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Unleash your inner artist with a wide range of painting classes in NYC. Whether you are a beginner or experienced artist, discover new techniques, explore different mediums, and create beautiful works of art that will inspire and delight.

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Oil Painting for Absolute Beginners

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

Embark on a journey into the enchanting world of oil painting. Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamental techniques of oil painting at the prestigious 92nd Street Y. Discover the magic of this sumptuous medium and unleash your artistic potential in a supportive and inspiring environment.

(1084) Beginner 18 and older
$440

7 sessions

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Paint and Sip Workshop: Chelsea (BYOB)

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Painting Lounge @ 39 W 14th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed and social setting, as an experienced artist guides you step-by-step through replicating a beautiful work of art. Bring your favorite beverages and enjoy a fun and stress-free painting experience with friends or colleagues. Perfect for events, parties, or team-building workshops.

(514) All levels 21 and older
$30
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Paint and Sip (Includes 1 Glass of Wine)

Paint & Sip Studio New York @ 246 W 80th St, New York, NY

Escape the stress of everyday life and indulge in a romantic art adventure along a picturesque riverside. Immerse yourself in vibrant colors as you paint and sip your favorite beverage in a relaxed studio environment guided by experienced local artists. Unleash your creativity and create a masterpiece to be proud of.

(108) All levels 21 and older
$50
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Paint and Sip Workshop: Midtown (BYOB)

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Painting Lounge @ 40 W 38th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed and social atmosphere, as an experienced artist guides you step-by-step through creating a beautiful work of art. BYOB and enjoy a fun and stress-free painting experience with friends and coworkers or on a unique date night. No experience is necessary, just bring your enthusiasm!

(514) Beginner 21 and older
$30
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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.

(223) All levels 18 and older
$210

3 sessions

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Painting Workshop: Harlem

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Painting Lounge @ 15 W 116th St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity in a relaxed and social environment on the upcoming workshops. Join an experienced artist as they guide you step-by-step through replicating a beautiful painting. BYOB and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music, conversation, and creativity!

(514) All levels 17 and older
$30
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Drawing and Painting Techniques: Charcoal

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

Discover the ancient beauty of charcoal drawing and painting at Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops. This beginner-friendly class will teach you the elements of the Visual Language and how to analyze and appreciate paintings in museums.

(223) All levels 18 and older
$210

3 sessions

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Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting (For Two)

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. 

(223) All levels 18 and older
$390

3 sessions

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Drawing and Painting Techniques: Charcoal (For Two)

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

Discover the ancient beauty of charcoal drawing and painting at Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops. This beginner-friendly class will teach you the elements of the Visual Language and how to analyze and appreciate paintings in museums. Join with a friend to save $30!

(223) All levels 18 and older
$390
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3 sessions

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Painting Class (6 Sessions)

Manhattan Art @ 115 West 30th St, New York, NY

Immerse yourself in a world of boundless creativity and expression with this dynamic painting classes. Explore various techniques and refine your skills under the guidance of talented instructors. From delicate watercolors to bold acrylics, unleash your creativity and express yourself through color, form, and texture.

All levels 12 and older
$795

6 sessions

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Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)

RESOBOX @ 91 East 3rd St, New York, NY

Discover the tranquility and simplicity of Sumi-e, the ancient East Asian art of ink wash-painting. Explore the essence of objects through the fewest possible strokes and let your personality shine through in your work. Join us for a contemplative experience that will transport you to a world of beauty and self-expression.

(524) All levels 18 and older
$40
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+400 pts
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Learning Art through Creating Art

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

Unleash your creativity and explore the world of art through hands-on creation. Develop your artistic skills and techniques in a supportive environment with expert guidance.

(223) Beginner 16 and older
$210

3 sessions

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BYOB Sip and Paint

Painting Hangout @ 315 E 57th St, New York, NY

Gather your friends for an unforgettable evening of creativity and camaraderie at Painting Hangout's Open BYOB Sip and Paint event. Bring your favorite bottle of wine and let your inner artist shine as you indulge in a relaxing atmosphere and expert guidance. With all art materials provided and a welcoming staff, you're sure to leave with both a masterpiece and cherished memories.

(21) All levels 21 and older
$39
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Paint and Sip: BYOB Painting Class NYC

The Art Studio NY @ 243 W 72nd St , New York, NY

Unleash your creativity with a paintbrush in hand and your favorite wine in the other in this engaging NYC art class. Guided by a professional artist, you'll create a vibrant masterpiece on canvas, learning various painting techniques in a supportive, fun, and inspiring environment. Enjoy stress relief, mood boosts, and new connections while expressing your unique artistic vision.

