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Intensive Weeklong and Weekend Workshops
with Prominent Instructors and visiting artists

Each year, the League hosts several dozen 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

September
Jeffrey Wiener: Figure Drawing with the iPad
Kathie Miranda: Introduction to Botanical Art – Flowers
Brandon Soloff: Everything You Need to Know About Oil Painting Materials
Morito: Ceramic Sculpture
John A. Parks: Unleashing the Powers of Acrylic
Greg Follender: Dynamic Gestural Figure Drawing-Short Pose Intensive
Steven Assael: Figure Painting- Direct and Indirect Techniques
Rand Hardy: Aqua Resin: Casting and Building
Vyt Workshop: Frank O’Cain: Abstracting the Clothed Figure in the Landscape
Deborah Winiarski: Contemporary Uses of Wax & Encaustic--Intro to Encaustic Painting
Mary Beth McKenzie: Starting a Canvas
Michiyo Fukushima:  Introduction to Watercolor
Hugo Bastidas: The Business of Galleries—How to Prepare for Gallery Representation
Elizabeth Allison: Direct Plaster Sculpture
Vyt Workshop: Dean Hartung: Plein Air Painting
Ephraim Rubenstein: Drawing for Beginners
David Geiser: When I Paint My Masterpiece...
Jordan Sokol featuring Amaya Gurpide: Mechanics of Perception: Drawing the Portrait in Pencil
Jordan Sokol featuring Amaya Gurpide:  Mechanics of Perception: Painting the Portrait in Oil
Frederick Brosen: Introduction to Transparent Watercolor
Max Ginsburg: Traditional Realist Alla Prima Painting From Life 
Fred Bendheim:  Principles of Composition 
 
October
Arslan: Sculpting the Figure
Nicholas Raynolds: Figure Drawing in Pencil
Nicholas Raynolds: The Portrait from Pencil to Paint; Principles, Process & Materials
Leonid Gervits: Landscape Drawing 
Ephraim Rubenstein: Oil Painting Fundamentals
Ellen Eagle: Portrait Painting in Pastel
Jerry Weiss: Large Scale Figure Drawing
Wendy Shalen:  French Inspired Drawing
Nicole Cohen: Creative Video Made Easy
Melissa Wolf: Success Strategy Series
Karen O’Neil: Still Life – Color & Energy
Arslan: Sculpted Portraiture
Deborah Winiarski: Encaustic Monotype Printmaking
Deborah Winiarski: Encaustic in Three Dimensions:  Plaster Cloth
Wendy Shalen: Portfolio Development: Landscape Drawing and Painting in Central Park
Leonid Gervits: Drapery – Theory and Technique
Liz Adams-Jones: Large Scale Portrait Painting
Seongmin Ahn:  Asian Ink Painting: Abstract, Still Life and Orchid & Bamboo
David Geiser: When I Paint My Masterpiece...
 
November
Anna Poor: Alabaster Carving
Hiba Schahbaz: The Art of Miniature Painting
Lisa Dinhofer: The Art of Color Pencil 
Michele Liebler: Absolute Beginners – Oil
Elizabeth Allison: Expressive Watercolor
Wendy Shalen: Portfolio Development: Self-Portraits in Line, Tone & Color

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


Jeffrey Wiener 
Figure Drawing with the iPad 

September 2-5

Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $340
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.


Kathie Miranda
Introduction to Botanical Art – Flowers

September 2-5

Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-5:00 pm
Fee: $330 (including $10 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list  

Students may work in medium of their choice and experience to create a traditional botanical plate (painting) using live, seasonal flowers as inspiration. The instructor shares her entire approach to developing an idea from start to finish.  The workshop begins with detailed studies of flower parts, and ends with a final piece well underway. Learn the hallmark botanical techniques of precise tonal application and detailing. Demonstrations and simple exercises emphasize key botanical art conventions: close observation to achieve realism; dissecting flowers to understand their structure, form, and texture; accurate color matching; using values to suggest fleshy volume; and how to make predictable color mixtures.  Instructor will demonstrate with watercolor, colored pencil and graphite.  

Kathie Miranda is an award-winning artist and educator of natural science illustration with a specialty in botanical art. She studied at Lyme Academy of Art and at Paier College of Art, and holds a Certificate of Botanical Art and Illustration from The New York Botanical Garden, where she is a highly sought-after instructor in their adult education art program. She serves on the Board of the American Society of Botanical Artists; is Past President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Greater New York Chapter; and maintains active memberships in the Connecticut Botanical Society and the Colored Pencil Society of America. She exhibits her work nationally, and is currently researching and illustrating flora of Connecticut for future exhibition and publication.


Brandon Soloff
Everything You Need to Know About Oil Painting Materials:
Paints, Mediums, surfaces, Grounds & More

September 2-5

Tuesday–Friday, 6:00-9:30 pm
Fee: $370 (includes $50 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 14 students
Please request a supply list

In this hands-on workshop, Brandon Soloff teaches how to create and use various art materials.

Students learn step-by-step how to:

•    Stretch canvas (both raw and prepared)
•    Prepare panels
•    Create and use traditional glues and gessoes
•    Use different mediums
•    Employ traditional methods of oil painting, and other techniques

Making your own materials not only often results in higher quality materials, but  is also usually less expensive than purchasing store bought materials. Understanding and controlling the quality of your materials allows for greater control, flexibility and freedom in personalized practice, as materials are adapted to individual needs. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.


Morito 
 Ceramic Sculpture 

September 6-7 

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM 
Fee: $300 (includes $10 clay fee) 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please Request Supply List 
Workshop held in basement studio 
Kiln firing fees are not included (minimum of $15)   

This intense two-day workshop will give basic working knowledge of how to construct sculpture for firing. Day one will include a demonstration-Technique such as wheel throwing, coil building will be shown. Glazing techniques will also be demonstrated. The rest of the weekend the students will explore these techniques for themselves.    

