Art Info

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.

  • Sundays: Alla Prima Still Life with Dale Zinkowski - Drop-in!

    Sundays  1:00 – 5:00pm
    Lead by artist Dale Zinkowski

    Winter: 7 weeks
    Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
    Feb. 4, 18, 25

    Download full calendar at the bottom of this page.

    Full session Fee Winter: $290
    Drop-in Rate: $45 per class.

    Limit: 9 artists Students may register late and join the class already in session. Drop-in spots are also available.

    Drop-in registration will open the week before class. 
    Please bring 
    or show a copy of the paypal receipt of your payment to class. Payment links for this coming week are at the bottom of this page. Payment must be received before coming to class. There are no refunds or exchanges for dates selected.

    Each week, artists will complete a four-hour still life painting from start to finish. The class will examine how to combine the right color, values, edges, and paint handling, (without second guessing), to accomplish the goal of completing an aesthetic, and naturalistic painting. There will be a strong focus on sound drawing, composition, and shape design. Through individual critiques, daily demonstrations and thorough explanations, Dale will guide each artist in meeting their individual goals.

    All levels 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 and must be for the full amount. 

    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 drop-in on Sunday, February 18th pay here. If the link no longer works the date is full for that class. $45
     

     

    To pay by credit card for the full session:



  • Sundays: Foundations of Figure Drawing with Savannah Cuff - Drop-in!

    Sundays  1:00 – 5:00pm
    Lead by artist Savannah Cuff

    Winter: 10 weeks
    January 14 - March 18

    Download full calendar at the bottom of this page.

    Full session Fee Winter: $415 (payable in two monthly installments by credit card only.)
    Drop-in Fee class: $45.

    Limit: 12 artists - Registration Open. Students may sign up and join the class in session. 
    Drop-in registration will open the week before class. 
    Please bring
    or show a copy of the paypal receipt of your payment to class. Payment links for this coming week are at the bottom of this page. Payment must be received before coming to class. There are no refunds or exchanges for dates selected.

    The goal of this weekly class is to introduce the basics of figure drawing to beginners and emphasize the classical training methodology to artists with more experience. There are three distinct sections to the class that are designed to develop the principles and concepts that artists training at the Grand Central Atelier use to draw the figure.  

    The Fall session focused on short pose figure block ins and figure copies from Charles Bargue plates. For the Winter session of this class, any new, beginner level students will be encouraged to start drawing from Bargue plates for the first two weeks before moving on to a block-in with the live model. The plates from the Charles Bargues drawing course were developed to highlight a figure’s proportion.

    The winter session will consist of two long poses, each lasting five Sundays. The spring session will consist of one long pose. It is not necessary to take the Fall or Spring session if a student wishes to take the Winter session. 

    Artists will be directed to first find accurate proportions and gestures in their 2D block-ins and then move onto understanding and rendering its 3-dimensionality in pencil with form modeling.


    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. 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 drop-in on Sunday, February 18th pay here. If the link no longer works the date is full for that class.

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    To pay for the full winter 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
  • Sundays: Portrait Sketch with Sandra Sanchez- Drop-in!

    Sundays  1:00 – 5:00pm
    Lead by artist Sandra Sanchez 

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

    Fee to take all 10 weeks: $415 (payable in two monthly installments by credit card only.)
    Drop-in rate: $45
    Drop-in registration opens the Monday before each class each week. See instructions below.
    Save money to take all 10 weeks!

    Limit: 12 artists - Registration Open 

    Drop-in registration will open the week before class.
    Or pay a drop-in fee to attend. 
    Please bring or show a copy of the paypal receipt of your payment to class.
     Payment links for this coming week are at the bottom of this page. Payment must be received before coming to class. There are no refunds or exchanges for dates selected.

    In this intensive class, students will be encouraged to complete lively sketches of the portrait from life within a 4-hour timeframe under natural light. Each week there will be a new model. 

    The class begins with a demonstration, breaking down the inevitable complexities of the human head in a simplified and economical fashion, emphasizing major light and shadow shapes, accurate proportion in relation to the overall portrait, local color mixing, value and chroma hierarchies and compositional design.

    One-on-one instruction will also be provided to meet the student's artistic goals and ensure a thorough understanding of the concepts in this class. Previous experience painting in oils and working from life are recommended, although artists of all skill levels may freely participate. Students may choose to work in oil or graphite.

    Materials list is accessible 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.

    Make checks payable to Grand Central Atelier. 

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

    To pay for Sunday, February 18th. If the link no longer works the class date is full.

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    To pay with credit card for the winter:
    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
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