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Grand Central Atelier

Study - Spring Classes: Weekday Afternoons & Evenings

Afternoon, Evening and Weekend Studios are for artists in drawing, painting, and sculpture who share the Grand Central Atelier's ideals, and who aspire to high artistic fluency.

As in the full-time apprenticeship, the training is progressive. Evening and weekend participants are encouraged to begin in the cast hall. For those who are passionate and ambitious, this is an exciting introduction to the study of nature through the lens of classical realism. Cast drawing trainees will rapidly learn a tremendous number of complex and interrelated ideas. Only after this are they encouraged to study the figure, portrait, and still life, all of which expand on those early foundations.

This accessible avenue also allows the artist entry to other programs at the Grand Central Atelier encouraging interaction between the entire community. Additionally, evening and weekend programs provide portfolio opportunities for those interested in full-time apprenticeship, which views careful drawings as a sign of focused dedication.

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  • Tuesday/Thursday Evenings: Long Pose Portrait Drawing & Painting with Patrick Byrnes & Katie Engberg

    Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
    Lead by artists Patrick Byrnes on Tuesdays & Katie Engberg on Thursdays

    Winter Session: 10 weeks: Jan. 10 - March 16 - 2 different poses
    Fee: $625 - payable via two automatic monthly installments via the paypal link at the bottom of this page.

    Spring Session: 8 weeks: March 28 - May 18 - 2 different poses - Registration opens March 1st
    Fee: $500 - payable via two automatic monthly installments via the paypal link at the bottom of this page.

    Limit: 14 artists

    Participants will draw and paint the portrait from a single pose lasting several weeks. The first several sessions of each pose will consist of drawing on paper to establish an accurate likeness, proportions, and structure in a linear mode. When the drawing is complete it will be transferred to linen for painting*. The following weeks will proceed in a rational way, applying paint incrementally through an understanding of the effect of light on form. This procedure will include lengthy discussions on the physical events that cause particular hue, value and chroma properties. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome. 

    It is recommended that artists have drawn and/or painted in the Cast Hall before taking Portrait. 

    *If artists have little experience painting or prefer to remain in a drawing mode they can opt to render fully in graphite on paper.

    Materials list is accessible via the 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.

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

    Spring payment for current students only. New students may register on March 1st

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      Number of payments 2
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    At checkout $250.00 USD
    Every 1 month (x 1) $250.00 USD
    Total $500.00 USD
    * We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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