arts students league


The Art Students League – 30x30, restaurant, no cc

This is basically a big, simple block of sim-bricks, hosting an art school for my sims and a small restaurant with a bar and karaoke/bubble blower corner.
Some areas are decorated, some less, some barely xD.

Gameplay tip – I’ve noticed NPCs/townies getting unhealthily obsessed with workbenches, so if you want your sims to get decent service at the restaurant, better remove the door to the “sculpture” studio beforehand, adding it only when needed.

Better placed with MOO on (bb.moveobjects on) – otherwise one of the columns goes missing (EDIT: and some wall deco, as seen in my preview pics).

DLCs used: City Living, Get to Work, Dine Out, Get Together, Outdoor Retreat (plants, rugs and some clutter), Perfect Patio Stuff (exterior wall deco and a sculpture), Cool Kitchen Stuff (posters), Movie Hangout Stuff (a puff/chair) and Backyard Stuff (just the lemons clutter object thingy)

The Art Students League is on the Gallery tagged with #simmingstuff.
Or you can download the tray files clicking below (unzip and place in your Tray only the files from the “tray files” folder):


A Moment of Leisure (1890). Ernest Lee Major (American, 1864-1950). Oil on canvas. 

Major first studied under E. C. Messer at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, then at the Art Students League of New York with William Merritt Chase. A Harper Hargarten Prize let him travel to Europe, where he studied under Gustave Boulanger and Jules Joseph Lefebvre.

Black Inventors Day 13

John Thompson - Born 1959 John Thompson invented lingo programming used in Macromedia Director and Shockwave. According John Thompson, “Lingo is a scripting language in the Macromedia Director authoring tool. The content created with Macromedia Director is delivered on the World Wide Web as shockwave movies.

Thompson studied art at the New York Student Art League and the Boston Museum School and earned a degree in Computer Science and Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1983. By combining these two seemingly disparate disciplines, Thompson wanted to bridge the gap between art and technology. Four years later as a chief scientist at Macromedia™, he was able to make progress towards this goal. He developed a number of products, many of them based on his most famous invention, Lingo programming: a scripting language that helps render visuals in computer programs. Thompson used Lingo in one of his better-known computer inventions, Macromedia™ Director. Macromedia™ Director is able to incorporate different graphic formats (such as BMP, AVI, JPEG, QuickTime, PNG, RealVideo and vector graphics) to create multi-media content and applications, thus combining computer programming language with visual art.

Lingo is now used with many programs that have interactive simulations with graphics, animation, sound, and video. Along with Macromedia™ Director, Thompson has helped develop MediaMaker, Actions, VideoWorks Accelerator, and Video Works II. Lingo has also been used to create flash and shockwave programs that now are prevalent in video games, web design, animation, and graphics.

Inktober Day 11 – Transport

In this case, public transport. The year is 1937 or 38. Steve is taking night classes at the Art Students League in Manhattan. Every once in awhile Bucky will show up at the end of Steve’s classes and they ride the subway together back to Brooklyn. Bucky falls asleep, or at least appears so. Somehow he still manages to murmur something silly that only Steve can hear. 

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The Evening Lamp (c.1912). Mina Fonda Ochtman (American, 1862-1924). Watercolor on paper. Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut.

Ochtman moved to New York in 1896 to attend the Art Students League. She married Leonard Ochtman in 1891 and they moved to a large property in Greenwich, CT. They remained there most of their lives and were among the founders of the Greenwich Society of Artists.


Ernest Lawson (1873 – 1939) studied at the Art Students League, New York, with J. Alden Weir and John Twachtman, and later in Paris at the Académie Julien. Upon his return to the United States he produced his famous impressionistic urban landscapes that linked him to the Ashcan school.

Robert Lewis Reid (American artist, 1862-1939) Pond Lilies

Robert Lewis Reid (1862-1939), was born in Massachusetts. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; in 1884 he moved to New York to study at the Art Students League, and a year later he sailed for Paris to study at the Julian Academy, returning to New York in 1889.

A Comfortable Corner (1887). Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861-1942). Oil on canvas.

In 1887, Curran’s paintings began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy where he continued to show his work for nearly three decades. He left for Paris in 1889 where he studied under Jules Lefebvre at the Académie Julian for two years. Upon his return to the United States, the artist settled in New York and began teaching at the Pratt Institute and Art Students League.

Six months have passed. In spite of what people say, it doesn’t get much easier. There’s still a gaping wound.

I still listen for Davyd when I go downstairs in the mornings to make my breakfast; I still think of him all day long; I still look for him when I come home at night.

But I have a lot of friends and for that I’m grateful.

For several years Davyd and I would spend weeks at a time in New York while I was shooting various TV shows. While I was working, Davyd would study at the Art Students League on 57th Street. Yesterday I received a note from a very kind friend, my driver on one of my shows:


I just wanted to share with you that I tear up every time I drive down 57th as I think of Davyd. When I first heard he had chosen to leave our world, my heart grew sad. My sister also chose to leave this place when I was 18 and she was 24. This world is cruel for some.

You and I only worked together a short time but you made an impression on me as a good man. When you shared Davyd’s story with me I could feel the love. I am sorry I took so long to contact you but I wanted to wait until the fog lifted a bit. I also wanted you to know how Davyd lives on in the strangest places (a teamster…me…tears up every time I drive down 57th and think of Davyd studying there and I think of your love.)

I will write again. I would like to share some stories of my sister with you. I often feel I am luckier than most as I have had this spirit or angel looking over me for all these years…I somehow hope Davyd and my sister have met in that other place.

Signed, a teamster whose path you crossed who was touched by your love for another…saddened by your loss. But I nod to Davyd on your behalf every time I drive down 57th.”

I am so moved by this note, and amazed that it arrived just as this six-month anniversary presses in upon me.  I am appreciative to my all of my friends and all they’ve done to encourage and support me. I carry on with the help of those who surround me.

And it makes me feel good to think that Davyd also continues to be acknowledged in the thoughts of others, and it’s my hope that he knows that in that other place.

Untitled – woman reading to child – detail (1912). John Newton Howitt (American, 1885-1958). Oil on canvas.

Howitt enrolled at the Art Students league in New York City where he studied under noted the noted instructor George Bridgeman. Howitt embarked upon a career in illustration, and from 1910-1930 he led an extensive commercial career with paintings appearing in major magazines. This is one of his fine art works.

Known for his images of elegance, Joel Spector was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States at the age of twelve. Graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and attended the Art Student’s League. He started out in the field of fashion illustration then moved on to general illustration and has been working with prominent accounts throughout the years. His work has appeared in books, children’s books, magazines, newspapers, advertising and annual reports. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America from which he has won Gold Medal awards, Society of Illustrators award winner, Best in Show at the Kent Art Association. His work has been featured in Artist’s Magazine, Pastels International, international magazines and featured in Best of Pastels. A documentary was produced for Japanese television showing his working process. Presently working on murals besides illustration, Mr. Spector also does commissioned portraits and his work has been included in some prominent collections. He has taught a FIT, Wooster Community Center for the Arts and at Western Connecticut State University. He lives in New Milford, CT.