Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Beaux-Arts Atelier - Call for Applications

Our friends downstairs in the Beaux-Arts Atelier, the architectural and classical sister school to GCA, are opening a call for applications for the oncoming year. If you have an interest in classical architecture, the program comes highly recommended. The work they produce is a great source of inspiration for those of us in the GCA.

The Beaux-Arts Atelier is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2013-2014 year. The academic year runs from September to June, and is divided into five six-week terms and a one-week travel term in Rome. Applications are due March 1, 2013.

The BAA is an intensive program in the study of classical architecture, art, and design following the method of the École des Beaux-Arts. Students receive in-depth instruction in an atelier setting while pursuing coursework in observational drawing, architectural drafting, systematic design methodology, the classical orders, geometry and proportion, traditional methods of architectural wash rendering and drawing, the history and theory of classical architecture, and modeling and sculpting. Students conduct detailed studies of New York City’s architectural masterpieces through on-site observation and field drawing. In addition, field trips are conducted to leading architecture, decorating, and craftsman studios during each term.

Financial assistance is available to accepted applicants according to merit and need and is made possible by the generosity of the following contributors:

The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust offers assistance to accepted applicants on the basis of merit and need. Recipients bear the title of Driehaus Scholar. 

Appleton/Zeluck Scholarship: This scholarship will award $10,000 to a competitive Southern California student, practitioner, or other qualified resident. 

Northern California Regional Chapter Scholarship: This $7,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student hailing from Northern California to pursue study for the 2013-2014 year. 

Taconic Builders, Inc. Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to an accepted applicant who has demonstrated interest in the building arts. 

Les Métalliers Champenois Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a worthy accepted applicant and is accompanied by an associated apprenticeship with the renowned metalwork firm Les Métalliers Campenois. 

The Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center Classical Design Prize: A $2,000 prize will be awarded to an outstanding student who demonstrates special regard for the human ideals informing the classical tradition. 

For further information, including courses descriptions and multimedia, please visit us online or contact the education department at education@classicist.org, (212) 730-9646 x100

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