Beginner's Drawing & Painting

at The Art Studio NY - Upper West Side

Course Details
$399 3 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Nov 13, 7:00pm - Jan 22, 9:00pm (8 sessions)

Upper West Side, Manhattan
145 W 96th St Ste #1B
Btwn Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues
New York, New York 10025
No Classes: November 27, December 25, and January 1
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Isaac Ruff

What you'll learn in this beginner drawing class:

Taste it all in this drawing and painting class for beginners. Artistic expression in the form of painting and drawing expression is exciting, energizing and incredibly freeing. 

Discover your authentic inner-artist and your creative passion in this popular weekend beginner’s art class as you:
  • Explore your creativity through painting, drawing and the two combined
  • Experiment with a variety of art materials, including acrylic paint, charcoal drawing, paint textures, and more
  • Discover art techniques including color mixing, composition, paint application, personal self-expression, line, form, shading and more
  • Get inspired from subject matter such as still life, landscape, abstraction, realism, and your personal creativity
  • Relax in this weekly creative escape while receiving encouraging, one-on-one art instruction by a professional artist
All levels welcome, perfect for beginners or those who have dabbled with painting and drawing classes.


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.

Q: Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? 
A: No. For your first class, please bring these drawing supplies:
  • 12” x 18”  drawing pad  
  • Soft vine charcoal (3 sticks)  
  • Kneaded gum eraser (looks like a gray gum-like small square)
  • Drawing Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B
  • White rubber eraser
  • Blending stump
  • One pack of 12 or more soft color pastels
Or purchase a No-Fuss Art Kit at the gift shop for $30.

If you want to paint right away, bring the following painting materials:
  • Acrylic Paints: You may buy a prepackaged paint set or individual colors. Please buy these specific colors or a close variation to the color listed: Titanium White, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Orange, Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Mars Black, Burnt Sienna, Pthalo or Viridian Green
  • Palette Paper 
  • Acrylic Retarder Medium (any size) 
  • Palette Knife-for mixing paint (triangle shaped tip) 
  • 4-5 Acrylic Paint Brushes- Pre-set packages of various thicknesses, or hand select a variety of thickness from skinny/fine to 1” thick. Purchase sizes and brands of your choice. 
  • 1 Stretched Canvas: 11" x 14”, 16" x 20" or larger 
  • Optional: Purchase a TASNY smock or bring your own
  • Optional: Liquitex Acrylic Gloss Medium & Varnish (any size)
Or purchase a No-Fuss Art Kit at the gift shop for $75. 

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

Still have questions? Ask the community.

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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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 9:00pm Isaac Ruff 8 $399
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Nov 20 7:00pm - 9:00pm Isaac Ruff
Wed, Dec 04 7:00pm - 9:00pm Isaac Ruff
Wed, Dec 11 7:00pm - 9:00pm Isaac Ruff
Wed, Dec 18 7:00pm - 9:00pm Isaac Ruff
Wed, Jan 08 7:00pm - 9:00pm Isaac Ruff
Wed, Jan 15 7:00pm - 9:00pm Isaac Ruff
Wed, Jan 22 7:00pm - 9:00pm Isaac Ruff

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Hello, I would like to sign up for this class but I'm starting in NYC only for one month. Can I go to this class only for this period ?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! 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. While we generally advise against booking classes you have to travel for, if you need to we strongly recommend having a plan B or trip insurance if you’re going to travel for the class. Classes can be canceled for a multitude of reasons and we’re unable to predict this!

Reviews of Classes at The Art Studio NY (519)

(519 Reviews)
Beginner's Drawing & Painting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/17/2019
The instructor was very kind and helpful throughout the drawing and painting process.
Beginner's Drawing & Painting
Reviewed by Saadia H. on 8/25/2017
I truly loved this class and would take it again. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is I wish it was longer. I had to miss a few sessions and I know I would have continued to grow if I had some more classes. I will definitely be looking into taking the class again in the spring. My instructor Sophia was amazing. It was so great I signed up for the Fear Free Drawing class. I enjoyed coming and learning in this studio. I can't wait to start again in September.
Beginner's Drawing & Painting
Reviewed by Joseph S. on 5/22/2017
Great class. Jake was amazing. Very helpful and patient. I made tremendous improvement and I'm looking forward to going back for more classes. Would highly recommend.
Beginner's Drawing & Painting
Reviewed by Sravya Y. on 6/27/2016
Jacob was a great teacher. His input was very helpful and I hope to take another course with him again soon.
Beginner's Drawing & Painting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/12/2016
I purchased this class for my mother. She loved each of her instruction and teacher. She learned something new with every class. I recommend this to beginners and experts alike.
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