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Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-1220-CE
  • TimesWednesday, 6:00PM - 9:45PM
  • Dates Sep 30 - Dec 16
  • Ceus 4.50
  • Cost$470
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Open to students at all levels, this course is an intensive survey of the diverse methods and approaches to oil painting and it will take the mystery out of color, composition, scale and tone. Working from the live nude, you will learn how to create convincing flesh tones in light and shadow, and volume and space, through the application of color theory. We will also work on atmospheric perspective as it pertains to the landscape for the final three sessions. Demonstrations will show you how to use a painting knife and brush, and how to build a painting using old master, classicist, impressionist, and neoimpressionist techniques. You will learn the recipes of painting mediums and how to use them. This course will strengthen your observational skills, and you will become familiar with atmospheric perspective, linear perspective and human anatomy. There will be group discussions of student work and individual attention to the goals, needs and level of experience of each student. NOTE: Please bring a newsprint pad (18x24") and compressed charcoal to the first session. This course may be taken for undergraduate credit. Please refer to FID-1220-CE in the credit courses section of this website for details.

Instructor

Paul Fortunato

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include:

Christie's; Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild; Drawing Center; Washington Square East Galleries, New York University; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Rafik Exhibition Space

Publications include:

The New York Times, Juxtapoz

Awards include:

Elizabeth Foundation, National Academy of Design, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Hillwood Art Museum

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Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-1221-A
  • TimesMonday, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Dates Sep 21 - Dec 14
  • Ceus 3.50
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

For the beginning student, this course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of painting. Using oil paint, students will explore color, form and content. Subjects will include still life, the model and themes from your imagination. The course will concentrate on each student's individual development, enhancing his or her technical skills and personal expression.

Instructor

Judy Mannarino

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include:

Fiction/Nonfiction Gallery; Penine Hart Gallery; Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC; LedisFlam Gallery

Group exhibitions include:

Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis; Die Kampnagel Fabrik Hamburg; Visual Arts Gallery; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Terrain Gallery, San Francisco; George Billis Gallery

Publications include:

Artforum, Art in America, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Village Voice

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Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-1223-CE
  • TimesSaturday, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Dates Sep 26 - Dec 19
  • Ceus 4.50
  • Cost$470
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

Designed for the beginning student, this studio course will introduce the fundamentals of color, space, composition and technique. Oil paint will be the primary medium; other media will be explored, including acrylics and collage. Students will paint from observation, memory and imagination. Contemporary concepts will be emphasized. There will be individual and group critiques. NOTE: Please bring a rough newsprint pad (18x24"), charcoal pencils and an eraser to the first session. This course may be taken for undergraduate credit. Please refer to FID-1223-CE in the credit courses section of this website for details.

Instructor

Melissa Meyer

Fine artist

Education

BS, MA, New York University

One-person exhibitions include

Lennon, Weinberg Inc.; Elizabeth Harris Gallery; Holly Solomon Gallery; Miller/Block Fine Art, Boston; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

Group exhibitions include

Katonah Museum of Art, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Graham Modern Gallery

Collections include

Museum of Modern Art, Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Publications include

Art in America, Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, The New York Times, New York Sun, Artcritical  

Awards and honors include

New York Foundation for the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; Rome Prize Fellowship, American Academy in Rome

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Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-1226-A
  • TimesSaturday, 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Dates Sep 26 - Dec 19
  • Ceus 4.50
  • Cost$470
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

This course is designed for beginners and experienced painters alike. Demonstrations for both acrylic and oil paint will be included, as well as color theory, mixing color, light and shadow, glazing, priming, composition and content. Through guided experimentation and exploration with color, you will develop techniques and gain the skills to realize your artistic vision. Group critiques and one-on-one instruction will help inform and assist your process. From canvas preparation through to the completion of the painting-working from models, still life, photographs or imagination-the instruction will focus on individual growth in a supportive environment. NOTE: Please bring dark charcoal or 6B pencils and a newsprint pad (18x24") to the first session.

