International Travel Workshop Painting In Amsterdam – The Art Students League

International Travel Workshop
Painting In Amsterdam

Frederick Brosen and Costa Vavagiakis

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Frederick Brosen and Costa Vavagiakis

Workshop Description

All painting and drawing media are welcome.

Experience Amsterdam under the tutelage of two of the Art Students League’s long-time instructors, Frederick Brosen and Costa Vavagiakis. This 8-night, 9-day immersive art workshop in late spring should not be missed. Students will benefit from the unique opportunity of interacting with both instructors as they work outdoors at chosen locations along the canals and in the parks of this 17th century city.

Accommodations at the Mercure Central Canal Hotel offer a perfect location for outdoor painting and drawing, as well as being within walking distance of several great museums, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

This workshop includes hotel accommodations, with a daily full Dutch breakfast; both a first and last night group dinner at local restaurants; two full-day escorted trips to nearby cities (to be determined) in a chartered coach; an escorted visit to the Rijksmuseum; and a Museumkaart pass that is good for entrance to all museums in Amsterdam and neighboring cities. We hope you will join us for what promises to be an exceptional trip for all involved!

Paintings by Frederick Brosen:

Paintings by Costa Vavagiakis:

Pricing Info
Single room: $3699
Superior or double room: $3899
Non-Artist Partner: $850

Included in the workshop price:
Instructed workshop, Hotel, Daily breakfast, First and last night dinner, Museumkaart pass, and two escorted day-trips
Airfare is not included.

Please note that daily activities may include moderate walking.

To Register
For questions or to register, please contact Robert Telenick in the ASL office: 212-247-4510, ext. 123 or

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About the Instructor

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 collections 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 Pollock-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. His show of Rome and Florence watercolors was shown at Hirschl & Adler in February 2016.

Costa Vavagiakis has exhibited extensively throughout the United States at galleries and museums such as the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Hirschl & Adler Galleries, NY; The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; ACA Galleries, NY, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, NY; and Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA. His work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States including the Museum of the City of New York, the New-York Historical Society, and the Arkansas Art Center. He has been the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Gregory Millard Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Costa Vavagiakis is featured in the publications such as Portrait Painting Atelier, Curve: The Female Nude Now, and in articles in Drawing Magazine, American Artist, American Artist Drawing and The Artist’s Magazine, among others. His travels have led him to working in Italy, France, Greece, and extensively throughout the USA experiencing the many different aspects of our beautiful world with its varying cultures, topography, atmosphere and nature. For more information please visit please visit his website:

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