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Open Studio Figure Drawing - 1 Session

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 16, 2024 at 6:30 pm
2 additional sessions through May 7, 2024

COST: $20/ single session

Join us at our figure drawing open studio! 

In this two-hour session, you'll have the opportunity to work on various figure poses with a live model in Princeton Academy of Art 138 Nassau St studio in your own personal style!

A monitor will be available to answer any questions about the space and organize the model.

The Academy provides easels, boards, and clips available for these sessions.

Please refer to the list below for a list of approved supplies you can bring to your session:

  • Charcoal 
  • Graphite 
  • Conte 
  • Colored Pencils
  • Wax Crayons
  • Oil paint
  • Turpenoid/Gamsol 




Plein Air/Indoor Landscape Painting


with Anna Neis

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 9, 2024 at 10:30 am

In this course, students become familiar with classical landscape. The aesthetic ideals of historic landscape help contemporary artists build their understanding of composition, atmosphere, and value. 

Students will experiment with all prima painting and underpainting techniques.

Depending on the weather, this course will be held indoors or outdoors.

Tuesdays July 9 - 30

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

TUITION: $500.00

Open Studio Portfolio Preparation


with Anna Neis

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 10, 2024 at 10 am

Join us on Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm for our "Open Studio" Portfolio Preparation sessions. Students work on portfolio pieces that are unique and represent their individuality, all guided by our trained instructors. 

They will work in our semi-private artist cubicles, formulating and completing portfolio pieces in various materials, including oil paint, gouache paint, pastel, and graphite pencil.Students can expect to complete two to three works of art over the duration of this course, depending on their skill level and work ethic.

Figure Drawing Intensive


with Anna Neis

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 11, 2024 at 10:30 am

In this 4-session course, students will be introduced to figure/ground relationships, gesture, composition, value scales, and the fundamentals of perspective.

Students will learn a tactile approach to drawing that provides students with the tools to build strong perceptual and analytical skills.

Each session will be composed of "quick" poses meant to enforce a relational understanding of the human figure, followed by longer poses or anatomical study.


10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $500

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Intensive


with Anna Neis

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 12, 2024 at 10 am

Our summer Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Intensive is designed to assist high school students in building strong portfolio pieces to submit as part of their college applications.

We provide students with professional guidance, mentorship, and training to help them develop their artistic skills and create a portfolio that showcases their abilities and individuality.

This program is ideal for high school students interested in pursuing an art-related major in college or those who hope to build a portfolio to supplement regular college applications.It is recommended that students begin preparing their portfolios as early as their freshman or sophomore year of high school. Starting early allows them to develop their skills over time and create a stronger variety of work by the time they apply to college.

During these intense 2 weeks, students will aim to produce between 10-14 diverse art pieces. They will work under the guidance of instructors Anna Neis and Kelsey Doherty to develop concepts via topic research, planning sketches, and final project creation.

For more information, please email our enrollment team at...

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NOTE: Tuition includes a CC processing fee

Portrait Painting Workshop


with Anna Neis

This intensive workshop is designed to provide students with a comprehensive grasp of the structure, resemblance, and essence of the sitter. We focus on the anatomical proportions, volume, and scale of the subject. Students will use chiaroscuro, sfumato, and other light modeling techniques.

Students will work from the live model.

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