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

Cast Drawing and Painting
Justin Wood
Two Month Class Saturdays 10:00 – 4:00pm
Session 1: September/October, eight classes (40 hours), tuition: $300
Session 2: November/December, six classes (30 hours), tuition: $235
Session 3: January/February, eight classes (40 hours), tuition: $300
Session 4: March/April, eight classes (40 hours), tuition: $300
Session 5: May/June, eight classes (40 hours), tuition: $300
Session 6: July, four classes (20 hours), tuition: $150
Session 7: August, four classes (20 hours), tuition: $150
Download two month session schedule (pdf)

Drawing and painting from classical sculpture addresses the fundamentals of line, shape, proportion, and three dimensional form. Beginning with pencil, eraser, and paper, students will carry their drawings to a highly resolved finish. Students will move on to cast painting after completing a series of cast drawings, having gained a great technical facility and a deeper understanding of the Classical tradition. Download Materials List

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Perspective Sam Wisneski
Session#1: 10 Classes Jan 14 - March 24 Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm$340
Session#2: 10 Classes March 31 - May 26 Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm$340
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*special double session on March 31 - 6 hour class - 10:00am-1:00pm; 1:30-4:30pm
Session #1 Registration Closed.
Session #2 Registration Open.


In this class we will cover the basics of many perspective concepts. We will start with mechanical one point and two point perspective. Using these systems we will explore how to render objects from observation as well as imagination. Spatial composition will be covered as well,  so that from our sketches and studies we can develop convincing three dimensional spaces. Free hand perspective will also be a subject of study, allowing the student to design objects/spaces and to draw these in three dimensions, being able to rotate and structure forms freely. This class will act as a spring board into perspective concepts, the student will then be able to further explore and tailor these concepts to more specifically suite their needs. New students may join the class after the session has started on a space available basis & with approval from the Instructor. Download Materials List

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Portrait Drawing and Painting Carla Crawford and Gregory Mortenson
Monthly Class Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30-4:30pm

Session 1: October, four classes(24 hours) tuition: $210
Session 2: Nov/Dec, six classes(36 hours) tuition: $315
Session 3: January, four classes (24 hours) tuition: $210
Session 4: February, four classes (24 hours) tuition: $210
Session 5: March, four classes (24 hours) tuition: $210
Session 6: April, four classes (24 hours) tuition: $210
Session 7: May, four classes (24 hours) tuition: $210
Session 8: June, four classes (24 hours) tuition: $210
Note: the June session ends on Sat. June 23rd


Registration open.

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting the portrait with an emphasis on accurate observation.  The same model and pose will be worked on for four classes as students strive to capture the likeness of the model first in the linear block-in drawing and finally in modeling the effect of light over the form.  Studies will begin with pencil on paper and move on to paint as students demonstrate greater proficiency. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome. Gregory Mortenson teaches the morning session. Carla Crawford teaches the afternoon. On a space available basis, students may sign up for half day. Priority is given to students who take the full day. One or two shorter poses will take place in November/December in addition to the four week long pose. Download Materials List

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Figure Drawing and Painting Sam Wisneski
Two Month Class Saturdays 12:30 – 4:30pm

Please note: Carla Crawford and Gregory Mortenson will teach this class until January 2012

Session 1: September/October, eight classes (32 hours), tuition: $340
Session 2: November/December, six classes (24 hours), tuition: $260
Session 3: January/February, eight classes (32 hours), tuition: $340
Session 4: March/April, eight classes (32 hours), tuition: $340
Session 5: May/June, eight classes (32 hours), tuition: $340

Registration Open.
Download two month session schedule (pdf)

Over a period of four sessions students will produce a focused study of the human form. One pose will be worked on for four classes, allowing students to strive for accuracy and nuance in their drawings, all the while establishing the major forms and volumes of the figure. Key issues that will be addressed in this class are block-in/proportions, creating a graceful gesture, basic figure construction, anatomical landmarks, and modeling 3D form in relation to light. Download Materials List

 

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Structure Drawing Colleen Barry and Will St. John
Two Month Class Saturdays
on hiatus
Download previous two month session schedule (pdf)

With an emphasis on accurate observation, students will improve their understanding of the figure by incorporating the use of the skeleton, plaster casts (ecorche), and master drawings into their life studies. Each student will learn to complete a carefully rendered drawing from the live model, followed by a companion anatomical/structural drawing in the same pose. Instructors will dissect the pose from each position, illustrating anatomical landmarks, proportional systems, and structural conventions with the aid of masterworks from the Renaissance through Beaux-Arts. By developing their drawings alongside 2-D ecorches, students will develop a conceptual understanding of the body that may be applied to observational drawing as well as studies from memory and imagination.