Sunday, December 27, 2009

Summer Workshop Schedule

Drawing and Painting workshops for summer 2010 are now open for registration! They range in length from 3-20 days. Go to our website to see all the details, read course descriptions, and find out about the instructors. Sculpture workshops will be posted soon.

Camie Davis will teach portrait painting (July 19-30)

Michael Klein offers flower painting (June 28,29,30)

The summer intensive (May 31-June 25) is taught by Jacob Collins, Colleen Barry, Angela Cunningham, & Will St. John

Thursday, December 24, 2009

new work by Jiwoong Cheh

Sculpture instructor Jiwoong Cheh brought in this recently finished piece to share with us yesterday. It's about 15" wide and 30" long at the base. Really amazing!

Friday, December 18, 2009


It turns out I haven't done a very good job of photographing all the amazing studies everyone has been working on this past month, but next week I'll try to collect some good images of people's work for the blog. For this entry, I have a lot of photos of what's been going on around the studio:

A surprise baby shower for Justine, who is expecting twins!

A big trend in snowflakes ...

Jacob Collins teaching in the cast hall

some shots of the sculptures in progress ...

Spencer Brainard working on his cast painting

Carla Crawford finishing up her cast painting

Some serious snowflake technique

The tuesday portrait class

taking the snowflakes to another level

learning to make plaster casts in sculpture class

sculpting copies of the feature casts

Remi & Irving put on a big guacamole production for our holiday party last friday

the cutest snowflake...

And ... our big student show at Gregory's Coffee on w44th St

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Erik Koeppel show opening tonight

Erik Koeppel, who is part of the Hudson River Landscape Fellowship, has a show opening tonight WED, DEC 9th at the Wally Findlay Gallery
124E 57th St. (@Lex) New York, NY. *RSVP if you wish to attend 212.421.5390.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

figure studies in progress

These drawings are from day 2 or 3 of December's month long pose. Some of these will end up as paintings by the end of the month, so stay tuned for more photos of the process.

Jacob Collins Portrait Drawing Demo

Jacob did this portrait demo in class last week. We set up the skull next to the model and try to draw the skull for 5 minutes, then the model for 5 minutes, switching back and forth over a course of 4 hours. This approach helps to understand the underlying structure of the head and to think of the drawing as a 3-dimensional object in space.