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Academic Summer Intensive (Part II: Painting)

This three-week session, beginning August 1, focuses on painting, and is part two of a two-part workshop. The first three-week session, beginning July 11, will focus on drawing.

Academic Summer Intensive (Part II: Painting)

Enroll Now ($2,250 for this three-week session which begins August 1; Enroll at the same time in the first three-week session beginning July 11, Academic Summer Intensive (Part I: Drawing), and receive a $500 discount on the two sessions.

Students may take the workshops separately, but we strongly encourage attending the drawing session as a foundation for the painting session.

Join us in historic Old Lyme, Connecticut for an immersive studio experience focused on the foundations of drawing in the academic tradition. Inside our custom north-lit studios, students will draw 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 two-part workshop will focus on drawing as an introduction to both perceptual and conceptual modes of observation. Students will explore the fundamental properties of light, form, structure, proportion, and gesture. In the optional second three-week session, these methodologies are applied to oil painting. Students will learn to employ a direct-painting method, with focused discussions about paint handling and color mixing. 

Intimate class sizes allow for in-studio demonstrations and individualized critiques. Additionally, each student will be given access to a personal studio during non-class hours to continue their studies.