NYSS requires all persons entering the building (Gallery visitors are exempt) to complete the daily sign-in form: CLICK HERE
NYSS requires all persons entering the building (Gallery visitors are exempt) to complete the daily sign-in form: CLICK HERE


The New York Studio School is committed to giving a significant education to the aspiring artist that can last a lifetime.

Our aim is to reveal to the entering student appropriate questions about drawing, painting and sculpture and to encourage them to work hard and think rigorously at all times, enabling them to construct an ethical and philosophical framework for their life’s work.

The graduating Certificate or MFA student leaves the School with a developed understanding of the language of art; an enlarged imagination stirred by an established work ethic, with the passion and ambition to be an artist for years to come.

NYSS Strategic Plan Summary 2023-2028

September 1, 2020– August 31, 2021

The New York Studio School is a W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) certified organization.

Affiliate Member Historic Artists' Homes & Studios, Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

New York Studio School Covid-19 Protocol

New York Studio School is committed to maintaining the safest shared space possible for students, faculty, staff and all visitors. Please do your part by staying home if you do not feel well. Thank you for your consideration for the well-being of the NYSS community!

  1. Entry Sign-in: All students, staff, and faculty must complete the School’s entry sign-in, which is located at the top of the nyss.org homepage https://nyss.org/sign-in/ . This can be completed on your personal device or on the iPad at the Front Desk. The form resets every 24 hours and must be completed once per day. Visitors who are planning to spend the day on site must also complete the form; visitors to the Gallery or the Evening Lecture Series are not required to fill out the form.
  2. Masks / Face Coverings: Masks are optional on-site at 8 West 8th Street.
  3. Self-Reporting: Anyone experiencing Covid-like symptoms or with a lab-confirmed positive test who has been on-site at the School should let a member of the School’s staff know as soon as possible. This will allow us to inform others of potential exposure and take additional measures to protect the overall community. Please know that the School will take every measure possible to maintain privacy and will only disclose the identity of one making a report with necessary persons.

Thank you for your kind attention and adherence to these protocols. The above measures allow us to continue to offer in-person courses and experiences in the safest way possible.

Should you prefer to participate from your home or personal studio, we offer a wide range of virtual courses and lectures.

Any changes to the above protocols will be posted and communicated via email to students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

For any questions, please email info@nyss.org.

Gallery Visiting Procedure

NYSS Gallery is open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm. No appointment is required, and Gallery visitors are not required to fill out the sign-in form.

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