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The Art Studio NY

#1 Rated Art Classes in New York City!


Summer Art Camp FAQ

1. Where is The Art Studio NY summer camp located?
The day camp at The Art Studio NY is located in our main art studio, on the Upper West Side. Our address is 145 West 96 Street, Suite #1B, between Amsterdam & Columbus. We have two art studios overflowing with all of the professional art supplies, easels, and creative tools anyone could ever dream of!

2. Are art supplies included in the cost of the camp? What type of supplies do you use?
All art supplies are included in the cost of the camp. We use a wide variety of art supplies, including but not limited to: acrylic paints, tempera paints, watercolor paints, ink, drawing pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, chalk pastels, collage, stretched canvases, a variety of art papers, and arts & crafts materials. We use non-toxic art materials and are well ventilated.

3. How many children and staff are in each group?
We love to keep our art camp groups small so that we can provide one-on-one instruction and encouraging attention to each child. There is an average of 7 kids to one instructor for children ages 4 - 11. For the teen art camp groups, there is an average of one art instructor per 10 teens.

4. What makes The Art Studio NY different from other art programs?
Each child is nurtured individually with unique and tailor-made instruction and encouragement by a professional team of New York City artists and art educators.

Our unique, award-winning teaching philosophy encourages each child to express themselves through art. We believe there is no "wrong" way to create. We teach the kids and teens in our art camp a wide variety artistic techniques, and we expose them to famous artists, art history, and modern art. Children discover their own unique artistic voice with this one-of-a-kind approach that combines authentic self-expression with artistic technique.

We offer children the opportunity to learn and grow as they celebrate their creative spirit. The Art Studio NY’s instructors are warm, caring, and loving to every artist who enters our studio. We treat our art students, children and adults alike, like our family, and we want our studio to feel like a second home to you. You matter to us and we want you to thrive “on and off the canvas” in your art journey and in your life journey.

5. My child loves to draw, but he hasn’t painted that much. Does he have to do every project, or can he branch out and do his own projects?
We encourage children to express their interests and needs, and much of our curriculum is based on the feedback you and your child provides before our camp begins. Often, when we encourage children to try new art techniques, projects and materials, they are thrilled that they discovered a new mode of artistic expression. There are times, however, that a child really wants to stick with a specific genre of art or a specific art supply, and in this case, we are very flexible to what will make your child feel happiest.

6. My child is a total beginner at art. Is that OK and will she fit in? What is the typical artistic level of each child?
We welcome every level and background at The Art Studio NY. It is our belief and practice that every person, regardless of age or experience, has artistic talent and can benefit greatly from artistic expression. Through our unique artistic teaching method, we are able to nurture the inner-artist in total beginners and very advanced artists alike. Because our instruction is so personalized to each child, a potential range of artistic experience is celebrated and is very exciting to the entire group. We welcome every level.

7. My child will submit a portfolio for middle school/high school/college. Will you do art projects that can be used for a portfolio?
Absolutely. We have welcomed many budding artists who are preparing a portfolio for the future, and the artwork that we create will be an excellent fit for a potential future portfolio. Over the years, we have helped dozens of kids and teens develop their portfolios, and we are thrilled to report that those we have assisted have been accepted into top art schools throughout the country.

We also offer private classes for those who want one-on-one art instruction for portfolio preparation.

8. How do I register my child for your camp?
Our registration process is very easy and can be done online. Simply click on the link associated with your child’s age group. By filling out your registration form and making your payment, your spot will be reserved for you.

For the ages 4 - 11 art camps, CLICK HERE.
For the teen art camps, CLICK HERE.