Summer Intensive Workshops for Teens and Adults
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Summer Intensive Workshops for Teens and Adults provides students with a two week boot-camp in the academic method of drawing and painting in multiple genres. The 10 classes provide a unique mix of instruction in still life, portraiture, figure drawing and painting, landscape, sculpture to hone their artists skills and build their college portfolios.
Students take five classes a week for 2 weeks. With some flexibility built into the program, these classes can be taken in the morning, afternoon or evening, Tuesday – Thursday. The summer session is 8 weeks long and there are 4 Summer Camp blocks to choose from. There are discounts for taking more than one 2 week clock.
A wide variety of subjects will be covered, including:
•Figure Drawing and Painting
Tuesdays – 10:30am- 1:30pm or 6:30 – 9:30pm
Foundations of Academic Drawing and Painting
This class is about the precision training of both hand and eye. Students will choose one project to complete over 2 weeks: set up a Still Life of their own choosing, copy Bargue plates, work from plaster casts of Classical statues. Students may draw or paint in this class.
Old Master Copy
This class continues the time-honored tradition of learning from the Old Masters by copying their great works. Students will choose an Old Master painting or drawing to copy. The instructor will discuss the proper use of brushes, mediums, solvents and varnishes, historical palettes and color schemes.
Wednesdays 10:30am- 1:30pm or 6:30-9:30pm
Figure Drawing and Painting
This class will be focused on working from the live model, which is key to any type of traditional figurative training of the artist’s vision. The model will take short and long poses, and the instructor will use the foundational basics taught in the book, The Figurative Artist’s Handbook, which will be the main textbook for both the figure and portrait classes on Wednesday.
Wednesdays 2:30am- 5:30pm
Portrait Drawing and Painting
Students learn a method of portraiture that entails a linear block-in, followed by the application of values in either pencil, charcoal or oil paint. He will teach basic color theory as it applies to an earth palette. First the biggest, most basic planes of the head will be studied. Then students will move on to the smaller planes and features. All of these will then be converted into light, dark and mid-tone shapes. Finally smoothly rendered form will be created by paying attention to the transitions between the various edges of the forms.
Landscape Painting- Outdoors
This class will troduce a simple and effective approach to capture a landscape effect in a short period of time.
Basic elements of landscape painting will be covered such as: how to use your materials in the easiest and most efficient manner, how to select a subject, and how to develop a study from start to finish. Students will need a portable easel for this class. In case of rain, we will meet in the studio.