Bruno Surdo Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.representational-art.com/ 116 W. Illinois Chicago, Illinois 60610 United States of America Phone: (847) 491-6630 The School of Representational Art (SORA) was founded by artist and instructor, Bruno Surdo and is located in the artistic River North area of Chicago. The school was established to bring the great painting tradition of the Old Masters to a new generation of artists. SORA's link to this heritage is through Richard Lack and his school of classical realism, which stretches back to the great academic and impressionistic painting schools of the 18th and 19th centuries.
At SORA, students work in an atmosphere of collaborative learning and are encouraged to engage with one another throughout the highly structured curriculum. The instructors and students are dedicated to working in and preserving the specialized tradition of representational painting. Through intensive and personalized critiques, art students are thoroughly trained in drawing and painting, color theory and craftsmanship. Lectures in anatomy, perspective, and composition round out the student's education. Composition is especially stressed as a critical component of the art curriculum.
Full time students attend the school Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday mornings are dedicated to life drawing from the model. The afternoons and Mondays are designated to individual projects. Part time student admissions to the day program are available under special circumstances after admission interview. Additional workshops are scheduled throughout the year.
The School of Representational Art Winter 2007 Courses
Saturday Life Drawing and Painting with Instructor Grigor Eftimov
6 week course
Saturday 9 am to 12pm
Session 1- Jan 13-Feb 17
Session 2- March 3- April 7
Session 3- April 21-May 26
This course is designed to teach beginning and advanced students a disciplined approach to drawing the human figure. Anatomy, proportion and value relationships are stressed in this structured class. This course will include gesture drawing.
The Portrait: Drawing and Painting with Instructors Mike Chelich and Grigor Eftimov
10 Week Course- Starts January 15th
Mondays 9am to 12 pm and 1pm to 4pm
This class is a thorough program in drawing and painting the portrait emphasizing the fundamentals in procedure, execution, facial structure and anatomy. This step by step program moves from simpler exercises of drawing from casts and schematic drawings of the head to the more complex problems of drawing and painting the portrait in black and white and color. The morning session is portrait drawing and the afternoon session is portrait painting.
Fullday $500/Halfday $275 per class/session
Elements and Principles of Composition with Instructor Mike Chelich
3 Day Course- February 4, 11 and 18
Sundays- 9am to 12 pm and 1pm to 3pm
Day 1 analyze the compositions of a great variety of past and present artists and will cover the principals of balance, proportion, harmony and contrast, repetition, integration, movement and center of interest. A slide show will host over two hundred examples of artwork.
Day 2 will reveal the compositional development of a painting from start to finish. By showing the preliminary thumbnail sketches, black and white studies, and color sketches, students will learn to organize their thoughts and feelings into the pictorial imagery that best suits their creative expression. This lecture will cover the composing of still lives, portraits, narrative, figurative paintings and landscapes.
Day 3 A third lecture on the February 18th, which will deal with artists' (past and present) use of copying motifs/designs from other artist, and will be contingent upon the interest of those attending the first two lectures.
2 Lectures/ $70
ëAlla Primaí Portrait with Instructor Grigor Eftimov or Steve Ohlrich
2 Day Workshop
Saturday/Sunday 9 am to 4 pm
February 24 and 25
April 14 and 15
June 2 and 3
The student will learn to establish a solid likeness of the model utilizing sound principles in the ìAlla Primaî painting method. Students will be given exercises to assist them in understanding the execution of the head study
To enroll or for additional information, please call Jen at 773.726.4828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.