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The Art Studio NY

#1 Rated Art Classes in New York City!

Adult Classes

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Welcome to your home of the best adult art classes in NYC! If you are looking for art classes that will inspire and fulfill YOU, look no further. Our art classes for adults provide relaxation, creative expression, and the perfect break to recharge from your hectic city life. Learn artistic technique combined with your authentic self-expression and feel encouraged to BE YOU, as you tap into your creativity! In our warm, non-competitive art studio, express yourself fully and feel the freedom and joy of your inner-creativity! 

“These adult art classes are the best part of my week.”
 – Vivian F., Student of Adult Art Classes at The Art Studio NY, since 2011

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At The Art Studio NY, you will feel nurtured and encouraged through small-sized art classes. Through 1-on-1 art instruction provided to every single person in our art classes nyc for adults, each student is guided, step by step, by expert professional New York City artists. 

In our positive and upbeat New York City art studio, tailor-made instruction is provided for everyone- all levels and all ages- in each of our art classes NYC. From adult painting classes and drawing classes to BYOB painting classes, pastel classes and more, you will walk away from your adult classes NYC for adults calmer, happier and more creative! 

EVERYONE IS CREATIVE… YOU JUST MAY NOT KNOW IT YET! All of our adult art classes are beginner friendly! Haven’t picked up a paintbrush since 1st grade? Every one of our art classes NYC for adults will offer you art instruction based on your individual needs and interests.


Linda commented on 15-Jan-2018 11:27 AM5 out of 5 stars
Terrific, relaxing way to ease into learning to paint. Jacob is a patient, knowledgeable instructor and my classmates were a super encouraging group. Had a great time!
Gena C. commented on 13-Dec-2017 04:49 PM4 out of 5 stars
so the last time i'd tried to draw anything i was about 10! was looking for a creative outlet and found Fear Free Drawing at The Art Studio NY. It has changed my life. i went from a true beginner producing basic work to a more experienced beginner :-) producing work i'm really proud of. classes are small and the staff at the studio is so encouraging, supportive and instructive without being destructive. Rebecca, the owner, actively follows students on social media and shares her praise as well. art has now turned into a form of meditation and a safe place where i don't judge myself as I do normally! well worth your time! and be sure to sign up for class with Michelle. she has a certain way of gathering people to her that don't want to leave!
Nina Simon commented on 11-Dec-2017 11:58 AM5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic paint and sip class!
Trieu G. commented on 19-Jul-2017 08:41 PM5 out of 5 stars
I am so happy I found this place! I have not ever drawn anything my whole life (stick figures for UML don't count). I wanted something for a beginner to start me off, not a full-blown art education. I Yelped, of course, and after looking at a dozen studios, I chose this one because they had a "Fear Free" drawing class. How appropriate.

Well, the business shares its space with an apartment complex; it sits in the basement. For a claustrophobic person, I was a bit nervous at first as I walked in and saw the office right behind the door. The 2 art rooms are a bit cramped and not at all fancy as I imagined them to be after seeing them in movies, but guess what? This place really grows on you! The owner and instructors are so welcoming, especially to newbies like me who don't even know how to hold a pencil. They not only encourage you, but provide you with instructions catered to your own skill level and comfort zone. So after I stopped breathing for a minute, I raised my hands and asked for help.

There are numerous different classes for every level. You can purchase all your supplies there. What's great for folks that don't know what's needed, they actually bundle all you need and list them on the course site. I basically knew what to expect the first day I was there. Make sure to read the instructions that is emailed to you after you sign up.

