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Studio classes at the Lyme Academy offer students of all levels an opportunity to receive the highest caliber of one-on-one professional art instruction, with the freedom to design their own schedules. Classes are offered weekdays, nights, and on weekends during ten-week trimesters, with additional classes and workshops offered in the summer.

Students may choose to take individual classes or enroll in our Studio Immersion Program. See below for a full range of schedule options.

During their studio training, students are guided through historically-based academic exercises with clear explanations, individual guidance, and demonstrations by acclaimed professional artists. Students advance in their learning through this sequential, skills-based process, moving at their own pace through each class.

The Academy focuses on strengthening critical observational skills and technical facility in each of its studio classes. This is accomplished through a program of individual exercises designed to introduce new concepts and complexities, allowing a strategic and progressive learning experience. Instructors introduce foundational to advanced concepts supportive of this process. These include: achieving accurate proportions, understanding the interaction between light and form, value relationships, structure, color theory, and color mixing.

What are Class benefits?

  • Create your own schedule
  • Receive instruction from acclaimed professional working artists and educators
  • Work in a professional studio environment
  • Enjoy a 10% student discount at Lyme Academy’s new art store, de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities (located on campus)
  • Attend guest lectures with working artists, critics, and art world professionals
  • Pay a student rate for Open Studio Drawing Sessions ($10/session)

Academic Calendar

Classes run on a trimester schedule. Trimesters are separated into Fall, Winter, and Spring terms. Each trimester is ten weeks.

FALL TERM
Classes Begin: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Break: November 23 – November 27, 2022
Classes End: Friday, December 16, 2022

Winter Break: December 16, 2022 – January 16, 2023

WINTER TERM
Classes Begin: Monday, January 16, 2023
Classes End: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Spring Break: March 26 – April 9, 2023

SPRING TERM
Classes Begin: Monday, April 10, 2023
Classes End: Saturday, June 17, 2023

Winter Term Class Schedule

Drawing

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 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Morning Session
9 am-12 pm
Drawing CourseDrawing CourseDrawing Course Figure Drawing
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Afternoon Session
1-4 pm
Drawing Course
(uninstructed)
Figure Drawing
Drawing Course
(uninstructed)
Drawing Course
(uninstructed)
Drawing Course
Evening Session
5-8 pm
Drawing Course Figure Drawing

Painting

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 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Morning Session
9 am-12 pm
Painting CoursePainting CoursePainting Course Figure Painting
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Afternoon Session
1-4 pm
Painting Course
(uninstructed)
Figure Painting
Painting Course
(uninstructed)
Painting Course
(uninstructed)
Painting Course
Evening Session
5-8 pm
Painting Course Figure Painting

Sculpture and Printmaking

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 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Morning Session
9 am-1 pm
Printmaking Figure Sculpture
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Class Descriptions & Registration

Pricing and Registration are for 10-week periods, and run on a trimester basis (Fall, Winter, Spring). Students who register after a trimester has begun will have their fee prorated. Please contact the Program Coordinator at caitlin@lymeacademy.edu for registration after a class has begun.

All Drawing Course and Painting Course classes (please refer to Class Schedule above) include 3 hours of same-day uninstructed studio time, in order to allow students to continue working on their class exercises independently. Note that Tuesday evening classes have no uninstructed studio time.

Fees for individual classes can be found on the class description pages below.

For full-time registration options, which include additional access to studio time and other benefits, see our Studio Immersion Program.

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Studio Immersion Program

The Studio Immersion Program is a year-long, full-time package that includes all classes Monday thru Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, including scheduled uninstructed studio time. Studio Immersion students are provided individual studio workspaces and lockers, and will receive a 10% discount on any additional Academy classes and workshops.

This Program is ideal for gap-year students interested in building their portfolios or for anyone looking for a concentrated learning experience.

Fees for this full-time course package are as follows:

Fall Trimester: $2,800
Winter Trimester: $2,800
Spring Trimester: $2,800
Full Year: $8,400

Students may register on a trimester-to-trimester basis or register for the full year. Please note that art supplies are the responsibility of the student and are not included.

Studio Immersion Schedule

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 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Morning Session
9 am-12 pm
Drawing or Painting CourseDrawing or Painting Course
(uninstructed)
Drawing or Painting CourseDrawing or Painting Course Printmaking
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Afternoon Session
1-4 pm
Drawing or Painting Course
(uninstructed)
Figure Drawing or Painting
Drawing or Painting Course
(uninstructed)
Drawing or Painting Course
(uninstructed)
Drawing or Painting Course
(uninstructed)