"Lorena" - class demonstration by founding faculty Nicole Michelle TULLY, oil on linen, 2018
"Lorena" - class demonstration by founding faculty Nicole Michelle TULLY, oil on linen, 2018
"Lorena" - class demonstration by founding faculty Nicole Michelle TULLY, oil on linen, 2018
"Lorena" - class demonstration by founding faculty Nicole Michelle TULLY, oil on linen, 2018
"Lorena" - class demonstration by founding faculty Nicole Michelle TULLY, oil on linen, 2018

2023 SPRING PORTRAIT PAINTING in ARGENTON CHATEAU

“The singular point of beautiful objects, and people, is that they are experienced not as parts, or ratios between cheekbones and chin, but as wholes.

The experience of beauty is a perception, but it is one that mixes up various other sensations and makes them converge in a particular way.”

– Charles JENCKS, Postmodernism, 1986

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LOCATION: 2023 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, 4 May 2023 – Depart Saturday, 27 May 2023

Group Arrival: 5:00 PM, Thursday, 4 May 2023 at Angers/St Laud – Gare SNCF.
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? Proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination is required to enroll.
There are no academic or other pre-requisites.
All students must enroll full-time for this 3-week program.
TUITION PRICE: 2225 euros, shared 2BR housing included.

(Single living available in limited supply, for +300 euros minimum.)
APPLICATION
DEADLINE:
4 NOVEMBER 2022
PAYMENT DEADLINE: 12 NOVEMBER 2022
HOW to APPLY: Admissions for 2023 SPRING PORTRAIT in ARGENTON CHATEAU are OPEN.

Before you apply, please review the ADMISSIONS page for general information about the application process.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

2023 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.