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Grand Central Atelier

Study - Fall Workshops

Workshops offer intense, all-day studios in drawing, painting, and sculpture. 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. 

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.**
Take 2 consecutive October workshops & save 5% off your workshops.
Take 3 consecutive October workshops & save 10% off your workshops.

*Discount packages can not be combined. You can not receive a discount for taking multiple workshops + the weekend class overlap discount.
Discount refunded after final payment. **The exception is that there are discounts offered for Colleen Barry's November portrait workshop.

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  • Oct 10-12: The Still Life Sketch with Todd Casey - Registration Open

    Oct. 10-12, 2017 (3 days)
    9:30am - 4:30pm (lunch 12:30-1:30pm) • Tuesday - Thursday


    Limit: 10 artists
    Registration Open. Full payment due at this time.

    Take 2 consecutive October workshops and save 5%. 
    Take all 3 consecutive October workshops and save 10%.

    In this workshop students will learn direct and indirect approaches to painting a still life in oils over a 3 day span. Students can work on 1 painting for the entire workshop or 1 per day. Some topics that will be discussed include composition, depth, form, edges, lighting, color theory and how to work a narrative into your painting. Students of 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.

    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:

  • Oct 13-16: Floral Studies with Katie Whipple - Registration Full

    Oct. 13-16, 2017 (4 days)
    9:30am - 4:30pm (lunch 12:30-1:30pm) • Friday - Monday


    Limit: 10 artists.
    Workshop full. Email to be added to the wait list.

    Deposit due upon registration. Full balance due by September 5.

    Take 2 consecutive October workshops and save 5%. 
    Take all 3 consecutive October workshops and save 10%.

    In this workshop Katie will discuss the ins and outs of her methods for making floral studies.

    Working with Katie’s “petal-by-petal” technique, students will learn to create true floral portraits. We will work to slow down our painting process to observe the beautiful nuances of each flower.

    We will begin the days of floral exploration with drawing. Using graphite and white chalk on toned paper, we will focus on the graphic qualities of each flower. Without worrying about color and brushstrokes, we are better able to study the form, anatomy, and petal formation.

    After the first day of drawing, we will move on to painting.

    Katie will explain how to create informed floral studies in oil, with accurate floral anatomy, light effect, and color. Starting with a simple drawing and underpainting, we will talk about how to take steps to making an accurate study while using time efficiently to record all necessary information.

    Students will focus on painting and drawing just blooms, rather than a more formal still life setup. This narrowed focus will allow us to really dive into discovering the nuances of floral painting.

    All levels of experience welcome!

    Katie will provide flowers, but students are also welcome to bring their own. We also provide ball jars but if you have a vase or vessel you would like to use, bring that as well.

  • Nov. 4 & 5: Portrait Drawing with Colleen Barry - Registration Full

    Nov. 4 & 5, 2017 (2 days)
    8:30am - 5:30pm (lunch 12:30-1:30pm) • Saturday & Sunday
    Please note this workshop meets 8 hours/day as opposed to our usual 6 hours/day


    Limit: 14 artists
    Deposit due upon registration. Full balance due by October 5.

    Workshop full. Please email to be added to the wait list.

    Please note there are no discounts available for this workshop should a student be taking overlapping weekend classes.

    In this two day workshop artists will learn the fundamentals of portrait draftsmanship. With an emphasis on structure and anatomy, Colleen will aid participants in understanding facial character through the careful analysis of key skeletal landmarks, basic muscular structure and the unique shapes that help to create a likeness of the model.

    Artists will also learn how to create a three dimensional quality to their drawing through the in-depth analysis of the light source and how it effects the forms on the face. There will be one pose for the two days.

  • Nov 10-12: Traditional Landscape Painting Composition w/ Lauren Sansaricq - Registration Full

    Nov. 10 - 12, 2017 (3 days)
    9:00am - 4:00pm (lunch 12:30-1:30pm) • Friday - Sunday


    Limit: 10 artists Workshop full. Email to be added to the wait list.
    Deposit due upon registration. Full balance due by October 5.

    In this workshop we will discuss and put into practice the compositional conventions used by traditional landscape artists ranging from the 17th century to the 19th century. Students will learn how to breakdown their paintings into three simple elements of design to help the eye move through the picture more easily. We will also discuss how to develop a painting’s center of focus to create a satisfying composition. Participating students will develop their own individual studio landscape paintings with an easy-going drawing to grisaille to color approach. We will also talk about the importance of values, color and chiaroscuro in traditional landscape painting to create a dynamic picture.

    In addition, traditional painting techniques will be taught such as Glazing, Atmospheric Glazing, and Scumbling. All experience levels are welcome! 

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