FALL 2015 COURSES & WORKSHOPS AT LYME

FIGURE PAINTING WITH JERRY WEISS

Thursdays 1-4pm

October 1 – November 5

Studio IV

Cost: $350

The course focuses on the study of the human figure, with particular emphasis on the importance of draftsmanship. Students are encouraged to design pictures which will focus on the figure, while at the same time being attentive to the relationship of color and tonal values throughout the painting. Light is studied for its effect on the large planes of the body, for the ways in which it models and clarifies anatomical form, and for its contribution to the richness of color which gives life to the figure. Students may work in any media. We will discuss the challenges of longer posed works through individual critiques and in-class demonstrations.

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/Figure-Painting-with-Jerry-Weiss/

FIGURE DRAWING WITH JERRY WEISS

Thursdays 5-8pm

October 1 – November 5

Studio IV

Cost: $350

This class will address basic aspects of figure drawing, which are relevant to both the beginning and more experienced draftsman. Our interests include placement of the figure on the page; gesture; proportions and measurement; lines of comparison; angles; symmetry and bilateral construction; notice of anatomical landmarks; variation of line; interior and exterior contours; and modeling of form by hatching and shading. The workshop will feature frequent demonstrations and references to examples by the masters, all intended to enhance our attention to and understanding of the living model before us. The intention is to encourage an understanding of the general principles of drawing the human figure, while working from the individual model and observing specific characterization. Poses will run from several minutes to several hours in duration.

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/Figure-Drawing-with-Jerry-Weiss/

DRAWN TO HORSES WITH RICK LACEY

Saturdays 2-4:30pm

October 3 – November 7

OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: High Hopes Riding Center, Old Lyme

Cost: $275

This class is designed to allow students to pursue their passion for equines and art as they draw and paint horses outdoors at the High Hopes therapeutic riding center in Old Lyme.  Using horses as the inspiration, students will explore the fundamental principals of gesture and observational drawing. Students will investigate line, value, form and composition. Demonstrations and references to examples of horses painted and drawn by master artists will be featured to call attention to various artistic techniques. The intention is to foster an understanding of anatomy and proportion as students draw and paint from live horses and observe their movement, weight distribution and specific characteristics. The class is open to students of all skill levels.

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/Drawn-to-Horses-with-Rick-Lacey/

LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH MICHAEL VIERA

Wednesdays 1 – 4pm

October 7 – October 28

Stobart Studio

Cost: $250

Spend your afternoons in October painting the beautiful autumnal light from magnificent private and public vistas in Lyme. This on-site course will teach students how to compose compelling compositions and develop paintings that interpret the ever-changing light and color of the landscape and waterways. Students will explore many painting techniques and methods to observe and paint from nature, where clouds, water, marsh and shore each present their own textural challenge. They will gain an understanding of how to mix colors for specific palettes when painting the sky, water and landscapes. Class demonstrations will be provided, but the emphasis will be on individual instruction to encourage the student’s own sense of personal expression. This four-week course is open to students of all levels. 

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/Landscape-Painting-with-Michael-Viera/

KNOWING AND USING COLOR WITH PAT THORNTON

Wednesdays 1 – 4pm

October 7 – November 11

Studio IV

Cost: $350

Artist and designers from Impressionists to the current day are aware that a knowledgeable use of color can achieve wonders in one’s work. Whether producing a luscious landscape, vivid abstraction or spare poetic insight, color can attract the eye and skillfully guide it through the many faceted elements of a composition. Properties such as value, hue and intensity are integral to the ultimate effect and success of a work of art or design, and working with these elements is a pleasure unto itself.

In this course, students will use water based paints and mixed media. Through thoughtful exercises, students will explore the formal principles and expressive use of color, while developing a practical know-how of color mixing and a discerning eye. Students will finish the course with an original work, reflecting their own ideas and sensibilities about color. 

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/Knowing-and-Using-Color-with-Pat-Thornton/

INTRO TO PORTRAITURE WITH DIANE AESCHLIMAN

Tuesdays 1 – 4pm

October 13 – November 17

Studio IV

Cost: $350

The course will begin with an introduction to the structure of the head and the orientation of the features to the overall mass of the skull. By understanding the arrangement of the lateral and vertical axis lines, students will learn to represent the model’s features in relatively accurate proportion and position on a voluminous skull, in any rotation.

Students will learn the fundamentals of gesture drawing as the underpinning of accurate, dynamic drawing. This method trains the eye to see and capture the vitality and rhythm of the subject. Student will also explore studies in shadow and light by working with charcoal on toned paper as well as learn the techniques needed to express value changes and textural qualities between the skin and hair by painting in grisaille, using one color of oil paint (burnt siena) on a white canvas panel. 

