Open Enrollment CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
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enlarge your world
Put Color in Your Life
Color swatches were executed to demonstrate
for students the perceptual effects of context.
Broaden your skill at mixing color and exploiting color relationships to give your pictures enhanced vitality. Your choice of 8 weeks at Wallingford Art Center, or 4 weeks at Fleisher Art Memorial.
Wallingford starts June 21
Fleisher begins July 13
(See listings far right.)
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Paint River & Stream
This new, condensed course will take you to parks, riverbanks and streams in the area. Learn to capture the effect of light and reflections on moving and still water.
Student painting on the bank of the Brandywine (left),
and skyline view from Heinz Wildlife Preserve (right).
(See PAFA at right)
Starts June 4
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Sketch-On-The-Go (1 day)
Painting by The Riverside
Figure Painting (10 weeks)
Beginning Painting (10 weeks)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
(intermediate and advanced)
9:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Capture the active life of the city and its rich architecture. An excellent workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sketch in public places or while traveling. Topics discussed and demonstrated include perspective, proportions, and figure gesture. Use pencil, ink, crayon, marker or watercolor. All levels welcome.
Edwin Bronstein brings a light-hearted atmosphere to his conception of the Love Sculpture.
painting by the riverside
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
June 4 - July 9
(no Class July 2)
Learn to use color and technique to capture the play of light over still and flowing water at nearby parks and waterfronts. You will also encounter the varied subject matter of rich foliage and watercraft at sites like Bartram’s Garden and the Brandywine River Museum. Instruction is geared to oil painting, but all media are welcome.
Mary Cody took on the challenge of water rapidly flowing along a streambed over rocks and debris.
9:30 - 4:00 P.M.
June 5 - August 14
(no class July 3)
Build your skills through logical sequenced lessons and projects as you paint the life model. Paint full-figure, head and torso studies in oil as you learn about basic anatomy, composition, proportion, balance, color, light and shadow through lecture and demonstration. Basic drawing experience recommended.
Aviva Reinfeld began with minimal experience, and progressively developed her skills to produce studies like this one.
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
June 3 - August 5
A thorough introduction to the methods and materials of oil painting for the novice and those with limited painting experience. Working from still life arrangements, learn to mix color and use light and shadow to model form. Instruction will cover basic painting techniques, use of tools, and selection of materials.
Rosemary Meyers applied the principles of chiaroscuro to solidly render an arrangement of objects.
Wallingford Art Center:
The Color of Paint (8 weeks)
Color for Oil & Acrylic Painters (4 weeks)
Step Into Figure Painting
Step Into Figure Drawing
Wallingford Community Arts Center
6:30 - 9:00 P.M.
June 21 - August 9
Good color is at the heart of good painting. This course investigates color mixing, color relationships, and optical color effects to make your pictures more compelling. Open to painters in oils, acrylics, water media and pastel.
Neeraj Sebastian plays a touch of warm color against the overall coolness of his subtle study.
Fleisher Art Memorial
color for oil and acrylic painters
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
July 13 - August 3
A condensed course for oil and acrylic painters that takes a look at color in practice. It examines color mixing methodologies, color perception, and color interactions through demonstrations and execution of small still-life paintings. Appropriate for beginners, and ideal for intermediate and advanced students.
Britt Dahlberg's pear painting is an excellent example of the powerful effect of complementary colors.
6:30 - 9:30 P.M.
July 13 - August 3
For those who want to refresh their skills or lack experience with the figure, Step Into Figure Painting provides the training and confidence to represent the human form with conviction. Begin by drawing from the live model. Then step into painting in black-and-white (like drawing), and next step forward into an increasingly broader palette of colors.
Eric Sorenson started off with a tonal study of the model, and later expanded to a full palette of colors.
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
This compressed and intensive 1-day workshop will help you easily step back into figure drawing if you haven’t done it for a while or if you’re brand new to it. Includes discussion of figure structure, proportions, and methods.
Manuel Covarrubias' frank portrait evidences the confident drawing skill he has acquired.