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SCA Atelier Forma Vera

Approved K-12 Atelier

Website: http://www.sayersclassical.org

Email: atelier@sayersclassicalacademy.org

P.O. Box 18001, Louisville, KY, United States

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The Atelier Forma Vera of Sayers Classical Academy offers a strong introduction to classical drawing, painting, and sculpting within the context of a holistic, classical education. Atelier training begins in kindergarten classroom for enrolled students and continues through high school, ending in a Senior Capstone Art project. 

"For our school, art is a core curriculum. Atelier training makes it possible for all to learn to use the attribute of creativity endowed to every human being."  -Sandra Lawson, Founder and Director of Sayers Classical Academy

For the grammar stage (Kindergarten through fourth grade), students are learning the basic elements of drawing, such as line, shape, and value. They are learning to build drawings from shapes, find lines, and work from large ideas to small ideas. Grammar stage students practice close observation of nature by drawing outside frequently. Beginning color theory is also introduced and practiced with color pencil and watercolor projects. Grammar stage students participate in weekly art history discussion with a featured artwork of the week. Fourth grade students are introduced to portrait drawing and figure drawing. 

For the Logic Stage (Fifth through Eight Grade) classical drawing concepts are solidified and enhanced with more challenging projects. Some of the logic stage drawing projects include: Still Life, Plein-Air Landscape, Hand Drawing, Master Copies, and Portrait Drawing. Logic Stage students engage with art history each week, discussing an artwork that is congruent with the world history, literature and geography classes. 

For the Rhetoric Stage classes (Ninth through Twelfth Grade), classical drawing and painting skills are challenged with traditional atelier projects, such as Charles Bargue plates, cast drawing, drawing with chalk and charcoal, and oil painting. All freshmen are required to complete a Bargue plate before moving on with new subjects. Oil painting skills are encouraged through projects such as painting a sphere in black and white, to warm/cool studies, to full color paintings. Starting in eleventh grade, students begin to learn basic sculpting techiniques. Seniors complete a capstone project, working on a long-term sculpture project on the subject of their choice. Rhetoric Stage students also enjoy an entensive art history education, with a two year in depth study of world art history and a one year study of American art history. 

In addition to the classes taken during the school year, the SCA Atelier Forma Vera offers optional summer camps and classes. Some of the summer class offerings are: Introduction to Classical Drawing, Introduction to Oil Painting, and ongoing studio time with the instructor. 

 

 

 

 

Website http://www.sayersclassical.org
Email atelier@sayersclassicalacademy.org
Founded 2017
Course languages English
Part-Time Instructors 2
Full-Time Instructors 1
Students 170
Accommodation No
Costs

Full time: EUR 5725 / year

SCA Atelier Forma Vera

P.O. Box 18001

Louisville, KY

atelier@sayersclassicalacademy.org

Holly Davis

Dean of Visual Arts

Holly Davis is passionate about classical atelier training in the K-12 setting for the way it provides an opportunity for every student to be engaged with art and nurtures the student in goodness, truth, and beatuy. Mrs. Davis studied oil painting with local artist Susan Howe for four years, but began to pursue classical training after finding and reading the books of Juliette Aristides. She has studied under Mandy Theis as a participant in the 2018 and 2019 Da Vinci Initiative Summer Teacher Atelier. 

"Porter's Creek"

Tree Study in Watercolor

Cast Drawing in Charcoal/Chalk

Amaryllis

After Chardin

Rhetoric Stage Bargue Drawing

Rhetoric Stage Bargue Drawing

Rhetoric Stage Bargue Drawing

Rhetoric Stage Bargue Drawing

Warm/Cool Grids and Value Studies

Rhetoric Stage Bargue Drawing

Rhetoric Stage Drawing

John Ruskin Master Copy

Fifth Grade (Logic Stage) Still Life Drawing

Fourth Grade (Grammar Stage) Master Copy Drawing

Third Grade Sphere Drawing

Grammar Stage Observation Drawing

Bargue Drawing on display

Oil Painting Class

Oil Painting Class

Beginning a First Cast Painting

Rising Freshman Cast Painting

Third Grade Color Theory Work

Third Grade Color Theory

Color Theory Practice

Casts

Oil Painting Class

Outdoor Sketching

13 March 2020 to 14 March 2020

Festival Forma Vera Discover Atelier Training for K-12 Classical Education


7709 Bardstown Rd. , Lousiville, KY


110 USD

The Festival Forma Vera will be bringing together the great traditions of the Atelier and Christian, classical education.

Participants will engage with the history and philosophy of atelier training relating to and supporting holistic, classical education. Participants will receive classical drawing training in a workshop with Juliette Artistides. Participants will learn how to implement or advance an atelier-style visual art program within their own school or homeschool. 

For more information please contact atelier@sayersclassicalacademy.org. Deadline to register is January 31st. 

Event schedule:

Friday, March 13th

6:30 p.m.

Dinner, Live Music, SCA Atelier Forma Vera Student Art Display

Keynote Speaker: Juliette Aristides- Seattle Based Artist, ARC Living Master, International Teacher and Author

Saturday, March 14th

9:00 a.m.

Drawing Workshop with Juliette Aristides

Juliette will be teaching from her book "Beginning Drawing Atelier". A signed copy of the book is included with registration.

12:30 Fellowship Lunch

1:30 Presentation on atelier training in the context of Christian, classical education by SCA Dean of Visual Arts Holly Davis and SCA Founder and Director Sandra Lawson.

3:30 Reception, Student Awards, Q & A Session, Closing Ceremony

Sayers Classical Academy is the first classical education program in the world to have an atelier art program approved by the Art Renewal Center, with an atelier-style curriculum implemented for all students in grades K-12. We believe all human beings are endowed by God with creative gifts, and enabled with the ability to learn to express these gifts in a highly skillful and knowledgeable manner. We believe that together, the great traditions of Christian, classical education and atelier training, best informs and nurtures these gifts in all mankind.

 


13 March 2020 to 14 March 2020

Festival Forma Vera Discover Atelier Training for K-12 Classical Education


7709 Bardstown Rd. , Lousiville, KY


110 USD

The Festival Forma Vera will be bringing together the great traditions of the Atelier and Christian, classical education.
About this Event


The event is for ages 12 and up.


Event schedule:

Friday, March 13th

6:30 p.m.

Dinner, Live Music, Student Art Display, Silent Auction

Keynote Speaker: Juliette Aristides- Seattle Based Artist, ARC Living Master, International Teacher and Author

Saturday, March 14th

9:00 a.m.

Drawing Workshop with Juliette Aristides

Juliette will be teaching from her book "Beginning Drawing Atelier". A signed copy of the book is included with registration.

12:30 Fellowship Lunch

1:30 Presentation on atelier training in the context of Christian, classical education by SCA Art Tutor Holly Davis and SCA founder and director Sandra Lawson.

3:30 Reception, Q & A Session, Closing Ceremony

Sayers Classical Academy is the first classical education program in the world to have an atelier art program approved by the Art Renewal Center, with an atelier curriculum implemented for all students in grades K-12. We believe all human beings are endowed by God with creative gifts, and enabled with the ability to learn to express these gifts in a highly skillful and knowledgeable manner. We believe that together, the great traditions of Christian, classical education and atelier training, best informs and nurtures these gifts in all mankind.

For more information, please contact atelier@sayersclassicalacademy.org