Drawing Marathon – VIRTUAL with Graham Nickson & Guests



Location: 8 West 8th Street or Virtually

Date: June 2 – June 15

The Philosophical Weight of Drawing & the Pictorial Adventure of Space

Course Description

In this online Marathon, students will learn the importance of drawing as the basis of understanding one’s experience of the world. Drawing is seen here as the most direct route to the examination of our perceptions. Unorthodox tools and exercises will be introduced to broaden the student’s drawing vocabulary. The class meets daily from 9am to 6pm, five days a week (excluding weekends). Evening critiques may be held during both weeks. Times of the critiques will be announced during the session. Attendance to each session is mandatory. Students are expected to work on assignments, photograph and upload images of their work throughout the duration of the course.

About NYSS Marathons:

The New York Studio School’s legendary Marathons are transformative 10-day courses in drawing, painting, and sculpture designed to expand the possibilities of each respective medium while proposing new strategies for seeing and creating. Marathons are immersive and experiential. Virtual options are taught in real-time, no sessions are prerecorded, and all Marathons meet daily from 9am – 6pm EST.

Join us in New York City, or from anywhere in the world, to reinvigorate your studio practice, expand as a maker, and connect with a community of dedicated artists this summer. Visit nyss.org to view all upcoming Marathons!

Generous partial scholarships are available and all levels are welcome!