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Intensive Weeklong and Weekend Workshops
with Prominent Instructors and visiting artists

Each year, the League hosts several hundred weekend and weeklong workshops. League instructors and prominent visiting artists work with intimate groups of about a dozen students on a particular aspect of art-making (such as landscapes) or specific mediums or techniques (such as egg tempera or color spot painting). The workshops below are held at the 57th St. location in Studio 6, or at the Vytlacil Campus where noted. Although prices vary, workshops are generally priced as follows: weekend workshops are $265–$290; half-day weeklong workshops are $400–$425; and all-day weeklong workshops are $800-$850. 

To register for a Regular Workshop at the League's 57th Street or Vytlacil Campus, please visit the League's main office or call 212-247-4510, x. 0. If you are registering for the first time and wish to register by phone, first fill out the online Student Information Form. For more information, please e-mail info@artstudentsleague.org. Please note: you may not register for a workshop via email.


Special Travel Workshops


Workshop Policies

The Art Students League of New York admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin. Please note that photography and filming/taping of workshops is prohibited. Please see below for refunds and withdrawal policies. Workshops are subject to change and may be cancelled on short notice.

 

Workshops

March
Robert Kogge: Beautiful Surfaces with Ink Wash and Colored Pencils
Deborah Winiarski: Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic—Introduction to Encaustic Painting
Nicholas Raynolds: The Portrait from Pencil to Paint; Principles, Process & Materials
Jeffrey Wiener: Figure Drawing with the iPad
Ephraim Rubenstein: Drawing for Beginners
Wendy Shalen: Watercolor Fundamentals in Line, Tone & Color, with a session at The Met
Greg Follender: Dynamic Gestural Figure Drawing—Short Pose Intensive
Jenne M. Currie: Wall Sculpture
Vladimir Aituganov: Mosaic Workshop
John A. Varriano: The Prismatic Palette
Rudy Bravo: Creating Your Artist Website
Ephraim Rubenstein: Oil Painting Fundamentals
 
April
Ephraim Rubenstein: Oil Painting for Beginners
Barbara Yeterian: Expressionistic Figure Painting - Unleashing Your Emotional Palette
Brandon Soloff: Composition and Design in Color Values
VYT Workshop Natalie Tyler: Glass Casting
Michael Siegel: Light and Shadow – The 17th Century Dutch/Flemish Tradition
Garin Baker: New York At Night—-Plein Air on Location in NYC
Fred Bendheim: Principles of Composition
Arslan: Sculpting the Figure
Lucy Fradkin: Mastering The Art of Collage
 
May
Frederick Brosen: Introduction to Transparent Watercolor
Rand Hardy: Aqua Resin: Casting & Building
Montserrat Daubón: Casting in Concrete—Demonstration

*Free transportation to Vytlacil Campus Workshops is provided.
Please visit the Vytlacil Campus page for more information.


Ephraim Rubenstein
Oil Painting Fundamentals


February 28–March 1
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30pm
Fee: $225
Instructor present each day until 2:00pm (the last part of class is studio time supervised by the monitor)
Enrollment limited to 14 students
Please request supply list upon registration
 
This focused two-day workshop offers an in-depth review of the absolute basics necessary for getting started in oil painting. It will cover such topics as materials, setting up the palette, basic color theory and color mixing, and the various approaches to starting a painting (direct vs. indirect painting). This workshop should give students all of the practical information they need in order to feel comfortable in a regular studio painting class.
 
Ephraim Rubenstein received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University's School of the Arts.  Mr. Rubenstein has had eleven one-person exhibitions in New York: at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co., and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. He has also exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil Carlsen and Beatrice Laufman Awards.  His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher and is currently on the faculty at Columbia University and the National Academy of Design, as well as at the Art Students League. For more information, please visit www.ephraimrubenstein.com.