Morito studied sculpture at the Art Students League. His monumental sculpture was at Riverside Park South as a part of the Model to Monument program. He was a Ceramic Instructor in Japan and Central America through Japan International Cooperation Agency. He was a selected artist of Curate NYC 2011, & 2013. Morito's art work and the show was featured in various publications including the Wall street Journal, NY1,The Smithsonian, The Consulate general of Japan and others.


John A. Parks
Unleashing the Powers of Acrylic

September 6-7

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $290
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

This is an intense weekend course covering all the basic and some not-so-basic acrylic techniques. The course begins with a demonstration of the Sta-Wet palette, a transformative device that allows the palette to remain wet indefinitely. Painting begins working from the figure as the class explores various techniques for applying underpainting and working glazes on top. Day two introduces various painting mediums to increase the brilliance and depth of the painting. On subsequent days students will explore the possibilities of combining heavy impasto with transparent glazes. There will be demonstration of other technical possibilities in paint handling, including flooding, dripping, scratching back, sanding and varnishing.

John Parks was educated at the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited widely over the last thirty years represented by a number of major galleries including Allan Stone and Coe Kerr galleries. He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Parks has also published many articles on art in publications ranging from the New York Times, to American Artist Magazine. His work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design and many private collections. His paintings are currently represented by 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel in New York. He is also currently working on a book, “Universal Principles of Art,” to be published by Rockport Press in 2014. For more information please visit johnaparks.com.


Greg Follender 
Dynamic Gestural Figure Drawing-Short Pose Intensive 

September 8-12 
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.  The 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 almost two decades. 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. 


Steven Assael 
Figure Painting-
Direct and Indirect Techniques 

September 9-12 
Tuesday–Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm  
Fee: $680 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please request supply list 

He will discuss both an analytical and emotive approach to painting the human figure with an emphasis on color and value relationships in a related atmosphere. The class will consist of a single long pose in both cool and warm light. The development of form through an observation and interpretation of plane shifts projecting and receding from the eye will be stressed. Aspects of anatomy, proportion and movement will be discussed along with the development of an Alla Prima technique which involves both scumbling and glazing. 

Steven Assael attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at The New York Academy of Art. His work is included in many public and private collections around the world. Some are, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, Yale University and the Chicago Institute of Fine Arts, as well as many Solo and group exhibitions in the US. Assael is represented by Forum Gallery and currently resides in New York City. For more information, please visit www.stevenassael.com.


Rand Hardy
Aqua Resin: Casting and Building

September 13-14

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fee: $285 (includes $10 material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
Workshop held in basement wood studio    

This workshop will address methods of casting and building using Aqua Resin. This environmentally green, lightweight but durable compound 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 Institute 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. 


Vyt Workshop:
Frank O’Cain
Abstracting the Clothed Figure in the Landscape

September 13-14

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $320
Instructor present all day
Enrollment limited to 16 students
Please request supply list  upon registration

Bring your own lunch or bring $10/d cash for lunch ordering.

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.

Using our senses, we will explore the clothed figure in the landscape by combining the physical and the changes of image making. Instead of only copying what we see, we will learn to create from what we see by using the imagination and some courage. We will discuss the process of abstracting to make reality more personal to the painter. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of spatial structure; arrangement and organization of forms; and the impact of color and rhythm needed to make a work of art complete. All of this will give the students a creative vocabulary. Demonstrations will be provided, along with handouts to use as a guide. A critique and group discussion will conclude the session. Students are welcome to work with any media.

Frank O’Cain studied at the Art Students League of New York, with part of that time under Vaclav Vytlacil. He has had one-man shows at Purdue University; the Miriam Perlman Gallery in Chicago; the Saginaw Art Museum and the Ella Sharp Museum in Michigan; the Princeton Art Association; Levitan Gallery I and II in New York; and Northern Illinois University.  He also had one- man shows in both Basel and Zurich, Switzerland, and was represented by the Theano Stahelin Kunstsalon in Zurich. Mr. O’Cain is represented by the Midwest Museum of American Art in Indiana, the Saginaw Art Museum in Michigan, and the D. D. and B. Gallery in New York. Mr. O’Cain is an instructor at the Art Students League of New York.


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

September 13-14 

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.  


Mary Beth McKenzie
Starting a Canvas

September 15-19

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

This workshop will begin with an oil portrait demonstration and will focus on Mary Beth McKenzie’s approach to painting. Students will be encouraged to begin their paintings in a broad abstract way, as well as to consider the entire canvas (not just parts of it!). The underlying abstract shapes created by color and forms are significant elements of a painting. Individual attention will be given to students of all levels.

Mary Beth McKenzie has 3 oil paintings as well as several monotypes in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work has been on exhibit in the museum three times; most recently with the monotype Trapeze Artist, on display in a circus installation in Johnson Gallery for prints and drawings, Aug.-Nov., 2012. A Monotype was on display in 2009 and a self-portrait was on view Jan.-Sept., 2001 in the exhibit “Looking At You”. She is a painting instructor at the Art Students League of New York and at the National Academy, where she was elected a member in 1994. For more information, please visit www.marybethmckenzie.com. 


Michiyo Fukushima 
Introduction to Watercolor  

September 15-19 
Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 5:00pm 
Fee: $400 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please request supply list    

This workshop is designed for total beginner. The instructor will give step by step demonstrations and students will complete daily works while learning basic watercolor techniques such as wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, scumbling and drybrush which all will be demonstrated. At the end of workshop, along with completed paintings, student will gain confidence to tackle their own project.    

Michiyo Fukushima is NY based fine artist, native of Japan. She is represented by Fischbach Gallery (NYC). Her works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in NYC, Tokyo and Osaka, and have been featured in numerous newspapers and art magazines including the International Herald Tribune, American Artist magazine and Splash 13. She studied photography at a two year college and became a photographer working for magazines in Japan. While she enjoyed photography, she felt it wasn't really fulfilling her passion for creation. She decided to study abroad to broaden her life experience and returned to pursue her passion for paintings. Fukushima's works are in private and corporate collections. For more information, please visit: www.michiyoart.com.


