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Art Students League

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215 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 40.765918 -73.980933
nr. Broadway   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-247-4510 Send to Phone

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theartstudentsleague.org

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N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; 1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle

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Founded in 1875 and housed in the same four-story building since 1892, the Art Students League offers more than 130 classes (ranging from painting to etching to wood sculpture) in six major fields. Each of these fields has its own designated space: welding rooms and a kiln on the basement level, for example, and studios for drawing, printmaking, lithography, and more on the top two floors. There’s also a gallery—which displays both students’ and instructors’ works, in addition to hosting curated shows—as well as a modest art store and a small library. Except for courses designed specifically for children, classes aren’t geared toward any particular skill level. But some of the more technical ones—metal sculpture, for example—are better suited for students with at least some familiarity with the medium. Classes average around 30 students, and since some of them fill up, advance registration (in person or over the phone) is recommended.

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