Artists Magazine asked, “What work first made you fall in love with art?” Seven artists answered, including Costa Vavagiakis.
Annual Instructor’s Exhibition at The Art Students League of New York Since the late 19th century, The Art Students League of New York has launched its fall exhibition season with a presentation of work by current instructors. Notable teachers who inaugurated this tradition include James Carroll Beckwith, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Dewing, and Walter Shirlaw. … Read More
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On Teaching: Costa Vavagiakis “Learning to get comfortable with not knowing is one of the last stages of an artist’s development. That’s how you start to develop the habit of questioning and seeking, which can propel and sustain you outside the classroom.” — Costa In late Spring I was interviewed by Stephanie Cassidy, Editor of … Read More
The Student Concours: Tradition in Atelier Education Each year from January to May, work of Art Students League of New York students is exhibited in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery. The “Student Concours” exhibit showcases the work of all the school’s students in every discipline (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media). Each week the exhibit … Read More
PORTRAIT DRAWING Monday–Friday, June 19–23, 2017 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM | $900 Throughout the history of western art, portrait drawing has remained a vital artistic practice. Artists such as Michelangelo, Holbein, Van Dyck, and Ingres have explored this motif. These works speak to us because they are immediate, direct and honest. This workshop focuses on … Read More
Painting from nature outside is different from any other painting experience. When you sit in front of your subject for all of the hours it takes to complete your painting, all your senses become stimulated. You see the light, feel the breeze, hear the wind, and smell the air. It is a full-sensory experience! I … Read More