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How it works

5 workshops. 15 Mentors.
Attend all five or enroll in one. 

Natalie Hall

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Career focused

Our industry leading mentors share practical skills and techniques. The information is current and applicable to the industry.

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All-star mentors

Our mentors are iconic artists. They share industry wisdom and take you under their wing and guide you during the program. 

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Daily critiques

Every attendee receives one-on-one feedback from their mentors to better improve and develop their assigned work. 

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Personal feedback

Almost everyday, attendees have the opportunity to receive personal insight on their assignment from any of the visiting artists.

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Daily demos

Mentors deliver tutorials on the conceptualization and application of their work. Each mentor offers a unique perspective. 

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Weekly assignments

Each week, attendees are given an assignment. Assignments vary and often relate the visiting artist's style, technique or industry.

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Figure drawing

Mentors draw live models with attendees, allowing attendees to observe and learn from advanced drawers.

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Daily lectures

Mentors share career guidance, including technique, networking, marketing, and entrepreneurial skill.

 

 
 

One Week at a Glance

 

1. Sunday

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Morning
For week 1, attendees may arrive on campus anytime after 11 am. If you're attending multiple weeks and it is not your first Sunday attending, this is a studio day. You will spend the day finishing your assignment for the week.
Afternoon
Registration is 11am - 3pm on Sundays. Sundays are acclimation days for new arrivals. If you're attending multiple weeks and this is not the first Sunday of the program, you will be working on your assignment for the week. 
Evening
The first Sunday of the program (May 27), we host an orientation and social event at 5pm. Following Sundays, we encourage attending artists to work on the week's assignment to prepare for Monday's critique.

 

 

2. Monday

Morning
The visiting artists provide the assignment for the week. After week one, all attendees receive final critiques on Monday.  All artists attend.
Afternoon
12-2 pm lunch. You attend a lecture, presentation, or demo by one of the visiting mentors.
Evening
There is a break for dinner after 5pm. You are encouraged to work on their assignments or review the lessons of the day. 

 

 

 

3. Tuesday

Morning
Attendees have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists.
Afternoon
One of the visiting artists provides a lecture, demo, or presentation.
Evening
Three hours of figure drawing with two live models

 

 George Pratt at the 2017 Summer Workshop.

George Pratt at the 2017 Summer Workshop.

 
 

 

4. Wednesday

Morning
Attendees have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists.
Afternoon
One of the visiting artists will provide a lecture, demo, or presentation.
Evening
Work on assignments for the week.

 

 

5. Thursday

Morning
Attendees have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists.
Afternoon
One of the visiting artists will provide a lecture, demo, or presentation.
Evening
Three hours of figure drawing with two live models. This is also pizza night every Thursday.

 

 

6. Friday

Morning
Attendees have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists.
Afternoon
One of the visiting artists will provide a lecture, demo, or presentation.
Evening
Work on assignments for the week

 

 

7. Saturday

Morning
Attendees may have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists or will work on assignments. 
Afternoon
Three hours of figure drawing with two live models (2 - 5 pm).
Evening
Attendees may have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists or will work on assignments. 

 

 

Sunday

If you are attending more than one workshop, you will continue into the next week. If you are only attending one workshop, you will depart.