Grand Central Atelier

Study - Summer Evenings & Weekends

During the summer, we simplify our schedule considerably because of our busy summer workshop schedule during the day and in the spirit of vacations. Please view our Summer Workshops listings for more offerings. There are workshops that are as short as 3 days and as long as 4 weeks. We have workshops for adults & teens.

We will offer a couple different part-time class options for weeknights. The foundational cast hall class continues to be offered on the weekends. The training in cast is progressive and an introduction to the study of nature through the lens of classical realism. Cast drawing students will rapidly learn a tremendous number of complex and interrelated ideas.

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  • Summer Tuesday/Thursday Evenings Portrait Sketch with Savannah Cuff & Anthony Baus - available

    Instructors – Savannah Tate-Cuff, Anthony Baus

    Tuesdays 6-9PM and/or Thursdays 6-9PM

    Tuesdays: June 6, 13, 28 (Wed), July 5 (Wed), 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 - no class June 27
    Thursdays: June 8, 15, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17 - no class June 22

    Fees:
    one night a week: $325
    both nights: $625 (an extra $25 savings to take both)
    drop-in if available: $35/night

    Take either one night or both nights. A different model will pose each week.
    Both the Tuesday and Thursday portrait sketch class will be the same pose and model, so for anyone who signs up for both classes you will have the opportunity to draw/paint a portrait for 6hrs. 

    Registration is for the full ten weeks. If the classes don't fill there may be opportunities for a one night/week drop-in.

    Drop-in registration will open the week before class. Please email mariya@grandcentralatelier.org once you've paid your drop-in fee online. Payment links for this coming week are at the bottom of this page. Payment must be received before coming to class. There are no refunds or exchanges for dates selected.

    Please do not just show up. Space is limited & not guaranteed. Email & pay in advance (by noon on the day.) Email any inquiries. If the link doesn't work, it means it's sold out.

    Savannah will teach the first 5 weeks and Anthony the second 5 weeks.

    Class limit: 12-14 artists per evening. 

    In this weekly class, participating artists will learn to create sensitive and lively portrait drawings and paintings from life within a single 3hr session. Instructors will guide artists with demonstrations and in-depth critiques through each stage of the process – from creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, to color mixing, modeling form and finishing details. Cranial anatomy, materials, paint handling, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout each session. This class is geared towards artists from all skill levels, however experience drawing from the live model is highly recommended.

    Those people oil painting will be encouraged to use a limited palette. And those people drawing will be encouraged to use graphite or red pencil and white chalk.

    *Both the Tuesday and Thursday portrait sketch class will be the same pose and model, so for anyone who signs up for both classes you will have the opportunity to draw/paint a portrait for 6hrs. 

    Please fill out the registration form accessible via the link below whether you are paying by cash, check or credit card. Cash or checks must be received within a few days to hold your spot.

    Make checks payable to Grand Central Atelier. 
    They must be received within 1 week of sign-up to hold your spot. 
    Mail to: Grand Central Atelier; 4606 11th Street; Long Island City, NY 11101

    To pay for: 

    Tuesday, 8/15 drop-in: 
     
     
    Thursday, 8/17 drop-in:
     
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