Saturday, May 3, 2014

The CAS is excited to announce the Summer Scholarship Competition!

If you’ve always wanted to study at an art academy, but haven’t had the opportunity, now’s your chance! We’re offering free study to three lucky winners. If you have a passion to learn more about drawing and painting on a professional level you are encouraged to apply. Open to all skill levels.

Grand prize:
One person will win the opportunity for one month of full time study at the CAS, August 4th-29th. The winning student will be fully immersed into the curriculum and see first hand what it’s like to work in a professional academic environment. Study will include critiques on personal project (Bargue copy, cast drawing, cast painting, still life painting- dependant upon skill level) in the morning and nude model session in the afternoon. Student will also have the opportunity to attend night figure sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as any lectures given during their stay.
Second place prize:
Two people will win the opportunity to attend the summer session workshop of their choice:
*Painting the Figure Outdoors in Springville, Utah  July 23-26, 2014
In this workshop we will cover the development of a concept for painting a figure in an outdoor setting.  We will discuss the use of tools such as thumbnail sketches, location scouting, costume, photography, color studies, final composition drawings and how to bring a painting to completion.  We will also be working from a live model all 4 days.  
*Landscape Painting Workshop  August 11-15, 2014
In this workshop we will cover how to approach landscape painting in the field.  Students will learn methods of making studies as well as how to best utilize these studies for later studio work.  We will work outdoors each day.
*Portrait Drawing & Painting Workshop  August 28 - 30, 2014
In this workshop we will cover the basics of setting up, lighting and posing a portrait.  Students are welcome to choose to draw or paint.

How to apply: Send 5 images (maximum 72 dpi) of your best work created within the last three years along with a two to three paragraph summary statement on what your professional goals are to:, subject Scholarship Competition Submission.

Please include your name, age, phone number, and if you will be needing housing assistance in your email.

Judging: The Center for Academic Study’s founder and director, Ryan Brown, along with other members of the CAS faculty will review each portfolio and essay submitted and will choose three winners: One grand prize winner and two second prize winners. The judges will be looking for an interest in figurative realism, an attempt to work from life or copy an old master, and artistic strength.

Deadline: May 30, 2014, at midnight, MST. Winners will be notified by email and announced on the CAS Facebook page on June 9th, 2014.

Please email any questions to

Competition Terms and Conditions
You will not be eligible for the contest if you currently study at The Center for Academic Study and Naturalist Painting (CAS), or if you are affiliated with anyone on the judging panel.
All decisions by the judges are final.
A winner under the age of 18 years of age will be required to obtain a waiver from their legal guardian to
attend the CAS.
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary for this contest.
Closing date for entry will be May 30, 2014, at midnight Mountain Standard Time. After this date, no further entries will be permitted.
No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to
If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Personal information will never be shared with third parties without prior consent.
The winner agrees to subscribe to the policies regarding studio behavior as contained in the CAS student manual.
By entering this contest, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and
The CAS reserves the right to cancel or amend the contest and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of any disturbance outside of the promoter’s control. Entrants will be notified of any changes to the contest as soon as possible.