Summer Program Scholarship Recipient Shekinah Guab

Shekinah Guab is one of three Ashcan Studio Summer Program scholarship winners. She was referred to us by Lisa Feder- Feitel of Alliance Summer Arts Program (ASAP) at The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and also highly recommended by her high school art teacher. The artwork and essay that Shekinah submitted for review were outstanding [...]

Black Holes, Carrots and Bunnies in polka dot Underwear

Junghwa Park is an Ashcan graduate who is hard not to notice. She is a prolific artist who continually reveals an ever-changing array of new illustrations, fine art work and adorable products. When she was a student at Ashcan I would look forward to seeing her new ideas, and I still do now. Her characters [...]

Interview with SVA Illustration major Minah Kim

About a month ago I noticed that one of our former students, Minah Kim, had suggested to 'like' her fan page on Facebook. When I clicked on the Minah Kim Art fan page  I was really impressed with the work she was making.  I had been thinking about interviewing Ashcan graduates to see what they have been up to, [...]

Ashcan students finishing up portfolios

Many of our students are now finishing their portfolios to apply to art school- each day getting up early to be at the studio as soon as it opens.  With help from our instructors they'll be able to submit a portfolio that will stand out to admissions counselors. The Directors at Ashcan know the requirements [...]

Interview with Eleanor Lee

Eleanor LeeStudent at AshcanStudying Illustration at SVA  Spring 2014Awarded SVA's Silas H. Rhodes scholarship1.Tell us a little bit about your personal portfolio.I have always been fascinated in grotesque artworks and I believe that something can be so eerie that it can be executed beautifully. Therefore most of my inspiration comes from the nightmares I’ve had [...]