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The Art Studio NY

#1 Rated Art Classes in New York City!


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"The Art Studio NY
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true delights, a welcoming
environment, and an amazing
place to learn & let your
creative spirit soar."

-The Examiner

NYC Summer Art Programs for Kids and Teens

🎨 Special limited time offer for IN-PERSON multi-week classes! Code SummerArtFun22 gives $75 off any multi-session kids or teens in-person class.

In-Person Summer ART FUN.

Calling creative kids and teens for the BEST SUMMER OF ART in New York City! All kids and teens will love NYC’s #1-rated art studio summer art program that is filled with inspiring artistic expression, learning new drawing, painting and art techniques, encouraging top-notch art instruction with warm and nurturing professional artists, and the joy of social connection with like-minded friends! All are welcome in our art studio’s supportive and non-judgemental in-person, small group, CREATIVE camp-style summer art program for kids and teens of all ages and artistic levels, total beginners included!

With New York City’s energy, artists, culture, nature, museums, architecture, and diversity as our muse, our camp-style summer art programs for kids and teens will be the highlight of summer! We offer TWO separate summer art program choices in two different locations, both include a combination of indoor and outdoor creative summer FUN.

We never repeat an art project twice, so that your child can continue to enjoy multiple weeks of our art studio program all summer long!

Small Groups. Great Vibes. Safety First.

Safety and health are always our top priority, especially during COVID times. With both indoor and outdoor summer art “camp style” options, we always keep our kids art summer groups small. Groups are created based on age and include Ages 5-11 (often split into two age groups for younger and older children). Teens ages 12-17 form their own private group and meet separately from younger kids. Our NYC art studio’s exceptional art educators guide each child to learn, explore and celebrate their authentic self-expression while creating diverse styles of artwork. All of our in-person NYC art instructors and staff are fully vaccinated and boosted. Our art studio follows all current COVID rules and regulations for New York City, and all art class and art program participants are expected to do the same.

Summer art program participants will experiment and create personalized artwork with art supplies and techniques such as pencil sketching, color pastel painting, watercolor painting, collage and mixed-media adventures, still life, color pencil sketching, personalized art journaling and sketchbook art, landscape art, figurative art, portraiture, comics and manga, fear-free drawing, painting tricks and hacks, personal style, mark making, shading, composition, art history fun facts, and much, much more.

The Art Studio NY Outdoor, In-Person Kids Classes in Central Park

Dates, Registration and Locations

TWO LOCATIONS: Upon completing registration, payment and COVID release form, you will be emailed all detailed instructions.

  1. 1 – West 80th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
  2. 2 – Museum and Park Safari (NYC Museums and Parks on The Upper West and East Sides)
  • *minimum of 4 participants required for weeklong program to take place
  • *Cancellation policy: All in-person programs are limited in size. Once purchased, we are not able to switch dates or provide refunds.

 

 

Summer ART STUDIO Adventure for Kids and Teens

LOCATION: 211 West 80th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam), ZPlay School

This art program will take place in our indoor art studio and private outdoor backyard.  

Nurture your artistic self-expression in this fun-filled summer “camp style” art program, live and in person in NYC for kids and teens on the Upper West Side! In our new West 80th Street location, enjoy small group art exploration both indoors in the art studio and outdoors in our private backyard space! Together, we will create drawings, paintings and mixed-media art projects that will awaken and celebrate the artist within! 

Learn about, explore and create with art materials including graphite and colored pencils, color pastels, watercolor painting, photo transfers, mixed-media textures, collage, stencils, and more!

Learn endless new artistic techniques while enjoying creative exploration, group art games, shared feedback, art demonstrations, step-by-step artistic guidance, and tailor-made instruction according to each participant’s needs and interests. Have fun learning about and creating personalized artwork inspired by art history fun-facts and global artistic movements, including impressionism, manga art, pop art, graffiti, cubism, abstraction, figurative and portrait art, en plein air painting, and more. Grow your passion for art as we create drawing and painting art projects with famous artists and their authentic self-expression as our muse, including Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Monet, Klimt, Yayoi Kusama, Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe and your own favorites! 

  • Receive inspiring, one-on-one, step-by-step art instruction and feedback from a professional NYC artist and art educator 
  • Enjoy small group (12 kids max per instructor) artistic exploration with similarly aged kids or teens
  • Socially engage with old and new friends in our upbeat art studio environment
  • Create a variety of finished pieces of artwork to feel proud of and hang at home
  • Discover new artistic techniques through watercolor painting, drawing, pastels, photo transfers, sketching, comics, manga, collage and more
  • Feel inspired by learning about famous artists and art history fun-facts
  • Learn about and create artwork based on global art movements including Pop Art, Impressionism, Figurative Art, Portraiture, Still Life and more
  • Learn to authentically self-express freely through art 
  • Benefit with enhanced health and wellness that art and creativity are known for, such as: increased self-esteem, focus, communication skills, social skills, and even higher test scores! 

*Lunch not included, please pack a snack and lunch for your child daily.

