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Educational Alliance Art School

Notice: Educational Alliance Art School @ MCC’s in-person programs are currently running at limited capacity due to COVID-19. Read more about our health and safety protocols here.


For more than a century, Educational Alliance Art School has been a platform of opportunity by which New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds have pursued creative expression, skill acquisition, and arts appreciation. Seminal artists—including revolutionary American sculptors Chaim Gross and Louise Nevelson, as well as the great Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko—have served as students and faculty here, and today, the Art School at Manny Cantor Center is one of New York City’s premier community art schools, with an expansive selection of classes and workshops to choose from. 

Our classes feature personalized instruction in a small-group setting. We are committed to serving the greatest diversity of students, out of our belief that everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, or socio-economic status, should have the opportunity for self-expression and lifelong learning.

To learn more, contact us, call 646-395-4258 or sign up for our email list for the most up-to-date information about art school classes and events. Click here to sign up!

Learn More About Our Classes!

Summer course registration begins Tuesday, June 15th and classes begin July 9th.

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Registration for Summer Courses begins on June 3rd! Sign up for our email list for course info and registration reminders.

Student Testimonials

Our 2021/22 programs will run on the following schedule: 

  • Summer Term: Friday, July 9 – Thursday, August 19, 2021
  • Fall Term: Monday, September 20 – Thursday, December 9, 2021
  • Winter Term: Monday, January 10 – Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • Spring Term: Monday, April 1 – Monday, June 27, 2022