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Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-1220-CE
  • TimesWednesday, 6:00PM - 10:10PM
  • Dates Jun 03 - Aug 12
  • Ceus 4.50
  • Cost$470
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Wait List
  • 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
  • TimesWednesday, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Dates Jun 10 - Jul 08
  • Ceus 3.50
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

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-A
  • TimesMonday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Dates Jun 08 - Jul 13
  • Ceus 3.50
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Canceled
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

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.

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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Realistic Portrait Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2219-CE
  • Times Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Dates Aug 03 - Aug 14
  • Ceus 8.50
  • Cost$1800
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

There's more to painting a great portrait than capturing a likeness; it's about creating the illusion of life. Portraiture should reveal the character of the sitter and exude a lifelike essence. During this course, taught by an award-winning portrait artist, you will learn how to analyze, interpret and convincingly portray the human visage. The methodology presented is both broad in scope, yet simple to comprehend. It's based on the idea that logic, not frivolous rules nor superficial techniques, lies at the core of the greatest portraits ever created. Working from live models, you will discover a simple and straightforward way to achieve accurate drawing and to easily replicate any color you see, particularly the subtle translucent tones of the human complexion. You will also learn how to model form and to simulate the effects of luminosity, illusionistic depth and atmospheric space. All of the information covered in this course will be fully demonstrated and explained. NOTE: A complete supply list will be sent to you prior to the start of the workshop. The Saturday session will be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This course may be taken for undergraduate credit. Please refer to FID-2219-CE in the credit courses section of this website for details. The dates are as follows: Mon.-Fri., August 3-August 14; Sat., August 8 Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

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
  • TimesSaturday, 12:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Dates Jun 13 - Jul 25
  • Ceus 3.50
  • Cost$450
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

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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Watercolor Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2262-A
  • TimesTuesday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
  •   Tuesday, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

  • Saturday, 2:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Dates Jun 02 - Aug 04
  • Ceus 2.50
  • Cost$335
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd Street

Description

Watercolor is a very easy medium once color mixing and water control have been mastered. This course introduces a variety of materials and techniques for beginners and intermediate level students. Students will create realistic to semi-abstract works using photographs, still lifes and live models-with minimum time spent for maximum results. Students will discover their untapped talent, and will be encouraged to find their unique style. This course is specifically designed for those who want to master watercolor painting within a brief time period without much art training. At the end of the semester, students will have completed four to six paintings and developed an appreciation of watercolor painting. NOTE: Please bring pencils (2B), a sketchbook (any size), rounded brushes (size #8, #12, #16), and some tubes of watercolor paint.

Instructor

Andrew Chang

Director, Office of Programs for International Students, School of Visual Arts; painter; principal, creative director, American Creative Trends, Inc.

Education:

MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include:

Gallery Yegam Art; Chosun-Ilbo Gallery, Seoul; School of Visual Arts; Agbae Gallery, Kwangju, Korea; Sanmaroo Gallery, Tenafly, NJ; Soomok Gallery, Seoul; East-West Cultural Study Gallery; National Arts Club

Books include:

The World of Illustration; A Survey of Illustration; The Man Who Picked a Big Apple; Growing the Imagination: Art, Education, Theory and Practice

Publications include:

Monthly Design (Korea), HOW, Illustration (Japan), Graphic Design (Korea), Playboy, Adweek, The New York Times Book Review, Racquet, Cosma, Korean Times Magazine, The Chosun-Ilbo (Korea), SVA Insider Monthly

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Watercolor Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2264-A
  • TimesMonday, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Dates Jun 01 - Jul 13
  • Ceus 2.00
  • Cost$270
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 310 East 22nd 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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Plein Air Painting

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2281-A
  • TimesSaturday, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Dates Jun 06 - Aug 15
  • Ceus 6.00
  • Cost$645
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Canceled
  • 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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Exploring Multimedia

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-2548-A
  • TimesTuesday, 6:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Jun 02 - Aug 04
  • Ceus 3.50
  • Cost$395
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 133/141 West 21st Street

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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Studio Art Therapy Techniques

Course Details
  • Course Number FIC-3518-A
  • TimesTuesday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
  • Dates Jul 07 - Jul 28
  • Ceus 1.00
  • Cost$145
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Canceled
  • 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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