Amsterdam Workshop, Day 2

August 27, 2018By Costa Vavagiakispainting abroad

6/2 | Saturday Our hotel was in the Centre Canal District, a great location! We wandered the narrow cobblestone streets along the wide canals and over bridges that divide the 13th- and 14th-century and 17th-century buildings of Amsterdam to survey plein-air options. We selected two locations for everyone to draw and paint: spots along the … Read More

Amsterdam Workshop, Day 1

August 24, 2018By Costa Vavagiakispainting abroad

6/1  | Friday Flew into Amsterdam with Rick Brosen to get oriented and scout locales to draw and paint for the workshop group. Rick showed me places he experienced when he first visited the city as an eighteen-year-old. This trip was at least his tenth, but only my second. The first time was thirty-five years … Read More

Amsterdam Trip Q&A Session Scheduled

January 15, 2018By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements, painting abroad

Come meet Rick Brosen and me on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 12:30-1:30pm at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery at the Art Students League of New York (ASL). We will be there to answer your questions regarding our Amsterdam Workshop which is scheduled for June 3-11, 2018. Philip Levine, ASL travel coordinator, will also be … Read More

Join Me in Amsterdam!

January 2, 2018By Costa Vavagiakisannouncements, painting abroad

Experience Amsterdam under the tutelage of two of the Art Students League’s long-time instructors, Frederick Brosen and Costa Vavagiakis. This 8-night, 9-day immersive art workshop in late spring should not be missed. Students will benefit from the unique opportunity of interacting with both instructors as they work outdoors at chosen locations along the canals and … Read More

Plein Air in Tuscany: Wrap-Up

August 11, 2016By Costa Vavagiakispainting 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