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School of Industrial Art
Broad and Pine Sts., Philadelphia
School of Applied Art
(Circular of Philadelphia Textile School may be had on application.
School of Industrial Art
Broad and Pine Sts., Philadelphia
School of Applied Art
1 894- :
(Circular of Philadelphia Textile School may be had on application.)
"The objects of this School, its results- and its
capabilities for good in the future, should enlist and
retain the "sympathy and support of all progressive and
"It IS AN INSTITUTION WHICH IS DESTINED TO REFLECT, TO AN
increasing extent, credit upon its promoters and upon the
State, and it represents more directly perhaps than any
other single agency that could be pointed out, the most
^\ powbikful influences avhich are being exerted to-day in
'■* ^'^^SHAPp^G thk 'Industrial destiny of the commonwealth."
From a Special Report on the School in
THE Report of the Secretary of Internal
Affairs of Pennsylvania for 1888.
OFFICERS FOR 1894
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WILLIAM PLATT PEPPER. /Xf^
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Vice-Presidents ^/ / jf/
^1 n THEODORE G«;>SEARCHy;, CRAWFORD ARNOLD./ ^^/ ^^^^^^^ ^- i
jf treasurer / Secretary and Director of the Museum
RmjERT K. McN^ELV. DALTON DORR. %tUu.^^'.t/ /^''^^ ^
ii^7 /r^^l'Ut/iOO^ ""^ ' ■ Principal of the School ^^^W. ^t^uw-^yr C^^^ /^^^^^^ '
LESLIE W^IILLERr ^> ^ j
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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Thomas Cochran, Appointed by the State Senate. J*/ O ^^^ A^U^h y<^ ^
Alexander Crow, Appointed by the House of Representatives. ^Z / ^ 'X<~AyiAy<^ '^^>
Charles H. Harding, Appointed by Select Council. Z ^nri/^ >^^ -/^-Z^ ^
F. William Wolff, Appointed by Common Council. 3~ 'fY/ ^^- ^A^<!>-^ .
Samuel Gustine Thompson, Appointed by the Commissioners of Fair-
ELECTED BY THE MEMBERS
To Serve for Three Years
Robert K. McNeely, Crawford Arnold,
William Wood, T. P. Chandler, Jr.,
Alfred C. Lamudin, M.D.
To Serve for Two Years
Alfred C. Harrison, Thomas Dolan,
William Platt Pepper, C. N. Weygandt.
To Serve for One Year
John T. Morris, Charles H. Cramp,
Stuart Wood, John Story Jenks,
Theodore C. Search.
ASSOCIATE COMMITTEE OF WOMEN TO THE BOARD
MRS. E. D. GILLESPIE.
MRS. JOHN SANDERS.
MISS FANNY S. MAGEE.
Mrs. Matthew Baird,
Miss Anna Blanchard,
Mrs. C. William Bergner,
Miss Mary Cohen,
Miss Margaret L. Corlies,
Mrs. Geo. K. Crozier,
Mrs. Roland G. Curtin,
Mrs. E. E. Denniston,
Mrs. F. C. Durant,
Mrs. R. B. Ellison,
Mrs. Francis I. Gowen,
MRS. BYRON P. MOULTON.
Mrs. Richard Henry Lee,
Miss Ellen McMurtrie,
Mrs. T. a. Reilly,
Mrs. Thomas Roberts,
Mrs. Harry Rogers,
Mrs. F. R. Shelton,
Mrs. Wm. Weightman, Jr.,
Mrs. Francis H. Williams,
Mrs. Howard Wood,
Mrs. J. W. Wright,
Miss H. A. Zell,
Mrs. John Harrison,
Mrs. Joseph Harrison.
Mrs. Bloomfield-Moore, Mrs. H. C. Townsend,
Mrs. Matthew Simpson, Mrs. Caspar Wister,
Mrs. Seth B. Stitt, Mrs. Robert K. Wright.
COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION*
Theodore C. Search, Chainnaii, Mrs. E. D. Gillespie,
C. H. Harding,
John Story Jenks,
RoBT. K. McNeely,
Mrs. Thomas Roberts,
Mrs. Howard Wood,
Miss Ellen McMurtrie,
Mrs. C. W. Bergner,
Mrs. T. a. Reilley.
COMMITTEE ON MUSEUM
A. C. Lambdin, M.D., Chairman, Alfred C. Harrison,
Dalton Dorr, Director, Mrs. E. D. Gillespie,
John Story Jenks, Mrs. John Harrison,
T. P. Chandler, Jr., Mrs. Wm. Weightman, Jr.,
John T. Morris, Mrs. Geo. K. Crozier,
Mrs. F. R. Shelton, Miss Margaret L. Corlies.
* The President is ex-officio a member of all Committees.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DESIGN
Wilson Eyre, Jr., Architect.
John Stewardson, Architect.
Frank Miles Day, Architect.
Stefan DeKosenko, of DeKosenko & Hetherington, Metal Work.
Gerald Evans, of Vollmer & Son, Furniture.
Edmund J. Walenta, of Howell & Bros., Wall Papers.
Edward Martin, of James Martin & Co., Printed Fabrics.
Fanny Darby Sweeney, Stained Glass.
Archibald F. Reddie, of McCallum & McCallum, Carpets.
Jno. C. S. Davis, of the Geo. W. Blabon Co., Oil Cloths.
John Haverstick, of the Geo. W. Blabon Co., Oil Clotlis.
STAFF OF SCHOOL OF APPLIED ART
L. W. MILLER, Principal.
HOWARD FREMONT STRATTON, Director of Art School.
CHARLES X. HARRIS, Professor of Drawing.
HENRY PLASSCHAERT, Professor of Sculpture.
FLORENCE C. FETHERSTON, Instructor in Design Applied to
JOSEPH H. SHINN, Jr., Instructor in Design Applied to Textiles.
WILLIAM LAIRD TURNER, Instructor in Applied Design. Even-
FRANK X. BELL, Instructor in Wood Carving.
NICOLA D'ASCENZO, Instructor in Mural Decoration.
JULIAN MILLARD, Instructor in Architectural Design.
HELEN A'. FOX, Instructor in Instrumental Drawing.
ELISABETH M. HALLOWELL, Instructor in Pen and Ink Drawing.
FRANCES LOUISE FARRAND, Instructor in Elementary Design.
PAUL LACHENMEYER, Instructor in Drawing, Evening Class.
A. M. GRILLON, Director of School of Modern Languages, and In-
structor in French, Italian, and Spanish.
MADAME A. M. SCHMIDT-GRILLON, Instructor in German.
M. LOUISE VAN KIRK, Lecturer on Methods of Teaching and of the
SAMUEL THOMPSON, Jr., Instructor in Wood Work.
NORMAN E. WHITEHEAD, Assistant Engineer.
SAMUEL THOMPSON, Jr., Superintendent of Building.
LEONORA J. C. BOECK, Registrar.
Chair and Table. Desistied and made by pupils.
THE PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ART
The Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art
was incorporated on the twenty-sixth day of February, 1876,
for the purpose, as stated in its charter, of establishing "for
the State of Pennsylvania, in the City of Philadelphia, a Mu-
seum of Art in all its branches and technical applications and
with a special view to the development of the Art Industries
of the State, to provide instruction in Drawing, Painting,
Modeling, Designing, etc., through practical schools, special
libraries, lectures and otherwise."
The purpose of the institution as thus defined is dis-
tinctly industrial. The collections at Memorial Hall, where
the Museum is located, embrace examples of art work of
every description ; but as the City already possessed, in the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, an institution
devoted to the advancement of the Fine Arts, it was deter-
mined by. the founders to make the collections of the Penn-
sylvania Museum as largely as possible illustrative of the
application of Art to industry, and the instruction in the
School has constant reference to a similar purpose.