Robert Kogge
Beautiful Surfaces with Ink Wash and Colored Pencils


March 2–6

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–12:30 pm
Fee: $400
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list
 
By working directly with colored pencils and ink wash on unprimed canvas, this workshop presents an approach that challenges the boundaries of painting and drawing: it joins the two in a single process, acting as an alternate or extension to more traditional methods. These media elect the heavy weave of the canvas as the dominant but impersonal mark, distilling positive and negative space evenly, and rendering a particulate profile to the image emerging through the landscape of its woven ground. The introduction consists of a brief history of Kogge’s experience in developing this technique along with other prominent examples whose departure from traditional methods was critical in realizing their particular vision will also be presented. A demonstration of materials and procedure follows. Students may choose to work from photographic sources or from still life.
 
Robert Kogge studied at the Parson's School of Design and in Europe. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, from institutions including the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mr. Kogge has had numerous solo exhibitions at galleries in New York, San Francisco, Nashville, and Birmingham. His work is in the collections of the New Jersey State Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, Prudential Insurance Co. of America (Newark, NJ), American Interactive Media (Los Angeles, CA), Rutgers University (Newark, NJ), and several other institutions.


Deborah Winiarski
Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic—Introduction to Encaustic Painting

March 7-8
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $330 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor present both days
Enrollment limited to 12 students

In this hands-on workshop, students will explore the luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic—painting with molten, pigmented beeswax. This ancient art form has evolved into one of the most versatile mediums available to contemporary artists and offers many exciting, creative possibilities! The workshop will focus on encaustic painting basics, as well as how to easily and inexpensively incorporate encaustic into a regular studio practice.  Equipment and tools, encaustic paint recipes, painting supports and more will be discussed.  Students will learn how to create image, texture and line using a variety of techniques and how to embed collage elements, found objects and image transfers within translucent layers of wax.  No matter your current medium or genre, encaustic has much to offer.  Beginners are welcome, as are prior workshop registrants. Ample time for hands-on work will be provided.

Deborah Winiarski teaches a mixed media class at the Art Students League of New York and has been teaching encaustic workshops there since 2009.  Her work has been exhibited at venues in New York City and across the United States.  In 2014, her work was included in WAXING at Denise Bibro Fine Art in NYC, ‘Far and Wide,’ The 6th Annual Woodstock Regional, Woodstock, NY, and BIG BAD WAX at Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora, FL.  She was also a presenter and workshop instructor at the Eighth International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA.  For more information about the instructor, please visit:  www.deborahwiniarski.com.


Nicholas Raynolds
The Portrait from Pencil to Paint; Principles, Process & Materials


March 9–13
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am–12:30 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list upon registration

Working from the life model, this one week class will offer the student the chance to develop a single portrait painting in oil.  The instructor will outline an 'Indirect Painting' method, describing a clear progression from drawing in pencil on paper through to the execution of the final pass of 'form painting'.   Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, participants will consider working methods aimed at increasing their skills of perceptual observation and manual application. Topics to be considered include fundamental drawing issues aimed at achieving a likeness; how to transfer an image to the canvas; application of the preliminary underpainting - the ebauche; and development of the final pass describing form in full color. Human anatomy; composition; the dynamics and anatomy of light and shadow; an analysis of color relationships based on value, hue and intensity; technical aspects of paint handling and artist's materials will also be discussed.
 
Nicholas Raynolds' formal studies in art were conducted in Düsseldorf, Germany; Vancouver and Halifax, Canada; Seattle, WA and in New York at the Water Street Atelier. Raynolds has taught in New York at the National Academy School of Fine Arts and the The Art Students League.  He has also taught at the Gage Academy of Art (WA) and Penland School of Crafts (NC).  Mr. Raynolds has exhibited nationally and abroad in both recognized gallery and museum settings.  His work can be found in national and international collections, including The Forbes Collection (NY) and the TIA Collection & The Arkansas Museum of Art. His work has been published in the 'Pratique des Arts'; 'American Artist: Drawing' Magazine; 'The Artist's' Magazine; 'American Art Collector' and on the cover of John Updike's novel, "Seek My Face". To see more of the instructor's work visit:  www.nicholasraynolds.com.


Jeffrey Wiener
Figure Drawing with the iPad

March 9–13

Tuesday–Friday, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
iPad or Similar Tablet Device and Drawing App Required

This drawing workshop is designed to teach any student how to use the iPad (or any other mobile device) to do quick figurative studies from the live model. Students will also be taught several specific drawing techniques that will allow them to create final, polished drawings and paintings for print that are suitable for sale. Several Drawing APPs will be demonstrated at the beginning of class, and students will work from the live model for several days before developing their final project: a video created from their final figure drawings, as recorded by their APP.
 
Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983, studying print-making technologies. He attended an overseas program studying art history in Florence, Italy, and was strongly influenced by the painters of the Renaissance. As a Contemporary Realist, Wiener was influenced by 20th Century artists like Thomas Hart Benton, Paul Cadmus, and MC Escher. Wiener has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City. Today, Jeffrey Wiener is the publisher of TheGreatNude.tv, an online magazine focused on the Figurative Arts.


Ephraim Rubenstein
Drawing for Beginners


March 14-15
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Instructor present each day until 2:00 pm (the last part of class is studio time supervised by the monitor)
Fee: $225 Enrollment limited to 14 students

This concentrated two-day workshop offers the absolute basics for getting started in drawing. It will cover topics such as basic materials, proportion, lighting, and space. It is intended for people who have little or no experience drawing, and who want to get started in a relaxed, no-pressure setting.

 Ephraim Rubenstein received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University's School of the Arts.  Mr. Rubenstein has had eleven one-person exhibitions in New York: at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co., and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. He has also exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil Carlsen and Beatrice Laufman Awards.  His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher and is currently on the faculty at Columbia University and the National Academy of Design, as well as at the Art Students League. For more information, please visit www.ephraimrubenstein.com.

 

 


Wendy Shalen
Watercolor Fundamentals in Line, Tone & Color,
with a session at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

March 16-19

Monday-Thursday, 1:15–4:30 pm
Fee: $325 (includes $5 material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students. Students must be at least 18 years old.
Please request supply list

This workshop covers the basics of watercolor painting for the beginning student and offers multiple approaches to color mixing and unusual watercolor techniques for more advanced students.  We will explore line and wash techniques with reed pen & ink, as well as watercolor palette set-ups, and create limited and full color studies from still life objects.

One afternoon will be devoted to a visit to the Metropolitan Museum’s Drawing Study Room and galleries to copy watercolors by Van Gogh, Cezanne and other masters.

Wendy Shalen is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude) and studied at the Art Students League with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Robert Beverly Hale, and privately with Burton Silverman. She has shown at  Abbot & Holder, London; Allan Stone Gallery, New York; The Katonah Museum of Art, New York; The Housatonic Museum of Art, Connecticut; The Belskie Museum, New Jersey; and several galleries in Martha’s Vineyard (Gardner Colby, Hermine Merel-Smith and Carol Craven).  Her work hangs in numerous private collections. Additional information and images can be found at www.wendyshalen.com.




Greg Follender
Dynamic Gestural Figure Drawing-Short Pose Intensive


March 16-20
Monday –Friday; 6:00 – 9:30 PM
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

Through this workshop students will discover a unique set of tools and techniques designed to distill the nude figure into its purest, gestural state. Short, timed drawings will allow participants to quickly turn the figure within deep space and represent the human form in more dramatic and challenging poses. The exercises are designed to establish easy-to-follow anatomical formulas and increased recognition of important body landmarks.   Sketch sessions will build confidence exponentially until students find that they can document the human figure in dramatically less time than before, enabling them to concentrate more on the fluid expression of their marks on paper instead of the simple reportage of their subject.  Rendering the human figure in a gestural, vital way can not only enhance an already well-seasoned drawing technique, but also help beginning artists to confidently render the human forms they conjure up in their mind’s eye.

Greg Follender is an artist/illustrator that has been teaching both drawing and sculpting classes at the American Museum of Natural History for over a decade.  His passionate pursuit of rendering the human form has taken him from the illustrative world of comic books and graphic novels, to character design and costume fabrication in the industry of film and television. With this course, Greg returns to the roots of his work…the dynamic figure-drawing basics that inspire his personal narrative imagery.

 


Jenne M. Currie
Wall Sculpture

March 21-22

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:30 pm Fee: $290 (includes $15 material fee)
Instructor present each day Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Wall sculpture: A fusion of painting and sculpture.  A painted three-dimensional construction designed to be hung on the wall. In this workshop, suitable for both beginning and advanced students, we will employ the simplest of materials: foam board, a hot glue gun and painting on paper.

