Kate Stamas, 2016

Painting.

Session 2 begins Monday, July 10th

 

Abstraction: Inspiration & Development of Ideas
Peter Bonner

Mondays – Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Studio 1
Course Fee: $420
Materials List

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
Course Fee: $165
Materials List

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
Course Fee: $165
Materials List

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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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
Course Fee: $165
Materials List

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
Course Fee: $165
Materials List

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
Course Fee: $1025
Materials List

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
Course Fee: $165
Materials List

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
Course Fee: $165
Materials List

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.
Course Fee: $420
Materials List

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 with Dan Gheno
Dan Gheno

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Studio 2
- or - 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Studio 2
Course Fee: $165
Materials List

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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