Instructor: The Art Studio NY Staff

August 19 - August 23

Full Day, Half Day AM, PM Programs

Mon-Fri, 9am - 4pm, 9am - 12pm and 1-4pm

Seats Open: 3

Full Day 5 Daysshow details +$925.00 USD  
Half Day 5 Daysshow details +$549.00 USD  
Full Day 4 Daysshow details +$849.00 USD  
Half Day 4 Daysshow details +$499.00 USD  
Full Day 3 Daysshow details +$799.00 USD  
Half Day 3 Daysshow details +$449.00 USD  

NOTE: This is an In-Person Art Class.

Calling all creative kids and teens who are inspired by New York City and are excited to create ART, make friends and have FUN this summer in person! New York City is home to the world’s finest collections of fine art, design, history, architecture, parks and culture. In this inspiring, engaging and FUN fear-free summer “camp style” art adventure, let’s explore and express our inner-artists as we make New York City our summer art playground!

Every week, two museums and one beautiful outdoor park become our inspiring art studios where our inner-artists will soar! Ranging from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, The Conservatory, The Guggenheim, Museum of The City of New York, El Barrio and The Museum of Natural History, our summer art program will be a safari for the artistic senses!

While creating artwork in NYC’s most incredible museums as well as “en plein air” (in the magic of the outdoors) like famous artists Monet and Georgia O’Keeffe did, learn about the world’s most inspiring artists and visual art styles while developing unique, authentic self-expression. Create personalized artwork in styles such as impressionism, fauvism, cubism, realism, portraiture, manga, graffiti, landscape art, and more with art supplies including pencil, watercolors, mixed-media, collage, colored pencils, and pastels. Express yourself while learning tons of artistic techniques including shading, 3D effect, perspective, composition, realism, abstraction, layering, cross hatching, and more!

In this not-to-be-missed “summer camp style” program of art, friendship and FUN, artists will: 

  • Explore and learn new drawing, painting, and mixed-media art techniques while creatively tapping into their unique self-expression

  • Feel energized by New York City’s artworld, museums, architecture, diversity, culture, and natural beauty

  • Have fun and socialize with old and new friends while tapping into the freedom, joy and wellbeing benefits of creativity, artmaking and cultural summer fun

  • Enjoy tailor-made, encouraging and non-judgemental one-on-one art instruction from our New York City professional artists and art educators while creating artwork with watercolor paints, pastels, colored pencils, found objects, collage, mixed-media and more

  • Explore some of the world’s most inspiring museums and galleries as our muse

  • Learn dozens of new artistic techniques such as blending, shading, perspective, 3D effect, layering, color mixing, multimedia materials, manga, and more!

  • Tap into our imagination and inner-artists while learning drawing and painting techniques and unique artists styles in landscape art, abstraction, realism, architecture, sketching, impressionism, pop art, comics and cartooning, watercolor painting, and more!

  • Learn how to draw, paint, and create artwork “En Plein Air” outdoors like famous artists have for centuries

  • Discover one’s unique artistic style while freely expressing themselves

  • Receive the lasting benefits of art classes proven by science, including increased communication skills, enhanced relaxation, greater focus, increased self-esteem, boosted social skills and heightened academic success

Art Safari Sample Schedule: The BEST Summer Program for Kids & Teens!


9:00 am: Drop-off for kids morning and full-day session.

9:00 am -9:30 am: Sketchbook Series with Art Techniques of the Day, Group Art Games

9:30 - 9:45 am: We’ll walk to a New York City popular location, including Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Secret NYC Gardens, and The Museum of Natural History. Specifically selected locations and museum wings will be shared with parents upon registration.

9:45 - 11:20 am: Creative Self-Expression through Drawing, Painting, and More with The Art Project of the Day! Inspired by the best of NYC’s culture and arts, step-by-step instruction and encouraging guidance! See below for project examples.

11:20 - 11:35 am: Group Art Exhibition! Sharing and celebrating the artwork we’ve created today.

11:35 am - 12:00 pm: Return to meeting location for pickup.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Brown bag lunch for full-day kids and free play.


1:00 pm: Art program drop-off.

1:00 - 1:30 pm: How to Draw Everything, Artist and Art Techniques of the Day, Icebreakers and Group Art Games

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm: We’ll walk to a New York City popular location, including Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Secret NYC Gardens, and The Museum of Natural History. For full-day kids participants, morning and afternoon art location is always different!

1:45 pm - 3:20 pm: Artist Project of the Day through Drawing, Painting, Mixed-Media and More! Inspired by the best of NYC’s culture and arts, step-by-step instruction and encouraging guidance! See below for project examples.

3:20 pm - 3:35 pm: Gallery Exhibit! Sharing and celebrating the artwork we’ve created today and learning to discuss our own artwork.

3:35 am - 4:00 pm: Return to meeting location for pickup.

Exciting NYC Adventures Daily!

MUSEUM MONDAY: Drawing Safari at The MET!  Asian Art Galleries Scavenger Hunt Drawing Day: View the nature-infused art of China, Korea and Japan with fun group games and surprises; Create art projects including gesture drawings, 3D shading sketches, and compositional drawings of Koi Fish in The Garden Court.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING TUESDAY: Landscape Drawing and Painting in Central Park Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse and Monet all created famous artwork outdoors, and we will too! Color Group art games, learning the art of mark making, fast and slow artwork, and expressing our own style through art.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING WEDNESDAY: NYC Sketchbook, Comics and Manga Spirit  NYC is home to cultures and artists from around the globe. Capture NYC’s diversity and freedom while we learn about current NYC artists and make our own NYC-inspired cityscapes, comics and cartoons, and tell our own story through art.

THURSDAY AT THE MET: African Drawing Safari at The MET Discover the magic and mystery of making art that is inspired by African Art Galleries, and create personalized artwork inspired by masks, instruments, and dance through sketchbook art, thumbnail sketching, shading, and imagination.

NEW YORK FRIDAY: The City is Our Canvas at The Museum of The City of New York NYC’s Melting Pot will inspire personalized portrait artwork that encourages authenticity, self-empowerment and mixed-media materials such as collage, colored pencils, and graphite.

  • Daily meeting spots will be shared upon registration and all will be on the Upper East or Upper West Sides at easily accessible locations.

Art Class Materials:

Materials are not included.

An art supply list will be provided upon registration,  and all participants are expected to bring their own art supplies daily. Please see the Art Safari Materials list in your digital brochure (emailed to you upon registration). 

Purchase supplies from our online materials list.