The Studio School of New York’s Marathons explores drawing, painting, and sculpture as direct methodologies for understanding one’s experience in the world. Participants experience a wide range of activating and first-hand strategies for making art, in tandem with the intellectual rigor of numerous group and individual critiques. The innovation and depth inherent in these 10-day programs expands participants’ engagement with the materials of their choice, leading to ways of creating that continue well beyond the conclusion of each program. Open to artists of all skill levels, classes are offered daily in person or online from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Virtual Marathons are an incredible opportunity for artists around the world to experience high-caliber NYSS Marathons from their respective homes and studios. Delivered in real time via Zoom and Padlet, these classes bring the rigorous drills, deep knowledge and deep connections of in-person marathons to participants via virtual means.
2022 Summer Marathons
Session I: Monday June 6 to Friday June 17
Session II: Monday June 20 to Friday July 1
Session III: from Wednesday July 6 to Tuesday July 19
Generous partial scholarships are available.
Join us this summer in New York or virtually from anywhere in the world to elevate your practice and connect with a community of dedicated artists!
The New York Studio School was founded in 1964 as an intensive studio arts program emphasizing perception, artists learning from artists, and drawing as the most direct way to describe one’s ideas or experiences. Learn more about our full-time programs: MFA, Certificate and Virtual Certificate; or additional part-time options: evening and weekend courses, drawing courses and sculpture courses; Please email Erin Hinz, Recruitment and Public Outreach Manager, with any questions or to schedule a virtual or in-person visit.
For more information on NYSS Summer 2022 Marathons, visit nyss.org.