Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Portrait in Pastels Workshop"
June 24-25, 2017
 

The immediate subtlety that can be achieved through soft and hard pastel is particularly suited for the portrait study. Learn historical and contemporary techniques of hatching, blending, layering and color mixing to rendering convincing portraits. Discussion and demonstration of various surfaces, pastels and mixed media techniques included. Drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ted Xaras
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Sculpture"
June 26-30, 2017
 

Explore clay modeling and expand your portfolio with three-dimensional work. Work from a life model to learn methods of terra cotta clay sculpture, focusing on anatomy, proportion, composition, and personal expression. Sculptures will be kilnfired after the course ends. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $425 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Landscape Painting"
June 26-30, 2017
 

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Learn to depict ever-changing light and shadows through rapid decisions and swift mark-making. Study landscape masters to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, and clouds; then take your skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air! (Van transportation from PAFA available for outside locations.)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Still Life Workshop with Christine Lafuente"
June 26-30, 2017
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Lafuente
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $750
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing, Section 1"
July 3-8, 2017
 

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection, and figure/portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques. Note: This class will utilize nude models. No class on Tuesday, July 4.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Woodcut and Relief Printmaking - Session 2"
July 5 - August 2, 2017
 

Printing from a drawing carved into wood or a linoleum block is the oldest and most straightforward form of printmaking. All aspects of the process will be covered, including drawing on the block, carving your design and printing black-andwhite and color prints. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Terra Cotta Figure Sculpture - Session 2"
July 5 - August 2, 2017
 

Explore the versatility of terra cotta clay, which requires neither an armature nor casting. Learn various techniques and tools through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model or imagination. Anatomy, proportion, design, and personal growth will be emphasized, as well as both representational and abstract approaches. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $5
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Over the Line - Session 2"
July 5 - August 2, 2017
 

Advance toward a more liberated way of painting in this open studio environment. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language. Work intuitively and discover new possibilities through unforeseen occurrences. Examples from contemporary and modern art will broaden your understanding of innovative painting. Painting experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting (Gury) - Session 2"
July 5 - August 9, 2017
 

Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Extended Pose"
July 5 - August 9, 2017
 

Draw or paint the life model in single morning/afternoon poses for the entire course in order to develop accurate form, measurement, value, color, creative composition and narrative. Lecture and discussion will address historical and contemporary methods/materials, supplemented by examples from the PAFA collection. All levels and all media welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Shodo: Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy"
July 5 - August 9, 2017
 

Shodo originated in China 3,500 years ago and has developed as a fine art using simple tools: brush, ink and paper. Learn the various styles and techniques of Shodo along with its history and appreciation. Urauchi – the Japanese traditional paper-backing/mounting methods – will be used to enhance finished work. Lab fee includes most materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: $275, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"PAFA & The Barnes Foundation; The Decisions Artists Make"
July 6-20, 2017
 

The way we perceive artworks is largely controlled by the artists who created them. Artists intentionally direct the viewer’s gaze, convey narrative/message, and influence emotional response through color, light, line, size, texture, and space. Examine how artists communicate their vision through artworks in PAFA’s galleries. Presented in collaboration with The Barnes Foundation (Barnes members receive a 10% discount).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Stoughton, www.christinestoughton.com
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collograph: The Printed Collage"
July 6 - August 3, 2017
 

Transform the tactile beauty of collage into a printed image. Print your collage using both press and handprinting techniques with non-toxic, soy-based inks. The printed image can serve as a finished art object or the beginnings of a mixed media piece. Open to all levels. Adaptable for home or the classroom. Lab fee includes ink, paper and other bulk materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Christine Stoughton, www.christinestoughton.com
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Drawing Fundamentals"
July 6 - August 3, 2017
 

If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Learn to draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, interior spaces, and human figure to master the drawing elements – shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Lithography - Session 2"
July 6 - August 3, 2017
 

The ideal printmaking medium for those who love to draw! Design and draw your choice of image with a variety of lithographic drawing materials on traditional stone or lightweight aluminum plates. All aspects of the process will be demonstrated from creating a drawing to printing in black-and-white and color. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ron Wyffels
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Screenprinting and Beyond - Session 2"
July 6 - August 3, 2017
 

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. For the beginner, this course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. Printmakers with experience may propose independent projects.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Lisa Marie Hamilton
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Drawing and Painting - Session 2"
July 6 - August 3, 2017
 

Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and oil painting processes. All levels welcome, but students registering for only Session 2 should have basic drawing/painting experience.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor - Session 2"
July 7 - August 11, 2017
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost:
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Écorché"
July 7 - August 11, 2017
 