The workshop will focus on: 

-Discovering a new method of using light weight, easily accessible materials to create a 3D work.
-Cutting and assembling shapes to make a high relief composition
-Exploring the fundamentals which comprise a dynamic abstract design
-Learning to observe and employ the relationships between positive and negative space   
-Returning students may begin to explore the many ways in which color and various paint application methods create an added layer of complexity to their construction.

Jenne M. Currie was born in Woodstock, New York and is an alumnus of the League.  She began her career as a painter, later branching out into welded steel and bronze sculpture. She spent two summers working at the Tomassi Bronze foundry in Pietrasanta, Italy, where she learned the lost wax technique of casting. She later developed her favored technique of wooden wall sculptures, fusing her love of painting with sculpture. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the Northeast in such venues as the National Academy, the Salander O'Reilly Gallery, the Seligmann Gallery, and the Schenectady Museum, all in New York; and the Silvermine Guild Art Center in Connecticut. Currie has had years of experience teaching art in and around NYC. She is currently an instructor at the Woodstock School of Art in upstate New York.


Vladimir Aituganov
Mosaic Workshop

March 23–27

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Fee: $490 (includes $90 materials fee)
Instructor present each day Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

The grand art of mosaics, which has existed for thousands of years, was used by the ancient Greeks to decorate their walls, floors, tables, benches, fountains, and pools. Made from marble, ceramic tiles, semi-precious stones, and smalti, mosaics are luminous, lightproof, water and temperature resistant. They allow artists infinite possibilities to design unique and long-lasting creations in their own expressive style, from realism to abstract.
This weeklong workshop guides students through the various steps needed to complete their own mosaic—from the cartoon drawing to the final installation. Most materials needed for the workshop are provided, but participants must bring their own tools.  Please see the workshop’s materials list, available in the League’s main office.

Born and trained in Russia, Vladimir Aituganov immigrated to the United States in 1991. He then became an American citizen, and established his studio. He is known as a master of mosaics and oil painting in the United States, Russia and France. He has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. His majestic mosaic murals for churches have had the great distinction of being declared Russian icons. His paintings, drawings and mosaics are in many private and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


John A. Varriano
The Prismatic Palette

March 23-27

Monday–Friday, 1:30–5:00 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

This workshop will explore the prismatic qualities of light observed in nature. Students will learn to see light progressions on forms in terms of color temperature as well as value, and how to use a basic artist’s palette to express the full range of the color spectrum. Workshop attendees will learn to mix and match color value, develop color charts and paint studies from the model with a focus on applying prismatic principles to flesh tones.

John A. Varriano is a representational painter. He has exhibited extensively and has won numerous awards, including an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Portrait Society of America Member’s Competition, Best in Show at the UCJF’s Annual Fall for Art Show, 2010 and the National Art League's Annual Exhibit, 2011, the Sanford Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Alfred and Mary Crimi Award, and the Guilia Palermo Award at the Audubon Artists Exhibit, NY.  He was one of 20 artists chosen out of thousands to participate in the International Fine Art Exhibit in Chelsea, 2012, and was selected in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for the Hudson Valley Artists Association Annual Exhibition.  Varriano studied at the Art Students League with Frank Mason and Gustav Rehberger.  He currently teaches figurative and portrait painting in New Jersey and New York City, and landscape workshops in the Hudson Valley region of NY.  He is represented by Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz, NY.


Rudy Bravo
Creating Your Artist Website

March 23-26

Monday - Thursday, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Fee: $320
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 14 students
Please request supply list

Artist websites are increasingly becoming a standard way of showing work and the primary method of getting information about an artist. Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of creating a personal artist website. A simple, professional website can be designed in a matter of days without the need for any additional software. By the end of the workshop each participant will have purchased a domain name, chosen a design theme, created a menu of items, and added actual images of their work to their new website.

Rudy Bravo is the New Media and Film specialist for the Art Students League. He designed the front page of the Leagueʼs revamped website and creates much of the online content including all the videos and social media. Images from his film work have appeared in the New York Daily News, American Artist magazine, Public Art Review magazine, and Fox 5 News in New York. Rudy has also designed the official artist websites of Mary Beth McKenzie, and Knox Martin.

