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Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of plant parts, including branches, stems, leaves, and flowers, for pleasure or to expand your drawing skills.Recommended Textbooks:Botani

$229
+2290 pts
M.   Oct 27th - Nov 24th, 6pm
Beginner

Can’t draw a straight line? No creative bone in your body? Everyone can draw, including you! In this 90-minute drawing class crash course, jump into the world of self-expression through drawing. In this encouraging and fear-free beginner’s drawing class, you will:Learn basic drawing techniques, including line, composition, gesture, and shadingE

$29
+290 pts
W.   Sep 3rd, 5pm
Beginner
Wednesday September 3 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $29
Wednesday September 3 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $29
Wednesday September 10 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $29
Wednesday September 10 7:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $29
Wednesday September 24 2pm - 3:30pm 1 Session $29
Tuesday October 21 2pm - 3:30pm 1 Session $29
Wednesday November 19 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $29
Tuesday December 9 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $29
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Students attending this class will learn the many aspects of drawing a still life and the figure, working from live models. In this class, students will focus on the basics and more advanced concepts will begin to easily translate a three dimensional experience onto a two dimensional surface. Charcoal, pastels and oil pastels will be provided. Flor

$25
+250 pts
M.   Sep 29th, 1:30pm
Beginner
Monday September 29 1:30pm - 4:30pm 1 Session $25
Monday October 13 1:30pm - 4:30pm 10 Sessions $460
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Students will learn basic shading techniques, simple anatomical concepts, the comprehension of line, how to build solid planes, and a variety of other topics. This class will teach the basic skills necessary to approach figure drawing. Working with a live model, poses will range from quick gestures poses to longer poses. This class is designed fo

$250
+2500 pts
M.   Sep 8th - Oct 27th, 7pm
All levels
Monday September 8 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $250
Monday November 3 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $250
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This course is designed to give students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of drawing. The skills necessary to render a subject three-dimensionally will be taught through a variety of exercises using still life and eventually the model. Observational techniques, composition and different artistic approaches will be explored as students use a v

$250
+2500 pts
W.   Sep 10th - Oct 29th, 7pm
Beginner
Wednesday September 10 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $250
Wednesday November 5 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $250
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Using nature as our inspiration, we will build on our basic drawing skills, working with a variety of materials such as colored pencils, pastel, and ink as well as colored and textured papers. Note: Bring a sketchbook or pad (approximately 11 by 14 inches) and 2B pencil to the first class.

$232
+2320 pts
Su.   Oct 26th - Dec 7th, 10am
All levels

This is a beginner pencil drawing course with emphasis on self-portrait, still life, and landscapes, as well as patternmaking for woodcarving designs. Skills developed in this course will give you a life-long pleasure in drawing. Come and join the fun. All carving materials and on-site use of tools and equipment will be provided. Free membership in

$400
+4000 pts
T.   Sep 2nd - Sep 30th, 9am
Beginner
Tuesday September 2 9am - 11am 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday September 2 3pm - 5pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday September 2 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $400
Saturday September 6 10am - 12pm 4 Sessions $400
Saturday October 4 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday October 7 9am - 11am 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday October 7 3pm - 5pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday October 7 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $400
Saturday November 1 10am - 12pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday November 4 9am - 11am 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday November 4 3pm - 5pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday November 4 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday December 2 9am - 11am 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday December 2 3pm - 5pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday December 2 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $400
Saturday December 6 10am - 12pm 4 Sessions $400
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These classes are structured around drawing and painting exercises to strengthen fundamentals. For beginners, it is a good introduction to basic skills, for more experienced students it is a chance to fortify their foundation and address weaknesses. There are individual critiques throughout. Note: Please bring drawing materials (pencil, paper) &am

$35
+350 pts
W.   Sep 3rd, 9am
All levels
Wednesday September 3 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Thursday September 4 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Monday September 8 9am - 12pm 5 Sessions $140
Monday September 8 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Wednesday September 10 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Thursday September 11 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Monday September 15 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Monday September 15 9am - 12pm 5 Sessions $140
Wednesday September 17 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Thursday September 18 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Monday September 22 9am - 12pm 5 Sessions $140
Monday September 22 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Wednesday September 24 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Thursday September 25 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Monday September 29 9am - 12pm 5 Sessions $140
Monday September 29 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Wednesday October 1 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
Thursday October 2 9am - 12pm 1 Session $35
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Students will learn the skills and techniques for charcoal drawing. Ever wonder how those beautiful Michelangelo sketches are made? It's not genius or talent, but can be broken down into clear technique and skills. Pick out your favorite Michelangelo (or Leonardo if you prefer the anatomy) sketch and we can reproduce it together in this class.The c

