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Category: Marathons

Student Perspective: Gregg Rosen on the Drawing Marathon: Portraiture and Presence with Linda Darling & Guests

Taking on the challenge of being a student again after 30 years started with an innocent comment from my colleague and NYSS Instructor Clintel Steed who said, “I would like to see you continue your education, but at this point, are you open and willing to learn?” It was with that question and challenge that […]

November 30, 2023 · Marathons

Student Perspective: Liz ZJ Li on NYSS Marathons

It is you, my NYSS, rekindling my dream. Now I draw my dream on the canvas of life day and night. I first learned about the New York Studio School through an artist, art educator, and NYSS alumnus Joren Lindholm, when I told him that I would love to trade all my vacation time for […]

July 27, 2023 · Marathons

Student Perspective: Dorothy Frey on Monday Evening Virtual Drawing with Fran O’Neill

I wanted the luxury of being a student again. I wanted to challenge my drawing habits. I was looking to feel that nervous energy often paired with new experiences. Monday Evening Drawing – Virtual with Fran O’Neill came recommended to me by my friend, former student, and NYSS staff member Shauna Marley. A decade ago, […]

May 31, 2023 · Marathons

Student Perspective: Paula Wachsstock (CERT 2023) on the Hudson River In-Person Painting Marathon with Clintel Steed

Taking a marathon with Clintel Steed is what I would liken to taking a ride into a world of energized passion and discovery. Recently I completed Hudson River In-Person Painting Marathon with Clintel Steed and I feel as though I had a break through in who I am as a painter, and how I want to […]

August 15, 2022 · Marathons, Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Carleen Murdock on “Shifting The Earth: The Shape of Color and Transformation of Images” Virtual Intersession Marathon with Graham Nickson

  I am still glowing and whirling from the five days in Graham Nickson’s March 2022 Virtual Intersession Marathon, “Shifting The Earth: The Shape of Color and Transformation of Images.”   This is my fourth marathon and it was more than equal to those I have done before, including the longstanding tradition Arbor Vitae Marathon […]

May 10, 2022 · Marathons, Student Perspectives