Instructor

Maura Sheehan

Fine artist; founder, director, Manhattan Art Program

Education:

BFA, San Francisco Art Institute

One-person exhibitions include:

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville; Helsinki Museum, Finland; Art Gallery of Toronto, Canada; Old Yacht Club, Cork, Ireland; Cristinerose Gallery; Helen M.Z. Cevern Gallery; Simon Watson Gallery; Lausanne Biennale; Art at the Anchorage; London Metropolitan University Gallery, Whitechapel; Row House, Houston; Nave Museum, Victoria, TX

Group exhibitions include:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Printed Matter; Municipal Art Society; Wall Space; Galerie Berlin Am Meer; Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany; Orensanz Foundation; Green Dog Arts, Belfast; Pierogi Gallery; ARTifariti, West Sahara, Africa; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid

Publications include:

Time Out New York, The New York Times, ARTnews, Art in America, Flash Art, Sculpture, Artforum, Irish Times

Awards include:

CAPS, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts

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Realistic Figure and Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2221-CE
  • TimesFriday, 12:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Dates Sep 25 - Dec 18
  • Ceus 7.00
  • Cost$975
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

Great realist painters do far more than faithfully copy what they see. Creating the illusion of reality requires the ability to understand and interpret your subject matter. This course, taught by an award winning portrait painter, will present, to artists of all levels, a uniquely simple and logical approach to working in oil, and will allow you to rigorously engage with the principles of figure and portrait painting in the classical tradition. You will learn the timehonored techniques and skills necessary to create a believable three-dimensional reality, regardless of how loose or tight you choose to paint. Working from a live model, you will learn to capture a likeness, handle paint, emphasize the effects of light and atmosphere, model form, mix stunningly lifelike flesh tones and, most importantly, you will learn the underlying strategic thinking behind the creation of the world's greatest masterpieces. Every step from preparing your canvas to applying the final highlight will be thoroughly demonstrated and explained. Each student will also receive numerous one-on-one critiques and personalized instruction. After taking this class, you will be able to apply what you've learned to any subject matter in any artistic medium, including digital. NOTE: A Sunday afternoon field trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art is included. Please bring a notebook and pen to the first session. A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session. This course may be taken for undergraduate credit. Please refer to FID-2221-CE in the credit courses section of this website for details.

Instructor

Marvin Mattelson

Portrait artist

Education:

BFA, University of the Arts

Clients include:

New York Archdiocese, MBNA, ITT Corporation, MetLife, Time Warner, DreamWorks, IBM, MTV, FedEx, Disney, Newsweek, Warner Publishing, Putnam, A&E, CBS, ABC, Geffen Films, Nynex, National Geographic, Scientific American, U.S. Postal Service, Angel Records, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Redbook, Look, Psychology Today, New York magazine, Grey & Grey

Exhibitions include:

Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; American Society of Portrait Artists; Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators; New York Society of Portrait Artists; Long Island Professional Artists' Showcase

Publications include:

Step-by-Step Graphics, Graphis Annual, Communication Arts, Idea, Print, Folio

Awards and honors include:

First Place, Best Portfolio, Portrait Society of America; American Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators

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Realistic Figure and Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2221-CE1
  • TimesSaturday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Dates Sep 26 - Dec 19
  • Ceus 6.50
  • Cost$895
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

Great realist painters do far more than faithfully copy what they see. Creating the illusion of reality requires the ability to understand and interpret your subject matter. This course, taught by an award winning portrait painter, will present, to artists of all levels, a uniquely simple and logical approach to working in oil, and will allow you to rigorously engage with the principles of figure and portrait painting in the classical tradition. You will learn the timehonored techniques and skills necessary to create a believable three-dimensional reality, regardless of how loose or tight you choose to paint. Working from a live model, you will learn to capture a likeness, handle paint, emphasize the effects of light and atmosphere, model form, mix stunningly lifelike flesh tones and, most importantly, you will learn the underlying strategic thinking behind the creation of the world's greatest masterpieces. Every step from preparing your canvas to applying the final highlight will be thoroughly demonstrated and explained. Each student will also receive numerous one-on-one critiques and personalized instruction. After taking this class, you will be able to apply what you've learned to any subject matter in any artistic medium, including digital. NOTE: A Sunday afternoon field trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art is included. Please bring a notebook and pen to the first session. A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session. This course may be taken for undergraduate credit. Please refer to FID-2221-CE in the credit courses section of this website for details.

