The Ryder Studio Atelier is a 30-hour per week life-drawing and portrait-painting program that runs from the beginning of September through the beginning of May each year. The realistic approach to drawing and painting taught in the Atelier is based on the instruction of Ted Seth Jacobs, with whom Anthony and Celeste Ryder studied for 6 years, from 1983 to 1989. At the beginning of each academic year the methods and techniques of drawing and painting are presented in a series of in-depth demonstrations. Students draw and paint from the live model and receive individual support and advice from Anthony and Celeste, as well as from John Reger, former student and now teacher at the Ryder Studio.
Mornings are generally devoted to portrait painting, with the average portrait pose lasting 6 weeks. Figure drawing is in the afternoons, and the average pose is 2 weeks long. Students may enroll full-time, for the entire academic year, or part-time on a weekly basis, either full or half day.
[Via The Ryder Studio]
Program(s): Full-time, Part-time, Workshops
Medium(s) Taught: Drawing, Painting
Instructor(s): Anthony Ryder, Celeste Ryder, John Reger
Tuition: $10,500 per year (full-time)
Financial Aid: No