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Depicting the Natural World

The Natural World is an infinite and fantastic source of inspiration for the Artist, and the versatility and luminosity of watercolor makes it the perfect technique to record Nature in a fresh and fun way. This course will sharpen the observational skills of any artist that has interest in both the Fine Arts and the Illustration fields. The students will learn and practice fundamental drawing techniques and two essential watercolor methods: one for quick field sketches and one deliberate and analytical to create more detailed artworks. Photography will also be used as a tool to gather reference images and complement the observational sketches.

Beginner to Advanced

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SU18-WS37.OSTI Osti 7/9 - 7/11 Mo Tu We 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $450.00 View

Figure Drawing from the Inside Out

In this intensive 2 day workshop, students will learn the essential elements of anatomy for artists and apply them to the practice of figure drawing through life drawing sessions with models. This approach, based on the structural, layered method developed during the Renaissance, will permit the students to “read” and recognize the body’s structural and anatomical characteristics, allowing the artist to employ an “active” interpretation of the human figure rather than a mimetic or passive one. Each class will begin with a 1-hour lecture followed by a 5-hour figure drawing session with live models, alternating male and female models each day.

Beginner to Advanced



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SP18-WS38.OSTI Osti 6/25 - 6/28 Mo Tu We Th 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $375.00 View

Hands and Feet Workshop

The inherent mutability of hands and feet and the great variety of forms they can assume make them incredibly stimulating and expressive subjects. This workshop will focus specifically on the structural, proportional and aesthetic aspects of the hands and feet in addition to practicing a variety of drawing techniques and eventually exploring the expressive possibilities of these two rewarding subjects.

In this 2 day workshop, each class will begin with a one hour lecture and demonstration followed by a 5 hour session of life drawing.

Beginner to Advanced

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SP18-WS40.OSTI Osti 5/5 - 5/6 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $450.00 View

In The Flesh: Mastering Color in the Portrait

Have you ever struggled to create skin tones that are luminous and colorful when painting a portrait? In this 3 day workshop Manu Saluja offers the tools you’ll need to mix flesh tones with confidence as you work from the live  model. The key to making believable complexions is an understanding of hue, value, and chroma. During morning demonstrations, you will learn about the structure of the head and neck, how to translate light and shade into color, and various approaches to neutralizing colors using either a controlled or open palette. Students will be shown how to plan their approach to achieving striking color and likeness. While the workshop is geared towards the painted portrait, the information is invaluable for portrait drawing and figure painting. Demonstrations, lectures, and handouts included.

Intermediate to Advanced

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SU18-WS13.SALUJA Saluja 5/16 - 5/18 We Th Fr 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $385.00 View

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 with additional presentations from Visiting Artist John Volk.

Beginner to Advanced



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http://nyaa.edu/acadia

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SU18-WS23.BERGE Berge 6/24 - 7/1 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM $1,495.00 View

Maggie Rose Color Theory & Practice Workshop

This is an optional 2 weekend color and oil painting workshop taught by Maggie Rose that can be taken for a single weekend or as a complete course (2 consecutive weekends).

 

COLOR WORKSHOP (Week 1) April 14-15

Ideal to be taken in conjunction with Maggie's Painting Workshop the following weekend:  fee for 2 weekends is $500

This is an info-packed weekend and you'll definitely want to bring a notebook! 

The workshop will help you mix the colors you're aiming for more swiftly, achieve more dynamic and subtle color variation in your work, get more out of the paint colors you already have, and help you decide on the next colors you buy to best suit your particular needs.  

Throughout the course students will learn how to create a vast array of color from an extremely limited palette;  how to mix precise color strings; to understand a complex 24 color prismatic palette, how it relates to the dead palette, and more.  This workshop is a great way for full time students to start the year and excellent for anyone who is starting to paint or needs to bring more color clarity into their work. In the second week, students will have the opportunity to put all of this knowledge into practice during the hands on painting workshop on January 28th and 29th!  (See additional course description below)

Beginner to Advanced

 

PAINTING WORKSHOP (Week 2) April 21 & 22

Ideal to be taken in conjunction with Maggie's Color Workshop the previous weekend:  fee for 2 weekends is $500

In this 2 day intensive painting workshop students will combine theory and practice to create vibrant, imaginative works that utilize the properties of light and color to maximize the illusion of form in space. Modelling factors, the progression of values, and the ‘holding’ of colors will be explored.  You may build on your own paintings, start anew, or work from the set-ups that will be provided.  Students are also encouraged to bring in paintings that they have, whether finished or in progress, for individual and group critiques. 

The class is open to all levels.  In addition to working individually with each student, Maggie will do various demonstrations throughout the two days.

Beginner to Advanced

 



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SP18.B-WS010BOTH Rose 4/14 - 4/22 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $500.00 View
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SP18.B-WS09WEEK2 Rose 4/21 - 4/22 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $275.00 View

Moving Landscapes: Plein Air Painting With Lisa Lebofsky

This is an optional 3 weekend plein air painting workshop taught by Lisa Lebofsky. It can be taken for a single weekend, a combination of any 2 weekends, or as a 3 consecutive weekend course. (Once enrolled, we will reach out to confirm which weekend(s) you will be attending)

(Week 1) April 21-22

(Week 2) April 28-29

(Week 3) May 5-6

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. In the event of heavy precipitation, class will be held indoors and students will work from a video of a moving landscape.

Intermediate to Advanced



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SP18-WS14.1WEEK.LEBOFSKY Lebofsky 4/21 - 5/6 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $295.00 View
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SP18-WS14.2WEEKS.LEBOFSKY Lebofsky 4/21 - 5/6 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $495.00 View
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SP18-WS14.3WEEKS.LEBOFSKY Lebofsky 4/21 - 5/6 Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $645.00 View

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Students will be able to paint watercolors outdoors in exuberant locations of New York. Working from observation, students will focus on shapes rather than on isolated objects. Students will also capture light and shadow to create a convincing sense of space and form. The goal is to transmit and exemplify what is seen on location to the paper, learning to simplify and avoid overworking, using the watercolor properties of causing accidents without losing control. There will be daily demonstrations, exercises, and one-on-one guidance to develop each student’s own style. Topics Include: Dealing with constantly changing light and shadows, values, dynamic compositions, additive and reductive methods, correcting mistakes, and transparent glazing. All levels of experience are welcome!

Beginner to Advanced



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SU18-WS24.DALDOCE Daldoce 5/29 - 6/26 Tu 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $465.00 View