Latin American ceramic painting, Abstract Expressionism, and artists including Fragonard, Hals and Goya, to discover how brush strokes have a memory of style, and to consider painting “in front of” the picture plane. On day two, learn to infuse liveliness in your painting from the surface forward while creating works from life in the historic cast hall and studios, with dancers as models integrated among the sculptures. Experiment with various painting grounds in either gouache or oil, promoting the ability to wipe out and redo.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jane Irish, www.janeirish.com
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Draw the Dance at the Pennsylvania Ballet"
November 10, 2018
 

Capture the fluidity and disciplined movement of dancers at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. After a morning session at the ballet, return to the PAFA studios to work from dancers in longer poses. Transform your studies into finished pieces in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor and mixed media. Drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Douglas Martenson
Cost: $135
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Workshop"
November 17-18, 2018
 

Designed for those who wish to acquire or improve their basic watercolor painting skills. All materials and techniques will be discussed, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Students will work from still-life, portrait models or their own source material. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"3-D Acrylic Painting"
November 18, 2018
 

Explore innovative ways of using acrylic paint to create vibrant three-dimensional effects. Working from landscape, portrait or abstract imagery provided by the instructor, learn how to paint and layer separate compositional elements to build a raised surface for dynamic visual effects. Complete an amazing painting in one day! The $20 materials fee will cover all materials needed.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino, aliciamino.com
Cost: $95, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Etegami Workshop"
December 1, 2018
 

Etegami is a Japanese-inspired folk art that combines words with ink and watercolor painting on postcards, to send or cherish as a visual diary. With the motto “Clumsy is fine. It is good to be clumsy,” Etegami allows both novices and experienced artists to experience a fun and refreshing form of image-making.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Nancy Bea Miller
Cost: $95, Lab Fee: $15
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Spontaneous Abstraction"
December 8-9, 2018
 

Feeling frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start or what to paint? This workshop will focus on techniques to enable you to start painting with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Demonstration and critique will enhance your knowledge of the painting process.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi, kassemamoudi.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Art Bookmaking"
December 9, 2018
 

Create a fun artist’s book in few hours using simple binding techniques. Learn paint transfer techniques, pop-up mechanisms, pamphlet stitching, and a simple one-sheet zig-zag accordion technique. The beauty and simplicity of these methods may inspire you to become a book binding artist – become a pro in this one-day class! The $20 fee covers all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino, aliciamino.com
Cost: $75, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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