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Summer 2009

Summer Session I: 2 June through 25 June
Summer Session II: 30 June through 23 July

Priority Registration for current students: Saturday, 9 May (walk-in only) through Monday, 11 May (telephone, mail, fax, and walk-in)

Open Registration: Wednesday, 13 May
(212) 996-1908

Color and Composition
Beginning Drawing

"What we have is paired, sensible, sweetness; two people suspended and immersed in their minor key of privacy."


Color and Composition

Refine a painting or drawing that you have been working on or start a new work in this class, which is designed to help you realize your vision by creative and applied use of composition and color. Working closely with the instructor you will learn to manipulate color and composition and discover how the fundamental quality of your image can be dramatically altered towards an expressive end.

This course is appropriate for all who wish to add to their arsenal of creative tools to find success in their work. Bring your existing projects or new projects that will challenge you. Join this class and get started on developing your new skills today.

Instructor: Michele LiCalsi
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor is present both evenings each week


Beginning Drawing

This course is designed to give students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of drawing. The skills necessary to render a subject three-dimensionally will be taught through a variety of exercises using still life and eventually the model. Observational techniques, composition and different artistic approaches will be explored as students use a variety of mediums to render the subject.

This course is open to beginners with little or no previous drawing experience and is an excellent refresher for the artist who wants to review basic principles or improve their skill level with a particular drawing medium.

Instuctor: Michele LiCalsi
Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.