Copyist Program: October–December Sessions

Apply for this special program to work with select wet and dry mediums directly in front of your choice of artwork on selected Wednesdays from 12:30–4:00 p.m. The program embraces artists of all backgrounds and specialties. Applicants should have previous experience with the mediums used and respect for working in a museum environment.

Session Dates: October 7*, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2 and 9

*The first date is the orientation day. Preparatory sketches are allowed in the latter part of the day but copyists do not begin work in wet media until the following session.

The Museum provides:
• An orientation to working in the galleries
• Easels, drop cloths, and storage of works of art between sessions
• A dedicated Met staff person to facilitate breaks, assist with materials, and provide
  general support during the session
• A closing reception for all participants

Artists are responsible for bringing their own previously approved art materials and must adhere to the terms and conditions (PDF) for working in the galleries.

Applications are due by August 24. Apply here.

Free with Museum admission, but prior application is required.

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