Conceptual art is based on the assertion that the essence of art is an idea or concept that may exist independently from an object as its representation. Historically associated with the dematerialization of the art object, the strategies of this movement are the hallmarks of contemporary art and form the foundation of such divergent practices as eco-art, performance art, video art, new media, community art, art/sci collaboration and intermedia. In the Conceptual Art Making class at the Art Students League, Elizabeth Demaray will trace the history of generative art while pairing with the Art Students League community to make works of conceptually based art. This workshop is ideal for artists working in any medium who would like to frame, inform or support their practice in the context of contemporary practice. Participants need no prior knowledge of conceptual art making to participate.

Aspiring Artist Program:

The Aspiring Artist Scholarship program is a comprehensive professional- level oil painting program taught by a master artist for promising young artists still attending high school.  Applicants who are accepted should make a full commitment in attending the program weekly for 8 months. 

PROGRAM DATES October 17, 2021 - May 23, 2022 Sundays from 1:00-4:45 pm


NO FEES: Tuition is free and art supplies are included.

ELIGIBILITY Open to junior and senior high school visual artists working in drawing or painting.  

You will need to have the following information ready to complete this application:    

•Statement of Artistic Intent (no more than 150 words)

•5 JPG images of your artwork The original pieces need to be handcrafted.  Photographs and pieces done using digital software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch or Procreate) will not be accepted.

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