Écorché is the three-dimensional study of human form by developing the bone and muscle structures beneath the skin. Working from the skeleton, students will model the underlying forms in clay on an armature. Excellent for both draftspersons and sculptors interested in a detailed study of human anatomy.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Expressive Perspective"
July 7 - August 4, 2017
 

Learn to create dynamic perceptual drawings of architectural interiors on-site in museums and buildings throughout Philadelphia. Use basic one- and two-point perspective, compositional elements, value, cross-hatching, color relationships, and descriptive line quality to convey authenticity of place. This class includes a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to work from drawings in the collection.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Creativity and Self-Awareness Through Art"
July 8 - August 5, 2017
 

This course is designed to foster self-awareness, wellness, and enhanced consciousness through creating art. Written and drawn entries of dreams, thoughts, and feelings in a journal/ sketch book will serve as the basis for class studio work in drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Lab fee will cover basic materials. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Elizabeth Hill
Cost: $350, Lab Fee: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Introduction to Video Editing"
July 8 - August 5, 2017
 

Move beyond mere recording to create finished videos – to document events, convey a message, or create artworks. Learn the basics of video editing including making transitions, overlays, animations and audio. Explore color management and learn how to upload your work to the internet. Basic computer skills required.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ian Wagner
Cost: $350, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Foundry: An Introduction"
July 8 - August 12, 2017
 

This course will cover all aspects of the foundry process. Demonstrations and hands-on instruction will be given in wax modeling and casting, ceramic shell techniques, bronze pouring, metal chasing, TIG welding and patination. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Pavel Efremoff
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595, Lab Fee: $65
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Plunge"
July 8-9, 2017
 

This workshop is designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor techniques and materials, including papers, brushes and pigments. Learn transparent and opaque painting methods, and gain the confidence to continue to working with watercolor beyond the workshop. Take the plunge, a lifeguard will be on duty!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Passion for the Palette"
July 8-9, 2017
 

Explore how the science and psychology of color play key roles in composing dynamic visual narratives, and learn how to practically fine-tune and tailor your current palette to support your work’s message. Class projects will include working from still life arrangements with colored lights to create brilliant optical effects with emotional resonance. Students are also encouraged to bring a personal piece in progress for color diagnosis and to work on. Artists of all media welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michelle Oosterbaan, www.michelleoosterbaan.com
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Stone Carving - Session 2"
July 8 - August 5, 2017
 

Explore the possibilities of stone carving by using traditional and nontraditional methods. All processes from rough carving to polishing will be covered, and various tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"The Philadelphia Landscape"
July 9 - August 6, 2017
 

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, shade, provisions and facilities. All media welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor:
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Classical Figure Painting"
July 9 - August 6, 2017
 

Create luminous figure paintings using traditional painting materials and procedures established during the Renaissance. Through step-by-step instruction, learn how to create an underpainting and then glaze and scumble transparent and opaque layers to achieve a rich sense of color, volume and space. Basic drawing experience recommended.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ernie Norcia
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting"
July 10 - August 7, 2017
 

This structured approach to drawing and painting the figure from life includes topics such as anatomy, drawing methods, gesture, figure structure, palettes, and basic figure painting methods. This class is excellent for those interested in developing their painting and drawing portfolio.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Botanical Drawing and Painting"
July 10-14, 2017
 

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media. Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Contemporary Approaches to Mixed Media"
July 10 - August 7, 2017
 

Learn to develop richer, more complex imagery while working in a wide variety of non-traditional materials. Explore adhesives, papers, fabrics, photos, computer print-outs, wood, plastic, hardware, and the basics of handling tools properly. Stability of materials, craft, and safety will be emphasized. Topics include construction, storage and presentation strategies.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure and Portrait Drawing in Ink"
July 10 - August 7, 2017
 

From the Renaissance to the present, artists have favored the expressive qualities of drawing with ink. Experience both the fluid gestural brush applications and detailed reed pen drawing techniques. Focus on head studies and full figure work using both clothed and life models. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Painting I: Still Life & Portrait"
July 10-14, 2017
 

Add color to your portfolio by developing your painting skills in oil or acrylic. Work from still life arrangements and portrait models to explore the fundamentals of painting including the selection and care of materials, painting techniques, and color mixing. Instruction will emphasize composition, value, and color relationships.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing for Comics"
July 10-14, 2017
 

Learn step-by-step cartooning basics so you can create characters, tell a story from life or imagination, or build a portfolio. Create your own short story to be included in a collaborative comic book to take home at the end of class. Instruction includes insights on the comic book and animation industry.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jeff Kilpatrick
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Etching, Monoprint and More - Session 2"
July 11 - August 8, 2017
 

