Visiting Artist Lecture with Wendy Shalen of Art Students League of NY


Ages: 16 - No Limit

Ability: All

Expertise: Painting, Drawing, Specialty Workshops, VAS Lecture

When I am working spontaneously with handmade paper pulp, drawing or painting from the landscape, a model or still life, I react intuitively, with care and sensitivity. I am seeking the air, light and vibrant color in a landscape, the living spirit of the model, the delicate textures and atmosphere in a still life. I look for magic and humor in my work, and I cherish the unexpected and accidental.

ASLD is pleased to welcome artist Wendy Shalen who is currently an instructor at the Art Students League of New York. At the league in NY, she teaches Drawing and Painting from Life, Portfolio Development class as well as The Figure and Self-Portrait in Line, Tone and Color. In addition Wendy conducts other workshops in French Drawing, Master Drawing Techniques, Handmade Paper and Landscape Drawing in Central Park. She leads groups of students to the Drawing and Print Study Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view and draw from their master drawing collection. Wendy has taught figure and landscape drawing and painting to adults and teens for more than thirty years. After studying art history and French during her junior year in Paris, she graduated from Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude) and studied at the Art Students League of NY with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Robert Beverly Hale, and privately with Burton Silverman. She has shown at Abbot & Holder, London; Allan Stone Gallery, New York; The Katonah Museum of Art, New York; The Housatonic Museum of Art, Connecticut; The Belskie Museum, New Jersey; and several galleries in Martha's Vineyard. She exhibits in large solo shows in Chelsea at the Prince Street Gallery in NYC.


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