Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Pre-College: Figure Painting (Online)"
Saturdays, January 23 - March 27, 2021
 

Figure painting will be explored using a variety of learning methods: Using direct observation, students will learn from their own body parts, including hands, feet, forearms, and self-portraits to develop a greater understanding of painting the human figure. Engaging in the long tradition of learning from masters, students will recreate masterworks with nude figures to build knowledge of color use, anatomy, and composition. Finally, to develop a greater knowledge of the figure, students will learn about the anatomy of the head, torso, and limbs. Discussions, lectures, and feedback will be made using Zoom and Canvas platforms.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Animation: Creating Movie Magic (Online)"
Saturdays, January 23 - March 27, 2021
 

Explore the principles of animation through stop motion, pixelation (animating people), and drawings. These principles will be incorporated into a flipbook, which is the basis of movie magic. Through brainstorming, students will create unique story ideas, storyboard their vision, then animate their movies using a variety of materials. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes video demonstrations and viewing of animations to get inspired. On Saturday, group discussions and critiques will be conducted via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lindsay Kovnat
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: The Art of Magic and Myths: Ancient Worlds (Online)"
Tuesdays, February 9 - March 9, 2021
 

Art is central to what makes humans unique as a species, and it has played an essential role in societies from the earliest homo sapiens to the present. But art was not always confined to a museum or a picture frame. Before art, science, and politics were considered separate spheres, art was used to cast spells, create sacred spaces, protect families, terrify opponents, and heal the sick. This class will explore how art objects were used and understood in ancient societies from cave paintings created over 20,000 years ago in Europe to images of magical creatures from 2,600 years ago in the Middle East. Why did societies create magical objects of art, and how were societies shaped by their creation?
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Susannah Fishman
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: The Art of Magic and Myths: American Culture (Online)"
Tuesdays, March 16 - April 13, 2021
 

Storytelling in all its forms has played a critical role in constructing our collective understanding of the United States of America. From grand history paintings to Broadway musicals, Americans have used various forms of art to share our struggles, celebrate our triumphs and articulate what unites us as citizens. Whether creating a national identity or sustaining cultural and political norms, mythmaking has always been an important part of our legacy. Why do democratic nations rely on the art of visual storytelling, and how does this affect and influence national culture, morals and politics? This class will include lecture, discussion, and student presentations on Zoom, as well as short reading and writing assignments on Canvas.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kristina Murray
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"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 £200 per month
Website, email, 00393664977501


 

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