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Grand Central Atelier

http://www.Grandcentralatelier.org

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46-06 11th Street, Queens, United States

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Tours
Tours are scheduled Tuesdays/Thursdays at 12:30pm. Other times possible by request.

Grand Central Atelier
The GCA is a collaborative workspace for the study and practice of drawing, painting and sculpture. To ensure a deep understanding of classical form, design, practice and discipline, artists-in-training work in a structured, organized studio with hands on guidance from the studio's principal artists. To educate the public about classically inspired art, the studio sponsors full time and part time training, lectures, artistic competitions and exhibitions.

Eleventh Street Arts
Eleventh Street Arts is a gallery space adjacent to the GCA. The space offers a program of professional solo and group exhibitions, lectures and social events. The goal is to promote and celebrate the best contemporary talents working in a classically inspired representational mode. The space is a hub for education, conversation and connoisseurship in the Long Island City arts scene.

Resident Artist Program
Artists who have been through GCA's core program have the opportunity to share studio space with colleagues who are also developing their professional career. A studio fee covers year-round personal studio space and access to all studio resources.

Hudson River Fellowship
Fellows gather for a three-week long collaborative fellowship to paint the landscapes that drew the Hudson River School painters in the 19th Century including Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Sanford Gifford, Jasper Cropsey and Albert Beirstadt. The HRF provides all accepted students with full tuition and free housing in shared rental houses.

Artistic Competitions
GCA hosts a series of live, studio competitions for draftsmen, painters and sculptors. Students as well as professionals are invited to apply.

Featured in June on a rotating basis: figure sculpture, figure drawing, still life painting
Prizes: $10,000, $3,000 and $2,000.

Annual Portrait Sketch Painting in the fall.
Prizes: $1,000 and $500

Core Program
Lasting up to four years, the full-time core studies are composed of three consecutive segments. The first year is a drawing program. The second year is a painting program. Then there is a third and fourth year resident studies program. The first year or the first and second years are offered as potential standalone program. Admission into each subsequent segment will be based on the achievements of the previous year.

The full-time program is not accredited. Artists do not earn a degree or college credits.

Annual tuition is $10,500. Merit-based studio prizes towards next year's fees are awarded annually.

First Year Drawing Program
A one year drawing program in which students progress from rigorous cast drawing and linear "block-in" drawing through structural analysis of the figure, perspective and sculpture. The year ends with a series of highly finished long posed figure drawings. These drawings are the heart of our teaching as they have always been the crucible of draftsmanship.

Second Year Painting Program
A year long accelerated course in figure painting. Artists will begin with a thorough introduction to theory of tonal value. Painting the casts "en grisaille" will be followed by portrait and figure painting in gray scale. The second half of the year begins with a weeklong course in color theory followed by intensive portrait and figure painting in a limited and full palette.

Students may a pply to enter a Third/Fourth Year Resident Studies program.

Core Schedule
Full-time studios are open September through May. Attendance is required Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm. There are two daily studio sessions. The morning session is 8:30am-12:30 pm. The afternoon session is 1:00-5:00pm. Core artists have access to studios in the evenings and weekends. A studio share is offered in summers.

Admissions
Artists are accepted into the program with different levels of experience and training. In reviewing applications, principal studio artists give serious consideration to applicants with little training if they show a serious work ethic and a sincere desire to learn and a commitment to make fine art their career. Applicants who have done their "homework", who are familiar with the GCA and what it offers artists are also appreciated. We recommend that artists visit the studio to tour the facilities and speak to some artists before applying. Artists who enroll in an evening or weekend studio, or for a daytime workshop will have the invaluable opportunity to experience the training first hand and meet other artists.

September Admission

  • Applications are due on February 1 (early admission) or April 15.
  • Applications submitted throughout the year will be considered as space allows.


Application
Applications may be submitted online through our website.
Email questions to: info@grandcentralatelier.org

Application Requirements
Artists must show through an online application (which includes a portfolio of their work) and an interview, a serious work ethic, a sincere desire to learn, and a commitment to make fine art their career. High school diplomas are not required. In-person interviews are preferred, but long-distance applicants may request a phone interview.

In addition to a Statement of Intent and two recommendations, the application requires that 7 works be submitted. All works should be done from life (not from photos). Works should be a good representation of the different types of representational, figurative art that the applicant likes to make. For example: While cast drawing is a valuable exercise, please do not submit a group of only recent cast drawings.

For application details, click here.

Part Time Training Opportunities
GCA offers weekly evening and weekend classes that typically last 8-10 weeks. Shorter full day intensive workshops are offered year-round and last anywhere from one to twenty days.

Many of the artists who teach in our full time studio also teach in weekend, evening and daytime workshops offered in the summer. Artists will be exposed to the same pedagogy and curriculum that is imparted to artists in our core program.

Are you new to classical drawing, painting or sculpture?
For beginners, or artists who want a serious dose of GCA training, GCA offers several bootcamps throughout the year offering an introduction to the drawing, painting and sculpture curriculum at GCA.

For beginners who live in the area, we suggest a taking an evening or weekend cast-drawing studio. This studio is an introduction to the basic skills and vocabulary that will be used in successive study.

