Art Info

Grand Central Atelier

Study - Summer Workshops

Workshops offer intense, all-day studios in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Lasting anywhere from three days to four weeks, 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.

We’ve arranged several packages for intensive study this summer.
*Take 4 consecutive 5-day workshops save 20% off the total cost: $2080
*Take 3 consecutive 5-day workshops save 15% off the total cost: $1657.50
*Take 2 consecutive 5-day workshops save 10% off the total cost: $1170
*Take 2 consecutive 3-day + a 5-day workshop save 10% off the total cost: $varies
*Take 2 consecutive 3-day workshops or a consecutive 3-day + 5-day save 5% off the total cost: $varies.

We also offer some night and weekend classes in the Summer.
Those will be announced May 1, 2017. *Discounts taken off the full price cost for a workshop. Only one type of discount will be given per workshop. Please note: Exception: There is no discount available for Colleen Barry's June Structure workshop.

  • June: 3-day Figure Sculpture with Charlie Mostow - New Workshop! Registration Open

    June 17 - 19, 2017 (3 days)
    10am - 5pm (lunch 12-1pm) • Saturday - Monday

    $425 ($212.50 deposit)

    Limit: 10 artists
    Deposit due upon registration. Final balance by May 15, 2017.

    Special Package: Take Jessica Artman's 3-day Figure Drawing workshop the next weekend and save 10% on both workshops. Not eligible for more than a 10% discount savings.

    Take Colleen Barry's June Structure workshop just before this and receive 5% off this workshop. Please note: There is no discount off of Coleen's workshop.

    In this workshop students will create one 24”  figure sculpture from life. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome. We will cover a range of topics from principle methods of observation, clay handling technique, to structural anatomy. The goal for this workshop is to learn to control both gesture and proportion in a unified whole. Students will leave with a heightened sense of 3 dimensional form, a control of the major masses in space, and a better understanding of the structure of the human body. The Antique, Renaissance, and 19th Century references will inform our work.

    Armatures and Water Based Clay will be provided. If you wish to keep or cast your sculpture after the class, there are additional fees.

    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.

    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:

    June Figure Sculpture with Charlie Mostow
  • August: Ecorche Portrait Sculpture with Charlie Mostow (evenings)

    July 31 - August 11, 2017
    6:00-9:00pm • Monday - Friday

    $740
    While this is two weeks, it counts towards one week for the package discount due to the shorter sessions each day. There will be a discount to take it in combination with Greg Mortenson's drawing & painting workshop that happens during the day.

    This course is an in depth sculptural study of the anatomy of the Head and Neck.

    In the first portion of this course students will sculpt the bones directly from anatomical casts of the scull and skeleton. Students will then develop the muscles working from a combination of artistic anatomy resources including casts, a host of books, photos, and 3D models. A particular emphasis on the sculptural quality of the muscles and bones will be placed.  Some discussion of facial expression will be provided. Daily hands-on critiques will guide the students as they sculpt.

    On the final day of class we will bring in a model and observe anatomy in its complete morphology. 

    The intention of this class is to provide a meaningful sculptural experience and give the participant the basic framework for studying human anatomy. Students will take away a broadened understanding of the human portrait, learn the language of anatomy, and discover the dimension of human form.

    Sculptures will be done at life size in oil based clay. Oil clay doesn't dry and can be left uncovered. Students can take their sculptures home. Armatures will be included in the cost of the class.

    Materials:

    2 Chavant clayette soft (white) and 2 Chavant nsp soft (red/brown)

    *Any oil based clay will work. If a student is already in possession of oil clay they are encouraged to use it. I prefer to use softer clay which can be manipulated with ease. White for the bones and red for the muscles. 

    Sculpture house wire end modeling tool #204

    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.

    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:

    August Ecorche with Charlie
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