Announcing 2017 NYC Summer Portrait Workshops

April 25, 2017By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements

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

Plein Air in Tuscany: Wrap-Up

August 11, 2016By Costa VavagiakisItaly, painting abroad

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

Plein Air in Tuscany, Day 1

June 5, 2016By Costa VavagiakisItaly, painting abroad

morning Got up to paint the Tuscan sunrise, but painted the Tuscan fog instead. Some students came out to paint with me. I gave some general advice on setting up and variations on topics of interest and strategies of procedure. After a wonderful Tuscan breakfast, we set up at the terra cotta terrace on the … Read More

Opening Reception Tomorrow!

April 27, 2016By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements

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

Announcing 2016 NYC Summer Portrait Workshops

April 22, 2016By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements

PORTRAIT PAINTING Monday–Friday, June 13–17, 2016 | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM | $900 This all-day all-week workshop is designed to help the student learn the finer points of this time-honored art form. All the stages of the portrait painting process will be examined from the under-painting to the completed portrait. Students will develop a good foundation … Read More