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Intensive Weeklong and Weekend Workshops
with Prominent Instructors and visiting artists

Each year, the League hosts several dozen weekend and weeklong workshops. League instructors and prominent visiting artists work with intimate groups of about a dozen students on a particular aspect of art-making (such as landscapes) or specific mediums or techniques (such as egg tempera or color spot painting). The workshops below are held at the 57th St. location in Studio 6, or at the Vytlacil Campus where noted. Although prices vary, workshops are generally priced as follows: weekend workshops are $265–$290; half-day weeklong workshops are $400–$425; and all-day weeklong workshops are $800-$850. 

To register for a Regular Workshop at the League's 57th Street or Vytlacil Campus, please visit the League's main office or call 212-247-4510, x. 0. If you are registering for the first time and wish to register by phone, first fill out the online Student Information Form. For more information, please e-mail info@artstudentsleague.org. Please note: you may not register for a workshop via email.


Special Travel Workshops


Workshop Policies

The Art Students League of New York admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin. Please note that photography and filming/taping of workshops is prohibited. Please see below for refunds and withdrawal policies. Workshops are subject to change and may be cancelled on short notice.

 

Workshops

November
Frederick Brosen: Introduction to Transparent Watercolor
 
December
Max Ginsburg: Painting Portraits—Head Studies
Leonid Gervits: Painting Florals
David Geiser: When I Paint My Masterpiece...
Melanie Vote: Meaning and Metaphor in Still Life
Arslan: Sculpting the Figure
Deborah Winiarski: Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic—Introduction to Encaustic Painting
Rudy Bravo: Creating Your Artist Website
John A. Varriano: Drawing the Martha Graham Dancers
Ephraim Rubenstein: Introduction to Pastel
Hugo Bastidas: The Business of Galleries—How to Prepare for Gallery Representation
John Carruthers: Wood and Linoleum Block Printing
 
January
Max Ginsburg: Painting Portraits–Head Studies
John A. Parks: Unleashing the Powers of Acrylic
Lisa Dinhofer: The Art of Color Pencil II
Timothy J. Clark: Watercolor Fundamentals & Refresher / Lessons of the Spanish Masters
Elizabeth Allison: Direct Plaster Sculpture
Rand Hardy: Aqua Resin: Casting and Building
Sylvie Covey: Photoshop for Artists
Rob Silverman: New Tools and Techniques for Portraiture
Timothy J. Clark: Watercolor Lessons of the Enlightened Spanish Masters
Takuji Hamanaka: Japanese Style Woodblock
Ephraim Rubenstein: Drawing for Beginners
Morito: Ceramic Sculpture
 
February
Karen O’Neil: Still Life – Color & Light
Martha Bloom: Mixed Media Workshop
Jerry Weiss: Drawing With the Brush – Figure Painting
Kathie Miranda: Botanicals by Brush and Pencil
Doug Safranek: Painting in Egg Tempera
Ingvild Waerhaug: Vedic Art—Free Your Creative Expression!
Anki King: Experimenting with Oil Paint
Ephraim Rubenstein: Oil Painting Fundamentals

*Free transportation to Vytlacil Campus Workshops is provided.
Please visit the Vytlacil Campus page for more information.


 

Frederick Brosen
Introduction to Transparent Watercolor

November 29-30

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $275
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list
 
This workshop will introduce students to the classic transparent watercolor technique first perfected by the Early English Watercolorists; Turner, Girtin, Cotman and their contemporaries.  Applied over an initial pencil drawing, wet-in-wet, wet on dry, scumbling (or drybrush) and point of brush techniques will be demonstrated as well as basic approaches to elements of landscape painting; skies, trees and architecture.  The first day will be a demo and a lecture; the second day students will apply the demonstrated techniques under the teacher’s guidance. Although this course is oriented for the beginner, all levels are welcome, and can benefit from re-examining these foundation techniques. Material list available in the ASL office.

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 collection 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 Pollack-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.


Max Ginsburg
Painting Portraits—Head Studies

December 1-5
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list upon registration

We will paint a portrait study directly in oil of a different individual each day. Max will demonstrate his alla prima approach and critique each students painting daily. We will be concerned with observing form accurately, getting a likeness and expressing the character of the model, achieving the illusion of depth and texture and using color as well as values to define form. Above all we will see the beautiful poetry in the reality of each individual.
 
Max Ginsburg's awards and exhibitions include: President's Gold Medal Award for Advancement of Traditional Fine Art 2013 California Art Club. Retrospective Exhibitions 2011 Butler Institute of American Art and Salmagundi Club.  "Best in Show" 2011 Art Renewal Center.  ACOPAL Group Show Six Museums in China - 2012-2013. Exhibition 2008 The Martin Luther King Labor Center. Philip Desind Award 2008 and Collectors Prize 2007 The Butler Institute. "Best In Show" 2007 Salmagundi Non Members. Purchase Prize 2005 Art Renewal Center. The Christopher's Award1991. Gold Medal 1984 Society of Illustrators.  Selected Group Shows - American Academy of Arts and Letters, Museum of The City of New York, New York Historical Society, National Academy of Design Biennials.  Museum Collections - Butler Institute, New Britain Museum, Society of Illustrators Museum.  Illustrator 1980 - 2004, Teacher - 1960 to Present (H.S. Art & Design, School Visual Arts, Art Students League). Book "Max Ginsburg-Retrospective" www.ginsburgretro.com.  DVD "Max Ginsburg-Legacy of an American Painter.

