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Minerva Durham
Minerva Durham

New York City Art

Spring Studio
The Art Studio for Drawing

64 Spring Street in Soho

Lower Manhattan


In our popular Manhattan Art Studio, art classes and creative workshops are the best art classes in New York.

Life Drawing

Considered by many artists to be the best place to draw in New York City, Spring Studio is a professional art studio offering ongoing life drawing sessions 7 days a week. Located in downtown Manhattan on the edge of SoHo, on the colorful and busy corner of Spring and Lafayette Streets, the art studio celebrated its fifteenth anniversary of year-round sketch classes this year. Started by artist Minerva Durham in 1992, Spring Studio is known for its excellent models, its prompt starting times, its participants' gracious manners, and for its spirit of artistic tolerance. It attracts artists and students from all over the world.

Draw from the model all day, every day, and six evenings a week in NYC. Learn to draw the figure by relating disarticulated bones to the living body in Minerva Durham's drawing classes Saturdays and Thursdays at 9:30am. Improve your portrait drawing skills Sundays at 1:30pm in the Portrait Workshop taught by Lyle Gertz. Practice approaches from Bargue with Jerilyn Jurinek Tuesdays at 9:30 and from Nicolaides' "Natural Way to Draw" Wednesdays at 9:30am. Study the long pose with Bob Palevich Friday mornings at 9:30am. Bring soft vine charcoal, an 18" x 24" newsprint pad and enjoy long and short poses, gestures and croquis in figurative drawing workshops in the company of serious and congenial artists at all levels of skill development. Beginners are welcome. Walk-in, first-come, first served.

Spring Studio located at 64 Spring Street is an 'open' drawing studio. We have three 3- to 4- and- a- half- hour figure drawing sessions per day (two on Sunday), one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. We offer drawing, anatomy, and portrait instruction at no extra fee in 6 classes. Artists who use watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal are accommodated. There are no per-month contracts; if you miss a class you do not pay for it. The art studio is convenient to most subways.

World Class Art

Sketch Session Schedule - 7 days a week

Monday through Saturday:
• 9:30 am to 12:30 pm;
• 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm;
• 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

• 10:00 am to 1:00 pm;
• 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Call Minerva at 212.226.7240.

Spring Studio is located East of Broadway, between Crosby and Lafayette.

NY Subway Train Stops:

Lexington Line:
#6 on the Lexington Ave Line to Spring Street
#6 to the"Spring Street" stop just outside the door of Spring Studio
Broadway Line:
#R or #N to Prince Street - walk south,
#R or #N to Canal Street - walk north.
Anything to "Broadway/Lafayette"

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Minerva Durham, Director


Current Rates:

$ 17 - per session

$ 65 - 5 sessions good for one year

$120 - 10 sessions good for one year

$265 - 25 sessions for unlimited time

$425 - 50 sessions for unlimited time

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C U R R E N T     E V E N T S

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64 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

Minerva Durham, Director, 212-226-7240



Join us Sundays 2014 once-a-month for:
Once-a-month Sunday Evenings
5:30 to 9:00 pm

There will be short poses and changes of costume
during the first half (5:30pm to 7:10)
and two forty minute poses  during the second half (7:25 to 9:00.)


64 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013,

Minerva Durham, Director

917-375-6086 -- 212-226-7240 --

Spring Studio Gallery - 64 Spring Street - New York NY 10012

GALLERY HOURS: 5:00-6:00 pm, M-F and by Appointment


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Minerva Durham -- Bio

Minerva Durham is quoted in Peter Steinhart's best-selling book on figure drawing:

        The Undressed Art, Why We Draw,

and a drawing by her was included in

        A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing,

curated by Norman Lundin in 2002 for the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. An article in the New York Times,

        A Beginner's Guide to Walk-In Art Classes,

praises her teaching and describes her as, 'an earthy hippie with a gentle manner.' Most recently, a David Sedaris short story mentions her and her Skeleton.

Born in St. Louis MO, Minerva Durham has lived in NYC three decades. She taught drawing at Parson's School of Design for ten years before opening Spring Studio in SoHo. For twenty years she has presented figure-drawing sessions there open to the public seven days a week. The studio has exhibited the works of hundreds of artists, both professionals and students, and has presented many events of music, dance and writing, and Body Painting based on the nervous, muscular and circulatory systems.

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