Atelier Program

Stage 1: Drawing — Fundamentals & Practice

A. Drawing from “the Flat”: Bargue Plates (3x)*

Bargue Plate 1 – would be simple, such as torso back or side, or Agrippa, for example — method of eyeballing with minimal measurement. USD$49.00
Bargue Plate 2 – is more extensive rendering (i.e., the concept of rounding). Progression of values to create the illusion of form. USD$49.00
Bargue Plate 3 – is larger and introduces the sight-size method USD$49.00
* PLEASE NOTE: Stage 1 begins with either the Eye, Ear, or Mouth Bargue plates, which needs to be completed before going to “Plate 1”, above. The other two — of the Eye, Ear, Mouth trilogy — would be required at the student’s discretion but prior to commencing Stage 2.
** Stage 1 begins with basic “how-to” resources for eyeballing and looking at the reference, and for transferring those observations to your working paper. Also included are tutorials for proper sharpening of a “drawing point”, for basic line-making, and, of course, a presentation of a basic process of making a drawing from the block-in to the “finish”.

B. Drawing from the Flat: Master copy

Execute a copy of a drawing or engraving of a human figure or animal, statuary, or other from 19th and early 20th century sources, including but not limited to the Bargue plates. For example, figurative copy could be from Bargue or from Prud’hon, or from Spanish, Italian, Russian, or German sources. Animal drawings maybe chosen from Carl Rungius, Sir Edwin Landseer, or Rosa Bonheur.  Statuary could be a copy of Sargent or Leighton student drawings, etc. USD$49.00

Stage 2: Drawing — from the Round

NB: Drawing from the Round means working from 3-D objects or, in other words, from reality. More precisely, though, in the Thothstudio program we will be using photo reference of 3D objects. This is where the indispensable understanding of how reality differs from photography or from 2D models and reference begins.
Perspective tutorial + exercises USD$49.00
Cast Drawing (separate module available as Workshop) USD$49.00
2x Figure Drawing (separate module available as Workshop) USD$49.00
Portrait drawing (between Figure drawings) USD$49.00
Optional: Still life Drawing

Stage 3: Oil Painting Foundations

Colour theory and paint mixing tutorial + exercises USD$49.00
1x cast painting (separate module available as Workshop) USD$49.00
1x still life painting (separate module available as Workshop) USD$49.00
1x Figure drawing USD$49.00

Stage 4: Advanced foundations in Oil painting

1x figure painting (separate module available as Workshop) USD$49.00
1x portrait painting (separate module available as Workshop) USD$49.00
1x other (figure or portrait or landscape or still life) USD$49.00
1x other (figure or portrait or landscape or still life) USD$49.00

Workshops Program

Stand-alone Tutorials
Portrait Painting USD$79.99
Portrait Drawing USD$59.99
Figure Drawing USD$79.99
Figure Painting USD$79.99
Still life painting USD$69.99
Cast drawing USD$49.99
Cast painting USD$49.99