As part of the School’s structure, students work from life, from compositional drawings and from their imaginations.
The New York Studio School’s curriculum is based on the atelier-system and a group teaching model for both the full-time and part-time programs. For students enrolled in the full-time programs, the School offers the opportunity to combine historical practice with independent, creative thought, and benefit from the studio-based method while having the time and space to explore their own individual creative efforts.
Part-time students, who can enroll in the Drawing Marathons (offered three times a year – in the Summer Session or in the fall and spring) or Evening & Weekend Classes, get to experience the intensity and rigor offered by the School in a more condensed manner. These courses are open to beginning and advanced artists regardless of their affiliation.