Chester College of New England is offering 15 100% Tuition Scholarships for an academic figure drawing program in summer ($3000).
Our "ACE" Program is a residential, 3 week program (3 credits). Since many art colleges love you to include great figure drawing, this could be an ideal opportunity for you.
Note*: While the tuition is under scholarship, there will be a cost for the residential living (dorm, meals, activities). The cost for those is $1000.
While not completely finalized, the description below should give you a pretty good idea of the likely course content covered over 3 weeks. There will also be weekend activities, such as visiting Boston, Portsmouth, and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of rural new Hampshire.
If you are interested, contact Michael Hayes at 603-887-7400 or [email protected] on how to apply for the scholarship.
ACE PROGRAM COURSE OUTLINE
15 Class days
30 Units (2 per day)
14 Homework assignments
FOUNDATION (2-3 Days)
Sighting and Measuring line only, intersections only
Still life- all lines extended to edge of paper
Drawing of an upside down, blurred painting (i.e. Vermeer) tone only
Still life Tone only
Landscape Tone Only
Still life line and tone
INTRO TO FIGURE
Negative shape figure, chair, and other stuff
Conceptualizing the masses of the figure
Sighting and measuring
5, 10, and 20 minute poses
5, 10, and 20, 40 minute poses
Large format drawing
Figure- tone only
Figure- line and tone
Planar analysis of the head
Planar analysis of the figure
Guest Lecture: Art Historian
The figure in an environment
The forshortened figure
Prolonged figure drawing
Superimposing the skeleton on the drawing of the figure
Study of muscle groups: torso, shoulder girdle
Study of muscle groups: pelvis
Study of muscle groups: legs
Study of muscle groups: arms
Guest Lecture: Anatomist
Guest Artist: Figural Sculptor?
Trip to the Currier Museum
Trip to Mall for “live” gesture drawing
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS (possible examples)
Still life as Narrative
Complex interior oversized paper line only
Interior with one light source (tone)
One object drawn 30 times
Figure as Narrative
Drawing on the theme of the passage of time
Drawing on the theme of memory
Self Portrait 20 times from every angle
Skeletal study full figure
Skeletal study focus on groups: ribcage and arms, pelvis and legs, etc.
30 drawings of hands
30 drawings of feet
Planar Drawing of the Head