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6 Free Art Classes in NYC For Adults

Insider Monkey brings you the list of 6 free art classes in NYC for adults just in case you’re feeling artsy lately. Nowadays everything seems to be either expensive or overpriced, luckily there are still some companies and individuals who offer their various skills to others for free. In order to find some free art classes in New York City we did a lot of online research but one particular website caught our attention –  Class Curious.

Curious Class has an immense database of various classes, and it helped us lot in finding some of the best courses in NYC. This is how we came up with our list. We searched for free adult art classes just so we can make it easier for you. Free art classes are a perfect opportunity for you to enrich your CV, advance your career and inspire others to do more, to create more.

6 Free Art Classes in NYC For Adults

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If you’re not in a hurry and prefer reading a bit longer list you can read 25 Free Classes in NYC for Adults. The article is much longer because we used another strategy to come up with the list, while here we focused on the upcoming art events in the next few months. So if you don’t have plans this summer take at least one suggestion from this list.

Without further ado let’s go together through our list of 6 free art classes in NYC for adults.

6. Afternoon Fiber by Cook’s Arts and Crafts

Start Date: Tue, Apr 25: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (there are 9 more dates in the future if this one is not working for you)

Location: Glendale, Queens
80-09 Myrtle Ave
Btwn 80th & 81st Streets
New York, New York 11385

Knitting is becoming so popular lately so take this opportunity to learn something that will make you cozy during the winter days. What you can expect in this sewing and textile class is that you will join other crafters to practice knitting & crocheting in the back yard of the shop. Cook’s Arts and Crafts Shoppe, the last on our list of free art classes in NYC for adults was founded in 1970 and ever since has been a go-to place for Arts and Crafts supplies. The family who owns this business has been helping people learn wonderful skills for over 40 years. The best way to find out why is the Cook’s Arts and Crafts Shoppe so successful is to join them on their creative adventures.

6 Free Art Classes in NYC For Adults

5. Come and Meet Us by PhotoUno Photography School

Start Date: Fri, Apr 14: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Midtown, Manhattan
135 W 29 St Ste 304
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenue
New York, New York 1001

We are continuing our list of free art classes in NYC for adults with PhotoUno Photography School that is digital photography school based in New York City. This is a great opportunity for you to adopt a new skill that you can turn into a business. You can always be a travel photographer, or maybe a wedding photographer, whatever you want. Their mission is to provide the hobbyist photographers with the best learning experience. They want to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to become the photographer you want to be.  This school offers courses for all levels of photographers, whether you are holding a camera for the first time or are ready to learn professional techniques. You can read all the amazing reviews by other people who attended their courses, workshops, and seminars.

6 Free Art Classes in NYC For Adults

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4. Knitting Class: CloseKnit by Noble Maritime Collection

Start Date: Thu, May 04: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (there are 4 more dates in the future if this one is not working for you)

Location: Randall Manor, Staten Island
1000 Richmond Terrace Building D
At Chapel Rd
Staten Island, New York 10301

What can you expect to learn in this knitting class is to knit various items such as scarves, hats, vests, etc. Not only you will adopt a new skill but you’ll have an opportunity to give others your artsy item since they are known for their annual donations to Seamens Church Institute and to local charities around New York City. You don’t have to worry about the materials since Noble Maritime Collection will provide you with materials, refreshments and good company. If you would like to learn more about Noble Maritime Collection, head over to their website to be inspired.

6 Free Art Classes in NYC For Adults

3. Anything Goes Open Rehearsals by AND Theatre Company

Start Date: Wed, Apr 12: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (there are 7 more dates in the future if this one is not working for you)

Location: Midtown, Manhattan
244 W 54th St 12th Fl
Btwn 8th Ave & Broadway
New York, New York 10019

What you can expect from this art class is a lot of fun and creativity. This creative workshop will welcome performing artists of all types to join together every week in order to support each other in the creative process. Sounds amazing, right?! This great workshop environment will help you gain confidence and shake off any doubt you have. Artists will have 10 minutes to present a monologue or try out a solo piece. You can also bring in a script and other actors in attendance will read it.

ANDTheather Group that ranked third on our list of free art classes in NYC for adults has a mission to encourage artists to use their heart and imagination in order to create art. It is important to them to motivate their community to achieve more. They want to inspire every artist to go deeper in their artistic quest, to risk and go in other directions.

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2. Crocheting and Amigurumi Making Group by RESOBOX

Start Date: Tue, Apr 18: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (there are 10 more dates in the future if this one is not working for you)

Location: Long Island City, Queens
41-26 27th St
Btwn Crescent & 28th Streets
Long Island City, New York 11101

What you can expect to learn in this crochet class is to create things with other crocheters and amigurumi-lovers. This group holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at RESOBOX Gallery. Even though this is a list of 6 free classes in NYC for adults, this workshop welcomes all ages to join this group.

RESOBOX is all about celebrating Japanese art and its influence on art. Their workshops, cafe, gallery and event space allow us to celebrate Japanese culture in many ways. You can see in amazing reviews how people were satisfied and inspired by their creativity. This is a place where people inspired by Japanese arts can gather so they can create art together by communicating and connecting and later offering it to the world to enjoy.

6 Free Art Classes in NYC For Adults

1. Youth Insights Introduction by Whitney Museum of American Art

Start Date: Mon, Jul 10: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: West Village, Manhatt an
99 Gansevoort St
Btwn 10th Ave & Washington St
New York, New York 10014

This art history class will provide you with the opportunity to learn, explore, discover and discuss American Art. Youth Insights Introduction offers a free summer program for high school students (we like to think of them as of young adults). Be ready to create original works of art and writing.

Whitney Museum of American Art was the first museum dedicated to the work of living American artists. The Whitney Museum is all about preserving and promoting American art. The museum is known for hosting every two years an art show called the Whitney Biennial, so they can promote less known artists. With this, we finish our list of 6 free art classes in NYC for adults; if you know other free courses and classes that will took place in NYC please let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to get out of your comfort zone and explore more what is within you. You can surprise yourself once you get creative with your mind.