Websites include: www.ginsburgvideo.com, www.maxginsburg.com & www.ginsburgillustration.com

 

 


Leonid Gervits
Painting Florals

December 1-5

Monday-Friday, 1:30 -5:00 pm
Fee: $400   
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list upon registration

Flowers are one of the most difficult things to paint in art. But hard as it is, it is also an exciting challenge and pays off in many ways. Human cultures around the world, consider flowers synonymous with pure beauty. In painting history there are many wonderful examples of artists trying to capture this beauty (especially in west European art): Manet, Fantin-Latour, Crivelli, Van Gogh, etc. For the purpose of education, painting florals means much more than painting a still life because flowers are not "dead nature", they are alive with light and movement, and even can be said to have personalities. Capturing the countless varieties of shapes, colors, tones and vibrations of the flower is exiting task for students at any level.

Leonid Gervits belongs to the European/Russian realist tradition of painting and drawing. In 1966, he graduated from the Odessa Art College; and in 1973, he received an MFA from Repin Academy, where he later worked as a professor for sixteen years. Mr. Gervits moved to the United States in 1991, working as an instructor at the New York Academy from 1992 to 2000. He has been an instructor at the Art Students League since 1997. An artist of the realist tradition and of serious academic training, Mr. Gervits is able to work in a broad spectrum of genres. For more information, visit www.gervits.com.


David Geiser
When I Paint My Masterpiece...

December 1-2
Monday-Tuesday, 6:00-9:30 PM
Fee: $160
Instructor present each day Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
 
Learn classic oil painting techniques while painting along with and watching Mr. Geiser bring an oil painting to a level of completion.  He will demonstrate and explain board preparation, sizing, under painting, penciling, under glazing, working up glazes towards image using various oils, varnishes towards desired effects. The best way to understand the process and the timing is to watch it being done. Students will learn basic techniques and time saving tricks and will be supplied with a 2' x 2' board already primed and under painted to start out immediately (the process will be explained). Some familiarity with oil paint is necessary.
 
In the 1960's and 70's Geiser wrote and drew Underground Comix in San Francisco and established a small publishing company. He did illustrations for magazines, from Rolling Stone to The New York Times. Mr. Geiser lived and studied classic oil painting in Paris for two years before returning to NYC where he has had a long and lengthy career as an abstract painter with exhibits both locally and internationally. He is currently living and working in East Hampton, NY, a stone’s throw from Jackson Pollock's studio and house.

 

 


Melanie Vote
Meaning and Metaphor in Still Life

December 3-5

Wednesday–Friday, 6:00–9:30 pm
Fee: $240
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Still life paintings illuminate ordinary objects. Arranged with specific relational nuances and captured by the artist’s eye these seemingly banal objects become imbued with new significance and markers of visual time. This workshop, open to all levels, will begin with a presentation of both historical and contemporary practices involving still life and the object. Topics will include technical basics of drawing/painting and still life set up, as well as concepts of narration and metaphor.  A demonstration will follow the presentation. Each person will then work from life with his/her chosen object(s). Upon completion, participants will have completed new works and additionally gained skills to approach image making in a renewed contemplative manor.

Melanie Vote received a BFA from Iowa State University and MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Her work has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally. Locally at Hionas Gallery, The Lodge Gallery, Flowers Gallery, Sloan Fine Art, and the Aldrich, CT, among others. Internationally exhibited in Seoul, South Korea, at the Hangaram Art Museum and at ADAH, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  Vote was a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and many residencies, most recently, ADAH, Abu Dhabi 2013, Jentel in Wyoming and the Vermont Studio Center with a full fellowship from the Dodge Foundation.  In June 2015 she will be an artist in residence in The Grand Canyon, and is actively teaching at NJCU and Pratt Manhattan. For more information please visit www.melanievote.com.


Arslan
Sculpting the Figure

December 6-7

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00-4:30 PM
Fee: $300 (includes $10 material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
Workshop is held in the stone room in the basement

This intensive workshop consists of a demonstration and a lecture with hands on sculpting. The course is designed to acquaint the beginner with the basics of figurative sculpture while helping more advanced students deepen their understanding of the figure. Anatomy, proportion, gesture and form will be addressed as well as capturing a likeness to the model.  Each student will sculpt a figure from the live model. This course is open to all levels of experience.
 
