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Please note: Registration for Fall 2012 Classes begins in August
All our classes are on hiatus EXCEPT Evening Cast & Saturday Cast & Portrait
otherwise please look at our Summer Workshops

Instructed Cast Hall Carla Crawford, Angela Cunningham, and Justin Wood
Monthly Class (approx.56 hours)
Summer: Instructed two evenings (M,W), plus three uninstructed (WED, TH, FRI)
Justin Wood instructor
Meets Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Tuition: $215


Registration Open.
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Drawing from the antique cast addresses the fundamental questions of composition, gesture, light direction, and value construction with the added benefits of a stationary object and a limited palette used under controlled light. Instructed Cast Hall will encourage a slow, calm, thoughtful approach to gaining a deep understanding of the cast three dimensionally. Artists will be trained to think sculpturally, to make more accurate decisions, and to create drawings that are true to life. Download Course Description and Materials List

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Figure Drawing and Painting Edward Minoff and Joshua LaRock
Instructed two evenings*
Meets Monday & Wednesday 6:30 – 9:30pm
Tuition: $210/month
The same model/pose is also on Fridays*
* Uninstructed Fridays
6:30-9:30pm for an additional fee:
$25 with advance reservation (4 evenings) or $10/day drop-in for registered students
Open studio for non-registered students of $50 advance (4 evenings) or $15/day drop-in
on a space available basis.
Advance registration & payment due on the first day of the pose.

Registration Open.
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The class will emphasize the fundamentals of drawing and painting; blocking in, working from the inside out, and modeling conceptualized form. This will offer a sort of training ground for the eye where students will learn how far they can push accuracy and resolve towards nature. Working from the figure, through a series of long poses, students will learn to manage relationships creating an analogous balance that describes the three dimensional experience on the flat page. As students gain a fluency with the pencil they will continue to utilize these principles in paint. Preliminary drawings will be transferred to the canvas where students will first work in grissaille. Finally, students showing a proficiency in pencil and grissaille will paint the figure using a color palette. The instructors, Joshua LaRock and Edward Minoff, will teach the class together giving students a very thorough treatment of this critical and vast subject, each offering a unique but complimentary vision. We will share the intensity of the core program, offering an introduction or supplement to the ideas explored there. Download Materials List

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Long Pose Portrait Drawing and Painting Joshua Larock and Scott Waddell
Monthly Class (24 hour pose)
Instructed two evenings
Meets Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm
Tuition: $210

Registration Open.
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In this course, students will draw and paint the portrait from a single pose lasting several weeks. The first several sessions of each pose will consist of drawing on paper to establish accurate shapes, proportions and structure in a linear mode. When the drawing is complete it will be transferred to linen for painting*. The following weeks will progress in a rational way, applying paint incrementally through an understanding of the effect of light on form. This procedure will include lengthy discussions on the physical events that cause particular hue, value and chroma properties. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome. (*Note: If students have little experience painting or wish to remain in a drawing mode they can opt to render fully in graphite on paper.) Download Materials List

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Figure Drawing: Short and Long Pose Jon DeMartin
Monthly Class (12 hours)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Tuition: $135

Registration Open.
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The first half of each session will be dedicated to short pose drawing. The objective is to seize the figure quickly and vigorously to capture the rhythmic action of the pose and to acquire knowledge of its construction. The second half of the session will be a long pose drawing. The objective is to make a thorough study of the model’s character by carefully observing the shape and value gradations. We will analyze the differences and the similarities of the two approaches of drawing and why they are necessary for a well-rounded understanding of the figure. Download Course Description and Materials List