We accept drop-in artists, but please let Minerva know the first time
that you plan to attend the studio. Please text: 917-375-6086

We have found a new home. 91 Canal Street, 4th Floor

Please support the studio by donating to our Foundation

NEW SESSION every Thursday morning at 9:30pm
Short pose session taught by Erlend Larson

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 in
Chinatown, the studio celebrated its 30thanniversary of year-round sketch classes
in February 2022. 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.

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.

Spring Studio is mentioned in "The Undressed Art, Why We Draw" by
Peter Steinhart, a best selling book which examines the phenomenon of figure drawing
from practically every conceivable angle.


Spring Studio is now located at 91 Canal St, New York NY 10002, 4th Floor
in Chinatown in Manhattan between Forsyth and Eldridge Streets.
Public Transportation to Spring Studio includes the B and D trains to
the Grand Street station, the F, J, M and Z trains to the Delancey/Essex
Street Station and the J and Z trains to the Bowery Station.

Discounted Prices

$20 per session

 5 sessions   $80
10 sessions $140
25 sessions $320
50 sessions $540

Contact Us

Text for reservations 917-375-6086
For information email: springstudio@earthlink.net

The Minerva Foundation for Figure Drawing programs are made possible
in part by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support
of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Artists from left to right: Mauricio Varela (watercolor), Barbara Goldberg (charcoal & white chalk),
Minerva Durham (charcoal & charcoal pencil)

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