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New York School of the Arts

The New York School of the Arts offers a multidisciplinary approach to arts education, exploring fine arts, design, architecture, and music. With a strong emphasis on atelier methodology and access to workshops, lectures, and critiques, students are equipped with the knowledge and connections needed for a successful career in the arts.

New York School of the Arts

Upcoming Classes at New York School of the Arts

  • Maurizio Pellegrin Lecture Series

    Discover the wonders of Western art through a captivating lecture series at the New York School of the Arts. Immerse yourself in centuries of artistic achievements across various disciplines, and let the visual aids transport you into a world of inspiration and ideas. Expand your artistic horizons and indulge in two hours of pure imagination.

    Next start date: Friday, Mar 1st, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time
    Price: $70
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  • Figure Painting

    Explore the art of figure painting in various styles at the esteemed New York School of the Arts. Join instructors Faye Sanders and Eric Michelson as they guide you through traditional and contemporary approaches, teaching you color mixing, brushstrokes, and value. With personalized instruction, this course is perfect for aspiring figure painters of all levels.

    Next start date: Thursday, Apr 4th, 6–9pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • Sculpture in Clay

    Unleash your creativity and explore the ancient art of sculpting with clay at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Master the techniques and tools used to shape clay into stunning works of art, from detailed figurines to abstract compositions. All skill levels are welcome in this immersive course.

    Next start date: Monday, Apr 1st, 12–3pm Eastern Time
    Price: $460
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  • Techniques of Printmaking

    Unleash your creativity and master the intricate techniques of printmaking at the renowned New York School of the Arts. From Monotypes to Color Viscosity inking, this workshop will equip you with the skills to create stunning works of art. Perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 5:30–8:30pm Eastern Time
    Price: $400
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  • Sculpture: Portrait

    Discover the secrets of creating lifelike human portraits in clay with a renowned instructor at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Dive deep into facial anatomy, proportions, and expressions while mastering the art of sculpting. Unleash your creativity and bring your artistic vision to life in this immersive course.

    Next start date: Thursday, Apr 4th, 4:30–7:30pm Eastern Time
    Price: $460
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  • Classical Painting Techniques

    Unlock the secrets of classical oil painting techniques in this comprehensive course at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Discover the power of underpainting and grisaille, while honing your skills in composition, value, and color. Suitable for all levels, this course delves into the rich history of painting methods since the Renaissance.

    Next start date: Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 3–6pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • Wood Carving

    Explore the rich history and contemporary applications of wood carving in this hands-on course at the renowned New York School of the Arts. Discover the techniques, tools, and materials needed to create stunning wooden sculptures, and leave with a completed project showcasing your newfound skills. Embark on a creative journey with wood as your canvas and unlock the artistry within you.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 1–4pm Eastern Time
    Price: $450
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  • Working with Paper & Paper Pulp

    Discover the limitless possibilities of working with paper and paper pulp at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Unleash your creativity as you learn new techniques and approaches to creating stunning two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks using paper fibers. All skill levels are welcome in this exciting and immersive class.

    Next start date: Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–1pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • Drawing: Form & Movement

    Unleash your creativity and master the art of expressing movement on a flat page. Join us at the renowned New York School of the Arts for an immersive drawing course that will teach you to observe and capture shapes, planes, and rhythm. Get ready to awaken your senses and make your drawings come alive.

    Next start date: Monday, Apr 1st, 1–4pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • The Elements of Sculpture

    Unlock your creativity and explore the world of sculpture at the renowned New York School of the Arts. Delve into the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of various materials, while learning about historical practices and techniques. Beginners and advanced students alike are welcome to join this inspiring artistic journey.

    Next start date: Monday, Apr 1st, 2–5pm Eastern Time
    Price: $400
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  • Figure: Painting the Model in Costume, with a Focus on Portrait

    Immerse yourself in the world of historical dress and evoke emotion through painting the human figure in costume. Develop your understanding of light and shadow, warm and cool colors, and create lifelike portraits with accurate and three-dimensional facial features. Join us for a transformative art experience at the New York School of the Arts.