This course presents basic intaglio and monotype printing techniques including monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint, collograph and polymer plate methods. Image embellishments will include embossing, chine collé, collage, paper plates and mixed media techniques. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: $295, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Cast and Figure Drawing - Session 2"
July 11 - August 8, 2017
 

Working in the academic tradition, students will study human anatomy, proportion and value with the goal of faithfully representing the figure. Students will work from PAFA’s collection of historic casts in order to build their foundational drawing skills and apply this information to observational study of the life model. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Anatomical Drawing"
July 11 - August 8, 2017
 

Understand human anatomy through lecture and drawing from the model. Topics include proportion, skeletal framework, superficial muscles, and the movement of the figure.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: John Horn
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Animal Sculpture"
July 11 - August 8, 2017
 

Learn to sculpt a variety of live animals in clay, capturing the anatomy, gesture and unique character of each subject. Work both in the studio and on site at the Philadelphia Zoo and other locations. Topics will include live animal study, using secondary references, comparative anatomy, and creating a sense of movement. Van transportation available from PAFA.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Diane Collins
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Kitchen Table Printmaking"
July 15 - August 5, 2017
 

Learn to make prints without a press or shop: in the classroom, at a home-studio…even on your kitchen table! Make color stamp prints, monotypes, and relief prints in color and black-and-white; includes techniques for printing on fabric.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: $225, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting Basics"
July 15-16, 2017
 

This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations and portrait history. Valuable information for all levels.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ted Xaras
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Summer Academy for Teachers: Elements of Expressive Drawing"
July 17, 2017
 

The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Examine the components of expressive drawing: line, value, composition, space/perspective, form, and texture. Demonstrations and exercises will address wet and dry media, design concepts, and techniques for drawing from still life, human figure, cityscape, and imagination. Explore historical approaches for modern application.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Painting II: Figure Painting"
July 17-21, 2017
 

Figure painting is one the most versatile and popular subjects taught at PAFA. Learn to paint the life model in oil/acrylic, focusing on human anatomy and proportions, paint handling, materials, and design. Prerequisite: Painting I: Still Life and Portrait or prior basic painting experience. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Summer Academy for Teachers: Image Transfer Workshop"
July 18, 2017
 

The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Image transfer is the process of taking a pre-existing printed image and transferring it from one surface onto another, widely used by many artists from the past and present. Experiment with a variety of transfer processes, materials, and tools. Incorporate drawing materials to create a transfer-based work of art.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Lisa Sylvester
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Summer Academy for Teachers: Painting with Authority"
July 19, 2017
 

The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Enhance your modern studio and classroom practices through historical oil painting methods. Examine direct and indirect painting techniques, such as glazing, velatura, scumbling, imprimatura, grisaille, camaïeu, alla prima, and impasto. Work from still life, cityscapes, and reference materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Summer Academy for Teachers: Printmaking for Teachers"
July 20, 2017
 

The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Bring printmaking into the classroom with easy-to-clean-up water-based inks and processes that do not require a press. Create screenprints using paper stencils, reduction printing, and monotype techniques. Explore relief printing through multiple block and reduction processes.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Summer Academy for Teachers: A Day at the Museum"
July 21, 2017
 

The Summer Academy for Teachers is a selection of workshops designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Open to artists and educators of all levels. Available for Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 hours and New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Credit. Explore Philadelphia’s art and architecture! View life-size copies of Antique and Renaissance sculpture in PAFA’s historic Cast Hall, as well as rarely-seen master artists’ sketchbooks in its Center for the Study of the American Artist at PAFA. Tour the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to examine a variety of outdoor sculpture and architecture.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Easel Making Workshop"
July 22 & 29, 2017
 

The cost of an artist’s studio easel can be astronomical! Cut that price down to a fraction by building it yourself! Acquire not only your own simple and sturdy fold-up studio easel, but also skills you can apply to future projects. Instruction covers the safe and proper use of woodshop machinery and tools. Design and materials will be provided. Lab fee covers most materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $50
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Reframing the Ordinary with Stuart Shils"
July 22-23, 2017
 

For intermediate to advanced painters, designers, photographers and architects. Learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary by drawing directly from your surroundings in Old City, Philadelphia. Cultivate the perceptual tools of rapid visual summation and notation to capture the light, form and feeling of place in the city’s historic streets. Use the camera as a viewfinder and analyze the structure of photographs as means to enhance and inform direct perception. Related activities include training memory, examining how to select motifs for working, and learning to identify what makes one place more interesting than another as subject matter. Work of great masters from the past and present will serve as guides for class activity.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Plein Air Painting on the Delaware"
July 24-28, 2017
 

