Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Pastel Drawing and Painting"
Wednesdays, January 23 - April 17, 2019
 

Learn everything you need to know about soft pastels while working from the still life, figure models, and cityscape views. Instruction will cover technique, use of light and its effect on color, types of pastels, paper selection to create various effects, fixing and transporting finished drawings, and important safety issues.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Sculpture"
Wednesdays, January 23 - April 17, 2019
 

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


"Painting Over the Line"
Wednesdays, January 23 - April 17, 2019
 

Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting in this open studio environment. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi, kassemamoudi.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Creating Cartoons and Comics"
Wednesdays, January 23 - April 17, 2019
 

Learn cartoon and comics basics from Terry LaBan, illustrator, graphic recorder and cartoonist of the daily comic strip Edge City, which ran in newspapers nationwide for 14 years. Master cartoon essentials such as character creation and design, storytelling techniques, layouts, lettering and inking. Explore a variety of genres, with an emphasis on personal stories, to create mini-comics, comic strips and novels. Learn about drawing digitally, putting cartoons on the web, publishing work, and getting your cartoons out into the world.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Terry LaBan, www.breakthroughvisuals.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting with Meghan Cox"
Wednesdays, January 23 - April 17, 2019
 

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"
Thursdays, January 24 - April 18, 2019
 

Lithography is the versatile printmaking process that allows for a complete range of drawing effects: contour line, hatching/cross-hatching, liquid wash applications, bold expressive mark-making, and reductive techniques. Learn all aspects of the lithographic process through step-by-step demonstrations and engaging hands-on practice: preparing (graining) a traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plate, creating a drawing, applying an etch, choosing and preparing printmaking paper, printing in black-and-white and color, and editioning your prints. Transferring a photographic image to stone or plate will also be discussed. Lithography is an ideal medium for students at any level who love drawing, are interested in exploring a fascinating new image-making process, or want to generate multiples for gifts and exhibitions.
 
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


"Portrait Painting with Theodore Xaras"
Thursdays, January 24 - April 18, 2019
 

This class covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Learn how to achieve a likeness, model light and shade, mix flesh tones, and apply paint. Includes demonstrations, and insights into the history of portraiture. Valuable information for all levels. Drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Theodore Xaras
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Painting & Drawing with David Wilson"
Thursdays, January 24 - April 18, 2019
 

The human form is one of the most engaging, challenging and rewarding subjects for any artist. Enhance your figure drawing and painting skills as you explore anatomy, proportion, gesture, perspective and composition though short to progressively longer poses. Demonstrations will focus on charcoal/pencil drawing and oil painting techniques, but all media are welcome. Open to all levels: beginners will learn the basics, while advanced students can hone their technique and artistic vision.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Printmaking Studio"
Thursdays, January 24 - April 18, 2019
 

A printmaking atelier for artists of all levels! Beginning printmakers will be introduced to a variety of processes including etching, solar plate, monotype, letterpress, relief, and paperplate lithography. Design prints from drawings, photographs or imagination using the techniques you like the most! Advanced students may pursue independent projects with technical assistance and critique from the instructor.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Megan Webb
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Foundry: An Introduction"
Thursdays, January 24 - April 18, 2019
 

This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Pavel Efremoff
Cost: For Credit: $950; Non-Credit: $595; Lab Fee: $65
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing and Painting the Clothed Figure"
Fridays, January 25 - April 19, 2019
 

Depicting the clothed and partially clothed model allows the opportunity to define character, imply a narrative, or just incorporate fabric and accessories. Explore gesture, structure and anatomy with graphite and charcoal, then progress to painting with limited and expanded palettes. Demonstration and references will address color mixing, rendering cloth, body language and the expressive inclusion of hands.
 
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


"Screenprinting and Beyond"
Fridays, January 25 - April 19, 2019
 

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Lisa Marie Hamilton
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure And Portrait Modeling with John Horn"
Saturdays, January 26 - April 20, 2019
 

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


"Painless Perspective Workshop"
January 26-27, 2019
 

Perspective is at the heart of good drawing and painting, allowing us to translate the observable world into a believable two-dimensional image. Learn its basic principles and methods in clear, easy-to-understand language, without special tools or complex geometry. Apply these principles to still life, interiors and cityscape views. Basic drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Monoprint/Etching"
Saturdays, January 26 - April 20, 2019
 

This course presents basic intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph and polymer plate methods. Image embellishments will include embossing, chine collé, collage, paper plates and mixed media techniques. All levels welcome; experienced students may continue independent work.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati, tonyrosatiprint.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Drawing II"
Saturdays, January 26 - April 20, 2019
 

