Sunday, April 25, 2010

Teaching Studios of Art Announces Sundown Concert and Spring Registration Drive

On Thursday, May 6th, the Teaching Studios of Art will be joining forces with Oyster Bay Main Street Association to host their Sundown Series Kick-Off party. Normally held at an outdoor venue, this party will be in our art studio/classrooms and feature an art show of student and faculty work, as well as the live musical performances of John Bruschini’s nylon string guitar and Dale Kleps’ flute. Light food and drinks will also be served.

Faculty will be available for discussion of their respective courses, and students may register for next session throughout the event.

We are in the middle of our registration drive for Spring Session 2.

Both faculty and student artwork will be on display during the Sundown event.

We invite you to join us and pursue your artistic growth with some of the New York region's most talented and dedicated faculty. At our school, you will find a program that is rooted in classical training, and is unpretentious in approach.Our students range from the absolute beginner to the more advanced.

Bennett's Back Outside

Plein Air Landscape Painting Techniques
Bennett Vadnais, Instructor
Mondays, 2-5pm
In this class, students will learn how to render a landscape, starting from its simplest elements and proceeding to finer details and relationships. These will include understanding values, color relationships, perspective, drawing, and different ways of handling pigment. During this course,students will first learn about basic color mixing strategies and different qualities of oil paint and/or acrylics.

Kristin Kunc and Rob Zeller continue to offer two very different, but compatible approaches in Portrait instruction. Rob offers a more anatomical approach, and Kristin a more painterly touch. All model poses last for 7 weeks at the Teaching Studios of Art.

Kristin Kunc • The Portrait: Instruction by Demonstration Rob Zeller • Portrait Drawing and Painting
Tuesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm Wednesdays 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Figure Drawing and Painting
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Renowned illustrator Susan Gaber joins our staff this session. She has worked as a freelance illustrator at Newsday for 10 years and has illustrated over 24 published books. She will teach Introduction to Illustration on Monday evenings, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This class will cover the very basics of Illustration in various media: pen and ink, acrylics, and watercolor. If you are trying to build a portfolio of work to pursue a career in Illustration, or simply want to try your hand at the medium, this is a chance to work with a experienced professional.

Susan Gaber• Introduction to Illustration
Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Beginner's Classes

If you, or anyone you know wants to study art, but are too intimidated to begin, we offer several options. Our Classical Drawing and Painting classes, on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evening are designed for artists of all levels and experience. However, this session we are introducing two new classes exclusively for the beginning artist with no previous experience:

Introduction to Classical Drawing
taught by Pat Lind
Thursday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
taught by Nan Carey
Saturday afternoons, 2pm-5pm
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Children's Classes

This session, we are once again conducting classes for younger artists on Saturday mornings.
Our curriculum focuses on teaching students how to see the basic shapes that make up almost any form. Students then learn how to build more intricate drawings using those shapes. Basic principles of color will be taught, as well. The idea is to set the stage for participation in our more advanced young adult/portfolio class.

Classical Drawing for Children
ages 5 - 11
taught by Svatava Stern
Saturday mornings, 10-11am
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We are taking sign ups for our Portfolio Development Program for Summer 2010.
We have introduced a new, more flexible curriculum.
For more info, click here.
Discounts/ Incentives
All classes at our Oyster Bay Studio are:
$300 for 7 weeks, with discounts for taking more than one class.
We are offering the following discounts this session:
2 classes - 10% off
3 or more classes - 15 % off
20% off for any faculty of SUNY school or public high school.

1 comment:

Ken Kelly said...

Please send info re programs for teens for summer. Contact via URL.