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Grand Central Atelier

Study - Classes: Weekends

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

As in the Grand Central Atelier, the studio program 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 artists will rapidly learn a tremendous number of complex and interrelated ideas. Only after this are they encouraged to explore the figure, portrait, and still life, all of which expand on those early foundations.

Additionally, evening and weekend studios provide portfolio opportunities for artists applying to the Grand Central Atelier, which views careful drawings as a sign of focused dedication.

Take a weekend workshop that overlaps with your weekend class & save 5% off your workshop. Take classes on both Saturdays & Sundays and save 10% off your workshop. Discount refunded after final payment.

The winter session of classes will open for registration for new students on Wednesday, November 1st. Most classes will start the weekend of Jan. 13th/14th. Any exceptions are noted on the specific class pages.

  • Saturdays: Long Pose Portrait Drawing and Painting: Gregory Mortenson - Winter Registration Opens 11/1

    Instructor: Gregory Mortenson

    This studio is offered either as an all day studio or artists can take just the morning or the afternoon session. For the fall, a different model poses in the morning and the afternoons. 

    Fall: 12 weeks: Sept. 16 - Dec. 9
    No class on Nov. 25

    Winter: 10 weeks
    January 13 - March 17
    Download full calendar at the bottom of this page.

    Saturdays Mornings: 9:00-12:00pm (3 hours) 
    Lunch break: 12-1pm
    Saturday Afternoons: 1:00-5:00pm (4 hours) 

    Winter Morning class: $315 

    Winter Afternoon class: $415

    Spots are extremely limited. Please email mariya@grandcentralatelier.org if you are a new student wishing to register. 

    In this studio, artists will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting the portrait with an emphasis on accurate observation.  The same model and pose will be worked on for a series of sessions as artists strive to capture the likeness of the model first in the linear block-in drawing and finally in modeling the effect of light over the form.  Studies will begin with pencil on paper and move on to paint as participants demonstrate greater proficiency. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome. 

    It is recommended that artists have trained in the cast hall before taking portrait.

    Materials list is available 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. Installment plans are available using a credit card only and are divided up into two payments separated by one month.No installment payment plans are available the week before a class begins.

    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

    Spots are extremely limited. Please email mariya@grandcentralatelier.org if you are a new student wishing to register. 

    To Pay for the AM session:

    Class payment
      Number of payments 2
      Start payments At checkout
     
    Due*Amount
    At checkout $157.50 USD
    Every 1 month (x 1) $157.50 USD
    Total $315.00 USD
    * We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
    Sign up for

    Spots are extremely limited. Please email mariya@grandcentralatelier.org if you are a new student wishing to register. 

    To Pay for the PM session:

    Class payment
      Number of payments 2
      Start payments
     
    Due*Amount
    At checkout $207.50 USD
    Every 1 month (x 1) $207.50 USD
    Total $415.00 USD
    * We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
    Sign up for
  • Saturdays: Cast Drawing and Painting with Justin Wood - Winter Registration Opens 11/1

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

    Fall: 12 weeks
    September 16 - December 9
    No class on November 25th

    Winter: 10 weeks
    January 13 - March 17

    Download full calendar at the bottom of this page.

    Fee: Winter: $490 (payable in two monthly installments by credit card only.)

    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 available 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. I

    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:

    Class payment
      Number of payments 2
      Start payments
     
    Due*Amount
    At checkout $245.00 USD
    Every 1 month (x 1) $245.00 USD
    Total $490.00 USD
    * We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
    Sign up for
  • Sundays: Cast Drawing & Painting with Devin Cecil-Wishing - Winter Registration Opens 11/1

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

    Fall: 12 weeks
    September 17 - December 10
    No class on November 26th

    Winter: 10 weeks
    January 14 - March 18
    Download full calendar at the bottom of this page.

    Winter Fee: $490(payable in two monthly installments by credit card only.)

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

    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.

    Please fill out the registration form accessible via the link below whether you are paying by cash, check or credit card. 

    Make checks payable to Grand Central Atelier. They must be received within 1 week of sign-up to hold your spot.

    To pay by credit card:

    Class payment
      Number of payments 2
      Start payments
     
    Due*Amount
    At checkout $245.00 USD
    Every 1 month (x 1) $245.00 USD
    Total $490.00 USD
    * We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
    Sign up for
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