Events at Vyt

Vytlacil hosts Exhibitions and Workshops as an integral part of the Art Students League of New York’s enduring mission to train artists in an environment where anyone who wishes to pursue an art education may realize their full potential. Join our Mailing List to hear about upcoming events at Vytlacil, and connect with Vyt on facebook!


The Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery at Vytlacil is dedicated to exhibiting the finest in visual arts by hosting six exhibitions per year to focus on solo exhibitions by the League's exceptional faculty and friends.

Click here for a listing of upcoming and past exhibitions at the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery.



Workshops at Vytlacil provide refreshing options in traditional approaches to art making, and enhance the League’s offerings in professional development. Taught in the League's traditional atelier method with a working artist teaching students at all levels in a hands-on environment. Vytlacil also offers unique seasonal workshops like the Hudson Valley Sketchbook with James McElhinney, and Frank O’Cain regularly visits the Vytlacil gardens for his Abstracting the Landscape workshop. Knox Martin, Deborah Winiarski, Timothy J. Clark and Dean Hartung have also used the inspiring Vytlacil gardens as their canvas for workshops.

For a full listing of UPCOMING workshops at Vyt, please see the League's main Workshops page.


With this exciting workshop series at Vytlacil, the Art Students League offers artists a rare opportunity to work with “The Nude in Nature.”

Escape the stuffy grey studio to sketch, paint and draw the live model au naturel amidst open sky and lush landscape. Each of the four sessions may be taken independently, or register for a combination of workshops.

Offered in the warmer months (May – September), see a complete listing of our Nude and Nature Series here.





Every Saturday at Vyt, the Sculpture: Forged Steel, Repoussé workshop with James Garvey offers students rigorous engagement with the basic elements of ancient sculpture: fire, hammer, and anvil. In an open-air setting, students create intuitive artwork that realizes an original form through expertise in forged metal.

Saturdays 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Monthly fee: $120 + $30 (materials fee)

Currently James Garvey is working on a variety of private and public projects in the tri-state area, in addition to teaching at Vytlacil.  To learn more about James and his art, see his instructor page and

(Special thanks to League Student Fred Maltzan for the video he created about this class. See video below.)





Vytlacil resident alumnus Jave Yoshimoto hand-painted an extraordinary 30-foot-long scroll in the Japanese style of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in support of survivors in the area hit hardest by the March 11, 2011 earthquake/tsunami in northern Japan. To purchase a scroll or learn more, click here.



A collaboration of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and the Art Students League of New York, this week-long residential workshop offers intensive sculptural training with live models and one-on-one instruction, as well as guided visits to the Art Students League and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


"My experience at VYT was incredible - but what I did not realize until I got home was the impact it would have on my daily work life.  I had always assumed that I had a good eye for facial anatomy and surface structure, but now I have so much more appreciation for expression, and what I can do to improve all three."

The residential facility at VYT is so conducive to learning artisanship and to appreciate art with the relaxed environment that lends itself to contemplation as well."

     - Keith A. LaFerriere, MD 



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