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Whether a novice or an expert, art can be a fun and relaxing activity for all ages. In New York City, your options and limitless and inspiration can be found everywhere. Here are the top five places for art classes for adults in New York City.

The Art Studio NY
145 W 96th St., Suite 1B
New York, NY 10025
(212) 932-8484

If you’re going to take an art class, then why not take it at one of the best art studios in New York City?  Their art classes are for just about any age level, from little kids to senior citizens. The classes are purposely kept small and one can even get personalized instruction. There are adult, children and private classes, as well as the option to book private parties.

The Art Students League
215 W 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 247-4510

The Art Students League allows students to sign up at any time. The studio is structured so one working artist will train interested students in the studio. While students are not required to have prior art experience, those wishing to take the more advanced classes may have to interview before being allowed admission. One of the fantastic aspects to studying at The Arts Students League is the wide variety of classes in which to chose from such as printmaking, mixed media and painting. There are also children’s classes available.

Mugi Studio
993 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
(212) 866-6202

If pottery is more your thing, Mugi Studio is a perfect choice. Located in the Upper West Side of NYC, Mugi Studio strives to make pottery making a relaxed and fun affair. There are tons of activities, some of which include wheel throwing classes, corporate workshops and children’s birthday parties. “Couples Night” is one of its most popular activities. It’s a little pricey at $100 per couple, but that price includes two hours of instruction and you get to make multiple items.

92nd Street Y -School of the Arts
1395 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10128
(212) 415-5500

The School of the Arts is a part of the 92nd Street Y cultural and community center. The center provides a mix of programs and classes in performing, literary and visual arts. The school was founded in 1874 and has been busy serving the community ever since. In addition to the teen classes there are “after hours,” children’s and adult classes.

Creatively WILD Art Studio

33 Washington St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(646) 469-7498

For New Yorkers located in Brooklyn or those simply wishing to get out of Manhattan, there’s the Creatively WILD Art Studio. The freedom to be creative is the main focus of this art studio. There are night classes, private birthday parties and corporate events. Each class is tailored for each individual student, so this studio is good for any level of student.

Tracy lives in the downstate area of New York. Some might call her an avid graduation affectionate (MA, Fordham University & MLS, SUNY Buffalo). She’d say she’s just waiting for the right degree to come along with a promise and a ring someday. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.