Drawing on Location

Drawing on Location class in New York

Drawing on Location

Registration Status: This course is no longer being offered

Session Dates: June 02, 2018 - July 07, 2018

Cost: $350.00

New York City is filled with exciting places to practice your drawing skills so let it be your inspiration for this course! From Grand Central Station, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Conservatory Garden, Greenwood Cemetery, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures at the Met, to the Fish Bar in the East Village, you will learn to take on new challenges and gain confidence in drawing. Weather permitting we will draw in parks and gardens. Basic issues such as expressive mark-making, line quality, composition, atmospheric and linear perspective, proportion, value (shades of gray), and light and shadow will be reviewed and reinforced during class. You will receive personalized instruction, and you will be encouraged to push beyond your reluctance, fears, and familiar habits. This class is appropriate for students at all levels of experience and can be taken many times.

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Meets Weekly: Saturdays, 2:00 p.m.- 5 p.m.


Registration begins May 1st. Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date. Early bird promotion: $25 registration fee will be waived if you register before May 11

Course Code: 117585

Instructor(s): Judith Simonian

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.