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Grand Central Atelier

Study - Architecture Classes

Celebrating the collaboration between artists and architects, classes in the art of architecture 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.

Winter Registration Opens November 1st at noon!

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  • January-March: Painting the Architectural Capriccio w/Anthony Baus - Registration Open

    Saturdays  1:00 – 5:00pm
    Lead by artist Anthony Baus

    Winter: 10 weeks
    January 13 - March 17
    Download full calendar at the bottom of this page.

    Fee: $415 (payable in two monthly installments by credit card only.)

    Limit: 8-10 artists

    This studio will serve as an introduction to the concepts of drawing and painting architecture, specifically in the genre of the architectural capriccio. We will be studying the compositions of Hubert Robert, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Marco Ricci and Viviano Codazzi.

    For the first six weeks our focus will be composition and tonal pictorial arrangement. We will achieve this through master copies of these artists from quality reproductions. Quick one-day copies will teach artists to quickly mix colors and absorb the lessons of picture making.

    The next six weeks will be spent on lengthier studies. Here, we will focus on details and careful drawing. We will complete studies in oil and ink wash of the orders to better understand the individual parts that make up the whole. Here, time will also be spent on perspective theory as understood in the Renaissance as a tool of the constructed environment.

    Our-long term goal for this course is to apply these lessons to painting on-site in the Spring of 2018. Although there is a trajectory for this course students will be encouraged to work at their own pace. Attendance for the whole session or for the entire session is not required.

    Materials list is accessible in a link at the bottom of this page.

    Please fill out the registration form accessible via the link below whether you are paying by cash, check or credit card.

    Make checks payable to Grand Central Atelier. They must be received within 1 week of sign-up to hold your spot.

    To pay by credit card:

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    At checkout $207.50 USD
    Every 1 month (x 1) $207.50 USD
    Total $415.00 USD
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