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Summer Marathon students

Invigorate your studio practice this summer with a Marathon at the New York Studio School. Two week intensives in drawing, painting, or sculpture are an amazing way for professional artists and students of all levels to gain new strategies and find tremendous growth.

In the Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson (June 4-15) unorthodox tools and exercises emphasize the importance of drawing as the basis of understanding one’s experience of the world. Sculpture as Field with Jilaine Jones (June 4-15) will explore sculptures without boundaries. Rather than an isolated statue or object, sculpture can be about what is felt and seen around us.

Arbor Vitae Landscape Painting with Graham Nickson (June 18-29) combines plein air painting in the spectacular Old Westbury Gardens with color and synthetic projects. Portrait Painting Focus with Joseph Santore (June 18-29) highlights the physical process and tradition of portraiture in painting. The Sculpture Marathon with Vincent Barré (June 18-29) is a poetic exercise that invites play, with historic awareness and attention to our many-layered world; to produce objects that are unique, reasoned, and grounded while considering alternative bases for works of art.

Why Paint the Figure with Elisa Jensen (July 5-18) explores the history of figuration in painting, encouraging students to develop personal imagery by working from life, imagination and memory. Color with Kaitlin McDonough (July 5-18) places practice before theory to heighten our sensitivity to all aspects of color, using colored papers and the teachings of Josef Albers to experience color action and relatedness.

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