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Drawing for Beginners

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

This class focuses on the basics of drawing with pencil, eraser, and paper. Expert teachers guide students through the elements of art, including line, shape, shadow, value, tone, form and perspective, demonstrating and offering critiques of work. This course is ideal for beginner and intermediate-level students who seek a foundation in the fundamentals of drawing. For Supply List, click here

Tuesday May 30th, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Portrait Drawing

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Learn the visceral and dynamic nature of drawing with charcoal. Each class is a deep dive into the material, with a focus on layering, reductive, and additive techniques centered around vine charcoal. Work from an array of subjects from landscape to still life, portraiture, and interiors with a medium that presents depth and volume to every drawing. Prerequisite: Drawing for Beginners Please note: This course requires the purchase of materials. ...

Friday Jun 2nd, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Drawing: The Figure

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065

Understanding the basics of drawing the figure allows you to organize light, shade, gesture, and rhythm into a single expressive whole. Working individually with the instructor, you’ll be introduced to varied drawing approaches and techniques, and develop your skills and insights.  Open to students of all levels. Registration fee included. Material List: 18 x 24 Newsprint pad 18 x 24 White drawing pad Charcoal pencils - 2B, 4B, 6B Graphite...

Friday Jun 9th, 3–6pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Language of Drawing

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065

Through a series of exercises, we are going to explore the elements of drawing as well as a variety of techniques, tools, and drawing mediums. We will work from still lifes, photographs, and online resources. The primary objective will be black and white imagery, but color may also be introduced. We will have individual and group critics. All levels are welcome. All levels are welcome. Please Click Here for the Material List

Wednesday Jun 7th, 10:30am–12:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Life Drawing

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065

This class has the objective of providing an opportunity to study in depth one particular issue through drawing, and this class will be focusing on structure. At each class we will explore this issue in a number of ways, including examining the works of masters to see various ways that they used structure, discussing as a group. The instructor will give demonstrations when possible.

Thursday Jun 8th, 9am–12pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Botanical Drawing

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Learn the basics of rendering a botanical subject in pencil. Working with a plant, flower or vegetable for a subject, we will go from beginning sketch to finished drawing. Capture lush petals, stunning patterns, intricate natural designs, and organic colors. Supply List: Paper  Recommended brand: Stonehenge is a widely available brand, sold in pads of various sizes.  Tracing paper  Recommend brand: Canson  Pencil ...

Friday Jun 2nd, 1:30–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Figure Drawing

FIELD COLONY @ 1001 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Figure drawing involves simple materials - pencil / charcoal - as means of discovery. Ideas evolve through the process of the “drawn” language with specific exercises that focus on visual analysis and the skills needed for expressive form such as line, tone, mass and illusionistic space to capture the features of the nude model.  Rarely do you get to see other artist’s work in process. The group environment allows you to see how others...

Tuesday Jun 6th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

Drawing at The Met

92nd Street Y @ Class is happening Offsite
, New York, NY 00000

Join this class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a series of drawing lessons based on the collections. Tuition includes museum admission. Please Note: The instructor will contact the participants the night before the first class to confirm the meeting time/place. Generally, meet up at the Museum is at 1:00 PM.  Please enter through the main entrance (up the stairs). Once in the Museum, go past the main information desk and veer left....

Friday Jun 2nd, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Drawing 1.01 Drawing Basics

ArtClassBklyn.com @ 98 Sterling St, Brooklyn, NY 11225

A full 12-class offering of the ACB Method of how to draw starting with the Basics through Portraiture in a Low-Key individualized setting. In Person Drawing from life and photographic reference, here we shall learn how to draw the human figure in an informal individualized setting with no embarrassment. Starting with the basic building blocks of contour and gesture drawing, Students create pictures that go beyond stick...

Friday Jun 2nd, 5:30–7:30pm Eastern Time

 (12 sessions)


12 sessions

Accelerated Introduction to Drawing

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY 11220

In this intensive two hour class, students with learn how to correctly start a drawing through the process of straight line construction and comparison. The basic principles of light, shadow, and shading will also be discussed. This class is great for artists of every level of experience that would like to improve their technique and gain confidence in the embarkation of a new piece. This class is meant to provide a taste of what we can do at...

Wednesday May 31st, 7–9pm Eastern Time

Adult Focus on Drawing

One River School @ 49 N Dean St, Engelwood 07631

Focus on Drawing is designed for adults students who want an opportunity to become experienced drawers with strong technical skills in a fun and social environment. Students build on their skills by mastering the principles of using line, tone, light, texture, composition, spacial depth and perspective. Students work on personalized projects across a variety of drawing media and their choice of subject matter Instructors provide one-on-one...

Tuesday Jun 6th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Accelerated Portraiture Drawing

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY 11220

Sign up to finally learn the basics of portraiture! Students will study how to accurately construct the face, master proportions, identify the bones and major planes of the skull, along with basic facial features. This will be achieved through drawing, lecture, and demonstration.  Walk away with new confidence and a better understanding of portraiture. Good for any level of experience. 

Sunday Jun 4th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

Introduction to Drawing For Beginners

Drawing New York @ 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10010

Do not worry if you don’t know how to draw. This class is specifically designed for you. Even if you have drawn a bit but want an organized approach to drawing, to speed up the learning process and prevent wasted and frustrating efforts, this class is for you. Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing including, paper and pencil basics, how to use shape and form to create depth, measuring and proportion, and rendering form with shade....

Tuesday Jun 6th, 6:30–9pm Eastern Time

Advanced Language of Drawing

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065

Through a series of exercises, we will explore the principles of drawing and a variety of techniques, tools, and dry and wet mediums. We will be focusing on composition and mark-making and will be working from still-life and imagination. Students will get a deeper understanding of developing a series. All levels are welcome. Materials list: Sketch or drawing pad 14 x 17 or larger Charcoal pencils - 2B, 4B, 6B Graphite pencils – 2B, 4B,...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 1:30–4pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Portrait Drawing Intensive

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Focused sessions will address traditional proportion, dynamic compositions and expressive approaches using various drawing media. Supply List

Tuesday Jul 11th, 4–6:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

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