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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 Evening Cast Drawing & Painting with Justin Wood & Devin Cecil-Wishing - closed to registration.

    Instruction: Tues, Wed, Thurs
    Uninstructed: M, F
    Tues w/Devin
    Wed w/Justin
    Thurs alternate Justin & Devin
    Class time-6:00-9:00pm

    Spring Session: 8 weeks - 24 instructed sessions. 
    March 27 - May 18th
    Fee $600 - payable via 2 automatic monthly installments via link at the bottom of this page.

    Summer Session: 4 weeks - 12 instructed sessions.
    June 6 - 30th
    Fee: $300 - one installment payment. Please note there will be instruction on Mon. June 26 but not on Tues. 27th. Jessica Artman will sub the week of June 19th & for the 26th.

    **Attendance not required at every session except the very first class of the session. After the first day, you may also arrive late, as your schedule allows. 

    Students may also start late provided there is room in the class.
    Email mariya@grandcentralatelier.org if interested.

    Limit: 13 artists

    This studio will serve as an introduction to the concepts of drawing and painting.  We will start by covering the basics of how to approach an initial linear drawing, or “block-in” focusing on the various techniques that we can employ as we strive for accuracy in shape, proportion and gesture.   We will then move straight in to modeling form, three dimensionally, as we discuss the fundamentals and nuances of how light works as well as how to depict it on a two dimensional surface.  During this time artists will learn to think about their drawings in sculptural terms by utilizing a conceptual understanding of light fall which will allow for a greater sense of depth and realism in their finished drawings and paintings. 

    Time will also be spent discussing materials as well as ways to set yourself up for success before you begin your drawing.

    Artists will be trained to think sculpturally, to make more accurate decisions, and to create drawings and paintings that are true to life.

    Everyone works at their own pace. Attendance at every session is NOT required.
     
    This is the foundation for most of our other studios/workshops, and is highly recommended to take first.

    Materials list is accessible via a link at the bottom of this page.

    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 and must be for the full amount. Installment plans are available using a credit card only and are divided up into two payments separated by one month.

    Make checks payable to Grand Central Atelier. 
    Mail to: Grand Central Atelier; 4606 11th Street; Long Island City, NY 11101

    To pay by credit card:

  • 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: 

    Thursday, 7/20 drop-in: 
     
    Tuesday, 7/25 drop-in:
      
     
    Thursday, 7/27 drop-in:
     
  • Summer Saturdays: Cast Drawing and Painting with Justin Wood - full

    Saturdays  10:00 – 4:00pm 
    Lead by artist Justin Wood

    Spring: 8 sessions: March 25 - May 20 - No class April 15th 
    Fee: $375

    Summer: 10 weeks: June 10 - August 26. No classes May 27, June 3, July 1, 8
    Special discounted summer vacation fee: $375 (2 free classes!)
    Registration opens May 1st for new students.

    Limit: 15 artists

    Class full. Please email mariya@grandcentralatelier.org to be added to the wait list.

    This studio will serve as an introduction to the concepts of drawing and painting.  We will start by covering the basics of how to approach an initial linear drawing, or “block-in” focusing on the various techniques that we can employ as we strive for accuracy in shape, proportion and gesture.   We will then move straight in to modeling form, three dimensionally, as we discuss the fundamentals and nuances of how light works as well as how to depict it on a two dimensional surface.  During this time artists will learn to think about their drawings in sculptural terms by utilizing a conceptual understanding of light fall which will allow for a greater sense of depth and realism in their finished drawings and paintings. 

    Time will also be spent discussing materials as well as ways to set yourself up for success before you begin your drawing.

    Artists will be trained to think sculpturally, to make more accurate decisions, and to create drawings and paintings that are true to life.

    Everyone works at their own pace. Attendance at every session or for the whole session is not required.
     
    This is the foundation for most of our other studios/workshops, and is highly recommended to take first.
     
    Materials list available via a link at the bottom of this page.
  • Summer Sundays: Cast Drawing & Painting with Devin Cecil-Wishing - full

    Sundays  10:00 – 4:00pm
    Lead by artist Devin Cecil-Wishing

    Spring: 8 weeks: March 26 - May 21 No class April 16 - Registration March 1st
    Fee: $375

    Summer: 10 weeks: June 11 - August 27. No classes May 28, June 4, July 2, 9
    Special discounted summer vacation fee: $375 (2 free classes!)
    Registration opens May 1st for new students

    Please arrive ontime to the first session if you are new to the cast studio.

    Class full. Please email mariya@grandcentralatelier.org to be added to the wait list. 

    Limit: 15 artists

    This studio will serve as an introduction to the concepts of drawing and painting.  We will start by covering the basics of how to approach an initial linear drawing, or “block-in” focusing on the various techniques that we can employ as we strive for accuracy in shape, proportion and gesture.   We will then move straight in to modeling form, three dimensionally, as we discuss the fundamentals and nuances of how light works as well as how to depict it on a two dimensional surface.  During this time artists will learn to think about their drawings in sculptural terms by utilizing a conceptual understanding of light fall which will allow for a greater sense of depth and realism in their finished drawings and paintings. 

    Time will also be spent discussing materials as well as ways to set yourself up for success before you begin your drawing.

    Artists will be trained to think sculpturally, to make more accurate decisions, and to create drawings and paintings that are true to life.

    Everyone works at their own pace. Attendance at every session or for the whole session is not required.
     
    This is the foundation for most of our other studios/workshops, and is highly recommended to take first.
     
    Materials list is accessible via a link at the bottom of this page.
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