Hugo Bastidas
The Business of Galleries—
How to Prepare for Gallery Representation

September 16, 18, 19

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Fee: $230
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 15 students  

The first day of this three-session intensive will cover: the current gallery structure in the NYC metro area; the presentation of works for viewing by galleries, dealers and curators; procedures on how to have your work represented; the dos and don’ts of approaching galleries; preparation for the studio visit; and finally becoming aware of the artist-gallerist relationship. The second and third session will involve understanding the “key,” a case for originality, some of the current paradigms used by many galleries to access and consider artwork, and understanding art making from technical abilities (regardless of media). Those wanting to have a critique of their work are invited to bring 4 works (or a CD with 4 images).

Mr. Hugo Xavier Bastidas was born in Quito, Ecuador. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his MFA from Hunter College.  His awards include a Robert Smithson Scholarship, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Pollack-Krasner Grant and a NJEA Grant. He is represented by The Nohra Haime Gallery, where he has had 13 solo shows. Other solo exhibits include those at the Gyeongnam Museum of Art, Gallery KunstDoc, and Bonn Gallery—all in Korea. His digital artwork is represented by Gallery Boreas (Lenox, MA and Reykjavik, Iceland) and has been included in the DiVA shows (in Paris, Cologne and NY) and the AAF (NY). He is a member of the National Academy of Arts and Design and is represented in their collection. Mr. Bastidas is also a member of the Century Association (NY), and represented the US in the Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador, 1999) and the Sharjah Biennial (UAE, 2001).  His work is in collections worldwide.


Elizabeth Allison
Direct Plaster Sculpture

September 20-21

Saturday-Sunday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $275
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list
Workshop held in sculpture room in basement

Sculpting directly in plaster is an exciting, immediate way to create a permanent artwork. Plaster allows the flexibility of softer modeling materials such as clay, and the capacity for detail and refi nement found in harder material such as stone.  Once mastered, plaster is liberating to work with, giving the artist the best qualities of several mediums. This course consists of two parts: an introductory demonstration and a workshop. Armature and tools will be discussed, and workshop students will receive intensive individual in- struction. This workshop is open to all levels.

Elizabeth Allison studied at the Art Students League and received a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan.  She is the recipient of the Raluca Popescu Memorial Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant, and three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants.  She was a Model to Monument Participant in 2010-2011, and had a monumental sculpture in Riverside Park South.  She was a visiting artist at Buffalo State College and is a technical instructor at the Art Students League. She is represented by Bertrand Delacroix Gallery.  For more information please visit www.elizabethallisonart.com.


Vyt Workshop:
Dean Hartung
Plein Air Painting

September 20-21

Saturday-Sunday
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $300
Instructor present all day
Enrollment limited to 16 students

Please request supply list  upon registration Bring your own lunch or bring $10/d cash for lunch ordering.

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.

This workshop is for painters using oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastel to work from the landscape situations: on VYT campus in secluded wooded location and in Piermont, on the Hudson River where we can explore depicting sparkling water, rolling hills and cliffs on the long pier. Plein Air painting is about learning to see and organize nature.  We will discuss basic rules of composition, strategies for successful depiction of natural light, and color mixing on the spot.  After a morning lecture on the first day the class will include demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

Dean Hartung studied at Kent State University in Ohio; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cleveland Institute of Art; and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.  He assisted Jack Beal on several large paintings, including the mosaic subway mural commission in NYC. Dean attended the La Napoule Art Foundation on a fellowship and was invited to paint at the Forbes Trinchera Ranch in Colorado. His paintings are in private and public collections. He has exhibited in a number of galleries and museums and has been commissioned to create several important murals, including nine murals for Montefiore Hospital and six murals for the Delaware County Courthouse. He has taught at several institutions including the New York Academy of Art, the National Academy of Design, Penn State University, Swarthmore College and Community College of Philadelphia. He received special recognition from the Ohio House of Representatives in 1998.


Ephraim Rubenstein
Drawing for Beginners

September 20-21

Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Fee: $225
Instructor present each day until 2:00 pm
(the last part of class is studio time supervised by the monitor)
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 ten 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.


David Geiser
When I Paint My Masterpiece...

September 22 - 23
Monday-Tuesday, 6:00-9:30 PM
Fee: $160
Instructor present each day Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

Learn classic oil painting techniques while painting along with and watching Mr. Geiser bring an oil painting to a level of completion.  He will demonstrate and explain board preparation, sizing, under painting, penciling, under glazing, working up glazes towards image using various oils, varnishes towards desired effects. The best way to understand the process and the timing is to watch it being done. Students will learn basic techniques and time saving tricks and will be supplied with a 2' x 2' board already primed and under painted to start out immediately (the process will be explained). Some familiarity with oil paint is necessary.

In the 1960's and 70's Geiser wrote and drew Underground Comix in San Francisco and established a small publishing company. He did illustrations for magazines, from Rolling Stone to The New York Times. Mr. Geiser lived and studied classic oil painting in Paris for two years before returning to NYC where he has had a long and lengthy career as an abstract painter with exhibits both locally and internationally. He is currently living and working in East Hampton, NY, a stone’s throw from Jackson Pollock's studio and house.


Jordan Sokol
featuring Amaya Gurpide 
Mechanics of Perception: Drawing the Portrait in Pencil 

September 22-26 

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

This collaborative workshop is designed to provide a greater understanding of the visual and structural elements that compose the human portrait. Through a strategic approach to perceiving and translating visual phenomena, we can begin to create a blueprint for how we organize disparate visual elements to form a unified and holistic portrait. The class will focus on one long pose, giving students the opportunity to experience the various stages of the drawing process. Daily demonstrations and individualized guidance will coach students through concepts related to proportion, anatomy, physiognomy, structural form, and value arrangement. Particular emphasis will be placed on creating a balanced understanding of optical and conceptual approaches to seeing, providing students with the tools to construct an accurate and convincing portrait drawing. This workshop is designed to be taken independently or as a compliment to the afternoon workshop, 'The Mechanics of Perception: Painting the Portrait in Oil".    

