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The
Workshop
Experience

 
 

A Hands-on Curriculum

immersive learning and practice

Each workshop is booked solid with daily activities to establish advanced drawing skills, enhance your creative process, and broaden your comprehension of the visual arts. This is as hands-on as an art workshop gets.

  • Lectures

  • Demonstrations

  • Critiques

  • Assignments

  • Figure Drawing

 

Small Classes

We keep the workshops small, so every student receives personal coaching from the instructing artists on a daily basis.


 
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Hit-the-ground running

Everyday, students tackle creative challenges, explore new concepts, and learn the various artistic perspectives of the visiting artists.


 

One week at the academy

A look at the daily Experience

  • Acclimate, Register, Prepare

    Morning:
    Students arrive on campus anytime after 11 am. If you're attending multiple workshops and it is not the first week, this is a studio day.

    Afternoon:
    Registration is 11am-3pm every Sunday.

    Evening:
    The first Sunday of the Academy, students attend orientation at 5pm. Following Sundays, students work on assignments and new arrivals register.

  • Lecture & Assignment

    Morning:
    Instructors provide the assignment. The assignment is determined by the Workshop's topic. Students develop thumbnails, reference, and research. If it is not the first Monday of the Academy, student assignments are critiqued.

    Afternoon:
    12-2pm lunch. Students attend a lecture or demonstration presented by a visiting instructor.

    Evening:
    5pm Dinner. Students work on assignments or review the lessons in the evening. Occassionally, there are bonus lectures and demos.

  • Thumbnail crits, Demo/Lecture, Studio, & Figure Drawing

    Morning
    Attendees have group critiques with visiting artists.

    Afternoon
    A visiting artist presents a lecture or demonstration.

    Evening
    Three hours of figure drawing with two live models.

  • Group Critiques, Demo/Lecture, Studio

    Morning
    Attendees have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists.

    Afternoon
    A visiting artist presents a lecture or demonstration.

    Evening
    Work on assignment for the week.

  • One-on-one critiques, Lecture/Demo, Studio, Social Hour, Figure Drawing

    Morning
    One-on-one critiques with visiting artists.

    Afternoon
    A visiting artist presents a lecture or demonstration.

    Evening
    We host a pizza party every Thursday followed by a 3-hour figure drawing session.

  • One-on-one crits, Lecture/Demo, Studio

    Morning
    Instructing artists offer one-on-one critiques with students.

    Afternoon
    A visiting artist presents a lecture or demonstration

    Evening
    Work on assignment for the week

  • Studio & Assignment, Personal Crits

    Morning
    Attendees may have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists or will work on assignments.

    Afternoon
    Three hour figure drawing session (2-5 pm).

    Evening
    Attendees may have one-on-one critiques with visiting artists or work on assignments.

    Single-Workshop Students:
    If you're leaving early Sunday, schedule your final critique with the John English before your departure.

  • REPEAT

    Single Workshop Students:
    Receive your critique if you have not yet left the workshop.

    Multi-Workshop Students:
    Continue to prepare your assignment for Monday's group critique.