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, January 26 - April 20, 2019
 

Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Improvisational Stitching"
Saturdays, January 26 - February 16, 2019
 

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


"Metal Sculpture"
Saturdays, January 26 - April 20, 2019
 

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


"Introduction to Calligraphy: The Italic Hand"
Mondays, January 28 - March 18, 2019
 

Explore the art of the beautiful italic hand. Learn how to form upper and lowercase letters and numerals, first with a broad-edge fountain pen and ink cartridges, and then with a pen holder and interchangeable steel nibs, using ink and gouache. Traditional techniques, terminology and good work habits will be emphasized, and the history of calligraphy will be discussed. No artistic background required; open to anyone who wishes to study this useful and elegant practice.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Little
Cost: $325; Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Painting and Drawing"
Mondays, January 28 - April 22, 2019
 

Join PAFA’s celebrated figurative tradition, combining Eakins-influenced historical techniques with contemporary approaches. Master the drawing elements of gesture, proportion, volume, anatomy, tone, and composition in charcoal and colored chalk on toned paper. Progress through oil painting materials and techniques, expanding from limited colors to a full palette. Ideal for all levels, with options to draw-only or paint-only based on experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Douglas Martenson
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Portraiture"
Mondays, January 28 - April 1, 2019
 

Learn to draw and paint your favorite animals or pets using professional techniques for a realistic result. Instruction will guide you through the different steps involved in portrait production including selecting a photograph, establishing a solid foundational drawing, and creating realistic effects through acrylic painting techniques.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino Gonzalez
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"3-D Printing"
Mondays, January 28 - April 22, 2019
 

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, robertroesch.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Oil Painting Tools & Techniques"
Mondays, January 28 - April 22, 2019
 

An encyclopedia of painting information for the beginning or advanced oil painter! Examine the techniques of blending, glazing, scumbling, and s’graffito. Materials instruction includes demonstrations on preparing mediums and surfaces, and an overview of paint colors and brands. Color theory and mixing, and methods of realistic painting will be addressed. Drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing with Color Pencil"
Mondays, January 28 - April 1, 2019
 

Discover the vibrancy and realism you can achieve with color pencil! 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 include still life, the portrait, live animals, and master copies. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan, www.michelleoosterbaan.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Fundamentals"
Wednesdays, January 30 - April 3, 2019
 

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: Allison Syvertsen
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Tempera Painting"
Thursdays, January 31 - April 4, 2019
 

Traditional egg tempera, the process of painting with egg yolk, pigment and water binder, has been used to create many of the world’s great masterpieces from ancient Egypt and the early Renaissance through today. Artists of all levels can enjoy its ease of preparation, fast-drying layers, and luminous color effects. Working from still life subjects or your own reference material, learn traditional preparations, transparent and translucent painting methods, and contemporary mixed media techniques utilizing oil blends, hide glue, casein, and more. Comprehensive instruction includes methods of varnishing, framing, storage, and display.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $250; Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Self-Portrait Drawing"
Thursdays, January 31 - April 11, 2019
 

The artist’s self-portrait can chronicle a life, imply a narrative or serve as a study. Create your own head and full-length self-portraits in this tradition, drawing from direct observation in graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink. Instruction addresses structure, volume and proportion, as well as styling, costuming, and lighting. Includes a discussion of self-portraits throughout history.
 
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


"Night Painting"
Thursdays, January 31 - March 21, 2019
 

Paint the urban landscape at night from PAFA’s windows. Simplify space through passages of light and shadow in order to convey architectural geometry and atmospheric mood. Perspective, composition, line, tone, light, and color will be addressed. The evening landscapes of Monet, Hopper, Van Gogh and others will serve as inspiration. Drawing and painting experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan, www.michelleoosterbaan.com
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor"
Fridays, February 1 - April 5, 2019
 

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


"Cast Drawing"
Saturdays, February 2 - April 13, 2019
 

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: Morgan Dummitt, morgandummitt.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Oil Painting"
Saturdays, February 2 - April 6, 2019
 

A practical introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Learn palette layout, color mixing, methods of paint application, and the selection, handling and clean-up of materials. Investigate issues of color and composition through the still life and portrait. Suitable for absolute beginners and those with limited painting experience.
 
