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Class Descriptions

Ages 2-4: 
The most creative class in town for the youngest artists!  Children will work in different mediums learning the basics of art, while completing a finished project each week. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, whom we encourage to bring their creativity with them as well and fully participate in the fun.

Ages 5 and up
Our classes for ages 5-12 are what we have become known for. Children learn the basics of art in our warm, nurturing environment, where everyone is an artist. Children will learn to use the various mediums: paint, pencil, cray pas, watercolor, printmaking, as well as learning collage, sculpture, plaster, papier mache, while developing their drawing skills and learning to draw and paint from a still life or photograph.

3D Art
In this class we will use materials such as wood, clay, cardboard, found objects, paper and other materials to construct 3 dimensional art projects from sculptures to murals, marionettes, mobiles, using different construction methods. We will use artist and reproductions from art history books for inspiration.

Teen Portfolio Classes
For Teens applying to college or advanced fine arts programs, we offer advanced art training, life drawing and help in whatever projects they need to do to complete their college applications.
All art projects are oriented towards building creativity and technical skills. Students who are working on their portfolios will gain knowledge in art techniques that they can continue to develop throughout the year.  Many demonstrations will be given and an elaborate still life is set up for drawing and painting. Students are given constructive criticism and advice how to approach each project.  Individual exploration and creativity are encouraged. While students may work at their own pace, they are advised to complete the projects.  There are many approaches that range from observational to interpretive.  Students will divide their time between drawing and painting in a variety of media.  Subjects include still life, portrait and figure.

Adult Art Classes
Always wanted to learn to draw and paint? This is for you. Any level you’re at, we will teach you the basics of art. If you have already studied art and want to work on a specific area, we will help you with your own on-going interest/projects.  We will teach you the basics of drawing (line, shape, form, color, value, proportion, perspective, light, shadow, texture and composition).  Instruction as well as critique will develop your skills. This class is for beginning to intermediate students who want to expand their drawing skills. 

Adult Life Drawing
There will be a live model or still life each week.  These classes are non-instructional. There will be a class monitor and informal critiques.  Artists need to bring their own preferred choice of medium, as well as sketch pad.

Mixed Age Life Drawing
There will be a live model or still life each week.  Beginning with a simple contour, students will use line to discover a variety of shapes. Students will draw from life and learn to develop form and space with cross-hatching and shading, understanding what makes a strong composition. Work will be in black and white with charcoal and pencils, and in color with pastels. Informal individual and group critiques. Bring a large 18 x 24 inch rough newsprint pad, a soft cloth or chamois and soft willow charcoal to first class. A supply list will be available prior to the first class.
All models will be clothed for Mixed Age Life Drawing Classes

Fashion & Sewing Classes
Your own little Fashionistas (ages 6 and up) can star in their very own Project Runway!  Children will create their own fashions as well as learn to use sewing machines.  We’re so excited to bring sewing and fashion into our studio. Classes will be taught by “The Fashion Class”. (

Special Workshops
These will be held from time to time concentrating on a specific project, i.e, tie dying, batiking, puppet-making, plaster, etc.  Watch for these.

Holiday and Summer Workshops
During holidays and the summer, we offer week-long half-day workshops for children ages 4 1/2 and up. During this period, focus will be on special projects such as mask-making, puppet-making & papier mache.

Tada! Youth Theater Classes
Professionals from the renowned Tada! Youth Theater will work with children to build singing, acting and dancing skills.

  • 1, 2, 3…ACT(ion) for ages 4 - 5
    Using the foundations of creative musical and dramatic play, this Pre-K/K class supports a child’s interests in pretend play while developing skills in characterization, coordination, cooperative play and musicianship.

  • Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! for ages 6 – 8
    A Musial Theater skills-building class that focuses on the core skills of singing, acting, and dancing. Learn popular Broadway songs, plus one-of-a-kind songs from TADA!’s original musicals. This class includes exploration in character development using theater games plus song and dance numbers.  


Art class schedules and registration, Manhattan, NY



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