Pre-College Virtual Course: Landscape Painting

Grades 9 – 12
Studio Art, Art Making, Painting, Portfolio Development

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting!

About the Course:

Explore the exciting and challenging practice of landscape painting! Come study the Thaw Collection using high resolution images and make use of the timeless practice of learning from paintings. Using Canvas as an online platform to provide assignments, regular instructor feedback and lectures via Zoom, students will be able to concentrate, study and copy the landscape paintings in the collection to develop tactics for depicting foliage, trees, mountains, atmosphere, clouds and bring the awareness of the historical and revolutionary importance of these landscape paintings and their authors. Students then take their skills outdoors to paint the nearby landscape in the open air!
Engaging studio art courses include training and mentorship by PAFA faculty, with demonstrations, discussion, small group sessions and one-on-one guidance using videoconferencing, learning management system, and off-screen creativity.
Students can earn 1.0 college while exploring their artistic passion.

Expected Outcomes:

Students reach the next level of artistic skill and develop outstanding pieces for their portfolio.
Studio Art, Art Making, Painting, Portfolio Development
High School (Grades 9-12)
6 – 25 Students
June 21 – 25, 2021
Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

About the Educator: Roger Chavez

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) is the first and oldest museum and art school in the United States. It offers undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, pre-college, and youth and family programs for artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels who want to learn about and make art.

About the Educator: Alexis Jennings

Roger Chavez is a painter currently living and working in Philadelphia. Chavez places his practice as a form of philosophical investigation by beginning with his subject matter as a point of departure.
He regularly exhibits in the Philadelphia region and has shown work in New York and Washington, D.C. Exhibition venues have included the Berman Museum of Art, the Woodmere Art Museum, Gross McCleaf Gallery, J. Cacciola gallery, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Kroiz Gallery and Fox Gallery.
Chavez has been a recipient of numerous awards including the Lewis S. Ware Traveling Scholarship, a scholarship at the Vermont Studio Center and a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He has taught at numerous schools including the Maryland College of Art and Design, Manyunk Art Center, and Ursinus College, and has served as a visiting critic at the University of Chicago.
Chavez teaches Drawing and Painting in the Continuing Education program.
All teachers are experienced art educators and professional artists, typically with the terminal degree of MFA. They serve as faculty in PAFA’s College and/or Continuing Education Program.