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The Art Studio NY

#1 Rated Art Classes in New York City!

Adult Classes

Discount for 2019 art classes in NYC
User rating: 87 customer reviews
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 Scroll over and click on a class to sign up.
At The Art Studio NY, you will feel nurtured and encouraged through small art classes. Through 1-on-1 art instruction provided to every single person in our NYC art classes 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 NYC art classes. From adult painting classes and drawing classes to Paint and Sip Classes, pastel classes, and more, you will walk away from your NYC adult classes 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 NYC art classes for adults will offer you art instruction based on your individual needs and interests.


Anonymous commented on 03-Apr-2019 07:12 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took Ada’s watercolor class. She broke down composition well, and I enjoyed mixing my own colors. She even played music! It was such a relaxing experience. I retired recently and was searching for my creative self, and this was absolutely it!
Puja N. commented on 03-Apr-2019 07:07 PM5 out of 5 stars
The watercolor class opened my head and heart. I loved how Ada taught me to look beyond the obvious and how to notice things that I couldn’t see at first. It was very liberating and fun too!
David T. commented on 03-Apr-2019 07:04 PM5 out of 5 stars
At 71, I had to learn something new. This is the first time I’ve actually learned a new disciplines in 30-40 years. It’s very invigorating. I chose this studio because the NYBG was too disciplined, and Art Students League was too loosely structured. I liked the warm approach to work independently on my art with the guidance of a professional artist.
Anonymous commented on 03-Apr-2019 07:01 PM4 out of 5 stars
Watercolor painting with Ada was wonderful and very instructive. I loved the friendly atmosphere and enjoyed learning from Ada.
Anonymous commented on 03-Apr-2019 06:59 PM5 out of 5 stars
I liked the easy-going atmosphere and the personal attention I received from my instructor. Taking oil painting was a form of stress relief for me and it was really engaging.
Anonymous commented on 03-Apr-2019 06:57 PM5 out of 5 stars
My class made me feel happy and relaxed, and it was a therapeutic experience for me. My instructor Ada was very warm and the place itself is inviting. Classes are two hours long for adult classes, and i wish it was longer! I really appreciate the one-on-one constructive conversations with Ada. This was the best decision I could have made.
Barbara B. commented on 03-Apr-2019 06:54 PM5 out of 5 stars
I wish I could give more than 5 stars!!!!! I loved having Ada as my oil instructor. I felt she inspired me to try new things, and it was an exciting time for me. I look forward to Wednesday evenings all the time!
Emma A. commented on 03-Apr-2019 06:50 PM5 out of 5 stars
I was interested in taking more oil classes, and I took Ada’s Oil class. I learned lots of new techniques like dry brushing, blending, and even “erasing” small mistakes with a Q-tip. I felt the class was very supportive, and gave me a creative outlet I looked forward to every Monday. Thanks Ada!
Anonymous commented on 03-Apr-2019 06:47 PM5 out of 5 stars
My Dare to Oil class with Ada is the highlight of my week! I had fun painting, and learned a valuable lesson in that every accident I made could be painted over. Ada is an amazing teacher and is my top reason for returning to the studio!!!
Marcia M commented on 05-Feb-2019 04:50 PM5 out of 5 stars
The Beginner’s Drawing Class at the Met is a great way to learn to draw and see the Met in a new way. Our instructor, Isaac Ruff was fantastic. He started with a demonstration of drawing basics, then built on that foundation after giving us time to practice each technique. He also went around to every student and provided positive feedback and excellent tips for improvement. I highly recommend this class and Isaac as an instructor!
Sara Tambur commented on 17-Jan-2019 06:29 PM5 out of 5 stars
Mostly I will be happy if you have maybe some teacher how speak Hebrew too
Anonymous commented on 19-Dec-2018 08:20 PM5 out of 5 stars
Five stars is not enough! The Art Studio NY is very welcoming, and the environment the teachers create is so comfortable. I was able to focus and let go of my own troubles weekly, and had time to develop my interest in drawing. My teacher was very informative and honestly just wonderful!