Arslan received his M.F.A. from Moscow Stroganov College of Art and Design. He has had numerous solo shows both nationally and internationally.  His works are in many public and private collections, and he has been honored to receive multiple awards, including the Alex J. Ettl Grant from the National Sculpture Society. He is represented by Galerie Claudine Legrand in Paris and Janus Avivson in London. For more information please visit arslanart.com.

 


Deborah Winiarski
Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic—
Introduction to Encaustic Painting

December 6–7

Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: $330 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor present both days
Enrollment limited to 12 students

In this hands-on workshop, students will explore the luminous beauty and versatility of encaustic—painting with molten, pigmented beeswax. This ancient art form has evolved into one of the most versatile mediums available to contemporary artists and offers many exciting, creative possibilities! The workshop will focus on encaustic painting basics, as well as how to easily and inexpensively incorporate encaustic into a regular studio practice.  Equipment and tools, encaustic paint recipes, painting supports and more will be discussed.  Students will learn how to create image, texture and line using a variety of techniques and how to embed collage elements, found objects and image transfers within translucent layers of wax.  No matter your current medium or genre, encaustic has much to offer.  Beginners are welcome, as are prior workshop registrants. Ample time for hands-on work will be provided.

Deborah Winiarski teaches a mixed media class at the Art Students League of New York and has been teaching encaustic workshops there since 2009.  Her work has been exhibited at venues in New York City and across the United States.  In 2014, her work was included in WAXING at Denise Bibro Fine Art in NYC, ‘Far and Wide,’ The 6th Annual Woodstock Regional, Woodstock, NY, and BIG BAD WAX at Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora, FL.  She was also a presenter and workshop instructor at the Eighth International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA.  For more information about the instructor, please visit:  www.deborahwiniarski.com.


 

 

Rudy Bravo
Creating Your Artist Website

December 8-11

Monday - Thursday, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Fee: $320
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 14 students
Please request supply list

Bring your own Laptop
(USB Required—Macbook Air will not work)


Artist websites are increasingly becoming a standard way of showing work and the primary method of getting information about an artist. Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of creating a personal artist website. A simple, professional website can be designed in a matter of days without the need for any additional software. By the end of the workshop each participant will have purchased a domain name, chosen a design theme, created a menu of items, and added actual images of their work to their new website.
 
Rudy Bravo is the New Media and Film specialist for the Art Students League. He designed the front page of the Leagueʼs revamped website and creates much of the online content including all the videos and social media. Images from his film work have appeared in the New York Daily News, American Artist magazine, Public Art Review magazine, and Fox 5 News in New York. Rudy has also designed the official artist websites of Mary Beth McKenzie, and Knox Martin.




 


John A. Varriano
Drawing the Martha Graham Dancers


December 11-12
Thursday–Friday, 10:00 am–1:30 pm / 2:30-5:00 pm
Fee: $340
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list
“We watch dancing because there we can see the essential.  We find in it the significant, wonderful line.” Robert Henri
 
The Art Students League has been offered the unique opportunity for a limited number of students to explore the essence of figure drawing in the exciting rehearsal space of the world famous Martha Graham Dance Company. This two-day workshop will be split daily into a morning session in Studio 6 where we will work from the model to develop strategies for quickly capturing gesture and movement in our drawings. In the afternoon we will move to the rehearsal studios of these great dancers and put our new skills to work.
 
John A. Varriano is a representational painter. He has exhibited extensively and has won numerous awards, including Best in Show at the UCJF’s Annual Fall for Art Show, 2010 and the National Art League's Annual Exhibit, 2011. He was one of 20 artists chosen out of thousands to participate in the International Fine Art Exhibit in Chelsea, 2012, and was selected in 2012 and 2013 for the Hudson Valley Artists Association Annual Exhibition in Old Lyme, CT. He currently teaches figurative and portrait painting in New Jersey and New York City, and landscape workshops in the Hudson Valley region of NY.  He is represented by Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz, NY.

 


Ephraim Rubenstein
Introduction to Pastel

December 13-14

Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30pm
Fee: $225
Instructor present each day until 2:00 pm
(the last part of class is studio time supervised by the monitor)
Enrollment limited to 14 students
 
This weekend workshop in pastel will help students get started in the use of soft pastel only (not oil pastel!). Considered drawing by some and painting by others, using soft pastel presents a number of technical problems that will be addressed during the workshop. Topics will include a thorough review of materials (papers, boards, grounds and the pastels themselves), as well as procedural concerns (working hard to soft, dark to light, blending versus hatching and fixing). The class will work from still life set-ups.

Ephraim Rubenstein received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University's School of the Arts.  Mr. Rubenstein has had ten one-person exhibitions in New York: at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co., and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. He has also exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil Carlsen and Beatrice Laufman Awards.  His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher and is currently on the faculty at Columbia University and the National Academy of Design, as well as at the Art Students League. For more information, please visit www.ephraimrubenstein.com.