 

 



Ephraim Rubenstein
Oil Painting Fundamentals

March 28-29

Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30pm
Fee: $225
Instructor present each day until 2:00pm (the last part of class is studio time supervised by the monitor)
Enrollment limited to 14 students
Please request supply list upon registration 

This focused two-day workshop offers an in-depth review of the absolute basics necessary for getting started in oil painting. It will cover such topics as materials, setting up the palette, basic color theory and color mixing, and the various approaches to starting a painting (direct vs. indirect painting). This workshop should give students all of the practical information they need in order to feel comfortable in a regular studio painting class.

Ephraim Rubenstein received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University's School of the Arts.  Mr. Rubenstein has had eleven one-person exhibitions in New York: at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co., and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. He has also exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil Carlsen and Beatrice Laufman Awards.  His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher and is currently on the faculty at Columbia University and the National Academy of Design, as well as at the Art Students League. For more information, please visit www.ephraimrubenstein.com.


Ephraim Rubenstein
Oil Painting for Beginners

March 30–April 3
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 14 students
Please request supply list

This workshop will give beginning students a complete introduction to the materials and methods of oil painting, and sufficient time to begin putting this information into practice. Particular attention will be given to color choice and setting up the palette, as well as to brushes, mediums and supports. Emphasis will be on direct painting, including a la prima and color-spot painting. Work will be from the model.

Ephraim Rubenstein received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Mr. Rubenstein has had eleven one-person exhibitions in New York: at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co., and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. He has also exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil Carlsen and Beatrice Laufman Awards. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher and is currently on the faculty at Columbia University and the National Academy of Design, as well as at the Art Students League. For more information, please visit www. ephraimrubenstein.com.


Barbara Yeterian
Expressionistic Figure Painting - Unleashing Your Emotional Palette


March 30–April 3
Monday-Friday, 1:30-5:00 PM
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

Focus will be on painting the model in an expressionistic manner. In capturing the figure, the student will learn to go beyond the superficial representation of the model, and endeavor to express the inner state, mood and essence of the figure, incorporating the student’s feeling about the subject. This can be attained by exaggerating features and gestures with non-conventional colors and brushwork, which illuminate the emotional and expressive content of the painting. The students will also learn how to effectively connect the figure with an environment that enhances and further evokes its distinctive emotional quality.
 
Barbara Yeterian is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and NYU with a BA and MA in art and art education. She also studied at the University of California, the San Francisco Art Institute and the Art Students League. Ms. Yeterian has had several solo exhibitions, including Jersey City University, Artsforum Gallery, the New Art Center and the Levitan Gallery. Her paintings have been widely exhibited in California, New York, New Jersey and Russia. In 1996, she won two national painting competitions. Her Genocide Paintings are included on the prestigious Legacy Project Website (www.legacy-project.org), alongside world renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Arshile Gorky. Most recently, one of Ms. Yeterian’s paintings was selected for the cover of the book Hidden Genocides published by Rutgers University Press. Besides teaching at the Art Students League, Yeterian has taught children, teenagers and adults privately in her studio for many years and has developed a large following in the Bergen County area.


Brandon Soloff
Composition and Design in Color Values

March 30 – April 3
Monday–Friday, 6:00-9:30 pm
Fee: $400
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request a supply list
 
Throughout the history of art, artists have manipulated paint in many different personal and interesting ways. This intensive workshop will focus on studying the composition of value and color in oil painting, with a choice of painting directly all prima, or by using a layered grisaille underpainting to depict flesh in extremely interesting ways. Together we will study how artists have designed their works, how to mix colors and values—and more importantly, composing them and understanding their relationships. This workshop is open to all levels of students, and is recommended as a way to improve color mixing, layering of paint, value and cool/warm judgment, and strong statements of color.

