Wednesday, May 9, 2012

GCA Sculpture Atelier in Vanity Fair!

Abigail Tulis with her work in the sculpture studio. Photo by Jonathan Becker
 Our very own Abigail Tulis is on newstands right now in the most recent issue of Vanity Fair!  Abigail is a full time student in the GCA Sculpture Atelier.  The article, by Alex Shoumatoff, is about the history of our block - West 44th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. 
photos of our block - W 44th St - photos by Jonathan Becker
 THE SCULPTURE ATELIER at the Grand Central Academy was developed to train a new generation of classical sculptors. The program is built on the ideas and techniques that have been central to the great tradition of sculpture that has come down to us from the ancient Athenians, the Italian Renaissance, and through to the Beaux Arts tradition of the 19th Century.

Mastery of the human figure is the goal. Emphasis on clarity of form, simplicity of action, balance and harmony, are woven through a program that includes meticulous copying of antique sculptures, rigorous study of anatomical figure structure, and extensive modeling from life.

In their years of study, our sculpture core students study cast drawing and figure drawing alongside the Water Street Atelier painting core students. The sculpture students also learn anatomy, perspective, art history, and fundamental.  For more information go to our website.

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