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4-Session Life Model Open Studio

$180
Calendar Current session started Aug 1, 2022 at 6 pm

Access to 4 uninstructed live figure model sessions held in Princeton Academy of Art’s facilities for a designated time slot under the supervision of an Academy representative. 

In addition to working from the live model, participants may utilize selected Academy resources including anatomy books, a full resin skeleton, a resin skull and more.

 

The session monitor will outline which resources are available to participants each session.

 

6-Session Life Model Open Studio

$260
Calendar Current session started Aug 1, 2022 at 6 pm

Access to 6 uninstructed live figure model sessions held in Princeton Academy of Art’s facilities for a designated time slot under the supervision of an Academy representative. 

In addition to working from the live model, participants may utilize selected Academy resources including anatomy books, a full resin skeleton, a resin skull and more.

 

The session monitor will outline which resources are available to participants each session.

 

8-Session Life Model Open Studio

$340
Calendar Current session started Aug 1, 2022 at 6 pm

Access to 8 uninstructed live figure model sessions held in Princeton Academy of Art’s facilities for a designated time slot under the supervision of an Academy representative. 

In addition to working from the live model, participants may utilize selected Academy resources including anatomy books, a full resin skeleton, a resin skull and more.

 

The session monitor will outline which resources are available to participants each session.

 

Mondays 8/1 - 9/26 EXCEPT 9/5 LABOR DAY

Character Creation Workshop: Dumuren
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Character Creation Workshop: Dumuren

$200

with Kristie Zhu

Join PAA Portfolio Preparation alumna and current Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) illustrator, Krisite Zhu, for a character design workshop based on her original storyboard, Dumuren.

Dumuren are peacekeeping creatures that protect the people of their world. As these creatures grow, they face challenges that lead them closer and closer to the coveted champion status.

Kristie will teach students the basic stuctures of the Dumuren so that they can create and name their own champions. Students will draw and paint their characters with traditional media.

Kids Portrait Painting Workshop (from life!)

$37424

with Kelsey Doherty

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 10, 2022 at 2 pm

Ages: 7-14

Join us this summer to paint a portrait from life on gouache!

Kids will learn to accurately portray the sitter with a balanced composition. They will learn to see value, color, and composition through concrete methods and techniques.

Supply list provided upon registration

Introduction to Human Anatomy: Figure Drawing

$550

with Anna Neis

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 11, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join us for our August 2022 3-day human anatomy workshop! Anns will introduce students to analyzing significant structures of the human body and how they contribute to our understanding of the full figure.

Students will learn to view the body in a simplified yet strategic way to help them avoid including unnecessary details.

Sculpting the Portrait

$500

with James Sondow

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 12, 2022 at 10:30 am

Working directly from life, students will be guided in proportion, weight, and expresstion from the early armature stages through to the application of clay 

This workshop will focus on the anatomy of the human head, and will emphasize the importance of structural landmarks and architechtonic thinking in portraiture.

This is a great opportunity for artists of all disciplines to view the head

 

Required supplies will be available for purchase from the academy on the first day of the workshop. Please be sure to bring cash or your checkbook.

Armature: available for use & purchase on request

Water-based Clay: available for use & purchase on request

Exploring the Ancient World: Plaster Cast Making Like the Romans

$200

with Dr. Abbey Ellis

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 15, 2022 at 10:30 am

Join Dr. Abbey Ellis of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and PAA for an exciting dive into the cast-making process using multiple techniques!

Students (and their parents!) will try their hand at creating their own plaster ornaments reminiscent of oscilla, circular relief-decorated discs that adorned many ancient Roman peristyle gardens.

As well as casting their oscilla discs using Plaster of Paris, participants will have the option to burnish their creations using gold powder or mock fresco using gouache paint.

Students and parents will also be able to experiment with alginate molding their hands!





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