Anita Steckel’s classes are for beginners and advanced students. She takes them step-by-step, emphasizing drawing with shading as well as collage and painting when appropriate or desired.
The following is an excerpt from the Brooklyn Museum’s Web site:“Anita Steckel’s inﬂuence upon signiﬁcant developments in art of the past twenty years is immense. Steckel pioneered the use of the painted photo in montages, and techniques of appropriation, in a completely original way, which are now a major part of the visual vocabulary of many of today’s artists.
“Anita Steckel’s often witty and irreverent style has produced some of the most interesting and ground-breaking work of the last four decades. Her self portraits as a giant woman hanging from the Empire State Building may be tongue-in-cheek, yet they also speak to some of the main tenets of Steckel’s work where the phallic urban skyline is controlled, claimed, and made personal. She fearlessly investigates ideas of feminism, urbanism, sexism, racism and history. Her work has met with acclaim both internationally and nationally, and she has exhibited in over twenty museums and participated in countless gallery and university shows since the 1960s.”
Recently in a review, she was referred to as “the estimable Anita Steckel” by Holland Cotter of The New York Times.