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Contemporary Classical Figure Drawing

This six-week course aims to introduce students to techniques and styles of classical figure drawing, with a focus on the nature of shadows as they pertain to modeling the forms of the human figure.  We will draw weekly from a live model via Zoom, focusing on one or two long-poses, as well as devote one week to drawing from the works of the Old Masters. Each week will begin with a lecture, and students will have the opportunity to practice new techniques and develop their ongoing drawings during and after a demonstration by the instructor. This will be followed by individual critiques. The online nature of this course provides the rare opportunity for students to follow the instructor demonstration while drawing from the same perspective. Class content will be tailored to the specific group of students.

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SU20-D488.BAGLIO
New York Academy of Art
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Baglio 5/26 - 6/30 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $300.00 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 organized 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. We will work from master paintings, high resolution photos of models, or personal photographs selected by the student.  The class consists of lectures, demonstration videos, and one-on-one critiques via Zoom.  Valuable for any skill level.  

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SU20-P488.BARKER-HILL
New York Academy of Art
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Barker-Hill 5/28 - 7/2 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $280.00 View

Intermediate Drawing into 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. Through email, the instructor will supply all prints of master works, lecture notes and give additional feedback (once per week).  Optional homework and outside reading will be assigned so students may work independently to reinforce the concepts from class.

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SU20-DP301.CHEANEY
New York Academy of Art
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Cheaney 5/26 - 6/30 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $265.00 View

Introduction to Drawing

This is a beginner’s course in drawing designed for those with little or no artistic training. The material will be presented sequentially through a series of lessons that will train the beginning student to  “see” and translate the world around you. Through this online course, students will take part in lectures, demonstrations, and be guided in various projects focusing on topics such as value judgment, turning form, creating depth, accurate proportion, and angular construction as students progress from fundamental drawing to drawing a volumetric still life. 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.

Sessions:
Week 1: Introduction, value scale, geometric solids, perspective
Week 2: Sphere drawing
Week 3: Introduction to the Bargue method / ear exercise
Week 4: Bargue method applied to sculpture
Week 5: Still life 
Week 6: Still life Completion

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SU20-D207.CROSS
New York Academy of Art
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Cross 6/1 - 7/6 Mo 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $265.00 View

Sculpting the Figure

In this online course, students will be sculpting an actual size self-portrait in clay, beginning with an anatomically correct block-in of the primary and secondary volumes of the head, and advancing to a more specific likeness of oneself, through meticulous observation and measuring techniques. Important proportions of the skull, major planar structure, boney landmarks, and superficial anatomy will be discussed by the instructor. The use of mirrors, photo reference and calliper measurements will enable the student to develop block-in structure to an accurate representation of themselves in three dimension.
Weekly lectures and demonstrations, as well as individual and group 
critiques will be supplemented by the video portion of the course. Students will be expected to complete their work outside of class time, working along with pre-recorded videos by the instructor.

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SU20-S406.WHITE
New York Academy of Art
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White 5/27 - 7/1 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $265.00 View

Still Life Painting: Beautiful Remnants

Using techniques derived from the Dutch tradition, students will assemble and paint a still life with a weekly emphasis on a different component.  Daily lectures, demonstrations, videos, and group critiques will help guide students to understanding the foundations of not only still life, but representational oil painting in general. Particular focus will be on using composition and light to describe a variety of objects within the painting while creating a balance between compositional harmony and distincition between the elements.

 

 

 

Sessions:
Week 1: The Imprimatura and the egg.
Week 2: The touch, the feel. (Fabric and Plush)
Week 3: The natural world (painting flora, Fauna, and bone)
Week 4: Reflections of our surroundings. (Painting metal)
Week 5: In the interest of full transparency. (Painting Glass)
Week 6: Finishing touches (Glazes, Velaturas, highlights, and more!)

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SU20-P699.YORK
New York Academy of Art
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York 5/28 - 7/2 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $265.00 View

The Figure In Watercolor

This course examines the language and techniques of watercolor painting from the figure. Students will paint using a variety of strategies derived from current and historical practice. 
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 to express itself and create images that are alive. A variety of topics covered include: life drawing & painting, nudes & portrait, flesh tones, reserving white from the paper, volume and color theory. The purpose is to build three-dimensionality from a flat surface, providing life to the human form.

Students will learn from cast figures, nudes from old masters paintings, self-portraits, and zoom live models. We will be working through a series of activities, beginning with a series of quick gestural studies and progressing to longer paintings. There will be daily lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and one-on-one guidance to find each student's style.The goal is to win the confidence and obtain definitive results in this unforgiven technique.
After class, students will receive an exclusive video recording of the demonstrations.

Click HERE  to view one of Marcelo's demos.

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SU20-P414.DALDOCE
New York Academy of Art
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Daldoce 5/27 - 7/1 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $280.00 View