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The University of the Arts 

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320 S Broad St Philadelphia PA 19102 



School of Industrial Art 



PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM 




Broad and Pine Sts., Philadelphia 




CIRCULAR 



School of Applied Art 



Eighteenth Season 



1894-5 



(Circular of Philadelphia Textile School may be had on application. 



School of Industrial Art 



Pennsylvania museum 



Broad and Pine Sts., Philadelphia 




CIRCULAR 



School of Applied Art 



Eighteenth Season 



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 
liberal-minded citizens." 

GOVERNOR PATTISON. 



"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^ 

Honorary Vice-Pres 

WM. WEIGHTMA 



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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/ /^''^^ ^ 

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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- 
mount Park. 

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 
OF TRUSTEES 

President 

MRS. E. D. GILLESPIE. 

Vice-President 

MRS. JOHN SANDERS. 



Secretary 

MISS FANNY S. MAGEE. 

Mrs. Matthew Baird, 
Miss Anna Blanchard, 
Mrs. Cheyney-Bartol, 
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, 



Treasurer 

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. 

Honorary Members 

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, 
William Wood, 
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 
Printed Fabrics. 

JOSEPH H. SHINN, Jr., Instructor in Design Applied to Textiles. 

WILLIAM LAIRD TURNER, Instructor in Applied Design. Even- 
ing Class. 

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 
Kindergarten. 

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 



AND 



SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ART 



HISTORICAL SKETCH 

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- 
tinually renewed. 

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 
operation : 

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. 

SCHOOL YEAR 

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 
Decoration Day. 



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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 
Thursday. 

EVENING CLASSES 
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. 

SATURDAY CLASS 

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. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

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. 

BOARD 

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- 
cation, 

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. 

DISCIPLINE 

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 

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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 
address. 

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 
or designer. 



ART SCHOOL 



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. 

GRADUATE COURSE 
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. 

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^ 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 
awarded. 

PREPARATORY COURSE 

A preparatory course is arranged for pupils who are not 
sufficiently advanced in their studies to enter the regular 
course. 

MODERN LANGUAGES 

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 
at all. 

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. 

LECTURES 

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. 

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Water Cart in India Collection. Drawn by a pupil. 



SUBJECTS OF STUDY 



NDUSTRIAL DRAWING 



Class A.— Day and Evening Classes 



EXERCISES 



FREEHAND WORK 

(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. 

(7) Lettering. 

(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. 

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(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. 

INSTRUMENTAL WORK 

(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). 

(15) Perspective. 

EXAMINATIONS 

(i) Plane Geometrical Drawing. 

(2) Projections. 

('3) Shadows. 

(4) Perspective. 

(5) Model Drawing. 

(6) Drawing from Memory. 

(7) Historical Ornament, a written paper, illustrated by 
sketches. 

(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- 
room.) 

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. 



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DECORATIVE PAINTING AND 
APPLIED DESIGN 



Class b.— Day and Evening Classes 



EXERCISES 

(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- 
ing Class. 

(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- 
color. 

(5) Studies of Groups, Draperies, etc., in water-color. 

(6) Studies of Objects of Industrial Art from the Museum-, 
in water-color. 

Cj) Original Designs for Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Upholstery 
Goods, Wall-Papers, Oil-Cloths, Linoleum, Lace, Em- 
broidery, etc. 

(8) Designs for, and execution of. Painted Wall Decorations, 
including the cutting of patterns and stencils. 

EXAMINATIONS 

(i ) Time Sketch in water-color of flowers or a group of ob- 
jects. 

(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 



EXERCISES 
(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. 

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(13) Chenille, Smyrna Rugs, etc., Curtains, Table-Covers. 

(14) Upholstery Goods, Petit Point, Brocatelles, Satin-face 
fabrics. 

(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. 

EXAMINATIONS 

(i) Time Sketch in water-colors of flowers or a group of 
objects. 

(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 



EXERCISES 

( 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 
enrichments. 

(10) Diploma Work. A piece of Decorative Sculpture either 
in relief or the round. 

EXAMINATIONS 

(i ) Paper on Principles of Design as applied to Sculptured 

Objects. 
(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.) 




LIFE CLASS 



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. 



SKETCH CLASS 



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- 
ing, etc. 

(4) Mixing and Matching Tints in Oil with Tempera or 
Kalsomine. 

(5) Coating with Oil Color and with Tempera or Kalsomine. 

(6) Lettering. 

(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 
Casts. 

(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. 

FEES 

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. 

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PRIZES 

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- 
trial Drawing. 

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 
Drawing. 

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 
Taws, Philadelphia. 

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 
our pupils. 



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