Ah Haa: Drawing Marathon with New York Studio School, Starts 11/11!

Ah Haa: Drawing Marathon with New York Studio School, Starts 11/11!

Telluride’s Ah Haa School for the Arts and New York Studio School collaborative Drawing Marathon takes place Thursday – Monday, 7:00am – 4:00pm MST, $1600, November 11 – 15, 2021.

Saam Levy

The New York Studio School Marathons are widely known as incredible opportunities to explore drawing, painting and sculpture as direct methodologies for understanding one’s experience in the world. Participants experience a wide range of immersive, first-hand strategies for making art, in tandem with the intellectual challenges of extensive group and individual critiques.

This November, Ah Haa and NYSS are partnering to present a special in-person element of Graham Nickson’s 5-day Virtual Intersession Marathon. Through a combination of in-person, in-studio instruction with NYSS artist Sam Levy, and virtual components with Graham Nickson, the Marathon brings rigorous exercises, profound insights, and deep connections to students in both New York and Telluride.

Participants will benefit from the rigor and intensity of Graham Nickson’s Virtual Intersession Marathon while exploring a wide range of immersive, perceptual strategies through live model sessions and in-person critiques in Ah Haa’s new state-of-the-art facilities.

To join Sam Levy for this unique collaborative course, please visit the link below:

Virtual/In-Person Painting Marathon with Graham Nickson & Sam Levy in Telluride, CO

And follow the application guidelines. Please note that all students will be required to provide proof of covid vaccination.

Graham Nickson is the originator of the renowned NYSS Drawing Marathon. His generous and engaged approach to the creative process are the foundation of the Marathon program. Graham’s work is in the permanent collections of many institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art; MoMA; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, MA; The Albright Knox Gallery, NY; the Neuberger Museum of Art, NY; the Frye Art Museum, WA; the Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL and the Lillehammer Art Museum. To learn more about Graham’s unique style and perspectives, visit: https://hyperallergic.com/137335/beer-with-a-painter-graham-nickson/

Sam Levy is a painter and a faculty member at the New York Studio School. As a visiting artist, he has taught at the AH HAA School for the Arts in Colorado since 2014 and completed The Jentel Foundation Artist Residency in 2015. Recent exhibitions include John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY; The Painting Center, NY; Wagner College, NY; as well as curatorial projects with Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn. Sam lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. For more on Sam Levy, please visit: https://www.samuelwadelevy.com/

To learn more, and for a taste of NYSS, all are welcome to join the New York Studio School’s Instagram Live Series: https://www.instagram.com/ny_studioschool/, on Saturday, September 25th at 1pm Eastern Time. Join Artist and NYSS Instructor Sam Levy as he demonstrates painting strategies and discusses the upcoming Marathon.
IG: @NY_StudioSchool

NYSS is running all registrations, so we just need to promote it as a class and send students to their application link (above).

Given the changing nature of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus, Ah Haa is now requiring everyone who participates in a class be vaccinated and upload a copy of their vaccination card at the time of registration. Further, masks should be worn in public spaces within the building. Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy!

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