Vytlacil hosts Open Studios, Exhibitions and Workshops as an integral part of the Art Students League of New York’s enduring mission to train artists in an environment where anyone who wishes to pursue an art education may realize their full potential. Join our Mailing List to hear about upcoming events at Vytlacil, and connect with Vyt on facebook!
At the end of each residency session, the League’s artists-in-residence at Vyt invite you to their studios to discuss their work and processes. Light refreshments are served. Round trip transportation to Vytlacil’s beautiful campus for Open Studios is FREE from the League in Manhattan. Bring a friend—we offer a shuttle ride (the “Vyt Van”) from the League. Space is limited, so reservations may be requested on a first-reserved, first-served basis by emailing Vytlacil@ArtStudentsLeague.org. Take public transportation via Rockland Coaches 9A to Vytlacil, or click here for driving directions.
Upcoming Open Studio Sessions at Vyt
Open Studio sessions take place on the Saturday prior to the 28th day of the month, from 2–4 pm.
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Saturdays, 2–4 pm
April – No Open Studios
Workshops at Vytlacil provide refreshing options in traditional approaches to art making, and enhance the League’s offerings in professional development. Taught in the League's traditional atelier method with a working artist teaching students at all levels in a hands-on environment. Vytlacil also offers unique seasonal workshops like the Hudson Valley Sketchbook with James McElhinney, and Frank O’Cain regularly visits the Vytlacil gardens for his Abstracting the Landscape workshop. Knox Martin, Deborah Winiarski, Timothy J. Clark and Dean Hartung have also used the inspiring Vytlacil gardens as their canvas for workshops.
For a full listing of UPCOMING workshops at Vyt, please see the League's main Workshops page.
||The Nude in Nature Series
With this exciting workshop series at Vytlacil, the Art Students League offers artists a rare opportunity to work with “The Nude in Nature.” Escape the stuffy grey studio to sketch, paint and draw the live model au naturel amidst open sky and lush landscape. Each of the four sessions may be taken independently, or register for a combination of workshops. Offered in the warmer months (May – September), a listing of “The Nude in Nature” workshops at Vyt may be found on our main Workshops page.
Sculpture: Forged Steel, Repoussé
Every Saturday at Vyt, the Sculpture: Forged Steel, Repoussé workshop with James Garvey offers students rigorous engagement with the basic elements of ancient sculpture: fire, hammer, and anvil. In an open-air setting, James guides students to create intuitive artwork that realizes an original form through expertise in forged metal.
Saturdays 10:00 am–1:00 pm. Monthly fee: $107 + $30 (materials fee)
Currently, James is working on a variety of private and public projects in the tri-state area, in addition to teaching at Vytlacil. To learn more about James and his art, please see his bio on his instructor page.
SCROLL FOR JAPAN
Vytlacil resident alumnus Jave Yoshimoto hand-painted an extraordinary 30-foot-long scroll in the Japanese style of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in support of survivors in the area hit hardest by the March 11, 2011 earthquake/tsunami in northern Japan. To purchase a scroll or learn more, click here.
Registration Information: Class registration is by phone or in person. If you are registering for the first time and wish to register by phone, please first fill out the online Student Information Form. All non-residency students are required to pay an annual $25 League Registration Fee. Registration entitles you to receive notification of upcoming events, lectures and exhibits, as well as to participate in League exhibitions. You may register in person at the main desk of the Vytlacil Campus. The Art Students League admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin. To learn more, call 845-359-1263.
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 by fax: (212) 541-7024, email: firstname.lastname@example.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. Refunds are by check or ASL credit, only. Materials fees are not refundable.
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.
Admission to our workshop is on a first come, first serve basis. Admission will not be in excess of our studio capacity and therefore a waiting list will be generated. Tickets can not be reserved and are not guaranteed and are subject to change.