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Category: Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Suzanne Scott (CERT 2025)

I have been a working artist for over 25 years and at a certain point I felt as if my work was hitting a plateau. I sensed that what I was painting was more of a commodity or product at that point. A friend of mine whom I shared community studio space in Park Slope, […]

April 1, 2024 · Student Perspectives

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

Alumni Perspective: Cee Cee Belford (MFA 2023)

Painting has always been a direct route to my core of self-discovery and exploration, and yet for too long a time, I didn’t paint. When I finally did make it back to the easel several years ago, I couldn’t get enough. Continuing education classes quickly frustrated me in that by the time I had set […]

January 22, 2024 · Alumni, Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Catherine Bickford (CERT 2024)

The Transformative Power of an Education from NYSS As I reach the two-year mark in my studies at New York Studio School I am flooded with appreciation for the lessons I have received here. Each part of this journey has been a metamorphosis; but together the experiences are layered one upon another creating a dense […]

August 31, 2023 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Sarah Valeri (CERT 2023)

It is impossible to pinpoint a moment when I noticed a significant change in my work over the past four semesters that I have been at the New York Studio School. Actually, I had not really come with the intention to change anything about the way I made images. After years of painting in relative […]

March 23, 2023 · Student Perspectives