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Category: Marathons

Student Perspective: Hong Yang on the Painting Marathon at Old Westbury Gardens

This past summer I had the tremendous opportunity to receive a scholarship to attend the NYSS Painting Marathon at Old Westbury Gardens. This experience was transformative and surpassed all my expectations. It left me with a newfound sense of creative freedom and a wealth of ideas to explore in my studio. The marathon was held […]

April 23, 2024 · Marathons

Student Perspective: Certificate Student Jennifer Levine on the Virtual Marathon

I discovered the New York Studio School during my final semester of an MFA program in the fall of 2023. I came to the visual arts late in life. I always gravitated toward art making and artists, and found ways to integrate it into my life. I worked in Jewish education as a teacher and […]

February 22, 2024 · Marathons, Student Perspectives

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