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


"Drawing for High School Students"
Saturdays, February 2 - April 6, 2019
 

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


"Painting for High School Students"
Saturdays, February 2 - April 6, 2019
 

Add color and variety to your portfolio by developing your painting skills in oil or acrylic. Students will work from direct observation using the still life and human figure/portrait models to explore the fundamentals of painting, including the selection and care of materials, painting techniques, and color mixing. Instruction will emphasize principles of composition, the modeling of forms through values, and color relationships. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson, www.davidcampbellwilson.com
Cost: For Credit: $425; Non-Credit: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction Relief Sculpture"
Sundays, February 3 - April 7, 2019
 

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 Dummitt, morgandummitt.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Techniques in Still Life Painting"
Sundays, February 3 - April 14, 2019
 

Create a compelling sense of realism in your paintings using timeless, classical techniques. Paint the still life from direct observation using opaque scumbles and translucent glazes over a tonal underpainting to produce a rich and luminous surface, in the style of the Old Masters. Excellent for all levels. Basic drawing experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor"
Tuesdays, February 5 - April 9, 2019
 

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


"Essential Human Anatomy: The Portrait"
February 9-10, 2019
 

Designed for portrait artists and students of anatomy, this workshop 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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roberto Osti, www.robertoosti.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stamp Printing"
February 10, 2019
 

Create your own personalized, handmade stamps for a variety of decorative and labeling applications! Learn to carve a design on a linoleum block, prepare ink, and use a rubber roller. Make tags for handmade goods or gifts, create cards or personalize stationary, design fabric prints, decorate textiles, and more!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino Gonzalez
Cost: $95; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Cyanotype and Its Different Shades"
February 16, 2019
 

Create beautiful cyan-colored photographic prints with this eco-friendly 19th century process. Expose photographic negatives and actual objects to ultraviolet light on prepared paper or fabric, and develop the resulting images in water, to create intriguing tinted photographs and negative shadow images. Not a fan of blue? Different toning colors will be available! Come away with unique prints and the expertise to make cyanotypes at home! All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Adrian Cubillas
Cost: $175 + $10 Lab Fee
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Woodcut Workshop with Dan Miller"
February 16-17, 2019
 

Don’t miss the opportunity to work with Dan Miller, a member of the PAFA faculty for five decades and a master of woodblock printing! Inspired by his surroundings in rural Pennsylvania and Maine and a love of his materials, Miller fuses the texture of the wood grain with his imagery of landscapes, birds, insects and portrait subjects. Beginning with a printing demonstration and a slide lecture illustrating woodcut’s history, Miller will lead students through the woodcut printmaking process: designing an image, cutting the woodblock, and printing in black-and-white and color. Topics will include equipment usage, paper selection and hand-printing techniques.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dan Miller
Cost: $395 + Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Painting Knife"
February 23, 2019
 

The painting knife is an important accompaniment to the brush for creating textural effects, expressive marks, and broad planes of color. Learn how to use the painting knife to get crisp edges and fine details while painting landscape and architectural subjects. Explore color, texture and painterly application in this fun, one-day workshop.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker, www.shushanarucker.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Hand-Printed Monotype Workshop"
March 2, 2019
 

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: Shushana Rucker, www.shushanarucker.com
Cost: $95; Lab Fee: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Workshop"
March 9-10, 2019
 

Interested in learning or improving your watercolor 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 and/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


"Native American Sand Painting"
March 10, 2019
 

Discover the symbolism of southwestern Native American sand painting: a decorative art form and spiritual practice allowing tribes to connect harmoniously with the universe. Learn this traditional technique to decorate a canvas, pottery or glass objects with your own designs.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino Gonzalez
Cost: $95; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Painting"
Sundays, March 10 - April 14, 2019
 

Develop accuracy, confidence and personal expression as you paint the human figure in oil. Instruction will address anatomy, composition, proportion, light and shadow, color, and painting technique through demonstration and discussion of master paintings, past and present. All levels welcome, but basic drawing experience is required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez, rogerchavez.yolasite.com
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Reniassance Figure Drawing: Stereometric Construction"
Wednesdays, March 13 - April 17, 2019
 

Stereometric Construction, a volumetric approach to drawing that originated in the 16th century, was employed by Dürer, Cambiaso, and others to develop dynamic figure compositions. Contemporary artists and illustrators utilize this technique to create expressive, spatial drawings from life, memory, imagination, or photographs. Change how you think about the human figure and strengthen your ability to draw what you see through this lively, non-technical approach.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Light & Color"
Saturdays, March 15 - May 3, 2019
 

