Summer Classes and Workshops at duCret School of Art

Hello All! I just wanted to announce my summer classes are listed, for those interested in taking them.

In short I am offering four classes/workshops this summer, some starting very soon in June.

1. Drawing and Painting the Figure

2. Portrait Painting or Drawing

3 & 4. Mastering your Marks #1 & #2 (This is a two day, short pose, intensive)

For more information or to register, click here.

Would love to see you there. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at monica@monicabaumann.com, and have a great summer!!

Monica Bauman Summer Classes

Come and Join in the Summer Fun!

I am teaching this class at duCret School of Art this summer starting next week. Come join in the fun!


Drawing and Painting the Figure / $225.00

Instructor: Monica Baumann
Thursday June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1     6:30pm – 9:30pm
Designed for the beginning, intermediate and advanced students of drawing and painting in order to explore the human figure in a long pose. Lectures and demonstrations will offer insight into direct observation drawing principles, each building upon the other to offer a grand strategy for long-pose drawing and painting. 
To register…
 
It’s easy to register for summer classes at duCret! Anyone (16+yrs with parental permission) can sign up for adult workshops and Open Studio’s! Just call in to 908-757-7171 with a credit card, download and mail in a registration form with a check, or walk-in Monday - Friday, between 9am - 4pm!

Download the Summer 2013 Adult Class Catalog & Registration Form 

Art Shows and Competitions Calendar

Hello again …

Just letting you know, I updated the art competitions calendar I have on my website.

I sort through the expansive, crazy web to bring to you the competitions I feel are the most worth while. Meaning; suitable for representational artist living in the tri-state looking for fame and fortune. Not that this calendar will do that for you … but if it does, don’t forget where you saw that entry! 

Check it out!

Good luck and happy painting!

MonicaBaumann.com -- Art Competition Calendar Updated!

Hello again … Its been awhile. 

I’ve  been busy back at work, starting to update the art competitions calendar I have on my website. I sort through the expansive, crazy web to bring to you the competitions I feel are the most worth while. Meaning; suitable for representational artist living in the tri-state looking for fame and fortune. Not that this calendar will do that for you … but if it does, don’t forget where you saw that entry! 

So check it out!

Good luck and happy painting! 

I promise to be less of a stranger :)

2012 Summer of Art FUN!

Listed below are the courses I will be offering at duCret school of art this summer. Please come and join the fun!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at monica@monicabaumann.com. These classes are flexible and intended to be both fun and educational, FOR YOU!

Intensive Long Pose Drawing and Painting #1

duCret School of Art
Monica Baumann
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-4pm (with one hour break for lunch)
June 5th – 28th, 2012

This course is for motivated students of figure painting and drawing from life for the purpose of investigating nuances of strategy in working from direct observation. By means of longer poses through a comprehensive approach to the artist’s language, this will be presented to the student in an intense environment to enable each participant to learn by listening, seeing and by doing.
The instructor will lecture and demonstrate daily on the decisions concerned with early, middle and end game drawing and painting procedure in order to emphasize a grand strategy for the artist, referencing larger objectives as well as more immediate, practical concerns.
This 48 hour pose will be meticulous, demanding, and take the form of personal critiques as well as one on one demonstrations. Points of discussion (and their context) will include:
Insights into how to develop a consistent accuracy of drawing using gesture, human proportion, likeness and/or character; issues of pictorial design using shape, flattening the field, tonal harmony, simplicity, massing and organization; color as the critical element for infusing the sense of atmosphere, brush handling, the artist’s palette; anatomy as an invaluable tool using landmark, orientation, planar and theoretical construction, alignment, comparison; formulating a dynamic and dependable finishing game by understanding rhythm, light on form and perspective. These and many sub themes should provide the student with a wealth of knowledge and clear experience for future work.

Intensive Long Pose Drawing and Painting #2

duCret School of Art
Monica Baumann
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-4pm (with one hour break for lunch)
July 10th – August 2nd, 2012

This course is for motivated students of figure painting and drawing from life for the purpose of investigating nuances of strategy in working from direct observation. By means of longer poses through a comprehensive approach to the artist’s language, this will be presented to the student in an intense environment to enable each participant to learn by listening, seeing and by doing.
The instructor will lecture and demonstrate daily on the decisions concerned with early, middle and end game drawing and painting procedure in order to emphasize a grand strategy for the artist, referencing larger objectives as well as more immediate, practical concerns.
This 48 hour pose will be meticulous, demanding, and take the form of personal critiques as well as one on one demonstrations. Points of discussion (and their context) will include:
Insights into how to develop a consistent accuracy of drawing using gesture, human proportion, likeness and/or character; issues of pictorial design using shape, flattening the field, tonal harmony, simplicity, massing and organization; color as the critical element for infusing the sense of atmosphere, brush handling, the artist’s palette; anatomy as an invaluable tool using landmark, orientation, planar and theoretical construction, alignment, comparison; formulating a dynamic and dependable finishing game by understanding rhythm, light on form and perspective. These and many sub themes should provide the student with a wealth of knowledge and clear experience for future work.

Drawing and Painting the Figure

duCret School of Art
Monica Baumann
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
May 31st - July 26th (July 5th break) 2012

This course has been designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of drawing and painting in order to explore the human figure in long pose. The instructor will teach by demonstration lectures, presenting a series of complementary principles of drawing. Such principles, all derived from direct observation of the model, will layer upon each other and comprise a grand strategy for effective long pose figure drawing and painting. The lessons will be reinforced by personal critiques. The resulting drawing should thus provide a window into a how the student may create a more seamless approach to the classical figure.

“Civilization” a Conceptual Design Class

duCret School of Art
Monica Baumann
Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
May 31st - July 26th (July 5th break) 2012

This course is for students interested in learning to cultivate, harness or unleash their inner creativity. Using a series of questions and simple to complex design assignments, the student will be given the answers and tools needed to design their own civilization. Combining the students favorite historical styles, you will design everything from the buildings “your people” live into to what kind of warfare the will practice. Students will learn to use their imaginations, structured design and historical research to make their civilization a “reality”. The possibilities are endless. Bring your imagination and pencils, and see where they take you.

Class Supplies

For my students. I am, as per requested, posting the supplies for some of my classes.

Oil Painting and Rendering (Semester 1):

Titanium White

Ivory or Lamp Black

Brushes: Robert Simmons “Singet” or Richeson “Signature” brand brushes, Filbert cut; Quantity and Sizes: one #2, two #4, two #6, one #8 one #10.

Odorless Mineral Spirits

Masonite Palette cut to fit into a Palette Seal.

Coffee can and tuna can

Old t-shirt and old pair of jeans

Palette cup

Palette knife

Paper Towels

Canvas 8x10

Dynamic starts and structural figure drawing:

Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper Pad or Canson Classic Recycled Drawing Pad, 18x24 size.

Assorted Pencils and Erasers

NOTE** Links are suggestions of brands and or the style of supply I suggest. The only items that I wish you to stay true to the brands suggested are the paint, brushes and drawing paper. If you have questions feel free to e-mail me monica@monicabaumann.com