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The New York Studio School offers a three-year intensive studio Certificate Program in Painting or Sculpture. Apply by October 1 to begin this Spring semester to focus on developing a studio practice while engaging with contemporary artists and artworks of the past and present. NYSS provides a unique focus in the world of painting and sculpture, with a deep belief in the study of drawing as the most direct way of understanding idea and experience.
Each semester begins with the NYSS’s internationally recognized Marathons, two weeks of intensive immersion in drawing or sculpture. For the first and second years certificate students work within an Atelier setting, working from perception and imagination, direct and indirect observation, abstraction, and figuration existing in tandem. During the third year of the program, students are encouraged to work independently and are allocated a private/semi-private studio. The Certificate Program culminates in a Completion Exhibition.
Beyond the studios, students also have access to the New York Studio School’s Professional Gallery, Student Gallery, Library, Woodshop, Clay Studio, Welding Shop, Drawing Room, as well as the Evening Lecture series, Art History Lectures, and Saturday and Evening Classes.
The Certificate Program is ideal for serious aspiring artists, students looking to build a portfolio during a gap year, and for individuals who want to dive into art making after time dedicated to a different career. The Studio School is for creators seeking knowledge, community, a connection to history and a place in the now.
For more information please visit nyss.org/programs-courses/certificate.
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