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Studio Art

  • Offers Instruction for All Levels
  • Builds Skills in Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media
  • Affords Visits to NYC Museums and Galleries

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, these courses provide you with the opportunity to experiment with new techniques, explore different media, and unleash your creativity. They focus on specific media—drawing, painting, watercolor, etc.—and subject matter—still-life, portraits, and landscapes.

Drawing Techniques for Art Specialists

Gain deeper insight into the artist’s creative process, and explore the essential concepts and techniques of representational drawing.

2017 Summer
1 section

Landscape Painting in Central Park

Working with watercolor, oil, and acrylic paints, learn composition, proportion, texture, and mark-making.

2017 Summer
1 section


Whether a beginning or advanced student of painting, work with oil and acrylic paints to learn composition, proportion, texture, and mark-making.

2017 Summer
1 section

Drawing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

At the Met, sketch the paintings and sculptures of influential artists celebrated for their drawings.

2017 Summer
1 section

Linoleum Printmaking

Create prints without a press using a fast and easy method that involves carving and printing from linoleum.

2017 Summer
1 section

Collage: The Invention of Images

Explore the creative possibilities of collage using a wide variety of materials and sources that allow for a diverse range of references and imagery.

Drawing and Painting Portraits and Self-Portraits

Learn to create a portrait, first by choosing a subject that inspires you, and then by interpreting and realizing it using your preferred medium.

Drawing and Painting with Mixed Media

Explore the range of media available for painting and drawing, and expand the boundaries of your art.

Fundamentals of Figure Drawing

Learn the fundamentals of figure drawing before a live model in this introductory studio course.

Introduction to Drawing

Gain an introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of drawing.

Printmaking by Hand: Linoleum Cuts, Collagraphs, and Monotypes

Try handmade printing, exploring a variety of mark-making methods and inking techniques to create your own linoleum cuts, collagraphs, and monotypes.

Still-Life Drawing

Learn the fundamentals of drawing: selecting a composition, focusing on a concept, and choosing a technique for rendering the objects.