Summer 2013 Master Classes
June 7, 8 & 9, 2013
Immerse yourself in a three-day intensive with critically acclaimed painter, Stuart Shils. Painting outdoors in the city, the class will examine crucial aspects of the direct visual encounter, emphasizing discriminating observation, perceptual hierarchy and a deeper understanding of color and drawing. For Intermediate/Advanced Painters.
Stuart Shils, Street in Mt. Airy (detail).
June 14 - 17
PAFA and Anna Rhodes join together to create an extraordinary experience! An Artists’ Retreat is an in-depth, concentrated art course designed to encourage confident creativity. Gain a solid understanding of how to develop an image or idea, and learn to combine the skills, intuition and freedom needed to create unique works that reflect individual vision. Each day in the studio is enhanced by demonstrations focused on color mixing, application, layering techniques, composition, individual and group discussion and films. The Retreat includes Friday night at the Barnes Foundation, celebration dinner at Water Works Restaurant and optional catered buffet lunch in the studio.
June 17 - 21, 2013
PAFA faculty and Florence Academy alumni Carolyn Pyfrom and Peter van Dyck present useful strategies for drawing and painting the figure at any level of practice. Investigate basic and perennially elusive elements of figure drawing such as gesture, proportion, perspective, and value organization. This workshop seeks to make working from the figure enjoyable and accessible to anyone.
June 22 & 23, 2013
Don't miss this opportunity to study with Juliette Aristides, Director of The Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle and the author of Classical Drawing Atelier, Classical Painting Atelier and the forthcoming Classical Drawing Handbook. Using the 19th-century beaux arts curriculum, learn the skills to accurately and confidently draw the human figure. Gain from a demonstration of the entire drawing process, as well as discussions and opportunity to practice.
Juliette Aristides: Observations will be on exhibit at the Reading Public Museum later this summer.
Juliette Aristides, Sleep, 2006, Charcoal heightened with white on toned paper, 21 x 16 inches.
July 13 & 14, 2013
Cultivate the perceptual tools of rapid visual summation and notation with acclaimed artist, Stuart Shils. Working in Old City Philadelphia, learn to see the ordinary as visually extraordinary, and translate that awareness into drawing. Understand the interior structure of the “perceptual moment” through questions of what to look at, how to look and with what expectations, and how to draw at different times for different needs.
Just added! FREE Public Lecture with Stuart Shils:
Condé Nast Vacation or a Bagel at the Corner: Beginning With the Ordinary and Taking Closer Notice of What's Right Before Our Eyes
Friday, July 12
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Auditiorium/Historic Landmark Building
Coming this Fall!
Master Class with Vincent Desiderio
October - TBA
Draw and paint the figure with this renowned contemporary realist painter. Versed in art history and traditional technique, Desiderio creates elaborate canvases replete with meticulous detail, dramatic lighting and sweeping emotion, stimulating both the eye and the intellect.
Vincent Desiderio, Cockaigne, 1993-2003, oil on canvas, 112 1/8 x 153 3/8 inches. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Gift of Randolph P. Lerner, 2004. Accession number 04.19.
Still Landscape Workshop with David Brewster
November 2 & 3, 2013
Vermont-based alla prima painter David Brewster executes his theatrical interiors and landscapes in one swift pass, with the graphic urgency of improvisational response informing the energy of the mark. Be energized and inspired in this two-day class! Held in conjunction with the exhibition: David Brewster in the PAFA Alumni Sales Gallery, September 21 - December 1.
David Brewster, See-Through Farmhouse, 2012, oil on Mi-Teintes, 40 x 48 in.
Color Workshop with Elizabeth Osborne
December 7 & 8, 2013
Elizabeth Osborne, longtime PAFA faculty member and alum, is known as a gifted colorist and virtuoso of oil and aqueous media. Learn to use color to create form and articulate space with this renowned artist.
Elizabeth Osborne, Still Life with City Hall Tower, 1981, intaglio on paper, 17 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter, 2011.1.290b. Copyright ©1981 Elizabeth Osborne.
Coming in Spring 2014 - Watch for Details!