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Alla Prima Painting: Features and Faces

This twelve week course will include 3, 4-week portrait poses emphasizing quick portrait painting. In addition to painting the model for three weeks, with each new model we will discuss a new specific feature, such as the eye, and make a small painting of it. Discussion and instruction will center around 5 principle concepts: Color Tiling, The Wig-Makers Block, 4-6 Color Value Notan, Structural Symmetry, and the Interconnection of Angles and Plumb Lines.

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F18-P416.FORSTER Forster 9/15 - 12/8 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $540.00 View

Animal Drawing

This is a course that explores various aspects and levels of drawing using animals as the subject. Each week, we will meet at one of three places around New York: The American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Prospect Park Zoo. After a short lesson at the beginning of each class, students will explore their own subjects in their sketchbooks as the instructor goes around helping students individually.

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F18-D417.PARK Park 9/15 - 12/8 Sa 12:00 PM - 03:00 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
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F18-DP207.CROSS Cross 9/17 - 12/3 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $545.00 View

Landscapes & Seascapes

This course is for anyone interested in exploring the language of landscape painting through specific exercises in composition, color theory, and paint application. Students will work on small canvases for color studies and other exercises, and eventually a larger painting brought to a higher degree of finish. We will go outdoors once or twice to sketch plein air.
Some of these studies will be used to finishing bigger paintings in the studio. Topics to be covered include: a brief history of landscape painting composition, basic perspective, principles of light and shadow, color, as well as Notan design and poster study sketches.

 

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F18-P410.FORSTER Forster 9/15 - 12/8 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $465.00 View

Painting from Observation

Beginning with limited palette painting from the historic plaster casts in the Academy’s collection and transitioning to the live model, this course examines multiple painting strategies for both long and short poses. Guided by lectures, weekly class demonstrations, and personalized demonstrations, students will create observational paintings while studying material considerations, problem solving, “finishing”, as well as anatomy, tone, gesture, proportion, perspective, and a strong emphasis on perceptual color relationships. This course is designed for the student wishing to improve their oil painting skills or to build a portfolio of work.

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F18-DP211.KITSON Kitson 9/15 - 12/8 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $540.00 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

Strategic Drawing

Beginning with drawing from the historic plaster casts in the Academy’s collection and transitioning to the live model, this course examines multiple drafting strategies for both long and short poses. Guided by lectures, weekly class demonstrations, and personalized demonstrations, students will create observational drawings while studying material considerations, problem solving, “finishing”, as well as anatomy, tone, gesture, proportion, and perspective. This course is designed for the student wishing to improve their drawing skills or to build a portfolio of work.

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F18-D208.KITSON Kitson 9/15 - 12/8 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $505.00 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