Capture the dramatic and elusive effects of light, and explore its role in the expression of color, in order to promote its full potential for creating three-dimensional form, emotional atmosphere, and meaning in your drawings. Gauge and render the direction, intensity, color and temperature of natural and artificial light on still life and figure subjects, and learn to manipulate it for striking and subtle results. Translate the descriptive and expressive power of value and color through a range of drawing materials, including graphite, charcoal, ink and color media. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michael Rossman, www.mlrossman.com
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Visual Note-Taking and Graphic Recording"
March 16, 2019
 

Learn the technique of visual note taking, the method of transcribing information using a combination of words and imagery, in order to listen more deeply, capture big ideas, process information, enhance memory, and infuse learning with creativity. Valued in the business world as a means of boosting communication and collaboration in meetings and brainstorming sessions, visual note taking is also fun and requires no drawing skills. Learn techniques for listening and structuring information while creating lettering and easy-to-recognize imagery with markers on large rolls of paper. No art experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Terry LaBan, www.breakthroughvisuals.com
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Plunge"
Saturdays, March 16 - April 20, 2019
 

If you have little or no experience in watercolor, now is the time to take the plunge! Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor techniques and materials, including papers, pigments, and transparent and opaque painting methods.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collage Mixed Media"
March 17, 2019
 

Collage is the ideal vehicle to develop rich and complex personal imagery that draws from memory, literature, film, and other sources. Explore a variety of materials including paper, fabric, cut-outs, wood, plastic, adhesives, and other useful tools. Compatibility of materials, layering methods, craft, and durability will be emphasized.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $95; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color Matters Workshop"
March 23-24, 2019
 

Revitalize your love of color and learn how to incorporate it strategically into your paintings. Explore temperature, value, saturation, generating contrast through complements, and the effect of various paint application techniques. Includes tips on how to start and develop color-focused paintings. Demonstrations, a slide presentation, and individual attention will help you develop your personal color sense. Designed for oil and acrylic painters of all levels and styles.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Shodo: Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy"
March 23-30, 2019
 

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: $115; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Group Critique with Neysa Grassi & Bruce Samuelson"
March 30, 2019
 

PAFA offers a vibrant community of faculty-artists and students who can stimulate your art-making with advice and new perspectives. Led by PAFA faculty and critics Neysa Grassi and Bruce Samuelson, a group critique is an excellent means of both dispelling feelings of artistic isolation or uncertainty and finding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Neysa Grassi & Bruce Samuelson
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Sculpture Workshop"
March 30-31, 2019
 

Learn the techniques and tools of figure and 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


"Bucks County Landscape"
Tuesdays, April 2 - May 7, 2019
 

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: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Mindful Art-Making"
Thursdays, April 4 - May 2, 2019
 

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. 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 in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Studio time will be accompanied by visits to the PAFA museum to view and discuss artworks on display. No artistic experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dona Duncan, registered Art Therapist
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Photographing your Artwork"
April 6-7, 2019
 

Learn how to digitally photograph your two- and three-dimensional artwork in this hands-on workshop. Proper lighting and camera techniques will be covered, along with post-editing methods for color balance and image correction. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud with Lightroom and Photoshop is helpful, but not mandatory. Bring 3 - 5 pieces to photograph, and walk away with high-resolution images for your professional needs! Ideal for artists, gallery owners, designers, and photographers.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Adrian Cubillas
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Art Journaling: Just for a Season"
April 6, 2019
 

Document your feelings and life events in a meaningful and creative format. Fuse words with imagery though drawing, watercolor and more to organize your thoughts, preserve your experiences, and de-stress though a personally expressive outlet. Using the four seasons as a starting point, learn how to commit your life’s memories to book form though engaging prompts and practical tips from the instructor. No drawing experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith, dresslersmith.com
Cost: $75
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Observation & Imagination: Painting the Figure"
April 6-7, 2019
 

Abstract and representational artists of all levels are invited to explore techniques and concepts in painting with an emphasis on individual development of style, theme and expression. Working from the life model in an interior arrangement, discover how an objective image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting and engaging your imagination. Investigate the metaphorical meaning in figure painting through representational and abstract approaches. Individual and group critique, discussion and a PowerPoint presentation of works from old masters and contemporary artists will complement studio activity.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ying Li, yinglistudio.com
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Landscape from the Masters"
Fridays, April 12 - May 17, 2019
 

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, rogerchavez.yolasite.com
Cost: For Credit: $525; Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Drapery & Cloth"
April 13-14, 2019
 

