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The School of Visual Arts is proud of its long history as a proving ground for new voices in the field of fine arts. In our studios and workshops, artists develop new means of expression.

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Representation, abstraction, experimentation, line, color, form and perspective can all be explored as you find your own special vision. The reasons for taking a fine arts course at the School of Visual Arts are as varied as the people who study with us. Some do it for fun. Commercial artists study the fine arts to refocus their thinking. Exhibiting fine artists come to us to learn how to use new tools or improve a technique, and create work in our facilities.

Our faculty of artists teaches a core curriculum in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. In addition, we offer courses in jewelry making, blacksmithing and professional practices.

Advanced courses examine autobiographical, political, narrative and abstract concepts as they relate to your work. Let us help you tap into your latent creative potential. At all stages of creative development, SVA's community is a place to learn and grow in the fine arts.

Information Session

Fine Arts Information Session: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking and Jewelry 
One night: Wednesday, January 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE

Are you considering a course this semester but do not know which instructor might best complement your learning style? What area of the fine arts do you want to explore? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education fine arts faculty; see their work and their students' work, hear them discuss it, and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in the fine arts. 
NOTE: This information session will be held at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 602C, 6th floor. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: AKIKO TAKAMORI, associate director, Division of Continuing Education.

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  • Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Reign Room

    Reign Room

    Thomas Houseago’s Moun Room is up now at Hauser & Wirth.  Low-grade in materials, the work is crafted in plaster, yet it is a navigable structure that organizes space.  Thus, Moun Room teeters...

  • Friday, October 31, 2014

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween! Here are some spooky pics from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. How many can you identify?

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014

    The Wage is Too Damn Low

    The Wage is Too Damn Low

    “Artists rarely make a decent wage, even when they manage to practice art and have it be their main source of income,” says a recent Washington Post blog post.  How much should artists get paid?

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