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Museum Education at PAFA

Pre-College: Painting I : Still Life and Portrait. No class July 4th

with Alyssa Khalifa


Explore the vibrant possibilities of oil painting through PAFA’s time-honored methods. While focusing on still life and portraits, this class will introduce the method of direct painting of live models. Fledgling artists examine the proportions, placement, structure, and characteristics of both live models and still-life objects. They will develop color using a limited palette to understand how to use chroma, temperature, value, tint, and tone. This class will address materials, composition, paint handling, and color mixing, blending, and theory. Live model fee is included in the tuition.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.

A materials list will be emailed to registered students two weeks before class and made available on PAFA's website.

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  • Summer Intensive 2024: Jul 1 - 5th, 2024
    Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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