Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A week in the ARA, Boston


The longest day of our week. We offer Bargue/Cast and Anatomy classes from 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30.

Debra works on her Bargue while Instructor Stephen Kivimaki gives a critique to Ginny.

Anatomy Instructor Sean Krajnik reviews Kevin's out of class assignment.

Bargue students spill into the model room.

Frank finishes up his final Bargue drawing.

Next term Frank will be moving up to the third floor to work Sight Size from the cast.

With Julie and Shelia...

... and Elise.

The afterwork crowd arrives at 6:00 and stays until 9:00pm.

Larry drives each Wednesday evening from Connecticut to work on his Bargue.

Stephen does a transfer demo on the light table.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A week in the ARA, Boston


Life drawing and painting day at ARA - yay! For ten weeks, every Tuesday and Thursday, we work from our long pose model in the morning, 9:30-12:00, and again in the afternoon, 1:00 to 3:30.

Painting students work alongside drawing students.

Sean paints away.

Tiago draws with very sharp carbon pencil.

Some students are with us full time in the model room. Others are on a part time schedule.

Siri does some sponging.


Instructor Garrett Vitanza demos for Tiago.

And again for Cris.

End of the day. To be continued on Thursday.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A week in the ARA, Boston


Bargue and Perspective Class take over the second floor.

Our Director, Cindy MacMillan, gives a critique.

Instructor Stephen Kivimaki with a Perspective lesson.

Tiago Finato works on a Perspective assignment in the morning...

...and his Bargue drawing in the afternoon.

Meanwhile... On the third floor...

Julie Beck works the charcoal.

Sean Krajnik paints a grisaille.

I work in a limited palette.

Our day ends at 4:30.

But not for Sean, who works on value studies in the office...

...and takes another look at his cast.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A week in the life... at ARA, Boston


This term we moved out Figure Construct Drawing class to Sundays and today was our last session.

This eight week course centers on figure block-ins. Using our comparative measuring system, students concentrate on perfecting the larger proportions and capturing the gesture. The emphasis is on process (and not product!).

Due to popular demand, next term's class will return to Saturdays. We'll be meeting from 9:00am-12:00pm, April 14 - June 9 (no class May 26).

Thanks to everyone for a great winter term!