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Levels: B = Beginner, I = Intermediate, A = Advanced

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Solar Etching Workshop
March 25 & April 1, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Celebrate spring with this versatile, simple and environmentally-friendly way to make painterly prints without using chemicals or acid. Transfer your drawings, paintings and/or computer generated images to a light-sensitized plate which then can be developed with water and printed. A safe and direct way to make images! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lesa Chittenden Lim
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Painting in the Dark with Neysa Grassi
April 1-2, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Paint your way through the mystery and uncertainty of the art-making process through this intuitive, practical and empowering workshop with acclaimed artist and PAFA graduate faculty member, Neysa Grassi. Dispel the voices of criticism in your head, and learn to perceive doubt as a valid means of investigation rather than a destructive force. Work in gouache and mixed media on paper to discover the freedom that comes from making imagery without preconceived outcomes. Discussion of painting practices and critiques of students’ previous work will supplement studio activity. All instruction is presented on an artist-to-artist basis, whether participants are beginners or seasoned artists. References will include Phillip Guston, Alberto Giacometti, Outsider Art and other artists/movements. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Neysa Grassi
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Drawing Workshop
April 1-2, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Learn to create finished portraits in pencil and charcoal that capture likeness and convey expressive effect. The workshop will begin with a structural approach to the head and its features and progress to the study of anatomy, composition and value. Excellent for all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Botanical Alla Prima
April 1-2, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Spring is here! Learn to capture the essence of a living, botanical subject quickly and spontaneously in pencil and watercolor, to create fresh and immediate work. This method can be used for preparatory studies for sustained paintings, compiling a field sketchbook, or as an end in itself. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Linda Gist
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Philadelphia Landscape
April 2 - May 7, 2017 (9am-2pm) — Craft your personal vision of Philadelphia’s picturesque landscape. Learn to build form, mix color, and create space with perspective, light and shadow. Instruction will address tips for working on-site and the history of painting the city. Locations in North Broad, Northern Liberties, Roxborough, and West Philadelphia will offer parking, provisions and facilities. All media welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Larry Francis
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Process of Creation: Sabin Howard and the National WWI Memorial
April 8, 2017 (2pm) — On January 26, 2016, the World War 1 Memorial Commission announced the selection of The Weight of Sacrifice for the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington D.C. Key to that selection was the commission of massive bronze walls covered with bas reliefs that are being designed by sculptor Sabin Howard, as well as a three dimensional sculpture, whose classical training reflects the early art education he received in Philadelphia over thirty years ago. Howard will discuss how the state of figurative art today, narrative concepts, and ideas of light and structure come together in the creation of this singular, national monument that honors more than 4,000,000 men and women who served in uniform. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Sabin Howard
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $15
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Observe and Create: Exclamation!
April 8, 2017 (11am-3pm) — In the early 1900’s, posters gained recognition as a connection between utilitarian and fine art. Participants will examine the posters and drawings in World War I and American Art and create their own illustration that incorporates text. All materials provided. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $20 PAFA members, $35 non members
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Introduction to Photoshop
April 8 & 15, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Adobe Photoshop is an essential program for promoting the visual impact of digital artwork and documented images. Gain a basic understanding of its editing tools and techniques. Workflow, color profiles, color and contrast correction, retouching, and other enhancements will be explored. Bring your own images on a flash drive to edit in class. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Portrait Drawing
April 8, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Learn the basics of drawing a portrait with PAFA BFA/CE faculty Jill A. Rupinski, including establishing the head structure and rendering facial features. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Figure Sculpture
April 8, 2017 (9am-12pm) — CE faculty Colleen O'Donnell will guide you through the tools and techniques of sculpting the figure in terra cotta clay. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Watercolor
April 8, 2017 (9am-12pm) — CE faculty member, and author of Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor, James Toogood will present a hands-on demonstration of the basics of watercolor painting, including an overview of materials, and transparent and opaque painting methods. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: James Toogood
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Monotype Printmaking
April 8, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Join Tony Rosati, Chair of the PAFA Printmaking Department, and make your own one-of-a-kind prints! Learn both hand and printing press methods, with step-by-step instruction. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Oil Painting Basics
April 8, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Learn the basics of oil painting with CE faculty member Fred Kaplan. Get started with an overview of materials and techniques, then paint your own still life! Learn both hand and printing press methods, with step-by-step instruction. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Cityscape
April 8, 2017 (1-4pm) — Join CE faculty Larry Francis on the PAFA terrace and learn the basics of drawing the cityscape and the particulars of working outside on location. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Larry Francis
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Drawing Fundamentals
