Class Description:

Gain a more confident sense of how to orchestrate better work from life in oil.

This 12 week, in-person course has been organized around the fundamentals of painting a figure in a longer pose. Students work at their own pace, studying core principles of color values, identifying structural information, exploring proportion, and organizing they body’s subforms in perspective. A materials list will be provided.

Spring Semester Dates:

Scheduled occurrences for the next semester of this class are as follows:

Week 1:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 2:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 3:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 4:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 5:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 6:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 7:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 8:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 9:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 10:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 11:
2 - 5 pm ET
Week 12:
2 - 5 pm ET

  1. Before Class - Welcome & How to Prepare for Class

  2. Week 1 - Preparation & Materials

  3. Week 2 - Open Grisaille

  4. Week 3 - Closed Grisaille I

  5. Week 4- Closed Grisaille II

  6. Week 5 - Closed Grisaille III

  • $595.00
  • In-Person
  • 12 Weeks
  • Beginner to Advanced

Meet Your Instructor

Dan Thompson

CFA Faculty Chair

Dan Thompson is an artist and educator from Virginia with over 20 years of experience in his field. He first discovered a love of art through making band posters and later studied for an MFA at the Graduate School of Figurative Art. Passionate about human anatomy and perspective, as well as educating others, he went on to found two art schools of his own in New York. His work has been exhibited in public and private collections throughout the world, including the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, John Pence Gallery, Arcadia Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The John Noble Museum, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, the National Arts Club, the United States Capitol and Beijing’s World Art Museum. His awards include the Erlebacher Award from the New York Academy of Art, two Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Awards for Excellence in Painting from the Corcoran School of Art, and two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants. Thompson has served as Dean of Fine Arts of Studio Incamminati and is Faculty Chair of the Certificate of Fine Arts department of the New York Academy of Art. He has taught in the MFA program of the New York Academy of Art for 22 years.

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Join us to discover traditional skills and contemporary practice