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Discover a world of creativity and self-expression with a wide range of art classes in NYC. Unleash your artistic potential with classes ranging from drawing and painting to sculpture and photography.

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Craft a Side Table (Introduction to Woodworking and Furniture Making)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of woodworking and create a contemporary side table using oak and classic half-lap joints at Craftsman Ave. Unleash your creativity and design the perfect piece of furniture for your home in this beginner-friendly workshop.

(525) Beginner 18 and older

Pottery Wheel Basics

Ceramics on 10th @ 756 10th Ave, New York, NY

This class is for the complete beginner. If you want to try pottery but never had the chance, this class is for you. Held in the heart of New York City and taught by an experienced instructor, you will leave class having been introduced to the fundamentals of pottery wheel making.

(13) Beginner 18 and older

Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

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Painting Lounge @ 39 W 14th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed and social setting, as an experienced artist guides you step-by-step through replicating a beautiful work of art. Bring your favorite beverages and enjoy a fun and stress-free painting experience with friends or colleagues at the Painting Lounge. Perfect for events, parties, or team-building workshops.

(511) All levels 21 and older
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Paint and Sip Workshop: Midtown (BYOB)

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Painting Lounge @ 40 W 38th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed and social atmosphere, as an experienced artist guides you step-by-step through creating a beautiful work of art. BYOB and enjoy a fun and stress-free painting experience with friends and coworkers or on a unique date night. No experience is necessary, just bring your enthusiasm!

(511) Beginner 21 and older

Pottery Wheel Throwing

Pottery NYC @ 786 9th Ave, New York, NY

If you're curious about pottery making and want a crash course on the basics, give this NYC class a go! It's a chance for complete beginners to try their hand at wheel throwing. No experience is necessary.

(12) All levels 18 and older

Pottery Wheel Throwing (Hell's Kitchen)

Zerimar Clay @ 402 W 51st St, New York, NY

If you're curious about pottery making and want a crash course on the basics, give this NYC class a go! It's a chance for complete beginners to try their hand at wheel throwing. No experience is necessary.

(3) All levels 18 and older

The Art of Metalsmithing by Carolina Iwanow

NYC Jewelry Lab by Carolina Iwanow @ 1027 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of designing and creating beautiful handmade jewelry using an array of metals. Learn essential fabrication techniques and unleash your creativity in this comprehensive jewelry design course. Join us at NYC Jewelry Lab for an immersive and hands-on experience in the art of metalsmithing.

(97) All levels 21 and older
$375

5 sessions

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Painting Workshop: Harlem

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Painting Lounge @ 15 W 116th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed and social environment at Painting Lounge's upcoming workshop. Join an experienced artist as they guide you step-by-step through replicating a beautiful painting. BYOB and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music, conversation, and creativity!

(511) All levels 17 and older

Painting from Life: Alla Prima

Chelsea Classical Studio @ 526 W 26th St, New York, NY

Unlock the secrets of direct painting in this immersive course at Chelsea Classical Studio. Learn to master draftsmanship, values, and color as you work with live models. With constant demonstrations and critiques, you'll develop your skills and create stunning compositions.

(264) All levels 16 and older

Natural Scented Candle Making (Bryant Park)

Atelier Artisane @ 25 W 39th Street , New York, NY

Learn the art of crafting healthy, fragrant candles for your home in this hands-on course. Discover the benefits of natural ingredients and gain the skills to create your own unique scented candles. Join us at Atelier Artisane and elevate your candle game.

(129) All levels 18 and older

Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting

Chelsea Classical Studio @ 526 W 26th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of composition, proportions, and color in this figure drawing and painting class at Chelsea Classical Studio. Working from a live model, students will develop their skills in a direct alla-prima approach, focusing on draftsmanship, values, and color mixing. All levels are welcome to join this hands-on and immersive experience.

(264) All levels 16 and older

Paint and Sip (Includes 1 Glass of Wine)

Paint & Sip Studio New York @ 246 W 80th St, New York, NY

Escape the stress of everyday life and indulge in a romantic art adventure along a picturesque riverside. Immerse yourself in vibrant colors as you paint and sip your favorite beverage in a relaxed studio environment guided by experienced local artists. Unleash your creativity and create a masterpiece to be proud of.

(107) All levels 21 and older

Drawing and Painting Techniques: Charcoal

Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops @ 321 W 24th St , New York, NY

Discover the ancient beauty of charcoal drawing and painting at Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops. This beginner-friendly class will teach you the elements of the Visual Language and how to analyze and appreciate paintings in museums. Join with a friend to save $30!

