Learning is a life-long endeavor, and often the workplace requires you to be flexible or maintain specific in-demand skills. Pratt School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) certificates and programs provide a firm grounding in basic elements through advanced techniques.
Pratt SCPS is dedicated to offering qualified programs and courses at the best value. Whether students are interested in preparing for college or building a professional portfolio, SCPS has the faculty and advisors to help students plan their program wisely.
For more information and to register, visit pratt.edu/pro-certificate-programs.
Fine Art workshops are available in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Drawing workshops include:
Drawing by Sight
Giovanni Battista Piranesi didn’t use Photoshop, nor Illustrator—Learn to “see” space in this exciting debut course that offers an exciting opportunity to learn how to translate ‘natural views’ into drawing. Utilize drawing techniques demonstrated in a classroom lecture prior to venturing out into New York City for onsite sessions. Explore seeing space using three main techniques: pencil/graphite, pen-and-ink, and watercolor. This workshop will be instructed by Roy Pachecano, Aia, Msred at the Pratt Manhattan Center.
This workshop will be held May 13 to 23 from 9 am-1:30 pm at the Pratt Manhattan Center. Register
Draw the Face of the Buddha
Learn to draw the face of the Buddha according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition the way it has been done for centuries.
Receive an overall introduction to the art of Tibetan thangka painting (traditional Buddhist scroll paintings) with a visit to the Rubin museum. Engage in a focused meditation, and a hear a brief lecture on the traditions and symbolism related to Tibetan art.
Carmen Mensink, an internationally renowned painter of thangkas, will guide you to draw your own portrait of the Buddha. The workshop is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no previous drawing experience.
This workshop will be held May 23 from 6:03-9:30 pm at the Pratt Manhattan Center. Register
View the full list of Fine Art Certificate Programs available this season at Pratt SCPS.
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