(By Mitch Kahn)
A tweaking of the class schedule at Salmagundi has been in the planning stages for quite a while and officially launches this week with two new classes added. The former Monday class has been folded into the Wednesday class.NEW! Elizabeth Spencer: Painting Thursdays 9am-12pm
Beginning to accomplished students are invited to explore the fundamentals of drawing, design, color and painting techniques in order to enhance their own means of person expression. Through individual attention and demonstrations you will be encouraged to capture the color of light and vitality in your works whether they are still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes or portraits from your own photo or artistic references. Students are welcome to explore any medium they choose including, but not limited to, oil, acrylic, gouache and watercolor.
Elizabeth Spencer has been painting and exhibiting for over 20 years. She is an award winning Resident Artist who serves on the Art and Junior/Scholarship Committees and is a life member of the Art Students League, having studied with Daniel Greene, Richard Pionk, Gregg Kreutz, Mary Beth McKenzie, Peter Cox and Frank Arcuri. Ms. Spencer is a full-time painter who works out of her studio at 41 Union Square.NEW! Eddie Rochat: Life Drawing Saturdays 5:30pm-8:30pm
This will be a live model/long pose class designed for both beginners and advanced students, focusing on an investigation of the human figure. Students will be exposed to various drawing concepts that will aid them in their understanding of these complexities. Anatomy perspective and light will be covered, enabling the artist to draw with a heightened awareness of the figure out of which a more holistic approach to drawing can be realized.
Edmond Rochat studied painting, drawing and sculpture at duCret School of Art, The Art Students League and Janus Collaborative School of Art. He supplemented his studies as lab assistant for advanced artistic anatomy offered by the Janus Collaborative and hosted by Drexel University School of Medicine. Rochat received the Mary Elizabeth Scholarship from the NJ Society of Arts and Letters and is recipient of a grant from the John F and Anne Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund. He currently teaches at the Janus Collaborative.
New schedule starts January 15th:
Tues (9am-12pm) Jeffrey Berman: Beginning & Advanced Painting
Wed (6:30pm-9:30pm) Zoran Crnkovic: Sketch Class / Short Pose
Thurs (9am-12pm) Elizabeth Spencer: Beginning & Advanced Painting
Sat (9am-12pm) David Reuss: Beginning & Advanced Painting
Sat (5:30pm-8:30pm) Eddie Rochat: Sketch Class / Long Pose
Sun (9am-12pm) Joseph Perez: Beginning & Advanced Painting
All classes are “Walk-In” with no advance reservation required. Fee is $15 per session. Easels and/or tables are provided where required however attendees are responsible for their own supplies.