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New York Studio School Summer Session Marathons explore drawing, painting and sculpture as direct methodologies for understanding one’s experience in the world. Participants experience a wide range of activating, first-hand strategies for making art, in tandem with the intellectual rigor of extensive group and individual critiques.

Summer Session is held each year during the months of June and July in three intensive two-week long sessions. The innovation and depth inherent in these 10-day programs expand participants’ engagement with their materials of choice and lead to ways of creating which continue far beyond each program’s conclusion. Open to artists of all levels, courses are taught daily In-Person or Virtually in real-time from 9am – 6pm ET, excluding weekends.

Virtual Marathons

Virtual Marathons are an incredible opportunity for artists from around the world to experience the high caliber NYSS Marathons from their respective homes and studios. Taught through a combination of Zoom and Padlet, these courses bring the rigorous exercises, profound insights, and deep connections of in-person Marathons to participants via virtual means. Artists of all levels are welcome to join.

Join us this summer on 8th Street or virtually from anywhere in the world to elevate your practice and connect with a community of dedicated artists.

Please email info@nyss.org with any questions.

Marathon Tuition

Summer Marathon – $1,800
Arbor Vitae Marathon – $2,300*
*The higher cost for this Marathon reflects location fees and additional costs of transportation to and from Old Westbury.

Generous partial scholarships are available.


Summer Session I: June 3 – 14, 2024
Summer Session II: June 20 – July 3, 2024
Summer Session III: July 8 – 19, 2024

Specific Marathon offerings in drawing, painting and sculpture will be posted in February 2024.  

All levels are welcome. 

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NYSS Marathons occur throughout the year in January, June, July, and September in a two-week format. Five-day Intersession Marathons occur in March and November. Visit our Marathon page to learn more and view upcoming courses.

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