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In fact, Barnstone created an entire method of teaching – the Barnstone Method – that affords students of every level (from beginners to hobbyists to established artists) exactly that opportunity: to learn the fundamental disciplines – the skills, craft and techniques taught in classical Renaissance ateliers – that have largely been lost in modern art education. Thousands of students have achieved noteworthy success, won uncounted thousands of dollars in scholarships to the most acclaimed art institutions, and attained personal fulfillment and confidence through their experience with the Barnstone Method.
Myron’s legacy lives on today, through an educational experience comprised of his videotaped lectures, detailed workbooks, and live education provided by Barnstone-certified Master Guides.
Pixar Animation Studios
Barnstone Alumnus Alex Curtis, who studied under Myron Barnstone, works with Pixar. Curtis has worked on animated films such as Soul, Incredibles 2, Onward, Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, and Cars 3. Curtis credits Myron’s teachings in helping him to attain his goal of becoming a 2D animator: Curtis studied Barnstone’s rigorous program, based in the philosophy of art as design – “a language with rules” – during which time Curtis learned the nuances of shadows, geometric forms, figure drawing, and precise value control – all essentials in becoming a 2D animator.
Artist, Author, Instructor
Juliette Aristides was the Founder and former Director of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. She teaches workshops internationally, and is the author of six best-selling books about classical drawing and painting. Juliette credits Myron Barnstone with showing her “…a world I had sensed existed, but had never seen. Drawing was taught as a language, and Myron was ferociously passionate about his subject. Myron continues to influence the next generation through his videos, and he lives on as a voice of excellence in the minds of those lucky enough to know him.”
Award-winning pastel artist and Barnstone alumna
There is a common language of design shared across the great style periods in Western art – a lineage of craftsmen, fine artists and architects, that were trained in the classical art tradition, mastering the essential principles of design that would permit them to create any of the painted and sculpted works that populated the cathedrals, public buildings, parks and residences of Europe.
Now you can obtain this essential training, giving you the skills, techniques and rigor to attain your own best work: Foundation Drawing and Design, the hallmark course of the Barnstone Method.
“For years I have stressed that my students study Barnstone’s foundational teachings. I am absolutely delighted that the Barnstone Foundation Drawing & Design course is now available on this unique, groundbreaking digital studio platform.”
Gage Academy of Art
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