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The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art
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Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art offers a rigorous training program in classical methods of drawing, painting, and sculpture, following the traditions of the great masters. Students can attend part-time or full-time and will receive instruction in a variety of subjects, including figurative anatomy, narrative thinking, and philosophy.

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The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art

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Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of starting a drawing with confidence and improving your technique in this intensive class at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this course will teach you the basic principles of light, shadow, and shading. Take the first step towards creating stunning artwork with this one-time opportunity.

Sunday Dec 10th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

Accelerated Portraiture Drawing

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Unlock the secrets of portraiture at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art. Discover the art of constructing the face, mastering proportions, and understanding the intricacies of the human skull. Develop your drawing skills and gain newfound confidence in capturing the essence of the human form.

Sunday Dec 10th, 3–6pm Eastern Time

Artistic Dynamics of Light and Form

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Discover the transformative power of light and form in this immersive art course. Gain a deeper understanding of how light interacts with objects and learn to create stunning, lifelike drawings. Unleash your artistic potential at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art.

Wednesday Dec 13th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

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Classical Canine Portraiture

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Discover the rich history of canine artistry as you learn the techniques to create stunning, lifelike portraits of our four-legged companions. Join us at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art for an immersive class that will teach you the secrets of classical canine portraiture. Unleash your creativity and bring these beloved animals to life on canvas.

Wednesday Jan 10th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

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$290

4 sessions

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Cast Drawing and Developing Drawing Accuracy

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

In this class we will focus on cast drawing and many of the fundamental skills necessary for an artist to achieve an illusion of reality in his or her work . Students will begin with a basic “block-in” construction which helps to build proper accuracy in tilt, comparing important visual alignments, shape, proportion and gesture. Discussion and development of various drawing techniques are an integral part of achieving a strong comparison...

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$280

4 sessions

Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Écorché sculpture workshop is strong method to master and to commit the complex forms of the human figure to memory. This course will focus on better understanding the skull and muscles of the face, as well as it's various facial features. Students will use oil-based clay on an armature to build a life size anatomical sculpture of the human head. They will first sculpt a life-size skull from an actual  plaster cast.  They...

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$400

4 sessions

Accelerated Introduction to Sculpture

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Learn the basic fundamentals of beginning a sculpture in clay. Students will learn how to use a variety of sculpture tools, the advantages of sculpting in clay, and how to achieve a likeness.  Required materials for the class are as follows: Basic set of sculpture tools if you have them. If you do not have tools we can supply these for you.  Two blocks of Van Aken Modeling Clay (grey color) in 4 1/2 lb bars. As an alternative...

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Drawing Improvement Through Bargue Copying

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

The Charles Bargue master drawings are a series of prints ranging from simple to more advanced drawing.  Their purpose is help train the eye of the student to understand the effects of light and shadow and the illusion of form.   In this class, students are shown how to reduce form into a simplified straight line construction, and soon the student progresses to rendering the form through light and shadow. This important class teaches...

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$180

2 sessions

Introduction to Drawing and Critical Drawing Techniques

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

This class will serve as a fantastic introduction class for those begining their journey as an artist or wishing to improve and to master their skills in drawing. It is designed for those wishing to better understand critical drawing techniques that are essential to capturing what you see as an artist with accuracy, and with a much more realistic description of three dimensional form.  This class will discuss basic concepts in drawing...

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$280

4 sessions

Dia De Los Muertos Theme: Live Model 3 Hour Pose

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Celebrate the rich cultural tradition of Dia De Los Muertos as you capture the beauty of a live model in this immersive drawing experience. Explore the intricate details and vibrant colors of this festive theme using your preferred art materials. Join us for a unique opportunity to blend artistry and cultural appreciation.

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Accelerated Floral Painting Alla Prima

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

An introduction to alla prima oil painting technique in a limited palette of color. This exciting one day only class is great for any level of artist experience from novice to advanced.   Class will include instructor advice, explanation of technique, demonstration, and a hands on approach.  Students will paint from a small individual still life and walk away with their own painting and the knowledge to help them feel confident...

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3 Hour Pose Open Figure Drawing w.model Andrea Morani

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Join us at Decorus Atelier for another drawing session.  Space is limited  and tickets must be reserved in advance.  So bring your sketchbooks and pencils because you won't want to miss this exciting opportunity!

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Floral Painting

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

This class will explore the traditional art of floral painting. Students will learn the technique of indirect painting over the course of three sessions. 

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$180

3 sessions

Introduction to Anatomy

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Within this popular course on anatomy we will focus on better understanding the anatomical constructions of the human body as it relates to its essential skeletal system "architecture" and to its musculature system which provides its "dynamic force." We will start by covering the skeletal system of the body and learning about the various  planes  and  variations  that are essential to providing the structure necessary to the...

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$200

2 sessions

Mystery Drop-in Drawing Session

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

The exciting new Mystery Drop-in Drawing session will surprise students each time with a completely different idea to draw from each time! Subject matter can literally be almost anything. You won't find out until you arrive; the subject matter is a closely guarded secret of the week. Ranging from live figure drawing, portrait model, statues, drawing from a musician singing or playing live music, floral arrangements or still life, anatomy, live animals,...

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