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Category: Marathons

Student Perspective – Virtual Marathons: Ella Leidy

“Are you an image maker or an image seeker?” The question, posed by Dean Graham Nickson, caught me off guard. I didn’t know how to respond, not least because it dovetailed so neatly with the questions I had lately been asking myself, that had led me to the New York Studio School in the first […]

August 31, 2020 · Alumni, Marathons

Student Perspective – Virtual Marathons: Carolyn Enz Hack

Process, process, process, making art is a continuum rather than a destination. Even artists who work in a single medium and who have recognizable stylistic attributes do not remain static over the long term and never stop reaching for new ways to satisfy a desire to build on previous work. I attend workshops and frequent […]

August 25, 2020 · Marathons, Student Perspectives

Student Perspective – Virtual Marathons: Brigitte Bentele

When I heard that Graham Nickson’s Summer 2020 Drawing Marathon would be held virtually, with the requirement of only a blank wall of at least four feet and reliable internet access, I gave up on the idea that I would be able to take the class, one that I had taken twice before at the […]

August 18, 2020 · Marathons, Student Perspectives

Student Perspectives – Virtual Marathons: Mary Shea

In 1983 I moved to New York to study at the New York Studio School. I was only able to stay for one semester because I realized quickly that I couldn’t afford New York, but during the brief time that I studied with Mercedes Matter and Ruth Miller, I saw that I wanted to be […]

August 6, 2020 · Alumni, Marathons, Student Perspectives

Student Perspective – Virtual Marathons: Madeleine Matsson, MFA 2019

Madeleine Matsson, MFA 2019 shares her experience in the Arbor Vitae Landscape Painting Marathon both in person in Summer 2019 and VIRTUALLY in Summer 2020. After graduating from the New York Studio School in 2019, I attended Arbor Vitae Landscape Painting Marathon, with Graham Nickson and Fran O’Neill. That marathon opened up my eyes to […]

July 27, 2020 · Alumni, Marathons, Student Perspectives