Monday, October 27, 2014

Studio Prize Winners!

We are pleased to announce our 2013-2014 studio prize winners! The awards will be applied towards fees in 2014-2015. We'd like to thank the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund and the Anders Larson-Toich Foundation for their ongoing generosity in supporting the learning of artists in our full time studio. The prizes have been awarded for outstanding work.

Scroll down for a list of the prizes and images!

Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Scholarship
Drawing Casts
$5,000 - Mary Jane Ward
$2,500 - Al Costanza

Figure Block-ins
$2,500 - Kevin Muller

Drawing the Figure - Best Group of Figure Works
A tie between...
$5,000 - Rebecca Gray
$5,000 - Jon Brogie (with a focus on structure)

For Excellent Scholarship
$2,500 - Kristin Nikitin, for portraits
$2,500 - Andrew Payne, for work in cast painting and figure structure

Anders Larson-Toich Memorial Scholarship
For Excellent Scholarship
$2,500 - Katie Engberg, for work in portrait, figure and cast painting
$2,500 - Grant Perry, for cast painting

Drawing by Grant Perry

"Shay" by Andrew Payne

"Santiago" by Katie Engberg

Figure by Kevin Muller

Portrait Painting by Kristin Nikitin

Cast Drawing Mary Jane Ward

"Shay" by Rebecca Gray

"Santiago Kneeling" by Jon Brogie
Cast Drawing by Al Costanza

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The New Sundays at GCA

Say goodbye to your Sunday blues... We now offer two great workshop options every Sunday! Learn how to draw the figure or cast with studio artists Rebecca Gray and Devin Cecil-Wishing. 
Figure Drawing by Rebecca Gray (background by Anthony Baus)

Classical Figure Drawing with Rebecca Gray

Sundays 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / October 19th - December 14th
Artists will learn to execute a finely finished figure drawing, under natural light, through a deliberate and progressive method. Emphasis will be placed on developing and implementing an understanding of proportion, accurate observation and conceptual understanding, to create lifelike form. Beginners welcome.

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"St. Gerome" Cast Drawing by Devin Cecil-Wishing

Cast Drawing & Painting with Devin Cecil-Wishing

Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / October 19th - December 14th
This studio will serve as an introduction to the concepts of drawing and painting.  We will start by covering the basics of how to approach an initial linear drawing, or “block-in” focusing on the various techniques that we can employ as we strive for accuracy in shape, proportion and gesture.   We will then move straight in to modeling form, three dimensionally, as we discuss the fundamentals and nuances of how light works as well as how to depict it on a two dimensional surface. 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monday Portraits

And Monday portraits are back! Check out some of our drawings and paintings from the last two Mondays...

Kevin Muller
Leeanna Chipana
Liz Beard

Rebecca Gray
Ted Minoff
Katie Engberg
Liz Beard
Patrick Byrnes