(639) All levels 21 and older
$45
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+450 pts
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Painting Workshop: Williamsburg

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Painting Lounge @ 309 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your creativity and enjoy a stress-free painting experience at a relaxed and social workshop in Williamsburg. No previous experience is needed - our experienced artist will guide you step-by-step through creating a beautiful work of art. Bring your friends and coworkers, or enjoy a unique date night and have fun in a fun and creative atmosphere.

(514) All levels 17 and older
$30
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+300 pts
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Oil Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)

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

Take your oil painting skills to the next level at 92Y's painting studios. Challenge yourself with advanced techniques and concepts as you create captivating works of art. Elevate your artistic voice and expand your repertoire in this intermediate/advanced class.

(1084) Intermediate 18 and older
$795

14 sessions

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Drawing Meditation 101: 1 Hour Beginners Drawing Meditation

The Art Studio NY @ 243 W 72nd St , New York, NY

Immerse yourself in a creative and meditative drawing class designed to relieve stress and enhance fulfillment. In a supportive, non-judgmental environment, explore mindfulness through drawing, guided by expert instruction. Experience the therapeutic benefits of art as you experiment with various techniques and create meaningful pieces, cultivating calm and focus.

(639) All levels 18 and older
$29
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+290 pts
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Watercolor Drop-In

Dirty Hands Studio @ 13 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Immerse yourself in the art of fluid expression. Discover the magic of manipulating water and paint in small, supportive groups. With our comprehensive set of tools and pre-set images, experience the instant gratification of mastering one of the most challenging artistic mediums.

(1) All levels 12 and older
$55
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+550 pts
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Painting-in-the-Park Sundays

ArtClassBklyn.com @ 98 Sterling St, Brooklyn, NY

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Prospect Park and capture its natural forms through painting and drawing. This unique session provides all necessary materials and a peaceful environment, allowing you to focus on creating art inspired by trees, flowers, and grassy fields. 

(14) All levels 18 and older
$199

2 sessions

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+1990 pts
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BYOB Painting

The Paint Place @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Embark on a creative journey at The Paint Place's BYOB Painting class, tailored for beginners with no prior experience required. Our professional artists provide step-by-step guidance, ensuring you craft a unique masterpiece to proudly take home the same night. Join us for an evening of artistic exploration and leave with your own one-of-a-kind creation.

(414) All levels 18 and older
$45
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+450 pts
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Discover the Best Painting Classes in NYC

Do you live in New York City? Are you thinking about learning to paint? Painting is a method of artistic expression in which paint, pigment, color, or another medium is applied to a solid surface. This unique form of self-expression dates back to prehistory, when nomadic people created paintings on rocky walls using charcoal. The oldest paintings in the world were recently found in Spain, and experts believe them to be over 42,000 years old. Most often a brush is used to apply paint, but other tools, such as knives, spatulas, sponges, and airbrushes can be used alone or in combination with brushes. “Painting” is an interesting word, since it is used to describe the action that creates the end product (both are referred to as “painting”). Any person can learn to paint, regardless of their background.

Why You Should Learn Painting in NYC

Learning painting in New York City can be a great hobby that will help you relieve stress, or simply give you something to do when you have free time. You might find that you enjoy the part of painting that allows you to create something for another person as well. Your next painting could wind up being a special gift that a loved one can hang in their home. It is the perfect way to show you care about them on their next birthday, or just in general. The best part is, your painting could be of anything that you believe is special to the person in question.

There is a large community of painting lovers in New York City that is accessible both in-person and online. These can be people who use painting as a hobby, or even people who paint professionally. Once you have a basic understanding of how to paint, you may want to research local clubs, groups, events, or organizations where you can meet other people who like painting. Groups like this can offer you the opportunity to create a new social circle.

If you are looking for your new side hustle, painting could be it. Being able to paint is a marketable skill that you can turn into a part-time job, or even a new job entirely. You have the option of selling your paintings through an online marketplace, or in-person at a craft fair near where you live. You could even begin taking commissions, where you create custom paintings based on the requests of your customers.

In-Person Painting Classes & Schools in NYC

If you live in New York City and you want to learn painting in-person, CourseHorse can connect you with classes in your area. For example, you can attend Painting Workshop: Harlem in the neighborhood of the same name at Painting Lounge. In this class, you will learn painting by replicating the featured painting of the evening with guidance from an experienced artist. This class is perfect for beginners, and you can even bring beer, wine, and food to enjoy while you paint. 

