INTENSIVE COURSES | 2015 Summer Intensive

“Intricacy in form, therefore, I shall define to be that peculiarity in the lines which compose it, that leads the eye a wanton kind of chase, and from the pleasure that gives the mind, entitles it to the name of beautiful…”

- William Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty (1753)

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LOCATION:
The 2015 Summer Intensive will be held in the Intensive Course Studio, on our main campus in Argenton-Chateau(79), a medieval town north of Bordeaux and south of the Loire Valley, in the Poitou-Charentes region of southwestern France. 

Argenton-Chateau is situated 2.5 hours from Paris-Montparnasse (total travel time: TGV train + program shuttlebus).

See our FACILITIES page for complete details on the Intensive Course Studio.
CLASS DATES: May 28, 2015 – August 15, 2015   (Mid-summer break: July 3 – July 11, 2015) 

Two 5-week terms, with a one-week vacation, 11 weeks total
CLASS SCHEDULE: The daily schedule is 6 hours of life-model, 5 days a week (Sunday – Thursday, 9am – 6pm).

Figure poses will vary in length between 10 minutes and two weeks (50+ hrs.).

The course will offer lecture-demonstrations 1-2x weekly and in-studio critique, 3 days per week.

Full-time faculty will occasionally work alongside students as fellow artists.
CLASS SIZE: 12 maximum + instructors

The class will accept a maximum of 12 students, plus 2 alternates in case of cancellations.
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.

All students must enroll full-time for this 12-week course.

There is no option for part-time enrollment, or late arrival.

TUITION PRICE: 5300 euros, shared 2BR housing included **

Figure sessions 30 hrs/ week for 10 weeks, plus a one week mid-term vacation.

New merit scholarships and work-study awards are now available. Click here for information.

PAYMENT DEADLINE: For priority applicants, tuition payment is due in two installments:

3300 euros is due on January 21, 2015.

The remaining 2000 euros is due on April 15, 2015.

HOUSING: Twelve weeks of 2BR shared housing in Argenton-Chateau included in tuition price.

Students live in program housing, assigned starting March 15, in the order that applications were received.

See our LODGING page for complete details on housing in Argenton-Chateau.

WHEN TO APPLY: ** APPLY NOW – Admissions for the 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVE are OPEN **

The priority application deadline is 1 January 2015.

HOW to APPLY: Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

Click the button below to go to the online application form:

apply-online or  Download PDF (coming soon)

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:  “Summer Intensive 2015″

The 2015 Summer Intensive is entitled “Re-forming the Elements of Figurative Art”

Figure sessions meet for 10 weeks of drawing and painting the human figure from life, 30 hrs. per week.

It will be team-taught by the artists Timothy Stotz, Nicole Michelle Tully and Tobias Hall.

The Summer Intensive course offers a full-time, structured curriculum of daily figure drawing and painting from life.
There is no option for part-time enrollment, or late arrival.

Please review frequently asked questions on our FAQS page.

Advice on how to get to Argenton-Chateau is on the TRAVEL to FRANCE page.