When you get to the studio, ring the door bell once. Someone will let you in. Just sit and wait. The elevator person will flag you momentarily when the elevator is headed down to the studio. That's it. Enjoy!
Mary Jo commented on 12-Jul-2017 11:52 AM5 out of 5 stars
You taught me so much, I will be seeing you soon, Michelle! Started with Jacob yesterday and a great first start with oils!
Amanda H. commented on 15-Mar-2017 01:03 PM5 out of 5 stars
The people, the enviroment, the freedom to express yourself, the endless possibilites, reading The Art Studio NY blog ,the overwhelming feeling of inspiration, finding The Art Studio NY for the first time anf the feeling of always wanting to be here creating are my favorite things! I really like the comfortable and encouraging positive atmosphere here. My instructor really seemed to understand the ideas that I had and knew ways to execute them. That really challenged my artistic ability in a good way!
Jane C. commented on 15-Mar-2017 12:49 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was able to paint in such a warm enviroment! Very collegiate atmosphere and very able & friendly instructors. My instructor was super nice, warm and friendly. She was able to give solid suggesstions without being overbreaking. She encourages you to try different things at your own pace, which was a great plus.
Erin O. commented on 15-Mar-2017 11:43 AM5 out of 5 stars
This is a great class for people who just want to explore their own strengths and weaknesses, experiment with various techniques and media, and have as much or as little guidance as needed to work through your individual projects. Jake is great at giving each person the attention they need and the class is a great mix of people. I love it and hope to do it again.
Laura S. commented on 30-Jan-2017 02:14 PM5 out of 5 stars
My first class at The Art Studio NY I was scared that I might be terrible but I was encouraged by the philosophy at TASNY - there are no mistakes when making art. The staff is super supportive and helpful, I have always felt free to try new things. I am so thankful to all the wonderful teachers at The Art Studio NY. I can’t imagine my life without this place!
Dani N. commented on 16-Jan-2017 11:24 AM5 out of 5 stars
I've always loved drawing. The art classes at The Art Studio NY cleans my head and clams me down.
Anonymous commented on 16-Jan-2017 11:15 AM4 out of 5 stars
Convenient class schedule
Mary Ashton commented on 25-Dec-2016 09:28 PM5 out of 5 stars
Taking a class here is one of the best things I've ever done. This is such a nurturing, fear-free, warm, and non-judgmental space. I'm going back for least once a month. I had a ball.
Karla commented on 15-Dec-2016 08:26 AM5 out of 5 stars
Great art classes. I have been taking fear free drawing for about a year. Can't believe how much I learned. So relaxing. Now have added drawing to the Met. Love it.
Dawn S. commented on 12-Oct-2016 01:57 PM5 out of 5 stars
Loved the classes and the teachers! Wonderful environment.
Pia B. commented on 12-Oct-2016 01:56 PM5 out of 5 stars
For those who love art and can't live without it!
Frank Marquez commented on 12-Oct-2016 01:54 PM5 out of 5 stars
I went to The Art Studio NY and had a great experience. I highly recommend it for anybody who is interested in developing arts skills, beginners or advanced!
Denise Lizotte commented on 12-Oct-2016 01:49 PM5 out of 5 stars
I attended the studio for two years. If you're a pro in need of coaching or you've never held a paintbrush - this art studio is for you!
Marilyn L. commented on 12-Oct-2016 01:47 PM5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely the best... so nurturing, so positive and so free. Excellent experience. Recommend it to anyone with all my heart and soul
Onagh A. commented on 05-Oct-2016 05:54 PM5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for setting me up with private lessons during my visit to NYC, so helpful to be able work with an instructor that adapts to my needs within the first 10 minutes, outstanding service and programs, see you on my next visit
John-David P. commented on 28-Sep-2016 04:25 PM5 out of 5 stars
A fantastic studio with amazing teachers. When you first walk into the studio you are immediately embraced with a warm and comfortable feeling that opens your mind up to the creative process. I love going to the Art Studio NY!
Mike M. commented on 28-Sep-2016 04:23 PM5 out of 5 stars
The Art Studio NY is such a great time - and I've really never considered myself an artistic person. First of all, the vibes are friendly and the free wine sets the tone beautifully. Second, it is totally laid back with instructors who really customize their approach for each client. They keep the classes intimate so they are able to cater to each person's needs and help them reach their own creative style. It is not a lecture or seminar by any means, but rather VERY hands on and positive.

Hands down, The Art Studio NY is by far the number 1 place to take art classes in NYC!!
Al C. commented on 28-Sep-2016 04:22 PM5 out of 5 stars
Channel your inner artist! I always thought that I have some latent artistic talent and Rebecca let's me find it. I'm not headed to MOMA yet, but I'm gaining an appreciation for materials and methods. Definitely worthwhile and besides, they let you drink there - isn't that how the masters did it?
leslie boroff commented on 21-Aug-2016 12:31 PM5 out of 5 stars
will be looking for dates in sept.
Isabel W. commented on 17-Aug-2016 09:49 AM5 out of 5 stars
Loved the BYOB class! Our teacher was extremely helpful and all the other attendees were very fun :)
Pru commented on 07-Aug-2016 11:05 AM5 out of 5 stars
Great environment and a good way for you relax and be creative!
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:48 PM5 out of 5 stars
It was a very relaxing, creative environment
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:48 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was interested in learning how to draw and paint during my free time and I was able to pick what I wanted to draw/paint
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:48 PM5 out of 5 stars
Relaxing, informative, challenging and satisfying. My favorite experience in class was surprising myself by drawing things I thought would be too hard.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:48 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was experiencing major stress the night before I started classes.. The Art Studio NY was able to help me relax and meditate by giving me a creative outlet.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:47 PM5 out of 5 stars
My class provided a new way for self-expression, I was able to paint all the subjects I'm passionate about! The staff is great and the classes fit into my budget. I feel more confident now!
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:47 PM5 out of 5 stars
Excellent balance of guidance ans self-work.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:47 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was able to try something new and step out of my comfort zone by being given the space and encouragement to do so.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:47 PM5 out of 5 stars
The Art Studio NY nourishes my soul! Calming, inspiring and joyful atmosphere! The class was perfect timing.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:46 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was eager to experiment with some positive painting experiences years ago. The surroundings are very comfortable and I was very pleased to see what I could do.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:46 PM5 out of 5 stars
Great place to do " Art" in a relaxed setting - with gentle teachers!
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:46 PM5 out of 5 stars
A great, relaxing experience with a quiet environment.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:46 PM5 out of 5 stars
Focused, encouraging, positive and satisfying experience with a convenient location
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:45 PM5 out of 5 stars
I started drawing on my own and wanted to get better - this is a great place!
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:45 PM5 out of 5 stars
My class was amazing and relaxing. I learned how to oil paint and I needed something to help me de-stress - I love painting!
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:45 PM5 out of 5 stars
Fear-Free Drawing is a great & relaxing class. It's a bucket list item for me!
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:45 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took the class on a whim. I wanted to try something I hadn't done in a while and explore new painting techniques.
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:44 PM5 out of 5 stars
Fear Free Drawing helped me grow in my skill and confidence
Anonymous commented on 28-Jul-2016 09:44 PM5 out of 5 stars
Before my painting class, I had not attended a class since high school and I am 72 years old! But I was very comfortable in the setting and felt free to express myself. Thank You
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