DATES 

July 5 – 8
July 11 – 15
August 1-5
August 8-12

 

HALF-DAY, FULL-DAY, AND PARTIAL WEEK OPTIONS

 

AGES 5 – 11: REGISTRATION AND PRICING OPTIONS

*Lunch not included, please pack a snack and lunch for your child daily. 

AGE GROUPS AND TIMES

Morning Session, Ages 5-11: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session, Ages 5-11: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Full Day Ages 5-11: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm 
Afternoon Session, Teens 12-17: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

AGES 5-11 REGISTRATION and PRICING  

5 Full-Day Morning/Afternoon (Monday – Friday): $899
5 Half-Day Morning Option (Monday – Friday): $499
5 Half-Day Afternoon Option (Monday – Friday): $499

4 Full-Day Morning/Afternoon (Monday – Thursday): $799
4 Half-Day Morning Option (Monday – Thursday): $450
4 Half-Day Afternoon Option (Monday – Thursday): $450

TEEN (AGES 12-17) REGISTRATION and PRICING 

5 Afternoons (Monday-Friday): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
4 Afternoons (Monday-Thursday): 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

5 Half-Day Teen Afternoon Option (Monday – Friday): $499
4 Half-Day Teen Afternoon Option (Monday – Thursday): $450

 

Kids Ages 7-11 Summer ART STUDIO Adventure SIGN UP.


Week 1
Tuesday, Jul 05 - Friday, Jul 08, 2022
Week 2
Monday, Jul 11 - Friday, Jul 15, 2022
Week 3
Monday, Aug 01 - Friday, Aug 05, 2022
Week 4
Monday, Aug 08 - Friday, Aug 12, 2022

 
 

Teens Ages 12-17 Summer ART STUDIO Adventure SIGN UP.


Week 1
Tuesday, Jul 05 - Friday, Jul 08, 2022
Week 2
Monday, Jul 11 - Friday, Jul 15, 2022
Week 3
Monday, Aug 01 - Friday, Aug 05, 2022
Week 4
Monday, Aug 08 - Friday, Aug 12, 2022

 

 

SUMMER ART SAFARI in NYC Museums and Parks

 

LOCATION: NYC’s Top Museums, Parks, and Gardens on the Upper East and West Sides. Specific meeting locations will be emailed upon registration and payment. 

Calling all creative kids and teens who are inspired by New York City and are excited to create ART 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 studio where our inner-artists will soar!  Ranging from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, 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 styles while developing your own 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 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
 

Sample Schedule: Summer Art Safari in NYC Museums and Parks 

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. 

 

HALF-DAY, FULL-DAY, AND PARTIAL WEEK OPTIONS

June 20-24
June 27-July 1
July 18-22
July 25-29
August 15-19
August 22-26
August 29-September 2

 

AGE GROUPS AND TIMES:

Morning Session (Ages 7-11): 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Afternoon Session (Ages 7-11): 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Full-Day Session (Ages 7-11): 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
*Lunch not included, please pack a snack and lunch for your child daily. 

Afternoon Session TEENS (Ages 12-17): 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

5 Full-Day Morning/Afternoon (Monday – Friday): $899
5 Half-Day Morning Option (Monday – Friday): $499
5 Half-Day Afternoon Option (Monday – Friday): $499

4 Full-Day Morning/Afternoon (Monday – Thursday): $799
4 Half-Day Morning Option (Monday – Thursday): $450
4 Half-Day Afternoon Option (Monday – Thursday): $450

 

TEEN SESSIONS (AGES 12-17)

5 Half-Day Afternoon Option (Monday – Friday): $499
4 Half-Day Afternoon Option (Monday – Thursday): $450

 

Kids Ages 7-11 SUMMER ART SAFARI in NYC Museums and Parks SIGN UP.


Week 1
Monday, Jun 13 - Friday, Jun 17, 2022
Week 2
Monday, Jun 20 - Friday, Jun 24, 2022
Week 3
Monday, Jun 27 - Friday, Jul 01, 2022
Week 4
Monday, Jul 18 - Friday, Jul 22, 2022
Week 5
Monday, Jul 25 - Friday, Jul 29, 2022
Week 6
Monday, Aug 15 - Friday, Aug 19, 2022
Week 7
Monday, Aug 22 - Friday, Aug 26, 2022
Week 8
Monday, Aug 29 - Friday, Sep 02, 2022

 

Teens Ages 12-17 SUMMER ART SAFARI in NYC Museums and Parks SIGN UP.


Week 1
Monday, Jun 13 - Friday, Jun 17, 2022
Week 2
Monday, Jun 20 - Friday, Jun 24, 2022
Week 3
Monday, Jun 27 - Friday, Jul 01, 2022
Week 4
Monday, Jul 18 - Friday, Jul 22, 2022
Week 5
Monday, Jul 25 - Friday, Jul 29, 2022
Week 6
Monday, Aug 15 - Friday, Aug 19, 2022
Week 7
Monday, Aug 22 - Friday, Aug 26, 2022
Week 8
Monday, Aug 29 - Friday, Sep 02, 2022