The institution owes its origin to the increased interest
in Art and Art Education awakened by the Centennial
Exhibition of 1876.
Pending the incorporation of the institution, a fund of
;^25,ooo was subscribed with which to make purchases at
the Exhibition. In the selection of objects, the trustees
had the benefit of the advice of the foreign commissioners
to the Exhibition, and, in several instances, the institution
was the recipient of valuable gifts from individual exhibitors.
Around the nucleus thus formed, the Museum has grown by
purchase, gift and bequest to its present proportions, num-
bering in its collections upward of ten thousand objects.
The major part of the collection of the products and
manufactures of British India, shown at the Centennial Exhi-
bition, was presented to the Museum by the British Govern-
ment at the close of that Exhibition. It occupies the whole
of the west corridor at Memorial Hall.
The Moore memorial collection of objects of Art, pre-
sented to the Museum by Mrs. Bloomfield-Moore as a memo-
rial of her late husband, occupies the entire east corridor.
It contains exquisite examples of Lace, Embroidery, Fans,
Jewelry, Pottery and Porcelain, Metal Work, Enamels, Carved
Work in Ivory and in Wood, Tapestries and Pictures.
The Museum also possesses several smaller collections,
sufficiently complete in' themselves to be regarded as fairly
representative of the departments to which they belong. Of
these the Caspar Clark collection of Persian Metal Work, the
Vaux collection of Etruscan Pottery, and the Fulgence col-
lection of Textiles are perhaps the most important.
In addition to its actual possessions, the Museum is con-
stantly receiving accessions in the form of loans of a more
or less permanent character, by which the element of fresh-
ness is secured, and popular interest in the collections con-
The purpose of the School is to furnish such instruction
in Drawing, Painting, Modeling, Carving and Designing as is
required by designers, superintendents and workmen in the
various Constructive and Decorative Arts, and to serve as a
Training School for teachers of these branches.
It was opened during the winter of 1877-78 in temporary
rooms in Industrial Art Hall, at Broad and Vine Streets. It
was afterward removed to the rooms of the Franklin Insti-
tute, at 15 South Seventh Street, and again in 1880 to the
building 1709 Chestnut Street, where it remained until its
removal, in 1884, to 1336 Spring Garden Street, from which
place it was removed to its present location at Broad and
Pine Streets in the summer of 1893. The Textile School
was opened in an annex to the main building at 1336 Spring-
Garden Street, erected for its occupancy in 1885, and the
School of Chemistry and Dyeing was opened at 1346 Spring
Garden Street in 1887. Both Schools were removed in 1891
to 1 303-1 307 Buttonwood Street, until the acquisition of the
property occupied at present made it possible to bring all the
departments of the School together under one roof.
Up to the time of the removal to Spring Garden Street,
the work of the classes was confined to the general courses
in Drawing, Painting and Modeling, with constant regard to
the needs of the industries, it is true, but without attempting
to provide instruction in any of the occupations themselves.
The necessity of affording facilities for such technical
instruction, however, became apparent very early in the his-
tory of the School. It was seen that only by familiarizing
the students with the processes and industrial applications of
design could the proper direction be given to such purely
artistic training as the School had to offer.
The School of Applied Design and the School of Wood
Carving were accordingly added in 1884, and the School of
Textile Design and Manufacture in 1883. The School of
Chemistry and Dyeing was established in 1887, and the Class
in Mural Decoration was added as a department of the School
of Decorative Painting in 1892, at which time the School
of Architectural Design was also organized ; the School of
Modern Languages was established in 1893 i so that under the
present organization the following departments are in active
School of Drawing
School of Applied Design
School of Textile Design and Manufacture
School of Chemistry and Dyeing
School of Wood Carving
School of Decorative Painting
School of Mural Decoration
School of Decorative Sculpture
School of Architectural Design
School of Modern Languages
The munificent gift of $100,000 by Mr, William Weight-
man, and the generous response of the public of Philadelphia
to an appeal for assistance, by which a like amount was raised
by popular subscription during the spring of 1893, enabled
the institution to acquire the magnificent property at the
northwest corner of Broad and Pine Streets, which it occupies
at present. This property, with a front of 200 feet on Broad
Street, and 400 feet on Pine Street, is by far the most spacious
and most advantageous in its location of any establishment
in America, that is devoted to the uses of a School of Art,
situated as it is on the principal street and in the very heart
of the City.
