To register for this course, please call the Registrar's Office (212) 592.2200.
- Course NumberFPD-2010-CE
- Dates Sep 20 - Dec 13
- Hours12:00PM - 06:00PM
- Additional Fees0.00
- Location 310 East 22nd Street
Want your paintings to come to life? Illusionistic realism takes more than merely copying what is in front of you; it requires the ability to understand and interpret your subject to be successful. This course will present, to artists of all levels, a uniquely simple and logical approach to painting the portrait and the figure in oil. The mindset and methodologies that guided master artists for more than 500 hundred years will be emphasized, and you will learn the time-honored techniques that have served as the backbone for some of the greatest paintings ever created. Designed to develop your ability to create a believable three-dimensional reality on a two-dimensional surface, regardless of how loose or tight you want to paint-this course will allow you to rigorously engage with the principles of figure and portrait painting in the classical tradition. Working from a live model, we will explore techniques for capturing a likeness, handling paint, emphasizing the effects of light and atmosphere, modeling form and mixing lifelike flesh tones. Every step from stretching a canvas to applying the final highlight will be thoroughly demonstrated and explained. NOTE: A Sunday afternoon field trip to the Met is included. Please bring a notebook and pen to the first session. A complete supply list will be distributed at the first session.
BFA, University of the Arts
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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
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First Place, Best Portfolio, Portrait Society of America; American Society of Portrait Artists; Society of Illustrators
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