Instructor

Marvin Mattelson

Portrait artist

Education:

BFA, University of the Arts

Clients include:

New York Archdiocese, MBNA, ITT Corporation, MetLife, Time Warner, DreamWorks, IBM, MTV, FedEx, Disney, Newsweek, Warner Publishing, Putnam, A&E, CBS, ABC, Geffen Films, Nynex, National Geographic, Scientific American, U.S. Postal Service, Angel Records, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Redbook, Look, Psychology Today, New York magazine, Grey & Grey

Exhibitions include:

Richard C. von Hess Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; American Society of Portrait Artists; Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators; New York Society of Portrait Artists; Long Island Professional Artists' Showcase

Publications include:

Step-by-Step Graphics, Graphis Annual, Communication Arts, Idea, Print, Folio

Awards and honors include:

First Place, Best Portfolio, Portrait Society of America; American Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators

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Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2237-A
  • TimesThursday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Sep 24 - Dec 17
  • Ceus 3.50
  • Cost$450
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

This comprehensive course in portrait painting will explore all you need to know to make realistic, fully illuminated portraits. It is perfect for beginners and will prove of immense value to even the most experienced professional. Each week will involve painting from the model with detailed instruction. We will begin with an examination of how color can be used to create palpable flesh and three-dimensional form. Subsequent projects will build from this foundation and incorporate paint layering and underpainting techniques, as well as a look at the mysteries of pose, posture and gesture. The simple break down of the features-nose, eyes, mouth, ears-will enable you to quickly incorporate them into your portrait with accuracy and credibility. Examples from masters' work will be shown and discussed. Home assignments support and continue the work in class, and sometimes range to more experimental approaches to the portrait. NOTE: A short video about the course and a materials list can be viewed at: johnaparks.com.

Instructor

John Parks

Painter

Education:

BFA, Hull College of Art; MA, Royal College of Art, London

Exhibitions include:

Coe Kerr Gallery; Allan Stone Gallery; Segal Gallery; Wonderlich Gallery; Royal Academy, London

Clients include:

CBS Records, New York magazine, Franklin Mint

Publications include:

The New York Times, American Artist, Watercolor

Collections include:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Royal College of Art, London

Awards include:

National Endowment for the Arts, British Institute Award, Pears Portrait Commission

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Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2237-B
  • TimesSaturday, 12:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Dates Sep 26 - Dec 05
  • Ceus 6.00
  • Cost$645
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

This comprehensive course in portrait painting will explore all you need to know to make realistic, fully illuminated portraits. It is perfect for beginners and will prove of immense value to even the most experienced professional. Each week will involve painting from the model with detailed instruction. We will begin with an examination of how color can be used to create palpable flesh and three-dimensional form. Subsequent projects will build from this foundation and incorporate paint layering and underpainting techniques, as well as a look at the mysteries of pose, posture and gesture. The simple break down of the features-nose, eyes, mouth, ears-will enable you to quickly incorporate them into your portrait with accuracy and credibility. Examples from masters' work will be shown and discussed. Home assignments support and continue the work in class, and sometimes range to more experimental approaches to the portrait. NOTE: A short video about the course and a materials list can be viewed at: johnaparks.com.

Instructor

John Parks

Painter

Education:

BFA, Hull College of Art; MA, Royal College of Art, London

Exhibitions include:

Coe Kerr Gallery; Allan Stone Gallery; Segal Gallery; Wonderlich Gallery; Royal Academy, London

Clients include:

CBS Records, New York magazine, Franklin Mint

Publications include:

The New York Times, American Artist, Watercolor

Collections include:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Royal College of Art, London

Awards include:

National Endowment for the Arts, British Institute Award, Pears Portrait Commission

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Techniques and Materials of Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2243-A
  • TimesThursday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Sep 24 - Dec 03
  • Ceus 3.00
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

The variety of tools and materials available to artists today is extraordinary, and the diversity of these materials can be very confusing even to experienced painters. For anyone seriously interested in painting, it is imperative to consider the role that materials and craft play in the making of art, as well as the safe handling of those materials. This course is designed to unlock the mysteries surrounding the technical procedures of key painting methods, and will explore the possibilities in oil painting, from historical, contemporary, and experimental perspectives. Through demonstrations and hands-on experimentation, we will explore various painting techniques, grounds and supports, pigments, oils, varnishes, painting mediums and brushes. Most importantly, we will put these techniques to use with an emphasis on the materials and technical procedures of oil painting. NOTE: The complete supply list will be discussed during the first session. Please come prepared to take notes.

