• College Art
  • College Art

  • Follow your passion and express your creativity by taking a college level art class at LaGuardia.

  • LaGuardia’s College Art classes are open to the public on a non-credit basis at a special fee of $320 per course.

    Decisions on class size are made early, so register in advance.

    Alternate days and times for college classes are sometimes available for Continuing Education students. For more information call (718) 482-7244.


  • You will be introduced to drawing through basic examination of the visual fundamentals of line, texture, value, space, and form. You'll also explore problems in descriptive drawing. There will be individual and group critiques. Sketchbooks are required.

    Mon & Wed 6/20/2017 8/9/2017 1:00-4:25 $320 A02HUA103A

    Tues & Thurs 6/20/2017 8/8/2017 9:15-12:15 $320 A02HUA103B

    Take an introduction to painting techniques in relation to landscaped, still life and abstract composition. Emphasis will be on color expression and color mixing. There will be individual and group critiques.

    Tues & Thurs 6/20/2017 8/8/2017 2:15-5:35 $320 A02HUA110A

    Mon & Wed 6/21/2017 8/9/2017 9:15-12:45 $320 A02HUA110B

    This course is designed to develop the students' ability "to see," while it examines the fundamental nature, meaning and humanistic value of art. Attention will be given to an examination of the creative process and to the role of the spectator as an active participant in the understanding of Art. Relevant readings will be discussed in relation to specific works of Art. The function of basic compositional elements will be examined.

    Mon, Wed, Fri 6/21/2017 8/8/2017 9:15-11:30 $320 A02HUA101A

    Mon, Wed & Thurs 6/21/2017 8/8/2017 9:15-11:30 $320 A02HUA101B

    Mon & Wed 6/21/2017 8/9/2017 5:45-9:05 $320 A02HUA101C

    Sat 6/24/2017 8/5/2017 9:15-5:35 $320 A02HUA101D

    Discover photography by exploring the 35mm camera, lighting exposure, processing, and printing. You will also examine the creative use of photography techniques as they relate to individual expression. Special projects and a final portfolio are required. You must bring your own 35mm camera with a single lens reflex (SLR)/interchangeable 50mm lens.

    Wed 6/21/2017 8/9/2017 5:45-10:15 $320 A02HUA130A

    Mon & Wed 6/21/2017 8/9/2017 5:45-10:15 $320 A02HUA130B

    This course is designed to introduce students to the hardware and software utilized in capturing digital images. It will include use of digital cameraa, analog cameras, scanners and the loading of images from the Internet. Students will be introduced to software such as Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXpress, and they will explore their interface with the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. A portfolio presented in "soft" media form will be created.

    Tues & Thurs 6/20/2017 8/8/2017 9:15-2:00 $320 A02HUA131A

    This course introduces students to studio photography. Professional equipment, including the 4 x 5 view camera, 35mm camera, and studio tungsten lighting, will be used. Basic studio lighting techniques will be addressed in “table top” (still life) situations. Most assignments will be in black & white; students' ability to produce commercial-quality black-&-white negatives and prints will be emphasized. Students must have a 35mm camera and should expect to pay for additional materials for this course.
  • Contact Us

    Contact Us



    In person
    31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M143
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Friday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m



    Ways to Register


    By phone
    (718) 482-7244
    with payment by MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express.

    In person
    M-Building, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room M143, Long Island City, NY 11101

    Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Cash payments must be made at the Bursar's Office 
    (C-Building, Room C110)
    Monday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Discounts and waivers apply to all courses except those designated ND.