Painting Classes in NYC

We are pleased to begin welcoming our community members back to Manny Cantor Center. As MCC begins unpausing our programs, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. All members, guests, and staff will be asked to visit before entering the building each day to complete a short health screening questionnaire. Please complete your health screening, and show your results to our Health and Safety Monitors before entering the building.

Please click here to view information about Manny Cantor Center’s program protocols for health and safety. Please review this page ahead of your visit.

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Sign up for dynamic painting courses in oil, acrylic, or watercolor with our top-rated instructors in our light-filled studio. Select courses teach drawing as part of the painting process. Courses are available for all levels and include instructor demonstrations on specific techniques, guided group lessons, and one-on-one guidance from our instructors.

Classes feature:

  • Personalized instruction in a small group setting (Due to COVID-19, in-person painting sessions are running at a limited capacity of 8 students per session).
  • Locker rental and storage space for wet work.
  • Adult Open Studio time (Adult Open Studio time included at 2.5 hours per week for each enrolled student. Students must reserve a weekly Open Studio time slot during registration.)
  • Click here to see our Schedule at a Glance for dates.

Materials are not included in course tuition. Please see Material Lists for classes here.

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We are still offering a limited number of scholarship seats for our in-person art courses. Please click here to inquire about our available scholarships.