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Courses in traditional Drawing and Painting

Held in the vibrant environment of a working artist's studio.

Regular studio classes running throughout the year

Concentrated workshops in outdoor painting, artist materials and figure work on a rotating schedule

Our ongoing Painting/Drawing classes held on Fridays- 1,000/semester/12weeks

The Portrait in an Aesthetic Environment with Teresa Oaxaca

January 26-29th, 2018 from 9:00-4:00 at the studio in Waltham
$595, model fees included

Teresa Oaxaca’s guest courses in the studio have been jam-packed with information and anecdotes, and her own strategies for dealing with pictorial issues.  Click here to read about Teresa’s last class on Alla Prima portraiture,and her previous class on Charcoal Drawing here.

For Teresa’s next course in the studio we wanted to offer something more involved- to study not just the portrait but how to arrange and select compositional elements, to arrive at a personal design, over a sustained long pose.

This will give students a variety of opportunities across the pose- to study the portrait and draped figure in depth, or to arrange, pick and choose still life elements to set off the painting.

Students will be able to work in paint and/or charcoal, and work either on a small or larger scale.

Registration Open


Figure Construction with Ben Fenske

-March 3rd to 7th 2018, mornings and afternoons-

$750 including model fees 

Improve your figure work, whether you’re just starting out or have been at the easel for years.

Ben’s techniques for simplifying and memorizing visual cues on the figure will help you to work efficiently, accurately and simply.  Students can expect:

  • Lectures each day on the body- the core, arms/legs, a review of the head, hands and feet.
  • Extensive demonstrations
  • Time each day working from the live model with Fenske’s guidance

As with Ben’s other classes over the years, this will be a huge amount of information distilled from his studies-  anatomy, plane memorization and modeling techniques, methods for crosshatching to indicate form, and of course, proper proportion measurement methods.

Click here to read about Ben’s last figure construction class he taught in March 2016

Click here for a link to blog posts on all Ben’s previous classes and demos at the studio 

Past Workshops:

The Coastal Connecticut Landscape with Leo Mancini-Hresko September 30th-October 2nd 2017

Painting the Interior:  A Demonstration by Joe Altwer August 26th 2017

Ben Fenske: Constructing the Portrait August 12-14th 2017

Ben Fenske: Painting the Landscape in Light and Color August 9-11th 2017


Sergio Roffo Painting Demonstration, July 29th 2017


Marc Dalessio Plein Air Course Stonington, Maine July 10-14th 2017

Snow Painting with Leo Mancini-Hresko, Concord, MA, February 11+12 2017

Materials w Leo Mancini-Hresko at FAA US, Jersey City NJ, Nov. 19+20 2016

Portrait Sketching w Leo Mancini-Hresko at North River Art Association October 29+30 2016

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Ben Fenske Landscape Painting Workshop August 13-15 2016


Portrait Painting with Adrian Gottlieb, July 23-27th 2016

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The Alla Prima Portrait with Teresa Oaxaca-June 24-27th 2016


Constructing the Figure with Ben Fenske- March 14-18th 2016


Snow Painting Workshop with Leo Mancini-Hresko- January 30-31st 2016


Sculpting the Portrait with Robert Bodem- December 14-18 2015


Autumn Landscape Painting with Stapleton Kearns, November 14-16th 2015

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Painting Materials for the Working Artist, October 3-4th 2015


Charcoal Portrait Sketching with Teresa Oaxaca, September 24th-27 2015


Landscape Painting with Marc Dalessio, August 28-30 2015


Constructing the Portrait with Ben Fenske, August 27-31 2015

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