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Academic Drawing: The Bargue Method

Participants in this class will learn to draw using traditional Academic techniques. The elegant lessons of the late nineteenth century Cours de Dessin or “Drawing Course” of Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome will be used to train the eye to see accurately and to provide a solid foundation for the creation of highly rendered drawings.  Bargue’s approach to studying drawing has proven particularly effective in giving users the skills to develop their work in a clear, logical, and systematic way.

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F19-D302.BERGE
New York Academy of Art
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Berge 9/19 - 12/12 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $515.00 View

Contemporary Classical Figure Drawing: Light, Form & Movement

This exciting new class focuses on accurately rendering the figure in space and the poetry of classical drawing. Instruction focuses on expanding each student’s understanding of classical life drawing; exploring concepts that have been passed down throughout history and are continuously utilized and re-discovered by realist artists today. We’ll observe the fall of light on form as a guide through which to clarify our vision and understanding of interrelated forms and movements of the figure. We will address gesture, proportion, perspective within the figure and the modeling of light and shadow.

 Designed for all levels of experience, the instruction supports those who are new to drawing while challenging more advanced artists.

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F19-D488.BAGLIO
New York Academy of Art
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Baglio 9/17 - 12/3 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $590.00 View

Demystifying Portrait Painting

If you have ever felt stuck or wondered "How should I start? How do I move forward on this painting?", this is the class that will help you.  We will cover exactly how to progress from start to finish and answer any questions that arise.  Following an organize and clear procedure is an essential part of painting.  The objective of the course is to learn a logical, step-by-step process to painting, with emphasis on the portrait.  Topics covered include the Two-Value Statement, Head Construction/Perspective, Light Logic, Color Theory, and materials for painting. Each session begins with a 20 minute lecture/demonstration, followed by one-on-one feedback about each student's painting.  Valuable for any skill level.

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F19-P488.BARKER-HILL
New York Academy of Art
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Barker-Hill 9/19 - 12/12 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $590.00 View

Human Anatomy: Constructing a Head Écorché

Through construction of a head ecorche we explore the anatomy and structure of the head, neck and facial features. Working with human skulls as a model, we sculpt a life-size skull in plasteline on a wire armature. We then create the mouth, eye, nose and ear.  Finally facial muscles and some neck and throat muscles are added. The instructor places most of the emphasis on the shape of the bones and the features of the mouth, eye, nose and ear.

Clay and armature included.

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F19-A423.KLASS
New York Academy of Art
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Klass 9/19 - 12/12 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $595.00 View

Intermediate Drawing and Painting

This class is intended for those who have taken a foundation course and would like to develop their skills further. Students will learn how to transition from drawing into an oil painting. Through a series of projects, we will work from prints of master works (supplied by teacher) and explore how to apply principles of drawing, light and color mixing. Each class begins with a demonstration or lecture followed by one-on-one instruction. This class is intended for those who have taken a foundation course and would like to develop their skills further.

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F19-DP301.CHEANEY
New York Academy of Art
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Cheaney 9/17 - 12/3 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $515.00 View

Introduction to Drawing & Painting

This is a beginning class in drawing and painting designed for those with little or no artistic training. Weekly exercises will train students to master foundational skills needed to continue to more advanced courses. Exercises include value scales, sighting, construction, and still life. Classes begin with demonstrations of the exercises followed by one-on-one instruction. Students will also be given optional "homework" assignments to expand on the material presented in class. All materials included. 

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F19-DP207.OPIRHORY
New York Academy of Art
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Opirhory 9/14 - 12/7 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $595.00 View
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F19-DP201.CROSS
New York Academy of Art
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Cross 9/16 - 12/2 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $595.00 View

Power of the Underpainting

Through a series of projects, students will become familiar with creating an underpainting using a wipe out technique. They will begin to learn how setting up the painting in this way allows the artist to freely adjust the drawing and composition, whilst rapidly establishing tonality, form and temperature in the initial stages. The students will then begin to introduce color through a range of glazes and direct painting techniques, witnessing how the underpainting assists the process and energizes the final painting. In addition to the practical component, we will also discuss the importance of the underpainting in art history and how this can be useful in contemporary representational work.

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F19-P421.HUGHES
New York Academy of Art
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Hughes 9/20 - 12/13 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $515.00 View

Sculpting the Figure

Taught by MFA Sculpture and Anatomy Faculty Cynthia Eardley, this course offers instruction to students of all levels in modeling the human form. Working from the live model, students will sculpt a standing, seated, or reclining figure or a portrait head. Both water-based and oil-based clay will be provided, as well as armatures, as needed. Students using water-based clay can have their completed sculptures fired in the school kiln.

Clay and armatures are included.

Note: This course will be co-taught by Jesse Wayne Lord Johnson

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F19-S406.WKND.EARDLEY
New York Academy of Art
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Eardley 9/14 - 12/7 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $670.00 View
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F19-S406.EARDLEY
New York Academy of Art
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Eardley 9/18 - 12/11 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $670.00 View

Still Life Painting: Beautiful Remnants

This course aims to teach beginning and intermediate artists the basics of still life painting through traditional techniques and the examination of the history of still life.  Special emphasis and discussion will be placed on still life examples found in local museums so they can be experienced directly.  Students will learn the basics of composition, measuring and proportion, tonal structure, color development, and the basics of indirect techniques (glazing and scumbling). Through the use of traditional technique, students will develop paintings that reflect their vision in this long-standing and vital genre.

 

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F19-P699.YORK
New York Academy of Art
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York 9/18 - 12/11 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $515.00 View

The Figure In Watercolor

 As a medium that allows only a few corrections, the basis of watercolor must be understood. Students will learn the medium’s behavior on wet and dry paper and how to cause accidents without losing control, allowing the medium express itself and create images that feel alive. The goal is to win trust and obtain definitive results in this technique. There will be daily lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and one-on-one guidance to find each student’s own style. Working from the model, students will be guided through a series of exercises, beginning with a series of quick gestural studies and progressing to longer paintings.

A variety of topics about the figure, anatomy, life drawing & painting, nudes & portraits. Including how to create flesh tones & shadows, while reserving white from the paper.

All levels of experience are welcome!

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F19-P414.DALDOCE
New York Academy of Art
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Daldoce 9/25 - 12/18 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $590.00 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.

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F19-P403.WKND.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 9/15 - 12/8 Su 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View
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F19-P403.FULL.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 9/16 - 12/2 Mo 02:00 PM - 09:30 PM $915.00 View
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F19-P403.PM.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 9/16 - 12/2 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $515.00 View
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F19-P403.EVE.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 9/16 - 12/2 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $515.00 View