Bargue Drawing is a term used to describe the 18th Century art curriculum designed by artists Jean Gerome and Charles Bargue. Students learn the basic elements of drawing at first by copying master drawings known as Bargue Drawings. The program progresses to cast drawings and then to drawing and painting from life. Even for the professional artists, Bargue drawings can be an eye opening experience. There are many lessons to be learned which include application of medium, shadow shapes, edges and more. These valuable lessons will later carry through to other art forms such as portrait, figure, and still life. Beginning students may expect to complete 2 drawings during a 10 week session. Bargue and cast drawing is a journey where knowledge is gained through repetition of the program. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
This class is for the intermediate to professional artist, who is comfortable using their media, but is looking for advice and guidance when tackling their own independent project. This is a great opportunity to surround yourself with other artists. Weekly lessons rotate between demonstrations and critiques. This semester’s lectures and demonstrations will be based on winter themes and portraiture. Most demonstrations are in watercolor. Both the instructor and peers give constructive comments during critiques. Please bring in projects and chosen media. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
Learning to draw and paint the portrait is a delightful journey. It challenges the artist to see subtle angles and shapes. This class is for both beginner and advanced artist wishing to learn about drawing and painting the portrait. The first five classes will focus on positioning the model, general anatomy, and defining the planes of the head. Demonstrations will be given. The first five classes will be in charcoal and the final four will focus on oil. Optionally students may work in their own media choice with approval. There will be a variety of models: male, female, young and old, all rotating between the first 5 classes. The last FOUR classes will be devoted to one long pose giving students ample time to study the form. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
This course will cover the traditional methods of oil painting from the French academy under-painting to a finished piece. Students will learn the fundamentals for creating a painting including composition, color, and techniques. Three subjects will be covered during this 10 -week course. Weekly demonstrations will guide students along Students may choose from provided subject matter or bring in their own inspirational references. Students may expect to finish at two - three paintings during the course. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
Unlike any other medium, watercolor offers a bountiful array of wonderful techniques. From glazing to spattering, these unique properties may be found in all successful watercolor paintings. In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn from weekly demonstrations and apply newly learned methods to their work. Subject matter ranging from summer landscapes to florals. Beginning students are encouraged to practice the techniques. Advanced students may work independently on their own projects with guidance and advice. Students may choose from provided subject matter or bring in their own inspirational references. Morning or evening classes available. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.Morning Class
When working with transparent watercolor, developing strong fundamentals can provide a path to success. This 3-Day workshop will focus on the importance of developing strong fundamentals as we work through a variety of exercises and paintings, with a mix of subjects. Effective planning, composition and design, and interpreting your subject will also be important parts of the discussion. The workshop is suitable for all levels. To learn more about the workshop, download the PDF syllabus below.
Learn to paint the unique beauty of the historic New England architecture in this fun and creative watercolor workshop. Students will learn elements of composition and perspective as it relates to the subject, as well as painting texture and natural materials, and how to render the unique beauty of light and shadow in a realistic manner. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. This workshop is open to all levels of painting ability. To learn more about the workshop, download the PDF syllabus below.
Learn to paint the beautiful landscape of New England in all of its summer glory. This workshop is open to all levels of painting ability, including beginning and intermediate painters. Each facet of the landscape including skies, trees, buildings, barns, and more will be explored. Students will learn the importance of color, value and composition and how to employ these elements in a landscape painting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. To learn more about the workshop, download the PDF syllabus below.
This is not a class, but an open forum for artists and students of all skill levels to draw the nude figure as one long pose session. To learn more about the group and cost, please follow the link below to download the PDF file. The cost is $15 per person and you pay at the door!