The building contains accommodations for 1,000 pupils —
studios, chemical and mechanical laboratories, lecture rooms,
administration rooms and an ample library.
The next School year of thirty-six weeks begins on Mon-
day, October i, 1894, and ends June 7, 1895. The evening
classes open on Monday, October 8th, and close April 6th.
There is a vacation of one week at Christmas. The School
is also closed on the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, and
on Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Easter Monday and
HOURS OF STUDY— DAY CLASSES
The hours of study for the day classes are from 9 o'clock
until I, and from 2 to 4 every day in the week, except Sat-
urday. Special afternoon classes meet on Tuesday and
Evening classes in Freehand Drawing, in Decorative
Painting, in Modeling and Carving, in Applied Design, in
Textile Design and Manufacture, and in Chemistry and Dye-
ing, are in session from October until April, on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from half -past 7 to half-past 9 o'clock.
The Men's Life Class and the Class in Architectural Design
are in session on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings
from 7 to 10 o'clock. The Women's Life Class, on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 4 to 7 o'clock.
This class was established mainly for the benefit of that
very large class of persons who are unable to attend an art
school during the hours usually devoted to study, and who
are yet among those who best appreciate its advantages,
namely, those employed as teachers in either the public or
private schools of the City.
The classes are in session every Saturday from 9 to i
o'clock, from October 13th until April 5th (the Saturday
after Thanksgiving excepted).
The course of study embraces all branches of art as pur-
sued in the regular day classes of the institution.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION "
Applicants for admission are expected to be as proficient
in the common English branches as the completion of the
ordinary Grammar School Course would imply.
In consideration of an annual appropriation to the School
by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, each county in the State
is entitled to one free scholarship in any department of the
School for the full course of three years. These appoint-
ments are made by the Governor of the State, usually on the
recommendation of members of the State Legislature.
Five free scholarships are also competed for annually by
pupils from the advanced classes of the grammar schools of
the city of Philadelphia. Application for admission to this
competition should be made, through the Principal of the
School from which the applicant comes, to the Board of Public
Education, 713 Filbert Street.
A certain number of free scholarships have also been
provided by the request of Mr. Joseph E. Temple and by gifts
for this purpose by Mrs. Susan R. Barton, Mrs. William
Weightman, Jr., and Mrs. Chapman Biddle. These are
awarded by the Committee on Instruction, after satisfactory
evidence has been furnished of the applicant's ability and
earnestness of purpose. In addition to the scholarships men-
tioned above as being competed for annually by pupils of the
Grammar Schools, two of the "Temple" scholarships are
offered to each of the following Public Schools of Philadel-
phia : The Central High School ; the Central Manual Train-
ing School ; the Northeast Manual Training School ; the
Girls' High School, and the Girls' Normal School. One of
these scholarships, for the day class, is awarded annually to a
graduate of the school in question, and one, for the evening
class, is awarded to a pupil still in attendance at the Public
School. The scholarships are not granted for partial or spe-
cial courses, but only to those who expect to attend a full,
regular course in either the Art or the Textile School.
Written applications, stating fully the qualifications of the
applicants, and the grounds on which the application is based,
should be sent to the Principal on or before October first.
MATERIALS FOR STUDY
Instruments and materials for study must be provided
by the students. All articles required in any class are for sale
at the School at less than retail prices, and students are
expected to purchase them here. The cost is usually about
^12.00 a year for the day class. For students in the even-
ing class the expense need not exceed ^5.00 a year.
