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Learn the Barnstone Method of Fine Art Drawing from Barnstone Studios Alumni in Frederick MD


Three-Part Series - June 9, 16 & 23, 1-5 p.m.
Each class available individually for $100; register for all three for $250 and save $50.

A trio of Barnstone Studios alumni will deliver a three-part series, “An Introduction to the Barnstone Method,” over three consecutive Saturdays. Scholarships are available. All three classes will be held at Barnstone Studios, 521B Elm Street, Frederick, MD 21701


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June 9: Christopher Parrott, New York City
Full-time artist exhibiting in galleries from NYC to LA and Hong Kong; art lecturer at Long Island University
Parrott shows how some of history’s greatest artists utilized the Golden Section to create iconic masterworks. Parrott will share some of his experiences studying with Barnstone, and how those lessons have been applied to his career as an internationally-exhibiting artist. Students will learn basics of Golden Section design, as well as how value (light and dark) can be used to create the illusion of three-dimensional form. They will receive homework materials -- a selection of classical paintings and tracing paper -- to explore how the masters incorporated precise geometric design into their work.


June 16: Craig Stevens, Myrtle Beach, SC
Creative Director of Coastal Outdoor Advertising; full-time artist

Stevens begins his class with a version of Barnstone’s “Impaling Wall” -- a constructive critique of the students’ homework. He then utilizes clips from Barnstone’s class, and his own experience, to teach basic 2D drawing skills. Students will learn how objects in a still life relate to each other; how to use geometry and spatial relationships, and how to avoid common 2D drawing errors. This week’s homework will be additional practice drawing 2D images using bottles or apples.


June 23: Roger Brinker, Allentown, PA
Visual Art Instructor, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts; former adjunct professor & lecturer at Lehigh University’s Department of Design and Department of Art and Architecture

During the third and final class in the 3-part series, former Barnstone instructor Roger Brinker starts the afternoon with an “Impaling Wall” critique of homework, then guides students in adding the elements of 3D form and value to breathe life into their sketches. They’ll analyze classical works to become familiar with concepts like “Rembrandt lighting,” and practice building 3D form over the 2D work they did the previous Saturday.

Barnstone Method students wishing to purchase the complete Barnstone DVD course available at BarnstoneStudios.com will have their full class tuition deducted from the DVD price. Class enrollment is limited; reservations are required.

A limited number of scholarships are also available.

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202A E. Main St.
Thurmont, MD 21788


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