The New York Studio School (NYSS) is committed to giving aspiring artists a significant education that can last a lifetime. The NYSS aims to reveal to the entering student appropriate questions about drawing, painting, and sculpture and to encourage them to work hard and think rigorously at all times, enabling them to construct an ethical and philosophical framework for their life’s work.
The NYSS Summer Session offers a unique opportunity for interested artists of all levels to experience the intensity and rigor of the school’s perspective in a condensed manner.
The Summer Session is comprised of both two-week Marathons and longer Atelier classes that focuses on specific concentrations in either drawing, painting, or sculpture. Students may choose to participate in the Marathon, with additional selections of other course offerings, or take the full seven-week path that includes both the Marathon and the Atelier classes. All classes run Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm, unless otherwise noted.
- Drawing Marathon: Graham Nickson and guest (June 2–13, 2014)
- Drawing Marathon: Highline with Linda Darling and guest (June 2–6, 2014)
- Portrait Drawing Marathon: Joe Santore and guest (June 9–13, 2014)
- Sculpture Marathon: Bruce Gagnier (June 2–13, 2014)
- Sculpture Marathon: Opening the Wall with Bill Tucker, Pam Avril, and Lee Tribe (June 16–27, 2014)
- Arbor Vitae, Painting Marathon: Graham Nickson and guest (June 16–27, 2014)
- Portrait Painting “Focus”: Joe Santore, Linda Darling, and guests (June 16–27, 2014)
- Why Paint the Figure? — with Elisa Jensen and guests (June 30–July 18, 2014)
Application deadline for Marathons: May 20, 2014.
Visit nyss.org/programs-courses/summer-session to apply.
NYSS offers partial scholarships for the Summer Program. Scholarships cover tuition only and are generally a quarter to half the total tuition cost. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please include in your application a 500-word (max) essay, outlining your financial need, along with how and why a scholarship to attend the New York Studio School will benefit your development as an artist.
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