Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Gold Leaf and Gilding"
July 28-29, 2018
 

Gold leaf is used in architectural ornamentation, book arts, framing and more. In this introduction to the traditional European method of oil gilding, students will work with precious and non-precious leaf on sample boards and carved samples. Surface preparations and traditional finishes will also be covered. Materials fee covers gold leaf.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan, www.clarissashanahan.com
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Fundamentals: Color as Light"
July 28-29, 2018
 

Learn how to create compelling observational oil paintings through simple steps, with all techniques demonstrated and explained. Working from still life subjects, learn to use “color as light” and how color choices, color mixing, and brush stroke contribute to a painting’s expressive effect. Ideal for beginners and those looking to enhance their observational painting skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sean Hildreth
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Life Drawing"
July 30 - August 3, 2018
 

Figure drawing is one of the most time-honored methods of art training and a great way to rapidly produce valuable work for a portfolio. Work in charcoal and graphite directly from the life model in short and long poses, exploring gesture, proportion and anatomy. Prerequisite: Drawing - Section 1 (June 25-29) or Section 2 (July 23-27) or other basic drawing experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Deirdre Murphy, www.deirdremurphyart.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Photography"
July 30 - August 3, 2018
 

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers DSLR camera functions, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, and creating digital prints. A limited number of cameras are available for checkout during the course from the PAFA library if needed, on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to guarantee equipment availability, students requiring a rental camera must reserve one through the Continuing Education Office when registering.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Photographing your Artwork"
August 4, 2018
 

The ability to document artwork is an important skill for any artist pursuing exhibition, professional or academic opportunities. Learn basic lighting and photography techniques to document drawings and paintings as well as three-dimensional sculptural works. Bring 2 - 3 pieces of art and your digital camera for hands-on experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Julia Staples, www.juliastaples.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color Matters"
August 4-5, 2018
 

Elevate the role of color in your paintings. Examine how artists use color temperature, intensity, value, and relationships; as well as techniques for initiating and maintaining color’s importance. Demonstrations, presentations and individual attention will help students develop a personal exploration of color in their work. All levels and styles are welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi, kassemamoudi.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mold Making: The Plaster Waste Mold"
August 4-5, 2018
 

A waste mold is a single-use mold for casting a clay sculpture in plaster. Learn the complete process of transforming a clay model into a finished work of art, including plaster mold-making, casting, finishing, and mounting onto a suitable base for presentation. Bring your clay sculpture for casting! All levels welcome. The $60 fee covers all materials. Students enrolled in a summer clay modelling course at PAFA will receive a 10% discount.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Morgan Dummit, morgandummitt.com
Cost: $195 + Lab Fee: $60
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Printmaking"
August 6-10, 2018
 

Printmaking enhances drawing/painting skills and creates striking contributions to a college portfolio. Explore the exciting possibilities of traditional line etching, screenprinting on t-shirts or other materials, and the painterly monotype. Learn the methods of image development, printing for each process, as well as the safe handling of all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker, www.shushanarucker.com
Cost: For Credit: $425, Non-Credit: $425, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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