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G19. Cadaver Workshop

The New York Academy of Art has partnered with the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at City College for the 2019 Cadaver Workshop. The workshop will include a lecture and demonstration featuring a cadaver prepared and vertically suspended by instructor David Klass and lab technicians. Students will be permitted to sketch using drawing materials only. Photography is strictly prohibited.

It is an amazing learning experience to peer beneath the surface of the skin to clearly see muscles, tendons, ligaments, and multiple other structures. This is a unique opportunity to break free from anatomy books and see what the human body really looks like. Bring a sketch book and join the legion of artists who have learned the structure of the human figure through dissection for over 500 years.

 

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SP19-WS75.KLASS Klass 4/27 - 4/27 Sa 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM $160.00 View

H19. Moving Landscapes: Plein Air Painting With Lisa Lebofsky Workshop

Join international traveler and painter Lisa Lebofsky on instructed plein air excursions around New York City.

Learn color principles; composition; perspective; light and shadow; texture; various painting techniques; how to translate and imbue energy and movement into your painting; philosophical and metaphorical approaches to painting nature; and the challenges and benefits of painting outdoors. Students will learn how to paint not only a beautiful landscape, but a meaningful landscape. Possible locations include: The waterfalls of Central Park, Orchard Beach, Coney Island, Jacob Riis, and Prospect Park. Classes will be held rain or shine.

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SP19-WS14-LEBOFSKY Lebofsky 4/27 - 4/28 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $295.00 View

I19.Contemporary Portrait Painting With a Full Palette Workshop

This three-day portrait painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the portrait using a full palette.  The course will center on the experience of painting from a live model and there will be a single, sustained pose throughout the workshop. Students will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones. Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. Discussions and handouts will cover the stages to developing a painting, anatomical proportion, structure of the face and features, as well as value, edges and modeling with color temperature. The beginner will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and render form modeling. The more advanced student will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire.

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SP19-WS59.GORDON Gordon 5/10 - 5/12 Fr Sa Su Varied $395.00 View

J19. Head, Hands and Drapery: The Clothed Figure Workshop

If you wish to gain a better understanding of how the portrait and figure is painted when clothed, then this workshop is for you.

CFA Faculty, Manu Saluja will offer demonstrations on the relationship between the head, shoulders, torso, arms and hands during this 3 day workshop. Working from the live model, both nude and clothed, students learn how the figure underneath informs the structure of the drapery, and how to translate this understanding into solid drawing, values and color.
Students have the option to focus on the head and shoulder or include hands.

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SP19-WS68.SALUJA Saluja 5/15 - 5/17 We Th Fr 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $415.00 View

K19. Nocturne Painting Workshop

Nocturne, a musical term borrowed by James McNeill Whistler to describe his paintings of the night, has been a celebrated tradition in art for centuries—from Caravaggio and Rembrandt, to Edward Hopper and Alex Katz.

Join painter Jake Fischer for a two-day workshop where students will explore techniques of this luminous and contemplative genre. Students will learn to build light from a dark ground, while exploring a variety of oil painting mediums and tools including Neo-Megilp and an assortment of palette knives and brushes. Working from photo references, students will compose and execute a "Nocturne Painting" using an alla prima technique.

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SP19-WS41.FISCHER Fischer 5/18 - 5/19 Sa Su 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM $335.00 View

L19. Alyssa Monks: Transcending the Photo Reference Workshop

This 4-day workshop is designed to guide students toward creating a painting from a photo reference, using both indirect and direct painting techniques.  Rather than simply translating a photograph, however, students will learn how to use a photograph to create a painting that ultimately transcends its reference.  Students will also gain insight into the process of creating a useful photo reference; proper lighting, camera settings, lenses, Photoshop, and printing will all be covered in this course.  The process begins with quick compositional sketches, followed by an imprimatura wash to lay in the chosen composition.  Students will learn to create color relationships that suggest more illusionistic space and volume.  Emphasis is placed on paint application and activating the surface.  From there, students will be guided towards deciding what information is useful to look for and what usual pitfalls to avoid when interpreting a photograph.  Finally, indirect layers of opaque and transparent painting (glazing and scumbling) will create the delicate nuances of flesh and other surfaces.  The final result can be a painting that captures the essence of the subject and contains the intimacy of the human touch that reaches beyond a photo-realistic image.



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SP19-WS12.WEEK2.MONKS Monks 5/28 - 5/31 Tu We Th Fr 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $975.00 View

M19. Master Copying Class at the National Gallery

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto (1518–1594), the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia with the special cooperation of the Gallerie dell’Accademia, is organizing three major exhibitions on the Venetian master and you’re invited to the party! This summer, the New York Academy of Art will be offering its popular “Copying the Masters” class, usually held at the Metropolitan Museum, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Students taking this class will have unprecedented access to the one of the world’s most comprehensive and prestigious art collections. The Collection includes Ginevra de’ Benci the only portrait by Leonardo da Vinci in North America, Raphael's Alba Madonna, Titian's Venus with a Mirror, and Jan van Eyck's The Annunciation, as well as works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rodin and Degas. As with our “Copying the Masters” class, students will study techniques used by painters throughout history and learn how to adopt these methods into their own practice, under the instruction of Academy faculty member Joao Brandao. Students will have exclusive access to the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) and the National Gallery’s Conservation Lab, and admittance to the extensive Art Materials Collection containing more than 21,000 items. This is a rare opportunity and we expect places to fill fast! Application deadline is due by May 7th.

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SU19-WS25.BRANDAO Brandao 6/3 - 6/7 Mo Tu We Th Fr Varied $465.00 View

N19.Landscape Painting: Acadia Maine

Be inspired by the rocky coasts and forests of Maine’s Acadia National Park in this plein air landscape painting retreat led by Ard Berge. Over seven days, explore nature drawing, the colors of sunlight on surf, and quick painting on locations mined by Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church.  The retreat fees include meals and shared housing at Schoodic Institute inside Acadia National Park as well as five days of optional instruction.

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SU19_WS23.ACADIA.BERGE Berge 6/23 - 6/30 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM $1,645.00 View

O19. Drawing at the Met Workshop: Inside the Minds and Mark-Making of the Old Masters

This three-day workshop takes place in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, inside the private Study Room for Drawings and Prints! Students are provided with the rare and exciting opportunity to observe and draw a selection of original old master drawings and prints rarely seen on view, including work by Dürer, Raphael and Rembrandt. Concepts discussed will focus on the logic behind hatching and specific mark-making, composition, and a classical understanding of light and form.

This workshop is for anyone curious or excited about drawing who’s marveled at classical works and wondered how they were conceptualized and constructed. Open to artists of all skill levels and backgrounds.

Admission to Met Museum included.

(Print: Adam and Eve, 1504, Albrecht Durer)

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SU19-WS66.BAGLIO Baglio 7/17 - 7/19 We Th Fr 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM $260.00 View