Hugo Bastidas
The Business of Galleries—How to Prepare for Gallery Representation

December 16, 18, 19

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Fee: $230
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 15 students
 
The first day of this three-session intensive will cover: the current gallery structure in the NYC metro area; the presentation of works for viewing by galleries, dealers and curators; procedures on how to have your work represented; the dos and don’ts of approaching galleries; preparation for the studio visit; and finally becoming aware of the artist-gallerist relationship. The second and third session will involve understanding the “key,” a case for originality, some of the current paradigms used by many galleries to access and consider artwork, and understanding art making from technical abilities (regardless of media). Those wanting to have a critique of their work are invited to bring 4 works (or a CD with 4 images).

Mr. Hugo Xavier Bastidas was born in Quito, Ecuador. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his MFA from Hunter College.  His awards include a Robert Smithson Scholarship, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Pollack-Krasner Grant and a NJEA Grant. He is represented by The Nohra Haime Gallery, where he has had 13 solo shows. Other solo exhibits include those at the Gyeongnam Museum of Art, Gallery KunstDoc, and Bonn Gallery—all in Korea. His digital artwork is represented by Gallery Boreas (Lenox, MA and Reykjavik, Iceland) and has been included in the DiVA shows (in Paris, Cologne and NY) and the AAF (NY). He is a member of the National Academy of Arts and Design and is represented in their collection. Mr. Bastidas is also a member of the Century Association (NY), and represented the US in the Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador, 1999) and the Sharjah Biennial (UAE, 2001).  His work is in collections worldwide.


John Carruthers
Wood and Linoleum Block Printing

December 28–31

Sunday–Wednesday
9:00 am–12:30 pm
Fee: $335 (includes $15 materials fee)
Enrollment limited to 12 students
 
Explore one of the oldest, yet most versatile of artistic media. We will cover linoleum and woodblock techniques, with traditional drawing and contemporary approaches. For the December workshop, we will specifically work on color registration techniques to print one-of-a-kind prints in various colors. From Dürer and the German Expressionists, to Hiroshige and the traditional Japanese artists, to Chuck Close and the contemporary masters—all major artists have made significant contributions to the field of printmaking.
Step-by-step, this workshop leads students through the basics of relief printing. Learn direct drawing techniques, how to transfer designs to the block, carve to obtain beautiful contrasts, and print in color.
 
Due to the tools used in this workshop, students are required to sign a release form upon registration
 
With a master’s degree from the New York Academy of Art, five years of printmaking study at Pratt Graphic Center and Hunter College, John Carruthers has been creating and selling woodcuts for 25 years. He has been teaching printmaking for ten years at the Artists Association of Nantucket, where he won the mixed media award for 2013. He has taught printmaking and life drawing workshops throughout the Hudson Valley in New York. His work has been featured in galleries and on CD covers. He is currently the co-chair of Visual and Performing Arts at The Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.


Max Ginsburg
Painting Portraits-Head Studies

January 5–9
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list upon registration

We will paint a portrait study directly in oil of a different individual each day. Max will demonstrate his alla prima approach and critique each students painting daily. We will be concerned with observing form accurately, getting a likeness and expressing the character of the model, achieving the illusion of depth and texture and using color as well as values to define form. Above all we will see the beautiful poetry in the reality of each individual.
 
President's Gold Medal Award for Advancement of Traditional Fine Art 2013 California Art Club. Retrospective Exhibitions 2011 Butler Institute of American Art and Salmagundi Club.  "Best in Show" 2011 Art Renewal Center.  ACOPAL Group Show Six Museums in China - 2012-2013. Exhibition 2008 The Martin Luther King Labor Center. Philip Desind Award 2008 and Collectors Prize 2007 The Butler Institute. "Best In Show" 2007 Salmagundi Non Members. Purchase Prize 2005 Art Renewal Center. The Christopher's Award1991. Gold Medal 1984 Society of Illustrators.  Selected Group Shows - American Academy of Arts and Letters, Museum of The City of New York, New York Historical Society, National Academy of Design Biennials.  Museum Collections - Butler Institute, New Britain Museum, Society of Illustrators Museum.  Illustrator 1980 - 2004, Teacher - 1960 to Present (H.S. Art & Design, School Visual Arts, Art Students League). Book "Max Ginsburg-Retrospective" www.ginsburgretro.com.  DVD "Max Ginsburg-Legacy of an American Painter" www.ginsburgvideo.com. Websites: www.maxginsburg.com & www.ginsburgillustration.com.


 

 


John A. Parks
Unleashing the Powers of Acrylic


January 5-9
Monday-Friday, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Fee: $425
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

This is an intense week long afternoon course covering all the basic and some not-so-basic acrylic techniques. The course begins with a demonstration of the Sta-Wet palette, a transformative device that allows the palette to remain wet indefinitely. Painting begins working from the figure as the class explores various techniques for applying underpainting and working glazes on top. Day two introduces various painting mediums to increase the brilliance and depth of the painting. On subsequent days students will explore the possibilities of combining heavy impasto with transparent glazes. There will be demonstration of other technical possibilities in paint handling, including flooding, dripping, scratching back, sanding and varnishing.

