2019 SPRING PORTRAIT PAINTING (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

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LOCATION: Our 2019 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, 25 April 2019 – Depart Saturday, 18 May 2019

CLASS SCHEDULE:
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: 2200 euros, shared 2BR housing included.

(Single living available in limited supply, for +250 euros minimum.)
PRIORITY APPLICATION
DEADLINE:
1 October 2018
PAYMENT DUE: 16 October 2018
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2019 SPRING PORTRAIT PAINTING will open in July 2018.

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

 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

2019 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.