The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

CLASSES

Écorché with Jim Shoop
Anatomy for Artist Class One: The Skeleton
James Shoop sculpture

Using a fixed armature and oil-based clay you will learn how to sculpt a 21-inch tall skeleton. This process will teach you the skeletal proportions, structure, and important anatomical landmarks visible under the surface of the skin. Eighteen hours of instruction with breaks for homework. Class 2: The Muscles will be offered in Winter 2019. THREE TWO-DAY SESSIONS - 2-week break between classes for Homework.

Session One, Day 1: You will pose your armature and apply clay over it with instruction.
Session One, Day 2: Finish blocking in and start refining all major forms. Break Homework: refine skeleton as instructed.
Session Two, Day 1: Continue to refine surfaces and map out the ribcage.
Session Two, Day 2: Refining the ribcage and other areas.Break Homework: refine skeleton as instructed.
Session Three, Day 1: Refining the surface planes and landmarks of the skull.
Session Three, Day 2: Refining and finishing all remaining surfaces.

Starting SATURDAY & SUNDAY, Sept. 15 & 16, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, Oct. 6 & 7, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, Oct. 20 & 21, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Jim Shoop
$400. Limit 10 students.
Supplies: Armature (provided), Skeleton Blueprint (provided), Modeling tools (bring your own, I will also have some to borrow), Oil-based Clay - Chavant NSP Brown (medium) two 2 lb. blocks -Buy from Jim Shoop or order online.

Fall Schedule

Dates Time Instructor
Saturday & Sunday, Sep. 15-16, 2018 1:00pm-4:00pm Jim Shoop
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6-7, 2018 1:00pm-4:00pm Jim Shoop
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 2018 1:00pm-4:00pm Jim Shoop
Human Anatomy Through Sculpture with Jim Shoop
Copyright © James Shoop

Using Eliot Goldfinger's Human Anatomy For Artists as a guide, this class will sculpt a skeleton over an armature. This will teach the structure of the bones and important landmarks for muscle attachment.Then we will sculpt the musculature system over the skeleton. This is the best way to gain a fundamental knowledge of proportion, structure and rhythm of the human form. Materials list: Sculpture armature $125 (pre order through Jim or you can bring your own); Chavant oil based clay $11 each (4 blocks needed $44 total).

Limit 10 students.

Winter/Spring Schedule

Day Starting Time Instructor Duration Price
SUNDAYS Jan. 28, 2018 1:00-3:00pm James Shoop 10 weeks $400
Anatomy Through Drawing: Skeleton & Muscles
Copyright © Amber Tritabaugh

This class prepares students to make anatomically-informed figure drawings. Students will learn to see and draw the skeleton and surface muscles through lecture, drawing, games, and hands-on exercises, plus supplementary readings and videos. Using skeletal landmarks, students will place and draw the skeleton and surface muscles on an image of a figure, and develop a shorthand drawing vocabulary for compositional sketches. The class will draw overlays of a figure in front, side and back views, plus a personal choice of a figure in perspective. Appropriate for beginners and advanced students. Students may also wish to enroll in the Monday night figure class to draw studies corresponding to the anatomy class.

Materials List

(not offered during Summer)

Fall Schedule

Day Starting Time Instructor Duration Price
MONDAYS Sep. 11, 2017 5:15-7:15pm Amber Tritabaugh 15 weeks $230

(not offered during Winter/Spring)