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Grand Central Atelier

Study - Winter & Spring Workshops

Workshops offer intense, all-day studios in drawing, painting, and sculpture. They cover a wide range of subjects and share Grand Central Atelier’s artistic philosophy. Participants will gain exposure to GCA’s studio training and community. 

2 Scholarships available for 50% off the total studio fee for taking the full Winter Boot Camp. Deadline to Apply for the Winter Scholarship: November 1st at 12pm EST Notification: by November 10th

View & Submit the Scholarship application.

Take a weekend workshop that overlaps with your weekend class & save $25 off your workshop. Take classes on both Saturdays & Sundays and save $50 off your workshop. Discount refunded after final payment.

We also offer part-time classes January - March. These will be listed and open for registration under Winter Classes on our website in early November.

Please note we don't offer workshops in April & May. We do offer classes during these months. Enrollment for those will open early February 2018.

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  • January: Winter Drawing Boot Camp Week 1: Cast w/Devin Cecil-Wishing - Registration Open

    January 8-12 2018 (5 days) 
    9am - 4pm • Monday - Friday

    $650 ($325 deposit)*
    Deposit due upon enrollment

    Limit: 12-15 students. 

    *Take all 4 Boot Camp workshops save 20% off the total cost: $2080
    *Take 3 Boot Camp workshops save 15% off the total cost: $1657.50
    *Take 2 Boot Camp workshops save 10% off the total cost: $1170
    Discount given after final payment.
    2 Scholarships available. See details at the top of the main workshop page or on our blog.

    Priority is given to students taking the full boot camp but there are a few ala carte spots available in each week. There is also a special event each week of the boot camp. For Week 1: There is a 90 minute tour given by Devin of The Met starting at approximately 5:30pm on the Friday. 

    Please note: students taking cast and continuing onto other boot camp workshops, may continue to work on their cast projects during M-F from 4-6pm and receive periodic critiques during the day from their current instructors.

    By working in the controlled setting of the cast hall, students wil be given an opportunity to focus on the fundamental concepts of depicting light and form, which are at the heart of the entire Grand Central Atelier's method of drawing and painting.  We will start by discussing how to approach an initial linear drawing (the “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 students 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.

    This workshop will include demonstrations/lectures on each step of the process as well as frequent one on one critiques from the instructor. Students will work at their own pace and will spend the majority of the time working on their own drawings.  However, due to the short time frame, emphasis will be put on fully learning and understanding concepts, rather than creating completely finished works of art. This workshop will be a great opportunity to learn many of the key concepts taught at GCA in a short, condensed time frame.
     
    Ideal for beginners or artists looking to hone and strengthen foundational skills.

    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 by credit card:

    January Boot Camp Cast with Devin
  • January: Winter Drawing Boot Camp Week 2: Portrait w/ Katie Engberg - Registration Open

    January 16-20, 2018 (5 days) 
    9am - 4pm • Tuesday - Saturday
    No class on Monday, Jan. 15th MLK Day

    $650 ($325 deposit)*
    Limit: 10-12 students. 

    *Take all 4 Boot Camp workshops save 20% off the total cost: $2080
    *Take 3 Boot Camp workshops save 15% off the total cost: $1657.50
    *Take 2 Boot Camp workshops save 10% off the total cost: $1170
    Discount given after final payment.

    2 Scholarships available. See details at the top of the main workshop page or on our blog.

    Priority is given to students taking the full boot camp but there are a few ala carte spots available in each week. There is also a special event each week of the boot camp. For Week 2: TBD either a lecture or open sketch night.

    Building off the lessons in week 1 with the cast, participants will draw the portrait from a single pose lasting a total of 30 hours over the course of five days. After completing a highly developed linear block-in with instruction emphasizing proportion, structure, line quality and likeness, artists will proceed to rendering the portrait in graphite in the "window shading" style. Completing one form at a time, students will be guided by detailed explanation of the physical properties of light on form.

    Demonstrations and discussions on establishing an accurate value range, anatomy, perspective, and materials will accompany individual critiques.

    Beginning to advanced artists are welcome. 