Jordan Sokol is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Art, where he served as a principal instructor and program director for the last 8 years. Amaya Gurpide studied at the Art Students League, the Grand Central Academy, the National Academy and is currently teaching drawing and anatomy in the core program at ESDIP in Madrid. They have taught workshops at the Gage Academy in Seattle, the Janus Collaborative in New York City, Atelier Canova in Rome, Circulo de Bellas Artes of Madrid and The Museum of Navarra, Spain. Their work has exhibited internationally and both have appeared in numerous publications including 'Lessons in Classical Drawing' by Juliette Aristides, Artists on Art, American Painting Video Magazine, and have both been recently named two of the '25 Artists of Tomorrow' in American Artist's 75th anniversary issue. Jordan is currently exhibiting with Arcadia Fine Arts in New York City. For more information, please visit www.jordansokol.com and www.amayagurpide.com



Jordan Sokol
featuring Amaya Gurpide 
Mechanics of Perception: Painting the Portrait in Oil 

September 22-26 

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

This collaborative workshop is designed to provide a greater understanding of the visual and structural elements that compose the human portrait. Through a strategic approach to perceiving and translating visual phenomena, we can begin to create a blueprint for how we organize disparate visual elements to form a unified and holistic portrait. The class will focus on one long pose, giving students the opportunity to experience the various stages of the painting process. Daily demonstrations and individualized guidance will coach students through concepts related to anatomy, structural form, the optical impression, color value arrangement, the use of a reduced palette, and paint handling. Particular emphasis will be placed on creating a balanced understanding of optical and conceptual approaches to seeing, providing students with the tools to construct an accurate and convincing portrait painting.    This workshop is designed to be taken independently or as a compliment to the morning workshop, 'The Mechanics of Perception: Drawing the Portrait in Pencil".  

Jordan Sokol is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Art, where he served as a principal instructor and program director for the last 8 years. Amaya Gurpide studied at the Art Students League, the Grand Central Academy, the National Academy and is currently teaching drawing and anatomy in the core program at ESDIP in Madrid. They have taught workshops at the Gage Academy in Seattle, the Janus Collaborative in New York City, Atelier Canova in Rome, Circulo de Bellas Artes of Madrid and The Museum of Navarra, Spain. Their work has exhibited internationally and both have appeared in numerous publications including 'Lessons in Classical Drawing' by Juliette Aristides, Artists on Art, American Painting Video Magazine, and have both been recently named two of the '25 Artists of Tomorrow' in American Artist's 75th anniversary issue. Jordan is currently exhibiting with Arcadia Fine Arts in New York City. For more information, please visit www.jordansokol.com and www.amayagurpide.com.


Frederick Brosen
Introduction to Transparent Watercolor

September 27-28

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $275
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 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.


Max Ginsburg 
Traditional Realist Alla Prima
Painting From Life  

September 29-October 3 
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Fee: $850 
Instructor present every day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please request supply list upon registration 
Limited to Intermediate & Advanced students 

See and study the unique forms of the person posing with respect to proportion, shapes, values and color.  Develop our oil painting skills to achieve a high degree of naturalism.    

Day 1 & 2: Paint gesture studies - heads and figures. 
Day 3: Compose the space and paint a figure study. 
Day 4: Paint two portraits. 
Day 5: Paint a figure composition 

The instructor will give painting demonstrations and individual critiques to each student every day.    

Max Ginsurg's exhibitions and recognitions include: President's Gold Medal Award for Advancement of Traditional Fine Art 2013 California Art Club. Retrospective Exhibition 2011 Butler Institute of American Art and Salmagundi Club.  "Best in Show" 2011 Art Renewal Center.  ACOPAL Group Show Six Museums in China - 2012-2013. Exhibition 2008 The Martin Luther King Labor Center. Philip Desind Award 2008 and Collectors Prize 2007 The Butler Institute. "Best In Show" 2007 Salmagundi Non Members. Purchase Prize 2005 Art Renewal Center. The Christopher's Award1991. Gold Medal 1984 Society of Illustrators.  Selected Group Shows - American Academy of Arts and Letters, Museum of The City of New York, New York Historical Society, National Academy of Design Biennials.  Museum Collections - Butler Institute, New Britain Museum, Society of Illustrators Museum.  Illustrator 1980 - 2004, Teacher - 1960 to Present (H.S. Art & Design, School Visual Arts, Art Students League). Book "Max Ginsburg-Retrospective" www.ginsburgretro.com.  DVD "Max Ginsburg-Legacy of an American Painter" www.ginsburgvideo.com. Web Sites:  www.maxginsburg.com & www.ginsburgillustration.com.


Fred Bendheim 
Principles of Composition 

September 29-October 3
Monday - Friday, 6:00 – 9:30 pm 
Fee: $425 
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, but 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.    

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. 

Bronzino, Allegory With Venus and Cupid, National Gallery, London

 


Arslan 
Sculpting the Figure 

Demo: October 5

Sunday 1:00-4:30 PM
Fee: $30
Enrollment limited to 20 Students

Workshop: October 11-12
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.

 


Nicholas Raynolds
Figure Drawing in Pencil

October 6 - 10

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

Working from the life model, participants will explore the craft of representational figure drawing and will learn techniques by which to develop solid, naturalistic figure drawings. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice we will consider an approach aimed at increasing skills of perceptual observation and manual application while suggesting solutions to accurately depict what we see.  Recognizing stages in the drawing’s development will serve as the discussion point of various topics including gesture, proportion, the action of light and shadow, structure, anatomy, composition, value, line and mass, value progressions and artist's materials.         

This class is structured to be taken by itself or as a compliment to the afternoon workshop: "The Portrait from Pencil to Paint; Principles, Process & Materials".    

