|2020 SPRING PORTRAIT PAINTING in ARGENTON CHATEAU|
“When we see a natural style, we are astonished and delighted,
for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.”
“Quand on voit le style naturel, on est tout étonné et ravi,
car on s’attendait de voir un auteur, et on trouve un homme.” – Blaise PASCAL, Penséés, 1669
|LOCATION:||Our 2020 Spring Portrait Painting will convene in Argenton-Chateau (79).
Please see our Facilities page for complete details on our campus and school facilities.
|CLASS DATES:||Arrive Thursday, 2 April 2020 – Depart Saturday, 25 April 2020
||Studio sessions will be held for 3 weeks total, Sunday – Thursday with 6 hrs life model daily, 5 days per week.|
|CLASS SIZE:||10 maximum + instructor(s)|
|WHO is ELIGIBLE?||Anyone may apply – There are no academic or other pre-requisites.
All Spring Figure Painting students must enroll full-time, for the entire 3 week term.
|TUITION PRICE:||2225 euros, shared 2BR housing included.
(Single living available in limited supply, for +250 euros minimum.)
| 1 October 2019
|PAYMENT DUE:|| 15 October 2019
|HOW to APPLY:||
Admissions for 2020 SPRING PORTRAIT in ARGENTON CHATEAU will open in June 2019.
Before you apply, please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.
2020 Spring Portrait Painting students will receive daily instruction in portrait painting – both short pose (3-6 hrs) and long pose (15 – 25 hours) – as well as observe lecture-demonstrations 1-2x per week by founding faculty Nicole Michelle Tully and Timothy Stotz.
Students will profit from individual critique and demonstrations including: drawing directly on canvas or panel, color thumbnail (“poster study”), chromatic underpainting (“colorwash”), and single-pass painting execution, wet-into-wet (“form painting”).
Individual critique will be given 5 days weekly, and lecture-demonstrations will focus on drawing as well as painting questions. The studio culture offers daily opportunities for individual as well as group discussion, and impromptu “work-in-progress” demonstrations.