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TriBeCa, Manhattan
111 Franklin St
Btwn W Broadway & Church St
New York, New York 10013
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Robert Armetta

What you'll learn in this figure painting class:

This class focuses on practical and historical figure-drawing and painting methods. A clear process for ascertaining proper proportions, establishing anatomical accuracy, and modeling form in light and shadow will be thoroughly discussed.

The class is designed to eliminate guesswork and trial-and-error in painting and drawing, and is suited to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.

The model will take a sustained pose, allowing students to create a more finished work. Students are welcome to either draw or paint in the class.  

Drawing Materials:

  • Graphite pencils - 2h, Hb,2b,3b,4b and/or Vine Charcoal, Soft 
  • General's Charcoal Pencils- Hard, Soft and Extra Soft 
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Chamois - if working w/charcoal
  • Sanding block
  • Pencil sharpener and retractable blade
  • Long skewer or knitting needle or similar object for measuring 
  • Strathmore 400 series Drawing paper pad 18x24 (or a good paper that you like) and/or 
  • Strathmore 500 Series Charcoal paper pad 18x24 

Painting Materials:

  • Oil Paints:
    • Tit. White
    • Ivory Black
    • Cerulean Blue
    • Viridian Green
    • Cad Green or any prismatic green
    • Raw Sienna
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cad Yellow Lite
    • Cad Orange
    • Cad Red Lite
    • Alizarin Permanent
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber
    • Raw Umber
  • Gamsol brand mineral spirits - no turp!
  • Stand Oil
  • Small leak proof jars - (2)
  • Assortment of Long Handled Brushes:
    • Synthetic mostly: some Bristles and if you can afford it, some Sables mostly Filbert and Flats, some rounds - no Brights.
    • Avoid extra large and unusual shapes
  • Wooden Palette - smooth surface- light weight around 12"x16"
  • VIVA brand paper towels

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Refund Policy
100% refund will be issued up to seven days after the first class. After this, no refund will be issued.

Unfortunately, we do not offer makeup classes. The instructor can tell them what they missed. Most of our classes are taught atelier style. If there is a demonstration during the particular session, after the demonstration the instructor goes to each student to work with them on a one-to-one basis. During this time the instructor can work with the student who missed the previous week, talk with them and explain what to do.


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Figure Atelier
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/10/2016
Due to a technical glitch, too many turned up for the first day and, even after, it is a busy class but the teaching is brilliant. Aimed exactly at each individual's requirements. Choose this class if you have some knowledge, this isn't for absolute beginners but I felt it really advanced my technique and knowledge.
Figure Atelier
Reviewed by chingya h. on 5/11/2016
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