Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"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


"Artrageous Paint Pouring Workshop"
March 18-19, 2021
 

Learn all about the hot new painting method of pouring paint! Jenni will teach you the ins and outs of paint pouring and plenty of tricks that will create amazing and unique results. She has been pouring and experimenting with this technique for three years now and is so excited with the results. All ages welcome. Come and join Jenni for this fun workshop and let the pouring begin! This is an online course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jenni Messina
Cost: $90 for Members | $110 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Three Step Still Life"
March 18, 2021
 

Join Sarah Sedwick for a live online workshop, on Zoom and Facebook Group! Working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white, you’ll learn Sarah’s three-step process for creating alla prima paintings. Paint from Sarah’s reference photos, or set up your own still life! A slideshow and painting demo will be followed by Q & A, and you’ll have ten days to complete the assignment and share it on our Facebook page, for feedback. A recording of the demo will also be accessible. You’ll see the three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and brushwork during the demo, and ask questions in real time, via the chat. Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome. All levels, ages 15 and above.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick, www.sarahsedwick.com
Cost: $120 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Artrageous Paint Pouring Workshop"
April 8-9, 2021
 

Learn all about the hot new painting method of pouring paint! Jenni will teach you the ins and outs of paint pouring and plenty of tricks that will create amazing and unique results. She has been pouring and experimenting with this technique for three years now and is so excited with the results. All ages welcome. Come and join Jenni for this fun workshop and let the pouring begin! This is an online course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jenni Messina
Cost: $90 for Members | $110 for Non-Members
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College: Landscape Painting (Online)"
June 21-25, 2021
 

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Come study the Thaw Collection using high resolution images and make use of the timeless practice of learning from paintings. Using Canvas as an online platform to provide assignments, regular instructor feedback and lectures via Zoom, students will be able to concentrate, study and copy the landscape paintings in the collection to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, clouds and bring the awareness of the historical and revolutionary importance of these landscape paintings and their authors. Students then take their skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air! Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Drawing I (Online)"
June 28 - July 2, 2021
 

Students will explore a range of methods and techniques in the medium of drawing. The class objective is to learn what observational study and the imagination can unveil using the linear method of mark making. Each day includes a morning class (10 AM-1PM) and an afternoon class (2-5 PM) on a range of topics including lighting, perspective, color, tones, self-portrait, landscapes, still-life and more. Each class will start with a 30-minute live Zoom demonstration on drawing with different mediums on diverse surfaces. Students will then have time to work independently and meet one-on-one with the teacher. The last 30 minutes will be focused on sharing student art as a group on Zoom. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Inga Kimberly Brown
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Portrait Drawing and Painting (Online)"
July 12-16, 2021
 

Learn to do excellent portraits, understand portrait structure and how to get a likeness. The instructor will guide students through understanding the anatomy and proportions of the head, how to draw the features, learn how to get a likeness and how to build portrait drawings and paintings for your portfolio. An overview of the history of portraits and portrait styles will be included as well as the materials of making a portrait. Step-by-step photo and video demonstrations will be provided, as well as regular live Zoom meetings for group discussion and critique. Additional demonstrations will include a portrait in acrylic and oil, pastel and self-portrait. Students will work in the media of their choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster (Online)"
July 12-16, 2021
 

Explore illustration as a counterpart to music through the art of the concert poster. Students will experiment with a variety of hands-on methods to develop imagery that interprets the lyrical content of their favorite artists. Spontaneous and stream of consciousness drawing and lettering exercises will be employed to invent narratives from instrumental music. The history of the concert poster will provide context and serve as inspiration for the students own projects. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Daily group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Still-Life Painting (Online)"
July 26-30, 2021
 

Explore the rich medium of oil painting through the subject of still-life while further acquiring the working knowledge of the fundamental principles of working from observation. Through a series of structured studies, we will examine how to analyze space, determine proportional relationships, develop form and structure, as well as, study composition, basic color theory, and the language of visual texture. In addition to the first-hour live introduction via the online Canvas platform each day, there will be an additional one-hour live session from 1-2pm. Students will have 2-3 hours to work on assignments following each presentation, assisted by available feedback from the instructor. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Mixed-Media Narrative Art (Online)"
August 2-6, 2021
 

Storytelling is an art form that has been passed down for centuries and in many cultures, the storyteller is highly regarded as being the keepers of history and culture. The stories told, helped people make sense of the world, taught children about their traditions, were entertaining and educational. Storytelling is a huge part of communication and it is something that we all do, even in regular conversation. In this one-week intensive course, you will make an Artist Book using your personal narrative/ story, alternative printmaking techniques and book structure. By combining images and techniques such as packing tape transfers, watercolor monoprint, Geli plate printing, bookbinding and more, you will create an Artist book that fully expresses the intent of your narrative.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rosae Reeder
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Drawing for Comics"
August 9-13, 2021
 

In this course, students will be taught cartooning basics, studying drawing and inking techniques using a variety of professional tools. They will also be taught the language of sequential art (comics). Students will write a story based on real life or imagination, then design characters and environments to be used as they transform that story into a short-form comic. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat via Zoom. Students have the option of taking this class for 1.0 college credit or no credit. International students are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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