Find Your Passion as an Artist with our Independent Track

The Art Students League's unique atelier-style system is designed to allow students the freedom and flexibility to chart their own path towards artistic success.

Why study at 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 classes and workshops. There are no entrance requirements or examinations, and no previous art experience is needed to begin taking learning from our renowned instructors.

Affordable Tuition
The League is committed to keeping tuition and fees affordable for all students, by subsidizing the cost of all classes for all students, and offering needs and merit-based tuition relief.
Flexible Enrollment
Classes at the League operate on a semester basis, but open enrollment occurs every month, so students can sign-up or switch classes at any time.
Renowned Instructors
Our instructors are all accomplished artists, committed to continuing the legacy of the great teachers who taught at the League before them.
No Applications or Prerequisites
Most classes at the League are open to students at all skill levels, and there are no applications or prerequisites needed to begin studying.
Build Your Own Curriculum
Students at the League assemble classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, and more as they see fit—forging their education by following their passions.
Studio and Online Classes
The League offers classes our historic landmark studios in Manhattan, and online.
Study On Your Schedule
The League operates classes morning, afternoon, and night, seven days a week. We offer classes that meet five days a week, once a week, and even short-term weekend workshops.
A Community of Artists
Students who complete a minimum of 210 studio class hours are eligible to become Members of the League, a network of artists with exclusive benefits who learn, create, and succeed together.
"The League has opened my eyes and enhanced my life in many, many ways. I am so grateful to the brilliant and creative teachers I have studied with and to my wonderful fellow students who have taught me so much."
Sue Kaplan
League Member

Freedom to Explore

Studying at the League allows you to pursue your interests in any medium—without the pressure to specialize or follow a prescribed curriculum or dogma.

Sign up for a class or workshop today.