Atelier System of the Art Students League of New York


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Art Students League

Lynne Strong-Shinozaki has been a part of New York’s local political and activist scene for more than a decade. Also involved in the arts, Lynne Strong-Shinozaki holds life membership with the Art Students League of New York, a school which offers art workshops and classes.

Those interested in improving their art skills or exploring a new medium can participate in 100 studio-based art classes, taught by professionals in fields like drawing, sculpture, welding, and printmaking. Artistic styles and philosophies vary significantly from teacher to teacher, and the school uses the atelier model of a master artist working alongside learners pioneered by French artists in the 19th century.

Students interested in learning through the Art Students League of New York do not need to take any entrance exams, show portfolios, or pass other barriers, though some instructors of advanced classes may request an interview with applicants beforehand to make sure they are a good fit for the course and will be able to do the work. Students can start ongoing classes at any time and waiting lists are available for classes that are currently full.