Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Pre-College Intensives: Portrait Drawing & Painting (Online)"
July 20-24, 2020
 

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, 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. Open to all 9-12 grades.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Drawing For Comics (Online)"
July 27-31, 2020
 

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.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Contemporary Studies Art Camp"
Choose from weekly sessions thru August 7, 2020
 

Contemporary Studies Art Camp is for teens (ages 14-18) of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterity. Each week campers will be led by the teacher in projects related to the theme of the week using various mediums. Campers will learn and practice basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paintbrushes and drawing with pencil, marker, pastel and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Members $75/wk, Non-members $100/wk
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Creative Kids Summer Art Camp"
Choose from weekly sessions thru August 7, 2020
 

Creative Kids Art Camp is for younger campers (ages 6-9) of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterity. Each week campers will be led by the teacher in projects related to the theme of the week using various mediums. Campers will learn and practice basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paintbrushes and drawing with pencil, marker, pastel and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Members $75/wk, Non-members $100/wk
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Emerging Artists Summer Art Camp"
Choose from weekly sessions thru August 7, 2020
 

Emerging Artists is a program for older campers (ages 10-13) of all skill levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with variety of skill levels and dexterity. Each week campers will be led by the teacher in projects related to the theme of the week using various mediums. Campers will learn and practice basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paintbrushes and drawing with pencil, marker, pastel and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Members $75/wk, Non-members $100/wk
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Pre-College Intensives: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster (Online)"
August 3-7, 2020
 

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 video demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Daily group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Heimer
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College Intensives: Digital Photography (Online)"
August 10-14, 2020
 

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers camera functions, composition and content, logistics, post processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and assembling a photo project to create a portfolio. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat. Class structure consists of new material being explored in the morning, and then applying that knowledge with camera or computer after lunch. Class will meet live via Zoom from 10am-12pm. The instructor will also be available via text/voice from 12pm to 5pm.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: RA Friedman
Cost: $375
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 £250 per month
Website, email, 00393664977501


 

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