Category Archives: Pre-College

Pre-College Life Drawing Session

On Sunday, October 20th, young artists from High Schools across New York City traveled to 8th street to draw from the model.  Artists Jill Nathanson and Josef Zutelgte led students in an exploration of form, contours, and composition.  Students worked with ink, charcoal and graphite in the historic sky lit drawing room at The New York Studio School, and the improvements from drawing to drawing were exciting.

We will be starting a weekly course for teens this winter 2014 on Sundays.  For more information, get in touch at

For more information about our annual Summer Intensive for teenagers, click the link here.

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Pre-College Program Photos 2013

The New York Studio School’s Pre-College Program has just finished it’s third year.  High School students immersed themselves in artmaking and critical dialogue for the past three weeks.  In the images above, you’ll see photos of Jill Nathanson’s painting class, Josef Zutelgte’s portrait drawing session, and photos from the reception and exhibition at the end of the program.

Plans are in the works for a fall weekend course- get in touch at wcjernigan(at) for more information!  To find out more about the program, click HERE.

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Pre-College Program

Another successful Pre-College program at NYSS has just come to a close. The New York Studio School Pre-College program is an intensive three week session for students ages 14-18, offering an experimental in-depth approach to drawing, painting and sculpture. Trips to museums, galleries and artists’ studios are also a major component of the program.

For the last 3 weeks, the students have engaged in a variety of creative activities, from traditional life modeling and drawing, to using more unconventional media like push pins and wire to move past their boundaries with materials.  Led by faculty members Jill Nathanson, Josef Zutelgte, and Lee Tribe, the students worked on group projects in the studios, painted en plein air, and viewed masterworks at the Metropolitan Museum.

This past Thursday, parents and friends were invited to view the results of all the hard work, as a group show was staged in the student gallery on 8th Street.  The gallery was filled with portrait drawings, ink transcriptions, painted donuts, charcoal bicycles, dangling wire sculptures and a row of life-size clay heads.  For more information about the program, please see our website here,

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