293 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002

(212) 226-7240
Spring Studio

Considered by many artists to be the best place to draw in New York City, Spring Studio is a professional art studio offering ongoing life drawing sessions 7 days a week. Located in downtown Manhattan on the the Lower East Side, in a historic 1823 building, the studio will celebrate its 24th anniversary of year-round sketch classes in February 2016. Started by artist Minerva Durham in 1992, Spring Studio is known for its excellent models, its prompt starting times, its participants’ gracious manners, and for its spirit of artistic tolerance. It attracts artists and students from all over the world.

Draw from the model all day, every day, and six evenings a week in NYC. Learn to draw the figure by relating disarticulated bones to the living body in Minerva Durham’s drawing classes Saturdays and Thursdays at 9:30am. Improve your portrait drawing skills Sundays at 1:30pm in the Portrait Workshop taught by Lyle Gertz. Practice the approaches of varied artists with Jerilyn Jurinek Tuesdays at 9:30 and from Nicolaides’ “Natural Way to Draw” with Kate Norberg Wednesdays at 9:30am. Study the long pose with Bob Palevich Friday mornings at 9:30am. Bring soft vine charcoal, an 18″ x 24″ newsprint pad and enjoy long and short poses, gestures and croquis in figurative drawing workshops in the company of serious and congenial artists at all levels of skill development. Beginners are welcome. Walk-in, first-come, first-served.

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