Instructor

Seth Michael Forman

Fine artist

Education:

BA, SUNY Potsdam; MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include:

Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee; Miller Block Gallery, Boston; Adam Baumgold Gallery; Cavin- Morris Gallery; frosh&portmann

Group exhibitions include:

Eyebeam; New Museum of Contemporary Art; Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco; DC Moore Gallery; Visual Arts Museum; Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ

Publications include:

The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Journal, Boston Globe, New Art Examiner, Harper's, Oxford American

Awards include:

New York Foundation for the Arts

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Intensive Painting Workshop: Paint Your Own Vision

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2249-A
  • TimesSaturday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Dates Sep 26 - Dec 05
  • Ceus 6.00
  • Cost$645
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

This intensive painting workshop is for artists at all levels who would like to explore their vision in oil or water-based painting media. It is structured to allow students the time and freedom to individually explore those aspects of painting that interest them, including realism, abstraction and experimentation. Beginning painters will receive instruction in such areas as creating the illusion of light, three-dimensional space, and rendering surface textures, including fabric, reflective metal and glass. Advanced students and abstract painters will be encouraged to define their visual sensibility while honing technical painting skills. Models will be available for each session, and all students will be supported in developing their critical and conceptual thinking, regardless of style or subject matter. NOTE: The first session will include a discussion of non-toxic painting options, and a supply list will be distributed.

Instructor

Seth Michael Forman

Fine artist

Education:

BA, SUNY Potsdam; MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include:

Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee; Miller Block Gallery, Boston; Adam Baumgold Gallery; Cavin- Morris Gallery; frosh&portmann

Group exhibitions include:

Eyebeam; New Museum of Contemporary Art; Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco; DC Moore Gallery; Visual Arts Museum; Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ

Publications include:

The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Journal, Boston Globe, New Art Examiner, Harper's, Oxford American

Awards include:

New York Foundation for the Arts

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Watercolor Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2264-A
  • TimesMonday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Sep 21 - Nov 30
  • Ceus 3.00
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

This course is designed to inform and demonstrate all the "shop tricks" in watercolor painting. Beginning and experienced students will learn how to avoid pitfalls and advance their watercolor paintings. We will explore a variety of watercolor techniques with an emphasis on developing one's own style. Demonstrations of color and design, wet-on-wet and dry brush techniques will be included. Students can paint from still life, photographs or their own subject matter. Individual attention will be given. NOTE: A supply list will be distributed upon registration in this course.

Instructor

Denis Ponsot

Painter

One-person exhibitions include:

Artists' Woods, Amangansett, NY; Daruma Gallery; Alfred Van Loen Gallery, Huntington Station, NY

Group exhibitions include:

J.N. Bartfield Galleries; Bayside Historical Society, NY; Salmagundi Club; South Huntington Library, NY; Art League of Long Island, NY; Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council; Heckscher Museum of Art, NY; Islip Art Museum, NY

Awards include:

Salmagundi Club, Grumbacher Award

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Gouache

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2279-A
  • TimesTuesday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Sep 29 - Dec 01
  • Ceus 3.00
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

Description

Experience the brilliance and subtlety of color this water-based paint offers. Enjoy its opaque quality, which allows for more coverage than transparent watercolor. Learn to mix colors and paint on hot- and cold-press papers or board with this clean and transportable medium. Projects inspired by models, still life, nature objects and students' individual interests will be springboards to develop your ability to observe, translate and transform through color. Discussion of practical color theory, composition, three-dimensional form, abstraction and personal content as well as demonstrations and individual and group critiques will supplement studio work. Beginning students will discover gouache to be a flexible, forgiving medium to hone skills while transitioning to a wet, color medium. Experienced students are encouraged to develop their technique and personal vision through class and independent projects. NOTE: A supply list will be distributed upon registration in this course.

Instructor

Shelley Haven

Fine artist

Education:

BA, SUNY Binghamton; MFA, MA, University of Iowa

One-person exhibitions include:

Tompkins Square Gallery, New York Public Library

Group exhibitions include:

Lesley Heller Gallery; Central Booking; Kingsborough Community College; Manhattan Graphics Center; Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

Collections include:

Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, New York Public Library

Grants include:

Puffin Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Manhattan Community Arts Fund

Artist residencies include:

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Fundación Valparaiso, Millay Colony for the Arts, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Anderson Center

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Plein Air Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2281-A
  • TimesSaturday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Dates Sep 26 - Dec 05
  • Ceus 6.00
  • Cost$645
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

This course will introduce you to the joys and challenges of painting on location. We will paint outdoors at sites such as Central Park, Madison Square Park, Battery Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, as well as points north along the Hudson River. Topics will include linear and atmospheric perspective, the visual properties of water, perspective of cast shadows, composition, scale and color theory. On overcast days students can focus on one painting for the entire session; on sunny days, to make the most of the shifting light, two pieces will be worked on. We will paint indoors on rainy days using high-resolution images of landscapes or reproductions of landscape paintings as reference. Students may work in the medium of their choice. Individual guidance based on each student's skill level will be provided. NOTE: Please bring a portable easel to each session. A lightweight telescoping tubular Stanrite easel is recommended.