April 8, 2017 (1-4pm) — What better way to start your PAFA experience than a beginning drawing course? CE faculty member Phyllis Laver will guide you through the basics of drawing what you see, including techniques and materials, in PAFA's historic Cast hall. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Animal Drawing
April 8, 2017 (1-4pm) — Draw from an animal model with CE faculty Diane Collins. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Diane Collins, dianecollinsstudio.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Materials and Techniques
April 8, 2017 (1-4pm) — Sample and learn how to use a variety of tools and materials for drawing, painting and mixed media, guided by PAFA BFA/CE faculty Anthony Ciambella. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Lithography
April 8, 2017 (1-4pm) — Lithography is the ideal printmaking medium for those who love to draw! PAFA BFA/CE faculty Ron Wyffels will guide you through all aspects of the process as you make your own print. Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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One-Day Academy: Portrait Painting Demonstration
April 8, 2017 — Watch CE faculty member Ted Xaras while he paints a portrait from life and discusses the materials and techniques of portraiture. (Presentation/lecture only.) Become a student-for-a-day as you experience what PAFA Continuing Education has to offer in this hands-on preview of summer classes! One-Day Academy courses are tuition-free with a $10 materials fee (all supplies provided). CE staff will be on hand to answer questions. Optional campus tour available at 12 p.m. New student attendees will receive a 10% tuition discount on a regular Summer class or workshop! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ted Xaras
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $10 Lab fee
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Pennsylvania Landscape Tradition
April 12 - May 24, 2017 (Wednesdays, 10am-4pm) — Learn the essentials of landscape painting in the New Hope countryside, the area made famous by Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and other masters of Pennsylvania Impressionism. Topics include color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Plein Air Painting at Bartram's Garden
April 13 - May 18, 2017 (Thursdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — This class will be held at historic Bartram’s Garden, home of America’s first botanist, John Bartram. Work en plein air in the medium of your choice to capture light and shadow, and to create a convincing sense of space and form, including a variety of trees, flowers and buildings. Drawing and painting techniques will be demonstrated for oil and gouache. Plenty of free parking and restrooms available on site. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Larry Francis
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Preparing Supports for Painting
April 15, 2017 (9am-12pm) — Learn the correct methods to prepare stable, archival supports for painting in oil or acrylics. Stretching canvas, preparing wood panels, and applying size and ground layers will be demonstrated. Alternative supports such a metal and plastics will be explored. Useful information for all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $50
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Home Studio
April 15, 2017 (1-4pm) — Setting up an art studio in your home or apartment can be challenging, but a lot can be accomplished in a small space. Topics include efficiency, lighting, ventilation, storage, safety and waste disposal. Includes demonstrations on brush care, paint storage, varnishing and framing. Useful information for artists of all levels. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Gallery-Going
April 21 - May 5, 2017 (Fridays, 12:30-3:30pm) — Interested in visiting galleries or collecting art, but don’t know where to start? Explore Philadelphia’s diverse gallery scene with PAFA faculty-artist Lisa Sylvester for an insider’s view of the artist/gallery relationship. Visit artist-run, commercial, and alternative exhibition spaces, as well as local artists’ studios, for the latest art in the city. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lisa Sylvester
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $125
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Power of Pastel
April 21-23, 2017 (9am -3pm) — This is a portrait workshop in pastels. Learn how to take better photo references and work with models. Focus of class will be on composition, color harmony and control of the pastel medium. Visit website


Location: Carnegie, PA
Instructor: Christine Swann, PSA, IAPS-MC
Email: Christine Swann
Phone: 724-612-2886

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Gouache Painting
April 22-23, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy to- clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Art at Lunch: How Illustrators Create Their Art
April 27, 2017 (12-1pm) — James Thompson, author of Painting America’s Portrait – How Illustrators Created Their Art, will present selected works from his book to illustrate how advances in image production and reproduction technologies changed the appearance of illustration art through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Thompson will refer to works by Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Alice Barber Stephens, artists who trained at PAFA and who highlight the Academy’s significance during the “Golden Age of Illustration”. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: James Thompson
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Free
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Animal Maquette Sculpture
April 29-30, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Sculptors use maquettes to describe essence and action in fast-paced, three-dimensional sketches in clay, similar to croquis in drawing. Learn to capture the unique character of animal movement and form by rapidly identifying key anatomical landmarks. Work from live animal models, both in-studio and at the Philadelphia Zoo. Van transportation available. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Diane Collins
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Landscape Painting: Methods, Approaches and Strategies
April 29, 2017 (9am-5pm) — This workshop offers a concise exploration of landscape painting from a variety of approaches: alla prima and plein air vs. indirect painting; academic vs. conceptual. Experience a variety of materials, equipment, design ideas, techniques and styles. Includes a visit the PAFA museum to view historic examples and an outdoor painting session (weather permitting). Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $125
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Plein Air Pastel and Watercolor
