Monthly Classes and Programs
Saturday Portrait and Figure Class
Instructed by Jeremy Deck, our Saturday portrait sessions are a great opportunity to learn the CSS drawing method, and a chance to work with some of Philly’s finest figure and portrait models. During this month-long class you will learn our method for creating an accurate block-in with an emphasis on gesture and likeness by focusing on shapes at the picture plane, and then transitioning to a more three-dimensional mindset before leaving that preparatory stage. Students will then proceed to model that drawing in graphite or oil paint. You may choose to draw the full figure or a portrait. All skill levels welcome.
First four Saturdays each month, 10:00am – 3:30pm
October: 5, 12, 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 16, 23
December: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21
$250 per month
Evening Cast Drawing and Block-in
Cast drawing is a centuries old, proven practice that builds a strong skill set that one will find useful in representing any subject, and was considered foundational training for all realist artists prior to the 20th century. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced artist looking to hone your drawing skills, our cast drawing class will teach you a powerful step-by-step procedure for artistic problem solving. You will draw from plaster casts of classical sculpture, learning how to see shapes accurately, think three-dimensionally in line, and render with a high degree of fidelity. The concept of light on form, as well as other conceptualizations of nature will be explored. Instructed by Jeremy Deck.
Once your technique is sound you may move on to a cast painting, where you will learn how to paint form in oil. You may also choose to start training by creating faithful copies of master drawings, exclusively from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course. Such copy work was a standard introduction for artists of the past and students will find it a welcome transition to drawing from life. All skill levels welcome.
Monday through Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Instruction on Mondays and Wednesdays.
$225 per month
Monday Open Figure Drawing
Monday evening open figure drawing provides local artists an opportunity to come check out what Cambridge Street Studios is all about, work from the figure, and exchange ideas with a community of like minded individuals. This is a month long pose and we work with some of the best figure models in the area; a great opportunity to come draw or paint from the live model for an extended pose!
Every Monday – 5:30pm – 9:30 pm
Year-round except for holidays.
Cost: $15 per session.
Saturday Still Life Class
We are thinking about running a still life painting class on Saturdays, during the same time slot as the portrait class. Please let us know if this sounds like something you’d be interested in. If there is enough demand we will send out details.
Please send all class registration inquiries to email@example.com, or call us at (267) 888-7345. We look forward to seeing you!
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