|My Simplified "Starry Night" Painted in 3 Hours|
The classes vary from 2-3 hours, and each class focuses on a different design led by an instructor. It's more than "paint by numbers" but it is just as straight-forward. You learn about layering, brush strokes, different effects that can be created by different brushes, and mixing paint colors. The design is already worked out by the instructor so you don't need to worry about the steps, but that leaves little room for really creative work (this is more like a follow along exercise).
I think this would be a great way for couples to do something different on a date or for a group of women to do a little bonding while they get their artistic juices flowing. This is not a course for real artists--but wonderful for folks who might want to play one on TV--haha. This is just another example of how NYC offers every type of activity one can think of.