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Workshops 2016

Contemporary Portrait Painting in Oil

Taught by David Jon Kassan,
May 15th through 19th

Raw, poignant and profoundly honest, David Jon Kassan's work aesthetically captures humanity in its true form. As an artist, Kassan acts as an empathetic intermediary between the subject he portrays and the viewer. More than simply replicating his subjects, Kassan seeks to understand them. He seeks to capture the essence of those he paints, imbuing them with their own voice.
“It's such a cool experience to get out of the studio to share and develop painting concepts with students from all over the world ... Everyone brings something new and unique to the table ...”
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2016 Scholars

Sydney Miller and Taylor Hoppes each receive $300 Scholarship from ASA. Both are juniors at Hudson High School studying art with Carolyn Huber. Congratulations to them both!


Studio News

Monday Still Life sessions from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm organized by those participating. Non–members may join in for a $5 session fee.

Wednesday Evening Programs from 7 to 10 pm. Check the Calendar page for the latest details. A downloadable pdf can be found there.

Friday Model Sessions take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. An email request can get your name on the list for weekly notifications. Non-members are welcomed to participate in all ASA’s Model sessions, which have a fee of $8 for members and $10 for non–members.

The ASA Gallery is currently dark.