Master Studies At The Met Landscape/Cityscape – The Art Students League

Master Studies At The Met Landscape/Cityscape

Bennett Vadnais

Bennett Vadnais, "After Ruisdael," Gouache on Panel
Bennett Vadnais

Class Description

MONDAYS 1:00-4:30 PM
Fee: $130
(Members: $125)
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 20 students

The Metropolitan has a vast collection of works that can be a great resource for students to study via sketches and drawings. During the class, Vadnais will guide students in better understanding various masterworks in the collection with a particular focus on strategies that can be used in landscape/ cityscape painting and drawing. Various topics will be discussed such as technique, methodology, composition, and historical context based on the particular work. This is an excellent class for those who are also engaged in plein air landscape work during the warmer months. Precise meeting locations within the museum will be given by the instructor Sunday evening prior to each class. Museum admission is pay what you wish for ASL members. The class meets Mondays from 1pm to 4:30pm.

About the Instructor

Bennett Vadnais received his art training at the Bougie Studio, MN, the Water Street Atelier, NY, and The Art Students League of New York. His work has earned him various awards including scholarships from the American Society of Classical Realism and The Art Students League. He was also the recipient of both the Edward G. McDowell and the Xavier Gonzalez Travel Grants from The Art Students League in 2003. Vadnais works primarily in acrylic and other water media. While he explores a variety of subject matter, his specialty is urban landscape. He exhibits with George Billis Gallery in NYC and Galerie L’oeil du prince, Paris, France. He has also shown work with Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA, Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Century Gallery, Alexandria VA, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, and KB Gallery, New York, NY. Vadnais is an instructor of painting and drawing at Zoll Studio School of Fine Arts in Maryland and also teaches periodic workshops at the Teaching Studios of Art on Long Island.

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