The certificate programs are designed for people looking to acquire an in-depth knowledge of art making and an understanding of the historical antecedents of contemporary representational art.
Students will expand their skill set and knowledge in an environment that promotes creative and intellectual growth. The programs have been designed to accommodate a variety of schedules while still providing rigorous in-depth, academic instruction. Each program consists of eight non-degree courses that will be determined based on personal artistic goals and assessment of entering skill level. In addition to studio classes, an Art & Culture class is required of all students which is an exploration of the past and present where students are challenged to place current and future work in context.
Drawing and Painting
Focus on 2-D work that typically begins with mastery of drawing followed by indirect and direct painting techniques. Electives in still life, landscape, anatomy, watercolor in addition to numerous figurative classes are offered. Additionally, a sculpture class is required to balance the curriculum.
Primarily provides instruction in sculpting the full figure from the live model, through beginning, intermediate, or advanced poses and coursework; additional instruction is provided in anatomy (including ecorche) and portraiture. A painting or drawing class is also required to balance the curriculum.
Academic Art Instruction
This certificate is intended for current and future art educators. Students are required to take painting, drawing and sculpture classes. Placement in courses with experienced instructors and provide insight into "best practices" for art pedagogy. Additionally, the student will be given the opportunity to be a teaching assistant within the department of continuing education.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE: DRAWING & PAINTING CERTIFICATE*
Intermediate Drawing and Painting: Tuesdays, 6:30pm–9:30pm
Anatomy for Artists I: Saturdays, 10am–1pm
Intermediate and Advanced Painting: Wednesdays, 6:30pm–9:30pm
Drawing and Painting the Figure: Saturdays, 2pm – 5pm
Sculpting the Figure: Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Art & Culture: Fridays, 6:30pm–9:30pm
Academic Figure Drawing and Painting: Mondays, 6:30pm–9:30pm
The Bargue Method: Thursdays, 6:30pm–9:30pm
* Student schedules are individually determined based on artistic goals and skill level
The advisor meets with the student individually to learn about his or her relevant background, knowledge, and skill level, as well as what the student hopes to gain from enrollment in the Certificate Program. With this information, advisors can better assist students in selecting the courses and instructors most useful to their particular goals and ambitions. Advisors meet with students at the start of their coursework and periodically thereafter when students have questions or concerns about the courses or the program.
- The program is open enrollment for all adults. Students are required to submit 5 to 10 images of their work in order to determine current skill level.
- There is a $25 application fee which is applied to tuition
- Please contact email@example.com 212.966.0300 x969 for additional information
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