About Our Online Art Classes
The Art Studio NY’s Online Art Classes offer a LIVE, interactive art class experience from the comfort of your home. Taught by our top-notch professional New York City art educators, our online classes are streamed in real time so that you can benefit from social connection, creative engagement and caring community.
Who are our classes for? Everyone. YOU. Ages 2-102, total beginners included, socialize and engage with each other in the small group art classes with individualized, tailor-made instruction that we’re known for.
For 15 years, The Art Studio NY has been New York City’s #1-rated art school, offering our fear-free, non-judgmental, nurturing approach to art education and authentic self-expression.
During this stressful time of Coronavirus, we need a healthy escape more than ever. Art classes are scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, stress and depression while boosting personal fulfillment, happy-hormones that make you feel good, and self-esteem.
Have an art class today?
Visit the Online Classrooms page to join the instructor and other students in the Online Art Studio.
Looking for the Free 1-Session Class offer?
How Online Classes Work
- Same connection to our caring community.
- Same individualized, one-on-one instruction.
- Same art instructors you love who love you back.
- Same nurturing, creative inspiration you crave.
The best part of your week continues, now in the safety of your home. Our art studio’s online art classes are similar to an in-person art class experience and even more intimate.’
Register for adult online multi-week classes and get for FREE:
Weekly “Open Studio” sessions with Founder/Owner Rebecca Schweiger or guest instructors. Connect with our online community to enjoy live demonstrations, new techniques, tips and tools for creative stress-relief, and receive helpful feedback on artwork in progress.
Bring a friend for FREE. You are invited to bring a new friend, who has never been to our studio before, for FREE to your weekly art class. Now is the time to help and support each other.
Get excited to enjoy:
- LIVE, real-time inspiring classes that boost your joy and creativity
- Even MORE hands-on demonstrations by your art instructor
- Learning and practicing new artistic techniques
- Group critiques to engage and interact with your classmates
- Individualized one-on-one feedback
- Customized instruction based on your needs and interests
- Connecting to our warm, encouraging art community
Classes are offered for all ages and levels, total beginners including! We welcome adults, kids and teens alike, as well as private events for corporate groups and birthday parties, too! Simple lists of ART MATERIALS are provided. If you don’t have art supplies already, you can order them online and receive everything at your front door.
Learn How to Connect to Online Classes
Find support for a great online learning experience.
We created a page dedicated to helping you get set up with the Zoom online videoconference software.
Visit Our Calendars To Sign Up for Online Art Classes!
Online Art Classes Q & A
What time is my online class?
All classes are held on New York City time (Eastern US timezone) – please make sure you adjust for your own timezone.
I don’t understand how to log into my online art class. How do I get online for my class?
Please visit: https://www.theartstudiony.com/online-classrooms/
From there, follow the directions to enter into your online classroom. Look for the day of the week when your class takes place, and the time and name of your class. Next to this, there will be a link. Click this link, and you will enter your online
I don’t know how to use Zoom and I’m not good at technology. How can I learn?
Zoom is a very easy system to use, everyone can do it! These two links will show you how to use Zoom.
We also offer occasional free online tutorials with our staff. Please check this web page for updated listings. Lastly, if you need help, contact our office and one of our staff members will assist you.
I’m taking an online class and my WiFi isn’t working. What should I do?
WiFi outages can happen now and again. If your WiFi goes out during your online class, restart your router and try again.
If you do not have a WiFi connection at all, The first approach to getting WiFi working again is to contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider – usually a phone company or cable company) and their support team will assist you.
What happens if I get disconnected during my class?
Internet network interruptions can occur. A good way to solve this issue is to try to reconnect by returning to the email or the webpage where you started, and click the original link. If that does not work, the issue may be related to the WiFi or internet connection. Try turning your router off, wait two minutes, and turn it back on. If it is still not working, In this case, the best approach is to contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
I have a small apartment and no room to create art. Plus, I don’t want to make a mess. What should I do?