John Parks was educated at the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited widely over the last thirty years represented by a number of major galleries including Allan Stone and Coe Kerr galleries. He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Parks has also published many articles on art in publications ranging from the New York Times, to American Artist Magazine. His work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design and many private collections. His painting is represented by 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel in New York. Parks’ book on art-making, “Universal Principles of Art,” was published by Rockport Press in October 2014. For more information please visit johnaparks.com.


Lisa Dinhofer
The Art of Color Pencil II

January 7-9

Wednesday-Friday, 1:30 – 5:00 pm
Fee: $240
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

This three day intensive color pencil workshop goes beyond the pencil and onto the page. The class is for the student who has already played with color pencils or thought about playing with color pencils and wants to expand their experience and knowledge. Each day will feature a different lesson.

Day 1: Paper- we will be exploring different surfaces, textures and middle tone.
Day 2: Watercolor and color pencil- we will work with watercolor pencils layering with wax pencils.
Day 3: Preparing and executing a drawing from background to foreground using layering and masking.

Lisa Dinhofer—painter, draftswoman and printmaker—earned her BA with honors from Brandeis University. For two years, she participated in the summer program at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, later receiving her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally. Her most recent solo shows were at Denise Bibro Fine Art (New York, 2012) and at Purdue University (Indiana, 2010). Her paintings, drawings and prints are widely collected, and publicly represented at Brooklyn Museum of Art, City College (CUNY), IBM and other venues. In 2003, she completed a 90-foot glass mosaic mural, Losing My Marbles, which was commissioned by the MTA Arts for Transit program. It is centrally located at the Times Square subway station. Currently, Ms. Dinhofer is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York. For more information please visit www.lisadinhofer.com.


Timothy J. Clark
Watercolor Fundamentals & Refresher
Lessons of the Spanish Masters


January 9–11
Friday – Sunday

Demonstration: Friday, 7–10pm (2nd Fl. Gallery)
Workshop: Sat.–Sun., 9am–5pm (Studio 13, 1st Floor)
Fee: (includes demonstration): $300
Single demonstration only: $15
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 24 students
Please request supply list

BONUS TRIP TO VIEW SPANICH MASTERPIECES:
Wednesday, January 21
A special visit to view Spanish masterpieces (transportation not included)

Timothy Clark has painted on five extended trips to Spain and will share his insights on the techniques, color, and sensibilities of the Spanish masters, Velasquez, Sorolla and Zurbaran.  Using both still life and live model you will establish a working commitment to art for the New Year. Included in this focused class are color in light and shadow and representation with expression. A sketchbook-to-finished-painting lesson and exercise will help you to continue your commitment after this class concludes.

Clark is a noted painter with over thirty works in public museum collections. A solo exhibition of his paintings will open in Chicago in May 2015 at the Loyola University Museum of Art. With over forty years' experience in helping people make art at the Art Students League, at the National Academy, and for Yale, he will share his knowledge and experience to help you start the year right.


Rand Hardy
Aqua Resin: Casting and Building

January 10-11

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fee: $285 (includes $10 material fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
Workshop held in basement stone studio
 

This workshop will address methods of casting and building using Aqua Resin. This environmentally green, lightweight but durable compound material can be used in sculpture, painting, and installation. All materials will be provided. The class will cover the basics of: pattern making, mold making, mixing ratios, foam-coating, joining of disparate parts, and the painting/patina of finished work.
 
Mr. Hardy received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1968.  He exhibited in the 1970 Information Show at the Museum of Modern Art, the 1972 Whitney Annual, and has a permanent outdoor sculpture installation in Soho owned by the collector Charles Cowles. From 1992 to 2009 he was an adjunct faculty member teaching in the sculpture department at New York University. Mr. Hardy has been making sculptures using Aqua Resin for 13 years, and has had four one-person exhibitions of works made exclusively of this material.


Sylvie Covey
Photoshop for Artists

January 12–16

Monday–Friday, 1:30–5:00 pm
Fee: $400
Instructor present each day Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List

This workshop is designed for painters, printmakers and visual artists who want to discover and develop their computer skills with Photoshop and apply them in various techniques of visual fine art. This workshop will cover: drawing and painting digitally; working with layers and masks; learning color modes and adjustments; transforming, editing and retouching images; sepia toning; and using infrared and Sabattier effects. The instructor will provide notes and images for exercises, and students will also be able to work from their own images and photographs.

Sylvie Covey is currently an instructor at the Art Students League, FIT, and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. She studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and received a BA from Empire State College and an MFA from Hunter College. Ms. Covey has been represented by Denise Cadé Gallery and is currently represented by the Old Printshop Gallery in New York City. For more information about the artist, visit www.sylviecovey.net.


