July 16, 2018

Palace Portal backdrop for the show

Head Over Heels.

"It's a hilarious and sexy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties, told through the story of a royal family that must embark on an extravagant journey to save their beloved kingdom, and find love and acceptance." - HeadOverHeels.com

We had a blast working on such a great production. Seeing each backdrop being hand painted was a sight in itself!! 


Designer: Julian Crouch

Painted by: Lead Artist Irina Portnyagina, Natali Pinchuk, Jocelyn Henry, Tisha Paige, and Ivan Pazlamatchev....

June 21, 2018

The best therapists have 🐾 and Fur!!

Scenic Art Studios creates scenic backdrops for over 300 broadway shows. However, we love hosting dogs in our studio space as well. Everything from bringing in our own pets to fostering some along the way. Check out our Instagram page DogsonDrops for day to day posts on the dogs who visit our shop!!! #adorable

If you are interested in adopting or know someone who does. Please feel free to contact us for information. Lets find these dogs a home!!!

#dogsondrops #foster #adopt 

May 23, 2018

It’s TIME for the show Joseph Forbes. 

”Many of the backdrops are produced by the team of artists at Scenic Art Studios, who work out of a 15,000-square-foot space in the 1830s Regal Bag brick warehouse on the shores of the Hudson River in Newburgh, N.Y. During the winter, the artists watch bald eagles float by on ice floes. The workshop is a sanctuary for formerly starving artists.” - Eben Shapiro and Julia Lull 

Footage captured by Scenic Art Studios. 
Edited by #TIME

full article click link below!!!

http://time.com/5271110/broadway-...

April 11, 2018

Karen Manes author of the “The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop” visited our studio space. Her book touches on The definitive behind-the-scenes history of one of Hollywood’s most closely guarded cinematic secrets finally revealed—painted backdrops and the scenic artists who brought them to the big screen. 

She had a blast walking around our studios with lead scenic Jane Snow. Learning about the tools and techniques we use here at Scenic Art Studios. 

March 27, 2018

This studio truly makes magic come true!! Every single canvas that touches our floor is hand made....worked on tirelessly until the vision is achieved. People and moments like this only come so often in life. Its knowing when to pause to see its beauty #CarpeDiem 😍

Check out our Facebook and Instagram for up to date stories!!! 

February 13, 2018

Melbourne Theatre Company scenic artist Tansy Elso studied at Scenic Art Studios for a brief period of time. She was awarded the International Travel Scholarship from her theatre company MTC.

Giving the recipient the means to travel to NY to gain experience from another Scenic Painting studio Tansy took full advantage of her time here in NY, visiting museums, galleries, and famous landmarks. Lead artist Richard W. Prouse guided her during her stay with us teaching her some Scenic Art Studios techniques!!!! We were happy to host you Tansy!! Good lu...

February 6, 2018

Eagle🦅sighting on the Hudson River!!! They have surrounded our studio. We had a young bald eagle perched on a tree right out front our studio as the adult surfs the ice flows on the Hudson. Beautiful sight to see everyday.

Its white head and tail, eight-foot wingspread, piercing eyes, massive hooked beak and powerful talons make it unmistakable among North American birds. 

Great Mascots!!! 

January 30, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23VoRh5tHw

💂💂‍♀️Soldiers💂💂 - hard scenery. 

Miami City Ballet
The Nutcracker 

Designer: Isabel + Ruben Toledo 🐭✨🎄 


Paint By: leading artists Ivan Pazlamatchev, Richard W Prouse 
along with scenic artist Jocelyn Joyah Henry

 

January 11, 2018

An amazing opportunity to work on George Balanchine’s Miami City Ballet "The Nutcracker" Iconic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score performed by the Opus One Orchestra at every show!!! 

Films on the making of these #backdrops will be released soon...Stay Tuned!!!

Miami City Ballet Designer: Isabel + Ruben Toledo

Miami Nutcracker Facebook Post


Scenics: Richard W Prouse, Irina Portnyagina, Corn Farrell, Tisha Colandrea-Paige, Elektra Buhalis, Susan Jackson, Natali Pinchuk, Misty Pelas, Ivan Pazlamatchev, Jessica Papazian Phillips, Dana...

December 11, 2017

(Mis)Conduct in the Workplace

Joseph Forbes attended the The Sexual-Abuse and Harassment event at The Public Theater​ on Thursday December, 7th 2017. 

"The event was organized in the wake of the sexual-abuse and harassment scandals assailing so many industries and as rumors swept New York’s theater community that an exposé or exposés on Broadway abusers and harassers was about to be published." 

- The Daily Beast​

Scenic Art Studios compassion to this cause led to a meeting the following day. "It is important to continue the conversation. It is up to...

October 23, 2017

  Irina Portnyagina is a leading artist here at Scenic Art Studios.

First and foremost, Irina is a #brilliant artist with a range of skills that stretches from architectural rendering, portraits, the human form, and her incredible translucent skies. She is known for creating ingenious new scenic techniques and tools which have been adopted by other Scenics. Teaching newer Scenics how to adapt this style has helped shape them into true Scenics. Her ability to take a design and breathe life into it has also earned her the admiration of many Des...

October 13, 2017

"Springsteen on Broadway"

This performance is based on his book "Born to Run". Bruce claims that performing on broadway helps capture his story. Just him, the stage, and his instruments. Truly, In his element at the Walter Kerr Theatre

Hard Scenery built at Global Scenic.
Designer: Heather Wolensky

Scenic's: Mark Cheney, Allie Broadhead, Kate Rader

October 11, 2017

Ruthie, Mark and Tyler from Playbill get a personal tour of Scenic Art Studios from our Founder Joseph Forbes. Each drop we visited that day came with jaw dropping awe. 

Scenic Art Studios create's beautiful #backdrops. What makes us so special is how we connect with the pieces themselves. From the concept to the finished product we all work together to get the job done. Just like a family we look after one another during the process. Laughing, Arguing, Creating, Paint flying everywhere, Glitter on our cloths....the list goes on....

October 5, 2017

Scenic boots travel far and wide. Creating one #backdrop after another. Walking across canvas after canvas. From paint splatters to starched accidents....they have seen a thing or two. Let's give it up to the soles that never gave up on us!! 

 The true life of a Scenic's boots.

Let us knows stories about your boots and what they have seen!!!

October 2, 2017

Joseph Forbes: A scenic artist must be a jack-of-all-trades. He or she must be a little bit sculptor, a little bit architect, a little bit art historian, and a lot of pure painter. It helps if you are also a little bit of a mad scientist, able to create and invent new tools and techniques to solve problems. Scenic artists should have a thorough working knowledge of the history of architectural and decorative styles. You should not only be able to draw a relatively accurate Corinthian capital, but know the difference between a Corinthian, an Ionic...

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