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/Knowing-and-Using-Color-with-Pat-Thornton/

THE EXPRESSIVE PHOTOGRAPH AND THE LANDSCAPE: LEVEL 1 WITH JOE STANDART

Friday – Sunday, 8am – 3pm

October 2, 3, 4

Digital Studio

Cost: $500

To be a fine craftsman, one must master the tools of one’s craft. This workshop explores the camera as an expressive tool, teaches the fundamentals of good camera technique, and puts those techniques and tricks to work during trips to some of Lyme’s most engaging landscapes. The goal is to reinforce a strong technical knowledge of the camera to enable our vision and creative expression to be realized.

This course is designed for those with a serious interest in photography, but do not yet have a full understanding of the camera or of the software to organize and enhance their images.

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/The-Expressive-Photograph-and-the-Landscape-Level-1-with-Joe-Standart/

THE EXPRESSIVE PHOTOGRAPH AND THE LANDSCAPE: LEVEL 2 WITH JOE STANDART

Friday – Sunday, 8am – 3pm

October 23, 24, 25

Digital Studio

Cost: $500

To be a fine craftsman, one must master the tools of one’s craft. This workshop explores the camera as an expressive tool, teaches the fundamentals of good camera technique, and puts those techniques and tricks to work during trips to some of Lyme’s most engaging landscapes. The goal is to reinforce a strong technical knowledge of the camera to enable our vision and creative expression to be realized.

Designed for those who have completed Level 1, and others comfortable with the camera basics and interested in a more in depth exploration of the camera and Lightroom in the service of creating more expressive images.

This workshop will spend equal amounts of time on location deepening an understanding of the camera as an expressive tool, and in the studio working with Lightroom as both a powerful cataloging tool and as an image-enhancing tool.

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/The-Expressive-Photograph-and-the-Landscape-Level-2-with-Joe-Standart/

OPEN FIGURE DRAWING WITH RICK LACEY

Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm

Ongoing

Foundation Studio

Cost: $15 per session. $10 for alumni. Free for all LYME College students and area high school students with a current I.D. 

Open class, no registration

The primary focus of the Open Figure Drawing is to allow students at any level, beginning to advanced, to work from a live model. The class features a range of both short and longer poses to encourage a flexibility that is essential to the craft of drawing.


Students can use any variety of mediums they have on hand. Drawing supplies can also be purchased from the Academy’s Art Store. Open Figure Drawing is a great environment for people who have never drawn the figure from life, as well as a place for experienced artists to further hone their skills through ongoing practice.

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/adult-courses/fall-2015/Open-Figure-Drawing-with-Rick-Lacey/

PRE-COLLEGE ACADEMY CLASSES

ECORCHE WITH KIMBERLY MONSON

Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:30 pm

October 6 – November 10

Chandler Studio

Cost: $185

An écorché or flayed figure is a model used for drawing, painting or sculpting the human body without skin to study the underlying musculature. This five- week course is an abridged overview using geometric masses to represent the skeleton and a system of templates to represent major muscle groups. Students will learn tactics to measure, plot and interpret what they see. Supplemental lectures, handouts and drawings will specify how the form of the body follows its anatomical function. The students will be sculpting 12” figures in clay. Armatures will be provided.

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/pre-college-academy/fall-2015/Ecorche-with-Kimberly-Monson/

INTRO TO OIL PAINTING WITH MICHAEL VIERA

Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 pm

October 7  – November 11

Stobart Studio

Cost: $185

Students will learn the subtlety and richness of color that can be achieved with oil paints. Using direct and indirect painting methods, students will observe form in terms of light and color. Basic color theory and concepts of design and composition will be explored. Demonstrations of mixing paints and oil-painting techniques will be given.

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/pre-college-academy/fall-2015/Intro-to-Oil-Painting-with-Michael-Viera/

LIFE DRAWING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

WITH TERESA BONILLO

Thursdays 5 – 7 pm

October 15 – November 19

OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: Lyman Allyn Museum, New London

Cost: $185

Interested in a career in Fine Art, Animation, Illustration, Film, or Fashion? These are just a few areas of employment that require understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the human figure. However, most high schools are not able to provide an in-depth drawing course for this purpose.

This course, developed by the Lyme Pre-College Academy and held at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, offers serious students a rare opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills of the figure while strengthening their college portfolio through the practice of drawing from direct observation of life-models in a museum studio atmosphere.  

For more information:

http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/community-engagement/pre-college-academy/fall-2015/Life-Drawing-for-High-School-Students-with-Teresa-Bonillo/