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

 

Winter Term: January 14 – April 4, 2018

  Afternoon 2-5 PM Evenings 6-9 or 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday Open Studio (Mandy) Anatomy (Mandy & Chanel) 
Monday Open Studio (Mandy) Portrait (Mandy)
Tuesday Open Studio (Mandy) Figure (Mandy)

Spring Term: April 8 – June 27, 2018

  Afternoon 2-5 PM Evenings 6-9 or 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday Open Studio (Mandy) Anatomy (Mandy & Chanel) 
Monday Open Studio (Mandy) Portrait (Mandy)
Tuesday Open Studio (Mandy) Figure (Mandy)

Summer Term: Open Studio 2-5pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for continuing students

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

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

Anatomy

Understanding anatomy is essential to rendering convincing drawings and paintings of the human form.  In 24 weeks, students will learn the whole human skeleton, and all the musculature.  Focus will be on identifying key landmarks from the live model as well as from photos and classical drawings and paintings.  All surface muscles will also be covered together with their origin and insertion points, and will be reviewed in different positions.  Each 2 weeks will be devoted to one body part: with a slide lecture and classroom overlay skeleton and ecorche exercises the first week, and drawing from the live model the second week.  The last 4 weeks will deal with the body as a whole and drawing from front and back poses.

Classes are held on Sundays 6 – 9 PM

Winter 2018

Spring 2018

Portrait

Taught by Mandy, these are 4-week poses for intermediate students.  Focus is on developing gesture, likeness, proportion and expression.  Elements of clothing, props, background and hands will be added for more completed portraits.  Students choose to use a variety of media, including graphite, charcoal or oil paint.

Classes are held on Mondays 6.30 – 9.30PM

Winter 2018

Spring 2018

Portrait Winter 2018

 – Anita Clipston

 

 

Spring Term 2018

April 9, 16, 23 & 30 (4 classes)

May 7, 14, 21 & 28 (4 classes)

June 4, 11, 18 & 25 (4 classes)

 

April 9 – June 25 (Term)

$273 for each 4-week class

or $737 for 12 week term

 

 

 

Figure

Intermediate and Advanced students draw and paint in these 6-week sustained poses.  Students work in oil paint, or soft charcoal, or chalk and charcoal to fully develop a Classical drawing or painting.  Focus is on solid proportions, gesture, anatomy.  Fall of light and big form modelling add to the depth and complexity of the finished work. Taught by Mandy Boursicot.

Classes are held on Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30PM

Winter 2018

Spring 2018

Figure Drawing

– Justin Zazula

 

Winter Term 2018

January 16 – 30 & February 6 – 20 (6 classes) 

February 27  & March 6 – 27 (6 classes) 

 

January 16 – March 27 (Term)

$409.50 for each 6-week class

or $737 for 12 week term

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term 2018

April 10 – 24 & May 1 – 15 (6 classes) 

May 22, 29  & June 5 – 26 (6 classes) 

 

April 10 – June 26 (Term)

$409.50 for each 6-week class

or $737 for 12 week term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Bargue Drawing

In this introduction to Academic Drawing, students will learn classical methods of drawing that are fundamental to all good work.  The drawing course developed by Charles Bargue has been the gold standard of European classical training in art. It is designed to teach drawing methods of portrait and figure drawing to artists of all levels.  It takes students through all the steps needed to understand and produce works of great accuracy and beauty. Masterful demonstrations are combined with supervised hands-on application by students. Using a well-tested step by step method artists learn  how to judge shapes and values correctly and how to reproduce them. These are fundamental skill that can be readily applied to any subject matter in any medium.

Winter 2018

Introduction to Bargue Drawing

– Lorraine Yigit

 

 

Students may learn to do Bargue Drawing during Open Studios, which are held Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays 2-5 pm on an ongoing basis. Students can register anytime, and choose one day a week, and pay monthly. It’s estimated that a Level 1 Bargue Drawing would typically take 6 weeks.

 

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