Each student is provided with a locker, in which drawing
boards and materials are to be placed before leaving the class-
room. On receiving the key the student must deposit one
dollar, one-half of which will be refunded when the key is
returned, provided the return is made within one month after
the date on which his term expires ; otherwise the deposit
will be forfeited.
Students will be furnished with facilities for working at
the Museum in Memorial Hall when this is desired.
Good board may be obtained in the vicinity of the School
for from ^4 50 a week upward. A list of desirable boarding-
houses is kept at the School, and will be furnished on appli-
EXAMINATIONS AND COMPETITIONS
Examinations and competitions for the several prizes,
announced on p. 26, are held at stated periods during the
year, and all candidates for School honors are required to
enter such competitions as are announced in their depart-
ments. The results are treated in precisely the same way as
those obtained by the formal examinations, and the pupil's
standing is made to depend upon them to quite as great an
extent. No certificate or diploma is granted to any student
who does not obtain a creditable rating in these competitions.
The Discipline of the School is made as simple as pos-
sible, and students are made to feel that as the requirements
are definitely stated, and the instruction in each branch given
at well-known hours, the progress of each is substantially in
his own hands.
All students, howevQr, are expected to be prompt and
regular in their attendance on all the exercises and lectures
of their course, and irregularity in this respect will be re-
garded as sufficient reason for dismissal. Schedules showing
the arrangement of classes and the hours to be given by the
instructors to each are posted in the class-rooms. Students
must observe these schedules and may not claim the teachers'
attention at other hours.
Polite and orderly conduct is also insisted upon at all
times, and any damage to School property must be made
good by the student causing it. No book, chart or other
educational appliance will be allowed to leave the building
under any circumstances.
All work must be put away before the student leaves the
building. Lost articles may be inquired for of the janitor.
Students are requested to' give prompt notice of change of
EMPLOYMENT FOR GRADUATES
The School does not undertake to find places for grad-
uates, but applications for teachers and designers are con-
stantly being received by the Principal, and students desiring
employment are requested to notify him to that effect.
No pupil, who has not spent at least one year in the
School, will be recommended for a position either as teacher
COURSES OF STUDY
The general course of study embraces Drawing and
Painting in water-colors, from models, casts, draperies, still
life and the living model ; Lettering ; Plane and Descriptive
Geometry ; Projections, with their application to machine con-
struction and to cabinet work and carpentry ; Shadows, Per-
spective, Modeling and Casting ; Practice in the use of Color,
with special reference to the needs of designers ; Historical
Ornament and Original Design. The Instrumental Drawing
is taught by means of class lessons or lectures, and lectures
are also given on Anatomy and Historical Ornament, upon
which examinations for certificates are based.
Graduates from the full course as outlined above may
continue in the School for advanced study without payment
of fees, on condition that they devote a certain amount of
time to teaching in the School, or to other work, for the
promotion of the interests of the Institution.
^ TEACHERS' COURSE
Graduates from the regular course in Industrial Drawing
(Class A), who wish to become teachers, may take up the
advanced work in Drawing, and at the same time make a
study of methods of instruction. Those whose progress in
the work is satisfactory have opportunities for practice in
the actual work of teaching, and in consideration of the
service rendered in this way, the fees for tuition are remitted.
On the satisfactory completion of this course, which must
cover at least one year, a Special Teacher's certificate is
A preparatory course is arranged for pupils who are not
sufficiently advanced in their studies to enter the regular
All students are earnestly recommended to study at least
one of the modern languages. Every one who studies art
with any seriousness expects to go abroad sooner or later, and
those who have had any European experience at all, know
the great disadvantage and loss which ignorance of the lan-
guage implies in any continental city. Moreover, the great
mass of the literature of art and of subjects related to it is
never translated, and must be read in the original if it is read
Instruction is provided in French, German, Italian and
Spanish, at hours which do not interfere with the work of the
other classes and at a very moderate expense.
