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Figure Atelier

This class focuses on practical and historical figure-drawing and painting methods. A clear process for ascertaining proper proportions, establishing anatomical accuracy, and modeling form in light and shadow will be thoroughly discussed. The class is designed to eliminate guesswork and trial-and-error in painting and drawing, and is suited to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. The model will take a sustained pose, allowing students to create a more finished work. Students are welcome to either draw or paint in the class.

Beginner to Advanced

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SP20-P402.AM.ARMETTA
New York Academy of Art
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Armetta 1/27 - 4/20 Mo 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $590.00 View
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SP20-P402.FULL.ARMETTA
New York Academy of Art
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Armetta 1/27 - 4/20 Mo 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $1,065.00 View
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SP20-P402.PM.ARMETTA
New York Academy of Art
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Armetta 1/27 - 4/20 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $590.00 View

Indirect Painting

This class has been designed to remove some of the mystery of the almost magical techniques of the European Masters. Painting from the model, students will learn how to develop a grisaille (a monochromatic under-painting), and then add semi-opaque layers of color and transparent glazes to realize an almost inner glow when painting flesh.

Demonstrations by John Wellington will include advanced blending techniques, glazing, rendering forms in light and shadow, applications of warm and cool layers of color to give depth to flesh, and how to balance both perceptive and conceptual skills when painting from life. Although not an “artist’s materials,” class there will be a thorough review of brushes, paints, media, linens, wood, aluminum, and copper prepared panels. There will be two six-week poses with the live model.

Beginner to Advanced

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SP20-P404.PM.WELLINGTON
New York Academy of Art
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Wellington 1/29 - 4/22 We 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $590.00 View

Introduction to the Portrait

Learn to paint portraits with solid dimension and beautiful skin tones in this introductory class on portrait painting. Working from a live model students will progress from drawing to painting, learning to see 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. Clear instruction is given through lectures, demonstrations, and one-on-one guidance. Students will learn universal skills and principles needed when painting any subject.

Beginner to Advanced

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SP20-P253.AM.SALUJA
New York Academy of Art
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Saluja 1/30 - 4/23 Th 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $590.00 View
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SP20-P253.FULL.SALUJA
New York Academy of Art
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Saluja 1/30 - 4/23 Th 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $1,065.00 View
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SP20-P253.PM.SALUJA
New York Academy of Art
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Saluja 1/30 - 4/23 Th 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $590.00 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 practices. The class focuses on a free watercolor approach, transmitting and exemplifying what is seen in nature to the paper, learning to simplify and avoid overworking, using the properties of watercolor properties of causing accidents without losing control.

Students will learn 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, to help the student learn to let the medium "paint itself.”
This "spontaneous" method of applying watercolor paint is what gives life to the paintings of artists like John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, to name just a few. Projects include self-directed assignments and instructed classroom assignments using pictures provided by the instructor and from the students.
By the beginning of spring, classes might be outdoors in exuberant locations of New York.

Beginner to Advanced

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SP20-P471.DALDOCE
New York Academy of Art
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Daldoce 1/29 - 4/22 We 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View

Master Copying Class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exciting class provides students with the unique opportunity to copy paintings and sculptures directly from originals in the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Utilizing the Met's collection as a primary source of inspiration, students will engage in a deep dialogue with artists and artworks of the past while developing intensive technical study and problem solving skills. This long established practice has been crucial in the education of many of the greatest painters in history as they developed their technique and formed their styles. As participants are guided through the steps of painting or sculpting to recreate a masterpiece with all its colors and effects, we will aim to unveil the secrets of the old masters at one of the world's most amazing museums!

NOTE: There will be an orientation held on Wednesday February 19th, followed by eight copying sessions held on Tuesdays.There will be a culminating exhibition event on Friday April 24th at the Met Uris Center that copyists are encouraged, but not required, to attend.

As per request from the Met and in order to expedite the process, participants must submit the copying request form at the time of registration or soon after. Please find attached copying request form and class documents below.

Intermediate to Advanced

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SP20-P22.BRANDAO
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Brandao 2/19 - 4/21 Tu 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM $760.00 View

Painting: Color, Clarity and Composition

Direct painting relies on a keen observation of the clarity of form, chroma, and value as the foundations for the luscious application of paint we often strive for. This course will help you achieve that vivid, desirable effect by developing your drawing and painting skills while focusing on composition, color theory, and use of materials which will broaden your understanding of how to create a successful painting from beginning to end. In this class, students may choose between a still life, landscape, or figure/portrait reference which the instructor will help them translate and bring to life. Participants will be guided by a series of demonstrations throughout the semester and will receive ample one-on-one tuition to help clarify the complexities of color relationships, textures, and line to produce one finished piece. 

Intermediate to Advanced

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SP20-P202.RUNDQUIST
New York Academy of Art
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Rundquist 1/29 - 4/22 We 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View

Still Life Drawing & Painting

Students will learn to accurately draw and paint a still life using multiple techniques and materials. Focus will be placed on perspective, drawing accuracy, and color in order to create depth and build form. The class is well suited for the beginning to the intermediate student looking to build skills or those interested in creating a portfolio. Material will be presented through lectures and demonstrations followed by one-on-one instruction. 

Beginner to Advanced

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SP20-DP314.CROSS
New York Academy of Art
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Cross 1/27 - 4/20 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 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. A series of demonstrations will be conducted to introduce the foundational skills needed for working in this lively medium. Additionally, Ms. Fukushima will bring in samples of her work and discuss the process she employs when creating her award-winning body of work.

Beginner to Advanced

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SP20-P403.WKND.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 1/26 - 4/26 Su 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View
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SP20-P403.FULL.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 1/27 - 4/20 Mo 02:00 PM - 09:30 PM $915.00 View
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SP20-P403.PM.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 1/27 - 4/20 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View
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SP20-P403.EVE.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 1/27 - 4/20 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $515.00 View