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Rose Painting With Kathleen Speranza

Garden roses are some of the most beautiful forms in the botanical world. They have been cultivated for centuries and bear little resemblance to the stiff generic varieties that are commonly available. In this intensive workshop painters will have an opportunity to study their complex geometry and exquisite color subtlety. The course will Include an indirect method of painting and the introduction of a specific limited palette.


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Academic Summer Intensive

Join us in historic Old Lyme for an immersive studio experience focused on the foundations of drawing and painting in the academic tradition. Inside our custom north-lit studios, students will draw and paint daily from direct observation of live models and plaster casts, utilizing a sequential, systematic progression designed to strengthen visual acuity and develop a strategic approach to interpreting the visual experience.

The first three-week session of this workshop series will focus on drawing, and the second three-week session will focus on painting.


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Summer Youth Academy

The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts will offer a full schedule of Summer Youth Academy programs for students ages 11-18. Weekly classes will run from June 28th through August 12th.

The Pre-College Academy for students ages 14-18 offers beginning- to advanced-level art instruction through a series of workshops designed to foster creativity, build artistic skills, and develop a clear personal point of view.  The Middle School Academy, or “Apprentice Program,” offers students ages 11-13 week-long workshops concentrating on a significant artist in history. 


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