You can start any time. Classes run on a monthly schedule, and students pay tuition by the month. If you choose to start a class in the middle of the month, your tuition fee for that month will be prorated.
At this time, the League is not able to store your credit card information long-term. Current students are given priority during registration for classes they have already enrolled in. There is a special renewal period for enrolled students in each class that typically begins on the 17th of each month. To renew your registration, sign in to your online account, scroll down to "Prior Registrations," and use the re-enroll button to register.
Most classes at The League are designed for both beginners and experienced artists alike, and in most classes, you’ll find students at a variety of skill and experience levels working in the same space. If you’re looking for a class that will provide more structured instruction for beginners, contact the clerks by calling 212-247-4510 (ext. 6) or visit the Registration Office at 215 W. 57th Street.
The League offers several online classes,through e-telier that are based on the same atelier-style practices offered in our studio classes. e-telier online classes are open to students anywhere in the world typically include both synchronous and asynchronous activities, including live lectures and demonstrations conducted via Zoom. These classes are online only, there are currently no hybrid classes available at the League.
Start by browsing the course catalogs (find studio classes here, e-telier classes here, and workshops here) for an overview of our offerings. If you’re not sure which one is the right fit for you, give our clerks a call at 212-247-4510 (ext. 6) or visit the Registration Office at 215 W. 57th Street. Our clerks are incredibly knowledgeable about classes and instructors, and will help find the right classes to accommodate your goals and experience.
Supply lists for each class can be found on the class’s catalog page. The League’s Art Supply Store, located on the first floor at 215 W. 57th Street, will have most of the supplies required for your class available for purchase, and our knowledgeable store staff can help you find what you need.
The League offers various other opportunities for tuition relief, including merit scholarships and grants, work study, and need-based director’s scholarships. See our Scholarships and Grants page for more information.
Many classes can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Students who are enrolled in a class full time have access to their studio for several hours a day, five days a week. In these classes the instructor is typically only present two to three days a week. Students who are enrolled in a class only part time will attend class twice a week, with the instructor present at least once. On days when the instructor isn’t present students are expected to continue their practice with use of the studio. Class monitors are present at all times and can attend to any administrative needs.