Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


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

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


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

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


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

An in-depth approach to portrait painting from the Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings every Sunday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $350, or $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


 

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