Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Oil Painting Fundamentals"
Thursdays, September 20 - December 13, 2018
 

If you’ve never painted in oil before, or your skills are a little rusty, this class is for you! Learn to paint with confidence by acquiring a grounding in the basics. Materials, methods, and color mixing will be presented through demonstrations and examples as you work from an array of engaging still life arrangements.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Painting: The Still Life"
Fridays, September 21 - December 14, 2018
 

Still life subjects, with their variety of color and form, are the perfect means for artists to learn oil painting techniques or to improve their skills. Learn the fundamentals of still life painting through both direct-painting methods and indirect glazing and scumbling techniques. Explore composition, drawing, and color through lectures and demonstrations.
 
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


"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


"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


"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


"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


 

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