Rob Silverman
New Tools and Techniques for Portraiture


January 12–16
Monday–Friday, 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fee: $425
Enrollment limited to 12 students
 
The distinctive features that make the sitter unique will be made apparent through the use of easy-to-use tools, demos and handouts. Various keys to reproducing accurate proportions of the head will be presented to help the student gain insight into how to portray a likeness. The workshop includes demos, handouts and personalized critique that covers the following:

• The effect of light on the form and choosing an optimal lighting set-up to reveal the key features.
• Compositional guidelines to optimally position the head on the canvas.
• A unique color strategy for producing realistic flesh tones and pleasing color harmony.
 
Rob Silverman’s innovative techniques have been the subject of featured articles in American Artist Workshop Magazine and The Art of the Portrait. Among numerous venues, he has exhibited at the National Arts Club, the Salmagundi Club and Edward Hopper House. His art has appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, Scientific American and the New York Observer. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America from whom he was awarded an Honorable Mention in their Members Competition. Mr. Silverman has a BA from the School of Visual Arts. He currently teaches at the National Art League and North Shore Art Academy. For more information, please visit: www.silvermanportraits.com.


Timothy J. Clark
Watercolor Lessons of the Enlightened Spanish Masters


January 16–18
Friday–Sunday
Demonstration: Friday, 7pm–10pm (2nd Fl. Gallery)
Workshop: Sat.–Sun., 9am–5pm, (Studio 13, 1st Floor)
 
Fee: (includes demonstration): $300
Single demonstration only: $15
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 24 students
Please request supply list

BONUS TRIP TO VIEW SPANICH MASTERPIECES:

Wednesday, January 21
A special visit to view Spanish masterpieces (transportation not included)
 
Timothy Clark has painted on five extended trips to Spain and will share his insights on the techniques, color, and sensibilities of the Spanish masters, Velasquez, Goya and Sorolla. The works of these masters present hidden inspiration and potent lessons to make our paintings stronger than ever.
Join Clark for an intensive weekend of portrait and figure painting with a focus on this great Spanish painting tradition.

Clark is a noted painter with over thirty works in public museum collections. A solo exhibition of his paintings will open in Chicago in May 2015 at the Loyola University Museum of Art. With over forty years' experience in helping people make art at the Art Students League, at the National Academy, and for Yale, he will share his knowledge and experience to help you start the year right.

 
 


Elizabeth Allison
Direct Plaster Sculpture

January 17–18

Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Fee: $290 (includes $15 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list
Workshop held in Stone Studio in the basement.

Sculpting directly in plaster is an exciting, immediate way to create a permanent artwork. Plaster allows the flexibility of softer modeling materials such as clay, and the capacity for detail and refinement found in harder material such as stone.  Once mastered, plaster is liberating to work with, giving the artist the best qualities of several mediums. This course consists of two parts: an introductory demonstration and a workshop. Armature and tools will be discussed, and workshop students will receive intensive individual instruction. This workshop is open to all levels.
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Elizabeth Allison studied at the Art Students League and received a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan.  She is the recipient of the Raluca Popescu Memorial Scholarship, a Nessa Cohen Grant, and three Elizabeth Greenshields Grants.  She was a Model to Monument Participant in 2010-2011, and had a monumental sculpture in Riverside Park South.  She was a visiting artist at Buffalo State College and is a technical instructor at the Art Students League. She is represented by Bertrand Delacroix Gallery.  For more information please visit www.elizabethallisonart.com.


Takuji Hamanaka
Japanese Style Woodblock

January 20–22

Tuesday–Thursday, 6:00–9:30  pm
Fee: $260 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list
Additional hand tools are required

Lean the basic techniques in the Japanese tradition of woodblock printmaking with water-based inks; this tradition is associated with extraordinary lessons of design and color passed on from the early Ukiyo-e masters. All aspects of the process will be introduced: proper care and use of the carving tools, preparing and carving the wood blocks, and hand printing using the baren. Japanese papers, water-based pigments, and color registration are also covered in this class.
 
Takuji Hamanaka is an artist/printmaker trained at Japanese traditional print studio in Tokyo Japan where he mastered technique of printing by working on reproduction of Ukiyo-e master such as Hiroshige, Hokusai. He worked on various print edition projects for artists such as Sol Lewitt among others. He was included in many group shows in US, Europe and Asia. He is a recipient of NYFA fellowship, MacDowell fellowship and Open studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.


Ephraim Rubenstein
Drawing for Beginners

January 24–25

Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Instructor present each day until 2:00 pm
(The last part of class is studio time supervised by the monitor)
Fee: $225
Enrollment limited to 14 students

This concentrated; two-day workshop offers the absolute basics for getting started in drawing. It will cover topics such as basic materials, proportion, lighting, and space. It is intended for people who have little or no experience drawing, and who want to get started in a relaxed, no-pressure setting.

Ephraim Rubenstein received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University's School of the Arts.  Mr. Rubenstein has had eleven one-person exhibitions in New York: at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co., and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. He has also exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil Carlsen and Beatrice Laufman Awards.  His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher and is currently on the faculty at Columbia University and the National Academy of Design, as well as at the Art Students League. For more information, please visit www.ephraimrubenstein.com.

