September 11, 2017

We are up and running at the Studio and Forum of Scenic Art! Here are some photos of the new class, starting off with Instructor Joseph Forbes. We had some special guests (Jenny Knott from Rosco, Katie Fry from Infinite Scenic, and a mystery guest -an esteemed teacher of Scenic Art from an East Coast University situated on the Charles River).

There are 12 new students and 8 returning students for the Fall Semester - welcome all!clockwise: Joe Forbes, Jenny Knott, Kenny Lee Ess, Ana Maria Aburto,Katie Fry, Nickolas D'Annunzio, Reilly Miller, Jeff...

September 6, 2017

"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" premiered on Broadway on April 18, 1994 and ran for 5,461 performances between 1994 and 2007, becoming Broadway's tenth longest-running production in history. The musical has grossed more than $1.4 billion worldwide and played in thirteen countries and 115 cities.Scenic Art Studios enjoyed painting National and International Tours beginning in 2000.

Show Curtain Designer: Stan Meyer 

September 4, 2017

Richard has been a lead/charge artist painting backdrops with Scenic Art Studios for over 2 decades. His inquisitive nature and the urge to problem solve make his drops sparkle with a life of their own. Richard passes on his knowledge to younger scenics as a Forum teacher at The Studio and Forum of Scenic Art. When not at SAS, Richard devotes his time to creating custom wedding gowns and painting oil portraits as well as designing and painting for the Center for Preforming Arts in Rhinebeck.

August 23, 2017

  Punchland.com- article written by Myles Hunt

 "History has proven that over time the best artwork are the ones that complement others. Sometimes it’s the lighting at a specific concert or a costume in a film, just to name a few. However, one avenue of artistic craft seems to be the perfect mix of natural aesthetic in scenic design for elaborate entertainment productions. Luckily, there is one company that has had consistent success in this medium and continues to wow audiences well into the modern age. Scenic Art Studios (SAS) is that one stop s...

August 22, 2017

 An eclipse takes place when one body mass such as the moon or planet moves into the shadow of another body. The eclipse of the sun is something I will always remember here at Scenic Art Studios. We all shared a moment together in awe of what we had witnessed. Each SAS member full of excitement with every glance towards the sky. Once the eclipse passed the painting continued. #epic #eclipse 

photo: Jane Snow 

August 14, 2017

The Guild of Scenic Artists is the community for Scenics to find opportunities for professional development and to connect with each other. We’re here for you; to connect, share, and develop.

The Guild’s founders saw that other industries were benefiting from associations that connected their constituents, yet no such association existed for the hundreds (if not thousands!) of non-union Scenic Artists that work across the country in a wide variety of industries. As the majority of Scenic Artists are freelance, the nomadic nature of their work make...

August 1, 2017

Unshattered is a social enterprise employing women who are winning their fight against addiction. They make handbags and accessories out of repurposed materials including retired military uniforms, Broadway sets, and leather jackets. They also do custom work to transform family heirlooms (leather jackets, uniforms, etc.) into purposeful bags so you can enjoy their meaning each day. When you purchase from Unshattered you invest in providing recovery and employment for a woman who has successfully overcome one of life's hardest challenges....

July 29, 2017

 The Studio and Forum of Scenic Art - Saturdays class was "Carving Foam for Artists" Instructors: Cheryl Stewart & Jane Snow. 
Educating the students on tools, proper technique and safety.

Next, students will work on their chosen designs. Excited to see what they make!? stay tuned for updates.

Students: Julia, Taryn, Shana, Catherine, and Jocelyn

Interested in joining the Studio and Forum? 

Contact: Dbuser@studioandforum.org

Phone: (845) 522 - 8478

July 28, 2017

   Each semester the school offers two programs, the Studio Class and the Forum Seminars. These are designed to give students a great deal of time in the studio learning the foundations of scene painting while still having specialty classes available to them. Each Saturday during the semester, students have the Studio class for five hours. 

   The Forum seminars are approximately three hours long, varying with the teacher and the topic. There are one to three Forum topics offered each semester, contingent on...

July 25, 2017

   In 1994, Forbes founded Scenic Art Studios, which has painted over 300 Broadway productions, Including current shows War Paint, Sunset Boulevard, and Hello, Dolly! which won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical  Forbes is a lecturer in Theatre Design/Technology at Purchase College and founded the Studio and Forum of Scenic Art in 2004 to continue the teaching methods of his mentor, Lester Polakov. 

  Live Design chatted with Forbes about his recent recognition and esteemed career...CLICK link for full article:...

July 20, 2017

DESIGNER DAVID KORINS' COMMENTS ON OUR SHOW DROP:
“It is so rare to actually get hand-painted scenery these days in a large scale for a drop,” says Korins. “It’s gorgeous, beautifully done by Scenic Art Studios, and I think it sets the right tone for the show.” - CLICK link for full article  http://www.livedesignonline.com/theatre/high-class-set-design-high-style-war-paint

July 19, 2017

The shop crew here at Scenic Art Studios is hard at work! Stretching the net for yet another backdrop. All wearing their handmade signature cut off sleeve shirts!  Working together to complete multiple jobs throughout each day.

The artists at SAS appreciate the sleeveless scenic band. Teamwork make the dreamwork. 

July 14, 2017

"Side Show" is a musical about Siamese twins Daisy and Violet. To tell the story of their journey from a ramshackle traveling show to stardom on an international stage, the Rockwell Group’s sets framed the sisters’ life as a memory in which their earliest roots couldn't be forgotten. The Jazz Scrim on stage and on the shop floor.

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July 13, 2017

Want to Join the Scenic Art School? Come learn instruction in the foundations of scene painting. Here at http://www.studioandforum.org - Students will learn about light and color theory, layout, handling of paint and other scenic materials, and methods of reproducing master paintings. In addition to the Studio classes, Forum seminars will be offered each semester. The Forum classes are short-term seminars designed to give more specific technical instruction in areas such as architectural perspective, faux finishes, sculpture for the theatre, and...

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