April 30, 2017 (9-5pm) — Learn the basics of drawing with pastel and watercolor, ideal for plein air, as you work along the picturesque Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The instructor will demonstrate techniques, reference art historical examples, and encourage personal expression. Amenities will be available along the way. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $115, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Ceramic Decal Printing
May 6 & 13, 2017 (9-5pm) — Learn to prepare photo silkscreened ceramic decals, used to affix permanent images onto glazed ceramic, tile, or glass. Learn methods to create images, print transparencies, coat and expose a screen, mix china paints, and print decals. Students will come away from this workshop with finished decals ready for transfer. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $35
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Schuylkill Landscape
May 6-7, 2017 (9-4pm) — Investigate the delightful practice of painting outdoors, or en plein air, on the grounds of beautiful Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark that features terraced grounds, Victorian monument sculpture, and wonderful views of the Schuylkill River. Receive instruction in classic plein air oil painting techniques and complete paintings depicting morning and afternoon light. Oil colors, painting supports, solvent and medium will be provided by the instructor. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Patrick Connors
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $25
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Sketch on the Go
May 13, 2017 (9-5pm) — Capture the active life of the city and its rich architecture. This is an excellent workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sketch on the bus or train, in cafés and public parks, or while traveling abroad. Topics include perspective, gauging proportions by eye, gesture figure drawing, and methods for simplifying form. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $115
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Monotype Studio Intensive with Stuart Shils
May 19-21, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Experience the joys and possibilities of monotype printmaking with an emphasis on color and abstraction in the shaping of the visual image. Through the monotype process, students will understand pictorial structure (design) and mood as the keys to visual coherence and graphic strength. Working from window views and in-studio drawings, students will employ graphic shorthand and visual memory to generate imagery that captures the essence of places and moments through color and form, exploring the intimate relationship between observation and abstract structure. Rather than enforcing Shils’ style, instruction will encourage artists to create prints that promote their personal voice and expression. Emphasis will be placed on the priority of the image over “correct” technique and how-to instruction. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $950
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Landscape Sketch
May 20-21, 2017 (9-5pm) — Learn to transform plein air drawings to studio paintings. Draw outdoors from direct observation of the Philadelphia cityscape, then use your plein air studies and memory to create one or more studio paintings with emphasis on composition, color structure, painting technique and finding your personal voice. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Celia Reisman
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $215
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Master Class with Bill Scott
June 3-4, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Work with renowned painter Bill Scott and learn approaches to painting that emphasize the sensuous yet thoughtful abstract construction of space. Color will be the focus as participants paint from an expansive still life environment. Known for his complex and gorgeously rich abstract paintings based on nature, Scott has had many solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and London, and has received numerous honors and awards. He is represented by Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Bill Scott
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $695
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Dynamic Landscape with John MacDonald
June 9-11, 2017 (9am-5pm) — This workshop will focus on the process of using photographs, sketches, and/or plein air studies executed on location to create dynamic paintings in the studio. Students will explore the uses and limitations of photographs as reference material and methods of enlarging studies and sketches for larger studio paintings. This course will take participants through the entire process of creating a strong landscape painting: from building an effective composition to working with value and color and, finally, to finishing with sensitively chosen details. Emphasis will be placed on proper seeing – looking closely at the existing color and tonal relationships – and on understanding and manipulating what is seen. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John MacDonald
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $595
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Master Class with Patricia Traub: Avian Drawing
June 14-16, 2017 (9am-3:30pm) — Join esteemed PAFA faculty member Patricia Traub in this unique bird-drawing workshop. Focused drawing studies of bird anatomy and feather structure will supplement work from live avian subjects, including both seed-eating varieties and birds of prey, provided by the Academy of Natural Sciences. Referencing Old Master drawing techniques, students will work in graphite, charcoal, and colored chalk and pastel on toned papers. Students are invited to present both their in-class work and paintings or drawings from home for critique and advice. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of methods to make finished paintings beyond the workshop by using gesture drawing and studies in combination with photography. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Patricia Traub
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $695
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Still Life Workshop with Christine Lafuente
June 26-30, 2017 (9am-5pm) — Brooklyn-based painter and PAFA alum Christine Lafuente considers her paintings “poetic responses to visual experience.” Responding to the still life motif, learn how to build an oil painting directly, with the emphasis on color. The workshop will begin with a painting demonstration, followed by painting sessions in which students will be guided through a series of focused procedures: composing a painting and establishing tonal design, mixing color, achieving harmony and palette organization, applying large color masses, and using principles of oil viscosity to build form into wet-into-wet painting. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $750
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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