Anonymous commented on 19-Dec-2018 08:17 PM4 out of 5 stars
Sophia creates a warm atmosphere for drawing. I took the class to improve upon my own skills and experiment with new media like charcoal, pastels and pencils. I also took Jake’s figure drawing class with a live model-loved it!
Anonymous commented on 19-Dec-2018 08:15 PM5 out of 5 stars
I finally had time to make at and I was happy to find this place. It has a great schedule with lots of options for classes, and the teacher was comforting, skillful, patient, and of course knowledgeable! I was really inspired to explore my art at my own pace. I will be returning for more!
Anonymous commented on 19-Dec-2018 08:13 PM4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed drawing without pressure. I felt really safe and calm in the studio. Its quite a welcoming place. My teacher’s assistance was very caring and helpful.
Anonymous commented on 19-Dec-2018 08:10 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took the oil class and found it to be both fun and serious. I got to explore painting trees on a dark canvas at my teacher’s suggestion, and it turend out really good. I’m happy that this studio is so close to home, I love making art but have no place to do it at my house. Fantastic experience. Very meditative and relaxing.
Anonymous commented on 13-Dec-2018 03:56 PM5 out of 5 stars
I recently retired and I wanted to start a new hobby. I found the Art Studio NY and took Jake’s Painting 101 class. He inspired me and helped me build confidence to create art.
Anonymous commented on 13-Dec-2018 03:54 PM5 out of 5 stars
Jake is the epitome of the word “teacher”. He works very hard to get each student to ‘see, to ‘do’-he is gifted. I feel we are fortunate to have him here. He is just so encouraging and dedicated to his students.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:48 PM5 out of 5 stars
My favorite thing about taking a class was the different people and the talent they all brought to the table. I took the class to develop my own talent and grow to become a better artist. I loved my experience and I feel like a better artist in the 8 weeks my class ran for. My experience offered growth, development, inspiration, and i loved that my teacher was patient and understanding.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:42 PM4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed getting personal attention in my watercolor class with Ada. I learned about different techniques, and value. I finally had time to develop my creativity and meet others who have time available during the day. The Studio is close to where I live so I will be surely returning.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:35 PM5 out of 5 stars
I liked the opportunity to be creative and try something new. I took the watercolor class and it was a very relaxing and fun experience. Plus I got to be creative and learned to be instinctive with my mark-making.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:29 PM5 out of 5 stars
The instructor Ada was very good and I enjoyed my classmates. It was a good bunch, all very encouraging and non-judgmental.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:28 PM5 out of 5 stars
Very inviting and nurturing environment. Great selection of morning and evening adult classes.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:25 PM5 out of 5 stars
had a wonderful time at the Art Studio NY. I liked my teacher Ada, and learning new techniques.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:21 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took the watercolor class with Ada. I decided to take a class there because it was close to my apartment. I also plan on taking the drawing class to get better instruction in charcoal drawing. I found the watercolor class to be customized to my needs, and very relaxed. The teacher played music and it was an overall enjoyable experience. I recommend it highly!
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:17 PM4 out of 5 stars
I had a good time at my watercolor class. I enjoyed the teacher and being exposed to new medium I hadn’t tried before. Plus it was close to home so I look forward to taking more classes in the future.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:15 PM5 out of 5 stars
I’ve taken a few classes here and I always find them so relaxing and fun! I look forward to my weekly dose of stress relief, as to the guidance and directional support of my teachers. I am very proud that I am a much better color mixer now!
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:10 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took the Intro to Oil class and was worried I would be overwhelmed, Instead, I felt welcomed and made to feel confident. The teacher really eased me into the process and it was fun and inspiring being around all the artwork and artists. My teacher Ada was amazing! She was friendly, knowledgeable, and very supportive. She made me feel safe to paint anything while providing constant encouragement.
Anonymous commented on 12-Dec-2018 04:07 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took a class to learn some new skills and I had a great time! My instructor taught me how to mix colors, and even offered information about arts history and culture. It was a nice way of getting stress-relief, and it helped greatly that the Art Srudui NY has access to lots of convenient transportation. The 1, 2, and 3 trains are a block away, and the B train is another block away. It’s very easy to get there!
