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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

Student Perspective – Virtual Marathons: Whitson Ramsey

I am a painter from Mississippi and have been interested in attending a Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson for almost two years. I must admit I was skeptical about what the Drawing Marathon would be like online. I imagined that the large scale works I had seen made during a marathon and the immersive experience […]

July 27, 2020 · Alumni, Marathons, Student Perspectives

Student Perspective – Virtual Learning: Erin Miller, MFA 2021

MFA candidate Erin Miller describes her experience in the MFA Program and Virtual Learning during the pandemic. I first came to the New York Studio School to take part in a Drawing Marathon with Dean Graham Nickson. I was not sure exactly what to expect, but from reading about the Marathons, I was prepared for […]

May 26, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Helen Kohnke MFA 2020

I first heard about the New York Studio School from a former Alum, Natasha Wright. At the time I was painting in my bedroom apartment. I was desperate to dive deeper into my studio practice in a supportive community. I’d been looking into MFA programs at the time but hadn’t found one that felt like […]

March 31, 2020 · Student Perspectives

Student Perspective: Rachael Bohlander, MFA 2020

             If someone had told me, as I embarked upon my Studio School journey (and the New York Studio School MFA Program is most certainly a journey), that my final thesis project upon graduation would be comprised almost entirely of large very abstracted plaster semi-figurative sculptures, I would have laughed […]

March 10, 2020 · Student Perspectives