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The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, & Sculpture welcomes outstanding applicants to apply for a new, fully funded two-year scholarship that will be awarded to the most deserving MFA sculpture candidate beginning his or her graduate studies in the fall of 2016. The New York Studio School’s MFA program integrates perceptual drawing and independent studio practice with art historical and theoretical issues pertinent to contemporary art.
During the first year of study, dedicated faculty assist sculpture students with armature construction, welding, and sculpting with clay. Through drawing and clay modeling, students develop a sense of plasticity that enhances their ability to manipulate space and volume, while cultivating a visual language through frequent critiques. During the thesis year, sculptors increasingly focus on individual work in their private studios, incorporating perceptual experience with conceptual articulation, in preparation for their Thesis Exhibition.
In addition to its Sculpture facilities on 8th Street, the New York Studio School maintains a studio space in Dumbo, where recent graduates are given space to further cultivate their respective practices. NYSS’s Dumbo studio also houses its Sculptor-in-Residence program.
At the Studio School, sculptors will learn to focus on the process and developing a serious studio practice. The Sculpture MFA is ideal for driven and independent thinking artists, who want an immersive studio environment, a connection to art history, and a place in contemporary art.
Apply by February 15, 2016, for the Fall 2016 semester.
Apply online at nyss.org/apply.
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