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The Art Students League – Art in the City

Founded in 1875, The Art Students League has been a prominent player in the world of American fine arts ever since. An atelier-style school, it offers drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking classes (and that’s not naming all of them).

Even if you’ve never picked up a pencil or a paintbrush in your life, go ahead and try out a class! There are no prerequisites for enrollment. In each class you will find people of all different ages and skill levels,¬†which is what makes the League so wonderful. I have been taking a drawing class for the past few months and I love it. Everyone is doing their own thing and minding their own business, making the atmosphere extremely relaxed.

If you’ll be in New York for an extended period of time I recommend signing up for a series of classes (you can drop in at any point in the month). If you’re here for only a few days, keep an eye out for workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. (To find out what events are coming up, click¬†here). Also, the League has an extremely well stocked art supplies store if you need anything!

*The picture shows a painting demonstration by Gregg Kreutz.

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Address

15 West 57th Street, New York

Telephone number

+12122474510

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:30 - 20:30, Sat 08:30 - 16:00

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)