    Next start date: Monday, Apr 1st, 4–7pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • From Figures to Abstraction

    Explore the transition from reality to abstraction in this dynamic art course at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Through a series of engaging exercises, you'll learn how to use color, composition, and various artistic mediums to create original and conceptually sound works of art. Discover the possibilities of drawing and painting, and unleash your artistic potential.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 10am–1pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • Cyanotypes

    Unleash your creativity through the intriguing world of alternative photographic processes in this historic Prussian blue course at the New York School of the Arts. Learn to create captivating images using the cyanotype process, while exploring various techniques such as photograms, paper selection, exposing and developing prints, and more. No prior experience is necessary.

    Next start date: Thursday, Apr 4th, 10am–4pm Eastern Time
    Price: $460
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  • Sculpture: Unconventional Materials

    Explore the world of sculpture in a whole new way with this innovative course at the New York School of the Arts. Discover how to create stunning sculptures using unconventional materials and learn the principles of design to bring your creations to life. Unleash your creativity to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art.

    Next start date: Thursday, Apr 4th, 1:30–4:30pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • Mixed Media

    Discover new ways to make drawings and create a personal vision in this experimental art class at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Experiment with various mediums, such as pen, pencil, charcoal, collage, pastel, and water-based paints, and learn to work from observation and individual source material. Unleash your creativity and take your artistic skills to the next level.

    Next start date: Thursday, Apr 4th, 3–6pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • Drawing: The Figure

    Unlock the secrets of drawing the human figure in this dynamic course at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Discover various techniques and approaches to bring life to your artwork with the guidance of expert instructors. Open to all levels, this course is a must for anyone looking to enhance their drawing skills.

    Next start date: Friday, Apr 5th, 3–6pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • Sculpture: Basic Techniques for the Human Form

    Unleash your artistic vision as you delve into the intricate art of sculpting the human form. Immerse yourself in the rich history and contemporary styles as you learn the fundamental techniques of balance, gesture, and attitude. Join us at the New York School of the Arts and bring your imagination to life.

    Next start date: Monday, Apr 1st, 3–6pm Eastern Time
    Price: $450
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  • Contemporary Watercolor

    Explore the possibilities of expressive, contemporary watercolor painting at the New York School of the Arts. From composition to color, this class encourages experimentation and individual growth. All levels are welcome.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 1:30–4:30pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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  • Introduction to Metal Sculpture

    Discover the technical approaches and conceptual implications of metal sculpture at the renowned New York School of the Arts. Learn to create stunning metal sculptures using various techniques such as bending, tightening, sewing, and spot welding. Unleash your creativity and explore the world of metal sculpture construction in this immersive workshop.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 4–7pm Eastern Time
    Price: $450
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  • Experimental Printmaking and Mixed Media

    Discover the limitless possibilities of combining mediums in this hands-on course at the prestigious New York School of the Arts. Unleash your creativity as you explore various techniques in printmaking and mixed media, all while receiving personalized attention and guidance. Don't miss out on the chance to create unique, one-of-a-kind prints like no other.

    Next start date: Thursday, Apr 4th, 4–7pm Eastern Time
    Price: $430
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315 E 62nd St <br>2nd Floor, New York, NY 10065
New York School of the Arts
Upper East Side, Manhattan
315 E 62nd St
2nd Floor
Btwn 1st & 2nd Avenues
New York, New York 10065

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Description

New York School of the Arts is a school that has been created to fulfill the expectation of the transformed contemporary art world. It is based on the heritage of the traditional discipline and at the same time an exploration of the new media. In the modern context of New York City, we use a strong atelier methodology along with critical and conceptual practices.

