Kate Stamas, 2016

Painting.

*REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 26TH*

 

Abstraction: Inspiration & Development of Ideas
Peter Bonner

Mondays – Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Studio 1
Summer Session I: $420 | Summer Session I & II: $798
Materials List to come soon

We will explore the issues central to abstract painting, such as landscape, nature, geometry, and master paintings as potential sources of inspiration and investigation. This class focuses on developing each artist’s inclination to make abstract art through a range of activities, studying in particular how to explore one’s inspiration and ideas via process and using a language specific to each artist to develop coherent abstract images. We will source work in the landscape, in particular Central Park, and develop them in the studio. Working through these sources, each artist will develop a greater sense of touch and consequently a deeper understanding of their own inclinations and the role they play in their painting. Open to all levels. The instructor will be present on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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Abstract Painting & Process
Cathy Choi

Wednesdays
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Studio 2
Summer Session I: $165 | Summer Session I & II: $314
Materials List to come soon

This class emphasizes process driven art. Through theme based exercises, the class together creates variations on a particular focus, using primarily acrylic, charcoal, and ink. Develop your own intuitive responses by placing greater emphasis on spontaneity and visual sensation by using repetition, color, line, and lyricism. Open to intermediate and advance levels.
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Beginning Painting
Jonathan Allmaier

Tuesdays
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Studio 2
Summer Session I: $165 | Summer Session I & II: $314
Materials List to come soon

You’ll be introduced to basic painting and fundamental critical concepts that provide a basis for continued artistic development. Learn to stretch a canvas, prepare surfaces, handle oil paint, and clean brushes correctly. Develop essential skills such as scale, drawing in paint, color, and specificity of materials.
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Classical Figure Painting
Leigh Kaplan

Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays
9 a.m. –12 p.m. | Studio 2
Summer Session I: $420
Materials List to come soon

Through a sustained four week pose, students will be guided through the process of completing an accurate painting of the live model. Drawing elements of gesture, proportion and likeness will be explained through the construction of a quick grisaille underpainting. Color and value will then be introduced to achieve a vivid sense of light, form and atmosphere. Students will be shown how to mix flesh tones working with a traditional limited oil palette. Instruction is given on an individual basis. Students of all levels of experience are welcome. The instructor will be present Mondays and Wednesdays.
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Contemporary Figure Painting
Kristy Gordon

Tuesdays & Thursdays
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Studio 2
Summer Session I: $280
Materials List to come soon

Learn to create unique and personal paintings while working from a live model. Students will engage in a studio practice that explores the technical and theoretical creation of works of art. There will be a mixed focus on portraiture and nude figure painting throughout the semester. The course will progress from observation and analysis of painting the live model, to the integration of imagination and personal expression into your work. Students will be encouraged to utilize composition, color, cropping and context to develop their own visual language in their work. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction at the easel. Discussions and handouts will cover the stages to developing a painting, comparative measuring, proportion and structure, as well as appropriation and the use of photography as reference material. Open to all levels. The instructor will be present both days.
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Figure Painting
Eric Michelson

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Studio 1
- or - Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Studio 1
Summer Session I: $165 | Summer Session I & II: $314
Materials List to come soon

Explore the rich, vivid, and varied approaches and methods for painting the figure that have been used since the Renaissance. Experiment with traditional oil painting techniques that are rarely taught but incredibly useful for painters of all styles, such as underpainting, grisaille, and alla prima exercises to improve your understanding of composition, value, and color. Open to all levels.
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Figure Painting: A Foundation
Yuka Imata

Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Studio 1
Summer Session I: $165 | Summer Session I & II: $314
Materials List to come soon

Working from the live model, learn to paint the structural landmarks of the human figure by combining the variations of form and plane. We will focus on the beginning stage by simplifying light and shadow to create shapes with a step-by-step approach, which will then allow you to build the detail of the body and achieve a likeness with human expression. You will learn to create a three-dimensional effect with depth of space by understanding and controlling your edges. All levels are welcome.
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Intensive Drawing & Painting: The 7 Immortal Laws of Color
Sam Adoquei

Mondays – Fridays
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Studio 1
Summer Session I: $1025 | Summer Session I & II: $1940
Materials List to come soon

Master Portraits, Figure and Still Life. Through an academic-atelier approach to drawing and painting, you’ll gain an intensive one-on-one introduction to color theory by learning to use, mix and compose with color in order to create beautiful and engaging figurative portraits and still life paintings. Beginners will develop a progressive approach to drawing the figure, portrait and painting, while advanced students will further improve their skills by the more intensive atelier approach. Open to all levels. The instructor will be present Mondays and Wednesdays.
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Introduction to Oil Painting
Eric March

Thursdays
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Studio 2
Summer Session I: $165 | Summer Session I & II: $314
Materials List to come soon

Learn the basics of oil painting with 1-color value painting and 3-color limited palette still life painting. In Session I, we will learn how to see and mix lights and darks with a wipe out technique and a 1-color grisaille painting. In Session II, we will get into color mixing and understanding color systems with a limited-palette still life painting using 3 colors plus white and black. Become familiar with brushes, paint, paint handling, and painting supports. Instruction will be given in short lectures, demonstrations, and individual coaching.
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Introduction to Pastel
Eric March

Thursdays
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Studio 2
Summer Session I: $165 | Summer Session I & II: $314
Materials List to come soon

Discover the versatility and beauty of pastels with this introduction to basic pastel technique. Learn the difference between soft and hard pastels, what supports to use with pastel, how to mix color and how to care for finished pieces. We will work from still lifes to get experience not only with the medium of pastel itself but the process of drawing and seeing color that is an integral part of this drawing and painting medium. Weather permitting, we will hold a class outside to get a feel for how easy it is to use pastels en plain air to capture the effects of sunlight.
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Painting in Central Park
John Goodrich

Mondays – Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | First class meets at the Academy, following classes meet off-site.
Summer Session I: $420 | Summer Session I & II: $798
Materials List to come soon

All painting media, including watercolor, gouache, oil, and acrylic, are welcome in this course, which concentrates on capturing the sights of Central Park. Working on site, we will produce impressions of various locations in the park, focus on effects of sunlight, weather, and space. Prior experience in drawing and painting is helpful but not required. Open to all levels. The instructor will be present Mondays and Wednesdays.
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Painting the Model in Costume Outdoors
Gabriela Dellosso

Mondays
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | First class meets at the Academy, following classes meet off-site.
Summer Session I: $165
Materials List to come soon

Paint the human figure in an elaborate costume outdoors. We will have a 4 week pose in a designated spot in Central Park. Develop a fuller understanding of light and shadow, warm and cool colors, sculptural strokes, and expressive simple shapes while using the painting medium of your choice, be it oils, pastel or watercolor. Open to all levels.
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Painting with Dan Gheno
Dan Gheno

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Studio 2
- or - 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Studio 2
Summer Session I: $165 | Summer Session I & II: $314
Materials List to come soon

Use the figure in its surrounding environment to investigate the potentials and challenges of light and shade, color theory, composition, anatomy, and perspective. Work in the media of painting or drawing as you master the elements of structure, form, and spatial atmosphere. In addition, students may work on their own projects if they wish with the guidance of the instructor.
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