Drawing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Drawing class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

Drawing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cost: $300.00

5 Sundays, March 8 – April 5, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The fundamentals of observational drawing are taught on-site at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The building itself, along with the artworks, objects, and people it contain are all possible subjects for study. Basic concepts related to perspective, gesture, contour, value, and mass, are introduced and worked through in five sessions. These principles are introduced to students individually and in respect to their own stage of development. The class is suitable for absolute beginners, as well as those with previous drawing experience. 

Students are responsible for a museum admission fee of $5 for each session. 

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Registration will start on January 8th.

Course Code: 135636

Instructor(s): Eric Hibit

  • 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.