Fall 2016 Classes

The Art Students League of New York

Assemblage, Collage, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media

Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm / September 6, 2016 – May 28, 2017

Students are encouraged to express their unique vision through a variety of collage and assemblage techniques, including printing and transferring images onto experimental and archival materials. Students should bring any materials to work with: found objects, magazines, cloth, wood, metal, plastic, etc. This class works from the nude model, with a variety of short and long poses.


The National Academy School

Fall Quarter 1: September 12 – November 5
Fall Quarter 2: November 7 – January 28

Art & Drama Intensive (Ages 5-9)

Tuesdays 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Thursdays 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Children explore a wide range of tools, materials, and techniques in a supportive and enjoyable environment. Careful attention and guidance will be given to each student. Structured projects support freedom of independent expression. Drawing, painting, printing, collage, assemblage, and sculpture will be practiced. The class will write, direct, narrate, and design every aspect of their dramatic performance. At the end of the course, family and friends are invited to a presentation of artwork and the play.

Experimental Printmaking

Thursdays 7 pm – 10 pm

Enhance your sense of wonder through printmaking. Create projects in mixed media and printmaking in a supportive environment of selfexpression to produce one of a kind prints. Use inventive problem solving to cultivate a stunning outcome and celebrate your individual artistic qualities. Learn to create exhibits and develop your confidence in the experience of art making. All levels welcome.


The Silvermine Arts Center

The Art of Collage and Mixed Media

Fridays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm / September 23 – December 16

Mixed media helps develop a variety of skills by combining various art making genres. Materials and techniques of fine art and experimental strategies are introduced constantly in a variety of forms. Work becomes personalized using materials, chosen found or collected, that reflect personal intent and interests, adding the possibilities of pigment cutting drawing, gluing and their connections. Click here for more information.

Exploratory Art (Ages: 5-8)

Mondays, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm / September 19 – December 12

Young artists will be introduced to fine art media of drawing, painting, collage, assemblage and more, with a fun but professional approach. Students are encouraged to have a personal style and imaginative solutions to ideas and techniques to encourage personal work. The school will provide all materials. Students should bring a light nut-free snack. Click here for more information.

Experimental Printmaking

Mondays, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm / September 19 – December 12

Experimental printmaking is a medium especially attuned to the sensibilities of the times. By mixing technical introductions and their practice along with the intuitive nature of art making one can form new creative art. Finding your own work is a process of distilling themes and techniques that ring true to the individual. Whatever medium you may or may not have studied, experimental printmaking can be a good vehicle for self-expression in a supportive and productive atmosphere. Click here for more information.

Draw, Print and Paint (Ages: 5-9)

Fridays, 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm / September 23 – December 9

Young artists will learn ways to draw print and paint while using a large variety of materials. Hands-on art projects to encourage creative thinking to experience different art materials and work at their own pace. Imagination and individual expression is encouraged. Build motor and cognitive skills as well as problem solving and creativity. Let your creativity flow as we mix your own ideas with style, methods and varied subjects. Students should bring a light nut-free snack. The school provides all materials. Click here for more information.



Magical Thinking
By Martha Bloom

It is to children we go to see the creative spirit at it’s best.
They are open souls that give their power of expression in
developing concepts of the
ephemeral lives they know.
Un-coerced these young art lovers are approached here through
their identity, rather than the producing of it.

They discover natural law with playful imagining and
experimenting with materials,
(to see what happens) as it teaches discipline and control.
Training comes as the need for it arises.
In keeping with their point of view
rather than only that which is considered an adequate
store of knowledge.
Mastering technique is difficult, timely and ongoing
but it is the artist from which rules inevitably follow that we
It is an easier task than it is to form a new idea.
What better voice could they have than to declare themselves
from within and what they find important.
Work then can best mirror our lives and times.
Their keen observance on which art depends
makes them naturals when testing the intrinsic properties of
mixed media, tools and art supplies.

With this opportunity for individual liberty the work is prolific
and often profound.
These inventive limners are able to evoke visual parodies which
are telling and can be remarkably humorous.

They seem to embrace each other with a kindred camaraderie
sharing an eagerness to work
and acceptance of the unique qualities
they tend to have.

They naturally commit themselves to practice from their hearts
while sharpening their skills and learning from their art.
It takes courage to spin the work out of yourself for all to see
These newcomers meet the challenge astoundingly well.
Our weekly and annual exhibitions and some commissions
often provoke complimentary responses which always surprises
Knox Martin brings his whole class to see our yearly concour
and lectures before it.

Parents have followed the lead of 22,000 (8-12) year old students
that have registered at the art students league for my class.
They meld with the long list of those who have gone before them
and will carry inspiration into the future.
Their lives are added to one of life’s richest realizations
That art is a supreme excuse for being.