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Alla Prima Painting
 

This twelve week course will include 4, 3-week portrait poses emphasizing quick portrait paintings. 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.

Beginner to Advanced 

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SP18-P416.FORSTER Forster 1/27 - 4/21 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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SP18-D417.PARK Park 1/27 - 4/21 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. 

Beginner



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SP18-DP207.OPIRHORY Opirhory 1/27 - 4/21 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $545.00 View
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SP18-DP207.CROSS Cross 1/29 - 4/23 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. Topics to be covered include: a brief history of landscape painting composition, basic perspective, principles of light and shadow, color, as well as the basics of landscape painting, including technique for painting clouds, water, and architecture.

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SP18-P410.FORSTER Forster 1/27 - 4/21 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $465.00 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.

Beginner to Advanced



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SP18-D208.KITSON Kitson 1/27 - 4/21 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $505.00 View

Structural Figure Anatomy: Long Pose
 

Refine your figure drawing skills and develop the sophistication that you’ve always desired for your drawings and paintings. Students in this class will gain an understanding of how to apply structural and anatomical concepts to their figurative work. With an emphasis on gesture, proportion, perspective, and morphology, we will create a single, in-depth work from the observed life model. Anatomical figure construction throughout history will be discussed, as well as the contemporary practice of anatomical form as function, with an aim towards understanding how the human figure moves and articulates. Full figure as well as portrait anatomy will be covered at length. Students may choose to draw or paint.

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SP18-DP211.KITSON Kitson 1/27 - 4/21 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 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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SP18-P403.WKND.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 1/28 - 4/22 Su 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $465.00 View
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SP18-P403.PM.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 1/29 - 4/23 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $465.00 View
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SP18-P403.FULL.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 1/29 - 4/23 Mo 02:00 PM - 09:30 PM $815.00 View
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SP18-P403.EVE.FUKUSHIMA Fukushima 1/29 - 4/23 Mo 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $465.00 View