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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: Tuesday, August 26
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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  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    A Dozen Surprises

    A Dozen Surprises

    Through his career of over 20 years, Robert Melee has famously combined objects, performances, and environments that he augments with his signature, and often disfiguring, Midas touch.  Central...

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    The Low Down on Warm Up!

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  • Friday, June 6, 2014

    A Worker’s Progress

    A Worker’s Progress

    Recently, David Sandlin earned a 2014 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.  The mega-prestigious award is a career milestone for any artist, but especially for an artist who has worked so ably...

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