Jeff Hein Website: http://www.artclassessaltlakecity.com/ 16 W 700 S Salt Lake City, UT 84101 United States of America Phone: 801-502-9185 The Hein Academy of art was founded by Jeff Hein in 2007. It accommodates a maximum of sixteen 'Apprenticeship Program' students. Weekly painting and drawing classes may also be taught by apprentices to the public. The HAA consists of two buildings on either side of Main Street totaling 10,000 sq/ft. The east building includes two spacious classrooms and 8 studios for students working on portfolios and graduates. The West building is the personal studio and office of founder/teacher Jeff Hein as well as more studio workspace for the 16 'Apprenticeship Program' students. The HAA is located two blocks from Salt Lake City's beautiful business district, 7 blocks from Temple Square and one mile from the beautiful City Creek Canyon.
Students of the Hein Academy of Art Apprentice directly under Jeff Hein in the same manor that the Renaissance masters apprenticed under their teachers. In exchange for a modest monthly tuition, and occasional assistance to Jeff with studio tasks, each of 16 apprentices has the opportunity to be tutored daily by Jeff. Apprentices work near to Hein throughout the day and are free to witness every aspect of Jeff"s professional and creative processes.
Those enrolled in the Apprenticeship Program are each given their own personal workspace, storage space and easel. They have 24hr access to the HAA studios so that they may have as much time as possible to devote to their studies. Jeff Hein is present from 10-6 Monday-Friday and is available for instruction and critiques during these hours. For three hours, every weekday morning, studio students have the opportunity to draw and paint from a live model while the remainder of their time is devoted to the study of still-life drawing and painting. During the final year of the Apprenticeship Program students will be given a studio in which to complete a professional body of work to submit to galleries upon graduating. At this time Hein will serve as a tutor, providing guidance and insight whenever needed.
The HAA curriculum is designed to create artists who are prepared to enter into a professional career in making and selling art. Professional quality work done under the assistance of a teacher is not a sign of success for the student. This is why, at the HAA, students are expected to show a solid understanding of each area of the curriculum before they may progress. After much instruction and practice each student must complete, to a professional level, several works in each area of the curriculum without assistance. This means that every student will progress at a different rate depending on his/her work ethic and aptitude for learning. These things are important because all too often students graduate from other art institutions with minimal skills because they had been moved through these programs according an insufficient timeline and/or their portfolio reflects the skills of the teacher more than those of the students. Under this format, every student that graduates from the HAA will do so with a professional level of knowledge and skill.
Students will also have the opportunity to hear from other professional artists, and art business professionals to learn about varying views in the art world. This helps each student become well informed about the art world and its challenges which will aid him/her in making intelligent artistic and business decisions when they enter into the field.
Students will ultimately have the opportunity, should they choose, to learn the craft of multi-figure narrative painting in the classical tradition, without the aid of photography and computers. This understanding has unfortunately become increasingly rare due to the increase of technological involvement in art creation and the extreme complexity of this traditional approach. Hein believes this is an art form worth preserving and is the approach he uses in his own work.
The goal of the HAA is for each student to graduate with a professional level of drawing and painting skills, a consistent body of work and the business knowledge with which to begin a successful and fulfilling career.
To schedule an appointment to visit the Hein Academy of Art, to acquire more information or to apply for the Art Apprenticeship Program, please call (801) 502-9185.