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THE MINERVA FOUNDATION
FOR FIGURE DRAWING - NYC

SPRING STUDIO EVENTS: In-Doors & Out-Of-Doors
on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays


NEW START TIME for SATURDAY in the park:
1:00 pm


NEW SESSIONS: 

Tuesday afternoon sketch, 1-4, and
Tuesday evening sketch, 6-9;  and
Thursday afternoon LONG pose, 1-4

SAVE THE DATE: 
Open House in the studio with birthday cake September 24, 4pm to 7pm. Casual.  No gifts. Donations to the studio graciously accepted.
 
Please practice social distancing and wear masks as required by the law.

DISCOUNTED RATES:
Five sessions for $70;
Ten sessions for $130; 
Twenty-five sessions for $300;
and fifty sessions for $500.



TO SUPPORT the STUDIO
in honor of Minerva turning 82
Buy a class card at a discounted rate. 
Mail a check made out to "Spring Studio" to:

Minerva Durham
86 Kenmare #25
New York, NY 10012. 
Or attend the September 24 Open House, 4 to 7 pm.

Or make a TAX-FREE DONATION
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: 
The New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The check must be made out to NYFA and must indicate at the bottom that it is a donation for 

The Minerva Foundation for Figure Drawing Inc.
LOVE,

  Minerva Durham
917-375-6086, text or call
springstudio@earthlink.net


PHOTO: Marc Lamantia

 

Thank you recent DONORS:  
Carl Blandford, Lee  Brozgol, Karen Collidge Capelluto, Harold Horowitz, Katsu Goto, Mia Ramsay, Sheila White, and Paul Zelinsky

 

When Marc Lamantia walked into the studio Friday past and saw me sitting still on the model platform posing for Tomas Daskam for a portrait, he felt that he had to take  a photo. It was the sort of narrative scene that any Italian Renaissance painter would have been proud to have composed, telling a story that runs from one side of the canvas to the other; showing two figures in silent communication, one active, one passive; and describing a rich environment stabilized by many horizontals and verticals,  its depth enlivened by a few diagonals.

I choose this photo that Marc took to announce and celebrate my 82nd birthday, Thursday, September 24. Never mind that  I look like the Mother Superior of a Roman Catholic parish school. I am happy to appear to be softly stern and fluidly rigid after having spent twenty-nine years teaching a sacred craft in sacred spaces. While my not having put up with any nonsense for so  many years has left its mark on me, my long  "sacrifice" has not at all made a stone of my heart. Rather, I feel that I am at last able to be  bewildered by excesses of love. (W. B. Yeats's phrases  referenced here.)

Spring Studio
a/k/a
Minerva's Drawing Studio

The Studio will be open Labor Day weekend for all sessions inside at 91 Canal Street, 4th floor,  and outside in the Broome Street Corridor of Sara Delano Roosevelt Park.

Call 917-375-6086 for more information.

EVERYONE WELCOME

TWO NEW SESSIONS:

Tuesday, September 8,
afternoons and evenings 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

As the sun sets earlier and earlier, the Saturday outdoor session will start earlier, at 1:00 pm and go to 6:00 pm, starting September 15.

OUTSIDE SCHEDULE is ongoing
Join us out-of-doors every Tuesday morning
FREE  drawing with clothed model
Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, Broome St. Corridor
9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Short Poses
Bring your own supplies. Access to bathrooms in SDR Park 
at Hester Street. Access to studio for bathroom or to get 
plastic stools or your supplies with keys. 
IF IT RAINS we will start 20 minutes after the rain stops.
"Five-minute poses" by Minerva Durham

Join us out-of-doors every Thursday morning
FREE  drawing with clothed model
Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, Broome St. Corridor
9:30 am to 1:30 pm,  Short Poses
Bring your own supplies. Access to bathrooms
in SDR Park at Hester Street. Access to studio for 
bathroom or to get plastic stools or your supplies with keys. 
IF IT RAINS we will start 20 minutes after the rain stops.

JOIN US out-of-doors every Saturday afternoon
FREE  drawing with clothed model
Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, Broome St. Corridor
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (soon to start an hour earlier)

Bring your own supplies. Access to bathrooms
in SDR Park at Hester Street until 4:00 pm. Access 
to studio for bathroom or to get plastic stools or
 your supplies with keys. IF IT RAINS we will 
start 20 minutes after the rain stops.
Andrew Bolotowsky will join us and play Baroque 
flute during many of our out-of-door drawing sessions.


INSIDE SCHEDULE,
and Monday
4th floor, 91 Canal St., 10002
Artists must wear masks.

