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Beginner Drawing Classes NYC

Learn the fundamentals of drawing in this beginner class in NYC, where participants will explore techniques such as shading, perspective, and composition to create their own works of art.

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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.

Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

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.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

Instructed Figure Drawing

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

Learn the art of figure drawing and explore various drawing techniques in this engaging class at Drawing New York. With a live model for each session, all levels are welcome to join and enhance their drawing skills. Discover different approaches to drawing and bring your own pad, pencils, and eraser for an immersive experience.

Friday, Mar 1st, 6:30–9pm Eastern Time

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Getting Started with Drawing

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

Discover the foundations of art with expert instruction at 92nd Street Y. Unleash your creativity as you embark on a journey through various mediums, including drawing, pastel, watercolor, and oil painting. All supplies are included, so you can focus on honing your skills and discovering your artistic passion.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

Fear-Free Beginners Drawing

The Art Studio NY @ 211 W 80th St, New York, NY

Unlock your inner artist in this inspiring, judgment-free drawing class at The Art Studio NY. Discover the joy of drawing as you learn a variety of beginner techniques and express yourself through various subjects like still life, realism, and portraiture. All levels are welcome to join this fear-free artistic journey.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 1–2:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

Beginner + Intermediate Drawing: Drawing in the Moment

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan @ 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and learn to see the world in a whole new way with a drawing course that encourages you to be present in the moment. Develop your hand-eye coordination and explore the essence of objects through abstraction. Join us for a fun evening of learning and creating at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

Tuesday, Mar 26th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)

$500

10 sessions

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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.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

The Meditative Still Life

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

Discover the transformative power of art as a meditative activity in this beginner-friendly course. Explore the captivating world of still-life drawing and unlock the secrets of composition and design principles. Immerse yourself in the rich history of art and leave with a stunning masterpiece you'll be proud to display or gift.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

Beginner Drawing + Illustration Techniques for Adults (Single Session)

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

Discover the fundamentals of drawing and illustration in this comprehensive course designed for adult beginners. Perfect for those in film, fashion, or graphic design, you'll enhance your skills in composition, proportion, and perspective using various drawing techniques. Develop confidence and hone your artistic eye in a supportive studio environment.

Sunday, Mar 3rd, 11:15am–1:15pm Eastern Time

The Vital Line

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

Master the art of capturing the human form with fluid expression and dramatic poses in this essential course at Chelsea Classical Studio. Develop your skills in rendering the nude figure, from quick sketches to longer drawings, and gain confidence in documenting the subject in less time while expressing volume and weight. Embrace the challenge of representing deep space and uncover the secrets of easy-to-follow anatomical formulas.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 1–4pm Eastern Time

Teen Art Focus: Drawing (Grades 6-12)

One River School @ 319 Franklin Turnpike , Allendale, NJ

Unlock your teen's artistic potential with One River School's Teen Art Focus: Drawing course. Designed for students in grades 6-12, this course provides a fun and engaging exploration of the elements and principles of art and design. From figure drawing to architecture, students will master technical skills using a variety of drawing media under the guidance of experienced teachers.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 3–4:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Drink and Draw

Q.E.D. @ 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY

Looking to connect with local artists and improve your drawing skills? Join us at Q.E.D. for a social event focused on figure drawing. No experience is necessary, just bring your own materials and prepare for a fun evening of creative exploration with a unique theme and plenty to drink!

Wednesday, Mar 6th, 7:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

Beginner Intuitive Painting: The Vedic Art Method

NYC School of Creativity @ 131 E 10th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and trust your artistic instincts in a safe and non-judgmental space. Learn the principles of Vedic Art, a hands-on method that allows you to create art from your heart. All levels are welcome!

Friday, Mar 1st, 12–2pm Eastern Time

Drawing Improvement Through Bargue Copying

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

Master the art of drawing and bring your skills to the next level at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art. Discover the secrets of light, shadow, and form through the revered Charles Bargue master drawings. This hands-on class will sharpen your eye and teach you effective drawing techniques that will leave you amazed at your progress.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

How to Draw and Paint People for Teens - Faces and Figures (Single Session)

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

Unleash your creativity and conquer the art of drawing and painting people! Join us for an exciting exploration of the human face and body in this immersive course designed to demystify the process. Perfect for teens looking to build their portfolios or pursue a career in the visual arts.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 4:30–6:30pm Eastern Time

Accelerated Portraiture Drawing

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

Unlock the secrets of portraiture at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art. Discover the art of constructing the face, mastering proportions, and understanding the intricacies of the human skull. Develop your drawing skills and gain newfound confidence in capturing the essence of the human form.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

Drawing (Intermediate/Advanced)

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

Elevate your drawing abilities to new heights in this advanced studio class at 92nd Street Y. Receive individualized instruction, explore a variety of subjects, and challenge yourself to develop your style. Open to artists of all levels.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 10am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (14 sessions)

$650

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Intro to Studio Art

One River School @ 49 N Dean St, Engelwood

Discover the fundamentals of drawing and painting across different media and subjects at One River School's introductory course. Perfect for beginners or those in need of an art refresher, this class offers in-depth demonstrations and hands-on instruction to help you gain confidence in creating inspiring works of art. Prepare to unlock your artistic potential!

Thursday, Mar 7th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Drawing with Pastel: The Still Life

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

Unlock the secrets of the still life as you explore drawing techniques with pastels. Discover how to balance elements, master shadows, and create stunning compositions. Learn color theory and mix vibrant hues to bring your artwork to life.

Saturday, Apr 6th, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

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