Website http://www.Grandcentralatelier.org
Contact email Info@grandcentralatelier.org
Course languages English
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Costs

Full time: USD 10500 / year

Grand Central Atelier

46-06 11th Street

Queens, United States

Info@grandcentralatelier.org

Tortured Sea by Edward Minoff

The Den by Scott Waddell

Glasses by Jacob Collins

First Year Student Drawing in Cast Hall

Portrait of the Artist's Wife by Josh LaRock

Treasure by Jacob Collins

Dragonfly Dragon by Tony Curanaj

Student Drawing by Connor de Jong

Student Drawing by Anthony Baus

05 July 2017 to 09 July 2017

Painting Light & Color


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

Workshops offer intense, all-day studios in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Lasting anywhere from three days to four weeks, 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.

10 July 2017 to 12 July 2017

The Monochrome Portrait


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


425 USD

Students will use a limited palette of three colors to achieve an under-painting that can stand on its own as a finished portrait, or be used as a strong foundation to continue a full-color painting in the future. Through individual critiques and demonstrations by both instructors, artists will learn to emphasize the beginning stages of a painting by addressing concepts of the block-in and form modeling.

Anatomy and structural points relating to the head will be discussed throughout the three days.

13 July 2017 to 15 July 2017

Portrait Painting: The Zorn Palette


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


425 USD

In this three day workshop, artists will employ a limited palette inspired by the great Swedish painter Anders Zorn to create a portrait painting from the live model. Using just titanium white, yellow ochre, vermillion, and ivory black pigments, participants will discover how to achieve a surprisingly expansive range of colors by mixing careful modulations of hue, value, and chroma.

05 July 2017 to 09 July 2017

Summer Drawing Boot Camp Week 1: Cast


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

By working in the controlled setting of the cast hall, students wil be given an opportunity to focus on the fundamental concepts of depicting light and form, which are at the heart of the entire Grand Central Atelier's method of drawing and painting.

10 July 2017 to 14 July 2017

Summer Drawing Boot Camp Week 2: Portrait


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

Building off the lessons in week 1 with the cast, participants will draw the portrait from a single pose lasting a total of 30 hours over the course of five days. After completing a highly developed linear block-in with instruction emphasizing proportion, structure, line quality and likeness, artists will proceed to rendering the portrait in graphite in the "window shading" style

17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017

Summer Drawing Boot Camp Week 3: Figure


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

The figure boot camp is an opportunity to immerse yourself in learning from the live model. Students will work on one drawing to better comprehend the process of drawing the figure from life from start to finish.

24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017

Summer Drawing Boot Camp Week 4: Studio Figure


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

During this final week of Boot Camp, we go beyond the human figure to include the studio setting.

14 July 2017 to 16 July 2017

Essential Landscape Painting - from Technique to Poetic Expression


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


425 USD

The instructor will approach the landscape by breaking it down into the fundamental elements of Drawing, Value, Composition, and Color.

17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017

Short & Long Pose Drawing


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

Whether it’s a long pose or a short pose, a drawing starts with the action. Without action the work is immediately compromised

24 July 2017 to 28 July 2017

Drawing the Portrait in Three Colors


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

In this week long workshop, artists will learn an historical approach to drawing the portrait using different colored chalks.

31 July 2017 to 11 August 2017

10-day Portrait Drawing and Painting


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


1170 USD

This workshop will begin with a fully developed graphite drawing on paper, which will then be transferred to canvas.

31 July 2017 to 11 August 2017

Ecorche Portrait Sculpture


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


740 USD

This course is an in depth sculptural study of the anatomy of the Head and Neck.

14 August 2017 to 18 August 2017

The Structure of the Human Body: A Drawing Workshop


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

With an emphasis on naturalistic proportion and gesture, students will improve their understanding of the figure by incorporating the use of the skeleton, plaster casts (ecorche), and master drawings into their life studies.

21 August 2017 to 25 August 2017

Figure Painting


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


650 USD

The workshop will cover both drawing and painting the figure over the course of a single one-week pose, or can be an addition to the Figure Drawing workshop with Colleen Barry as the pose will continue from Colleen's workshop which directly precedes it.

31 July 2017 to 11 August 2017

Drawing Boot Camp for Teens


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


1170 USD

In our NEW Drawing Boot Camp for Teens, students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of drawing over the course of ten days. Mornings and afternoons will be divided into drawing from traditional classical cast sculpture and portrait drawing from the live model, respectively.

14 August 2017 to 25 August 2017

Painting Boot Camp for Teens


46-06 11th St, NY 11101


1170 USD

Complimentary to the first two weeks of learning to draw, the Painting Boot Camp for Teens first introduces students to the grisaille method of cast painting.

07 November 2017 to 31 December 2017

Legacy


10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204


For nearly 40,000 years mankind has been contributing to a vast visual record of the human condition. Weaving creativity with convention, each generation of mark-makers would pass along to the next an evolving visual vocabulary that would eventually overcome barriers of time, distance, language, and culture. Today, art educators prepare new generations of creatives to contribute new chapters to this unique, ongoing epic. Legacy is a celebration of these educators.