Valentin Yotkov Studio, New York City: The Valentin Yotkov Studio in Brooklyn, New York City is one of the only schools in the USA that specializes in chasing/repousse instruction. Our studio offers weekly classes, intensive workshops, as well as private tutoring. Valentin also teaches at other schools in the US and abroad. We are open year round, and all levels are welcome.
Weekly Chasing and Repousse Classes & Workshops: Ornamental Chasing and Repoussé Workshops The ancient techniques of chasing and repoussé are currently experiencing a rebirth among silversmiths, jewelry designers and other artists of metal work. During this intensive, hands on workshop you will develop basic to intermediate skills in the execution of ornamental chasing and repoussé designs. We will explore different ways to further enhance your work through the application of these techniques. Since good chasing tools are no longer available, you will also be introduced to the process of making tools, their different shapes and applications. Individual ideas and style will be strongly encouraged. Previous experience is helpful, but not required.
Miniature Vessel Raising Workshop During this workshop students will use miniature stakes and specially formed tools to raise and fabricate miniature gold and silver vessels, unusual beads and other hollow objects for jewelry. Those with experience in chasing and repousse will produce three-dimensional sculpture beads depicting animal heads or human faces. Granulation or enamel can also be applied to the vessels.
Chasing on a Three Dimensional Vessel Workshop Join us for this workshop and learn how the Greek and Thracian goldsmiths used Chasing and Repousse to decorate their fantastic gold and silver vessels. Beginners will chase intricate designs using fine liners. Intermediate level students will master deep chasing which resembles repousse, and those with advanced skills will create designs in high relief using the snarling iron. All levels welcome.
Chasing and Repoussé Weekly Class - Introduction to chasing and repoussé techinques with detailed demonstration. - Preparation and use of the pitch bowl. - Create your own designs on jewelry or hollowware, using liners, embossing, modeling and matting punches.
Constructed Holloware Weekly Class - Properties of sterling silver and other non-ferrous metals. - Silver solder and how to use it on mulitple joints. - Constructing a small hollow piece using hard, medium and easy silver solder. - Filing, sanding and polishing of the finished piece.
Chasing on a Three Dimensional Vessel Weekly Class Join us for this class and learn how the Greek and Thracian goldsmiths used Chasing and Repoussé to decorate their fantastic gold and silver vessels. Beginners will chase intricate designs using fine liners. Intermediate level students will master deep chasing which resembles repousse, and those with advanced skills will create designs in high relief using the snarling iron. All levels welcome.
New York Art Studio - Portfolio Prep, Visual Art Classes in Manhattan
Courses / Programs
New York Art Studio: International School of Art and Design is a preparatory institution dedicated to art and design education and career building. NYART welcomes both domestic and international students to foster a multi-cultural learning environment.
We challenge our students to be critical thinkers and help them succeed in their future academic and professional careers as artists. Our distinctive Portfolio Preparation Courses have successfully helped students with admissions to the best art and design schools in the US and UK for more than 15 years.
- Undergraduate Portfolio Prep (Regular / Intensive)
- Graduate Portfolio Prep (Regular / Intensive)
- SUMMER PORTFOLIO INTENSIVE CAMP (4 / 8 / 12 weeks)
- Art High School Portfolio Prep
- Art Competition / AP Art Studio Prep
- Career Portfolio Prep
- Visual Arts Class for All Ages
- F1 Visa Program (Portfolio Prep / Visual Arts / Private Lessons)
Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in Queens, New York City, is a professional art studio specializing in College Portfolio Preparation, Drawing, Painting and Sculpture classes for children and adults. The Bridgeview approach is based on the centuries-old techniques developed by generations of European masters. These techniques were painstakingly preserved in Russia through the 20th century while they were much forgotten in the west.
Our students win many prestigious awards, get accepted with scholarships to specialized art high schools and colleges, some even sell their own work at an early age. And those who want to pursue art as a hobby also make fast progress.
Founded in 2004 by two artists, the Transart Institute in Manhattan, NYC is an art school that provides a contemporary learning experience without grades or pre-formatted curricula. We offer an international low-residency Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and a practice-based PhD program for working artists in a highly individualized format.
Our students are generally working professionals with wider world experience than students from a serial undergraduate/graduate course of study. The low-residency approach, with intensive residencies, gives our students the opportunity for deeper academic experiences than within a traditional full residency context.
The innovative MFA program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Europe and two fall residencies in New York. In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors wherever they work and live.
The MPhil/PhD is a three to four year full time degree program with an average work commitment of 30 hours per week. The Degree is only offered for practice-based research (creative work) accompanied by a written thesis that contextualizes the work.
Founded in 2003, PhotoManhattan is an established photography school in Manhattan, NYC offering excellent digital and film photography courses, private classes and free seminars as well as affordable darkroom and photo studio rentals. Introductory and advanced photographic instruction are offered at a fraction of the cost of larger institutes and schools in the area. Emphasis is given to basic topics, critical technique and control of the camera. People of all ages and capabilities are welcome.
Our photography classes are designed for students who wish to learn photography as a hobby, therefore our courses are not accredited. We are committed to the idea of photography as an accessible means of personal expression and artistic documentation.
PhotoManhattan's curriculums have been tested and improved over the years to provide solid and dynamic training to thousands of students of all levels. Whether you just want to learn how to use your camera in full manual mode, take an outdoor photography class in New York city, or master the techniques of Studio and Lighting, PhotoManhattan could be the place for you!
Parsons - New School of Design, located in New York City, New York, is a college of art and design offering associate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs. A pioneer in art and design education since its founding in 1896, Parsons has cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, businesspeople, and community leaders for more than a century. Today, when design thinking is increasingly being employed to solve complex global problems, Parsons is leading new approaches to art and design education.
Parsons undergraduate programs offer rigorous art and design training within an environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration. In advocating both specialized practice and hybrid experimentation, Parsons’ student-centered curriculum allows emerging artists and designers to break new ground in their fields and develop nascent disciplines.
Conveniently located on West 8th Street in Lower Manhattan, between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue, The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture offers a range of art programs to adults and students, including a Master of Fine Art (MFA) and Certificate Program in Fine Art which mirrors the Masters Degree. We provide full and part-time programs as well as evening and weekend courses designed to suit the needs of art students from all over the world from our historical campus in the heart of Lower New York City.
For students enrolled in the full-time programs, enrolment offers the chance to combine historical practice with independent creative thought, allowing the chance to benefit from the atelier method while having the time and space to explore their own individual creative efforts.
Part-time students, who can enroll in either the Drawing Marathons (offered three times a year - in the Summer Session or in the fall and spring) or Evening & Saturday classes, get to experience the intensity and rigor offered by the School in a more condensed manner. These courses are open to both beginning and advanced artists.