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Intensive Drawing and Painting: 7 Laws of Color

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Master color in order to create beautiful and engaging figurative, portrait and still life paintings. Through an academic-atelier approach to drawing and painting, you will gain an intensive one-on-one introduction to color theory by mixing and using the medium in a composition. Beginners will develop a progressive approach to drawing and painting,...

$1,075

20 sessions

Monday Jun 5th, 1pm

Other dates (2)
(106)

Figure Construction and Anatomy for Artists

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

This course will introduce students to the process of making figurative sculptures through perceptual skills dictated by conceptual knowledge. Design and anatomy secrets of the old masters will be shared with artists committed to mastering the human figure.  Figure Construction and Anatomy for Artists takes on the formidable task of how to organize...

$215

4 sessions

Monday Jun 5th, 6:30pm

Other dates (2)
(106)

Figure Drawing

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Review the basics of figure drawing in order to appreciate and convey expressive qualities and learn to organize light, shade, gesture, and rhythm into a single expressive whole. The instructor introduces beginners to varied approaches and techniques and encourages advanced students to develop skills and insights. Note:  Fee includes $50 first...

$215

4 sessions

Monday Jun 5th, 6:30pm

Other dates (5)
(106)

Figure Drawing with an Emphasis on Portraiture

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Working from the live model, learn to draw the structural landmarks of the human figure by combining the variations of form and plane.  We will begin 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...

$215

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 7th, 7pm

Other dates (2)
(106)

Foundations and Fundamentals in Sculpture

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Learn the fundamentals for creating a sculptural work, and gain extensive knowledge and familiarity with the technical aspects and methodology of creating.  All mediums and processes will be considered, including wood, clay, aluminum, bronze, latex, foam, and plaster, along with light, sound, and kinetics. Wide-ranging experimentation will be...

$330

8 sessions

Thursday Jun 8th, 9:30am

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(106)

Sculpture and the Human Form

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Using a live model as an inspiration, interpret the human form according to your own sensibilities. While working primarily in clay, other mediums such as wax, wood, metal, and plaster will be introduced. The work will focus on creating a 3-dimensional form, whether full figure, fragments, or bas-relief. All levels are welcome. Note:  Fee includes...

$215

4 sessions

Tuesday Jun 6th, 7pm

Other dates (2)
(106)

Art and Drama Intensive (5-9 yr old)

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Children explore a wide range of tools, materials and techniques in a supportive and enjoyable environment. Careful attention and guidance will be given to each student. Structured projects support freedom of independent expression.  Drawing, painting, printing, collage, assemblage and sculpture will be practiced. The class will write, direct,...

$780

5 sessions

Monday Jun 12th, 9am

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(106)

Introduction to Oil Painting

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Students in this class will learn the basics of oil painting, including how to mix colors and apply paint to canvas. Become familiar with brushes, paint, medium, and painting supports.  Students will hone their perception of color and value with “color spot” painting of a still life. Instruction will be given in short lectures, demonstrations,...

$215

4 sessions

Thursday Jun 8th, 4pm

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(106)

Beginning Painting

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Explore your potential as you handle the material of oil paint. Learn to stretch canvases, prepare surfaces, and how to clean brushes correctly.  You will become acquainted with the language of painting through different approaches to working from life. This is often called “drawing with color,” which is quite a different thing from coloring...

$215

4 sessions

Tuesday Jun 6th, 6pm

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(106)

Abstract Painting and Process

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

As Picasso once stated, “a finished painting is a dead painting.” Develop your own intuitive responses, placing greater emphasis on spontaneity and visual sensation by using repetition, color, line, and lyricism.  Experiment with unconventional materials, discovering how materials can function as a conduit to freeing up the work. Q&A...

$215

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 7th, 1pm

Other dates (2)
(106)

Terracotta Sculpture

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Learn the basic traditional technique of terracotta sculpture including clay-work, modeling, and handling the clay from wet to dry, then baked in a kiln.  Through demonstration and individual instruction, learn to make a complete sculpture in terracotta and a variety of styles of sculpture will be encouraged.  All levels are welcome. Q&A...

$350

4 sessions

Saturday Jun 10th, 10am

Other dates (2)
(106)

Life Drawing

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Draw from a live model in order to prepare for painting and sculpture. Through a formal study of structure, gesture, and likeness, you’ll gain the knowledge and experience to develop confidence in your unique interests and perceptions. Q&A Q: Is there a work-study program available? A: The school does have a Work-Study program, however,...

$215

4 sessions

Saturday Jun 10th, 9am

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(106)

Classical Figure Painting

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Through sustained four week poses, students will be guided through the process of completing an accurate painting of the live model. Focus on the drawing elements of gesture, proportion and likeness will be explained through the construction of a quick grisaille under painting.  Colour and value will then be introduced to achieve a vivid sense...

$470

12 sessions

Monday Jun 5th, 9am

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Watercolor Techniques

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

Gain an understanding of traditional watercolor techniques: wet-into-wet, layering transparent washes, and experiment with various papers. The instructor, classically trained in portrait, figure, cityscape, and landscape, will demonstrate loose and controlled watercolor techniques. Teaching will be individually adapted to the direction and...

$720

20 sessions

Monday Jun 5th, 9am

Other dates (2)
(106)

Abstraction: Inspiration & Development of Ideas

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

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...

$470

12 sessions

Monday Jun 5th, 9am

Other dates (2)
(106)
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