Chelsea Classical Studio

Chelsea Classical Studio

Art
Chelsea, New York, New York
(222 Reviews)

Chelsea Classical Studio is a small studio that offers drawing and painting classes, with a focus on improving students' foundations by working on exercises and projects that aim to improve students' weaknesses. The classes are small, from 3-10 people, with individualized curriculums. Most students are looking to improve their skills in drawing or painting the figure and portrait.

Founded by Portrait Artist Brandon Soloff.

The enduring legacy of a fine arts education is not just an appreciation of great accomplishments and styles, but to create a structure to give visual form to what is seen, known and felt, and thus provide a basis from which to develop.

The Chelsea Classical Studio strongly believes that critical thinking and diverse points of view are very important factors in an artist’s education and development. Featuring experienced artists working alongside students and providing instruction, critiques, demonstrations and a constant exchange of ideas, it seeks to bring together visual artists of various mediums, skill levels, backgrounds and ages. Applicants will be carefully considered and chosen based on art experience, education, and a demonstrated passion and willingness to learn.

Mission
Expand the depth of artistic education. Artist should study their materials, practice basic skills, and develop personal methods which play into their natural tendencies.

FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse? 
Some of our most popular classes are Constructing and Composing the Figure and the Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting.  

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history? 
We've been in business for three years this 2016. The school was founded by a few painters using a shared teaching space to offer figure drawing classes.  

What is your average class size? 
Our average class size is eight students. 

What is your typical student like? What are their goals?
Our students are typically trying out drawing, some are more advanced and pursuing it as a profession. 

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class? 
We're right near the High Line.

Reviews of Chelsea Classical Studio

(222 Reviews)
Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)

8/1/2019
Mariko C.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)


I enjoyed drawing even though this class is tough for bigger:)

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

8/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting


I loved this class. The instructors were very knowledgeable about drawing and taught me a lot about it.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)

5/9/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)


PLace is too small they should limit number of people allowed to draw, to top it off theres a small room with curtain where staff come in and out often bumping into people.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)

4/12/2019
Patricia C.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)


Such a relaxing atmosphere, I took 3 of my high school students to draw and they learned so much in 3 hours! The environment, the professionalism, and the helpful guided critiques from the instructor while drawing were great and so useful. We did gesture studies (2 min) up to a long pose (15 min), slowly increasing the time of each pose. I would like to go back and do a long-pose session to give my students an opportunity to create a finished piece for their portfolio.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)

3/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)


Good class. Instructor was very knowledgeable and gave good one on one feedback and instruction on your drawings. Great way to practice drawing chops. Space is small but atmosphere is friendly and laid back.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)

11/30/2018
Dave S.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)


This wasn't really a class so much as open drawing time with a live model. Over the course of the three hours, we drew a series of 1-min, 2-min, 5-min, 10-min, and 20-min poses. Despite the course description, there weren't "constant demonstrations as well as critiques" -- I received two (very helpful) pieces of feedback from the instructor, but would've appreciated more help. I highly recommend that you have ample experience drawing live models for this workshop -- definitely not for beginners!

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)

11/28/2018
Martin F.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)


Very professional, i recommand it

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

11/26/2018
Colin F.

Attended: Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting


...excellent - professional and informative. Tutor quickly established the individual skill level and mirrored their response to ensure I understood and benefited from their shared wisdom. Other students were very welcoming, which made the creative atmosphere more enjoyable...a great experience!

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

9/12/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting


The instructor was extremely helpful and did not have a heavy hand in guiding me. I learned more in 3 hours than I did in one year from my NYU design teacher.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)

9/10/2018
John S.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)


Fantastic teacher. Great atmosphere.

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526 W 26th St Ste 415, New York, New York 10001
Chelsea Classical Studio
Chelsea, Manhattan
526 W 26th St Ste 415
Btwn 10th & 11th Avenues
New York, New York 10001

Upcoming Classes at Chelsea Classical Studio

Painting from Life: Alla Prima
Painting from Life: Alla Prima
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 28th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)
Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 28th, 1pm - 4pm

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)
Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)
Next start date:

Friday Aug 30th, 1pm - 4pm

Painting from Life Workshop
Painting from Life Workshop
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 1pm - 4pm

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting
Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 28th, 9am - 12pm