Summer Art Program Weekly (ages 8-15)

at Maria Katzman Art - Upper East Side

Course Details
$650 15 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Jul 27, 9:30am - Jul 31, 3:00pm Eastern Time (5 sessions)

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Upper East Side, Manhattan
Cor. 89th St & 5th Ave.
New York, New York 10128
Meet every morning in front of the Guggenheim Museum
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 8 - 15 years old
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Maria Katzman

What you'll learn in this on location painting class:

Students will learn practical approaches to drawing, sketching, and water-coloring. Each class offers the opportunity to experiment with a variety of art materials while focusing on the basics including: form, proportion, expressive mark making, line quality, composition, linear perspective, proportion, value, shading, space and color. You will learn about the techniques of water-color, wet into wet, layering and transparent washes while exploring color.

Every morning we will meet in Central Park and draw and paint from either the landscape, cityscape, the figure or architectural themes, while honing our observation skills and looking closely at nature.

In the afternoon we will visit a museum along Museum Mile. The museums’ galleries offer ample choices for burgeoning artists to sharpen their talents and walk away from each lesson with new skills, tips and tricks.

Leave each day with the confidence to begin creating anything you like.

Learn to use a variety of materials; charcoal, pencil, water-color, oil pastels, water-soluble colored pencils, collage, micron pens.

Monday Activities: 9-11:30

We will meet every day in front of the Guggenheim Museum and walk to our morning location. Central Park offers great views and diversity. We will explore, draw and paint from its landscape and architecture. We will also work from a live model and paint nature studies. We will visit the Conservatory Garden, the Cooper Hewitt Museum courtyard, the Cloisters, Saint John the Divine and locations around the reservoir.

Lunch with Activity: 11:30-1:00

We will have a picnic lunch in the park everyday and have time to share with friends and make new friendships! I will introduce a variety of craft projects such as: macrame friendship bracelets and optical-art cubes. We will also find letters of the alphabet in nature to photograph.

Museum Afternoons: 1:00-3:00

Every afternoon we will visit a different museum along Museum Mile and draw and paint from a variety of exhibitions. We will visit the Met, the Guggenheim, the Neue Galerie, the Met Breuer and the Museum of Modern Art.


  • “Strathmore“ Drawing Pads 6” x 8”, “Strathmore” water-color pad 9” x 12”, 11”x 14” all-purpose drawing pad
  • Pencils (3) 2B Pencil, (3) 4B pencil
  • 2 blending stumps
  • Chamois cloth
  • “Micron” Pen: #2, #3, #5
  • 5 arrow head erasers, “Staedtler” plastic eraserTwo-holed pencil sharpener
  • Prismacolor water-soluble colored pencils
  • “Aquash” water brush and small container for water
  • Water color brushes rounds by “Simply Simmons” sizes: #3, #6, #8
  • Watercolors suggested brand: Jack Richeson set of either 16 or 24 colors
  • Vine Charcoal: soft, medium or assorted
  • 10 well watercolor plastic palette
  • “Cray-Pas” 12 colors
  • Plastic container for water
  • A large plastic envelope or canvas tote bag for supplies.

Note: In the event of rain, morning activities and lunch will be held at a museum.Please bring a tote bag to keep supplies in.

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Refund Policy
There will be no reimbursement's for the child's absences or illnesses during the semester. In the event of the child's withdrawal from the Program after classes have started, there will be no refund of the balance of unused tuition, nor be transferred to another child or semester payment. 

If a refund is requested, MKA will deduct $60 (bank/staff processing fee) in addition to the class fee for the session(s) that the child attended and the non-refundable registration fee of $50. 

MKA cannot issue refunds for classes not attended. 
Make-up lessons for missed classes must be scheduled by written appointment. Make-up classes must be scheduled in advance and will be scheduled on one of the other class days approved by director.

MKA reserves the right to modify the classes, or to cancel the class if it does not meet enrollment requirements.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman 5 $650
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Jul 28 9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman
Wed, Jul 29 9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman
Thu, Jul 30 9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman
Fri, Jul 31 9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman
9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman 5 $650
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Aug 11 9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman
Wed, Aug 12 9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman
Thu, Aug 13 9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman
Fri, Aug 14 9:30am - 3:00pm Eastern Time Maria Katzman

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Maria Katzman, NYC based artist received her B.F.A from The Kansas City Art Institute and her M.F.A from Yale University. Several years after moving to New York City, Maria established a studio in Woodstock, New York at the Byrdcliffe Artist’s Colony. In the summer of 2012, she traveled to Turkey...

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