New York Studio School

The New York Studio School is a unique institution where drawing, painting, sculpture and art history are explored in depth. Embodying an attitude of seriousness, dedication and commitment to the rigors of becoming an artist, the School's demanding program develops the student's personal vision by a thorough examination of his or her perceptions.

Founded by students and artists, with a faculty of working painters and sculptors, the School provides students with access to a diversity of attitudes from the most distinguished artists in their fields. The community is united by a quest for quality in art, integrity in and intensity of research. It is a school based on the maxim: “Ambition for the work, not ambition for the career.”

The School is housed in a National Historic Landmark, the site of the original Whitney Museum of American Art. The many skylit studios are perfectly suited for painting, drawing and sculpture. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the School is closely situated to New York's many galleries and museums.

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New York

United States

Address:
8 West 8th Street
NY 10011
Phone: 212.673.6466
Fax: 212.777.0996
Website: www.nyss.org


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Sample Student Art Work (10)

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Department and information about the department

The New York Studio School provides an alternative to prevailing trends in American art schools. Since its founding in 1964, it has provided students with a unique experience. The Studio School's aim is to be instrumental in training young painters and sculptors in their development as professional artists.

To this end, the School has established priorities of study and a simplified curriculum to parallel an artist's normal working day. On the basis of this day in the studio, with criticism by mature artists and his or her peers, and with the further stimulus of evening talks and seminars, the student is encouraged to discover what is important to him or her.

The School provides an environment which encourages students to sustain a continuity of work on their own. Only with such continuity can they develop the powers of observation, the patience, the capacity for total absorption in work so necessary to the life of an artist.

 


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Academic Staff and Description

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The artists who comprise the faculty of the School do not provide students with easy formulae. Rather, they wish to develop the student's intuitive artistry and to provide the young artist with those technical alternatives that will permit the student to speak with his or her own voice. Each artist offers a unique aesthetic bias; there is not any one dominant direction in the School. There is consensus, however, in favor of study from observation.

The artists who comprise the faculty of the School do not provide students with easy formulae. Rather, they wish to develop the student's intuitive artistry and to provide the young artist with those technical alternatives that will permit the student to speak with his or her own voice. Each artist offers a unique aesthetic bias; there is not any one dominant direction in the School. There is consensus, however, in favor of study from observation.

The artists who comprise the faculty of the School do not provide students with easy formulae. Rather, they wish to develop the student's intuitive artistry and to provide the young artist with t...  [ Read All ]


News and Events

Current Exhibiton
Merlin James: Painting to Painting
until March 24, 2007

Merlin James's depth of affinity with other artists comes across in a selection of paintings that allude to such historic exemplars as Poussin, Delacroix, Thomas Jones and William Nicholson, or quote from an old master sculpture or vintage photographs. See the exhibition's website


Benefit & Auction 2006
The 2006 Benefit Dinner & Auction was held on Thursday, October 19th at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This year, the School honored the following distinguished art-world luminaries - patron Catherine Curran, painter Marlene Dumas, author Hilary Spurling, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

The Benefit is a major fundraiser for the School, and we are delighted to report that the evening was a fantastic success!

We are happy to be able to share some pictures from the event with you here. To those of you who were able to join us that night, thank you for helping to make the evening a special one. We hope you'll be able to join us next year!

 


Information For  Undergraduates


The New York Studio School's atelier-based curriculum operates in terms of a group teaching model. As part of our structure, students work from life, from compositional drawings and from their imaginations. Ultimately, the ateliers are set up to hone the students' artistic interests and working strategies through informed exercises and practices.

The day is divided into morning and afternoon sessions of drawing, painting and sculpture. Morning sessions last from 9 am to 1 pm, and afternoon sessions from 2 pm to 6 pm. Students work in ateliers (group studios) under the aegis of one, two or three faculty members and commit themselves to an artistic discipline which begins with direct observation.



Critique during the Drawing Marathon
Drawing. The activity of drawing has a special importance at the School. It is expected that whatever direction a student may wish to follow, he or she will take part in this essential experience so that he or she may gain the particular consciousness, the visual literacy, the insistence on clarity that drawing can promote. Drawing from the model at the School has no trace of the academic ...  [ Read All ]


Information For  Postgraduates

MFA Full-time Program
Students at the New York Studio School embody an attitude of seriousness, dedication and commitment to the rigors of becoming an artist. The School's demanding MFA program* develops the student's personal vision by a thorough examination of his or her perceptions.


The Program
In their first year, students work in a shared environment, an Atelier, under the tutelage of a core faculty member. The Atelier is the foundation of the student's active studio practice in his or her major discipline, painting or sculpture. Students at the School, in both the Atelier and in the Drawing Studio, have the opportunity to work from the model in elaborate spatial set-ups a total of five days per week, eight hours a day. The New York Studio School MFA program is heavily based on maintaining a full-time, rigorous studio practice. Students work a minimum of 40 hours per week in the studio.
In the second year, faculty contact hours are reduced as students work in semi-private studios towards the completion of a thesis project.


Art History
The academic portion of the MFA Program has three parts: a seminar, lunch lectur...  [ Read All ]


Alumni

http://www.nyss.org/alumni.asp

Throughout its history, the New York Studio School has seen a variety of students pass through its doors. From students who helped form the School in its very beginnings in 1964, led by Mercedes Matter and Marc Zimetbaum, to more recent Alumni who have helped spread the word via exhibitions, teaching or word of mouth, and who have expressed their own varied and diverse experiences of the New York Studio School.
We have Alumni across the world, and we consider it a privilege to have such great artists, people and supporters both nationally and internationally.

Alumni Exhibition & Committee
In keeping with the theme 40 Years of the New York Studio School, this year's Alumni Exhibition will be an invitational sculpture show entitled Four Sculptors, curated by David Cohen. David has selected four sculptors, all of whom have been students of the School, and each will be given a separate room to exhibit their work. More information on the exhibition can be found on the Gallery website - http://www.nyss.org/gallery.asp

Looking towards next year's Exhibition, the Alumni Committee are considering the...  [ Read All ]


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