Thursday, 29 December 2016

Student Life: Long Pose Color

From the seventh term onwards, students begin long poses with the live model, painted in color. Each student paints a pose with Maestro Michael John Angel and Jered Woznicki as their individual instructors. 

In the photo, William Yeats Irhig has begun to render his painting, putting final textures, values, colors, and details in place.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Student Work: William Yeats Irhig

William Yeats Ihrig has completed his painting of the Dying Slave! This is his first color painting of a cast. Students must paint two casts in color before moving on to Still Life. 

Congratulations, Yeats! 

"Dying Slave" Oil on Canvas, 50 by 70 cm.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

That moment when you show up for life drawing and your easel neighbor stole your look: 


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Short Pose Color

When students reach their 6th term our senior instructor, Jered Woznicki, gives a detailed "Paint Along" lecture and demo on the basics of color painting from supplies and preparing a palette to creating form. 

In this term students create two day color studies of various limbs to familiarize themselves with the Angel palette and basic color theory before moving on to the full figure in the next term.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

2017 Summer Workshops

This year's summer workshops have been posted on the Academy's website:

New techniques and teachers have been added to this summer's courses so be sure to check them out!

Friday, 4 November 2016

1966 Flood of the River Arno 50th anniversary

Piazza del Duomo during the flood of 1966(photo: Bazzecchi/khi)

50 years ago on this day, Italy was struck by floods that devastated both Florence and Venice. It was the greatest loss of art and architecture from a natural disaster in 20th-century Europe.

It was the worst flood in Florence since 1557. The River Arno rose more than 10m above its normal level, engulfing the Ponte Vecchio and swept through jewellers’ shops on the 14th-century bridge. The historic city center also suffered damage, particularly to the Ghiberti doors of the baptistery.
The 1966 flood in Florence killed 101 people and damaged or destroyed millions of masterpieces of art and rare books.
Below is a video collection of images from the flood to offer a visual of the profound impact the flood had on Florence. It certainly wasn’t a warm welcome for our Maestro, who arrived in Florence only four months after flooding began.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Fall Term 2016

It's a new term with new faces once again. Welcome, fall class of 2016! Let's get to work!

(edit: due to human error this post was delayed. Apologies!)