Conceived as a multidisciplinary hub, our school explores the studies of fine arts, design, architecture and music and, with our future Center of the Arts, will host an international gallery, artist’s studio and our Arts Intensive Program. Counting on the support and the expertise of important living and visiting artists, our students have access to a range of cutting-edge workshops, lectures, panel discussions, critiques, and school events.

We offer a broad spectrum of arts educational programs, programs in general art study, studio practices, instruction on the business of art and later a study abroad program with an intention to broaden our international dimension. Students also find enrichment in museum and gallery visits as well as opportunities to participate in areas of specialized study with other partnering New York City art organizations. Students have many opportunities to exhibit their work in the School galleries, including in our prestigious year end Annual Show.

Our dynamic and flexible program structure provides students with a solid foundation in arts education. Also, students have opportunities to experience and collaborate with visiting art professionals such as art dealers, curators, and members of other prestigious art institutions. This will facilitate connections with New York City galleries and an immersion into the New York City art scene. This multi-faceted experience provides our students with the comprehensive knowledge and support they need for a professional career in the arts.


Notes:

Please note, New York School of the Arts charges a $50 one-time registration fee for students who are new to their school. This is automatically added to the cost of your enrollment (and already included in the price listed on this course). If you are a returning student to NYSA, please let us know and we will refund you $50.

Reviews of New York School of the Arts

( 4.7-star rating across 72 reviews)
  • Sculpture: Portrait

    Reviewed by Carmen C. on 1/26/2024
    Our instructor was excellent! I learned so much about building an armature, clay tools, measuring out proportions of the face, and many helpful techniques for sculpting facial features.
  • Mixed Media

    Reviewed by Elle B. on 1/26/2024
    Fay is an awesome teacher. She’s very clear and encouraging. She helps develop your artistic style in a way that is endearing and not heavy handed. I also love the small group size and setting!
  • Wood Carving

    Reviewed by michael c. on 8/2/2023
    This class was FANTASTIC. Carlos is an incredible teacher. He is always encouraging, knowledgeable, and interesting. He allows you the freedom to pursue what you are interested in and helps steer you along the way to complete your project. I also love how he introduces art/artists into class in ways that make you think about art differently. I will definitely be taking more classes with him.
  • Sculpture: Basic Techniques for the Human Form

    Reviewed by Marissa G. on 8/1/2023
    Such an amazing class!!
  • Sculpture: Basic Techniques for the Human Form

    Reviewed by Lilyahna S. on 6/27/2023
    Enjoyed learning new techniques
  • Classical Painting Techniques

    Reviewed by Kate H. on 5/25/2023
    Had such a fantastic time in this class. Erik is a great teacher & the long format really allows you to explore… will be signing up for another soon!!!
  • Techniques of Printmaking

    Anonymous review on 1/29/2023
    Highly recommend taking this course! I enjoyed learning a new art technique and Taka was a great instructor!
  • Figure Drawing Workshop

    Anonymous review on 8/8/2022
    The class was very professionally run and no class time was wasted. As a beginner, the class was a little challenging due to less familiarity with techniques, materials, etc.
  • Wood Carving

    Reviewed by Alexandre O. on 7/3/2022
    Carlos Mendoza was a wonderful, knowledgeable and hands-on teacher. He introduced me to the wonderful world of sculpture and I will be forever grateful.
  • Wood Carving

    Reviewed by Dan S. on 6/28/2022
    I greatly enjoyed the woodworking class with Carlos. I hadn’t worked with wood in decades and was pleased with what I created with Carlos’ help. On the very first day, he led us through an activity to use our imagination to come up with what we wanted to design. From there, it was a matter of refining ideas under Carlos’ great care and support. Carlos is kind and helpful and able to resourcefully solve problems with you.
  • Constructing the Figure

    Reviewed by Ann H. on 5/23/2022
    I enjoyed this figure drawing class at the NY School of the Arts. The school is well organized and offers a variety of art making classes. The instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging. We worked from live models (always a good thing) and with a variety of media. Our instructor provided us with guidance on portraiture and other aspects of figure drawing. I learned a lot in this class.
  • From Figures to Abstraction

