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Figure Drawing from the Inside Out

In this comprehensive Figure Drawing and Figure Anatomy course the students will learn to recognize the inherent aesthetic characteristics of the human body, its rhythms, its dynamic flows in connection with the anatomical structure.

This holistic approach emerged during the Renaissance, continuously developed since and is possibly the most effective method for learning and mastering the beautiful complexity of the human figure.

 This knowledge will be directed toward the practice of figure drawing during the live-models drawing sessions to explore the expressive and aesthetic qualities of the human figure.

The students will also practice a variety of drawing techniques: graphite, charcoal and chalk on toned paper, Trois Crayon technique (red, black and white crayons or colored pencils on toned paper) and reduction technique.

 Each class will begin with a 1-hour lecture and demonstrations followed by a 5-hour figure drawing session with live models, alternating male and female models each day, giving the students ample time to perfect their figure drawing techniques.

Beginner to Advanced



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F18-WS39.OSTI Osti 10/6 - 10/7 Sa Su 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM $275.00 View

Historical Painting Techniques: Egg Tempera
Explore the foundation medium of the Renaissance, Egg Tempera!  Employed by master artists such as Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Raphael and currently being used by contemporary artists such as Robin-Lee Hall, Koo Schadler, Fred Wessel, among many others.

Egg Tempera is a pure and simplistic medium that lends itself well for learning the basic painting process that was used throughout the Renaissance:  underdrawing, value, and glazing with color.  In this 3-day workshop you will learn how to make your own gesso, make your own paint, work with a limited palette, mix values, and learn about pigments and brushes, all while finishing your own 5” x 5” (or bigger) panel painting with egg tempera and gold leaf.   Repeat students will be encouraged to explore new projects and methods. 

All materials included.

Beginner to Advanced



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F18-WS23.CONCELMO Concelmo 10/20 - 11/3 Sa 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM $330.00 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).

THEORY: COLOR WORKSHOP (Week 1) October 13 & 14
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 further paint colors 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. 
Students that sign up for the second week will have the opportunity to put all of this knowledge into practice during the hands on painting workshop on October 20th and 21st! (See additional course description below)

Beginner to Advanced

PRACTICE: PAINTING WORKSHOP (Week 2) October 20 & 21
Ideal to be taken in conjunction with Maggie's Color Workshop the previous weekend:  fee for 2 weekends is $500

In this intensive weekend 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 work 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. 

In addition to working individually with each student, Maggie will do various demonstrations throughout the two days.

Beginner to Advanced



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F18-WS11.WEEK1.ROSE Rose 10/13 - 10/14 Sa Su 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM $285.00 View
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F18-WS13.BOTH.ROSE Rose 10/13 - 10/21 Sa Su 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM $500.00 View
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F18-WS12.WEEK2.ROSE Rose 10/20 - 10/21 Sa Su 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM $275.00 View

Nocturne Painting

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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F18-WS41 Fischer 11/3 - 11/4 Sa Su 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM $295.00 View