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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

(4.4-star rating across 617 reviews)
Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

Romain G.

Attended: Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

Very useful class for someone with no experience like me. The teacher was really nice and patient!

Beginners Drawing: How to Draw a Portrait

Sandy A.

Attended: Beginners Drawing: How to Draw a Portrait

Anna was great! She did such a wonderful job showing us exactly how to draw a portrait by using the Loomis grid method. She explained everything so easily. She took time to answer any questions and to allow us to show our work at the end. She was so positive when critiquing our work. I look forward to future classes with Anna Levy.

Beginners Drawing at the MET Museum

Zach T.

Attended: Beginners Drawing at the MET Museum

I really enjoyed this class. After the last class, when I was walking through the Degas/Manet exhibit with some classmates, we talked about how the class had changed how we could look at the artwork. I feel like I improved as an artist over the class, and I enjoyed how many topics we covered. Liam did a great job as an instructor--he was very supportive and encouraging, and I really appreciated that.

Beginners Watercolor Painting

Ronnie L.

Attended: Beginners Watercolor Painting

I learned more from Elizabeth in this class than in three years of other classes. I’m also enjoying my own work so much more.

Beginners Art Journaling

Maya M.

Attended: Beginners Art Journaling

I had the most wonderful time in this class. Low commitment, high reward. Elizabeth is an amazing teacher and made the whole experience easy and positive. I was skeptical when I signed up for this class because it was virtual but I don’t think that had any negative affect! Would (and might) do again!

Beginners Acrylic Painting


Attended: Beginners Acrylic Painting

Super class enjoyed it a lot.

Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101


Attended: Fear-Free Beginners Drawing 101

Terrific teacher! Fun and interesting.

Fear-Free Beginners Drawing

Elizabeth G.

Attended: Fear-Free Beginners Drawing

I thoroughly enjoyed this class because I learned about diverse aspects of drawing -- shading, perspective, form, contrast -- in a profound and accessible way. Clare and Alexis are excellent instructors -- informative, compassionate and enthusiastic. They offer the kind of encouragement that makes us look forward to the next class. Thank you so much inspiring me to take more courses in drawing. I would love to take a course at the Met, and especially at the Cloisters, if you offer instruction in the venue. Warm wishes, Elizabeth Gorski New York City

Beginners Watercolor Painting


Attended: Beginners Watercolor Painting

Class was great....I learned exactly what I needed to know to move forward. Helpful evaluations and wonderful demonstrations.

Beginners Watercolor Painting: How to Paint Tree


Attended: Beginners Watercolor Painting: How to Paint Tree

Class was great. Painting techniques were broken down into easily understandable movements we watched and then practiced on 3 different trees. Variation welcomed and feedback on each of our pieces. Really worthwhile.

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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

Upcoming Classes at The Art Studio NY

Beginners Intro to Mixed Media, Painting & Collage Art
Beginners Intro to Mixed Media, Painting & Collage Art
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 16th, 4–5:30pm Eastern Time

Beginners Intro to Comics & Cartooning: Single Session
Beginners Intro to Comics & Cartooning: Single Session
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 9th, 4–5:30pm Eastern Time

Teachers at The Art Studio NY

Abigael Puritz Ada Goldfeld Ada Goldfeld & Jacob Premo Ada Goldfeld & Sophia Spector Ada Goldfeld & Jessica Hughes Ada Goldfeld, Jessica Hughes and Sophia Spector Alexandra Johnson, MD & Alexis Mulhauser Alexandra Johnson, MD & Alexis Mulhauser Alexis Vondran Allison Shyer Amy Wetsch Amy Wetsch and Allison Shyer Anna Levy Anna Levy and Abigael Puritz Audrey Gair Azzah Sultan Azzah Sultan & Nishan Patel Candy Rock Caroline Webb Chris Ams Chris Ams & Emily Rosenthal Chris Ams & mily Rosenthal Chris Ams & Isaac Ruff Claire (Clem) Claire Wyman Claire (Clem) Merkle Clare Murray Cynthia Cutting Cynthia Cutting Elizabeth Bartolomeo Emilee Reed Emily Rosenthal Emily Rosenthal & Sara Weininger Emily Rosenthal, Isaac Ruff, & Jaclyn Rodriguez Emma Waldman Emma Waldman Eva Redamonti Isaac Ruff Isaac Ruff & Jacob Premo Isaac Ruff & Amy Wetsch Isaac Ruff and Jessica Hughes Isaac Ruff, Sophia Spector Jacob Premo Jacob Premo & Jessica Hughes Jake Premo Jake Premo & Ada Goldfeld James Rose Jessica Hughes Jessica Hughes and Kristy Castellano Jordin Alanis Jordin Alanis, Emma Waldman, Claire Wyman, Sophia Spector Kaspar Horsfield Kristy Castellano Kristy Castellano & Emily Rosenthal Kristy Castellano and Sophia Spector Laura Habian Liam Gerard Lindsay Eller Luke Copley Melisse Copley Nishan Patel Noelle Stillman Phoenix Simone Walter Rebecca Schweiger Sara Weininger Sasha Kolomatsky Sivananda Teacher Sophia Spector The Art The Art Studio NY Staff The Art Studio NY Staff & Special Guest Instructor: Architect Steven Orlansky Ylenia Mino
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