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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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SP19-P402.AM.ARMETTA Armetta 1/28 - 4/22 Mo 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $590.00 View
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SP19-P402.FULL.ARMETTA Armetta 1/28 - 4/22 Mo 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $1,065.00 View
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SP19-P402.PM.ARMETTA Armetta 1/28 - 4/22 Mo 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.

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SP19-P253.AM.SALUJA Saluja 1/31 - 4/25 Th 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $590.00 View
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SP19-P253.FULL.SALUJA Saluja 1/31 - 4/25 Th 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $1,065.00 View
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SP19-P253.PM.SALUJA Saluja 1/31 - 4/25 Th 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $590.00 View

Landscape In Watercolor

This class focuses on a free watercolor approach, similar to that of John S. Sargent's style. The goal is to transmit and exemplify what you see in nature to the paper in front of you, learning to simplify and avoid overworking, using the watercolor properties of causing accidents without losing control.


Students will be guided through step-by-step demonstrations: showing how to draw, color mix, use tonal values, control brushwork, and create composition. In order to achieve its freshness, the basics of watercolor must be understood. The instructor decodes this difficult medium in parts, to help the student learn to let the medium "paint itself".

Classes begin in the studio, and end in Plein Air in exuberant outdoor locations of New York. This course is great for beginner and intermediate artists who are looking to take their watercolor painting to the next level.

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SP19-P471.DALDOCE Daldoce 1/30 - 4/24 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 13th, followed by eight copying sessions held on Tuesdays.There will be an exhibition event from 4-6pm on April 19th that copyists are encouraged, but not required, to attend.

Intermediate to Advanced



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SP19-P.22.BRANDAO Brandao 2/13 - 4/9 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. 

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SP19-P202.AM.RUNDQUIST Rundquist 1/30 - 4/24 We 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $515.00 View
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SP19-P202.FULL.RUNDQUIST Rundquist 1/30 - 4/24 We 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $915.00 View
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SP19-P202.PM.RUNDQUIST Rundquist 1/30 - 4/24 We 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View

Vermeer's Officer and Laughing Girl: An Exploration Into The Techniques of a Painting

Taught by John Wellington and held at The New York Academy of Art, for twelve weeks students will have the pleasure of copying one of the great masterpieces by Vermeer “Officer and Laughing Girl”.

“Officer and Laughing Girl” is a stunning example for studying composition, painting diffused light, and beginning to understand some of the techniques that Vermeer used to create his numerous masterpieces.

Copying iconic paintings is a way not only to learn, but to enter the "eyes and hands" of another artist, and begin to experience their process. The added bonus is it leaves the copyist with a favorite painting to own!

Students are encouraged to visit the painting which is on display at The Frick Collection!

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SP19-P405.WELLINGTON Wellington 1/30 - 4/24 We 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $555.00 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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SP19-P403.WKND.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 1/27 - 4/28 Su 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View
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SP19-P403.PM.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 1/28 - 4/22 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View
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SP19-P403.FULL.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 1/28 - 4/22 Mo 02:00 PM - 09:30 PM $915.00 View
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SP19-P403.EVE.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 1/28 - 4/22 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $515.00 View