Art Students League of New York Advances Online Art Course Curriculum with New Platform e-telier. Since launching in May 2020, when the pandemic imposed unprecedented challenges on in-person training, the 150-year-old institution’s live digital courses have welcomed more than 4,400 students from all states in the United States and beyond. from 40 countries around the world. In response to this renewed interest, the League transformed its online learning offerings into a uniquely designed live experience based on the school’s in-studio arts education.
“We were amazed at the response to online learning and the stories we started hearing from students around the world who suddenly gained access to SU, and we were encouraged by their desire to get involved. in creating art and being part of the SU community, ”says Michael Hall, SU artistic director and executive. “It was no longer necessary for someone to be located in New York to study with the League, and our options began to seem limitless in times that were previously so dark. “
Interactive e-telier sessions allow students to receive immediate feedback from instructors and exchange ideas with their classmates. Taught by established artists and educators, the courses bring the traditional studio classroom environment to the digital realm with features such as multi-camera angles for primary training, pre-recorded live model sessions, and image sharing. for teachers and peer reviewers.
As a landmark for the teaching of democratic arts, the League of Art Students of New York has provided thousands of students, including Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Yayoi Kusama, with the fundamental techniques of artistic creation. “Having transformed the need for accessible arts education, we are excited to lead our mission in these trying times to new voices around the world, especially when art is needed most,” Hall adds.
Information on courses for the fall season for online and in-studio learning on the e-telier is available on the SU website. website. New studio courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, art theory and more are added every month.
To learn more about the League’s e-telier online courses, visit classes.theartstudentsleague.org.
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