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Gouache: The Perfect Sketch Medium

Taught by CFA Faculty member, John Wellington. John has often referred to his favorite color sketch medium as "watercolor for those artists that make mistakes". Gouache, unlike watercolor, allows for buildup of white and light colors with the ability to work on colored and toned papers. In this way, the application process is similar to oil paint, but with a much less toxic medium. This six week class will focus on working from the model online, painting both quick and longer poses each week, along with demos and a weekly sharing of our work. There will be full review of materials on week one.

Working in gouache offers artists a great opportunity to work quickly in color, correct and adjust drawing, value and color, in an easy to use medium.

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SU20-IIP313.WELLINGTON
New York Academy of Art
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Wellington 7/15 - 8/19 We 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $300.00 View

Introduction to the Portrait

Learn to paint portraits with solid dimension and beautiful skin tones with CFA Faculty Manu Saluja. Portrait reference is provided to you in digital format to use for the duration of the course as you draw or paint in your home studio. Learn strategies for achieving proportion, light and shadow with specificity and nuance as it falls across the structure of the head - and how to handle oil paint to capture this effect. You’ll also learn important considerations when taking photographic reference for a painting and how working from reference photography differs from life. Clear instruction is given through YouTube demonstrations, weekly lectures and small group critiques via Zoom. Students can opt to draw and use their own photo reference upon approval of the instructor.

 Manu Saluja was the recent recipient of the prestigious National Portrait Gallery's BP Travel Award as part of the Portrait Award Exhibition. Watch her video HERE.

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SU20-IIP253.AM.SALUJA
New York Academy of Art
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Saluja 7/16 - 8/20 Th 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $275.00 View
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SU20-IIP253.FULL.SALUJA
New York Academy of Art
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Saluja 7/16 - 8/20 Th 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $480.00 View
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SU20-IIP253.PM.SALUJA
New York Academy of Art
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Saluja 7/16 - 8/20 Th 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $275.00 View

Landscape In Watercolor

This course examines the language and techniques of watercolor painting from Landscape. Students will paint using a variety of strategies derived from current and historical practice. This class focuses on a free watercolor approach. The goal is to transmit and exemplify what you see in nature to the paper, learning to simplify and avoid overworking, using the watercolor properties of causing accidents without losing control. This "spontaneous" method of applying watercolor paint is what gives life to the paintings of masters like John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Anders Zom, to list a few. Assignments include copying paintings of these masters, as well as self-directed tasks using pictures from the instructor and the students. Learning through step-by-step demonstrations: how to draw, color mix, use tonal values, control brushwork, and create a composition. The basics of watercolor must be understood to achieve its freshness. The instructor decodes this difficult medium in parts, to help the student learn to let the medium "paint itself". This course is excellent for beginner and intermediate artists who are looking to take their watercolor painting to the next level.

This class will give students the unique opportunity to look through Marcelo's eyes while he demonstrates, lectures, and answers questions in real-time from his studio. Marcelo will have one camera fixed on his painting and palette (right on his hands) and one camera on him as he works. Students will get closer than ever to Marcelo's process. After class, students will receive an exclusive video recording of Marcelo's demonstrations.

 

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SU20-IIP471.DALDOCE
New York Academy of Art
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Daldoce 7/15 - 8/19 We 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $265.00 View

Still Life Drawing & Painting

A class designed for beginner and intermediate level students, a perfect course for individuals who have taken Introduction to Drawing and Painting. Still Life Drawing and Painting will build upon the fundamentals of drawing and painting to refine student skill while expanding creative expression. Students will learn to accurately draw and paint still-life’s using a variety of techniques and materials as we progress from under drawing to full color oil painting.
Through this online course, students will take part in lectures, demonstrations, and be guided in pre-designed and student designed projects using methods such as reductive drawing, working on toned paper, direct and indirect painting. Group discussion and individual support is also deeply embedded in the class structure. The class will be instructed by utilizing various technologies, including Zoom, live virtual demos and real time virtual assistance on student projects, chat and email, among others.

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SU20-IIDP314.CROSS
New York Academy of Art
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Cross 7/13 - 8/17 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $265.00 View

Watercolor Painting

This course is designed for all levels, from beginners wishing to learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting to experienced painters looking to take their work to the next level. One-on-one instruction will be a staple of each class and other students can also learn from that individual guidance by listening and watching while they are working on their own painting. Well-timed demonstrations will be presented as needed for working in this lively medium.

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SU20-IIP403.WKD.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 7/12 - 8/16 Su 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $265.00 View
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SU20-IIP403.PM.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 7/13 - 8/17 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $265.00 View