(221) All levels 18 and older
$390

3 sessions

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Drawing for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of drawing with pencil, eraser, and paper in this introductory course at 92nd Street Y. Expert teachers will guide you through the fundamentals of art, including line, shape, shadow, and perspective. Perfect for aspiring artists looking to build a solid foundation in drawing.

(1068) Beginner 18 and older
$355

7 sessions

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Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting

Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops @ 321 W 24th St , New York, NY

Discover the timeless art of charcoal and pastel at Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops. Unleash your inner artist as you learn about the elements of visual language and how to analyze paintings for composition, value, and color. Plus, save $30 when you bring a friend along to join in on the creative journey.

(221) All levels 18 and older
$210

3 sessions

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Weeknight Figure Drawing

Drawing New York @ 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY

Join us for an immersive figure drawing experience designed to help you create more completed drawings. With short warm-up poses followed by longer poses, you'll have ample time to refine your techniques. All levels are welcome.

(696) All levels 16 and older

Open BYOB Sip and Paint

Painting Hangout @ 315 E 57th St, New York, NY

Gather your friends for an unforgettable evening of creativity and camaraderie at Painting Hangout's Open BYOB Sip and Paint event. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and let your inner artist shine as you indulge in a relaxing atmosphere and expert guidance. With all art materials provided and a welcoming staff, you're sure to leave with both a masterpiece and cherished memories.

(21) All levels 21 and older

One Day Wheel Throwing

Choplet Ceramic Studio @ 238 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of wheel throwing at the renowned Choplet Ceramic Studio. This hands-on workshop teaches you the basic techniques of the potter's wheel, with the opportunity to create and keep your own beautiful bowl or cylinder. All skill levels are welcome, and additional pieces can be glazed and fired for a small fee.

(459) Beginner 12 and older

Neriage Wheel Throwing

Zerimar Clay @ 402 W 51st St, New York, NY

Experience the artistry of Japanese neriage with vibrant colored clay swirls in this beginner-friendly NYC pottery class. Unleash your creativity as you learn to craft stunning marbled pottery pieces under expert guidance.

(3) All levels 18 and older

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of starting a drawing with confidence and improving your technique in this intensive class at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this course will teach you the basic principles of light, shadow, and shading. Take the first step towards creating stunning artwork with this one-time opportunity.

(144) All levels 16 and older
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Reviews for Art Classes in NYC

Art Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 4,270 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Pottery Wheel Throwing

    Anonymous review on 4/14/2024
    This was such a fun experience. The teachers were so helpful and patient. Great positive setting and vibe.
  • Drawing for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 4/6/2024
    Really enjoyed this class! The instructor was great and I enjoyed it a lot. Only wish there were more classes (especially for the price)
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Anonymous review on 4/1/2024
    What a wonderful experience! The Atelier is a breeding ground for creativity. James provides excellent guidance through the art of drawing, sculpting and painting and highly encourages in depth study of human anatomy. Our class was very intimate and I just loved being surrounded by likeminded intellectuals, discussing art, perspective and philosophy. I will be back
  • Pottery Wheel Basics

    Reviewed by Tracy B. on 4/1/2024
    This was a great experience and the instructor, Emerson, was very knowledgeable and helpful. If you are looking to try pottery and using a wheel, this is a perfect place.
  • Pottery Wheel Basics

    Anonymous review on 4/1/2024
    Super fun! You can make as many pieces you want within 1h 30min free wheel and fire one favorite piece. Great instruction, cool and chill vibes!
  • Paint and Sip Workshop: Midtown (BYOB)

    Reviewed by Kavita I. on 3/31/2024
    Patricia is a fantastic instructor loved her class!
  • The Art of Metalsmithing by Carolina Iwanow

    Reviewed by terri p. on 3/29/2024
    Great class. Great teacher
  • Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

    Reviewed by Maria S. on 3/26/2024
    Loved the class- so much fun!
  • Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

    Reviewed by Iktan A. on 3/24/2024
    The experience for my grandson was excellent! His progress was made all the better due to his professor who explained throughly where he could expand his knowledge. I’m looking forward to set up additional classes for him.
  • Pottery Wheel Basics

    Anonymous review on 3/19/2024
    I love the class settings and the lead instruction’s teaching method. It is worth to try!