Capture the folds, patterns, and visual complexities of drapery and cloth in oil paint. Working from displays of draped and arranged fabric, learn to interpret the subtleties of form, color, light, and variations in edge, while developing skills in drawing, color mixing, and paint handling. The role of cloth as an abstract visual element in paintings throughout history will be discussed. Basic drawing and painting experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert P. Waddington
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Botanical Alla Prima"
April 13-14, 2019
 

Spring is here! Learn to capture the essence of a living, botanical subject quickly and spontaneously in pencil and watercolor, to create fresh and immediate work. This method can be used for preparatory studies for sustained paintings, compiling a field sketchbook, or as an end in itself. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $195; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"3-D Acrylic Painting"
April 14, 2019
 

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 Gonzalez
Cost: $95; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting at Bartram's Garden"
Thursdays, April 18 - May 23, 2019
 

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


"Gallery-Going"
Fridays, April 19 - May 3, 2019
 

Interested in visiting galleries or collecting art, but don’t know where to start? Explore Philadelphia’s diverse gallery scene with artist and PAFA alum Susan Sullivan for an insider’s view of the artist/gallery relationship. Visit artist-run, commercial, and alternative exhibition spaces, as well as local artists’ studios, for the latest art in the city.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Susan S. Sullivan
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Cityscape Painting"
Saturdays, April 20 - May 18, 2019
 

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: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pinhole Photography"
April 20, 2019
 

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


"Framing & Matting Works on Paper"
April 27, 2019
 

View a complete demonstration of all the procedures required to properly prepare your work for framing, from cutting and hinging mats, to fitting and final assembly including glazing. Employ these procedures on your own framing project under the supervision of the instructor.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $95; Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Gouache Painting"
April 27-28, 2019
 

Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy to- clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Cost: $195; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Pearls, Gems, Gold and Silver"
May 4-5, 2019
 

Learn step-by-step painting methods to depict jewelry accessories in portraits and figure paintings. Master the luster of pearls, the sparkle of precious gems, and the polished shine of gold and silver while working from a variety of still life objects. Demonstrations, Old Master examples, and handouts will provide the student with a wealth of information and ideas. Basic drawing and painting experience required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert P. Waddington
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collograph: The Printed Collage"
May 4-5, 2019
 

Transform the tactile beauty of collage into a printed image. Print your collage using both press and handprinting techniques with non-toxic, soy-based inks. The printed image can serve as a finished art object or the beginnings of a mixed media piece. Open to all levels. Adaptable for home or the classroom. Lab fee includes ink, paper and other bulk materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Stoughton, www.christinestoughton.com
Cost: $175; Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Drawing in Charcoal"
May 4, 2019
 

Explore the rich tonal and expressive possibilities of charcoal in order to take your figure drawing to the next level. Learn about the various types of charcoal and how to employ them at different stages of drawing to achieve a dramatic contrast of light and shadow and to create a delicate range of values. Work from the model in a single, extended pose with vine charcoal, small and large sticks, and hard to soft pencils on white, cream or gray toned papers. Enrich your drawing practice beyond linear, graphite rendering through this comprehensive exploration of the medium from a master of drawing techniques. Basic figure drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Patricia Traub
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting on the Brandywine"
May 5, 2019
 

Portray the spring landscape en plein air in the medium of your choice along the banks of the picturesque Brandywine River. Bring a packed lunch or eat at Hank’s, a longtime haunt of Andrew Wyeth’s. The day concludes with a visit to the Brandywine River Museum (free admission on the first Sunday of the month). Free parking, restrooms and sheltered locations available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Sketch on the Go"
May 11, 2019
 

Capture the active life of the city and its rich architecture. This is an excellent workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sketch on the bus or train, in cafés and public parks, or while traveling abroad. Topics include perspective, gauging proportions by eye, gesture figure drawing, and methods for simplifying form. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, kaplanpicturemaker.com
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Flower Painting"
May 18-19, 2019
 

Celebrate the floral wonder of spring! Working from fresh flowers from the instructor’s garden, paint colorful still life arrangements of irises, lilacs, tulips and more. Oil painting demonstrations will address light, color, gesture of the bloom, and composition. Examples from master flower painters throughout history will provide inspiration.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dori Spector, dorispector.com
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Oil Sketch: The Landscape"
May 18-19, 2019
 

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. (The materials fee includes oil paint and surfaces)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez, rogerchavez.yolasite.com
Cost: $95; Lab Fee: $35
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Monotype Workshop"
May 31 - June 2, 2019
 