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 having shown at the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery (NY), John Pence Gallery (SF), Haynes Galleries (TN,ME) and Miller Gallery (OH).  His work can be found in national and international collections, including The Forbes Collection (NY) and the TIA Collection. 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, please visit: www.nicholasraynolds.com.


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

October 6-10

Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 5:00pm
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. 

This class is structured to be taken by itself or as a compliment to the morning workshop: "Figure Drawing in Pencil"   

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 having shown at the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery (NY), John Pence Gallery (SF), Haynes Galleries (TN,ME) and Miller Gallery (OH).  His work can be found in national and international collections, including The Forbes Collection (NY) and the TIA Collection. 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, please visit: www.nicholasraynolds.com.


Leonid Gervits 
Landscape Drawing 


October 8-10 
Wednesday-Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm 
Fee: $450 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 14 students 
Please request supply list 
The first session will meet in the ASL lobby. Please be on time.   

This workshop is an opportunity to draw using a broad range of papers and drawing materials, as well as a relative amount of freedom regarding subject interpretation. This will help students improve or polish their technique and compositional skills. Landscape drawing is an important part of academic education and the drawing of trees improves the discipline of attention. In this workshop, students will try to use all well-known materials such as: Conté pencil or crayon, pen-and-ink, regular pencil, and charcoal pencil, as well as mixed media, etc. Our images will be based on the magnificent landscape of Central Park, with its romantic, multi-scale views and architectural structures. For many centuries, landscape drawing was only a byproduct of the process of making a great painting. Lately, the drawings of the great masters have become much more significant for both museums and private owners. 

Leonid Gervits belongs to the European/Russian realist tradition of painting and drawing. In 1966, he graduated from the Odessa Art College. In 1973, he received an MFA from Repin Academy, where he later worked as a professor for sixteen years. Mr. Gervits moved to the United States in 1991, working as an instructor at the New York Academy from 1992 to 2000. He has been an instructor at the Art Students League since 1997. An artist of the realist tradition and of serious academic training, Mr. Gervits is able to work in a broad spectrum of genres. His works are present in numerous state and private collections in USA and abroad (Russia, Germany, Switzerland, e.t.c.). For more information, visit www.gervits.com.

Images by Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Russian student


Ephraim Rubenstein
Oil Painting Fundamentals

October 11-12

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 ten 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. 


Ellen Eagle 
Portrait Painting in Pastel 

October 13-17 

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM 
Fee: $425 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please Request Supply List   

In this workshop, we observe with a clear and careful eye our model’s unique structure, color, value relationships and posture. Our goal is to distill this complex information, through sustained study, into a simply expressed, harmonious construction. Working in the radiance of natural light, we engage in the intense color analysis intrinsic to working in pastel. There will be one pose for the duration of the workshop. A slide presentation and discussion of the instructor’s in-progress portraits illustrate her evolving response to her subjects, and the gradual interweaving of pastel strokes—from first steps to completed portrait. There is much opportunity to discuss the layers of encounter that shape the making of a portrait.    

Ellen Eagle is represented by Forum Gallery. Her work is exhibited widely and has been published in, among other publications, The New York Times and The Newark Star Ledger, which described her pastels as having an “exquisite transparency not seen for centuries.”  Her book, Pastel Painting Atelier, was published by Watson-Guptill Publications in April, 2013 to glowing reviews. For more information about the instructor, please visit www.elleneagleportraits.com.


Jerry Weiss
Large Scale Figure Drawing

October 13-14

Monday–Tuesday, 1:30 pm–8:00 pm 
Fee: $290         
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 10 students
Please request supply list 

In this workshop, students will draw the life-size figure on six-foot lengths of paper. Attention will be devoted to quality of line, observation of the rhythms of the standing figure, proportion, and modeling of sculptural forms through value. Topics of discussion and demonstration will include the initial blocking-in of the drawing, use of lines for comparison, attention to prominent anatomical landmarks, and shading and rendering of form through massing and linear hatching. While this practice is useful as preparation for large-scale painting, it also serves as a complete experience in and of itself. Poses range in length from one hour on Monday to a single pose on Tuesday, allowing students to build from a rapid gestural approach to a drawing of greater resolution. Each day will feature demonstrations by the instructor. 

Jerry Weiss studied with Roberto Martinez in Florida, and with Harvey Dinnerstein, Robert Beverly Hale, Ted Seth Jacobs, Mary Beth McKenzie, and Jack Faragasso in New York. He has had one-man shows at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, among others. His work is in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art; the State Capitol Building, CT; and the Harvard Club of New York City. His work and teaching methods have been featured in American Artist Workshop and American Artist Drawing, and he is Contributing Editor for The Artist’s Magazine. He is represented by The Cooley Gallery, CT; Portraits Inc.; and Ingram Fine Arts, SC. For more information, please visit www.jerrynweiss.com.

 


Wendy Shalen 
French Inspired Drawing 

October 15-17 
Wednesday–Friday, 1:30–5:00 pm 
Fee: $300 
Instructor present each day  
Enrollment limited to 12 students.
Students must be at least 18 years old.  
Please request supply list   

Using the Metropolitan Museum’s drawing collection as inspiration, we will be working two days from the model in Studio 6 and one day drawing from selected artwork (Degas, Ingres, Cezanne, Boucher, Watteau) in the Drawing Study Room of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The workshop is open to all levels and beginners are welcome.  In the studio we will work from the nude or clothed model on toned paper creating limited color tonal drawings (aux trois crayons) in black, white and red using charcoal, or pierre noir, sanguine, white charcoal and Col-erase or pastel pencils. Students are welcome to try Van Gogh’s reed pen & ink technique as well as Ingres’ use of graphite for portraiture. Graphite pencils on off white paper will be used in the Drawing Study Room.  

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.





