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Drawing for Beginners

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side

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$206 1 seat left
Start Date:

Mon, Mar 09, 4:00pm - Apr 06, 6:00pm (5 sessions)

Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
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Venue: S371, 3rd Fl, S Bldg
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Matthew Fischer

What you'll learn in this beginner drawing class:

Drawing is where it all begins!

This course is ideal for beginner and intermediate-level students who seek a foundation in the fundamentals of drawing. Expert teachers guide students through the elements of art, including line, shape, shadow, value, tone, form and perspective, demonstrating and offering critiques of work in graphite, charcoal and more. 

Working from direct observation, you'll learn to draw what you see, beginning with still lifes and progressing to portrait and figure drawing with a live model.


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Refund Policy
Refund Policies:
92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.
There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.
If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.
Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:
  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.
All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.
To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.
Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer 5 $206
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Mar 16 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer
Mon, Mar 23 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer
Mon, Mar 30 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer
Mon, Apr 06 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer

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Question from joanna m.
Hello, I would like to learn illustration/drawing mostly figures easy pictures for a children's book I am writing. Do you think these classes would benefit me?
Answer from Christine C. Verified Student
No. This class focuses more on fine art type drawing (think still lifes of fruit and small objects) using pencil and charcoal. You won’t draw anything (or draw in styles) that would match a children’s book.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Joanna. The school would recommend the Intro to Illustration class.
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Question from Shari S.
Do students draw using easels or just a table?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
This class use easel.
Question from Seenu S.
There are several Drawing for Beginners classes at the 92nd St Y close to this date but they are not listed on the CourseHorse website. Would you be able to add them so that I may enroll through CourseHorse instead of directly? Thanks,
Answer from anonymous
Hi Seenu! The dates posted on this page is the same on what is on 92nd Street Y's schedule. If the date is no longer available here, it is possible that the class date is already full for CourseHorse. Hope this helps.
Question from Sherry M.
What do I need to purchase for Eric Hibit's class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sherry! You may check the materials list here Thanks!
Question from Phyllis D.
I am an absolute beginner for Erick Habits drawing for beginners class. Is this going to be a good fit for me?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Phyllis! Yes, this class is for beginners so this will be a good fit for you. Hope this helps!
Question from Carolina B.
What do you need to purchase of Josh Bayer's class?
Answer from Anonymous
Hi - Here's the link to the class supply list
Question from Anonymous
Is this class OK for someone who has never taken a drawing class before? AKA I'm an absolute beginner
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This is the perfect course for a beginner.
Question from Jane F.
What supply list is required for Zach's class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jane! Here's the supply list for Zach Seeger's class: • 18” x 24” white paper (Strathmore or Canson) drawing pad • 18” x 24” Newsprint Pad • 2-3 Kneaded erasers (Design) • Plastic white eraser (Staedtler) • 2 large binder clips (to hold pad onto drawing hoard) • Drawing pencils – 2B, 4B, 6B • Compressed charcoal (soft) • Chamois cloth
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
• Tortillons (paper stumps) • India ink (2 oz. bottle, black)** • Synthetic Watercolor Brush #6** • Plastic cup for water* **not needed for the first class
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Question from Anamaria D.
Do you accept 4 year old kid? Thank you.
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Anamaria! This class is for 18 years old and up only.
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Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (625)

(625 Reviews)
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/21/2019
The instructor was lovely, she has a great passion for art but I felt she was too much of a perfectionist for a beginner class. I spent time making tiny changes to my drawings rather than focusing on completing the work. I don't think I completed a single drawing though it.
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Richard G. on 12/15/2019
Zach was great and supportive.
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/6/2019
FYI. There were only 6 classes (not 8 as listed here)
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Grace C. on 11/5/2019
Eva is a very good instructor. She makes all the skills very clear and provides personalized advice while students are drawing. Great class!
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Anton R. on 8/21/2019
I think I would have liked more instruction about actual drawing (techniques) and focusing on pencil.
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