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Marvin Mattelson Classes and Workshops

Portrait and Figure Classes: School of Visual Arts

c/o The School of Visual Arts, 209 E. 23rd St., New York, United States

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Marvin Mattelson is an award winning classical realist portrait painter who has devoted himself to painting and teaching for over thirty years. He has created a course of study geared towards artists of all levels wanting to master their figure and portrait painting skills.

His teaching is based on the idea that painting is more than just the act of copying what is in front of you. It requires the ability to understand and interpret what you see. There is an answer for every question and a purpose to every action. The goal is to achieve the illusions of light, atmosphere and form and space, by employing efficient color mixing, accurate values and appropriate edge handling. All aspects of study, such as accurate drawing skills, the development of a transparent under painting and the techniques of painting wet into wet and scumbling, are reinforced by lectures and demonstrations.

Marvin teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His classes are available as stand alone courses as part of the Continuing Education Department. He is also conducts private group workshops on location. Teaching and workshop schedules can be viewed at

Marvin Mattelson Painting Workshops

SVA Classes: Fridays 12 AM - 6 PM and Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM, during both Fall and Spring Semesters

Upcoming Workshops: Atlanta GA- January 3rd to 8th, 2005

Portrait Workshops: Various Locations

Phone: 516-487-1323
Contact email
Contact phone 212-592-2050
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Marvin Mattelson Classes and Workshops

c/o The School of Visual Arts, 209 E. 23rd St.

New York, United States


Portrait by Marvin Mattelson

Academic Nude