Instructor

Paul Fortunato

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, with honors, School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include:

Christie's; Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild; Drawing Center; Washington Square East Galleries, New York University; Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT; Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Rafik Exhibition Space

Publications include:

The New York Times, Juxtapoz

Awards include:

Elizabeth Foundation, National Academy of Design, MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Hillwood Art Museum

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The Painting of Light

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2284-A
  • TimesTuesday, 12:00PM - 2:30PM
  • Dates Sep 29 - Dec 01
  • Ceus 2.50
  • Cost$335
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

The study and interpretation of light is a foundation of representational painting. This course will explore how light can visually communicate time of day, temperature, weather, color and texture, among other variables. You will learn how to control light, key your paintings and create good value structures to achieve a specific feeling or mood you are after, and fill your paintings with light and energy. Working from photographic reference, you will learn how to re-design the elements of a photograph to create a more dynamic and compelling painting. Demonstrations, painting exercises, and discussions on materials and common problems related to rendering specific types of light will be included. One-on-one instruction will be tailored to your interests and technical proficiency. NOTE: Please bring 5 to 10 photographs of your own landscape photography, a rough newsprint pad (18x24"), a single-edge razor, four 4B charcoal pencils and a kneaded eraser to the first session.

Instructor

Peter Fiore

Fine artist

Education:

Pratt Institute

One-person exhibitions include:

Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT; Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Scottsdale Fine Art, AZ; Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, MA; Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ; Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA; RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX

Publications include:

American Artist; American Art Collector; Artist's Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur; The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000; "Art Journey America: Landscapes"

Awards and honors include:

First Place Landscape, Art Renewal Center; First Place, Artist's Magazine Annual Competition; Alden Bryan Memorial Award, American Artists Professional League

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A New Look at Painting with Acrylics

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2291-A
  • TimesTuesday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Sep 29 - Dec 15
  • Ceus 3.50
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

This course presents acrylic paint as a multipurpose medium and as an alternative to oil paint or even other water-based media. The new formulations of this extremely safe paint now provide an even wider range of possibilities and applications. The wider choice of paint formulation and forms of delivery to any surface-including acrylic markers and acrylic spray paint-will be covered in this course. Acrylics will be used to produce images that range from still life to landscape to the figure, and will explore styles from "loose" to photographically representational. The many uses of acrylic paint as a non-representational medium will also be discussed and demonstrated. NOTE: Please bring a #2 pencil, a nonspiral-bound sketchpad and an X-Acto knife (#11 blade) to the first session.

Instructor

James E. Van Patten

Fine artist

Education:

BA, University of Washington, Seattle; MFA, Michigan State University

Represented by:

Plus One Gallery, London

One-person exhibitions include:

Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI; OK Harris Gallery; O.K. South, Miami; Soghor, Leonard & Associates

Group exhibitions include:

Dada Building, Fukuoka, Japan; Poco Gallery, Seoul; Western Oregon University, Monmouth; Doran Gallery, Tulsa; Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL; Plus One Gallery, London; Seattle Art Museum; Portland Art Museum, OR

Collections include:

State of Oregon Office of the Governor; King County Arts Commission, Seattle; Michigan State University

Publications include:

Watercolor; Artist and the American Landscape; New American Paintings; Survey of Contemporary American Realism; Acrylic Frontier; Exactitude: Hyperrealist Art Today

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Exploring Multimedia

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2548-A
  • TimesTuesday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Sep 29 - Dec 15
  • Ceus 3.50
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

This course is designed to strengthen and expand your art-making skills and ideas through a creative exploration of traditional and unconventional materials. We will focus on the endless possibilities of combining such materials and mediums as film, rubbish, household goods, writing and photographs with painting, drawing and sculpture. Sound, gravity and magnetism can also be incorporated into projects. Broad suggested assignments are given to kick-start your thinking. Experimentation and failure are encouraged. Through group and individual critiques we will examine the universal and personal signification of the materials, how those can change in combination and how they can help define your interests and form a unique voice. We will also look at the ways collage, assemblage and installation have developed to expand your critical vocabulary and give you a sense of where your work fits in this history. This course is appropriate for all ranges of experience, from beginners to advanced students. NOTE: Please bring notepaper and five objects selected at random to the first session. Access to the SVA Sculpture Center is not included.

