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Grand Central Atelier

Study - Architecture Classes

In January 2017 we are launching a new evenings and weekend part-time program in the art of architecture.

Celebrating the collaboration between artists and architects, classes will follow the methods of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts drawing from classical architecture, art and design.

Instruction will encompass observational drawing, architectural drafting, systematic design methodology, the classical orders, geometry and proportion, traditional methods of architectural wash rendering and drawing, the history and theory of classical architecture, and modeling and sculpting. New York City's architecture offers rich and varied opportunities for on-site observation and field drawing.

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  • Traditional Architectural Rendering in Wash with Richard Cameron & Andy Taylor

    Tuesdays instructed, Thursdays, open studio optional uninstructed   6 - 9pm
    Instructors: Richard Cameron & Andy Taylor, Principal, AJ.T Architect PC

    February 14 - May 9
    12 weeks  No class March 20-24 spring break
    Fee: $450
    Class full.

    Limit: 8 artists

    This course will first introduce the participant to the art of drafting by hand followed by traditional architectural rendering media of India ink and toned ink. Participants will be shown various ways in which this media can be used to create non-perspectival wash drawings of architectural subjects. Among the topics covered are materials, India ink wash, toned ink wash, casting of shades and shadows, atmospheric perspective, and sheet composition using examples of the Beaux Arts drawing type called the analytique. Classes are conducted primarily in a studio format, with formal lectures, hands on teaching, and demonstrations. 

  • Learning Through the Masterpieces/Tuscan Orders w/Michael Djordjevitch & Anthony Baus

    Instructors: Michael Djordjevitch & Anthony Baus
    April 22 - May 20
    Saturdays 10:00am -4:00pm
    5 weeks
    Fee: $250
    Limit: 12 artists

    Please note: There is a 30 minute lunch break during the session.

    In this course students will achieve a foundational knowledge of the essence of the Classical Orders through a thorough study of the one that is pedagogically most accessible to beginners, the Tuscan. It is through the Tuscan that we begin to build a deeper knowledge of the Orders as a whole. We explore it first through the spectrum of how it is manifest theoretically in treatises and parallels, and then, through its built manifestations – of which New York has multiple and exceptional example. We do, throughout, also introduce All the Orders.

    Each week we will visit a different site in New York. The first half of the day will be spent learning of its history with the aid of our sketchbooks. The second half will be spent creating a longer drawing of each site to be completed before the end of the day.  Drawings will be done in ink and wash with the aid of on site demonstrations and individual critiques.

    Please fill out the registration form accessible via the link below whether you are paying by cash, check or credit card. Cash or checks must be received within a few days to hold your spot and must be for the full amount.

    Make checks payable to Grand Central Atelier. 
    They must be received within 1 week of sign-up to hold your spot. 
    Mail to: Grand Central Atelier; 4606 11th Street; Long Island City, NY 11101

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