Nicole Cohen
Creative Video Made Easy

October 15-17
Wednesday– Friday, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Fee: $240
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list  

This workshop is designed for students who would like to learn how to work with video and incorporate drawing and painting into a time-based media.  This workshop will prove that even if your main focus is drawing and painting, video is within your realm of possibilities. Students will learn how to have elements of their drawings move, add sound, and manipulate other exciting components with the technique of layering with editing. Students will work on drawing, painting, and developing a component that will react or have motion using video for this intervention.  Students can also work solely with video to create works, by first drawing storyboards to decide on what will be the main motivations. There will be examples of other artists who work with video, and students will use these references to help develop their works. No prior video experience is necessary.  

Nicole Cohen received her B.A. in painting and drawing from Hampshire College (MA) and her M.F.A. in drawing and video from the University of Southern California (CA). She has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Fabric Workshop and Museum (PA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the New York Public Library. She has also shown internationally in Berlin, Germany; Bergen, Norway; Paris, France; Harajaku, Osaka, Kobe, and Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China.  Cohen is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC. She teaches at Pace University and is the founder and director of the Berlin Collective, an artist-run international exchange program (www.berlincollective.de). For more information, visit www.nicolecohen.org.


Melissa Wolf
Success Strategy Series

October 16, 23, 30 
November 6, 13, 20 

Instructor present  every day  
Enrollment limited  to 20 students 
Workshop held  in studio 12, 1st floor

Lecture Session
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
All six sessions: $290    
Single session: $55

Are you ready to go public with your art?  Do you want to make a successful career out of making art?  This series is for you. 

October 16
– Digitizing Your Art
The first step towards success is getting good, reproducible digital images of your art. Discussions of the basics will help you do just that–including pixels, file formats, colors, digital cameras, software and more.

October  23 – Website Design for Artists

There are so many possibilities for artists on the internet and they can be overwhelming. The key is good website design, effective emailing and selling on websites such as Etsy, EBay and more.

October 30 – Social Media for Artists: Facebook, LinkedIN, Pinterest, Twitter and More

Social Media is the artists best tool for marketing. With over 400 websites considered Social Media it can be confusing. Melissa Wolf will simplify it for you and show you how to maximize results.

November 6
– Writing for Artists: The Artist Statement, Resume and Bio
Believe it or not, writing is the key to an artist’s success and you CAN do it. There will be fun interactive media and exercises to help you find solutions for success. You are also welcome to bring your resume, artist statement and bio for review.

November 13 – Supporting Your Art: Grants, Residencies and Fellowships

Grants, Residencies and Fellowships not only give you a way to support yourself through your art but can be a huge statement on your resume. You can receive cash or create in an atmosphere that is dedicated to art making for free. Discover the possibilities.

November 20
– Pricing and Copyright: Profit From and Protect Your Art
Pricing and Copyright are two key issues that tend to confuse many artists and yet they can make or break your career. This discussion will include pricing strategies, copyright procedures and licensing your work.


Karen O’Neil
Still Life – Color & Energy

October 18-19

Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm 
Fee: $280 (includes $5 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students  

Working from provided still life set ups, students will record the essence of their subjects by studying the relationship of light to color.  Building form with planes of color and brushstroke will be emphasized.  Focus on mixing color, using neutral color and gray, and developing clean, productive working habits. Instructor demo will take place on Saturday at 10 am and Sunday at 1:30 pm.  

Karen O’Neil has exhibited widely throughout the United States, and has led oil painting workshops throughout the Northeast for the past decade. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections.  After receiving a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Ms. O’Neil studied with the late Henry Hensche in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her work has been featured recently in The Artist’s Magazine. She is an instructor of painting and drawing at the Art Students League’s Vytlacil Campus, and is on the faculty of several art schools in the New York area. For more information and images, please visit www.karenoneilpaintings.us.vu.


Arslan 
 Sculpted Portraiture 

Demo: October 18

Saturday 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Fee: $30 
Enrollment limited to 20 students

Workshop: October 25-26
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $300 (includes $10 clay fee)
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
Workshop is held in the sculpture studios in the basement 

This workshop consists of two parts: a demonstration and a two day intensive workshop. The basics of sculpted portraiture such as armature and tools will be addressed, in addition to the artistic nuances of capturing the essence of a specific person.  During the demo the instructor will sculpt a portrait from the live model, and focus on the challenges an artist may encounter when trying to grasp a likeness.  The instructor will be present for the entirety of the workshop and will guide the students as they sculpt their own portraits of the 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.


Deborah Winiarski 
Encaustic Monotype Printmaking 

October 20-21
Monday-Tuesday 
10:00 am – 4:30 pm  
Fee: $330 (includes $30 materials fee) 
Instructor present both days 
Enrollment limited to 12 students   

This workshop combines the directness and immediacy of the monotype with the richness and luminosity of encaustic painting.  This versatile process eliminates the multiple steps of encaustic painting, and the toxicity of inks and solvents of traditional printmaking on a press. Drawing with pigmented wax, students will create one-of-a-kind prints by ‘pulling’ their painted image directly from a heated plate—no printing press required!  Encaustic monotype lends itself to natural and spontaneous mark making, allowing for extensive creative exploration. 

Additional techniques including stenciling, stamping and blocking will be explored the ‘encaustic’ way.  Demos and discussions will include paper possibilities, wax recipes, basic studio set-up, etc. Whether used as a primary body of work or combined with mixed-media, collage or book arts, encaustic monotype offers endless possibilities for today’s artist. Ample time for hands-on work will be provided.  No prior experience in encaustic painting or printmaking is necessary for this workshop.  Prior workshop registrants are welcome. 

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.


Deborah Winiarski 
Encaustic in Three Dimensions:  Plaster Cloth 

October 22-24
Wednesday-Friday 
10:00 am – 4:30 pm  
Fee: $455 (includes $30 materials fee) 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students   

This workshop will explore the sculptural possibilities of wax and encaustic.  Rigid and absorbent when dry, plaster cloth makes a wonderful support for dimensional encaustic work.  In this three-day workshop, participants will work with this versatile material to create 3D forms and reliefs that can stand alone or be incorporated into encaustic panel paintings.  When wet, plaster cloth is easily wrapped, folded, draped or molded over armatures, wire mesh or any solid surface.  Once dry, the forms will readily accept encaustic paint.  Participants will have ample opportunity to work and apply various encaustic painting techniques to their created plaster cloth forms. 

