The Brant Foundation New York & Greenwich August 3rd, 2019

  • Inspired by Francesco Clemente

Workshops at The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation’s sketch nights and painting workshops are open to artists of all experience levels. Inspired by the Foundation’s current exhibitions, participants are invited explore the works on view while expanding their own creative practice.   Scroll down for more information on upcoming and past workshops.

Please contact Sabrina Marsalisi for more information or if you would like to schedule a painting workshop for your students.

The Brant Foundation is proud to offer a multitude of ongoing programs and events aimed to enhance and enrich the public’s experience with contemporary art. Our programs, ranging from specialized classroom workshops to a compelling lecture series, are devised to increase art accessibility and promote art appreciation. Collectively, these programs are designed to facilitate art education, foster creative and scholarly development, and provide unique opportunities for anyone with an interest in contemporary art.

Click here to learn more about The Brant Foundation’s programs.

Sketch Night - Figure Drawing


This uninstructed workshop will give participants the opportunity to sketch a professional nude model while also enjoying access to our current exhibition, Third Dimension: Works from The Brant Foundation. Situated among works from our show, participants of all skill levels are welcome to draw inspiration from these landmark works of contemporary art while channeling their creativity toward their own sketches.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Adults | $25.00

Students with valid ID | FREE

Sketch Night - Direct Sculpture Drawing


421 East 6th Street | New York, NY 10009

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for this uninstructed Sketch Night at The Brant Foundation’s East Village location, featuring David Altmejd’s “The Island.” Altmejd’s larger-than-life sculpture is an amalgamation of mediums and objects that resemble a human figure. A student of biology, Altmejd’s figure has humanoid qualities as well as architectural and landscape elements. The ‘body’ is a dynamic figure with exposed elements which allow participants to stretch their creative faculties beyond what is typical of figure or sculpture drawing. Altmejd’s sculpture presents a unique and exciting challenge, and we encourage participants of all levels to join this sketch night.

Please bring your own materials. Paint and charcoal are prohibited. Easels and chairs will be provided.

  • Inspired by Urs Fischer's exhibition "ERROR"

Sketch Night - Figure Drawing

September 4, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Join us for sketch night at The Brant Foundation (Greenwich, CT), inspired by the current exhibition of works by Urs Fischer.  Participants will have the opportunity to take a close look at Urs Fischer’s sculptural forms and sketch from a professional nude model in The Brant Foundation’s gallery.  This sketch night is uninstructed and open to artists of all experience levels.

$10 per person | Free for students with a valid school ID

Please bring your own materials (no oils or acrylics) – Easels will be available

Space is limited – Please RSVP to

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center | 941 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06831

  • Instructed Portraiture Workshop 
Inspired by Francesco Clemente

Portraiture Workshop

Inspired by Francesco Clemente’s exhibition, Works 1978-2018, this instructed portraiture workshop gives artists the unique opportunity to work amidst a selection of Clemente’s stylistically distinct portraits, currently on view at The Brant Foundation.  Led by artist, Jennifer Caviola, participants will explore various types of portraits, poses, and techniques while working from a live model in the gallery.  This workshop is open to artists of all ages and experience levels.

January 15, 2019

4 – 6 PM

941 North Street, Greenwich, CT

$10 per person

Free for students with a valid ID

Please bring your own materials (no oils or acrylics)

Easels and paper will be provided

Space is limited – Please click here to RSVP or email

  • June 26, 2018
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Abstract Landscape Painting Workshop

Taking place outside amidst The Brant Foundation’s vibrant Connecticut landscape, this instructed painting workshop encourages artists to explore the process of abstracting from the figurative world of nature.  Led by artist, Jennifer Caviola, participants will discuss Joe Bradley’s abstract paintings, currently on view at The Brant Foundation, and discover techniques for merging figurative and abstract forms inspired by the idyllic terrain.

This workshop is $10 per person and open to artists of all experience levels.  Admission is free for students with a valid school ID and individuals under the age of 18.  Please bring your own materials (easels are available on site).

June 26, 2018

4:30-5:30 PM

941 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06831

(203) 869-0611

Space is limited – please click here to RSVP.

Sketch Night - Still Life Drawing

Inspired by Jason Rhoades’s elaborate sculptural installations, participants are invited to work in The Brant Foundation gallery spaces to create their own still life drawings.  Each room offers unique opportunities for artists to work directly from Rhoades’s intricate compositions, which include objects such as tires, wooden crates, legos, and neon signs, all of which Rhoades carefully placed throughout each installation.

Dec. 12  &  Jan. 11, 2018

5 to 7 PM

Sketch Night - Figure Drawing

Participants are invited to sketch from a professional nude model in one of the Foundation’s gallery spaces which currently houses an exhibition by Steven Shearer.  Shearer’s work draws upon a visual lexicon of portraiture and representation of the body, often using found imagery that he collects and archives as source material. Through this process, contemporary imagery is distilled into the tradition of portraiture revealing affinities between various modes of figuration throughout history to the present.  This workshop focuses on the dialogue that exists between Shearer’s formal drawings, preparatory sketches and finished paintings and invites participants to explore the same in their own artistic practice.