Schedule of Regular Classes

The Atelier follows an academic calendar from September to June, and comprises three terms:

Fall (September-December)

Winter (January-March) and Spring (April-June).

Summer classes in July and August to be confirmed.

Registration is ongoing, and students may join at any time of the year.

Weekly Schedule of Classes 2018

 

Fall Term: September 09 – December 12, 2018 (14 weeks)

  Afternoon 2-5 PM Evenings 6-9 or 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday Open Studio  
Monday Open Studio Portrait Drawing
Tuesday Still Life Open Studio

Winter Term: January 13 – April 2, 2019 (12weeks)

  Afternoon 2-5 PM Evenings 6-9 or 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday Open Studio  
Monday Open Studio Portrait Drawing
Tuesday Still Life Open Studio

Spring Term: April 14 – June 25, 2019 (no classes April 26 – May 11) (9 weeks)

  Afternoon 2-5 PM Evenings 6-9 or 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday Open Studio  
Monday Open Studio Portrait Drawing
Tuesday Still Life Open Studio
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2018 Classes

Open Studio

In these classes, students elect the project of their choice, and work at their own pace. Students can join anytime, and choose how often they attend.

Whilst some choose to follow the prescribed assignments from the Classical Drawing Program, including Bargue Drawing, Cast Drawing and Mastercopies, and those who have completed the Drawing Program, follow assignments from the Classical Painting Program, others prefer to draw or paint with self-directed assignments.

These can include drawing from photos, exercises to understand and master the steps in portraiture and figure drawing, still life drawing, and reviewing topics from weekend workshops, such as drawing hair, texture, reverse drawing, painting the grisaille, etc.

Winter 2019

Portrait

The portrait group meets once a week in a small group, usually around 8 students. Students work from the live model, in a sustained pose for 4 weeks. This allows students ample time to go through the steps of completing a beautiful classical drawing or painting, and achieve likeness, gesture, proportion and expression. More advanced students paint in grisaille or full colour, whilst others complete their drawing in graphite, charcoal or coloured pencil.

Classes are held on Mondays 6.30 – 9.30 PM

Winter 2019

Still Life Painting

 

In this new class being offered at the Atelier, students will start from a very simple arrangement of objects and progress to more complex compositions.

Still life is the perfect platform to learn and master classical oil painting, the use of colour and varied brushwork, as well as opaque painting and glazing techniques. Students will learn the principles of painting, the use of mediums, and the stages of building up a realistic and captivating image, how to arrange a still life, the effects of lighting conditions, how to create texture, render various surfaces, create reflections and transparency, and much more besides.

Class size is limited, and students may join anytime, space permitting.

 

Winter 2019

Testimonials:

“With Mandy Boursicot’s supportive guidance and positive approach in the teaching of figure drawing I have gained outstanding improvements in my drawing skills.”

– Kevin G-E