    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 by credit card:

    July Boot Camp Portrait with Katie
  • January: Winter Drawing Boot Camp: Week 3: Figure w/ Brendan Johnston - Registration Open

    January 22 - 26, 2018 (5 days) 
    9am - 4pm • Monday - Friday

    $650 ($325 deposit)*
    Deposit due upon registration. Final Balance due by December 8, 2017

    Limit: 10-12 students. 

    *Take all 4 Boot Camp workshops save 20% off the total cost: $2080
    *Take 3 Boot Camp workshops save 15% off the total cost: $1657.50
    *Take 2 Boot Camp workshops save 10% off the total cost: $1170
    Discount given after final payment.

    2 Scholarships available. See details at the top of the main workshop page or on our blog.

    Priority is given to students taking the full boot camp but there are a few ala carte spots available in each week. There is also a special event each week of the boot camp. For Week 3: TBD either a lecture or open sketch night.

    The figure boot camp is an intensive class focused on helping the student to further develop the skills necessary for live figure drawing. The week will begin with several short poses to warm up. Then a single pose will be held for the remainder of the workshop, allowing every student to develop a single completed drawing. Together we will work through each step of a figure drawing: beginning with a dynamic sense of gesture, moving on to developing an accurate ‘block-in’ and finally modeling form. Through both demonstrations and one-on-one critiques, Brendan will help explain varying concepts and approaches such as comparative measuring, proportional relationships, basic anatomy, light and form.  

    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 by credit card:

    January Boot Camp Figure with Brendan
  • January: Winter Drawing Boot Camp Week 4: Studio Figure w/Anthony Baus - Registration Open

    January 29 - February 2, 2018 (5 days) 
    9am - 4pm • Monday - Friday

    $650 ($325 deposit)*
    Deposit due upon registration. Final Balance due by December 8, 2017

    Limit: 10 students. 

    *Take all 4 Boot Camp workshops save 20% off the total cost: $2080
    *Take 3 Boot Camp workshops save 15% off the total cost: $1657.50
    *Take 2 Boot Camp workshops save 10% off the total cost: $1170
    Discount given after final payment.

    2 Scholarships available. See details at the top of the main workshop page or on our blog.

    Priority is given to students taking the full boot camp but there are a few ala carte spots available in each week. There is also a special event each week of the boot camp. For Week 4: Opening of The Still Life Show (title tbd) at our adjacent gallery Eleventh Street Arts on Thursday, February 1st and a pizza party on Friday, February 2nd.

    During this final week of Boot Camp, we go beyond the human figure to include the studio setting. Emphasis will be placed on the application of perspective and value hierarchy in regards to composition through careful observation. Over the course of one week artists will learn to complete a carefully rendered drawing of the live model within a studio setting. Artists will be working on toned paper (made in class) with graphite and white chalk. 

    Throughout the week, both demonstration and one-on-one critiques will help students develop an understanding of spatial relationships, construction of depth and the use of visual cues. All necessary elements of a healthy composition. The theory of linear perspective will be also be introduced as it was known in the Renaissance as a tool of the constructed environment. 

    This workshop is ideal for beginners or intermediate level artists looking to hone and strengthen foundational skills of perspective in regards to the figural composition. 

    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 by credit card:

    January Boot Camp Perspective with Anthony
  • March: Portrait Drawing w/ Colleen Barry- Registration Full

    March 13, 14, 15, 2018 
    9am - 4pm (lunch 12-1pm)
    Tuesday - Thursday

    $475 ($237.50 deposit)
    Take both Colleen's Drawing & Painting workshops in March and save $50 off your total cost.
    ($25 off/each)

    Limit 10-12 artists. Registration Open.

    Balance due by Feburary 1, 2018.

    In this three day workshop artists will learn the fundamentals of portrait draftsmanship. With an emphasis on structure and anatomy, Colleen will aid participants in understanding facial character through the careful analysis of key skeletal landmarks, basic muscular structure and the unique shapes that help to create a likeness of the model.

    Artists will also learn how to create a three dimensional quality to their drawing through the in-depth analysis of the light source and how it effects the forms on the face. There will be one pose for the entire three days.

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