Class instruction in the Geometrical branches is given
every Wednesday morning, and lectures on Original Design,
on Art History and on Perspective are given by the Principal
every Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. All first-year students
are expected to attend these lectures.
Lectures on Color Harmony and on Anatomy are given
on Fridays at 12 o'clock.
Occasional lectures on Miscellaneous Subjects are given
throughout the year.
Water Cart in India Collection. Drawn by a pupil.
SUBJECTS OF STUDY
Class A.— Day and Evening Classes
(i) Drawing and modeling from casts.
(2) Model drawing in charcoal, pen-and-ink and crayon.
(3) Drawing of Pieces of Furniture, Chairs, Tables, etc.
(4) Studies of Drapery in crayon, pen-and-ink, wash, etc.
(5) " " Objects of Industrial Art from the Museum.
(6) " " Flowers and Foliage from Nature, in charcoal,
pen-and-ink and water-color.
(8) Analysis of Plants for the purposes of Design.
(9) Elementary Designs from natural forms.
(10) Studies in Historic Ornament, especially the designing,
in the different styles, of work which can be executed in
the School ; Architectural Ornament, Furniture, Cabinet
Work, Pottery, Glass, etc.
(ID Design from natural and from historical motives of
Ornament, as applied (i) to flat surfaces and (2) to
curved surfaces, such as Pottery, etc.
(12) Exercises with instruments (construction of plane figures,
line shading. Geometrical Designs, etc.).
(13) Plans and elevations of iDuildings and machinery.
(14) Descriptive Geometry (intersections and developments,
shades and shadows).
(i) Plane Geometrical Drawing.
(5) Model Drawing.
(6) Drawing from Memory.
(7) Historical Ornament, a written paper, illustrated by
(This class attends lectures once a week on Instrumental Drawing and
once a week on Perspective, on the Principles of Design, on Historical
Ornament, or some other subject directly related to the work of the class-
Instead of the course in Instrumental Drawing, as de-
scribed above, the evening class pursues a course in Archi-
tectural Drawing, including a study of the Orders, Perspec-
tive, and Shades and Shadows. The Frederic Graff Prize of
$25.00 for Architectural Design, is offered for competition to
pupils in this course.
DECORATIVE PAINTING AND
Class b.— Day and Evening Classes
(i) Studies in Color Harmony, consisting of Simple Designs
treated in different schemes of color.
(2) Studies from the Living Model in the Advanced Draw-
(3) Exercises with Instruments. Drawing of Geometrical
Patterns from Plates and Fabrics. (For students who
have not taken the Certificate of Class A.)
(4) Studies of Plants and Flowers from Nature, in water-
(5) Studies of Groups, Draperies, etc., in water-color.
(6) Studies of Objects of Industrial Art from the Museum-,
Cj) Original Designs for Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Upholstery
Goods, Wall-Papers, Oil-Cloths, Linoleum, Lace, Em-
(8) Designs for, and execution of. Painted Wall Decorations,
including the cutting of patterns and stencils.
(i ) Time Sketch in water-color of flowers or a group of ob-
(2) Time Sketch in Applied Design.
(3) Color Harmony.
(4) Paper on the Origin and Chemistry of Pigments.
(5J Paper on Principles of Design in Surface Decoration.
(6) Description of processes of manufacture ; a paper based
mainly upon visits to industrial establishments.
(This class attends the lectures on Anatomy, on Harmony of Color,
on the Chemistry of Pigments, on Historic Ornament, and on Principles
of Decorative Design.)
The course described above is the full course prescribed
for those who are working for the Diploma of the School.
For those who prefer to devote themselves more exclusively
to the work in industrial design, the following modified
course has been arranged, on the completion of which a
special certificate is awarded.
SPECIAL COURSE IN APPLIED DESIGN
Day and Evening Classes
(i) Grinding and Preparation of Colors.
(2j Studies in Color Harmony.