Paint the spectacular views of the Delaware River from the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing. Museum access offers the opportunity to tour the collection, see boat builders in action, and access the facilities. Includes a session on the river in the museum’s excursion boat, à la Claude Monet! Parking/transportation available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney, www.joesweeneyart.com
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Watercolor"
July 24-28, 2017
 

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium, including the selection of papers, brushes, and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, photographs, portraits and the cityscape. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Figure Sculpture Workshop"
July 29-30, 2017
 

Learn the techniques and tools of figure sculpture through demonstration and hands-on sculpting from the life model. Explore anatomy, proportion, design and personal expression through the versatility of terra cotta clay. Sculptures will be fired at the end of the workshop.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Cost: $215, Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Photography"
July 31 - August 4, 2017
 

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, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, and creating digital prints. Required: DSLR camera or compact camera with manual functions. Note: A limited number of cameras are available for checkout during the course from the PAFA library if needed. In order to guarantee equipment availability, students requiring a camera rental must let the Continuing Education Office know upon registration.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sharon Koelblinger
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Drawing, Section 2"
July 31 - August 4, 2017
 

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will work in drawing media from the still life, PAFA’s historic cast collection, and figure/portrait models to learn principles of composition, value, perspective, and drawing techniques. Note: This class will utilize nude models.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Art and Film"
July 31 - August 4, 2017
 

This course examines the correlative relationship between the visual and cinematic arts, and the similar elements they use to tell their stories: composition, perspective, the expressive power of light and dark, and symbolic color. Students will learn how to translate powerful elements into narrative paintings using their own photographs as source material.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Clarissa Shanahan
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Spontaneous Figure Painting"
August 5-6, 2017
 

Tired of getting lost in the details of traditional figure painting? Then this workshop is for you! Learn expressive painting techniques to render the figure in a looser and more contemporary manner, creating a lively surface while boosting your creativity, technique and skill. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $215
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Monotype: The Painterly Print"
August 7-11, 2017
 

Monotypes are an expressive and accessible entry into printmaking: draw or paint an image on a Plexiglass plate or other surface and then print it on paper or fabric to create a one-of-a-kind artwork. Instruction will cover both hand-printing and press techniques, as well as water- and oil-based colors.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Rosati
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $20
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"High School Intensive: Printmaking"
August 7-11, 2017
 

Printmaking enhances drawing/painting skills and creates striking contributions to a college portfolio. Explore the exciting possibilities of traditional line etching, screenprinting on t-shirts or other materials, and the painterly monotype. Learn the methods of image development, printing for each process, as well as the safe handling of all materials.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Shushana Rucker
Cost: $425 + Lab Fee: $10
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pastel Portraiture with Ellen Eagle"
October 6-8, 2017
 

Learn everything you need to know about pastel portraiture with Ellen Eagle, noted author of Pastel Painting Atelier and instructor at the Art Students League in New York. Be inspired by the artist’s passion for the medium, and her extensive knowledge of its history and applications. In addition to methods of executing a successful portrait, topics such as studio set-up, pastel varieties, tools, and surfaces will be addressed. The workshop will include a visit to PAFA's Center for the Study of the American Artist, where Eagle will discuss rarely-exhibited pastel works from PAFA's collection. Ideal for the dedicated portraitist or those seeking to enhance their knowledge of pastel and color.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Ellen Eagle, www.elleneagleportraits.com
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Anatomical Drawing with Roberto Osti"
October 28-29, 2017
 

The human body is one of the most fascinating and inspiring subjects an artist can depict, but because of its complexity it can also be very intimidating. Join Roberto Osti, artist, teacher and author of Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide to gain the confidence to understand and enjoy drawing the beautiful forms of the figure. Saturday will be devoted to study of the human form from a structural point of view: basic landmarks, essential volumes, and proportions and proportional relationships of body and its segments. Sunday will be dedicated to the study of the main muscle groups and aesthetic aspects they produce in the body. Each day will be divided into a lecture and then drawing from the model, with individual assistance from Mr. Osti.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Children's Book Illustration with David Wiesner"
November 11-12, 2017
 

Explore the visual language of picture books in this hands-on illustration workshop with Caldecott Medal-winning book creator, David Wiesner. Picture books are about how images work together, relate to each other, and convey information to create a whole that is greater than the individual elements. Learn how images move the reader through the book; how to create a compelling visual rhythm; how information and emotion are transmitted through the size, shape and number of images; and how design affects not only the look of the book, but the story elements as well. Drawing will be the primary focus of the class; a choice of stories will be available, but students may bring their own – original or public domain.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wiesner, www.davidwiesner.com
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


 

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