Drawing for Beginners

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side

Course Details
$249 2 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 11, 4:00pm - Dec 16, 6:00pm (6 sessions)

Next start dates (1)

Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
S371, 3rd Fl, S Bldg
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Matthew Fischer

What you'll learn in this beginner drawing class:

Drawing is where it all begins!

This course is ideal for beginner and intermediate-level students who seek a foundation in the fundamentals of drawing. Expert teachers guide students through the elements of art, including line, shape, shadow, value, tone, form and perspective, demonstrating and offering critiques of work in graphite, charcoal and more. 

Working from direct observation, you'll learn to draw what you see, beginning with still lifes and progressing to portrait and figure drawing with a live model.

For the Supply List, please CLICK HERE

Material List varies per instructor. Make sure you double check the instructor name of the class you are enrolled into.

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Refund Policy
Refund Policies:
92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.
There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.
If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.
Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:
  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.
All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.
To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.
Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


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Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer 6 $249
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Nov 18 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer
Mon, Nov 25 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer
Mon, Dec 02 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer
Mon, Dec 09 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer
Mon, Dec 16 4:00pm - 6:00pm Matthew Fischer
7:00pm - 9:00pm Eric Hibit 6 $249
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Nov 19 7:00pm - 9:00pm Eric Hibit
Tue, Nov 26 7:00pm - 9:00pm Eric Hibit
Tue, Dec 03 7:00pm - 9:00pm Eric Hibit
Tue, Dec 10 7:00pm - 9:00pm Eric Hibit
Tue, Dec 17 7:00pm - 9:00pm Eric Hibit

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Question from Seenu S.
There are several Drawing for Beginners classes at the 92nd St Y close to this date but they are not listed on the CourseHorse website. Would you be able to add them so that I may enroll through CourseHorse instead of directly? Thanks,
Answer from anonymous
Hi Seenu! The dates posted on this page is the same on what is on 92nd Street Y's schedule. If the date is no longer available here, it is possible that the class date is already full for CourseHorse. Hope this helps.
Question from Sherry M.
What do I need to purchase for Eric Hibit's class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sherry! You may check the materials list here https://www.92y.org/92StreetY/media/DOCUMENTS/Art/Sum19/DrawingForBeginners.pdf. Thanks!
Question from Phyllis D.
I am an absolute beginner for Erick Habits drawing for beginners class. Is this going to be a good fit for me?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Phyllis! Yes, this class is for beginners so this will be a good fit for you. Hope this helps!
Question from Carolina B.
What do you need to purchase of Josh Bayer's class?
Answer from Anonymous
Hi - Here's the link to the class supply list https://www.92y.org/92StreetY/media/DOCUMENTS/Art/Fall18/Drawing.pdf
Question from Anonymous
Is this class OK for someone who has never taken a drawing class before? AKA I'm an absolute beginner
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! This is the perfect course for a beginner.
Question from Jane F.
What supply list is required for Zach's class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jane! Here's the supply list for Zach Seeger's class: • 18” x 24” white paper (Strathmore or Canson) drawing pad • 18” x 24” Newsprint Pad • 2-3 Kneaded erasers (Design) • Plastic white eraser (Staedtler) • 2 large binder clips (to hold pad onto drawing hoard) • Drawing pencils – 2B, 4B, 6B • Compressed charcoal (soft) • Chamois cloth
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
• Tortillons (paper stumps) • India ink (2 oz. bottle, black)** • Synthetic Watercolor Brush #6** • Plastic cup for water* **not needed for the first class
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Question from Anamaria D.
Do you accept 4 year old kid? Thank you.
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Anamaria! This class is for 18 years old and up only.
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Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (550)

(550 Reviews)
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Anton R. on 8/21/2019
I think I would have liked more instruction about actual drawing (techniques) and focusing on pencil.
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Christian H. on 7/30/2019
Rachel is a dedicated educator who taiught with joy and passion! She deeply cares about her students and managed to deliver the course goals precise and easy to grasp in no time! My highest recommendations for this class! Although as an interior designer and would’ve appreciated a deeper introduction into perspective drawings I still took a great deal of valuable knowledge from this class and would always do it again! Very comprehensive kick start into all the vital tools and a wide array of techniques with focus on light and shadow as well as material textures and shape. I couldn’t be more happy about this amazing class apart from the fact that it could’ve lasted twice as long :) If you can choose definitely try to get into Rachel’s class! She did an amazing job. We - the students talked afterwards and we were all satisfied to the core. Rachel manages to critique in a very kind and respectful way and finds encouraging words for even the most challenged students to keep trying to achieve their very best while managing the level differences of the other participants! Spoiler alert - we were even allowed to draw a life model at the end of the class which was an amazing experience and like all other classes very well curated and instructed. You can’t get better value for your money!!! Thank you Rachel for this amazing experience!
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Rachel T. on 7/25/2019
I enjoyed the class and learned so much -?Allison was a wonderful teacher.
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Jonathan W. on 7/26/2018
Rachel was an amazing instructor! The class gave me exposure to a broad range of techniques and exercises I could use to improve my drawing. To boot, the environment was incredibly positive and made me feel unafraid to fail.
Drawing for Beginners
Reviewed by Stephanie L. on 7/20/2018
Rachel was a great teacher. Great classroom atmosphere would totally take it again
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