Aspiring Artists High School Program


Scholarship Class for Talented High School Students
at the Art Students League

Application Information
The application for 2022-2023 is now closed.

Program Description
In September 2018, the Art Students League of New York on 57th Street launched a new class for talented high school juniors and seniors as part of the “Aspiring Artists High School Program.” This professional-level class on Sunday afternoons during the academic year is a unique opportunity for young artists interested in developing their observational skills in painting from nature and working with other exceptional young artists. The class is taught by the renowned contemporary still life painter Amy Weiskopf, who will select up to 25 students by portfolio application. Every student will receive a full scholarship that will cover tuition and materials. This is an extraordinary opportunity to study at one of the country’s leading art schools.

Class Description
Students will paint directly from life as they learn the fundamentals of oil painting: light, color, form, space, and composition, the very building blocks of individual expression. The class will take place Sunday afternoons (1:00 – 4:45 PM).


‘View From Lucignano’ by Amy Weiskopf

About the Instructor
Amy Weiskopf studied at Washington University in St. Louis and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, where she stayed for 9 years studying European painting. She has shown her still lifes extensively in the USA for over 30 years. She is in numerous private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is represented by Hirschl and Adler, Modern, NYC. 

About the Art Students League
The Art Students League of New York is one of America’s premier art schools. It was founded in 1875 by artists, for artists, to provide affordable studio-based art education of the highest quality. Great artists have trained, taught, and exhibited at the League throughout its rich history. Classes, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and professional development programs continue the League’s legacy of supporting students who intend to make art a profession, and cultivating a spirit of community among artists. Among its prominent instructors and students, the League counts Thomas Eakins, Frederic Remington, Reginald Marsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, and Ai Weiwei, among many others. Today, thousands of students each year study drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media at the League.