(3) Enlargement and Reduction of Colored Ornament from
Plates, etc., and from Actual Fabrics.
(4), Geometrical Design.
(5) Flower Painting from Nature, in water-color.
(6) Plant Analysis and Conventionalization.
(7) Original adaptations of natural forms and historical
motives to the decoration of flat and of curved surfaces,
as of pottery forms, and to different methods of execu-
tion, as by Printing, Stamping, Stenciling, etc.
(8 ) Designs for Stained-Glass work, including Tracing, Pat-
tern cutting and the execution of Cartoons.
(9) Original Designs for Ginghams and Dress Goods.
(10) Designs for Oil-Cloth, outlining and coloring for Lino-
leums, Line and Pin Patterns.
(ii) Wall-Paper, Chintzes, Cretonnes, Printed Silk, etc.
(i2) Body Brussels, four, five and mixed frame.
(13) Chenille, Smyrna Rugs, etc., Curtains, Table-Covers.
(14) Upholstery Goods, Petit Point, Brocatelles, Satin-face
(15) Ingrain Carpets, weaves used in producing different
effects, (/r) two colors in warp and filling, (b) four or more
colors in warp and filling. Each student is expected
to weave one Ingrain carpet design, including the cutting
and lacing of the cards.
(i) Time Sketch in water-colors of flowers or a group of
(2) Time Sketch in Applied Design.
(3) Color Harmony.
(4) Paper on the Origin and Chemistry of Pigments.
(5) Paper on Principles of Design in Surface Decoration.
(6) Description of Processes of Manufacture ; a paper based
mainly upon visits to industrial establishments.
(This class attends the lectures on Harmony of Color, on Historic
Ornament, and on Principles of Decorative Design.)
The work of the class-room is supplemented by visits to
industrial establishments in the neighborhood, and accounts
of these visits are expected from every pupil.
COURSE IN DECORATIVE SCULPTURE
Class C. — Day and Evening Classes
( I ) Studies of Ornament from casts.
(2j " " Details of Human Figure from casts.
(3) " " Animals from casts.
(4) " " Ornament from prints and photographs.
(5) " " the Living Model.
(6) Wood Carving.
( 7) Original Designs for Ornament in Terra Cotta.
(8) Designs for Work in Cast or Wrought Metal.
(9) Designs for Furniture or Cabinet Work with carved
(10) Diploma Work. A piece of Decorative Sculpture either
in relief or the round.
(i ) Paper on Principles of Design as applied to Sculptured
(2j Time Sketch in Clay of Ornament from cast or print,
(3) Paper on Anatomy of the Human Figure.
(This class attends the lectures on Anatomy, on the Principles of Con-
structive and Decorative Design, and on Historical Ornament.)
Chas. X. Harris, Instructor in Drawing and Painting.
Henry Plasschaert, Instructor in Modeling.
This class is for the thorough study of the figure from
the living model. Students of the regular course are admitted
to it only after completing the courses described on pages i6
and 1 8, but special students, if properly qualified, are admit-
ted at any time.
The men's life class is in session on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday evenings. The women's class on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m.
In connection with this class compositions upon given
themes are required from all members, and the poses for the
models are selected from the sketches which are found to be
most fully illustrative of the subject announced.
COURSE IN illustration
Special attention is paid to pen-and-ink drawing for illus-
tration, as well as to the execution of wash-drawings. Fre-
quent sketch classes and concozirs in compositions are con-
ducted mainly with reference to the needs of students in this
course, but the students are also encouraged to make use of
every variety of medium and method of work which is em-
ployed in draughtsmanship or designing.
A weekly Sketch Class, using the costumed model, makes
good and constant use of the large collection of historical
costumes belonging to the School. The large open courtyard
enclosed by the school buildings, which is used as 5. flower
garden, the walls being covered with vines, offers exceptional
facilities for out-of-door study, and when the weather permits
it is largely used by this class.
An end of the Central Court. From a pen-and-ink drawing, by W. S. Rice,
a pupil in.the School.
