Painting Demonstrations and Videos

Drawing and Painting Demonstrations by  League Instructors

The videos accessible here show what classes are like at the League and provide insight into our prestigious history. The drawing and painting demonstrations by League Instructors Costa Vavagiakis, Mary Beth McKenzie, Sharon Sprung and Gregg Kreutz have been viewed more than one million times. Each video is about 12 minutes long.

You can see our entire video archives on our YouTube channel.

Drawing & Painting Demonstrations


Costa Vavagiakis: Drawing Demonstration


Sharon Sprung: Oil Painting Demonstration from the Figure


Frederick Brosen: Watercolor Demonstration, Painting Clouds

Mary Beth McKenzie: Portrait Painting Demonstration


Gregg Kreutz: Painting From Life


Our Stories

These three videos give you a taste of the League’s history, including a chat with League alumnus Ai Weiwei, and what it’s like at the League today.


The Art Students League: Learning the Craft of Making Art

A Visit with Ai Weiwei:
The Artist Discusses His Experience at the League

On the Front Lines: Military Veterans at The Art Students League of New York