Friday, February 19, 2010

Kristin Künc Classes at the Teaching Studios of Art, March 8 - May 1

The Portrait: Instruction by Demonstration

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This unique class is built around a simple concept: Watch a great artist at work, and try to emulate what she does.

Kristin Künc excels at working from the live model. While serious in her approach, she tries to cultivate an enthusiastic atmosphere that is welcoming for the beginner. She demonstrates, in a very slow and methodical manner, a traditional approach to portrait painting. At variously scheduled intervals, she breaks from working and critiques student's attempts to work in a similar manner. It takes a special talent to instruct students individually and execute a beautiful portrait painting simultaneously. Künc has grown a loyal following because she that unique ability.

$340 for 8 weeks, with a discount for taking more than one class. Kristin did this painting of Kate, as well as the portrait above, during class as a demonstration for her students.

Classical Drawing and Painting
still lifes and plaster casts

Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

This class represents the very core of what we try to achieve at the Teaching Studios of Art. Künc teaches the foundations of great Realism by helping students become better draftsmen and painters. It is meant for beginners, or for artists who have had some training, but would like to brush up on technique with a professional.

Künc patiently guides students through the fundamentals of drawing by utilizing plaster casts and a method of drawing that she learned from Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier.

For still life painting, Künc encourages students to bring in objects they love and find beauty in. Students then carefully plan out a composition that is aesthetically pleasing, and begin to paint with a full palette, using both earth and prismatic colors.

This class is offered for a special price this session:
$275 for 8 weeks, a phenomenal bargain for an opportunity to study with an artist of Künc's caliber.

We are offering the following discounts for taking multiple classes this session:
2 classes - 10% off
3 or more classes - 15% off
20% off for any faculty of CUNY school or public high school. To learn more, click here.

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