JOIN US indoors every Friday morning 
NUDE Long pose
 LIMIT eight artists  per session
FEE: card punch or $20. (Prices are reduced.)
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
RSVP:     Minerva Durham
917-375-6086, text or call
springstudio@earthlink.net

JOIN US indoors every Friday evening 
 Nude Sketch.  LIMIT eight artists  per session
FEE: card punch or $20. (Prices are reduced.)
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
RSVP:     Minerva Durham
917-375-6086, text or call
springstudio@earthlink.net

JOIN US indoors ALL DAY  Saturdays
with nude model. LIMIT eight artists  per session
FEE: card punch or $20. (Prices are reduced.)
RSVP for morning, afternoon and/or evening session
9:30 am to 12:30 pm,  Minerva teaches
1:00 t0 5:00 SHORT POSES
6:00 to 9:00 LONG POSE
RSVP:     Minerva Durham
917-375-6086, text or call
springstudio@earthlink.net

JOIN US indoors every Sunday morning
 Nude Sketch.  LIMIT eight artists  per session 
10:00 am to 1:00 pm,   Minerva teaches
FEE: card punch or $20. (Prices are reduced.)
RSVP:     Minerva Durham
917-375-6086, text or call
springstudio@earthlink.net

JOIN US indoors every Monday for Nicolaides
with nude model. LIMIT eight artists  per session
FEE: card punch or $20. (Prices are reduced.)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Kate and Chuck teach
RSVP:     Minerva Durham
917-375-6086, text or call
springstudio@earthlink.net

TWO NEW SESSIONS:

JOIN US indoors every Tuesday afternoon & evening

with nude model. LIMIT eight artists  per session
FEE: card punch or $20. (Prices are reduced.)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, SKETCH
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm,  SKETCH  
RSVP:     Minerva Durham
917-375-6086, text or call
springstudio@earthlink.net

JOIN US indoors every Wednesday evening
with nude model. LIMIT eight artists  per session
FEE: card punch or $20. (Prices are reduced.)
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm,  SHORT POSES
RSVP:     Minerva Durham
917-375-6086, text or call
springstudio@earthlink.net

TO SUPPORT the STUDIO
Buy a class card at a discounted rate. 
Mail a check made out to "Spring Studio" to:
Minerva Durham
86 Kenmare #25
New York, NY 10012. 
Your card will be waiting for you in the monitors' box at the studio.

Or make a TAX-FREE DONATION
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: 
The New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The check must be made out to NYFA and must indicate at the bottom that it is a donation for 
The Minerva Foundation for Figure Drawing Inc.

 


Minerva Drawing Studio

 

 


Nudes by Kimchikim

 


PHOTO Karen Konicke      
LEFT to RIGHT:  Andrew Bolotowsky, Liliya Skubish, Minerva Durham

Drawing Outdoors

Andrew Plays Flute
"Andrew playing flute while Artists draw" by Joe

 

Beth Miller Poses

Tuesday past we drew Beth Miller in the occasional drizzle in the  park:

 

Mie Nakayama Draws

Mie Nakayama draws in the drizzle, PHOTO: Andrew Bolotowsky


 

Saturday in the Park



Sara Delano Roosevelt Park

 

 


Drawing in the Park

 

 


Andrew Plays




Minerva Draws





Carol Studies



Sun Shines




Umbrella Shades


All is Well.

PHOTOS: Susan Yung


THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR DONATIONS.

Love,
Minerva Durham, Founder and Director
Spring Studio a/k/a Minerva's Drawing Studio

SEE below to donate through the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Reminder: Support the Studio!



MAIL A CHECK
made out to
“New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)”


with "The Minerva Foundation for Figure Drawing” in the memo line


to NYFA at 20 JAY STREET, SUITE 740
BROOKLYN, NY 11201


For donations over $2,500,
you must include a Contribution Letter with your check to NYFA!

THE STUDIO's LOCATION
as of Summer 2019

Spring Studio / Minerva's Drawing Studio
91 Canal Street near the corner of Eldridge Street, NYC.

Phone: 212-226-7240 or 917-375-6086.

Gallery Hours: 4-6pm weekdays & by Appointment
Call Minerva for appointment 917-375-6086

 

 

Minerva’s Drawing Studio aka SPRING STUDIO
91 Canal Street, New York, NY
Minerva Durham, Director, 917-375-6086
springstudio@earthlink.net



The Minerva Foundation for Figure Drawing Inc.,

91 Canal Street, New York, United States

Minerva Durham, Director, 917-375-6086
springstudio@earthlink.net


Paula Cort

 

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