Instructor

Shirley Irons

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, Parsons School of Design

One-person exhibitions include:

Queens Museum of Art; Luisotti Gallery, Santa Monica; Temple University, Philadelphia; White Columns; Postmasters Gallery; Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Group exhibitions include:

B 4 A Gallery; Richard Anderson Gallery; Thread Waxing Space; Hunter College; Patrick Callery; The Clocktower; Simon Watson Gallery; Murray Guy; Four Walls; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, OH; Islip Art Museum, NY; Caren Golden Fine Art; MoMA PS1

Publications include:

Bomb, Acme, Blast, The New Yorker, Art Monthly, Time Out New York, Flash Art, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Village Voice

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Memory, Imagination and Mixed Media

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2551-A
  • TimesTuesday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Sep 29 - Nov 03
  • Ceus 1.50
  • Cost$210
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

This course is for students who are beyond the beginning drawing/ painting level, and are ready to intensively develop their imagination. In a supportive environment, each student will design a six-week project that emphasizes imaginative imagery. Memory, dreams, fiction and literature can all be used as subject matter. In addition to models, source materials such as photos, collages and sketches can be used as tools to develop finished works. Working with a choice of media, including collage, photos, digital prints and paint, this course will give students the opportunity to explore their artistic vision. Discussions on mixed media, experimental procedures and archival concerns will complement studio work. NOTE: Please bring drawing or painting materials, examples of your work and possible source materials to the first session, and be prepared to discuss ideas for your project.

Instructor

Seth Michael Forman

Fine artist

Education:

BA, SUNY Potsdam; MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include:

Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee; Miller Block Gallery, Boston; Adam Baumgold Gallery; Cavin- Morris Gallery; frosh&portmann

Group exhibitions include:

Eyebeam; New Museum of Contemporary Art; Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco; DC Moore Gallery; Visual Arts Museum; Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ

Publications include:

The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Journal, Boston Globe, New Art Examiner, Harper's, Oxford American

Awards include:

New York Foundation for the Arts

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Advanced Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-3211-CE
  • TimesSaturday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Dates Sep 26 - Dec 05
  • Ceus 6.00
  • Cost$645
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location To Be Announced

Description

In this all-day studio course, students can explore ideas from their personal artistic vision and bring them to completion. The instruction will focus on individual growth in a supportive class environment. This course has been developed to help students think clearly about technique and skills. Contemporary as well as historical issues will be examined to assist students in establishing a historical sense of themselves as artists. NOTE: Please come prepared to paint and bring examples of your work to the first session.

Instructor

Ira Richer

Fine artist

Education:

BFA, The Cooper Union; MFA, Yale University

One-person exhibitions include:

Foster Goldstrom Gallery, American Fine Arts, Annina Nosei Gallery, Steven Kasher Gallery

Group exhibitions include:

Robert Miller Gallery, Los Angeles Art Fair, Houghton Gallery, Basel Art Fair, Frankfurt Art Fair, Exit Art

Collections include:

Library of Congress, Menil Collection, Vincent van Gogh Foundation

Publications include:

Bomb, The Village Voice, Artforum

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Studio Art Therapy Techniques

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-3518-A
  • TimesTuesday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Oct 27 - Nov 17
  • Ceus 1.00
  • Cost$145
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 132 West 21st Street

Description

Join other art therapists and artists in studio work that is designed to heighten perception and sensory awareness. Combining an open studio and thematic approach, experientials will be used to explore personal and artistic identity, as well as facilitate an understanding of the art-making processes art therapists employ with clients. While designed for art therapists, the course is open to all, and geared to help tap into your inherent creativity.

Instructor

Ryan Kathleen Norton

Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LPC

Education

BFA, MPS, School of Visual Arts; MS, Monmouth University

Professional experience includes

Art therapist/senior primary therapist, Adolescent and Child Partial Hospitalization Program, Liberty Health, Jersey City Medical Center

Group exhibitions include

Lafayette Hotel, San Diego; Cloître Saint-Paul, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

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