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The Art Studio NY

Upper West Side, New York, New York
(355 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

(355 Reviews)

Joseph S.

Attended: Beginner's Drawing and Painting

Great class. Jake was amazing. Very helpful and patient. I made tremendous improvement and I'm looking forward to going back for more classes. Would highly recommend.

Marcella Z.

Attended: Beginner's Draw In Central Park

It was a wonderful experience, the setting was perfect, all the birds, ducks squirrels came out to play for us, posing and preening, they realized they were being stroked, Amanda is a sweet talented artist, we had a lot of fun, my colleagues were so nice, I was the grandmother in the group, at the end I was on a par with Monet! ahem!!!! Sincerely, Marcella Zimmer

Erika H.

Attended: Beginner's Drawing at the MET

Really enjoyed the class. Good intro to drawing and inspiring place to learn from the Masters in an amazing museum. Due to class size, when everyone attends class, you get little one on one time but some classes I got to spend a lot of time with the instructor who was very personable and knowledgeable. Definitely worth doing for overall experience.

Kristen C.

Attended: 1 Night BYOB Painting Class Party

It was a lot of fun, but not as much instruction as I thought there would be. It was a really relaxing night though and I found my love for painting again!


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

Good class - liked going to the Met, but not too much instruction. I would call it more of a drawing session more than a beginners drawing class.

Lucia B.

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

I loved this class! The two hours went by too fast! The instructor was very helpful and provided tips to each student. The Met is a beautiful and inspirational museum to draw.

Bennetta B.

Attended: 1 Night BYOB Painting Class Party

Loved it! Get your creativity on :)


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

Andy was such a great spirit! He helped me not just with technique but to express myself. Great class!

Kimberly W.

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

I enjoyed my class and the instructor was very friendly (although she spoke very quietly when we were all in the large group). Unfortunately our class started about a half hour after it was supposed to, but the instructor let the class go over to compensate.

Marion F.

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

Very disappointing. It was touted as a beginner/ or rusty artist coming back to draw. Instead, it was 'do your own thing' and the 'instructor' came around occasionally and made some suggestions and comments. There wasn't any 'teaching' or 'how to' - unless you count a few minutes of quick sketching and rapidly going over making shapes to get started. While I was inspired by sitting in the impressionist section of the museum (my favorite section), drawing one of those paintings seemed unbearably difficult - especially without more instruction and explanation. Had I not just completed an art class, I would have had NO CLUE as to how to get started.

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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