Discover the Best Art Classes in NYC

Art is a vast subject that includes graphic and charcoal drawing, oil and acrylic painting, watercolor painting, candle making, flower arrangement, metal welding, and more. Art represents a unique way to express your thoughts and emotions. Some use art as a hobby, while others find unique full-time career options related to their passions. Whether you want to learn art as a hobby or turn it into a career, taking an art class is one of the best ways to learn art. 

Why You Should Learn Art in NYC

NYC is a city of wonder. You can find endless opportunities for entertainment. However, the hustle and bustle of the city can begin to wear on your nerves if you don’t find a proper way to relax. Art is a good way to relieve stress while learning a productive hobby in your free time. 

Art classes in NYC will also connect you to a larger community. You’ll be able to meet with others who have similar interests and join local art clubs and groups. In addition, some art skills are marketable. For example, taking a comic drawing class could help you find a job as a comic artist. Or, after taking a soap-making class, you could open up a part-time store to sell your creations.

In-Person Art Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person art classes offer a unique chance to connect with others who share your interests. In addition, you’ll gain access to personalized training and feedback from a professional instructor in your area. CourseHorse offers dozens of art classes in NYC, which guarantees you’ll find a class that sparks your interest. 

For example, Brooklyn Craft Company offers a Beginner Embroidery Workshop for just $45 on May 11th. The class teaches students the basics of embroidery and will specifically teach how to complete a handmade peace sign. During the three-hour class, you’ll learn skills that will help you master the first steps of embroidery. 

CourseHorse offers a class through Michelle Greene Sculpture called Mig Welding on April 22nd. You will learn to set the machine, tack, run a bead, and create a small sculpture to take home. You will also learn to set up a welding shop to create furniture and art. A unique part of this class is that it’s limited to only two students, ensuring that you get personalized feedback and guidance. 

You can also take Stained Glass Lessons through Valeria Divinorum. The class has an average size of just four students and lasts two hours. Students will design their own stained glass artwork, gain an understanding of stained glass materials, use glass grinders, and create a stained glass art piece from start to finish. The class is held on April 19th and costs $175. 

Another unique class is the Dyeing with Nature course through Better Than Jam's Store & Studio. The class teaches students how to use natural materials from a garden to prep and dye fabrics with lasting colors. Students can dye three items and learn how to dye fabrics at home. You can book a class on June 4th for $95. 

There are countless classes available to those living in the NYC area. Some other options include a Pillow Workshop, an Accelerated Portraiture Drawing course, and an Intro to Jewelry Casting class. For more class options, visit CourseHorse’s NYC art class page

Virtual Art Classes & Schools

Although in-person classes offer the best benefits, there is also an option to take virtual art classes. Online art classes are best for those who can’t or don’t want to travel to class. You can take the course from the comfort of your own home. 

Although many virtual art classes may require you to purchase your own materials, that’s not always the case. For example, the Preserved Flower Arranging course through Petal+Eon provides the flowers and vase delivery costs in the price of the class. This course takes place on April 19th and costs $77. 

Another option is the six-session Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners course. Students will learn acrylic painting techniques for beginners with personalized instruction from a painting expert. The class costs $310 and starts on April 20th. 

CourseHorse also offers Crochet for Beginners, which includes six sessions to teach beginners how to crochet. The class costs $275, and you’ll need to purchase your supplies beforehand. To find the supply list, simply read through the class description, and you’ll find a full list of materials you’ll need to get the best experience from the class. The class starts on April 19th.

Private Group Art Classes in NYC

Art classes are a great team-bonding event for businesses and organizations. Art can bring teams together and help teammates bond and get to know each other in creative ways. CourseHorse offers art classes for private groups in NYC that are perfect for team building. 

A popular art class for virtual teams is the Virtual Terrarium Workshop. The class includes all the materials you’ll need, including moss, succulents, a glass terrarium, rocks, soil, and crystals. All materials will be shipped to the participants before the class’s date. You can book this class through CourseHorse for just $75 per person. 

Another great team-building class is the Virtual Clay Hand Building course. Each participant will receive the materials in the mail before the day of the class. The materials include clay, six shaping tools, and a sponge. This activity is perfect for groups that want a good hands-on class where they can pour individual creativity into each clay creation. You can book this class on CourseHorse for $75 per person. 

After booking with CourseHorse, you’ll receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you need to change your group size, CourseHorse makes it easy to adjust your booking. Best of all, there are no booking fees. Browse CourseHorse’s extensive list of private group art courses today. 

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