On Saturday, November 21st, artist Stacy Seiler shared her workspace at the Gowanus Studio Space with the junior Scholars.
The Gowanus Studio offers space, equipment and much-needed support to emerging designers, artists and craftspeople with hopes of generating collaboration between these areas. The Studio houses a large industrial arts workshop as well as private studio and exhibition space.
Above, Stacy explains her meticulous work process from her personal content research to her tedious techniques. Students were given the chance to ask the artist about technique specifics and her source of inspiration.
The scholars all know Stacy as an Academy instructor and Scholars Coordinator, so this was a great opportunity to learn more about her work as an artist. Everyone was in awe of Stacy’s persistence in creating such an impressive body of work!
We were also fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak with Ian, who attended undergrad with Stacy at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Ian spoke about his experience as a Creative Director and showed us samples of the work he creates for clients, demonstrating to the Scholars yet another way in which they can build a career with their creative abilities.
Located in the historically industrial neighborhood along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, The Gowanus Studio Space aims to establish an arts resource for the surrounding community.
For more information on Stacy’s work, visit her site at http://www.stacyseiler.com/