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Chelsea, Manhattan
321 W 24th St Studio 4H
At 8th Ave
New York, New York 10011
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Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this beginner drawing class:

You may be interested in drawing and painting, as both an experienced artist ​or as some one just starting out on the artistic path.

If you are a beginner, the artist -instructor will start you off on the fundamentals of drawing by creating your own still-life of objects to draw. For intermediate and advanced emerging artists, we work with what you are interested in creating, so that you can develop your own vision and style.  Our workshops are suited to all levels of skill and our philosophy stresses "personal vision", as well as learning the science and craft of art.

Drawing materials will be provided on the first session: paper, charcoal pencils etc. 
If you wish to paint, please bring your materials: canvas, brushes, paints, mediums, etc.
After consultation with the student, a materials list will be provided to the student after the workshop.

The art classes are offered in the intimate home-studio of the artist in the heart of the Chelsea Art district of New York City.

Please note:
Children ages 13 years of age to 16 yrs can attend, if an accompanying adult takes the class with the child.

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No refunds. The student must cancel or reschedule 72 hours before the class registered for and only one cancellation is allowed. No exceptions. 


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Take E or C train to 23rd Street and 8th Ave Take middle station exit and you will see a 21 story red brick building with a garden and trees. Take path into lobby doors. Door to your left. Buzzer code 3135 Take elevator to 4th floor, studio 4H. Here is the Tel#: (646) 414-9455

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Question from Anonymous
Would someone in a wheelchair or a walker be able to navigate the facility ok?
Answer from Sheri S. Verified Student
The Wednesday workshops have been canceled but there are still classes on Saturday. There is an elevator and the entrance to the building is on one level. I would ask the teacher, Rafael Raul Santiago if he could make room in the drawing area. He is very kind.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! They had a student within a wheelchair before but found the student was not comfortable moving about and working because the studio space is just to tight to accommodate them properly with all the other students. Hope this helps.
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Question from ED K.
Are there easels available? What time frames are the models pose?
Answer from Aashini S. Verified Student
All drawing materials are provided. There are no models - it’s all still life compositions (objects).
Answer from Eileen F. Verified Student
I went to the workshop on thurs. It’s in chelsea. No models. Easels there
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Question from Timothy C.
I know the class is officially 16+, but wondering if my 12 year old daughter (who loves art, is not too shabby at drawing and can handle herself with maturity) could take this class...please advise. Many thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Timothy! If the child is accompanied by a parent that will also take the class, then yes she can attend. Hope this helps!
Question from Kathy D.
I don’t know how to draw and am comfortable with abstract painting. What am I get out of this class? Thanks
Answer from Charlotte A. Verified Student
Raphael will provide you with as much guidance as you require for drawing and will be happy to start with the absolute basics. Lots of people that attend are complete beginners and he will run you through composition, the form of objects, scaling, drawings techniques etc. Also if you have a particular idea/piece you would like to do Raphael will help you develop that piece by doing studies and then a full painting. Highly recommend for all levels.
Question from Anna F.
Hi I’m a beginner, is this class for us?
Answer from Nivae F. Verified Student
Yes, the instructor is very helpful and knowledgeable. You can come in being at many different levels either a beginner or someone with experience.
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Reviews of Classes at Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops (206)

(206 Reviews)
Art Workshop (Thursdays)
Reviewed by Ellen Friedman on 3/22/2020
This class has been a true gift. Rafaei is not only a talented and skilled artist but a generous and supportive teacher. He gives clear attention to the needs of his students but encourages us to find our way of expressing ourselves. He is both knowledgable and relaxed and an outstanding guide. I now go to class as often as I can and my confidence and skill are growing.
Art Workshop (Thursdays)
Reviewed by Rebeca R. on 3/7/2020
Great class in a cozy/ artistic studio in Chelsea. Not your usual commercial course. Very passionate teacher, pleasant music and interesting insights about famous artists their achievements and quotes. Highly recommend.
Art Workshop (Thursdays)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/6/2020
I learnt a lot and I am totally coming back.
Art Workshop (Thursdays)
Reviewed by Julia on 3/6/2020
I’ve participated three times in Raphael-Raul’s art class now and enjoy it every time. He takes time for each student and explains every step which eventually leads you to your final painting. We always have very nice conversations which creates an even more comfortable atmosphere. I can’t wait to go there again.
Art Workshop (Thursdays)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/7/2020
Raphael was phenomenal. I came in with no drawing skills and he gave a good balance of technique, critique and encouragement. I liked that he also taught composition fundamentals. I look forward to coming back.

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Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops

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