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PAFA Continuing Education Classes
PT 605CM | Plein Air Painting In Cape May
Sun, Thu, Fri, and Sat for 1 weekend
Join Joe Sweeney for a plein air painting retreat in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Experience small-town hospitality while painting Cape May Point, the Cove with sweeping vistas, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Class includes tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light at a particular time of day, and setting up a landscape palette. Morning and evening painting times will leave the afternoons free to relax on the beach—the perfect artist’s getaway! Instruction geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome.
PT 608EO | Painting with Open Acrylics
Thursday for 10 weeks
New slow-drying technology gives acrylic paint the workability and extended drying time of oil, but without the odor and need for solvents. Learn everything you need to know about this versatile painting medium while working directly from still life and figure/portrait model arrangements. Topics will include creating a strong composition, making color studies, capturing the effects of light, how to use painting mediums, and painting technique. Ideal for all levels, especially beginning painters. Basic drawing experience required.
PT 748EB | The Pennsylvania Landscape Tradition: New Hope
Wednesday for 6 weeks
Learn the essentials of landscape painting in the New Hope/Lambertville 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.
Wayne Art Center
FA19.289.M | Aqueous Media Pastel & Oil Painting
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Working from still life set-ups, learn the various techniques of aqueous media used for creating light, structure, texture, transparency and opacity. While the focus of the class is water-based acrylics, students are welcome to work in pastels or oil if they prefer. Instructor demonstrations and group discussion, as well as individual attention, provided during each class session.