Classes and Workshops

Master Class with Stuart Shils: Voyages Through Perceptual History (May 1, 2 & 3) 

There are a limited number of openings still available.  Contact the PAFA CE office to register.

shils workshopLed by renowned painter and PAFA alum, Stuart Shils, this workshop will examine the foundation structure of painting from Giotto to David Hockney.  Working in the studio from reproductions including historical and 20th century masters, move through a closely guided series of fascinating drawing and painting exercises to understand that abstraction – composition with color and shape – is THE foundation, the great engine behind all painting.  Significant emphasis will also be placed on drawing interpretively and inventively.  This is NOT a “copy” class, replicating the superficial appearance of paintings, but rather, going deeper to see what they are made of and

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Paint Bermuda with Joseph Sweeney

Spanish Point

Spanish Point

  • Location St.George’s Bermuda (Meeting in the Town Square)
    Master Classes
  • Five Days, Monday through Fridays from 05/18/2015 to 05/22/2015
    8 a.m.12 noon – Brake – resume 4 to 8 p.m

Join PAFA faculty Joe Sweeney and Bermudian watercolorist Jill Amos Raine for a plein air painting class in beautiful St. George’s Bermuda. Learn to paint efficiently out-of-doors with tips on choosing a prime location, reading the weather and light, and setting up a seascape palette. Featuring demonstrations and lectures on painting surfaces, materials, mediums, compositional drawing and color studies. All media welcome, including oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor. Daily painting times will be broken up to utilize morning and evening light. Take advantage of the afternoon break to explore the picturesque surroundings or relax on the beach! Includes a visit to the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in Paget to view works by Charles Demuth, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and many others who made the Bermuda pilgrimage.

Register by: April 17 (no refunds after this date)

Students are responsible for their own airfare and accomodation. For more information, contact Joe Sweeney

Tuition: Non-Credit $695

To register go to:–4637/facid–4652/