Visiting Faculty – Tobias HALL | “Freddy Borges” – pencil on paper – 2020

2022 SUMMER ONLINE | FIGURE DRAWING | with Tobias HALL

“I am convinced that every time one gives artists their freedom and suppresses the spirit of routine, art will benefit. We, the young, will draw from our heart and find there motifs of originality, of personality, an emotion that can’t reach us through the constraining recipes of the teaching that we’ve been given up to now.”

[Je suis convaincu que toutes les fois que l’on laissera de la liberté aux artistes et que l’on étouffera l’esprit de routine, l’art y gagnera. Nous, jeunes, nous puiserons dans notre coeur et y trouverons des motifs d’originalité, de personnalité, une émotion que ne sauraient nous donner les recettes compassées de l’enseignement que l’on nous a donné jusqu’à présent.]

– Léon Bonnat, letter to the critic Ernest Chesneau, 23 December 1863

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LOCATION: 2022 SUMMER ONLINE – FIGURE DRAWING  will be taught by visiting instructor Tobias HALL.
CLASS DATES: One 4-week term: SATURDAY, 9 JULY – FRIDAY, 5 AUGUST 2022
1 live drawing demonstration/week and weekly one-on-one critique.

CLASS SCHEDULE: 3-hour live drawing demonstration each SATURDAY (Mountain Daylight Time – MDT). Demonstrations will be recorded and available for multiple viewings during the course via Vimeo.com.

One individual Zoom critique WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, or FRIDAY. (Mountain Daylight Time – MDT).
CLASS SIZE: 16 maximum + instructor(s)
WHO is ELIGIBLE? Entry by application only. Anyone may apply
There are no academic or other pre-requisites.
TUITION PRICE: 800 EUR (Students must apply for the entire 4-week term.)
APPLICATION
DEADLINE:
3 JUNE 2022
PAYMENT DUE: 5 JUNE 2022
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2022 SUMMER ONLINE – FIGURE DRAWING will open soon.

Before you apply, please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process. See the application form below for all further details.

Please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION 

This course will offer students the opportunity to dive deep into a perceptually based figure drawing process. Specific strategies involving movement, shape, perspective, structural anatomy, & light will be introduced to the students as they work on a number of weekly studies that will support a more thoroughly developed figure drawing composition.

Drawing demonstrations will be done from a combination of pre-taped figure poses and old master drawings. Both the instructor and the students will be working from the same set of source references for a long pose drawing, as well as for supplemental drawing exercises.

Mr Hall will lead the class through the process of figure drawing via video demonstrations each SATURDAY (Mountain Daylight Time – MDT). Demonstrations will be recorded and available for multiple viewings during the course via Vimeo.com.

The instructor will meet with students via Zoom once each week for individual critiques WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, or FRIDAY. (Mountain Daylight Time – MDT).

There will also be a private Facebook group for the course, allowing students to to share their work with one another over the duration of the class.

Visiting Faculty – Tobias HALL | “David Baird” and “Ellie Noir” – pencil on paper – 2014

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M. Tobias HALL  – Visiting Faculty
Tutor in Painting and Drawing

M. Tobias Hall (b. 1981) lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

From 2017-2019, Mr Hall co-taught the museum copy program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the MFA Painting program of the New York Academy of Art, alongside NYAA founding faculty and senior critic Edward Schmidt.

He has taught figure drawing and painting as a visiting instructor and assistant instructor at Studio Escalier (2011 – present), at the Ryder Studio School (Santa Fe, NM), online for the Teaching Studios of Art (NYC), as well as privately.

He was the 2009 recipient of the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Award for Painting. He has been awarded two Waterway Fellowships by Studio Escalier (2007, 2009) for artistic excellence.

M. Tobias Hall holds an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art, and received his BA magna cum laude in Fine Arts (Animation) from Arizona State University.

 

Visiting Faculty – Tobias HALL | “Studies after Michelangelo” – pencil on paper – 2021