Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Pre-College: Oil Painting: Portfolio Preparation"
Saturdays, January 28 - April 1, 2023
 

Come explore the vibrant possibilities of oil painting through PAFA’s time honored methods. In this course learn materials and techniques including painting supports, brushes, historical and contemporary oil mediums, and their preparations. Discussions and demonstrations will include topics such as paint chemistry, color mixing of prismatic hues and earth tone colors as well as the additive and subtractive color systems. Painting from a variety of subjects including the still life, the cityscape, and nude models will allow for a development and understanding of the two-dimensional visual language. Students will have opportunity to paint nude models. $35 model fee included in course fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $460
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Fundamentals of Illustration"
Saturdays, February 11 - March 18, 2023
 

Learn how to successfully imagine, develop, and execute an illustration! This course will help students gain effective illustration drawing techniques while encouraging their unique artistic visions. Students will learn the fundamental elements of illustration and design, including different applications of composition, line, character design, color, and storytelling. Students will learn individual elements of illustration art each week by completing exercises that strengthen those skills. Concurrently, students will work on a long-term illustration project. Students are encouraged to explore different materials and techniques while learning to realize their ideas.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Callie Coccia
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Printmaking and Fabric Dying with Vegetables"
April 8, 2023
 

For kids age 6-16 only. Using Bruno Munari’s classic book as inspiration, students will discover the art of printmaking & fabric dying using everyday vegetables to a create t-shirt and one-of-a-kind prints on paper. Basic principles of design will be taught and students will be led via a variety of prompts to keep them focused while pressing the edges of their creativity. All supplies included. Students may bring in additional light or white fabrics to create with.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Cricket Desmarais
Cost: $125 / $105 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Music Online"
Every Thursday
 

“Painting Music” is an intuitive painting and drawing, open session for everyone. No painting or drawing skills are needed. Move your paint as the music tells you... on a canvas or in your sketchbook. I create a one-hour playlist of the different subjects each week. You may paint one painting or 10 or as much as you want. No rules. You may interpret the music as figurative or abstract, anything goes! The camera of your device will be pointed to the working area, so we can also see the progress, and be inspired. After the session, we look at each other's artwork and talk about the process.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tali Farchi
Cost: $10 per session
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


 

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