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Beginners Drawing at the MET Museum

The Art Studio NY @ 145 W 96th St, New York, NY 10025

Escape the everyday and express your inner-artist in this inspiring in-person New York City drawing class at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This beginners drawing class is perfect for all levels, total beginners included! Everyone can draw, including YOU! With a professional NYC artist and inspiring educator as your guide and teacher, you will learn the most valuable drawing techniques that are fundamental to drawing, including composition, shading,...

Friday Sep 22nd, 1–2:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017

This is our beginner photography class, which we have designed to be: Fun: We have prepared both indoor and outdoor exercises to make sure you are constantly practicing what you learn. Effective: You won't believe how much you will learn in this 6 student class. Your satisfaction is guaranteed after attending all 6 classes. See what others think on our Yelp reviews. Flexible: We know you are busy so we offer make-up...

Wednesday Sep 27th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

The Art of Metalsmithing Jewelry Design - All Levels

NYC Jewelry Lab by Carolina Iwanow @ 1027 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Learn how to design and create handmade jewelry. You will learn how to use studio tools and many fabrication techniques for working with metals such as gold, sterling silver, copper, silver nickel and/or brass. You'll also learn: How to design jewelry How to think and see as a jeweler Filing  Forming Joining Soldering Chain making Granulation Filing Shapes Ring Sizing Sanding Wax Carving Polishing Texturing Stone Setting...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 12–4pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Drawing for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

This class focuses on the basics of drawing with pencil, eraser, and paper. Expert teachers guide students through the elements of art, including line, shape, shadow, value, tone, form and perspective, demonstrating and offering critiques of work. This course is ideal for beginner and intermediate-level students who seek a foundation in the fundamentals of drawing. For Supply List, click here

Wednesday Nov 1st, 4–6pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)


7 sessions

Art Focus: Painting (Adults)

One River School @ 49 N Dean St, Engelwood 07631

Explore formal and experimental painting techniques in this ongoing class for adults. Professional artist educators provide instruction through compelling projects, hands-on guidance, group critiques and connections to contemporary art. A small group setting and encouraging instructors provide students with a fun and social experience. Work with a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic, oil, gouache, and encaustic Learn how the application...

Wednesday Oct 4th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Intro to Studio Art

One River School @ 49 N Dean St, Engelwood 07631

This introductory course allow student to learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting across a variety of media and subject matter. Great for beginner students and those looking for an art making refresher course. Learn the basics of drawing and painting by creating artworks across subject matter of the figure, portraiture and perspective Post completion students are prepared for One River's Adult Art Shuffle, Focus on Drawing and Focus on...

Thursday Oct 5th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Combating Hate through Art

The Jewish Museum @ 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

Consider how art can be used to address challenging issues such as antisemitism, racism, and other forms of prejudice and bias. In this full day workshop, educators will view the short documentary film, Change the Name, meet with the filmmaker, and engage in discussions around works of art by Trenton Doyle Hancock, Mel Bochner, and more. Participants will also respond to contemporary issues through art and writing activities.

Tuesday Nov 7th, 9:30am–3pm Eastern Time

Nuno Felt Art Scarf

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Discover the art of felting with artist Omi Gray! You will learn the process of interlocking merino wool fibers with hand-dyed silk fabric. The result will be new handcrafted textile called “Nuno Felt.” This fantastic technique will feel like a watercolor painting; the only difference is that the materials used will be silk, wool, water, and soap.  All supplies provided.

Sunday Nov 5th, 11am–5:30pm Eastern Time

Adult: Creative Well-Being in Art

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Abandon traditional representations of subject matter, Free up and paint what you feel rather than what you see! Rather than placing the importance on portraying a subject accurately or realistically, you are freed up to interact with your subject matter in different more unique ways. Expressionistic art does not necessarily abandon all representational elements but when we combine the two principles of abstract and expressionism- the results can...

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6:45–8:45pm Eastern Time

Adult: Beginner Digital Art with Procreate App

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo @ 98 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Digital Art know-how is an invaluable tool for anyone in the visual arts or business! Our beginner’s course will set you up with the fundamentals needed for working with a Digital Art Canvas. In a full course, we will study Digital Art principles with the use of the Procreate App, this App is the leading creative application made for iPad. Get acquainted with using the software to its full potential. Through weekly practice, you will be motivated...

Wednesday Sep 27th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Teen Art Focus: Drawing (Grades 6-12)

One River School @ 319 Franklin Turnpike , Allendale, NJ 07401

Designed for teen students who want to focus on mastering technical skills in the drawing medium. Students will explore the elements and principles of art and design through fun and engaging drawing projects.  Compelling projects explore figure drawing, portraiture, still life, architecture, landscape and more Work with a variety of media including graphite, charcoal, oil / chalk pastel, pen and ink Teacher led demonstrations help students...

Monday Oct 2nd, 6–7:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Make a Stained Glass Work of Art (Intro level)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Stained Glass is one of the most unchanged crafts in the world. The process and techniques you will learn in this workshop are centuries old, but the design you create will be one-of-a-kind. It will live in your home as a monument to your creative super powers! This workshop is for anyone, from beginners to experienced artisans, who desires to dabble in small form sculpture, glass, color, and line design. You’ll learn the fundamentals of Stained...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 8am–12pm Eastern Time

Adult Art Shuffle

One River School @ 49 N Dean St, Engelwood 07631

This unique program is designed for experienced students who want to work in an intimate group setting exploring the medium and subject matter of their choice. Encouraging instructors provide students with a fun and social experience that allows them to de-stress, relax and get inspired. Professional artists guide students by providing one-on-one guidance and inspiration Individualized projects are tailored to your interest allowing you to work...

Monday Oct 2nd, 5:30–8pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Date Night: Make a Stained Glass Work of Art

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Date Night: Make a Stained Glass Work of Art Each couple will make one piece of stained glass art together and get a pizza and a bottle of wine to share during the workshop. Click here if you want to book for the regular single attendee class instead. Learn the Timeless Art of Stained Glass Stained Glass is one of the most unchanged crafts in the world. The process and techniques you will learn in this workshop are centuries old, but the...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 8am–12pm Eastern Time

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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.