Wednesday, August 15, 2007
On BACAA founder Linda Dulaney's suggestion, I dropped by Studio Incamminati, a classical atelier art school in Philadelphia. I should have called ahead first, but they were very welcoming and accommodating, and a friendly student offered to give us a tour.
They have a lovely large space on the 4th floor of a downtown converted loft building. There they have set up 3 separate areas for a model to pose, with easels arranged in a circle for 10-15 students to work. We were told second-year students study with natural light near the large bank of windows, but first-year students start with artificial light in order to see sharp shadows and clear form.
The walls are covered with the very impressive drawings and paintings of students, along with beautiful demonstration drawings and paintings by instructors including those by Ted Seth Jacobs and Incamminati founder Nelson Shanks.
The student artwork was displayed in multiple stages, and it was fun to see them using the same methods I have been recently learning, starting with the block-in for both drawings and paintings. They even had the same kind of graphic, high-key color studies I did last week, and sure enough they were done in a workshop with Dan Thompson.
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