Copying Masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Theory and Technique
5 Thursdays: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27 (no 10/13)
Fee: $535 (includes fee for the Met)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 10 students
This is an oil painting workshop that will teach old master techniques, through hands-on study and application next to each student’s selected masterpiece.
Interested applicants must email the following to email@example.com:
- 3 images of their work
- A paragraph explaining why they wish to attend this workshop
- The names of 3 works that they wish to copy
Note: The works must be selected from the following rooms on the second floor of the Museum’s Permanent Collection: Rembrandt, Velasquez, Vermeer or nearby rooms in the European Paintings section.
Only one student is allowed per room, and early applicants are given priority regarding work selection. (The sooner you apply, the greater the chance that you will get the work you wish to copy!) Based on applicant’s prior experience, the instructor may make additional suggestions of work to copy.
Once the work to copy has been approved, Anki will contact each selected student to register. Students are expected to research their selected work, including the artist and the technique of the time. The instructor will further introduce the topic, and suggest literature with concern to the selected art piece.
Leonid Gervits belongs to the European/Russian realist tradition of painting and drawing. In 1966, he graduated from the Odessa Art College; and in 1973, he received an MFA from Repin Academy, where he later worked as a professor for sixteen years. Mr. Gervits moved to the United States in 1991, working as an instructor at the New York Academy from 1992 to 2000. He has been an instructor at the Art Students League since 1997. An artist of the realist tradition and a product of serious academic training, Mr. Gervits is able to work in a broad spectrum of genres. For more information, visit www.gervits.com