DRAWING
PAINTING
SCULPTURE
LANDSCAPE

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All workshops are 10am - 5pm M-F unless otherwise indicated.
There is an hour break for lunch from 1-2pm.

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Figure Structure Colleen Barry
June 18 - 22 (5 days) $600 ($300 deposit)
Class full. Accepting names for the waitlist.

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 using fundamental block in techniques and conceptualized form modeling. The student will learn to identify important anatomical landmarks on the figure to aid in the development of gesture and correct proportion. The Instructor will dissect the pose from each position, illustrating anatomical landmarks, proportional systems, and structural conventions with the aid of masterworks from the Renaissance through the Beaux-Arts. The purpose of the workshop is to give the students a step by step process for creating a figure drawing with structural integrity and anatomical insight. Download Couse Description and Materials List

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One-Month Drawing Intensive
Colleen Barry Carla Crawford Angela Cunningham
June 25 - July 20
(20 days) $2200 ($1100 deposit)
Please Note: There is no class on Wednesday, July 4th.
There will be class on Saturday, June 30th, instead.

Class open, accepting registrations.

The four week Summer Intensive is an introduction to classical academic drawing. Students will work from antique casts and the live model. Instructiors will address the fundamentals required to make a clear and accurate drawing. Establishing proportions and conceptualizing form will carry the artist’s cast and figure drawings to a highly resolved finish. The student will gain greater technical facility and a deeper understanding of the Classical tradition. Download Materials List

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Drawing the Figure in White Chalk Will St. John
July 2 - 7 (5 days, no class on July 4) $600 ($300 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

Over the course of the week we will focus on one extended pose with white chalk on a toned paper of your choice. By dividing time between the block-in and form modeling stages, students will strive for accuracy and refinement in their drawings. Beginning with a line drawing in graphite or charcoal students will first establish correct proportions, gesture, and structure before modeling the forms in white chalk. By identifying the underlying geometric composition of the body and its relation to the light source students will be encouraged to combine reason and observation to draw in a more sculptural way. Download Course Description and Materials List

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Teen Workshop: Bargue to Portrait Drawing
Carla Crawford
July 3, 5, 6, 9 - 13(8 afternoons 2-5pm) $460 ($260 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

This course for high school students focuses on creating drawings that are beautiful, accurate, and true to life. During the first week, students will make copies from *Bargue Plates where they will gain a step-by-step process that they can apply while drawing from life. The second week, students will draw the portraits of live models to gain a greater understanding of proportions, comparative measuring, gesture and how to capture a likeness to the subject. Download Materials List

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Figure Drawing & Sculpture
Colleen Barry (drawing) Will St. John (sculpture)
July 16 - 27 (10 days) $1150 ($575 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations. Limited to 12 students.

Over the course of two weeks, students will learn to synthesize the processes of sculpting a 24 inch figure in clay and drawing a figure in graphite on paper. Each day will be divided between sculpting in the morning and drawing in the afternoon. In the first week we will discuss the fundamentals of armature building, gesture, proportion, and blocking-in on paper. The pose will remain the same for the morning and the afternoon session allowing the students to directly connect what they learn in the sculpture class to the drawing session. The focus of the second week will be directed towards modeling the form and grasping the basic anatomy of the figure and its parts. The students will be looking at the skeletal system along with reference to ecorche models and classic anatomical drawings in order to better understand the fundamental structure of the figure. Through this process students will come away with a greater knowledge of the kinship between sculpture and drawing as well as an improved sense of the figure as a whole.. Download Materials List

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Portrait Drawing & Sculpture
Gregory Mortenson (drawing) Mason Sullivan (sculpture)
July 30, 31 - August 10 (10 days) $1150 ($575 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

For two weeks students will work in the tradition of classical training. Both drawing and sculpture will be used to deepen the participants understanding of the portrait. This broad approach reinforces the basic concepts crucial to great portraiture, a rapid and efficient block-in, an accurate assessment of the features proportion and position, and a clear understanding of the relationship between light and form. The underlying anatomical structures common in all portraiture will also be covered. Working from the same live model we will complete one accurately observed portrait drawing and one well modeled portrait bust as we explore this most characteristic and expressive form, the human head. Download Materials List

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Cast Drawing & Sculpture
Angela Cunningham (drawing) Mason Sullivan (sculpture)
August 13 - 24 (10 days) $1150 ($575 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

The two week mini-Intensive is an introduction to classical academic training in drawing and sculpture. In studying the correlation between two and three dimensional approach students will gain greater technical facility and a deeper understanding of the Classical tradition. Students will chose a feature cast to copy and carry their work to a highly resolved finish in both pencil and water clay. By focusing on methods used in judging proportions, angles, alignments, and planes the instructors will address the fundamentals of block-ins and form modeling. Download Materials List

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Long and Short Pose Life Drawing Jon DeMartin
August 20 - 24 (5 days) $600 ($300 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

This workshop is offered to give the artist a thorough study of both long and short pose life drawing. During the long pose we will key on the most important objectives for each phase of the figure’s development, beginning with the ‘action’ and ending with the ‘modeling’ of form. The goal is to create a well-proportioned and constructed figure with the modeling of form through the use line and value.

The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to short poses with the exception of one day, which will be dedicated to the study and drawing of the head. The short poses will tests the artist capability to put into effect the principles learned in the long pose, but in a shorter time frame. Principles of design will be covered in the context of posing the model, and figure design and rhythms. Historical references will be given with lectures and demonstrations.

The objective of this workshop is to empower the student to draw a spatially viable figure with and without light and shadow. We will endeavor to build a reservoir of knowledge so the artist can look for things as opposed to looking at them. That is, to create the figure and not imitate the figure. The underlying goal is to give the artist a good foundation for his or her own creative figure work, whether it is drawing, painting or sculpture. Download Materials List.