 


Morito
Ceramic Sculpture

January 24–25

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fee: $310 (includes $20 clay fee)
Instructor present each day Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please Request Supply List
Workshop held in Stone Studio in basement
Kiln firing fees are not included (minimum of $15)

This intense two-day workshop will give basic working knowledge of how to construct sculpture for firing. Day one will include a demonstration-Technique such as wheel throwing, coil building will be shown. Glazing techniques will also be demonstrated. The rest of the weekend the students will explore these techniques for themselves.

Morito studied sculpture at the Art Students League. His monumental sculpture was at Riverside Park South as a part of the Model to Monument program. He was a Ceramic Instructor in Japan and Central America through Japan International Cooperation Agency. He was a selected artist of Curate NYC 2011, & 2013. Morito's art work and the show was featured in various publications including the Wall street Journal, NY1,The Smithsonian, The Consulate general of Japan and others.

 


Karen O’Neil
Still Life – Color & Light

January 31–February 1

Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm 
Fee: $280 (includes $5 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students

Working from provided still life set ups, students will record the essence of their subjects by studying the relationship of light to color. Building form with planes of color and brushstroke will be emphasized.  Focus on mixing color, using neutral color and gray, and developing clean, productive working habits. Instructor demo: Sat. 10:10 am, another Sunday 1:30 pm. 

Karen O’Neil has exhibited widely throughout the United States, and has led oil painting workshops throughout the Northeast for the past decade. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections. After receiving a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, Ms. O’Neil studied with the late Henry Hensche in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her work has been featured recently in The Artist’s Magazine. She is an instructor of painting and drawing at the Art Students League’s Vytlacil Campus, and is on the faculty of several art schools in the New York area. For more information and images, please visit www.karenoneilfineart.com.


Martha Bloom
Mixed Media Workshop

February 2–6

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–12:30 pm
Fee: $400
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

"To make art is to sing with the human voice. To do this you must first learn that the only voice you need is the voice you already have." - David Bayles  Through classical and modern practices, the current artmaking can be genuinely innovative. Artistic problem solving integrates technical processes within a realm of personal awareness experience and exploration. This workshop is an experimental laboratory, combining mediums and their interactions, which can best suit a journey of self-expression.

Martha Bloom studied with many living legends: drawing with Robert Beverly Hale; painting with Isaac Soyer, Sidney Dickinson and Bruce Dorfman; scuplture with José de Creeft and Sidney Simon; printmaking with Ponce De León and Seong Moy; and more. Ms. Bloom taught a children’s class at the League since 1986 until last year when she began teaching an all-ages, all-media Saturday class. She also teaches all ages at the National Academy School and Silvermine School of Art (CT), along with workshops, outreach and museum programs. Ms. Bloom’s intuitive and distinctive style of artmaking integrates her training in many media. She has a natural affinity for found collections and an imaginative take on universal issues.

 


Jerry Weiss
Drawing With the Brush – Figure Painting

February 2–3

Monday–Tuesday, 1:30-8:00 PM
Fee: $290
Instructor present each day Enrollment limited to 11 students
Please Request Supply List

Taking as examples the work of Rembrandt, whose brush drawings are 'painterly', and Schiele, whose paintings are constructed upon fine linear draftsmanship, this workshop focuses on the ways in which the concepts of drawing and painting overlap in order to most effectively paint the human figure. Painting in turn thinly and broadly, brushwork is studied as a means of delineating contours, blocking in masses of light and shadow, and establishing transitional passages. We will work with paint diluted to wash-like effect, as well as with richly saturated pigment, interpreting the human subject by way of a paint application that is both varied and coherent.

J Jerry Weiss studied with Roberto Martinez in Florida, and with Harvey Dinnerstein, Robert Beverly Hale, Ted Seth Jacobs, Mary Beth McKenzie, and Jack Faragasso in New York. He has had one-man shows at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, among others. His work is in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art; the State Capitol Building, CT; and the Harvard Club of New York City. His work and teaching methods have been featured in American Artist Workshop and American Artist Drawing, and he is Contributing Editor for The Artist’s Magazine. He is represented by The Cooley Gallery, CT and Portraits Inc. For more information, please visit www.jerrynweiss.com.
 


Kathie Miranda
Botanicals by Brush and Pencil

February 4–6

Wednesday–Friday, 1:30–5:00 pm
Fee: $240   
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Learn to combine three very different media - black India ink, watercolor, and colored pencil - to create rich, luminous paintings on paper.  We’ll explore the qualities of each medium, and discover creative ways of layering ink washes, watercolor and colored pencil together to exploit the inherent benefits of each.  Create a simple botanical composition with your choice of flowering plant.  Add your favorite natural objects such as shells and insects for interesting accents.  Student may work from a live plant or flower, color prints or digital images.

