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Pre-College Saturday Studio Class: Oil Painting

$480

with Roger Chavez

Calendar Current session started Feb 3, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 10 weeks

No class March 30st

This class is for high-school students of all abilities and experience levels, from novices to veterans.

Explore the vibrant possibilities of oil painting and deepen your understanding of the two-dimensional visual language through time honored methods taught at PAFA.  

In this class you will learn about a variety of materials and techniques including painting supports, preparation of the historical and contemporary oil mediums, use of brushes and paint chemistry.  

Learning Objectives: 

Students will understand color mixing of prismatic hues and earth tone colors 

Students will be able to apply the systems of additive and subtractive color to their work 

Students will be able to apply a variety of taught oil painting techniques to subjects such as still-life, the cityscape, and nudes.  

Please bring all supplies on list by first day of class - note that supplies are not included in this course. 

Materials list for Oil Painting Saturday Studio Class

Family Arts Academy Workshops

Free
Calendar Next available session starts Mar 10, 2024 at 12 pm

Spend a Sunday afternoon making art and exploring the Museum. Bring the whole family to PAFA to enjoy free art workshops led by professional artists, learn new skills, and make an exciting art project.

Whatever shape your family takes, join us as we learn about, create, and celebrate art!

Young Artist Academy - Illustration and Comics

$265

with Mike Sienkiewicz

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

Hone your art making skills, focusing on a variety of illustration techniques. The class will embrace out-of-the-box thinking and experimentation with traditional and innovative media, while improving your drawing techniques and discovering the ins and outs of character development, comics creation, poster design, cartooning, and a host of other options within the world of illustration.  

Supplies will be provided

SPRING FESTIVAL

Free
Calendar Next available session starts Apr 28, 2024 at 1 pm

Join us in celebration of another year of art making at PAFA, with music, food, performances, art-making station, and a raffle for a FREE Summer Art Camp.

Camp I-1. Artist Garden. Ages 5-6

$400
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Get inspired by the “Artists as Cultivators” exhibition and create your own artistic garden where anything can grow; you only have to imagine it!     

Camp II-1: Sculptural Creations. Ages 7-8

$400
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
Get creative with surprising tools and materials as well as traditional methods of sculpture! Learn cool sculpting tips and tricks to help you make your best, most exciting, 3-D projects.    

Camp III-1: Intro To Drawing. Ages 9-11

$400
Calendar Next session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Turn your doodles into artworks! Learn to draw human figures, animals and nature, creating scenes from both observation and imagination.    

Full Course

Camp IV-1: Art Foundations. Ages 12-14

$400
Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Develop your foundational skills in traditional art-making methods and explore some experimental techniques, while strengthening and diversifying your skills and use of materials.     





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