92nd Street Y

The 92nd Street Y was founded in 1874 and its School of the Arts, which began in 1930, has been a seminal part of New York’s craft education for decades, even training artists under the GI Bill. (For more on the history of craft in NY, see the Untold Story: The American Craft Council and Aileen Osborn Webb.)

The 92nd St Y classes and workshops are taught by professional artists – such as Jonathan Wahl, Director of the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department and Bobby Silverman, Director of the Ceramic Center – and are available for all age groups and all levels, from children to senior adults, from hobbyists to accomplished artists who come to learn new skills.