Brandon Soloff is a classically trained painter and portraitist, whose work has been commissioned throughout the United States and Europe. He has exhibited his work at the Hirschl & Adler Gallery, Alan Stone Gallery, Hammer Galleries, the Royal Society Portrait Painters (London), Meredith Long & Company, the Copley Society of Art (Boston), Galerie Alexander Butman (Paris) and others. Institutions where his portrait work is found, or affiliated with, include Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Morgan Stanley, Westmont College, and KKR (Kohlberg, Kravitz, Roberts & Co.). He has also taught at the League, Studio 126, Mims Studios, Charles H. Cecil Studios, Martine Vaugel Sculpture Studio, the Washington Art Association, Atelier Brunelli, Studio415ny, and the National Academy School. For more information, please visit www.brandonsoloff.com.
 

 


Natalie Tyler
Glass Casting


VYT Workshop
April 11,12, 18, 19 & 26

10:00 am–4:30pm
Fee: $660 (includes $60 material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list for the additional materials that are required but not covered by the materials fee

Free shuttle leaves the Art Students League at 9:00 am and leaves Vytlacil at 4:30 pm to return back to the Art Students League before 5:00 pm. You must have registered for the workshop to use the shuttle and you must have noted upon registration that you will take advantage of it. Please notify security in the ASL lobby that you wish to be on the shuttle and they will notify you when it arrives. Bring your own lunch or bring $10/d cash for lunch ordering.

Discover the luminosity of cast crystal sculpture. This workshop will teach the process of kiln formed glass. Using the ancient art of lost wax sculpture, students will sculpt a wax form that will be used to make a mold for a “one of a kind” sculpture in cast crystal. Techniques for sculpting in wax, mold making, annealing the glass in the kiln will be learned. Basic cold working techniques will be covered. Students will be able to complete a finished glass sculpture during this workshop.

3 Weekends (5 days)

1st Weekend  (11,12): Introduction to glass casting process. Students begin sculptures in wax. Selecting of glass colors.
2nd Weekend (18, 19): Preparing sculptures for molds. Making of molds. Loading the kiln. Annealing process begins.
3rd Weekend (26): De-invest molds. Glass sculpture cleanup, cold-working techniques

Natalie Tyler received her Masters of Fine Art from the California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, California. Her sculptures exhibit in galleries nationally and internationally. Most recently, she was a sponsored artist by The US Embassy in Estonia, to exhibit the Estonian Museum of Applied Art And Design. In 2012, she received The Cornell Council on the Arts Grant to curate LUX Art and Science Exhibition at Cornell University. She has been awarded residencies at The Art Students League Vytacil, The Vermont Studio Center, Mendocino Art Center, and Cill Rialaig Art Center in Ireland.


Michael Siegel
Light and Shadow – The 17th Century Dutch/Flemish Tradition


April 13–17
Monday–Friday, 1:30–5:00 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

For centuries, artists have produced and experimented with hundreds of oil painting mediums to get the most out of each brushstroke. In the Golden Age of the Dutch/Flemish Baroque, artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck used Black Oil and thicker wax mediums to produce amazingly rich "Light and Shadow" paintings, known as "Chiaroscuro." This workshop will give the artist a working knowledge and understanding of these traditional handmade oil painting mediums. We will be using these techniques while painting a portrait from life. The instructor will conduct demonstrations, illustrating methods and materials and will cover subject like; light vs. shadow, painting as a sculptural language of brushstrokes, designing powerful compositions using lighting, value, color, edges, and paint quality and painting mediums and varnishes, and their use in painting. All levels are welcome, from beginner to professional.

Having studied drawing all his youth, Michael Siegel began painting under Gregg Kreutz, and later moved to Taos, NM where he studied privately under famed ASL alumnus David A Leffel.  In 2009 Michael moved his studio to Los Angeles, where he now works as an artist and is a highly sought-after instructor. In 2011 Michael became the youngest artist on the roster of Spanierman Gallery in NYC. His works have been shown at numerous international exhibitions, and have been collected throughout the world. For more information please visit: www.siegelfineart.com.


Garin Baker
New York At Night—-
Plein Air on Location in NYC


April 14, 21, 28 & May 5, 12
Tuesdays, 6:00-9:30pm
Fee: $400
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

Using pre-determined locations throughout NYC, students will create paintings in oil and studies on the spot in plein air during the early evening creating dynamic nocturnal urban compositions. Locations will be chosen to advance the skills related to color, atmosphere and movement as well as direct responses to the changing urban lights that is intrinsically New York. This challenging workshop will stretch any skilled artist and student towards increased confidence and the abandonment of preconceived notions, ultimately fast tracking growth. Demonstrations by Garin Baker at each site as well as individual instruction will be offered.

