Gallery Talk: March 2, 2017, Anderson Gallery

Instructional DVDMs Kudlow will be showing her video on Classical Painting and answering questions about the Sight-Size method used by the old masters. Utilizing a professionally produced film she will lead you through the steps she takes to create a painting including composition, drawing, color sketch, and paint application. You will see a still life develop from beginning to end. In this talk, she will share with you the best of her life-long research into the techniques of line, color, value and form. The audience is invited to ask questions, at given breaks, throughout the presentation.

A reservation fee of $25 is requested. As the space is very limited you are encouraged to make reservations early by calling Anderson Fine Art Gallery at 912.634.8414.

Film and discussion, Thursday, March 2, 2017, 2-3:30pm, in the Anderson Fine Art Gallery's Artists Annex Studio.




Two-person show: March 3 - April 8, 2017, Anderson Gallery

LilacJudith Pond Kudlow will be showing new work at a two-person show at Anderson Fine Art Gallery along with Chris Groves.

The opening reception will be on Friday, March 3, 2017, 6-8pm








Studio Move

The NYK Academy was established in 2002 as the Harlem Studio of Art. In 2016, it moved to a larger space, at the Willow Avenue Atelier in the Port Morris section of the South Bronx.

It continues its commitment to bringing classical training in drawing and painting to the contemporary painter of all levels.

Our new address is: 728 East 136th Street, 4th Floor – The Paperclip Building, Bronx, New York 10454

Paperclip Building

Paperclip Building Indoors     Paperclip Building Indoors




Solo show: Color Forms, December 2, 2015 - January 2016, Cooper & Smith Gallery, Essex, CT

December 2, 2015 – January 2016

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 5
4:30 - 7:30

Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426
Tel: 860 581 8526

Girl in White, Color Forms show image

Review by Ridgefield Magazine
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Kudlow honored at Beaux Arts Ball, November 6, 2015

Kudlow honored at Beaux Arts Ball




Two-person show: December 5-31, 2014, Anderson Gallery

Judith Pond Kudlow will be showing new work at a two-person show at Anderson Fine Art Gallery along with Chris Groves.




Solo show: Form, Outline, and Color, November 7-21, 2014, The Union League Club Gallery

Judith Pond Kudlow will be showing new work at a solo show at The Union League Club Gallery, located at 38 East 37th st. The opening reception will take place on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 6 to 8:30pm. RSVP Susan Varga at 203-228-5050 or




Solo show: Classic Realism, January 10-12, 2013, Anderson Gallery

Judith Pond Kudlow will be showing new work at a solo show at Anderson Fine Art Gallery.




Two-person show: October 25 - November 30, 2013, Anderson Gallery

Judith Pond Kudlow will be showing new work at a two-person show at Anderson Fine Art Gallery along with Carlo Russo. The opening reception is on Friday, October 25, 6-8pm.





Review: "A bright spot on the cultural landscape" by Roger Kimball, February 16, 2013

Back in 2006, I wrote about a conspicuous, if quiet, bright spot on the troubled countenance of contemporary art: The Harlem Studio of Art, which was presided over by the artists Judith Pond Kudlow and Andrea Smith. “The school,” I wrote at the time, “offers students something almost unheard of today: rigorous training in modeling, one-point perspective, cast drawing, and all the other technical aspects of art that, based in Renaissance practice, one used to assume would be part of an artist’s training but, for at least the last five or six decades, have gone the way of good manners and other accoutrements of civilization.”

In the intervening years, school has evolved, taking over more of the building it occupies on 117th Street in Spanish Harlem. It has also changed its name to The NYK Academy and has, in a modest way, gone global, with an establishment in Rome called the Atelier Canova. Ms. Kudlow looks after the New York establishment, Ms. Smith the Roman outpost.

I had occasion to think about the efforts of these talented and intrepid artists last night when I visited the NYK Academy for its annual open-house party. It will be a bit of a trek for most New Yorkers, but it’s worth it. Stepping into the studio is like stumbling upon an oasis after a long trek through the desert. Last night was a buzzing hive of conviviality, but it was impossible not to sense the seriousness artistic pursuits that unfold within. The walls were festooned with paintings large and small, student work cheek-by-jowl with the masterly productions of the school’s teachers.

Everywhere one looked was evidence of painstaking technical labor, of the mastery of technique and absorption of the lessons of traditional practice.

It was a jolly evening enlivened by a constant flow of friends. Even more gratifying, however, was the recognition that institutions like the NYK Academy still exist. If all you read were trendy salon-establishment publications like The New York Times, if the only art you saw was in galleries approved by today’s tastemakers, then you might think that the rootless parody of cultural life represented by today’s pseudo avant garde was all that was left of the once great current of Western artistic practice.

Fortunately, institutions like the NYK Academy exist to remind us that all is not lost, not quite. It’s a cheering realization.

Originally posted at PJ Media




Show: Judith Pond Kudlow and Atelier Artists from the NYK Academy, December 8-31, 2012

December 8th – 31th, 2012

Opening Reception
Friday, December 7th, 2012

Anderson Fine Art Gallery
3309 Frederica Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Tel: 912 634 8414

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Portrait and Figure Sight-size Workshop, April 16-27, 2012

Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 27th, 2012
Noon to 7:00 pm
NYK Academy
508 East 117th Street
New York, NY 10035
Tel: 917 492 1923


This is a 10-day course, with a week-end break. Students will be taken through the steps needed to complete a portrait and figure painting from life in oil:

Drawing in charcoal on tracing paper
Transfer of drawing to toned canvas
Setting up the palette
Color study
First-pass block-in, second-pass transitions and third-pass finish

The course will be limited to10 students who will receive individual instruction daily from Ms. Kudlow on composition, drawing, color mixing and painting. The afternoon will be divided into two segments: noon to 3:00 – portrait, and 4:00 to 7:00 – figure.

