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Abstract Realism: Portrait and Figure

This portrait and figure class will be more conceptually driven; it will be less about perfect proportion and detail and will be driven by artistic processes for creating the human form. Each week a new topic will be introduced that is relevant to creating artistic figures and portraits with integrity. The course will cover color tiling, shapes and edges, the features, backgrounds and hair, and there will be demonstration videos on the instructor's charcoal portrait/figure technique and a painterly approach to portrait painting.
Each class will start with a discussion pertinent to the topic of the week. Then there will be a critique session based on the work that the student made in the previous week. Students are welcome to work in any medium they are comfortable in. Students are also welcome to work on the portrait or the figure or both. There will be portrait and figure resource images provided to students that will help take a more painterly or loose approach to the portrait and figure.

Beginner to Advanced 

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SU20-P416.FORSTER
New York Academy of Art
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Forster 5/23 - 6/27 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $275.00 View

Animal Drawing

Guno Park will guide you through his methods of drawing using a myriad of tools such as pens, markers, pencils, inks, and watercolor, demonstrating all his methods and ways of applying techniques. The subject matter in this course will revolve around drawing animals. Periodically there will be discussions about concepts such as perspective, proportions, and gestural drawing

Guno will talk about ideas behind using real-life reference versus photographic references, breaking down the ways of seeing and drawing, depicting the simple lines, shapes, and forms of visual information.
This course will help you explore new ideas about drawing with a special focus on drawing animals.

Beginner to Advanced

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SU20-P417.PARK
New York Academy of Art
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Park 5/23 - 6/27 Sa 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM $265.00 View

Figure Anatomy: The Skeletal System

The skeletal system is the foundation of artistic anatomy. By understanding the form and function of the skeleton we gain greater insight into the figure’s gestural potential, proportions, structure, and character. In this six-week online course, we’ll spend each lesson on a major component of the skeletal figure, analyzing its structures, it’s context, and discussing strategies for seeking these elements out and depicting them in our work.  We’ll be making use of historic drawings, paintings, and sculptures as our dissected source imagery, giving us a wide variety of materials and methods to discuss in addition to the anatomy.  This course is ideal for someone looking to get into artistic figure anatomy, or for someone looking to refine their current anatomical knowledge. References will be provided. Material use is very open.

Intermediate to Advanced

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SU20-D200.KITSON
New York Academy of Art
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Kitson 5/23 - 6/27 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $265.00 View

Landscape: Abstract Realism

This course is for anyone interested in exploring landscape painting through the abstract principles of design and paint application. Each week we will focus on an idea that is part of the studio work flow. We will explore design by painting over photos and photoshop design demos via iPad. We will do quick 30 minute paintings, as well as develop more finished pictures exploring mark-making and alternate methods for applying paint.

 Each Saturday at 2pm we will gather for a discussion/video demonstration via Zoom on the topic of the week. Then there will be group break out sessions for live critiques and paint-overs of your work from the previous week. Photo resource material will be made available to students via google drive, but students are more encouraged to develop there own resource material. 

Beginner to Advanced

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SU20-P410.FORSTER
New York Academy of Art
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Forster 5/23 - 6/27 Sa 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $265.00 View

Strategic Drawing

Learn strategies to better navigate materiality, gesture, proportion, and light and shadow through the platform of an extended “master-copy” study. In this six-week online course, we’ll be completing two developed drawings (as well as a number of studies) from sourced images of historic, master figure drawings. Pulling from art history, these studies will allow us to engage in materiality issues, in this case working in graphite as well as charcoal and chalks on toned paper, while also breaking down the larger concepts of figure drawing, such as gesture, proportion, basic structure, and light and shadow. References will be provided. Material use is very open, but the lessons will cover graphite and charcoal/chalk drawing material concepts.

Beginner to Advanced

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SU20-P208.KITSON
New York Academy of Art
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Kitson 5/23 - 6/27 Sa 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM $265.00 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 and other students can also learn from that individual guidance by listening and watching while they are working on their own painting. Well-timed demonstrations will be presented as needed for working in this lively medium.

Beginner to Advanced

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SU20-P403.WKND.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 5/24 - 6/28 Su 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $265.00 View
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SU20-P403.PM.FUKUSHIMA
New York Academy of Art
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Fukushima 6/1 - 7/6 Mo 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM $265.00 View