Born in 1961 in New York City, Garin Baker received his BFA in painting and art history at Pratt Institute with additional studies the Art Students league. As a traditional figurative artist and plein air painter he’s had a long career as a professional artist with an impressive list of commissions and sales. He’s also nationally recognized for his large -scale Public Art Murals for municipal, private and corporate collections in the US and abroad. To his credits are several features in American Artist and Plein Air Magazine. Garin Baker has won several First Place and Grand Prize awards including Plein Air Easton, Brandywine, PA and the prestigious Irvine Museum Award. For more informa- tion please visit: garinbaker.com or carriageartatelier.com.

 


 


Fred Bendheim
Principles of Composition


April 15–17
Wednesday - Friday, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Fee: $250
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list
 
This workshop is for art students of all levels who wish to learn the principles and history of composition in the visual arts, and to explore these ideas in their own work. We will work in a variety of media to explore the basics, the subtleties and the pure excitement of creative work in drawing, painting and other media. Students will learn about composing for figurative and for abstract work, about the “key points” of the picture plane, about rules to follow and rules to break. Students will learn that composition is crucial to visual design, but that it is not a static set of rules, and is a dynamic tool adaptable to the intentions of the artist. Students will be encouraged to find their own solutions in their art with practical help from the instructor.

Images from top: Bronzino, "Allegory With Venus and Cupid", National Gallery, London;
Fred Bendheim, "Composition With Frame"

 
Fred Bendheim has exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Design, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Costa Rica, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy, the Plotkin Museum, Jason McCoy Gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Art, the Arsenal Gallery, Bradley International Airport, McGrath Galleries, The Brooklyn Public Library, Mayo Center for Humanities and Simon Liu Gallery. Commissions include sculptures for Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and paintings for the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. In addition to his paintings and sculptures, Mr. Bendheim is known for his drawings, public art, collages, and illustrations. He has written many articles about art for the British journal, The Lancet. He teaches art in New York City.

 

 

 


Arslan
Sculpting the Figure


April 18–19
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00-4:30 PM
Fee: $300 (includes $10 material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
Workshop is held in the sculpture studios in the basement

This intensive workshop consists of a demonstration and a lecture with hands on sculpting. The course is designed to acquaint the beginner with the basics of figurative sculpture while helping more advanced students deepen their understanding of the figure. Anatomy, proportion, gesture and form will be addressed as well as capturing a likeness to the model.  Each student will sculpt a figure from the live model.  This course is open to all levels of experience.
 
Arslan received his M.F.A. from Moscow Stroganov College of Art and Design.  He has had numerous solo shows both nationally and internationally.  His works are in many public and private collections, and he has been honored to receive multiple awards, including the Alex J. Ettl Grant from the National Sculpture Society. He is represented by Galerie Claudine Legrand in Paris and Janus Avivson in London.  For more information please visit arslanart.com.

 


Lucy Fradkin
Mastering The Art of Collage


April 27– May 1
Monday – Friday
1:30 – 5:00 pm
Fee: $400
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Collage is an art form that can be mastered by all from the novice to the accomplished artist.  Join award winning collage artist Lucy Fradkin in an in-depth exploration of the medium.  Students will create mixed media works on paper using collage, paint and a variety of materials to create unique works that express personal stories with symbolic meaning. Art techniques will focus on line, composition, color, pattern and the use of collage as a design element. Demonstrations will include mapping out a painting and archival collage techniques.  Although students will work independently on projects, daily discussions and critiques will be integral to this workshop.
 
Lucy Fradkin’s is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including a Pollock-Krasner Grant, an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a Sharpe Foundation Studio Grant, and two Fellowships in Drawing/Works on Paper from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has taught at a myriad of institutions, including MoMA/PS1 Museum, the Queens Museum and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She has exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the American Academy in Rome, and many other national and international venues, most recently at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.   Her work has been reviewed in many publications, including The New York Times and The Boston Globe.  In New York City she exhibits at the  Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea. For more information, please visit lucyfradkin.com.


