Enroll in Art Class!
Draw and Paint Realistically: Start to Finish, Beginner to Advanced
Do you want to learn to draw and paint realistically? Have you ever taken an art class and felt like you did not learn anything? Have you always wanted to draw and paint like the old masters but do it in your own way?
This class may be for you.
This class takes you from the beginnings of how to draw and use materials and leads you to more advanced stages. The class follows the classical learning progression of drawing first, then painting and composing.
The class is taught in micro lessons that build in complexity as students master skills. All students are taught in the same program in the same class, but receive individual instruction at their level.
Saturday 10am-1pm or Wednesday 10am- 1pm. These classes start monthly and are ongoing. Except for holidays, classes start the first Saturday or Wednesday of the Month and repeat for the remainder of the month. MATERIALS LIST
1 Month 1 class: $160
3 Months of 1 class: $456 paid before class starts 5% Discount from $480
6 months of 1 class: $867 paid before class starts 10% Discount from $960
12 Months of 1 class: $1,632 paid before class starts 15% Discount from $1,920
For 2 Drawing or Painting Realistically classes taken concurrently an additional 10 % off each additional class
1 Month 2 classes: $288
3 Months of 2 classes: $820 paid before class starts 5% Discount from $864
6 Months of 2 classes: $1,477 paid before class starts 10% Discount from $1,555
12 Months of 2 classes: $2,937 paid before class starts 15% Discount from $3,456
Can I pay the day of class?
Please make every effort to pay before class starts. It is disruptive to the important work we are doing to be starting class and be taking care of payment, materials concerns etc at the same time class is starting. We make every effort to make sure class starts smoothly and committing before hand helps us complete our task of preparing for your arrival.
What age is the class for?
The class is perfect for ages 12 and up. Middle school students to adults of all ages have benefitted from the instruction.
What if I have no experience?
This program is very effective for students who have no experience. We start with the basics and it is very thorough with the how and why of how to start.
When Can I paint?
In the Atelier Progression, you paint after you have mastered how to draw effectively in charcoal and/or pencil. This may take up to a year or more. If you wish to paint faster or learn some painting technique without going through the atelier progression we recommend taking an individual painting class or workshop.
What if i have taken an art class before?
All previous experience usually helps students to learn the classical methods. We start all students the same way and teach the same method regardless of experience. This is crucial to the dialogue of instruction in the later stages so there is a clear foundation language that both student and instructor understand. We believe in building this foundation and it is part of our core philosophy.
what materials do i need?
Materials are listed next to each class time.
If I miss a class time can i make it up?
For the “Draw and Paint Realistically” Class you can make up classes during the same month you are taking class on another day. For example if you are taking class on Saturday you can make it up on Wednesday provided it is during the same month. This is service we are not obligated to provide and is out of the boundaries of normal class structure. Please schedule your time accordingly.
Alla Prima Landscape Painting with John Murdoch
For Beginners and More Advanced Students
Have fun outside in scenic Bucks County Locations. The emphasis will be on getting a fast, big, bold painting statement with accurate color.
Students will drive to pre-selected locations and learn basics of outdoor painting, color mixing, and selecting a subject.
Wednesday 10am- 1pm. These classes are for AUGUST 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. $155 for 4 classes. You may pay for single classes for $45/ class. MATERIALS LIST
Life Drawing or Painting: Long Pose
Live study from the model has been the cornerstone of classical study since antiquity. Learn to draw or paint using the sight size method from the live model in a single sustained pose. Students learn to draw, paint in grisaille or in color using oil paint. If you are not sure where you belong please ask and we will help place you.
Please note: there is one continuous pose the entire class and the lighting is single source form lighting highlighting the form of the model.
Wednesdays, 1-4 PM, MATERIALS LIST
Session 1: September 7th, - October 26th, 8 Weeks, $360 Students who are enrolled in another class concurrently receive 5% off: $342
Session 2: November 2nd, - December 21st, 8 Weeks, $360 Students who are enrolled in another class concurrently receive 5% off: $342, Buy now
Draw and Paint from the model without instruction
Register for the full session and guarantee the same position.
Session 1: September 7th, - October 26th, 8 Weeks, $120, Buy now
Session 2: November 2nd, - December 21st, 8 Weeks, $120, Buy now
How do I sign up?
1) Fill out enrollment form (right) or download (below) and send in to Bucks County Classical Arts Center, PO Box 144, New Hope, PA, 18938
2) Pay through paypal or choose a different option (right)
3) Get your materials list (in class description)
4) Come to class!
· Cash in person
· Check made out to “Bucks County Classical Arts Center” or “BCCAC”
· Credit Card over the phone or in person