BYOB Painting: Santorini (UWS) takes place at The Paint Place on the Upper West Side, and it is a class for beginners. You will learn to create a one-of-a-kind painting masterpiece that you can take home the same night. 

Also at The Paint Place on the Upper West Side is BYOB Painting: Banksy Girl with Balloon (UWS). This beginner-level painting class will show you how to replicate this famous work by street artist Banksy, and you will be able to take your creation home with you at the end of the evening.

Another The Paint Place on the Upper West Side offering is Paint Your Pet (UWS). For this class, you send in a photograph of your pet that you would like to paint, and that photo is sketched onto your canvas as a guide for you to follow. Create your own masterpiece and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.

Open BYOB Sip and Paint takes place at Painting Hangout in Midtown. Bring some drinks and your friends and enjoy making memories and masterpieces together. All art materials are provided, and you can release your stress with this simple and fun course.

Painting from Life: Alla Prima at Chelsea Classical Studio in Chelsea is a class where students work from a live model and learn the alla-prima approach to painting. You will also learn good draftsmanship, values, and color, which are all fundamentals for continuing your painting journey.

Grayscale Painting for Beginners is offered at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo in Brooklyn and will teach you to create dynamic compositions using a sequence of tones from light to dark. You will create a monochrome image in this unique and challenging class for all levels.

Another Chelsea Classical Studio offering is Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting. This class focuses on composition, proportions, gesture, values, color, and oil painting technique. You will work from a live model and learn a direct alla-prima approach that aims for good draftsmanship.

Painting in the Park is offered by ArtClassBrklyn.com at Prospect Park South. This weather-permitting in-person class includes a free half-hour set-up time and all of the necessary materials. You will paint a portrait of Prospect Park in a low-pressure setting.

Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo in Brooklyn offers Oil Painting I: Beginner Steps for Adults. This intensive oil painting class will equip beginners with the essential skills needed to express their own ideas on canvas. You will create an original finished work using oil paints.

Virtual Painting Classes & Schools

If you want to learn painting online, there are many virtual classes from which to choose. When you take an online painting class, you can gain the same knowledge of painting as you would at an in-person class, and if you take a live online class, you will still get the real-time feedback from your instructor that you would at an in-person class. This type of feedback is critical to learning painting in an easy and relaxing way. Just remember that if you choose to take an online painting class, you will most likely need to purchase your own materials, but your instructor should give you a list of what to buy.

Interested in online painting classes? CourseHorse has several options that you can pick from based on what type of painting you would like to master. For example, Beginner’s Intro to Watercolor Painting: Single Session is a class that explores the colorful world of watercolor painting. You will experience learning and fun in this relaxed group atmosphere while you discover your unique form of self-expression.

Painting the Natural World is another watercolors class that is perfect for all skill levels. In this class, you will learn to make expressive marks, mix colors, and apply water mindfully. It is recommended that you have at least basic knowledge of painting and watercolors to take this class.

Online Painting With Acrylics 301 is a virtual class for all levels in which you will learn the techniques of 20th-century painting masters. These include mixing colors and preparing your canvas for your work.

Online Oil Pastel 101 is a virtual class that teaches you about the creamy, easy-to-mix medium that is oil pastels. You will learn the basics of color theory and create unique projects using smooth blends and subtle applications of color.

Private Group Painting Classes in NYC

Do you have a business or organization in New York City? Would you like to schedule a painting class as a fun team-building event? CourseHorse has painting classes for private groups in New York City that they can deliver to you. To give you an idea of what to expect from one of these courses, Virtual Watercolor Workshop (Materials Included) will take up to 225 participants and all materials are included in the cost of the class. Your group will learn techniques to create an abstract painting in a relaxing and creative atmosphere. Virtual Acrylic Painting (Materials Included) is designed for up to 500 participants per course and all materials are included. This class instructs your group on how to create a painting on canvas. While you will all be working on the same painting, the end products will be unique to each artist. And Virtual Watercolor Georgia O’Keeffe (Materials Included) takes up to 225 people at one time and includes all the materials you need to learn. This class will teach your group about legendary watercolor artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and in the process of painting, you will learn her techniques.

If you do not see a group class that interests you listed publicly on their website, CourseHorse can provide a different class for your group. Reach out through the contact form on their website to learn about all available options. When you book with CourseHorse, it is important to remember that you get a multitude of benefits, including the ability to change your group size after booking if necessary. You will also receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your booking, and there are no extra booking fees. Finally, CourseHorse private group classes are supported on multiple platforms, so everyone can join in on the fun no matter where they are.

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