Figure Painting & Drawing
The Russian Academic Method


What:Artists can choose to either Draw or Paint the Figure, but they will work on the same piece for the entire course. 

 

If artists choose to draw, they will receive direction on traditional dry mediums such as Conte, graphite, or charcoal.  Instruction will follow the Russian Academic approach to Figure Drawing.

 

If artists choose to paint, they will receive instruction on Russian Academic alla prima Figure Painting, to include preliminary composition and color sketches.    Artists are also welcome to complete the painting without color, and will receive instruction on the methods and process of open and closed grisaille.


When:

TBA


Cost

Drop-in $10/day

Drop-in with instruction $25/day

2 weeks (6 days/18 hours) $150

Full Course (4 weeks/36 hours) $300

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Portrait Painting & Drawing
The Russian Academic Method


What:Artists can choose to either Draw or Paint the portrait, but they will work on the same piece for the entire course. 

 

If artists choose to draw, they will receive direction on traditional dry mediums such as Conte, graphite, or charcoal.  Instruction will follow the Russian Academic approach to drawing the portrait.

 

If artists choose to paint, they will receive instruction on Russian Academic alla prima Portrait Painting, to include preliminary composition and color sketches.  Artists are also welcome to complete the painting without color, and will receive instruction on the methods and process of open and closed grisaille.


When:

TBA


Cost

Drop-in $10/day

Drop-in with instruction $25/day

2 weeks (6 days/18 hours) $150

Full Course (4 weeks/36 hours) $300

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Constructive Drawing
The Russian Academic Method


What:

This course will focus on the elements of Constructive Drawing, to include perspective, geometric planes, and linear proportion.  Artists will draw from gypsum casts, but while we work from life, we do not copy.  We take from nature inspiration which informs the knowledge we have of constructing form.  Before we begin a drawing, painting, or sculpture, we must have an image in our minds of what we are going to put down.  An understanding and practice of Constructive Drawing gives clarity to that initial image, and freedom within the laws of form.   Within the Russian Academic Method, a firm grasp of constructive drawing gives an understanding into the geometric planes of an object and the orientation of those planes relative to light.  This understanding is the key to painting in color.    


When:

TBA


Cost

Drop-in $10/day

Drop-in with instruction $25/day

2 weeks (6 days/12 hours) $150

Full Course (4 weeks/24 hours) $300

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