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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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F18-D302.BERGE Berge 9/20 - 12/13 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $465.00 View

Academic Figure and Portrait Painting

Eliminate the guesswork and trial-and-error approach to painting with the structured methods presented in this course. Classes will focus on practical academic figure and portrait painting methods from life. Simple methods for ascertaining proper proportions, drawing and shading, transferring, and painting development will be thoroughly discussed and demonstrated. Students are presented with a clear and organized system of mixing and applying accurate flesh tones by using a traditional structured palette.

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F18-P401.TIMMONS Timmons 9/17 - 12/3 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $540.00 View

Contemporary Portrait Painting

This class will explore the cannon of portraiture through the eyes of the artist today, with a special focus on compositional drama, boldness in design shape and palette choice, the harmony of neutrals and the sophistication of brushstroke. This class will teach students practical methods for mastering the construction and anatomical proportions of the head and will familiarize students with techniques for realistically interpreting value and chroma. Through class demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and lectures on topics such as color theory and palette history of the contemporary masters, students will come away with a deep understanding of how to paint a realistic portrait from life.

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F18.P252.TIMMONS Timmons 9/19 - 12/12 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $540.00 View

Figurative/Narrative Drawing

Jerins' fun and creative approach to the figure presents an exciting Thursday evening. Students will learn to use dramatic lighting, unorthodox poses, and the complexities of the figure to tell a story through a work of art. Jerins explains the process of art making in a very simple and accessible way. The work done in the class reinforces the student’s personal creative and narrative work. Students are encouraged to bring in outside work of their own to develop in the class.


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F18-D403.JERINS Jerins 9/20 - 12/13 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $540.00 View

Human Anatomy: Constructing an Ecorché

Students will learn the anatomy and structure of the human figure by constructing an ecorché  [anatomical figure].  Each student will build a skeleton from plasteline on a specially designed 24” armature [supplies included in the materials fee] then add, region by region, the muscles, tendons and other structures. This three dimensional approach to the figure is the most successful method for understanding the complex relationships among the forms of the body, whether you study painting, drawing or sculpture.

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F18-A422.KLASS Klass 9/20 - 12/13 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $545.00 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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F18-DP301.CHEANEY Cheaney 9/18 - 12/4 Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $465.00 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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F18-DP2017.OPIRHORY Opirhory 9/15 - 12/8 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $545.00 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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F18-P202.PM.RUNDQUIST Rundquist 9/19 - 12/5 We 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $465.00 View
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F18-P202.FULL.RUNDQUIST Rundquist 9/19 - 12/12 We 02:00 PM - 09:30 PM $915.00 View
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F18-P202.EVE.RUNDQUIST Rundquist 9/19 - 12/12 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $465.00 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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F18-P421.HUGHES Hughes 9/21 - 12/14 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $465.00 View

Sculpting the Figure

Taught by a professor of sculpture and anatomy in the Academy's graduate school, 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.

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F18-S406.WKND.EARDLEY Eardley 9/15 - 12/8 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $620.00 View
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F18.S406.EVE.EARDLEY Eardley 9/19 - 12/12 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $620.00 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 learn how to cause accidents without losing control, allowing the medium express itself and create images that are 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 live model, students will be guided through a series of exercises, beginning with a series of quick gestural studies and progressing to longer paintings. All levels of experience are welcome!

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F18-P415.DALDOCE Daldoce 9/19 - 12/12 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $540.00 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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F18-P403.WKND.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 9/16 - 12/9 Su 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $465.00 View
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F18-P403.FULL.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 9/17 - 12/3 Mo 02:00 PM - 09:30 PM $915.00 View
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F18-P403.PM.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 9/17 - 12/3 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $465.00 View
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F18-P403.EVE.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 9/17 - 12/3 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $465.00 View