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The Teaching Studios of Art’s mission is to train artists in traditional techniques practiced for centuries before the advent of Modernism. We are located in Oyster Bay and Brooklyn, NY. For more information and a schedule of classes, visit www.teachingstudios.com
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The Diebenkorn Rules
10 rules for starting a painting

(but they also hold true for every aspect of art, love and life)

1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion.

2.The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued — except as a stimulus for further moves.

3.Do search. But in order to find other than what is searched for.

4.Use and respond to the initial fresh qualities but consider them absolutely expendable.

5.Dont “discover” a subject — of any kind.

6.Somehow don’t be bored — but if you must, use it in action. Use its destructive potential.

7.Mistakes can’t be erased but they move you from your present position.

8.Keep thinking about Polyanna.

9.Tolerate chaos.

10. Be careful only in a perverse way.

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"Vestiges" by Teaching Studios instructor Rob Zeller, oil on panel, 11 x 14, 2013

"Vestiges" by Teaching Studios instructor Rob Zeller, oil on panel, 11 x 14, 2013

The Alla Prima Portrait with Kristin Künc

Sunday Feb 9 • Oyster Bay Studio Workshop

12 noon- 5pm • $100
 

The Alla Prima Portrait with Kristin Künc
Sunday Feb 9 • Oyster Bay Studio Workshop
12 noon- 5pm • $100 

Teaching Studios founder and director Rob Zeller is featured in the upcoming issue of Professional Artists magazine.

To check out a preview, click here:
http://teachingstudios.com/images/stories/pdf-files/ProfArtistMag-preview-Zeller.pdf 

Teaching Studios founder and director Rob Zeller is featured in the upcoming issue of Professional Artists magazine. To check out a preview, click here:http://teachingstudios.com/images/stories/pdf-files/ProfArtistMag-preview-Zeller.pdf 

wasbella102:

By Arthur Rackham

wasbella102:

By Arthur Rackham

kassan:

Shot from Saturday’s Sacred Gallery Demo with @Meganmassacre posing. Had a great time doing this quick study and go to know her better which will make the real painting we work on together so much stronger!!

kassan:

Shot from Saturday’s Sacred Gallery Demo with @Meganmassacre posing. Had a great time doing this quick study and go to know her better which will make the real painting we work on together so much stronger!!

Our Oyster Bay studio now features Drink and Draws once a month. The event was sold out on 11.23.13. Our next on is 12.21.13.

Our Oyster Bay studio now features Drink and Draws once a month. The event was sold out on 11.23.13. Our next on is 12.21.13.

Been a packed house lately at our Brooklyn Studio Drink and Draws. 

Been a packed house lately at our Brooklyn Studio Drink and Draws. 

Digging the use of new technology at our Drink and Draws in Brooklyn.

Digging the use of new technology at our Drink and Draws in Brooklyn.

Some of the exciting work being done by students in instructor Rob Zeller’s figure drawing class at Teaching Studios. 
Vera Belyavskaya- figure drawing 
check out  more work here:
http://teachingstudios.com/index.php/student-work
 

Some of the exciting work being done by students in instructor Rob Zeller’s figure drawing class at Teaching Studios. Vera Belyavskaya- figure drawing check out  more work here:http://teachingstudios.com/index.php/student-work