Other dimensional techniques such as creating poured wax castings from simple molds and free-hand modeling of encaustic medium will be demonstrated.  Additional discussion and demonstrations will include fusing techniques for dimensional work, options for joining multiple forms, and advanced techniques for incorporating imagery.  Since beginning encaustic techniques will not be addressed in this workshop, prior work with encaustic is advised.   

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.


Wendy Shalen 
Portfolio Development:
Landscape Drawing and Painting in Central Park  

October 25-26 

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm 
Fee: $275 
Instructor present each day  
Enrollment limited to 12 students  
Please request supply list   

This workshop covers plein air drawing (using reed pen and ink, or charcoal) and painting (using full color pastel or watercolor). Both monochromatic and color thumbnail studies will precede longer studies. In inclement weather, we will visit and draw from artwork in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or from the work of master landscape artists in Studio 6. This workshop focuses on the development of a cohesive presentation of artwork. Emphasis is placed on the strengthening of drawing and painting skills. While working from observation of the clothed model in Central Park and park landscapes and cityscapes, students will be guided to complete work to be used in their portfolios for high school, college and graduate school admission.    

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.




Leonid Gervits
Drapery – Theory and Technique 

October 27-31 

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm  
Fee: $400  
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please request supply list upon registration    

This workshop is about painting and drawing draperies – one of the most important topics in visual arts. It has been a great challenge for artists for thousands of years; from ancient Pompey to recent times. Strong knowledge of theories and skills in depictions of the drapery will always benefit the artist and increase the power of their work. Participants of this workshop will have a choice in selecting medium to work in, as well as given frequent demonstrations by the teacher. Some theoretical grounds will be introduced, based on well-known examples by world famous artists.    

Leonid Gervits belongs to the European/Russian realist tradition of painting and drawing. In 1966, he graduated from the Odessa Art College; and in 1973, he received an MFA from Repin Academy, where he later worked as a professor for sixteen years. Mr. Gervits moved to the United States in 1991, working as an instructor at the New York Academy from 1992 to 2000. He has been an instructor at the Art Students League since 1997. An artist of the realist tradition and of serious academic training, Mr. Gervits is able to work in a broad spectrum of genres. For more information, visit www.gervits.com       

Image by student Jill Mueller


Liz Adams-Jones
Large Scale Portrait Painting

October 27-31

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

In this workshop students will create portraits from a life model, experimenting with scale and composition.  Beginning the first day with compositional drawing studies, we will emphasize the design elements necessary for creating dynamic, large scale portraits.  We will discuss and explore compositional cropping, enlarging imagery, and negative space.  As students move into painting in oils for the remainder of the course, we will focus on paint application and creating interesting texture with the goal of tapping into personal vision. By the end of the week, each student will have a created a portrait in the 20"-30" size range. This workshop is open to all levels. 

Liz Adams-Jones received her BFA from Georgia State University. She studied life drawing and painting at the Art Students League and the National Academy.  In 2008, Liz was awarded a scholarship from the Newington Cropsey Foundation to study Renaissance Art History and Studio Painting at SACI in Florence, Italy. In 2009, she attended a Gross Anatomy course at Drexel University in Philadelphia.  Liz was an art instructor at Urban Arts in Hoboken.  She currently teaches at The Art Center in Manhattan and privately. Her work has been featured in American Artists' "Drawing" magazine and North Light Art Book's "Strokes of Genius 5".


Seongmin Ahn 
Asian Ink Painting:
Abstract, Still Life and Orchid & Bamboo   

October 27-29 
Monday–Wednesday, 6:00-9:30 pm 
Fee: $280 (includes $40 materials fee)  
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please request a supply list upon registration     

This workshop will first teach basic techniques of sumi-e ink painting by focusing on how to utilize and expand concepts of lines, brush strokes and ink wash with new materials. Students will then apply these tools to create realistic and abstract painting based on still life and the Four Gentlemen drawing (orchid, bamboo, plum and chrysanthemum). Materials and techniques include working with a variety of rice papers, sumi-e ink and Asian brush. Students will also investigate cultural metaphors of materials and subjects.   

Seongmin Ahn is a Korean born artist who is living and working in New York. She received her BFA and MFA in Asian traditional painting from Seoul National University and then the second MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant and the first prize from AHL foundation competition. Her works have been reviewed on Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, NY Arts magazine, Baltimore Sun, Plain Dealer and others. She had exhibited nationally and internationally. She has taught and lead workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Asia Society and Korean Cultural Service specializing in Asian art. For more information, please visit: www.seongminahn.com.


David Geiser 
When I Paint My Masterpiece... 

October 30-31 

Thursday-Friday, 6:00-9:30 PM 
Fee: $160 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please Request Supply List    

Learn classic oil painting techniques while painting along with and watching Mr. Geiser bring an oil painting to a level of completion.  He will demonstrate and explain board preparation, sizing, under painting, penciling, under glazing, working up glazes towards image using various oils, varnishes towards desired effects. The best way to understand the process and the timing is to watch it being done. Students will learn basic techniques and time saving tricks and will be supplied with a 2' x 2' board already primed and under painted to start out immediately (the process will be explained). Some familiarity with oil paint is necessary.   

In the 1960's and 70's Geiser wrote and drew Underground Comix in San Francisco and established a small publishing company. He did illustrations for magazines, from Rolling Stone to The New York Times. Mr. Geiser lived and studied classic oil painting in Paris for two years before returning to NYC where he has had a long and lengthy career as an abstract painter with exhibits both locally and internationally. He is currently living and working in East Hampton, NY, a stone’s throw from Jackson Pollock's studio and house.


