This class occasionally works from the clothed model, with a variety of short and long poses.
Barbara Yeterian has been teaching children and teenagers in her New Jersey studio for many years and has developed a large following in the Bergen County area.
She graduated from Parsons School of Design and New York University, where she earned her B.S. and M.A. respectively. She studied drawing and painting at several schools, including the University of California, the San Francisco Art Institute, the School of Visual Arts, and the Art Students League of New York, working with Vincent Malta, Andrew Lukach, Rudolf Baranik, Frank O’Cain, and John Hultberg.
Ms. Yeterian’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and Russia. In 1996, she was a winner in two national painting competitions. Her works are owned by institutions and private collectors. In 2001, four paintings from her Genocide Series were accepted into The Legacy Project, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. To view her work with this project, please visit www.legacy-project.org. In January 2014, one of Ms. Yeterian’s paintings was selected for the cover of the book Hidden Genocides (published by Rutgers University Press).
Ms. Yeterian has had solo shows at New Jersey City University and at the New Arts Center in New York City. In 2010, her work was included in the Selby Gallery at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida.
In her teaching, she takes pride in helping each individual to develop his or her unique potential as well as to learn the basic skills of drawing and painting. The importance and impact of design, composition, and the use of color in achieving a successful work of art are also stressed. Students learn how to handle a variety of media and are introduced to the works of well-known masters.
John Hultberg wrote the following about Ms. Yeterian: “I feel very close to the powerful emotion in her energetic, dramatic, and sometimes tragic oils. Her sensuous paint storms are not ashamed to tell specific stories. I think that this skill in story drama is what makes her an effective teacher of children, and I believe this approach would be a refreshing innovation in Art Students League children’s classes.”