Current & Upcoming Classes

The Art Students League of New York

Summer 2016

  • August 8-12, Plein Air Landscape Painting in Central Park
  • July 18-12, Plein Air Landscape Painting in Central Park

Fall 2016

  • December 10-11, Introduction to Pastel
  • November 5-6, Introduction to Oil Painting
  • October 8-9, Drawing For Beginners
  • September 17-18 Introduction to Oil Painting

Life Drawing and Artistic Anatomy

September 2016 – May 2017, Wednesday/Thursday evening from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.

This class provides training in the direct observation of the figure. It emphasizes tonal drawing–the perception and composition of the appearance of nature- and form drawing–the development of form concepts as derived from the study of anatomy and perspective.

As well, it introduces a broad range of materials to explore their expressive possibilities. They include broad, painterly media, such as charcoal, gray-scale chalks and graphite powder and harder, more linear media such as sanguine pencil, graphite pencil and silver-point. We also experiment with mixed-media processes, such as using wax as a resist for subsequent ink washes.

Literature of Art Seminar

September 2016 – February 2017, every other Thursday afternoon from 4:45 – 6:30PM.

This seminar examines landmarks in writing about art. It will include works of theory, criticism, connoisseurship and the writings of artists themselves. Readings come from Plato, Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Heinrich Wolfflin, Bernard Berenson, Susan Sontag, Van Gogh and Rilke, among others.
The Seminar brings together students and artists from different disciplines, approaches and walks of life to read and talk about essential questions in the visual arts, such as; is there such a thing as an artistic personality? To what extent and in what ways can art be taught? Is there a relationship between art-making and mental illness? In what ways has the history of art been influenced by patronage and money in general?

For more information or to register, contact the Art Students League of New York, 212-247-2510.