COURSE IN MURAL DECORATION
Day and Evening Classes
( I ) The nature of the various materials employed in Paint-
ing — Sizes, Oils, Dryers, Varnishes, Pigments, etc.
( 2) Selection, care and proper handling of Brushes, Pots and
other tools and implements.
(3) Practice in the elementary processes of Painting, Prepa-
ration of Surfaces, Sizing, Priming, Sandpapering, Putty-
(4) Mixing and Matching Tints in Oil with Tempera or
(5) Coating with Oil Color and with Tempera or Kalsomine.
(7) The use of Pounces and Stencils.
(8) Lining and Simple Scrolls.
(9) Mouldings and Ornaments.
(10) Stencil Cutting.
(n) Freehand Drawing of Ornaments from Plates and
(12) Harmony and Contrast of Color.
(13) Historic Styles of Ornaments, studied with reference to
their association with Architecture.
(14) Principles of Decoration as applied to the Ornamenta-
tion of Flat Surfaces.
(15) Original Design.
CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS
Students completing satisfactory exercises in the
enumerated subjects of study in Class A (see page i6) will
be eligible for the examinations and competitions which are
held at stated times during the year, and on passing the
examinations and participating creditably in the competitions,-
will receive the certificate. Pupils who, having received this
certificate, complete the courses in Decorative Painting and
Decorative Sculpture, will receive the diploma of the School.
All works executed by pupils are regarded strictly as exer-
cises, not as results, and students practice the several kinds
of subjects until the work required can be performed with
facility in a reasonable time.
It is expected that at least one specimen of every
student's work in each class will be retained by the School.
All fees are payable in advance, and money once paid zvill
in no instance be refunded except by special action of the
Committee. The fee for the day class in any course is ^40.00
a year ; that for the evening class is ^10.00 a year. Students
entering for less than a year pay $8.00 a month for the day
class, or $2.00 a month for the evening class. Special rates
will be made for those desiring to attend partial courses or
for a limited time.
Special arrangements are made for teachers, and others,
to attend on Saturdays, or on Tuesday and Thursday after-
noons. The fee for this class is ;^ 10.00 a year.
The fee in the School of Modern Languages is ^5.00 for
each term of three months in any one class. Each class
meets regularly twice a week. Special arrangements are
made for those desiring private instruction.
The following prizes are awarded annually at the close
of the School year :
President's Prise. — A set of instruments and materials of the
value of ^25.00, offered by the President for the best set
of drawings executed by students in the Course in Indus-
Frederic Graff Prise. — Of $25.00 for architectural design,
competed for by students of the evening class alone.
Henry Perry Leland Prise. — Of $25.00, offered by Mrs. John
Harrison for best drawing in pen-and-ink.
Associate Committee of Women's First Prise. — Of $20.00,
awarded by the Associate Committee of Women for the
second-best set of works in the Course of Industrial
Associate Committee of Women s Second^ Third and Fourth
Prises. — Of $10.00 each, offered by the same Committee
for work in Original Design.
Weber Prise. — Draughtsman's Table for best work in Instru-
mental Drawing. Offered by Y. Weber & Co.
Ripka Prise. — Sketching Outfit for best decorative work in
color. Offered by Ripka & Co., Philadelphia.
Weil and Taivs, Prise. — Sketching outfit for water-color work
for best Flower Painting. Offered by Messrs. Weil and
First Richards Prise. — Portfolio of Etchings, offered by Mr.
F. DeBourg Richards for work in pen-and-ink.
■Second Richards Prise. — Of the same character, awarded for
the same class of work.
-Maddock Prises. — First Prize, $20.00; Second Prize, $10.00.
Offered by Thomas Maddock, of Trenton, N. J., for
designs for pottery.
Academy Scholarship. — A Free Scholarship in the Pennsyl-
vania Academy of the Fine Arts is offered by the man-
agers of that institution, to be comj^eted for annually by