Instructor: Claire (Clem) Merkle

December 11 - January 15
4 Sessions

Mondays, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Seats Open: 8

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$319.00 (USD)  
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December 11, 2023
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*It’s never too late to create! This art class has already begun, and we welcome new students to join at the prorated cost that reflects the number of weeks remaining in the class. Our instructors will catch you up!.

Calling all creative budding artists who are eager to express themselves creatively AND have an incredible amount of fun in the process!

If you are a NYC teen who is  passionate about art, creativity, and self-expression, this art class is a perfect fit for you! In this small-sized, personalized art class, teens will learn artistic techniques in painting, drawing and mixed-media art while developing their own unique artistic style. With personalized one-on-one instruction and attention from a professional artist educator in our non-judgmental, encouraging art studio, students will create artwork with materials including graphite drawing, color pastels, watercolors, collage, and painting on canvas. While experimenting with a wide range of subject matter including portraits, figures, abstraction, art journaling, landscapes and more, artists will discover what inspires them most. While practicing new and exciting artistic techniques, including 3D effect, shading, proportions, composition, palette knife texture, blending and personal expression, each artist will create artwork that releases the artist within. In this engaging and nurturing NYC art class, teens will:

  • Receive one-on-one, tailor-made art instruction, guidance, and feedback by a Professional Artist and Expert Art Instructor in NYC

  • Experiment with a variety of art materials while creating personalized drawings, paintings, and mixed-media artworks

  • Feel inspired by new ideas, imagination, famous artists, and artistic genres

  • Learn how to create a wide variety of artworks inspired by portraiture, figurative art, abstraction, landscapes and more

  • Learn how to create artwork that expresses personal, authentic self-expression

  • Practice, learn and deepen drawing techniques including line, shading, scale, perspective, dimension, contrast, value scales, and composition

  • Practice, learn and learn new watercolor and acrylic painting techniques including color mixing, paint application, gradated washes, pooling color, texture, layering, composition, brushwork, and more

  • Enjoy demonstrations and explore brand new artistic techniques through a variety of art materials, and create many pieces of art to hang at home!

  • Receive the data-driven health and wellness benefits art classes are known for, including: Greater academic achievement, increased self-esteem, reduced anxiety and depression, stress relief, boosted mood, greater connection to oneself, enhanced communication skills, creative problem solving, and more

Art Class Materials:

Materials are not included.

You will need: 

  • Personal Sketchbook
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colored Pencils 
  • Oil Pastels 
  • Drawing Paper or Watercolor Paper 
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Watercolor Brushes 
  • Occasional use : Scissors, Black Sharpie/Marker, Glue (Gluestick or liquid)

Purchase our discounted art kit or see our online materials list.


243 West 72nd St., 2nd Floor, New York, New York, 10023, United States


The Art Studio NY now offers in-person classes at The Paint Place. Located on The Upper West Side of Manhattan, The Paint Place has been hosting art events and in-person art classes for 10 years.


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