FAQ

Where does this program take place?
In New York City.

What does it cost to attend?
Nothing. Paint School is free.

What does it cost to apply?
A $25 application fee covers Shandaken's administrative costs for reviewing applicants' materials, including our application service provider, paid jurors, and like necessaries. If this cost is burden, we invite applicants to contact us regarding the possibility of a hardship discount. Please include a few sentences about your situation.

What are the qualifications to participate?
Applicants should have a consistent and thorough history of engagement with the field of painting, as well as a strong interest in new horizons in the discipline of painting. Although there is no degree requirement to participate, this program is ideal for those who have completed their formal education.

Do I have to be a painter to apply?
Yes, the 2018-19 session of Paint School is open exclusively to practitioners.

What is the meeting structure?
Paint School meets twice or three times monthly. In the first meeting, a faculty member selects a text that fellows and an additional faculty member respond to through discussion. In the second, fellows meet privately to reflect on a text of their own choosing. Additional meetings, organized by Paint School Spirit Guide Cynthia Daignault, will be focused on lived experience such as seeing artworks in person.

When and where do the meetings take place?
Meetings take place in New York City from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Dates for the 2018-19 session include December 4 and 18, 2018; January 8 and 22, 2019; February 4 and 19, 2019; March 4 and 19, 2019; April 8 and 23, 2019; May 7, 14, and 21, 2019. Additionally, there will be a meeting from 10am to 6pm on November 30, 2018 and meetings from 2pm to 5pm on January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, and May 19. All meetings are mandatory for fellows. All meetings are mandatory for fellows.

What is required of the fellows?
Fellows are expected to read all material selected, be present for all meetings, and prepare a 30-minute slide lecture.

How are fellows selected?
Applicants responding to an open call are juried by a panel of professional peers.

Can students apply?
Fellows may not be concurrently enrolled in other programs, ABD doctoral candidates excepted.

How can I apply?
Please see this page.

Can the public attend the meetings?
No, meetings are private for the cohort.