Art Info

Grand Central Atelier

Study - 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.

The winter session of classes will open for registration for new students on Wednesday, November 1st. Most classes will start the week of January 8th, 2018. Any exceptions are noted on the specific class pages.

  • Tuesday/Thursday Evenings: Figure Sculpture with Zoe Dufour - Registration Open

    Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
    Instructed by artist Zoe Dufour

    Fall Session: 6 weeks (12 classes & 1 model pose)
    October 24 - December 7
    No class on Nov. 21 & 23

    Winter Session: 10 weeks (20 classes & 2 model poses)
    Jan. 9 - March 15

    Download full calendar at the bottom of this page.

    Fee: Fall: $375 
    Winter: $625 (payable in two monthly installments by credit card only. Materials fee added to the 1st payment.)
    Materials Fee: $40. $15 refund if armature returned cleaned within 48 hours of the last class. 
    Please note if making a 1/2 life size figure the materials fee is doubled.

    Limit: 10 artists 

    Sculpt a 24" figure in the round. 
     
    Learn to nail gesture and proportion, study anatomy and figure structure, and practice modeling and finishing techniques. The Antique, Renassance, and 19th Century practices will inform our studies. No prior experience necessary. Come ready to study nature. 
      
    Materials Fee
     
    Recommended tools:
    Sculpture House double wire end modeling tool #204
    "Knife like" wooden modeling tool

    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:

    Class payment
        Number of payments 2  
    No.Due*Amount
    1 At checkout $352.50 USD
    2 after 4 weeks $312.50 USD
    Total $665.00 USD
    * We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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