This dynamic and intense masterclass is designed for artists to explore their practice and build historical and conceptual foundations through both practical and theoretical study.  Under the direction of artist and executive director, Maurizio Pellegrin, the program will cover a broad spectrum of cultural topics relating to the arts and culture.

Selected participants will be recipients of an expansive lecture series and studio practice with one-on-one instruction. Also, numerous guest lectures by influential art industry speakers will place the students close to the international art world. 

The objective of the Masterclass is to enrich and embody an educational philosophy that aims to place the students’ practices at the center of the curriculum.  Understanding, knowledge, and ideas in producing art today is at the core of this journey. 

The Master Class will include:

  1. Individualized Studio instruction by Maurizio Pellegrin
  2. A series of lectures covering a variety of subjects including; Architecture, Art History, Fashion, Photography, and Film
  3. Invitational lectures by art industry experts
  4. Visit to a US Cultural Institution
  5. Participation in a group exhibition at The Hub, our International Gallery on the 6th floor
  6. An exhibition catalog
  7. Bibliography/reference book from Lecture Series

Program Structure

The complete program is seven months in duration and is broken into two sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.  Note: students may opt to take only one session (Fall or Spring) but must take both sessions to be included in the group presentation and final exhibition.    

Classes for the Master Class will be held on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.  Lectures and guest speakers will be held on Wednesdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and the Studio practice will be held on Thursdays from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.


Course Sessions:

Session 1:  September 19 – December 19, 2018

Session 2: January 16 – April 24, 2019


Application Requirements

Students will need to apply to the program for consideration.  A portfolio with 8 – 10 pictures of recent work and an artist statement is required.  All works should be photographed and submitted on a flash drive (images should be no larger than 72 dpi) with captions and your artist statement.  The application deadline is June 30th and notifications will be send out by July 31, 2018.   

Please mail application to:  The New York School of the Arts, 315 Easy 62nd Street, 2nd Floor, NY New York 10065.  Attn:  Master Class


Program Tuition:  

Session 1:  $3,500

Session 2:  $3,500

Both Sessions:  $6,000

Lectures only: $825 per session