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Abstraction: Development of Language and Imagery

Discover the power of abstract painting at the New York School of the Arts. Unleash your creativity and develop your own artistic language through a range of activities. Engage in a dialogue with contemporary artists and explore your unique sources of inspiration.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $430
  • Location 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY
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  • $430
  • New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St
    2nd Floor, New York, NY 10065
  • Price includes $50 registration fee.
    Venue: Studio 2
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  • Thu, Apr 04 at 12:30pm - 3:30pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this abstract painting class:

We will explore the issues central to abstract painting and the function of drawing in developing one’s own language. This class focuses on developing each artists passion for making abstract art through a range of activities, studying in particular how to explore one’s inspiration and ideas via the process and using a language specific to each artist to develop these ideas into coherent images. Artists are encouraged to work from the source material that is personal to them and to engage in a dialogue with contemporary exhibiting artists whose work is relevant to their own. It is anticipated that each artist will develop a deeper understanding of their own inclinations and the role they play in the creation of their artwork with the ultimate goal of developing a coherent body of work. 

The class is open to all levels.

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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Students have found classes at Abstraction: Development of Language and Imagery to be fun and highly energized, with a high level of talent among both beginners and advanced artists. The school is described as new and a work-in-progress, which adds to the excitement and energy of the environment. Students have found inspiration from the many truly talented artists attending the school. Quotes: 1. "I learned so much about developing my own unique artistic language and creating powerful imagery." 2. "The classes really push you to think outside the box and explore new ways of expressing yourself through art."

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