This course is full! You can register for the painting class here http://www.flemishclassicalatelier.com/ted-seth-jacobs-oil-portraiture-course
Ted Seth Jacobs invites you to apply for
his 3 months residency program on “Drawing Structure“
April 5 – June 30, 2013 at the Flemish Classical Atelier, Bruges, Belgium
Tuition: €6159.00 (includes 3 months shared accommodation
in a house or flat in Bruges, Belgium with one or two same
sex students or a model.)
In order to suggest the world we see, it is necessary to thoroughly understand the principles of light and form. For the phenomenon of vision to occur, the reciprocal actions and effects of both are needed. Without light, all is blackness. Until light is reflected from forms, it remains invisible. To convincingly represent what we see then, our
subject is light and form and their interactions.
From my sixty-odd years of teaching experience, I have found it more effective in a three-month class for you the student to be focused on one aspect of the vast and complex body of knowledge that supports a realistic style.
Accordingly, the 2013 workshop will deal with the subject called “structure’’ as it is applied to the human body. The study of structure itself is complex, and contains many elements, such as: How structure grows. How it is arranged on the body. The different specific structural shapes; How structural shapes are modified by gesture; modular portraitistic proportions; nature’s use of engineering and architectonic principles; shapes that permit the instantaneous transmission of intent to action; inorganic forms to be avoided. The structures of the body will be analyzed from head to foot.
Since over two-thousand years, artists have understood that the most significant characteristic of the body is that it is highly organized. It has a ‘’designed’’ look. I want to teach you to see structurally. You will feel as if you are looking into the inner workings of nature.
This material cannot presently be found anywhere else in the world.
The course is extremely information-intensive, and not for the casual ‘workshopper’.
My goal is to continue to form future professional artists and instructors. The program is not for everybody. It requires very highly motivated students, willing to make the effort to master the material.
All information will be presented in simple language. Instruction is in the form of frequent lecture-demonstrations, and lengthy individual critique.
LANGUAGE: The language of the course is English. Instructor speaks English and French.
Ted Seth Jacobs is the author of bestselling books such as “Drawing with an open mind“, “Light for the artist“, and his newest book, “A Dictionary of Human Form“.
Ted Seth Jacobs’ artistic career has spanned more than five decades. Born in 1927, he began teaching at the age of eighteen, as an occasional substitute for his Art Students League instructor. Mr.Jacobs has had more than 60 one-man shows and exhibitions and has taught thousands of art students over the past half-century.
Over the years, he has contributed immensely to the revival and continued evolution of a new realism.
He has taught thousands of students, over a period of many years, first privately, and subsequently, at
the Art Student League and the New York Academy. His school, L’Ecole Albert Defois, located in Les
Cerqueux, France attracts students from all over the world. Many of his students including Anthony Ryder, Jacob Collins,
Michael Grimaldi, have become influential art teachers themselves.
APPLICATION: To apply for this course:
1. Right Click to Download Application Form
2. Sign the Rules page
3. Fill out the application form completely and attach 3 to 4 drawings or paintings from life
4. Email the rules and form back to moc.reiletalacissalchsimelfnull@oiduts
5. We will admit students on a ‘first come, first served’ bases, until the maximum number is reached.
6. When you are admitted into the program, you are required to accept, by making a non-refundable down payment of €3000 to secure your place. The balance must be paid before January 30, 2013.
7. Should the Flemish Classical Atelier cancel the course for any reason, all paid fees are refunded.
8. If you prefer to make your own living arrangements, you must indicate so in your application.
9.If you have any questions, please send us an email