Classes & Workshops

A Guide to Studying at the League

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About the League

At the Art Students League of New York, students are empowered to design their own curriculum, learn at their own pace, and choose from an unmatched selection of atelier-style classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, and more. There are no entrance requirements or examinations, and no previous art experience is needed to begin taking classes. 

Class Types
How to start
studio map
supplies & Lockers
academic calendar

Understanding Class Types

League classes—in the studio and on e-telier—typically follow a monthly format. Offered on an ongoing basis, with flexible month-to-month registration, classes are designed so that students and instructors can develop lasting relationships based on mentorship. Many League students attend classes with the same instructors for several years; others take classes with a variety of instructors to learn a diversity of approaches. 

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Studio Classes

Many studio classes meet five days a week, with the instructor present for two to three of those days. Students who enroll in a class full-time have access to their studio all five days a week. Students enrolled part-time attend class twice a week, with the instructor present at least once. Other League classes meet only once or twice a week. Classes are offering in morning, afternoon, late afternoon, evening, or weekend sessions.

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Workshops

Short-term workshops meet on an intensive schedule for a weekend or up to a week. Workshops offer opportunities for students who can’t commit to a month-long class or who want to immerse themselves into a new technique or approach. While workshops are often taught by renowned League instructors,  guest instructors with skills and perspectives new to the League also offer workshops. 

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E-telier

Online classes are offered on e-telier, the League's virtual learning platform, allowing students anywhere in the world to study at the League. e-telier classes are offered on the same monthly schedule as studio classes, with registration ongoing. Most e-telier classes meet once or twice during week, with varying weekly schedules to accommodate a variety of student schedules.

How to Get Started

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Selecting a Class

There are no entrance requirements or examinations at the League, and no previous art experience is required. Most classes are designed for beginners and experienced artists alike. New students can explore the League’s offerings online (find studio classes here, workshops here, and e-telier classes here). If you’re not sure which classes might be right for you, the League’s knowledgeable and experienced clerks are happy to offer suggestions and advice. You can visit with them in-person at our 57th Street building or over the phone at 212-247-4510, ext. 6.

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Registering for a Class

Classes run on an ongoing monthly schedule, with tuition due in full upon registration. You can register and start a class at any time, with tuition prorated, if you choose to begin after the first of the month. To continue a class, you must renew your registration and pay your tuition for each following month by the 21st of the month prior. Students can register for classes online (find studio classes here, workshops here, and e-telier classes here), in person at the League’s 57th Street building, or over the phone at 212-247-4510, ext. 6.

Studio Map

After you register for a class, you will receive a ticket to the class at the email address that you provided during registration. The class studio will be listed on your ticket. Bring your ticket to the first day of class to present to the class monitor or teaching assistant.

Directory

Basement

Stone Studio
Wood Studio
Clay Studio
Plaster Studio
Welding and Bronze Studio
Mixed Media Studio

Floor 1

Studio 11
Studio 14
Studio 12
Studio 15
Studio 13
Studio 16

Floor 2

Studio 1 & 2

Floor 3

Studio 3
Studio 4

Floor 4

Studio 5
Studio 6
Studio 7
Studio 8

Mezzanine

Studio 9 & 10
Floors & Classes

Supplies & Lockers

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Finding Supplies

There is a recommended supply list on every class page—or you can ask at the office for a copy of your class’s supply list. The League's Art Supply Store, located in the first floor main lobby of the League, carries all the supplies you’ll need for most  classes, and the store's knowledgeable staff can help you select the right products for your artistic practice.

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Renting a Locker

Lockers are available to enrolled students for a monthly fee plus a one-time locker, and students must provide their own locks. Monthly locker fees can be paid in person at the registration desk or over the phone. League members are eligible to rent lockers in designated areas without being enrolled in a class.

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Becoming a Member

Upon completion of 210 class hours, League students are eligible for membership. Members make up the governing body of the League, determining all changes to the constitution. All members in good standing have full voting privileges in determining changes to the League's constitution, and the League's Board of Control is elected from their ranks.

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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is subject to change. Please check back for additional dates and details for future semesters.

Date

Day

Description

Jan 1

-

,

2024

Mon

-

Monday

New Year’s Holiday

Jan 15

-

,

2024

Mon

-

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Feb 19

-

,

2024

Mon

-

Monday

Presidents’ Day

Mar 31

-

,

2024

Sun

-

Sunday

Easter Sunday

May 26

-

,

2024

Sun

-

Sunday

Last Day of Regular Session (Remove Personal Items from Studios)

May 27

-

Jun 2

,

2024

Mon

-

Sun

Monday

Building Closed for Maintenance (Registration Office Open)

May 27

-

,

2024

Mon

-

Monday

Memorial Day

Jun 3

-

,

2024

Mon

-

Monday

First Day of Summer Session

Jun 19

-

,

2024

Wed

-

Wednesday

Juneteenth

Jul 4

-

,

2024

Thu

-

Thursday

Independence Day

Aug 17

-

,

2024

Sat

-

Saturday

Last Day of Summer Session (Remove Personal Items from Studios)

Aug 18

-

Sep 2

,

2024

Sun

-

Mon

Sunday

Building Closed for Maintenance (Registration Office Open)

Sep 2

-

,

2024

Mon

-

Monday

Labor Day

Sep 3

-

,

2024

Tue

-

Tuesday

First Day of Regular Session

Oct 11

-

,

2024

Fri

-

Friday

Yom Kippur

Nov 28

-

,

2024

Thu

-

Thursday

Thanksgiving Day

Dec 25

-

Dec 25

,

2024

Wed

-

Wed

Wednesday

Christmas Holiday

Jan 1
-
2024
Mon
-

New Year’s Holiday

Jan 15
-
2024
Mon
-

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Feb 19
-
2024
Mon
-

Presidents’ Day

Mar 31
-
2024
Sun
-

Easter Sunday

May 26
-
2024
Sun
-

Last Day of Regular Session (Remove Personal Items from Studios)

May 27
-
2 Jun
2024
Mon
-
Sun

Building Closed for Maintenance (Registration Office Open)

May 27
-
2024
Mon
-

Memorial Day

Jun 3
-
2024
Mon
-

First Day of Summer Session

Jun 19
-
2024
Wed
-

Juneteenth

Jul 4
-
2024
Thu
-

Independence Day

Aug 17
-
2024
Sat
-

Last Day of Summer Session (Remove Personal Items from Studios)

Aug 18
-
2 Sep
2024
Sun
-
Mon

Building Closed for Maintenance (Registration Office Open)

Sep 2
-
2024
Mon
-

Labor Day

Sep 3
-
2024
Tue
-

First Day of Regular Session

Oct 11
-
2024
Fri
-

Yom Kippur

Nov 28
-
2024
Thu
-

Thanksgiving Day

Dec 25
-
25 Dec
2024
Wed
-
Wed

Christmas Holiday

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League Policies

The League is dedicated to making art education accessible to anyone who wants to pursue it. View all League policies and guidelines for more information about studying at the League.

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