Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists: Osti ...

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Basic Human Anatomy I – Roberto Osti

4 Sessions


10:30am – 12:30pm EST

JUNE 5th – JUNE 26th

Language(s): English, Italian*

In this course, you will learn the basics human proportions and how to simplify the skeleton.

This online course will consist of pre-recorded instructional videos, at-home assignments and live Zoom video meetings for further discussion and critique.

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6 SESSIONS – Friday 10:30am-4:30pm EST

May 22nd – June 26th

Language: English

Working from a combination of master works and anatomical reference images along with instructor’s live demos on Zoom, students will create a 15-inch female figure.

Each class begins with a slide lecture focusing students’ attention on specific aspects of constructive anatomy in pursuit of large architectonic planes that unify, simplify, and create compositional rhythm to their sculpture.

*supplies not included*

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This 5 day figure drawing master class will focus on understanding the figure clothed. Students will learn to compose a drawing with an anatomically correct clothed figure in space and to render fabric in a way that compliments the models figure using Russian sauce on stretched paper.

Gilberto Geraldo is a Brazilian born artist who has studied at both the V.A. Surikov Institute Moscow and the I.E. Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia. His mastery of drawing and painting has sent him around the world to instruct workshops and give demos. Gilberto currently lives in Russia. Understanding that classical art must also be contemporary, Gilberto is able to combine his Academic skill with a deep understanding of the contemporary art market to guide students of classical Academies and Ateliers into the 21st century well informed about historical techniques, and modern subject matter.


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February 8th & 9th 2020

Please join us for another fantastic 2-day workshop with Teresa Oaxaca! February 8th & 9th, 2020 (10:30am-5:30pm)

In this workshop students will be painting from a live model for two days learning from Teresa’s unique painting style.

Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally. Her training includes a four-year diploma at the Angel Academy of Art (Florence Italy, Graduate studies at the Florence Academy, an Apprenticeship with Odd Nerdrum in Norway, and studies at the Art League of Alexandria VA where she trained with Robert Liberace, Paul Lucchesi, and took many other courses. Currently she teaches workshops around the United States and in Europe.

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10/5 – 1 Session Workshop: Landscape, Levitan Master Copy

10/29, 11/2 & 11/9 – 3 Session Workshop: Landscape, Copying the Hudson River School

11/16, 11/23 & 11/30 – 3 Session Workshop: Still Life

12/7 & 12/14 – 2 Session Workshop: Painting a Rose

Our Saturday Morning workshops are perfect for those who are unable to attend our part-time and full-time programs. These workshops have a lesser time commitment but cover many of the things that our part-time and full-time students learn.

The basics of composition, light and shadow and color theory are explored in each.

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November 22nd, 2019


How is it possible to find a new route to the moon using a painting? In this talk we’ll show how art was used to drastically rescue a stranded Japanese lunar spacecraft. The mysterious properties of the moon are explored together with Ed’s art.

Ed Belbruno is both an artist and mathematician. His work in chaos led to a new route to the Moon that rescued a Japanese spacecraft.  Ed has been painting since the age of 7, where he first painted a landscape of Saturn’s moon Titan. He exhibits his work throughout the world and is represented by Agora Gallery in NYC. One of his paintings is in the NASA Smithsonian collection in Washington, DC.  He recently received Germany’s Humboldt award.


October 7th-11th, 2019

Please join us for another fantastic Master Class with Gilberto Geraldo.

Gilberto is a Brazilian born artist who has studied at both the V.A. Surikov Institute Moscow and the I.E. Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia. He currently lives and works in St. Petersburg, but has been traveling internationally to instruct workshops.

This master class will begin with a portrait drawing demo done by Gilberto. Students will work from the model for the remaining 4 days to complete a well composed and rendered drawing.

With a focus on human anatomy, perspective, and tactile approaches to analyzing form, students will build a better understanding of the portrait. The workshop will enforce a constructive academic approach to drawing while introducing students to atmospheric perspective.

Students will learn about Gilberto’s preference of paper and other materials while thoroughly analyzing the human skull and features.

Unable to commit to the full week? You can attend the portrait drawing demo separately from the rest of the master class.

DEMO DAY – 10/7 11:00am – 5:00pm

DRAWING DAYS – 10/8 – 10/11 10:30am – 5:00pm

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SCULPTING THE HEAD: The Russian Method – James Sondow

July 24th – 26th, 2019

This workshop will introduce students to the Russian Academic method of conceptualizing and sculpting the human head, which relies heavily on construction, composition, and the anatomical underpinnings of idealized classicist form from antiquity. Students will be guided to see the head through strong clear demarcation of planes that integrate the proportion, likeness, and features of the model. This will provide conviction to students’ decisions as they are pushed past simple silhouettes to think three dimensionally and feel how the various anatomical planes flow together and bind a complex set of distinct anatomical structures into the totality that is sculpture.  This approach is part of a living tradition that has passed down through an unbroken chain of generations since the Russian Academy’s inception over 250 years ago.A native New Yorker, James was first introduced to figurative drawing in his teens at the Art Students’ League and Hunter College High School. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1996, James taught art for the next decade at the Rubin Museum, Saint Ann’s School, and various public schools while refining his craft, studying life drawing, painting, and sculpture at Pratt, SVA, and the Art Students’ League. In 2003, he began his classical training in the Russian academic method at Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in New York City. Two years of intensive summer study at Russia’s premier art academy, the Ilya Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, cemented James’ affinity for their thorough program and their strict teaching methodology. Relocating to St. Petersburg from 2007 to 2012, James became the first American accepted to the Repin Institute’s sculpture department in over 20 years. After a three-year hiatus, in which he taught sculpture and drawing at the Beaux-Arts Academy in New York and Rome, he returned to the Repin Academy in Russia from 2015-2017 to become the only American to graduate with highest honors and be offered a solo show at the Academy. He has exhibited both drawing and sculpture in New York City and St. Petersburg and received various awards including the Gloria Medal at the National Sculpture Competition held at the New York Academy of Art.Students will work from a live model all 3 days of the workshop. Model fee and supply fee included in the price.