JHess Studios is the teaching atelier of sculptress Alicia Ponzio and painter Justin Hess, with Justin’s personal working studio at its core. The Atelier system is a centuries-old tradition of training artists within the studio of an active professional artist, providing both a ‘classroom’ structure of education combined with the opportunity to work alongside with and learn from a professional artist.
The studio itself offers 2,200 sqft of open studio space with light flooding in from large North and South facing windows. Housed in a historic building constructed in 1924, JHess Studios is located in the SOMA district of San Francisco and is easily accessible by major freeways as well as public transportation with plenty of parking in the surrounding neighborhood.
Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends to better accommodate those with work, family and other personal commitments. As the skills involved take a great deal of time and practice to develop, students are welcome to take one or multiple classes in each session, or on an ongoing basis. Those who wish to replicate the curriculum similar to that of a full time academy, but without the full time commitment, are able to work with the instructors to design a suitable course of study tailored to their individual needs and schedule.
Courses are offered quarterly throughout the year in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Écorché and Anatomy, as well as week long workshops held regularly in January and the Summer.
[Via JHess Studios]
Program(s): Courses, Workshops
Medium(s) Taught: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
Instructor(s): Justin Hess, Alicia Nicole Ponzio
Tuition: Varies by class. Approx. $500 – $700
Financial Aid: No