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Figure Drawing or Painting: A Foundation

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side

Discover the secrets of capturing the human form through drawing and painting in this dynamic course at the esteemed New York School of the Arts. Join a supportive community of artists as you learn to master light and shadow, create three-dimensional effects, and bring depth and expression to your artwork. All skill levels are welcome to join this transformative artistic journey.

Course Details
Price $430
Start Date

Tue, Apr 02, 10:00am - May 21, 1:00pm Eastern Time ( 8 sessions )

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Location Upper East Side, Manhattan
315 E 62nd St
2nd Floor
Btwn 1st & 2nd Avenues
New York, New York 10065
Important Price includes $50 registration fee.
Class Level All levels
Age Requirements 18 and older
Average Class Size 10
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New York School of the Arts
315 E 62nd St, New York, NY
Yuka Imata
Show all 8 sessions
  • Tue, Apr 02 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tue, Apr 09 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tue, Apr 16 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tue, Apr 23 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tue, Apr 30 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tue, May 07 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tue, May 14 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Tue, May 21 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this figure drawing class:

Students can choose to work on drawing or oil painting from the live model.

Instructor may suggest to work on drawing or painting depends on the students’ progress. The class focuses on the structural landmarks of the human figure by combining the variations of form and plane. We will begin by simplifying light and shadow to create shapes with a step-by-step approach, which will then allow you to build the detail of the body and achieve alikeness with human expression. You will learn to create a three-dimensional effect with depth of space by understanding and controlling your edges.

All levels are welcome.

School Notes:

Please note, New York School of the Arts charges a $50 one-time registration fee for students who are new to their school. This is automatically added to the cost of your enrollment (and already included in the price listed on this course). If you are a returning student to NYSA, please let us know and we will refund you $50.

Refund Policy

Class Cancellation:

Classes and workshops are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of students required for a session is not met. Notification will be sent to registered students five days before the class is scheduled to begin.


To receive a refund, you must notify us in writing at [email protected]. There is a $20 administrative fee for each refund.

  • In order to receive a full refund, students must withdraw from a class or workshop fourteen (14) business days prior to the first day of classes.
  • Students withdrawing from a class and workshop during the week before the beginning of the quarter will receive a 70% refund as school credit if within fourteen (14) business days of the start of the class.
  • No refunds will be made after the second class without medical documentation and no refunds will be made after a workshop begins.
  • Ceasing to attend class without notifying the school does not constitute withdrawal from class.
  • Refunds are issued in the same form as payment. Refunds are issued within thirty days from request in the form of the same payment. Registration and service fees are non-refundable.


All transfers must occur before the second meeting of class. Transfers from one course into another may incur additional fees, depending on the transfer. Transferring from one workshop to another is not permitted. There is a $20 administrative fee for each transfer.

Holidays & Canceled Lessons:

We are closed for Thanksgiving, winter, and spring break. If we must close due to the weather, we will send out an email. If classes are canceled, the instructor will work with the school office to schedule a make-up date. We do not refund/prorate for weather closure, and our make-up policy still applies.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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