Amsterdam Workshop | June 3-11, 2018

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 in the parks of this 17th century city.

Accommodations at the Mercure Central Canal Hotel offer a perfect location for outdoor painting and drawing, as well as being within walking distance of several great museums including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. We hope you will join us for what promises to be an exceptional trip for everyone!


Workshop Includes:
  • instructed workshops and sessions with both artists
  • hotel accommodations with a daily full Dutch breakfast
  • group dinner at a local restaurant on the first and last night of trip
  • two full-day guided excursions to nearby cities (to be determined) in a chartered coach
  • guided visit to the Rijksmuseum
  • Museumkaart pass to all museums in Amsterdam and neighboring cities

Workshop Pricing:
  • Standard room: $3,699*
  • Superior or double room: $3,899*
  • Non-Artist Guest: $850* **

A deposit of $1,000 per person, of which $350 is non-refundable, is required as a reservation for this workshop. The deposit is non-refundable after April 1, 2018. Final payment is also required by April 1, 2018. For questions or to register, please contact Robert Telenick at 212-247-4510, x123 or rtelenick@artstudentsleague.org.

* Airfare is not included. | ** Non-Artist Guest price includes all activities except for instructed workshops and sessions


About the Instructors
Frederick Brosen

Frederick Brosen’s watercolors have been featured in over 30 solo museum and gallery exhibitions across the country, most recently at the South Street Seaport Museum and at Hirschl & Adler Modern in NYC, both in 2012. His work is in the permanent collections of over a dozen museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New-York Historical Society. He is the recipient of the City College of New York Career Achievement Award in 2011, and of two Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants. In 2006 a major exhibition of his watercolors was featured at the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with the publication of a monograph of his NYC watercolors, with an introduction by Ric Burns, Still New York.  In 2015 his work was featured in the exhibition “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland,” which premiered at the Wadsworth Atheneum and traveled to three additional museums, concluding at the Brooklyn Museum in 2016. His show of Rome and Florence watercolors was shown at Hirschl & Adler in February 2016. He is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York.


Costa Vavagiakis

Costa Vavagiakis has exhibited extensively throughout the United States at galleries and museums such as the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Hirschl & Adler Galleries, NY; The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; ACA Galleries, NY, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, NY; and Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA. His work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States including the Museum of the City of New York, the New-York Historical Society, and the Arkansas Art Center. He has been the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Gregory Millard Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Costa Vavagiakis is featured in the publications such as Portrait Painting Atelier, Curve: The Female Nude Now, and in articles in Drawing Magazine, American Artist, American Artist Drawing, and Artists Magazine, among others. His travels have led him to working in Italy, France, Greece, and extensively throughout the United States experiencing the many different aspects of our beautiful world with its varying cultures, topography, atmosphere and nature.