Explore monotype printmaking with an emphasis on color, design and tone as the keys to visual coherence and graphic strength. Working from window views and in-studio drawings, students will employ graphic shorthand and visual memory to generate imagery that captures the essence of places and moments through color and form, exploring the intimate relationship between observation and abstract structure. Instruction will encourage personal voice and expression.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stuart Shils, stuartshils.com
Cost: $950
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Large-Scale Figure Drawing"
June 8-9, 2019
 

Learn to draw the human figure life-size with Jerry Weiss, noted artist and instructor at the Art Students League in New York. Explore quality of line, proportion, rhythms of the standing figure, and the modeling of forms through value. Instruction and demonstrations will cover the initial blocking-in of the drawing, use of lines for comparison, attention to prominent anatomical landmarks, and shading through tonal massing and linear hatching. Working from model poses ranging in length from one hour to all-day, students will build from rapid gestures to greater resolution in this useful preparation for large-scale painting and means of creating visually dynamic life drawings.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jerry Weiss, www.jerrynweiss.com
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting the Costumed Figure"
June 10-14, 2019
 

Work with esteemed artist and PAFA alum David Graeme Baker to envision, compose, and execute figure paintings that embody your personal vision. Working from a costumed model in an interior setting with still life elements, learn how to effectively tackle issues of pose, placement and detail through preparatory drawings and oil sketches. Use your drawn and painted studies to progress to a thoughtfully composed long pose painting that demonstrates your personal design and expressive intent. Demonstrations and discussion will address capturing the proportions and gestures of the figure, tactics for painting fabric and surrounding elements, strategies for planning extended projects, and sources of inspiration. Drawing and painting experienced required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Graeme Baker, www.davidgbakerpainting.com
Cost: $695
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Alla Prima Still Life"
June 17-21, 2019
 

Brooklyn-based painter and PAFA alum Christine Lafuente considers her paintings “poetic responses to visual experience.” Responding to the still life motif, learn how to build an oil painting directly, with the emphasis on color. The workshop will begin with a painting demonstration, followed by painting sessions in which students will be guided through a series of focused procedures: composing a painting and establishing tonal design, mixing color, achieving harmony and palette organization, applying large color masses, and using principles of oil viscosity to build form into wet-into-wet painting.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Cost: $850
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Reframing the Ordinary"
June 29-30, 2019
 

Learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary while drawing in Old City, Philadelphia. Cultivate the perceptual tools of rapid visual summation and notation to capture the light, form and feeling of place in the city’s historic streets. Use the camera as a viewfinder and analyze the structure of photographs as means to enhance and inform direct perception. Related activities include training memory, selecting motifs for working, and learning to identify what makes one place more interesting than another visually and graphically.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stuart Shils, stuartshils.com
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting in the Dark"
July 13-14, 2019
 

Paint your way through the mystery and uncertainty of the art-making process in this intuitive, practical and empowering workshop with acclaimed artist and PAFA graduate faculty member, Neysa Grassi. Dispel the voices of criticism in your head, and learn to perceive doubt as a valid means of investigation rather than a destructive force. Work in gouache and mixed media on paper to discover the freedom that comes from generating imagery without preconceived outcomes. Discussion of painting practices and feedback on students’ previous work will supplement studio activity. Instruction will be presented on an artist-to-artist basis, whether participants are beginners or seasoned artists.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Neysa Grassi
Cost: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Life Studio as Painted and Perceptual Space"
October 25-27, 2019
 

Join acclaimed painter Stuart Shils for a three-day painting intensive, focusing on pictorial structure, composition and color. The life model will be the primary subject, with emphasis placed on close-looking, improvisational shorthand and editorial intervention to establish perceptual hierarchy. A day will be devoted to working from reproductions of old and modern masters to interpret their construction and organization of painted space. Acrylic paint will be the main medium, with considerable emphasis on drawing with graphite, crayons and cut-paper collage.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stuart Shils, stuartshils.com
Cost: $750
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Master Class with Elizabeth Osborne"
November 2-3, 2019
 

Don’t miss this opportunity to study with one of America’s premier painters and long-time PAFA faculty member Elizabeth Osborne. Work in the medium of your choice from a visually rich still-life and life model arrangement as you explore means of translating form and articulating space. Maximize the expressive impact of luminous color through stronger, more focused compositions. The artist will demonstrate oil and watercolor techniques and present a slide presentation on the work of related contemporary artists. Revitalize your work and advance your love of color while working directly with a contemporary master.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Elizabeth Osborne, elizabethosborne.us
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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