The Florence Academy of Art US,

888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306, US

(201) 685-7080

Figure Painting with Stephen Bauman, July 1st-5th


Credits: 1.0 per session
Time: Monday-Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Length: 5 Days
Location: 888 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ


Thumbnail image: Stephen Bauman, Untitled, Oil on linen, 2010

  • Includes

    30 hours full instruction by individual critique with a break for lunch 1-2pm.


    Teaching hours are all with the model.


    Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced welcome


    Maximum enrollment 14 students


    Studio access 9:00am-6:00pm


    Housing Assistance

  • Artist Bio

    Stephen Bauman


    Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1980 Bauman’s family soon after that relocated to Miami, Florida, where he followed his older brother into the world of graffitti. His early exposure to this art, the constant presence of paints and sketchbooks in his childhood home, and frequent trips to local walls and warehouses, provided the younger Bauman with a strong foundation of the basics of design and drawing.


    But it was the years he spent from 2003 to 2009 studying and later teaching at The Florence Academy of Art that enabled him to make a tremendous leap as an artist. His instructors taught him to look at the human figure, and to see beauty in its proportions, to not, for example, draw the eyes and nose as distinct elements of the face, but to study the structures and anatomy of the head, to draw the “atmosphere” around the model. They taught him to see all over again. Following his studies at the academy, he began to teach there. He began passing on the principles he learned from his instructors, the classical traditions of the craft of painting, to the next generation of painters coming to Florence in search of an artist’s training.


    Since graduating, Bauman continues to grow as an artist – closely examining the works of artists he most admired: Dagnan Bouveret, Jules Bastien-Lepage, and Andrew Wyeth, among others. He is currently a Principal Instructor in Mölndal, and is represented by The Grenning Gallery and Hersh Fine Art in Long Island, NY, and Jack Meier Gallery in Houston.


    See more of Stephen’s work in the Alumni Gallery and at

  • Terms & Conditions

    Minimum enrollment requirement for all studio workshops is 5. Students will be notified if this number is not reached 60 days before the first day of class. At that time, they will be given the choice of either enrolling in another workshop, availability permitting, or having their payment refunded. Students may continue to apply to workshops even after the deadline and through the first day of the course.

    The Florence Academy of Art reserves the right to substitute instructors of any course at the last minute or during the session. Attached is a word document with your materials list, please bring your materials with you on the first day of your workshop. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via e-mail.

    No refunds will be given for cancellation after payment of the balance.

    The Florence Academy of Art endeavors to provide an educational environment conducive to encouraging the artistic talents of each student. This requires that all students respect the policies of the Academy, its instructors, and the other students in the program. By enrolling in the Academy, students agree to subscribe to these policies as contained in the Student Handbook available on this website.

    The Florence Academy of Art is a United States non-profit 501 c (3) educational entity, and admits students of any race, age, color and national or ethnic origin.

  • Course Description

    Students will be working with oil paint, and will be guided through the process of making an oil painting from start to finish. There will be an introduction on a variety of materials available and the ways that they can be used.


    Students will be taught to use the sight-size method of measurement that trains the eye to view the subject with accuracy in order to reproduce it successfully. Throughout the course, students apply this method of measurement to the human figure.


    The class will work on one long pose, focusing on structure, proportion, edge quality, light impression and atmosphere.


    Students will receive daily individual critiques to help guide them towards a fully resolved and accurate painting.


  • Refund Policy

    If a student requests a refund 30+ days prior to the start date of the workshop, they will receive a 100% refund.

    If a student requests a refund 7-30 days prior to the start date of the workshop, they will receive a 75% refund.

    If a student requests a refund less than 7 days prior to the start of the workshop, they will receive a 50% refund.