Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Weekend With The Masters in NYC

American Artist Magazine's "Weekend With the Master's intensive" is coming up June 22 - 26! Jacob Collins, Ted Minoff and Scott Waddell are taking part and will be co-teaching a Classical Figure Drawing workshop in the same building where GCA is located! The workshop will kick off with a full day demo by Jacob Collins on Thursday, June 23. Students will then work from the same model on Friday with instruction by Ted Minoff, and on Saturday with instruction by Scott Waddell. The workshop wraps up with a half day critique on Sunday with Ted and Scott. For details, or to register on the American Artist Magazine website,

Jacob Collins:
Jacob Collins is a leading figure in the contemporary revival of classical painting. He earned a B.A. in history from Columbia College, attended the New York Studio School, the New York Academy of Art, and the Art Students League of New York. As a student, Collins also copied extensively in museums in America and Europe. His work has been widely exhibited in North America and Europe and is included in several American museums. Collins is the founder of the Water Street Atelier, The Grand Central Academy of Art, and the Hudson River Fellowship.

Edward Minoff:
Edward Minoff graduated with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Throughout his high-school and college years he studied painting and sculpture at the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design, and at Vassar College. He has copied works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hispanic Society, The Prado, and The Louvre, among others. After co-founding the animation house AMPnyc, he began to study with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and eventually left commercial work to devote himself entirely to painting. Later he journeyed to Italy to study at The Florence Academy of Art. He is a core instructor at the Grand Central Academy of Art and a co-founder of the Hudson River Fellowship.

Scott Waddell:
Scott Waddell was born and raised in Central Florida. He received his B.F.A. from Florida State University. After college, Waddell spent the next several years studying classical painting at The Florence Academy of Art and the Water Street Atelier under Jacob Collins. In 2006 Scott moved with his wife to Connecticut, where they continue to reside with their son and many pets. Waddell divides his time between painting portraits, fine-art narratives, and teaching at The Grand Central Academy of Art. He also teaches workshops at various art institutions throughout the country.

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