Saturday, February 25, 2012

MET Museum Copying Class Starts Mid-March!

Mark Tennant returns to GCA to teach a two-month copying class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The class runs from March 14 - May 2, meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 - 4:30pm.

Tennant Copy of Willem Drost's Portrait of a Gentleman

Rising artists must look to the great masters of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries for guidance and make themselves familiar with the works of every school in order to cultivate their tastes and form their style. Through museum copying, the student learns to look at nature from the point of view of the best art and compare their own efforts with those that have stood the test of time; to aim at the highest. The student will not only try to see how a painter did a certain thing but why. So that as they copy, they will follow the master in the working out of the problems and, consequently, make it their problem as well. One painting will be copied over a period of eight days at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Demonstrations and lecture will cover such topics as construction, value relationships (monochrome), warm and cool colors.

To go to Mark Tennant's website, click here.

March 14 - May 2
Wednesdays, 12:30-4:40pm
Tuition for eight sessions: $640
For more class details, click here.
To register now: email Joy at

Tennant Copy of Bethsabee by Rembrandt

Tennant Copy of Velasquez's Portrait, Camillo Astalli

Five Louvre Marble Drawings, October 2011

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