Chelsea Classical Studio

Chelsea Classical Studio

Art
Chelsea, New York, New York
(243 Reviews)

Chelsea Classical Studio is a small studio that offers drawing and painting classes, with a focus on improving students' foundations by working on exercises and projects that aim to improve students' weaknesses. The classes are small, from 3-10 people, with individualized curriculums. Most students are looking to improve their skills in drawing or painting the figure and portrait.

Founded by Portrait Artist Brandon Soloff.

The enduring legacy of a fine arts education is not just an appreciation of great accomplishments and styles, but to create a structure to give visual form to what is seen, known and felt, and thus provide a basis from which to develop.

The Chelsea Classical Studio strongly believes that critical thinking and diverse points of view are very important factors in an artist’s education and development. Featuring experienced artists working alongside students and providing instruction, critiques, demonstrations and a constant exchange of ideas, it seeks to bring together visual artists of various mediums, skill levels, backgrounds and ages. Applicants will be carefully considered and chosen based on art experience, education, and a demonstrated passion and willingness to learn.

Mission
Expand the depth of artistic education. Artist should study their materials, practice basic skills, and develop personal methods which play into their natural tendencies.

FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse? 
Some of our most popular classes are Constructing and Composing the Figure and the Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting.  

How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history? 
We've been in business for three years this 2016. The school was founded by a few painters using a shared teaching space to offer figure drawing classes.  

What is your average class size? 
Our average class size is eight students. 

What is your typical student like? What are their goals?
Our students are typically trying out drawing, some are more advanced and pursuing it as a profession. 

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class? 
We're right near the High Line.

Reviews of Chelsea Classical Studio

(243 Reviews)
Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

2/23/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting


Great class but better suited for students who have done some drawing. It maybe a bit overwhelming for the absolute beginner.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)

1/7/2020
Caroline C.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)


Great class! Loved it.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)

12/29/2019
Ray d.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)


Great instructor and environment!

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)

12/5/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)


I am a serious student of drawing and don't like unnecessary distraction - like music played at any sound level. I mentioned this when I entered the studio but the guy did not turn off his music. Teacher did not step in. The teacher was good - not intrusive - and a perfect number of students (3) and a perfect model. I would not return.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)

12/4/2019
Julius G.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)


This is not a beginning class, by not saying this puts people in a awkward situation.

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

11/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting


I learnt a lot from the instructors and got to dive straight into life drawing. However, I would say this is not a class for complete beginners, so the title is misleading and I’d love to see a real fundamentals class which is more guided and structured.

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting

11/26/2019
Courtney B.

Attended: Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting


A great class, I’m a beginner and the instructor was able to help me tremendously!

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)

11/2/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)


Very good instruction, model and experience.

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)

10/13/2019
Dustin C.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)


Great class!

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)

10/10/2019
Dustin C.

Attended: Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)


Yes I haven't drawn in a long time and felt a little insecure and the instructor was great. I saw improvement at the end of the class. It will be my regular class now! D

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526 W 26th St Ste 415, New York, New York 10001
Chelsea Classical Studio
Chelsea, Manhattan
526 W 26th St Ste 415
Btwn 10th & 11th Avenues
New York, New York 10001

Upcoming Classes at Chelsea Classical Studio

Painting from Life: Alla Prima
Painting from Life: Alla Prima
Next start date:

Friday Apr 17th, 9am - 12pm

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)
Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Wed)
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 22nd, 1pm - 4pm

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting
Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 16th, 9am - 12pm

Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)
Drawing from Life: Constructing & Composing (Fri)
Next start date:

Friday Apr 17th, 1pm - 4pm

Painting from Life Workshop (Tuesdays)
Painting from Life Workshop (Tuesdays)
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 21st, 1pm - 4pm