Academic Figure Painting Using the Sight-Size Method
1-3 Months residency (You can choose the entire 3 months or choose one month or two months)
September 1 – November 30, 2013
3 months Participation: €4550 (Does not include accommodation)
Monthly Participation: €1950 (Does not include accommodation)
We have landlords that provide shared accommodation with 2 other students at great prices
This residency painting program is an intensive course in the Academic method of painting and drawing in oils. The course is open to all levels of artists, as the teacher will approach each student on his or her level. There is no portfolio required for this course. Any one may apply.
The entire course revolves around working from the nude model using the sight-size method. For three months, students will be immersed in the sequential completion of several drawings and oil painting projects, while learning accurate measurement, paint handling, and keying.
You will complete drawings in charcoal and transfer to the canvas and continue to develop it as a grisaille painting, as a natural progression from a charcoal drawing. You will tackle several projects in order to learn and strengthen your understanding of keying, tone/value and temperature shifts. By the end of this exercise, students would have learned about drawing in paint and understanding keying, tone/value versus color.
You will be introduced to a “limited palette” as a natural progression to grisaille.
Using this palette, you will learn how to develop scales of skin tone that is easier to control. By the third month, you will be introduced to an “extended palette” and will focus on mixing more colorful scales of flesh tones and a broader range on values/tones. Using this “extended palette” in the final pose, you will paint a large scale painting.
This is a very comprehensive program that requires commitment and dedication.
Throughout the course, students will receive individual and group critiques; Additionionally, they will be able to follow the instructor as he demos the different stages.
RESIDENCY:You are invited to participate in our artist residencies in Bruges, Belgium. Our residency programs promotes intercultural exchange among artists from diverse backgrounds. Established and emerging artists are welcome to apply and every individual will benefit from the rich cultural heritage of Flemish Belgium. Our planned exhibitions also foster community exposure and portfolio enrichment.
Jura Bedic completed his studies at The Florence Academy of Art in 2002, and became a principal instructor, first in the Intensive Drawing Program, then in the Painting Program. He has participated in group exhibitions in numerous galleries in the United States, as well as alumni exhibitions organized by the Academy in Germany and Florence.
Bedic is the winner of the 2001 Art Renewal Center International Scholarship Competition, and his work is featured in an article in American Artist’s “Drawing” Magazine, 2003, “Classical Approaches to the Teaching of Drawing.” In 2007 he won “The best in Show” award in the F.A.A.’s 3rd Annual Alumni Exhibition. He continues to paint and teach in Florence, Italy. Jura will now teach the academy method of painting every year here at Flemish Classical Atelier.
APPLICATION: To apply for this course:
1. Right Click to Download Application
2. Sign the Rules page
3. Fill out the application form completely
4. Email the rules and form back to moc.reiletalacissalchsimelfnull@oiduts
5. We will admit students on a rolling bases into the program until the maximum number is reached.
6. When you are admitted into the program, you are required to accept, by making a down payment of €2000 to secure your place. The balance must be paid before May 30, 2013.
7. Should the Flemish Classical Atelier cancel the course for any reason, all paid fees are refunded.
8. You may make your own living arrangements. There are landlords who will give our students special prices for long term stay. You can share this housing with 2 other students. There are 2 bedrooms and 3 bedroom housing.
9.If you have any questions, please send us an email