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Fiber Art by Lauren Rosenblum

February 24 & 25, 2018

CORNELIA HERNES: Painting the Draped Figure

Sat-Sun / Feb. 24-25 / 10am-4:30pm / $300

As an inspirational source for this workshop, resonate the magical worlds of painters like Sir Alma Tadema and John William Waterhouse. They are an example of artists who at the turn of the Century 1900 truly celebrated the dynamic beauty of sheer and featherlight fabrics as well as heavy robes to disguise and reveal the human body. While fabric follows gravity, it also echoes the shape and expresses the movement and structure of the form it drapes across. In the endeavor of painting the draped figure we must learn to see how abstract forms engage with the underlying structure of the body.

In this workshop we will explore observation techniques and strategies for painting the draped figure in oil on linen. We will begin with finding the underlying structure of the figure and venture to blocking in the figure and drapery with broad brushwork, developing the form from abstract to specific while working with paint.

The format of the workshop will be a combination of painting demonstrations and individual feedback. Students of all levels may participate, however prior experience to painting and drawing is an advantage.

The materials list will be emailed upon receipt of your registration.

March 27 & 28, 2018

STEPHEN BAUMAN: Painting the Portrait

Tue-Wed / March 27-28 / 10am-5pm / $300

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Born in Spain, Amaya has lived and studied painting in New York City from 1999-2009. She began studying at the age of 16 at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Pamplona, graduating in 1994. As a student of the Spanish painter Mikel Esparza, she was encouraged to move to New York City to focus her studies in figure painting and drawing at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. She completed the program at the National Academy and was awarded the Three Year Certificate Travel Scholarship and the Newington-Cropsey Award to travel to Italy and study the Italian masters.

In search of a more classical approach to painting, Amaya enrolled at the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York. Studying under Travis Schlaht and Ted Minoff she gained a strong technical knowledge in figure drawing and painting and was awarded the Hudson River Fellowship for two consecutive years.

From 2009-2014 Amaya taught in Madrid at the Escuela Superior de Dibujo Profesional as an Anatomy and Drawing instructor in their core program, and in 2016 was an adjunct professor at the New York Academy of Art. She has taught workshops at the Museo de Navarra, Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid, The Art Students League of New York, and the Janus Collaborative in New York. Her work has exhibited in Europe and the United States.

Amaya is currently teaching as a Principal Instructor at the US branch of The Florence Academy of Art in Jersey city where she has her own studio.

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2018 Date TBD


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Jordan Sokol was born in 1979 in Queens, New York. He began his artistic training at age 14 when he was accepted into the Palm Beach County H.S. for the Arts. After graduating he enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute and in 2003 was accepted into The Florence Academy of Art. As a student he began teaching in the Florence Academy’s drawing program and became Director of the Intermediate Program (Advanced Drawing – Beginning Painting) in 2010. Jordan lived and worked in Madrid in 2013 before returning to the US to direct the Florence Academy’s branch in Jersey City.

His drawings and paintings are in private collections throughout Europe and the US.

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The materials list will be emailed upon receipt of your registration.