Anonymous commented on 11-Dec-2018 06:58 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took Intro to Oil painting. It was a rewarding and challeneing experience! I liked trying something new and fun and my teacher encouraged me to try painting with a palette knife which was really different! And I got to be creative for once-my career leaves little room for creativity.
Anonymous commented on 11-Dec-2018 06:55 PM4 out of 5 stars
I took a Dare to Oil class and I thought it was fun and educational. Plus it was also relaxing-I felt calm and almost meditative. I have stressful job so taking time to paint something of my own choosing is nice and gives me some stress-relief. It was nice to explore oil painting too.
Anonymous commented on 11-Dec-2018 06:43 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took the watercolor class with Ada. It was so encouraging, warm, easy, and mind-expanding. I was really happy to see how my work changed in the last couple of classes. And the it was a great price for the attention and time we get in the Studio!
Anonymous commented on 11-Dec-2018 06:41 PM5 out of 5 stars
Ada guided me and the other students on a personal level in our watercolor class. I Liked having the option of taking an afternoon class too.
Anonymous commented on 11-Dec-2018 06:39 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took a class with Ada. She made me feel more confident and that I could do anything I wanted to she would be there to guide me through it. I feel like I can express myself better now. Thanks Ada!
Anonymous commented on 28-Nov-2018 08:33 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took a class here becuase it was close to my apartment in the UWS-I was looking for a new hobby to try out, and because I needed some stress relief. I enjoyed learning how to paint and was pleased to see a reasonable result from my efforts. Ada was informative, encouraging, and a very cheerful instructor. Best of all, it was a very peaceful experience, perfect for stress relief!
Anonymous commented on 28-Nov-2018 08:30 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took a watercolor class with Ada and had a great time. I enjoyed learnring different techniques in an encouraging environment. Ada was an amazing teacher, and she helped me feel inspired. It was a very educational and fun experience!
Anonymous commented on 28-Nov-2018 08:19 PM4 out of 5 stars
I took the Beginner Drawing and Painting class with a friend becuase we wanted to enjoy some relaxing down time to be creative. It was honestly a really rejuvenating and inspiring class, and we felt so welcomed by the teacher and the students! It was a great experience.
Anonymous commented on 28-Nov-2018 08:14 PM5 out of 5 stars
I took a workshop here and decided to come back to take another class. It’s in a convenient location in the UWS, and I got to try a lot of different mediums and techniques in Jessie’s class. I loved the group I was in, and we had a great time each week! I felt like I had a lot of freedom to make what I wanted while also relaxing and feeling like I belonged.
Anonymous commented on 28-Nov-2018 08:10 PM4 out of 5 stars
I had a fun and rewarding experience at the art studio. I took a beginner’s drawing and painting class and learned new techniques like gesture drawing, blind contour and more.
Anonymous commented on 28-Nov-2018 07:57 PM4 out of 5 stars
My instructor Jessie was very patient and made me feel comfortable. I took a Beginner’s Painting class and was nervous but she made it fun and was non-judgmental. I learned a lot from this class.
Anonymous commented on 28-Nov-2018 07:54 PM4 out of 5 stars
I took a really interesting class. I am retired and wanted to challenge myself to do something creative. I took painting class and found myself in a supportive, enlightening and instructive environment. My instructor really challenged me to try new things and push myself to be brave.
Anonymous commented on 28-Nov-2018 07:50 PM5 out of 5 stars
I had a very enjoyable experience at The Art Studio. My instructor was very supportive and offered constructive critique to help me improve my painting. I took the Dare to Oil class to unlock my creative side, and be expressive.
Phyllis Lakner commented on 10-Sep-2018 08:38 AM5 out of 5 stars
Jessie is an amazing, enthusiastic, dedicated, talented teacher who immediately put me at ease and taught me the basics of beginner drawing. I highly recommend a class with Jessie!
salunkhe commented on 20-Jul-2018 11:56 AM5 out of 5 stars
very good classes
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 more…at 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. excited leslie
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