Beginning August 13, 2019
Tuesdays, 1-4pm (Short Pose)
Thursdays, 1-4pm (Long Pose)
Artists of all levels are welcome to draw or paint without instruction from a live model. Models may be nude or clothed. Bring your own materials. Please contact the school office for more information.
4 Class Package: $100
Package expires 2 months after purchase.
**No registration fee**
Small Figure Sculpture Workshop
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 7, 8, & 9, 2019
4pm - 7pm
This 3-day workshop will guide students through the process of making a small, figurative sculpture. We will be using a comfortable and natural plastilina and include demonstrations as well as reviews. Design and anatomy principles will be shared with artists committed to mastering the human figure. This is an intense exploration of the human form with an academic attention to composition, structure and surface. We aim to provide a basic understanding of the necessary techniques of figure sculpture and have organized this course for beginners, and artists with previous experience.
Combining the Abstract and the Figurative
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 13, 14, & 15, 2019
1pm - 4pm
Experiment with different techniques throughout this workshop to create an abstract figurative painting. Explore the properties of acrylic paint and various acrylic mediums. Composition, textures, layers, and design will be examined. There will be a drawing practice from a live model to refine your concept and composition. You will have a finished painting at the end of the workshop. Basic color mixing skill is required.
Thursday, August 15, 2019 11am - 5pm
Learn about the art of Monotype in this one day intensive. Artists as diverse as Degas to Jasper Johns used the most painterly of printmaking techniques, monotypes. Students will learn to create infinite effects by layering images and patterns to create a series of one-of-a-kind works on paper. Experiment with blending techniques, additive and reductive methods. There will be a demonstration at the beginning of the workshop.
Figure Drawing Movement and Expression Workshop
Monday and Tuesday, August 19 & 20, 2019 1pm-4pm
The purpose of this course is to become acquainted with movement as a quality inherent to life drawing. Through an exploration of essential mark-making, we will be using the immediacy of the gesture drawing to celebrate both the expressive potential of the dynamic pose and the lyricism and grace of the human figure. We will be learning the identify the line of the body, and develop the structure of the form through sequentially longer poses. Finally, we will experiment with materials beyond charcoal, including india ink and pastel, to accentuate fluidity and movement.
SEDUCING A GALLERY, LIVE LIKE AN ARTIST
The courtship between artist and gallerist is not unlike the path to a significant relationship. The search for the right partner, the building of trust, good communication and financial agreements (and maybe even the breakup) all need to be handled along the way. What you will learn are the strategies to most effectively approach a gallery, work with a gallery and maintain a healthy relationship with one. This also means you need to know how to live and act like an artist that a gallery will want to work with. We will clearly define your responsibilities as an exhibiting artist and how to make the complete package of your work, personality and professionalism be as attractive as possible to the gallery that’s right for you.
We will cover pricing strategy, presentation of your work and leveraging social media platforms.