How it Works


What We Do: Art Classes, Support for Artists


Prominent artists at The League teach drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, welding and assemblage in over 100 affordable studio art classes. Monthly registration and convenient schedules give you the freedom to personalize your own education. Instructors teach in a myriad of media, styles and artistic philosophies.

Registration is by the month — but you can start at any time.
There are no prerequisites.


Founded by Artists, We Support Artists

Artists who have studied and taught at the Art Students League have set the course of American art for 140 years. We provide a hands-on studio education accessible to anyone who truly aspires to develop as an artist — whether you are seeking to pursue a profession in the fine arts or just beginning your artistic journey. Our supportive community is diverse in age, background and experience: students strive together to learn. We also fully support the professional development of emerging artists with residencies and opportunities to exhibit, sell, and teach.


Online Classes

With our landmark home on 57th Street closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The League is now offering remote access to classes taught by our renowned instructors.

View our online class offerings.




League instructors and prominent visiting artists work with intimate groups of about a dozen students on a particular aspect of art-making (such as plein air painting) or a specific medium or technique (such as egg tempera or color spot painting). Workshops are held at the League’s 57th Street location. Try a workshop to take your work to a new level.

Please check back soon for our workshop offerings!


Registration Policies

Entrance Requirements
There are no entrance requirements or examinations. Students are not required to have had any previous art experience. Instructors in some advanced classes may require an interview prior to class admission.

General Registration Information
Registration is by the calendar month throughout the year. Students may start class anytime based on availability. Waitlists are maintained for filled classes.

See our complete registration policies.