You do not need a large space to create art. In fact, all you need is a table, chair, and your art supplies to set up your own art studio at home! We suggest using an old sheet or tablecloth to protect your table or furniture. If you are concerned about spills or mess, use a drop cloth or old sheet and place it on the floor around the area where you are creating artwork.
Please open your windows for proper ventilation, and use a window fan or air conditioner if possible, when painting with oil paintings or any other art materials that require ventilation. Please do not use any toxic art supplies in your home.
Can I participate in my online class with my smartphone?
Yes! A laptop, desktop or tablet is preferable so you can see your instructor in a larger format. And, smartphones will also work.
I’ve taken in-person classes. How will your online classes be similar or different?
Our online classes will be taught with the same inspiration, encouragement and individualized attention that we are known for. All classes will be taught by the same art instructors you know and love!
Our experienced art teachers have been, and will continue to be, trained thoroughly in order to succeed in translating your in-person art class experience into our online platform, and we will do our best to make this new world of online classes as similar as possible to the face-to-face art classes you are used to.
Both teacher and students will be able to see and hear one another, and students will point their device on their artwork so that your teacher can provide feedback as you create your artwork in real time. Because your teacher will not be able to show you in-person demonstrations right on your artwork, they will show you specified techniques on screen, tailored just for you.
Online art classes for kids and adults will begin as usual with a hands-on demonstration of art techniques or an instructional art video. As you and your classmates continue to work on your own artwork, your teacher will provide feedback, guidance and support based on your needs. You will now be able to learn even more from your classmates, and you will be able to see and hear the feedback provided to all students of your class. There will also be opportunities to receive feedback and artistic critique from the entire class.
Do you prefer the quiet of your own art zone as you create? No problem. You will be able to mute or turn the volume down at any time so you can listen to what you want, when you want. You will also be able to text questions to your instructor at any time to get their attention.
For younger kids art classes, step-by-step instruction will be provided for kids to follow along with, and kids will interact with one another as they share creative ideas. Art history will continue to be taught in many kids art classes, too!
I’m having trouble connecting to Zoom. What should I do?
Zoom is a very well-established video conference system that we have adopted for use in our online classes. The Zoom website has helpful tutorials and tips to help you make the most of this online learning experience. Youtube also has free tutorials available.
I need more art supplies. Where can I order them?
We have created bundles of art supplies that you can order directly from us on our website. They will be shipped directly to your home. You may also visit any online art store to order supplies directly.
Will there be make-up classes?
Our standard makeup policy applies.
I was registered for an in-person class and my class has been moved online. I want a refund, I don’t want an online class. How do I get a refund?
We are sorry that we cannot offer refunds for classes that have moved online. During this global crisis, we are doing all we can to provide you with the top-notch art classes that you are used to while keeping our community healthy and safe. While online classes may be new for you, we ask you to take your online class for at least two sessions. If after the second session, you are not satisfied, as long as we know you attended those two sessions fully, please contact our office to discuss options for credit towards a future class.
I love your online art classes! Will you add more to your schedule, and will you be offering these once you do resume in-person classes?
The Art Studio NY had already been planning on offering Online Art Classes, and we will continue to do so, thus offering both in-person and online art classes in the future. We will be adding new online art classes for kids and adults regularly, so please check our schedule to register for the art class of your choice.
I do not live in New York City. May I still join your art classes?
Yes! One of the wonderful things about this unfortunate turn of events is that we have moved all of our classes online for anyone, anywhere, to enjoy! You may join from wherever you are in the world, as long as you have an Internet connection that can show video.
When will your in-person classes begin again?
We are following the lead of the CDC, State and Federal governments. We hope to re-open The Art Studio NY as soon as possible. Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our community, and we are committed to bringing you the fulfillment, relaxation, and enjoyment of our art classes in your home until we are alerted that in-person classes may resume.
Will I continue with my private art classes?
Yes! Our art instructors will teach online private art classes in the same format that you are accustomed to.