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...

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...

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 

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. 

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