Tuition is $500, which includes model fees, easel, lights, and full use of the well-equipped studio. Students may enroll for portrait only or figure only for $250.

A list of recommended materials will be provided upon enrollment. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot, the remainder to be paid on the first day of class. Make checks payable to Judy Kudlow and mail to the NYK Academy, 508 East 117th St., NY, NY 10035.

Contact Judy Kudlow at the NYK Academy - 917 492 1923 – for more information and to register.




Holiday show: November 11 - December 30, 2011, Anderson Gallery

Nov 11 show at Anderson GalleryJudith Pond Kudlow and Chris Groves will highlight "The Holiday Show" opening Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Anderson Fine Art Gallery on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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NYK Academy in Top Ten Schools by American Artist

American Artist Magazine coverIn its November 2011 issue, American Artist included NYK Academy in its list of Top Ten Art Schools.

To view the article, click here.










Instructional DVD: Sight-Size Painting, October 8, 2011

Coming out on October 8, an instructional DVD produced by American Artist Magazine and, Judith Pond Kudlow Paints a Sight-Size Still Life. This 60-minute lesson will take the viewer through all the steps - drawing, color study and painting - to create a still life working in the sight-size method.

Classical Painting: The Realist Sight Size Method with Judith Kudlow

Instructional DVD


DVD       Download


Instructional DVD shoot     Instructional DVD shoot



NYK Academy featured in American Artist Magazine, August 2011

American Artist Magazine coverAmerican Artist Magazine's special Studios edition from August 2011 included an article on NYK Academy by Austin R. Williams. Titled "Create an Intimate Atelier", the article describes how "at the NYK Academy, Judith Pond Kudlow guides a small group of students through a classically inspired curriculum".

To view the article as a pdf, click here.

To order a hard copy of the issue, click here.








Still Life Workshop, July 5-16, 2010

The workshop is designed for students, wishing to work in the realist tradition, of all levels of experience -- although some background in painting is desirable. This is a 10-day course spread over a two-week period during which the students will complete a small still life. Each student will be assigned an individual space in which to work on his own set-up. The course will be limited to 10 students who will receive individual instruction daily on composition, drawing and painting.

Tuition is $1000.00, which includes a designated working space, easel, lights, and full use of the well-equipped studio. For students wishing to take only one week of the course, the tuition is $600.00. Students should bring their own painting supplies and still-life props which may be left in their space for the duration of the class. A list of recommended materials will be provided upon enrollment. A $600 deposit is required to reserve a spot, the remainder to be paid on the first day of class. Make checks payable to Judy Kudlow and mail to the Harlem Studio. Contact Cynthia Zinser - 917 492 1923 - to register.


To complete one still life painting consisting of a maximum of three* objects achieved through the use of a sight-size drawing and painted with a limited palette.

Students are advised to select large, simple shaped objects of a solid color.

To be avoided:  Transparent objects/ glass
                      Patterned/ decorative ceramics
                      Objects with fine or detailed work; ie, handles/spouts
                      Highly chromatic objects

Please take some time to think about this before class starts and be ready with an assortment of possibilities.

*unless previously discussed



1. Overview of history of still life painting
    — Composition
    — Color (in design of composition—harmony vs accents/chroma)

2. Arrangement of palette
    — Pre-mixing (also applicable for figure painting)

3 Demonstration each morning of a still life (kept one step ahead of students)

4. Stretching and toning a canvas

5. Signing work/ varnishing



Group show, February 23 - 30, 2010

Judith Pond Kudlow will exhibit work at Oakham Contemporary Gallery in London as part of a group that includes Karen Dewing, Andrea Smith, and Marc Dalessio. The show is part of a fundraising effort of Friends of Africa, a charity whose aim is to promote entrepreneurship amongst young Africans. The opening reception is on February 23, 2010.



Three-person show, November 20 - December 31, 2009

Nov 09 show at Anderson GalleryJudith Pond Kudlow will be showing new work at a three-person show at Anderson Fine Art Gallery along with Chris Groves and Shannon Runquist. The opening reception is on November 20, 2009.

You may click on the invitation on the right for details.









New figure class at NYK Academy

NYK Academy now offers a figure class. Classes meet every Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm, and are instructed by Ms. Kudlow. Drawings are done sight-size and the pose lasts for four sessions. A few spots are open to non-NYK Academy students who want to learn this method of drawing the figure.

The cost of the class is $100/month. To enroll, please contact Ms. Kudlow at or 917-492-1923.



NYK Academy student drawing on the cover of Drawing Magazine

The Best of Drawing magazine special issue, drawing on cover by NYK Academy student Jayme del RosarioFor a fall 2009 special edition of Drawing Magazine, Editor-in-Chief M. Stephen Doherty's feature article "The Revival of an Influential Drawing Course" discusses Charles Bargue and Jean-Leon Gerome's Cours de Dessin, popular in the 19th century, forgotten with the rise of Modernism, and revived in recent years. NYK Academy is one of the schools that currently teach the famous course and a Bargue plate drawing by student Jayme del Rosario was chosen as the cover of the magazine.









Expansion of Harlem Studio

The Harlem Studio has expanded, with NYK Academy now occupying the entire second floor of the building.

NYK Academy new studio



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