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Temporary schedule is in effect. We are limiting artists
and you must make a reservation to attend the indoor sessions.

Please contact Minerva Durham

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

Please support the studio by donating to our Foundation

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 will celebrate its 28th anniversary of year-round sketch classes
in February 2020. 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.
Learn to draw the figure by relating disarticulated bones to the living
body in Minerva Durham's drawing classes Saturdays and Thursdays
at 9:30am. Improve your portrait drawing skills Sundays at 1:30pm in the
Portrait Workshop taught by Lyle Gertz. Practice the approaches of varied artists
with Jerilyn Jurinek Tuesdays at 9:30 and from Nicolaides' "Natural Way to Draw"
with Kate Norberg Wednesdays at 9:30am. Study the long pose with
Bob Palevich Friday mornings at 9:30am. 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.


$22 per session

 5 sessions   $85
10 sessions $160
25 sessions $350
50 sessions $550

Contact Us

For information call: (212) 226-7240 or 917-375-6086

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

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