4. The Types of Classes Offered Today at the Arts Students League

Today, the Arts Students League offers 100 studio classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, welding and assemblage. Most classes work with a live model, maintaining the atelier tradition –  the impetus of the League’s founding – where a master artist works alongside students  There’s a welding studio, woodworking studio, and bronze-making studio (although the bronze is poured off-site),

Affordability remains an important aspect of the school’s mission – with classes ranging from $120 to $280 a month. The classes are by subject, with students across a range of skill levels. In 1879, work-study scholarships were established for students who could not afford the tuition, and financial aid continues to be available today through not only work-study but also merit based scholarships and grants.

There are also travel workshops to international destinations, along with short workshops held in New York City on specific themes.