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    The Art Crit Academy is an ongoing online Live Mentorship program and community that is organic, catering to the needs of an individual's goals and skill level. It is a rolling admission program, you can join at any time. 

    The program focuses on both Technique and Career.  ACA was developed by artists, David Kassan http://davidkassan.com  and Shana Levenson http://shanalevenson.com, after multiple requests for online critiques. So we thought we could do interactive live verbal critiques for those that were very serious about seeking our help -  and it would be an amazing idea to not just do one-off critiques, but rather see an artist’s development throughout an entire year or more (we offer 12 month and 3 month memberships in a drawing path and a painting path, renewable and upgradable)

    We want to use our experience as well our artist friends and gallery contacts to help you Level up!

     

     
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    Drawing Program - Year Long Annual subscription - Starting August 2016

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    - access to all monthly Critique Symposia (12) for the year. (1/3 of the members each month)

    - 4 personal verbal critiques during the symposia. 

    - access to Live Gallery Dealer Q & A sessions(2).  learn about the inner workings of major art galleries and what they look for in an artist to represent.

    - Live online intensive multi-day drawing demo by David Kassan 

    - Live Q & A with artists Shana Levenson and David Kassan

    - First Access to our upcoming Visiting Artist Series

    - Live studio visits with David Kassan and Shana Levenson

    - Access to the ACA Forum with Monthly Community Challenges

    - Live immersive classroom environment for Crits using Adobe Connect


    Our Different Enrollment Options

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    Painting Program - Year Long Annual subscription - Starting August 2016

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    - access to all monthly Critique Symposia (12) for the year. (1/3 of the members each month)

    - 4 personal verbal critiques during the symposia. 

    - access to Live Gallery Dealer Q & A sessions(2).  learn about the inner workings of major art galleries and what they look for in an artist to represent.

    - Live online intensive multi-day painting demo by David Kassan 

    - Live Q & A with artists Shana Levenson and David Kassan

    - First Access to our upcoming Visiting Artist Series

    - Live studio visits with David Kassan and Shana Levenson

    - Access to the ACA Forum with Monthly Community Challenges

    - Live immersive classroom environment for Crits using Adobe Connect


    Our Different Enrollment Options

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  • Who we are - David Kassan and Shana Levenson

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    David Kassan was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1977 and is a contemporary American painter best known for his life-size representational paintings,
    David is a much sought after drawing and painting instructor having taught painting/drawing seminars and lectures at various institutions, and universities around the world. In 2013, he founded the Kassan Foundation in hopes of giving grants directly to underprivileged talent in both the visual and musical arts.

    Kassan works can be seen in many public and private collections worldwide. He is represented by Gallery Henoch (Chelsea), New York, NY and The Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Culver City, CA. Kassan lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.For more info on david please go to http://davidkassan.com

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    Shana Levenson was born in Houston, Texas in 1981 and grew up in Austin, TX.  Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas at Austin in Fashion Merchandising/Design and she recently completed her masters at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.  In the summer of 2015, Shana had a residency in Ireland at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Shana has been teaching classes in her studio for the past couple of years to young students and adults as well as online private lessons.  She currently works at the New Mexico Art League and will be teaching workshops in Albuquerque as well as other studios around the United States.
    For more info on Shana, please go to http://shanalevenson.com