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The Art Studio NY

Upper West Side, New York, New York
(380 Reviews)

Let go of daily stresses and express yourself authentically as you let our expert art instructors nurture you with the warmth, inspiration and care that we're famous for. Come and express yourself from the heART at New York City's #1 art school for all ages and levels, The Art Studio NY! Art Classes in NYC that are guaranteed to transform you both on and off the canvas. In our popular Manhattan art classes, enjoy our one-of-a-kind art classes as you explore authentic self-expression, creativity and artistic technique.

Who are our art classes in New York City for?
YOU! Ages 2-102. Every level welcome, including absolute beginners. 

Our inspiring art classes in Manhattan are catered and created just for YOU. Your needs and interests are our #1 priority. We nurture every student in our New York City art classes with individualized, encouraging one-on-one art instruction. All of our NYC art classes are purposely kept small. We love showering our students with inspiration and a lot of personal attention in every art class! We custom-create our art classes in NYC to fit your needs. 

We're not your average art school.
Every New York City art class that we offer is uniquely created for you with true warmth and care. We welcome every age and artistic level in our New York City art classes, and we specialize in Manhattan art classes for total beginners. Everyone needs to express themselves. Our expert creative art class team specializes in drawing out the artist from within you. Our mission is for you to relax, be your true self, feel inspired and genuinely express yourself in our caring, encouraging creative art sanctuary! We care about every single person who walks through our art studio doors, and we treat our students like family. YOU ARE DEEPLY IMPORTANT TO US. From the day we opened in 2004, the media (NBC, ABC, E!, The Village Voice, Manhattan Magazine, The Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, and more...) has raved about our uniquely uplifting NYC art classes. We have been rated the best art classes in New York City year after year.

Through every one of our art classes on the Upper West Side and throughout Manhattan, you will leave happier and more fulfilled than when you arrived... and you will have beautiful artwork in hand to display on your walls as a symbol of how creative you truly are! 

Reviews of The Art Studio NY

(380 Reviews)

Meredith R.

Attended: Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)

Not much direction was given - I really didn't learn much and only got two small one-on-one sessions, about 3 minutes each. The instructor didn't even tell me when the class was over, I just noticed it was 5:30 pm and she had left.


Attended: Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)

It was a fun activity and the instructor was very nice. It just didn't feel like amazing value for money. We were only given lead pencils and a couple of pieces of paper. I guess the Met restricts the use of other art materials.

Kayla K.

Attended: Painting Fundamentals

It was my first time painting in six years and Jacob the instructor made me feel super comfortable and excited. He was very supportive and encouraging and I definitely feel ready to continue painting again! I'll be back for sure!


Attended: Beginner's Drawing: Learn To Draw In 90 Minutes

Good class. Description is exactly what is offered. Be realistic of course. You won't be an artist persay, but able to draw better than before the class.


Attended: Beginner's Draw In Central Park

It was an enjoyable drawing class. I wished the instructor was a little more prepared with the materials beforehand. After we started, she encouraged us to find a spot. I moved down a little closer to the pond. Unfortunately the instructor didn't see me and didn't realize there was one less student in the class. Thus, I didn't get much guidance until the very end when the class ended. It was less than ideal.

Kayo H.

Attended: Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)

I drew for the first time after 35 years and had so much fun!! Amanda was fantastic; so encouraging, patient and friendly, loved being a part of her class! Would love to take private lessons when I return to NYC next year!!

Lili G.

Attended: Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)

I attended the class with my husband. He found it to be barely instructive and not helpful. I found it offered a few pointers but not worth the cost at all. Lili


Attended: Fear-Free Drawing 101

Michelle is a very encouraging and supportive instructor!

Saadia H.

Attended: Beginner's Drawing and Painting

I truly loved this class and would take it again. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is I wish it was longer. I had to miss a few sessions and I know I would have continued to grow if I had some more classes. I will definitely be looking into taking the class again in the spring. My instructor Sophia was amazing. It was so great I signed up for the Fear Free Drawing class. I enjoyed coming and learning in this studio. I can't wait to start again in September.


Attended: Dare to Oil Paint: Beginner's Oil Painting

I didn't learn anything from this class. The teacher was very nice but not effective.

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145 W 96th St Ste #1B, New York, New York 10025
The Art Studio NY
Upper West Side, Manhattan
145 W 96th St Ste #1B
Btwn Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues
New York, New York 10025