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Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)

at The Art Studio NY - Upper East Side

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Upper East Side, Manhattan
1000 5th Ave
Btwn E 83rd & E 82nd Streets
New York, New York 10024
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this on location drawing class:

Learn to draw in just two hours. Can’t draw a straight line? Used to love to draw (20 years ago) and feel a bit rusty? Then this class is for you. 

Everyone can draw, including you. Tap into your inner-artist in this encouraging, non-judgmental drawing class as you:

  • Relax and enjoy the magical medium of drawing
  • Get inspired by the stunning scenery of Central Park from within the walls of the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Feel nurtured as you learn, explore and practice drawing techniques such as composition, shading, depth, line, dimension, and your own unique self-expression
  • Receive one-on-one expert art instruction
  • Enjoy the Roof Garden Martini Bar or Great Hall Balcony Bar for live music and drinks on your own after your drawing class (optional, not included in class)
  • Receive the health benefits of drawing, such as deep relaxation, stress release, increased memory and focus, and of course, enjoyment

Students that were "total beginners" from our past drawing class experiences created incredible drawings right away.

The museum entrance fee is also included.

Meeting Location and Time: Group meets at flowered pot next to the group desk in THE GREAT HALL 15 minutes before class start time. Latecomers will find group at Temple of Dendur in Egyptian Wing.


Q: Are materials provided and included in cost of the class?

A: Yes, all materials will be provided at no extra cost.

Q: Do you sell class materials on site? 
Yes, canvases can be purchased at the following prices: 11 x 14 for $8 and 16 x 20 for $10.

Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one? 
Unfortunately, we do not offer any makeups for classes missed. However, if you want to get the most from the course and the absence, you can tell the instructor when you will be absent ahead of time and the instructor can provide some guidance on exercises to practice while away.

Q: Is the room air conditioned?


A: Yes, rooms are air conditioned when appropriate.

Q: Can I bring a friend to accompany me and watch?

A: No, unfortunately the class has limited space and all seats must be paid for.

Q: What is the dress code for this class?


A: There is no dress code for this class, but keep in mind this is an art studio with wet paintings on the wall, so do not wear anything super nice or something that you don't want to risk getting ruined.

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Refund Policy
Class tuition is neither non-refundable nor transferable. No refunds will be issued after registration and payment. In case of a Medically Certified illness, a credit will be issued after receipt of your physician’s documentation. The value of the credit will be for the balance of the remaining class sessions with an additional deduction of a $75 registration fee. Credit may be used towards any offerings at The Art Studio NY for up to 12 months.

If after your first class you are dissatisfied with the quality of your course, a written note must be submitted within 3 business days after your first class. After receiving your note, refund of class tuition will be reviewed by our staff. If a refund is granted, processing of refunds requires 8-10 weeks.

Course Cancellations
Although course cancellation at The Art Studio NY is quite rare, The Art Studio NY reserves the right to cancel classes or change instructor assignments and makes every effort to notify students in advance. If enrollment goals are not met, a course may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the first scheduled class. In the event of cancellation, a full refund or credit is granted. On occasion, a course start-date will be pushed back if enrollment goals are not met. In this instance, you will receive a credit for the price of the class that did not take place.

Please note that there will be NO exceptions to this under any circumstances, and that neither CourseHorse nor The Art Studio NY will bend on this policy.

Unfortunately, The Art Studio NY does not offer any makeups for classes missed. However, if the student wants to get the most from the course and the absence, they can tell the instructor when they will be absent and the instructor can provide some guidance on exercises to practice while away.


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Reviews of Classes at The Art Studio NY (545)

(545 Reviews)
Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)
Reviewed by Jenna L. on 2/2/2020
Isaac was very knowledgeable and we had a great time. We liked that he did a lot of step by step instruction.
Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)
Reviewed by JoAnn B. on 1/19/2020
Isaac was a wonderful teacher!! It was a great beginners class. We drove in from nj and I would do it again. The pace information and the thoughtful instruction was just what we needed. The venue was quite spectacular also. Overall excellent! JoAnn
Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/17/2019
Isaac was great! Very helpful and encouraging instruction, learned a lot & enjoyed staying at The Met after class to draw some more. Great class!
Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)
Reviewed by Natalie B. on 10/6/2019
Really enjoyed the class, it was well organized and I learned a lot!
Beginner's Drawing at the MET (Single Session)
Reviewed by Susan K. on 9/22/2019
Lovely intro class with a friendly, knowledgable instructor. The Saturday crowds at the Met receded into the background as we focused on contour, light and shading, and learned some techniques for pencil control. First hour was instruction and exercises, and in the second hour we put our new knowledge into practice as we went into the galleries to draw from observation, as the instructor went around to each of us offering suggestions and comments, atelier-style.

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