Lyme Academy of Fine Arts announces continuing education programs for fall 2021


OLD LYME – The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts has announced a full schedule of continuing education programs starting September 27. Part-time and full-time programs and courses are available, with enrollment starting immediately.

Part-time continuing education courses are open to the community throughout the year and will follow an 11-week term. These courses are aimed at students of all ages and levels, who will benefit from a skill-based art education led by professional artists.

The three or four hour classes will run on weekdays and Saturdays from September 27 to December 11 and will cost between $ 500 and $ 850 per class. Courses are offered in drawing, drawing from nature, sculpture, printmaking, oil painting, content and composition, and character painting.

The full-time “required program” is a one-year portfolio preparation program designed to provide a solid, skill-based visual education to develop an individual’s portfolio and capabilities under the guidance of professional artists. . The program consists of five main courses, including drawing, sculpture, painting, synthetic composition and printmaking, as well as access to lectures, demonstrations and reviews by master artists.

Full-time program classes are taught five days a week, approximately six hours a day during the 11-week terms, starting September 27, with the academic year ending June 10, 2022. The Requisite program tuition fees at full-time fees total $ 7,350, which includes the annual tuition fee of $ 6,000 and the mandatory annual studio fee of $ 1,350. Scholarships are available.

All classes will be led by professional artists; Kimberly Monson, drawing, drawing from nature and sculpture; Paul Michael, Etching; Justin Wiest, oil painting; Jon Sideriadis Content and composition and Jerry Weiss, Figure Painting.

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Founded in 1976 by sculptor Elisabeth Gordon Chandler, the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts was established as an institution dedicated to traditional skills-based education.

After a period as an accredited college, Lyme Academy, a nonprofit educational organization, is now returning to its founding roots to deliver foundational skills in the fine arts; offering a program that combines rigorous studio-based instruction in drawing and painting with anatomy, sculpture and art history.

The Academy affirms its heritage and commitment to the Old Lyme community by offering a dynamic program of lectures, exhibits, workshops and part-time programs.

Located midway between Boston and New York City, Old Lyme, Connecticut has been a site of artistic congregation for over a century, becoming the heart of the Lyme Art Colony and the birthplace of American Impressionism.

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