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....

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...

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...

December 1, 2017

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School got an exclusive tour of Scenic Art Studios. Led by scenic artist Jane Snow the students see how a Broadway's most vibrant #backdrops come to life!!! 

"Thank you for the great tour and birds eye view of stagecraft. I think the kids walked away in wonder. Its always a really humbling experience to be among the best." - JFK school 

"I was so inspired - thank you!" - Emily (student)

It was special to see the eyes widen as the children walked by our backdrops. Meeting some of our Scenic Artists inspire...

November 6, 2017

Forbes first discovered his love for theatre through an extra credit assignment for his college English class: volunteer ushering for the school production of Look Homeward Angel. Immediately hooked, he began studying scenic design at the University of North Carolina. “[My teacher] would put a backdrop down on the stage floor and we would all gather around between classes and sit there just awestruck while this man painted,” he says. “I think that’s where I got the love of backdrops from.”

But it would be a few years before Forbes realized his lov...

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 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!!!

September 30, 2017

BEHIND THE DROP look into the "WAITRESS" Drop. 

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. 

It was an honor watching these Scenics bring this piece to life. Always working hard to make the Scenic Art Studios backdrops stage ready!!! 

Waitress is a great show! BUY YOUR TICKETS!! CHERRY pie never looked so good.

Designer: Scott Pask

Painted by: Jocelyn, Michele, Tisha, and Elektra

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 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 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...

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