 


Anna Poor 
Alabaster Carving 

November 1-2 

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00-4:30 PM 
Fee: $320 (includes $45 material fee) 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please Request Supply List 
Workshop is held in the stone room in the basement 
The instructor will provide alabaster and lend out tools   

This fast-paced, hands on studio course will introduce both the beginner and advanced students to the skills of stone carving. We will carve in alabaster, a wonderfully seductive and historical material. Softer than marble, it ranges from translucent to opaque in varied colors. Each student will choose a unique piece of alabaster and working subtractively with hand tools to will/find the sculpture hidden within. Inspiration, demonstrations and guidance will be providing along with images and discussions of stone sculpture.    

Anna Poor is a sculptor who is an associate professor at the Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University and a board member and teacher at Castle Hill Truro Center for the Arts. She is represented by the Graham Gallery in NYC and the Artstrand Gallery in Provincetown of which she is also a founder and owner (www.artstand.com). Her most recent group show was at Sladmoore Contemporary in London. (www.annapoor.com)


Hiba Schahbaz 
The Art of Miniature Painting

November 3-7

Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Fee: $430 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list 

Students will learn to use the Indo-Persian miniature painting approach in an intensive, five day workshop focusing on the figure in miniature painting. Participants will study the stylization and composition of the body in the tradition of miniature painting. The primary processes explored in this course will be painting with tea and water based paints. In addition, students will learn how to prepare painting surfaces, mix traditional miniature paints using gum Arabic and apply gold leaf. Workshop participants will be required to bring in a 5 x 7 inch full-length photograph of themselves in profile. 

Hiba Schahbaz trained in the art of miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. She has practiced contemporary miniature painting for the past ten years and recently received her MFA in Painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She has exhibited her work in traditional and contemporary miniature painting internationally, in addition to curating exhibitions of miniature paintings in Pakistan and India. For more information, please visit hibaschahbaz.com.


Lisa Dinhofer 
The Art of Color Pencil 

November 3-7 
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm  
Fee: $400  
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please request supply list 

Colored pencils are no longer the marker of your elementary school teacher. Advances in the technology of artist grade colored pencils have produced a new medium with an extraordinary range of unique qualities. Pencils are easily portable, relatively inexpensive with little clean up. Yet the finished art work can look as dense as an oil painting or as translucent as a watercolor. This class will introduce the student to the wide versatility of this new medium, including simple sketches, color studies for larger works and finished compositions.Techniques such as layering, modeling, creating textures, blending and burnishing will be explored through lectures and demonstrations. All levels of students from the curious beginner to the expert draughtsman are welcome. 

Lisa Dinhofer—painter, draftswoman and printmaker—earned her BA with honors from Brandeis University.  For two years, she participated in the summer program at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, later receiving her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her work has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally.  Her most recent solo shows were at Denise Bibro Fine Art (New York, 2012) and at Purdue University (Indiana, 2010). Her paintings, drawings and prints are widely collected, and publicly represented at Brooklyn Museum of Art, City College (CUNY), IBM and other venues. In 2003, she completed a 90-foot glass mosaic mural, Losing My Marbles, which was commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit program.  It is centrally located at the Times Square subway station. Currently, Ms. Dinhofer is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York.  For more information please visit www.lisadinhofer.com.


Michele Liebler 
Absolute Beginners – Oil 

November 10-14 
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM -12:30 PM 
Fee: $425 
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students 
Please Request Supply List    

Your choice of technique directly influences the choice of material, how the painting is made, and ultimately what it looks like. It is essential as a painter to experiment with your working methods and ideas. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of mark making and finding your own personal mark in oil painting. The workshop will explore step-by-step techniques: underdrawing, wet-in-wet/dry brush, knife painting and then the last day using all the techniques simultaneously. Each day will be dedicated to one of the techniques listed above. In this 5-day workshop students will learn the effective way to achieve their own personal vision through the introduction of these techniques. This workshop will help the beginners but will also be informative for an advanced student who never explored other ways of approaching oil painting.    

Michele Liebler received her B.F.A. from Purchase College in painting and drawing and her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. She studied with Mary Beth McKenzie and Burt Silverman. She has exhibited in such venues as Parrish Art Museum, Arnot Art Museum, National Academy Museum, Butler Institute of American Art and private collections internationally. She received numerous awards including Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, GIP Grant, Horlick Painting Award, and Arnot Art Museum Award for Painting. She is represented by First Street Gallery in NYC. She has years of experience teaching workshops and classes at the National Academy Museum & School and substituted for Mary Beth McKenzie at the Art Students League.


Elizabeth Allison
Expressive Watercolor

November 10-14

Monday-Friday, 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Fee: $400
Instructor present each day 
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

This workshop will begin with a large scale watercolor demonstration.  During the work- shop students will explore the range of possibilities that watercolor offers for expressive, contemporary painting.  Students are encouraged to bring a reference, such as a photo or sketch, to help them begin their own paintings. This workshop is open to students of all levels, and each student will receive intensive individual instruction.

Elizabeth Allison studied at the Art Students League and received a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan.  She is the recipient of the Raluca Popescu Memorial Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant, and three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants.  She was a Model to Monument Participant in 2010-2011, and had a monumental sculpture in Riverside Park South.  She was a visiting artist at Buffalo State College and is a technical instructor at the Art Students League. She is represented by Bertrand Delacroix Gallery.  For more information please visit www.elizabethallisonart.com.


Wendy Shalen 
Portfolio Development:
Self-Portraits in Line, Tone & Color 

November 15-16 
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm 
Fee: $275 
Instructor present each day  
Enrollment limited to 12 students.  
Please request supply list   

This workshop covers self-portraiture using linear and tonal approaches to drawing. Students may work with black and white charcoal and sanguine conté, reed pen and ink, and silverpoint. Pastel and watercolor painters are welcome. Thorough explanations of each technique will be given on an individual basis.  Master drawings & paintings of self-portraiture will be shown & discussed. This workshop focuses on the development of a cohesive presentation of artwork. While working from observation on self-portraiture, students will be guided to complete work to be used in their portfolios for high school, college and graduate school admission. Portfolio reviews by visiting college representatives will be included if desired.     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.


 



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.

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