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Take your mental productivity to another level by experiencing a variety of art classes at some of Manhattan’s finest galleries and museums.

An art class at the Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art
Get inspired at one of the most popular museums in New York City, where art specialists teach participants of all ability levels interesting aspects about modern and contemporary artwork. DETAILS 11 W. 53rd St., 212.708.9400, moma.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Learn about how the natural presence of light and color contributes to the beauty of abstract artwork at this museum’s Post-Impressionism fall classes. These classes use the museum’s own artwork as the main tool for learning. DETAILS 1000 Fifth Ave., 212. 535.7710, metmuseum.org

Whitney Museum of American Art
With class topics range from the background of Modernism paintings to the origins of abstract art, the Whitney specializes in teaching interested visitors about American arts and culture. DETAILS 945 Madison Ave., 212.570.3600, whitney.org

The Ceramics Studio at The JCC in Manhattan
Keep your hands steady by learning various in-depth techniques on the pottery wheel. Other aspects of ceramics, such as firing and glazing clay, are taught at The Ceramics Studio as well. DETAILS 334 Amsterdam Ave., 646.505.4444, jccmanhattan.org

Textile Arts Center
This center’s classes focus on learning the skills of textiles like basket making, sewing and weaving while using some of the simplest tools. DETAILS 26 W. 8th St., 646.225-6554, textileartscenter.com