Art Students League
By artists, for artists, the Art Students League democratizes art by making the ability to create accessible to all. By offering affordable art education and use of facilities on a flexible schedule, the Art Students League opens up opportunities for those who want to pursue careers as creators. For nearly 150 years, the League has influenced some of the world’s most renowned artists and remains a collective that offers support for its next generation.

Videos from Art Students League

Costa Vavagiakis Drawing Demonstration

Art Students League 12:40 Fine Arts

Artist and instructor Costa Vavagiakis discusses technique, materials, and approaches to drawing in this demonstration.

Military Veterans

Art Students League 11:59 Fine Arts

Veteran artists from World War II through the Iraq War have made contributions to the Art Students League and to American artwork.

James Rosenquist

Art Students League 03:10 Fine Arts

James Rosenquist discusses his time at the Art Students League and his view of art.

Greg Wyatt: Master and Mentor

Art Students League 06:19 Fine Arts

A profile of sculptor Greg Wyatt, the leader of Art Students League's Model to Monument art training program.

Now Is The Time To Create Art

Art Students League 02:33 Fine Arts

A montage of art students making sculptures, paintings, and prints.

Meet Marc Dennis

Art Students League 00:58 Fine Arts

Marc Dennis talks about his role as an instructor and artist at the Art Students League.

Meet Mafalda Hicks

Art Students League 01:16 Fine Arts

A Forensic Anthropologist talks about Mafalda Hicks's skeleton being permanently housed at the Art Students League of New York.

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The Art Students League remains affordable to many through the donations of benefactors. Supporters have the opportunity to offer one-time or ongoing financial donations. By giving back to the arts community, you give back to a community that drives our culture, our freedom of expression, and our next wave of innovators.

The Art Students League offers lessons in printmaking, painting, drawing, welding, sculpting, and mixed media and offers special classes for children as well as creative writing and tutorials for social media. James McElhinney goes inside the art center with his book, “Art Students League of New York on Painting,” an illustrated inside look at the art school that captures its student life, imparting philosophies and lessons from well-known artists as well as completed works. More than just a coffee table book, this guide stands as an artistic revelation for every creator.


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