Frederick Brosen
Introduction to Transparent Watercolor


May 2 - 3
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $275
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 15 students
Please request supply list
 
This workshop will introduce students to the classic transparent watercolor technique first perfected by the Early English Watercolorists; Turner, Girtin, Cotman and their contemporaries. Applied over an initial pencil drawing, wet-in-wet, wet on dry, scumbling (or drybrush) and point of brush techniques will be demonstrated as well as basic approaches to elements of landscape painting; skies, trees and architecture. The first day will be a demo and a lecture; the second day students will apply the demonstrated techniques under the teacher’s guidance. Although this course is oriented for the beginner, all levels are welcome, and can benefit from re-examining these foundation techniques. Material list available in the ASL office.

Frederick Brosen’s watercolors have been featured in over 30 solo museum and gallery exhibitions across the country, most recently at the South Street Seaport Museum and at Hirschl & Adler Modern in NYC, both in 2012. His work is in the permanent collection of over a dozen museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Historical Society. He is the recipient of the City College of New York Career Achievement Award in 2011, and of two Pollack-Krasner Foundation grants. In 2006 a major exhibition of his watercolors was featured at the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with the publication of a monograph of his NYC watercolors, with an introduction by Ric Burns, ‘Still New York’. He is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York, and in 2015 his work will be featured in ‘Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland’, premiering at the Wadsworth Atheneum and traveling to 3 additional museums, concluding at the Brooklyn Museum in 2016.


 


Rand Hardy
Aqua Resin: Casting & Building


May 2 - 3
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-4:30pm
Fee: $285 (includes $10 material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
Workshop held in basement stone studio

This workshop will address methods of casting and building using Aqua Resin. This environmentally green, lightweight but durable composite material can be used in sculpture, painting, and installation. All materials will be provided. The class will cover the basics of: pattern making, mold making, mixing ratios, foam-coating, joining of disparate parts, and the painting/patina of finished work.

Mr. Hardy received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Insti- tute in 1968. He exhibited in the 1970 Information Show at the Museum of Modern Art, the 1972 Whitney Annual, and has a permanent outdoor sculpture installation in Soho owned by the collector Charles Cowles. From 1992 to 2009 he was an adjunct faculty member teaching in the sculpture department at New York University. Mr. Hardy has been making sculptures using Aqua Resin for 13 years, and has had four one-person exhibitions of works made exclusively of this material.


 


Montserrat Daubón
Casting in Concrete—Demonstration


May 10
Sunday, 1:00–4:00 pm
Fee: $35 (includes $10 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Workshop held in Stone Room in Basement
 
Concrete is an exciting medium for casting sculpture, offering an organic aesthetic quality, greater strength than plaster and durability outdoors.  This demonstration will show how to mix, cast, add structural support to, cure and finish concrete when casting from molds.  Because concrete cures slowly, stages of the process will be demonstrated.  Strategies for achieving the best results, as well as tips for attaining different colors, textures and finishes, will be discussed.

Montserrat Daubón studied at the Art Students League of New York, the University of Michigan (B.A.) and the University of Texas at Austin (M.P.A.).  She was awarded two Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants and most recently had a solo show of her landscape paintings at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in California.


 
 
Workshop Refund Policy
In the event a student chooses to withdraw after registering for a workshop, a 75% tuition refund will be granted when a student submits a “Request for Refund Form” (available in the office or online), by fax: (212) 541-7024, email: info@artstudentsleague.org or in person at least five (5) business days before the start date of the workshop. No refunds will be given within four (4) business days of a workshop. Materials fees are not refundable. Refunds are by check or ASL credit, only. Workshop and materials fees are not transferable.

Workshop Cancellation Policy
Workshops are subject to cancellation. In the event of cancellation by the Art Students League, registered workshop students will receive a 100% tuition refund. Workshops may be cancelled on short notice. No refunds are given for travel expenses due to cancellations or schedule changes.

Admission to our workshop is on a first come, first serve basis. Admission will not be in excess of our studio capacity and therefore a waiting list will be generated. Tickets can not be reserved and are not guaranteed and are subject to change. 

 

  
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