Top Courses at New York School of the Arts

Find the perfect course for you at New York School of the Arts. We’ve selected 51 of New York School of the Arts’s most popular courses. View the course catalog at coursehorse.com

  • Classical Painting Techniques

    This course teaches students the fundamentals of oil painting through a classical style of instruction. Participants will gain a richer understanding of color, proportion, and perspective with insightful critiques from the instructor. A wide variety of subject matters from portraiture and still-life to landscape painting will be explored.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Abstract Painting: The Process

    This abstract painting course is designed for visual artists of all levels and provides participants with an introduction to the fundamentals of abstraction. In addition, students will practice different techniques and experiment with color and texture. Students will focus on the basics of constructing an abstract painting, as well as the various processes involved in creating a dynamic abstract composition.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Contemporary Watercolor

    This contemporary watercolor painting course is perfect for both beginner and experienced watercolorists. This eight-week course takes place in NYC and introduces participants to the basics of watercolor painting, with an emphasis on traditional and modern techniques. By the end of the course, participants will have gained a broad understanding of the fundamentals of watercolor painting.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Figure Painting

    This figure painting course held in NYC teaches participants realistic rendering of the human figure in pastel and charcoal. Through the process, students will learn how to create depth and form in a figure drawing. They will also explore light and dark tones, value control, and how to develop essential painting skills.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $170
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Figure: Painting the Model in Costume

    This three-day figure painting course covers a range of art techniques focused on portraiture and painting a model in costume. In this course, participants will explore various approaches to creating a painting, with an emphasis on values and composition. Throughout the three days, participants will also learn about color theory and apply traditional and expressive painting techniques.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Creating Portraits

    Participants in this course will learn the fundamentals of portrait painting while experimenting with light, color, and depth. Students will explore different techniques to create realistic representations of the human face and understand the principles of proper portraiture. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, they will build on foundational skills to recreate their own unique artwork.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Drawing: Anatomy & Artistry

    This course covers the fundamentals of drawing anatomy to help learners develop their artistry skills. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the skeletal and muscular structure of the body, and how to apply their knowledge to drawing natural-looking figures. Through practical exercises, they will learn to draw both the internal and external features of figures without the need for models.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $175
    • 8 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Drawing: The Figure

    In this figure drawing class in NYC, students will advance their technical skills in figure drawing and explore a wide range of drawing materials and techniques. They will learn about creating and expressing gesture, proportion, and anatomy, and explore how to bring their drawings to life. This class is suitable for beginner and intermediate students.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Introduction to Abstract Painting

    This introductory abstract painting course is designed to provide a fun and creative environment for participants to learn the techniques of abstract painting. Students will learn principles of composition, color theory, and elements of design, as well as gain knowledge about the use of various art materials. With this course, participants will have the opportunity to gain insight, explore ideas, and develop personal abstract painting styles.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Introduction to Metal Sculpture

    This four-week metal sculpture course provides a comprehensive overview of the tools and techniques needed to make metal art. Led by an experienced instructor, students will learn to design and fabricate a final project, from forming and shaping materials to welding and soldering. With a focus on problem-solving and safety, this course is perfect for any aspiring metal sculptor.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Introduction to Painting Techniques

    This oil painting course in New York City is perfect for students with no prior painting experience. Through a combination of demonstrations and individual art projects, learn the foundations of oil painting, color theory, composition, and other techniques. Participants will gain a better understanding of techniques like blocking in, color mixing, light, and shadow.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $175
    • 8 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Introduction to Sculpture

    This sculpture course offers a comprehensive approach to studying the fundamentals of shaping and creating three-dimensional objects. Participants will gain a detailed understanding of the principles of space, mass, volume, structure, surface, and materials, as well as how to render sculpture in a variety of mediums. By the end of the course, students will have learned techniques to explore and create their own sculptural forms.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $270
    • 12 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Large Works: Paintings/Sculptures/Installations

    This course offers its participants the opportunity to explore the possibilities of large-scale painting, sculpture, and installation. Participants will learn the techniques and concepts underpinning the creation of large works, and through a series of professionally guided sessions, gain valuable skills and experience in creating and presenting these works.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $470
    • 9 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Life Drawing

    This life drawing course in NYC is designed for both beginner and intermediate-level students. Students will learn core fundamentals of drawing such as gesture, proportion, anatomy, and form while also exploring different drawing materials, techniques, and concepts. The classes provide a supportive environment to help foster creative thinking and growth.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 24 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Photographing your Artwork

    This online professional photography class is designed to teach budding artists how to effectively capture their artwork in the most visually arresting way. You will explore techniques such as artificial lighting and lens selection, giving you the confidence to confidently take and capture photographs for yourself, festivals, and galleries.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 6 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Sculpture in Clay

    This paper sculpture with clay class teaches participants how to create unique and innovative sculptures using everyday objects. Participants will learn about a variety of sculptural techniques and will explore paper and clay as creative mediums to bring their designs to life. With the help of an experienced instructor, participants will create dynamic three-dimensional sculptures.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $270
    • 12 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Sculpture: The Human Form

    This eight-week sculpture class explores the intricacies of sculpting the human form. Participants will learn techniques such as modeling, carving, and assemblage while discovering how to think in three-dimensional as they create their figures out of clay. In addition, participants will learn about surface treatment, proportion, composition, and other elements that shape a figure.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $270
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Self Portraiture

    This self-portraiture one-day workshop in Manhattan is the ideal way to express yourself! Learn how to capture the essence of your portrait, discover techniques to creating a personal point of view and explore different styles of painting self-portraits. Have fun exploring different methods and materials as you create your own unique self-portraits!

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Still Life Painting (Acrylic/Oil)

    This still-life painting workshop offers an introduction to painting in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Participants will learn the basics of still life painting, including composition, color theory, and painting techniques, as well as gain an understanding of procedure, production, and presentation.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 24 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Stone Carving

    This stone carving course offers participants an opportunity to learn the basics of stone carving and hand sculpting techniques throughout an eight-week program. Students will gain the skills necessary to make various sculptures with stonework, as well as learn about the history and cultural significance of the art form.

    Locations:
    • NYC
    • $240
    • 12 Hours
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    • Beginner
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