$30
+300 pts
Sa.   Sep 27th, 12:30pm
Beginner

Draw your heart out with the human figure as your muse! The beauty of the human figure has inspired artwork throughout the ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned artist, all are welcome in this relaxing, inspiring, and fun live figure drawing class in NYC that will ignite your inner-artist. In this encouraging art class, you will:R

$49
+490 pts
M.   Sep 8th, 10:30am
Beginner

This concentrated; two-day workshop offers the absolute basics for getting started in drawing. It will cover topics such as basic materials, proportion, lighting, and space. It is intended for people who have little or no experience drawing, and who want to get started in a relaxed, no-pressure setting.Note: Last part of this class is studio time s

$225
+2250 pts
Sa.Su.   Sep 20th - Sep 21st, 10am
Beginner

Working from photographs and still-life arrangements learn composition, texture, tonal values, washes, compound colors and other painting techniques.Note: A materials list will be made available at the first session.

$110
+1100 pts
Sa.   Oct 11th - Dec 6th, 9:45am
Beginner

Students will learn about drawing techniques such as line, composition, shading, and most importantly, your unique creative expression. Learn to draw in just two hours! Think you can’t draw a straight line? Longing to tap into your right brain? Join us in this fun and inspiring drawing class in Central Park, as you:Learn beginner's drawing techn

$35
+350 pts
Sa.   Sep 6th, 12pm
Beginner
Saturday September 6 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Saturday September 13 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Sunday September 14 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Saturday September 20 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Sunday September 21 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Saturday September 27 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Sunday September 28 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Sunday October 5 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Saturday October 11 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Sunday October 12 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Saturday October 18 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
Sunday October 19 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $35
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This class will investigate the use of neon and electric light in Art. In the torches we will develop techniques for soft glass tubing manipulation. Basic electrical theory will be discussed including the mechanics of neon, incandescent, fluorescent, and LED lights. Students should expect to come away from the class with an introduction into neon t

$695
+6950 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Dec 1st - Dec 5th, 6pm
All levels

This course is an extended foundation class in Fashion Illustration. We will discuss the basic principles and elements of design as well as the ever-evolving functional and conceptual nature of the fashion industry. We will cover different ways of sketching the fashion figure and techniques for rendering fur, leather, and textiles. This is a hands-

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$40
+380 pts
Sa.   Sep 27th, 11am
All levels

Ever wonder how those beautiful Michelangelo sketches are made? It's not genius or talent, but specific techniques and skills. We'll start with some simple warm ups to get that hand-eye coordination flowing and then delve closely into human anatomy to work towards a very realistic figure.We'll be drawing from Michelangelo's beautiful sketches and t

$30
+300 pts
Su.   Sep 14th, 2pm
All levels

Using the Metropolitan Museum’s drawing collection as inspiration, we will be working two days from the model in Studio 6 and one day drawing from selected artwork (Degas, Ingres, Cezanne, Boucher, Watteau) in the Drawing Study Room of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The workshop is open to all levels and beginners are welcome.  In the studi

$300
+3000 pts
W.Th.F.   Oct 15th - Oct 17th, 1:30pm
All levels

When drawing the figure, an understanding of the basics allows you to appreciate and convey qualities that are more expressive. At that point, you can begin to organize the light and shade, gesture and rhythm into a single expressive whole. Learn these and more in this figure drawing class. The instructor will work with students of all levels on an

$250
+2500 pts
Sa.   Sep 13th - Nov 1st, 1pm
All levels
Saturday September 13 1pm - 4pm 8 Sessions $250
Saturday November 8 1pm - 4pm 8 Sessions $250
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Students develop their visual skills through study of the live model and an investigation of perceptually based oil painting methods. Beginners and more advanced painters are welcome, as well as those students wishing to focus on drawing; students are given one-on-one guidance according to his or her level and interest. Particul

$615
+6150 pts
W.   Sep 17th - Dec 3rd, 10am
All levels
Wednesday September 17 10am - 1pm 12 Sessions $615
Wednesday September 17 2pm - 5pm 12 Sessions $615
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This classes offer specific discipline the excels in, as well as concentrated courses on aspects of one, such as watercolor or landscape painting,or figure sculpture. Learning to draw is to become visually conscious. This class will explore different ways of drawing the figure with the intention of learning how to develop a significant image. Worki

$475
+4750 pts
M.   Sep 15th - Dec 1st, 6:30pm
All levels
Monday September 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm 11 Sessions $475
Thursday September 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm 11 Sessions $475
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