    Anonymous review on 3/11/2022
    Davide teaches to each student's interests and goals.
  • Online Painting

    Reviewed by Andrea K. on 3/10/2022
    Peter has an ability to push and encourage each person’s talent. I recall an example of a statement which resonated with me to my core, comparing an individual artist to a person’s voice. We each have our own style and voice which needs to be developed, and is so powerfully unique! One can give the tools, but that one voice/artist tapping into their own experience is excitingly powerful. I felt the nurturing of my own talent emerging through my experience with Peter, as well as the “students” who were so supportive, as more of a mentor or coach through these eight classes. Highly recommended!!!
  • Techniques of Printmaking

    Reviewed by Nina M. on 3/17/2021
    I loved Taka Maruno's class. An accomplished artist himself, he is also the ideal teacher -- patient, inclusive and easygoing, but clear in his instructions and gentle but firm in his advice when asked for feedback or input on aesthetic decisions. With students ranging from accomplished professional artists to rank beginners like myself, I appreciated the relaxed and individual attention he gave us to work on individual projects at our own pace, while also gathering us for demonstrations of techniques. Taka introduced us to a range of techniques from drypoint to chine-collé and all in the context of creating unique monotype prints of all sizes. I did not see the 3 hours go by -- it was pure flow! Deep bow to Taka Maruno!
  • Large Scale Watercolor Painting Workshop

    Reviewed by Marka L. on 10/26/2020
    I had such a good time! Beth was an awesome teacher and I'm super glad I got to create something cool.
  • Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media

    Reviewed by bonnie g. on 6/30/2020
    Michelle is fabulous. Not only is she a wonderful artist but she is a great teacher. She critiques very and supportively with great suggestions.
  • 3D Modeling with ZBrush

    Reviewed by Jackson W. on 3/31/2020
    Amos was a great teacher. I was really starting to get a handle on using zBrush. Unfortunately our last two classes were cancelled because the world ended but that's not really anyone's fault.
  • How to Photograph Your Work

    Reviewed by Carol S. on 3/19/2020
    Wonderful class with personalized attention. We were able to photograph our artwork and then correct it in Lightroom and Photoshop. Learned at lot and my photos look so much better. Definitely worth taking!
  • Classical Painting Techniques

    Reviewed by Michalina H. on 7/30/2019
    I feel like I learnt a lot. The teacher can be quite tough but fair. I will join for new classes in the future to continue my learning path in painting.
  • Drawing: Anatomy & Artistry

    Reviewed by Imran S. on 5/22/2019
    Amazing class, amazing teacher. My only advice would be for there to be a designated area offered for storage of coats and backpacks/purses and such. But, that's and admittedly minor gripe. The class was perfect and the teacher was super helpful and insightful. I learned so, so much. I'm going to highly recommend this to my friends.
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students at the New York School of the Arts have had overwhelmingly positive experiences in their classes. They praise the knowledgeable and encouraging teachers who allow them the freedom to pursue their own interests while providing guidance along the way. Students appreciate how the teachers introduce new techniques and artists that expand their understanding of art. Many students mention the opportunity to explore and delve deeper into their chosen medium, whether it's sculpture, woodworking, figure drawing, printmaking, or painting. They also appreciate the individual attention and support they receive from their teachers, as well as the chance to work on individual projects at their own pace. Overall, students feel they have learned a lot and have gained valuable skills from their classes at the New York School of the Arts. Quotes: 1. "Carlos is an incredible teacher... He allows you the freedom to pursue what you are interested in and helps steer you along the way to complete your project." 2. "Carlos Mendoza was a wonderful, knowledgeable and hands-on teacher. He introduced me to the wonderful world of sculpture and I will be forever grateful." 3. "I loved Taka Maruno's class... I appreciated the relaxed and individual attention he gave us to work on individual projects at our own pace."

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