Kathie Miranda is an award-winning artist and educator of natural science illustration with a specialty in botanical art. She studied at Lyme Academy of Art and at Paier College of Art, and holds a Certificate of Botanical Art and Illustration from The New York Botanical Garden, where she is a highly sought-after instructor in their adult education art program. She serves on the Board of the American Society of Botanical Artists; is Past President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Greater New York Chapter; and maintains active memberships in the Connecticut Botanical Society and the Colored Pencil Society of America. She exhibits her work nationally, and is currently researching and illustrating flora of Connecticut for future exhibition and publication.


Doug Safranek
Painting in Egg Tempera

February 9–13

Monday–Friday, 1:30–5:00 pm
Fee: $445 (includes $20 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Since ancient times, artists have blended egg yolk, powdered pigment and water to create delicately luminous paintings of remarkable durability. During the 15th century, Florentine painters produced the first secular portraits in western art history using egg tempera and, four centuries later in this country, the medium was a favorite of many WPA figurative artists. In this workshop, we will discover that egg tempera is quite economical, versatile and well suited for contemporary use. Workshop projects will include learning how to prepare a panel with rabbit skin glue-based gesso, how to transfer a drawing to a panel, and how to layer tempera paint using both traditional and contemporary techniques.

Doug Safranek received his MFA in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he studied egg tempera painting with James Watrous and John Wilde. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Norton Museum of Art, the New-York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is represented by the ACA Galleries in Chelsea.


Ingvild Waerhaug
Vedic Art—Free Your Creative Expression!

February 17–20

Tuesday – Friday, 1:30-5:00 pm
Fee: $320
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list upon registration

The Vedic Art method is an organic step by step method to free your creative expression. Great for beginners as well as more advanced artists. This workshop can be combined with all other techniques and styles. You will learn how to focus on the present moment and in this way connect to your creative source on a deeper level.  You will learn fun, simple and powerful drawing and painting exercises on how to create freely beyond the demands of technique and result producing. The Vedic Principles of Art nurtures your artistic talent to flow through with more ease and joy. This workshop you can choose: Base Course 1 (Vedic Principle 1-6) or Basic Course 2 (Vedic Principle 7-12).

Ingvild Waerhaug has studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She has had numerous solo shows and been part of many group shows. She has exhibited in a number of galleries and has been commissioned to create several art works. She is a certified Vedic Art teacher and teaches the Vedic Art method in USA, Norway. For more information please visit: www.ingvildwaerhaug.com.


Anki King
Experimenting with Oil Paint

February 17–20

Tuesday–Friday, 6:00–9:30 pm
Fee: $320   
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Please request supply list

Oil paint is much more than color and this workshop will add to your visual vocabulary by looking at creative ways to use paint with additional force. We will fearlessly explore the three-dimensionality of the medium and seeing what different masses of paint can do; heavy and medium to thin washes.  We will play with ways of applying paint to the surface, daring to use heavy brush strokes and see what happens when the surface is rough or flat. Whether you are new to painting or have been painting for a while, this workshop will give you new tools and inspire you to use oil paint in bold and effective ways.

Anki King grew up in Norway. After completing her arts education in Oslo, she moved to NYC in 1994 and studied at The Art Students League until 1998.  Anki exhibits frequently in Europe and in the US. Her work is included in private and public collections including the Appleton Museum of Art, FL.  She has also exhibited at the Katonah Museum of Art, NY, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan and the National Gallery of Art, DR. She has lectured at NYU, The Appleton Museum and for many galleries, and taught art online at Sessions.edu. In 2010 she was the winner of the Artist of the Year Award in the London International Creative Competition (LICC). She is currently represented by Noosphere Arts, NY.


Ephraim Rubenstein
Oil Painting Fundamentals


February 28–March 1
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–4:30pm
Fee: $225
Instructor present each day until 2:00pm (the last part of class is studio time supervised by the monitor)
Enrollment limited to 14 students
Please request supply list upon registration
 
This focused two-day workshop offers an in-depth review of the absolute basics necessary for getting started in oil painting. It will cover such topics as materials, setting up the palette, basic color theory and color mixing, and the various approaches to starting a painting (direct vs. indirect painting). This workshop should give students all of the practical information they need in order to feel comfortable in a regular studio painting class.
 
Ephraim Rubenstein received his B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and his M.F.A. in Painting from Columbia University's School of the Arts.  Mr. Rubenstein has had eleven one-person exhibitions in New York: at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co., and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. He has also exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Academy of Design, where he won the Emil Carlsen and Beatrice Laufman Awards.  His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Mr. Rubenstein is an active teacher and is currently on the faculty at Columbia University and the National Academy of Design, as well as at the Art Students League. For more information, please visit www.ephraimrubenstein.com.
 




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” (available in the office or online), by fax: (212) 541-7024, email: info@artstudentsleague.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. Materials fees are not refundable. Refunds are by check or ASL credit, only. Workshop and materials fees are not transferable.

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. 

  
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