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Virtual Art History: The French Renaissance

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chelsea Blance - Virtual Learning via Zoom

The course will be on the evolution of the French Renaissance, focusing on the redesign of Fontainebleau by Francois I. We will learn how the School of Fointainebleau was inspired by Italian artists brought on by Francois I and how the style bean to permeate all aspects of French arts, outside of solely interior design. Artists who we will be discussed...

Thursday Nov 4th, 6pm - 7:15pm Eastern Time

Exploring Surrealism

at ArtsClub - East Village 311 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

Learn how to analyze and talk about Surrealist art, in ArtsClub’s interactive autumn series, Exploring Surrealism!  In each class, we’ll explore a different facet of the story of Surrealism, from its origins in the whimsical Dada movement to the influence of Sigmund Freud, and the artwork created by women and nonbinary artists. Hone your...

Sunday Nov 7th, 10am - 11:30am Eastern Time

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Hands-On Art History: Yayoi Kusama Deal

Hands-On Art History: Yayoi Kusama

at ArtsClub - East Village 311 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most widely recognized and commercially successful living artists. Her work is characterized by polka dots, organic forms, and optical illusions. Learn about Kusama's artistic journey -- from her career as a young artist in Japan to international artistic stardom -- and create your own net paintings and pumpkin...

Saturday Oct 30th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time


Historical Women Artists: Copy & Lecture

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side 315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

This class is designed for those interested in learning about women artists throughout history as well as improving their drawing and painting techniques. We will learn about important women artists from the Renaissance to pre 1950. Lectures will discuss their artwork techniques and their life stories.  Students will be given a few choices of...

Tuesday Nov 9th, 2pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

Hands-On Art History: Surrealist Games Deal

Hands-On Art History: Surrealist Games

at ArtsClub - East Village 311 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

In 1920s Paris, the Surrealist artists invented a series of games, designed to help them access their unconscious minds and expand their imaginations. Learn about French Surrealism and the artistic techniques and  games used by its members, like Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and Max Ernst. Then play collaborative Surrealist Games and make your own...

Saturday Nov 13th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time


Hands-On Art History: Wifredo Lam

at ArtsClub - East Village 311 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

A major early 20th-century painter, whose work is now exhibited in museums across the globe, Wifredo Lam created his own style by fusing Surrealism and Cubism with the spirit and forms of the Caribbean. Learn about Wifredo Lam’s inspiration and paint your own self-portraits, integrating Lam’s style and symbols with your own personal life and...

Saturday Dec 11th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 10 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori with indigo dye in this beginner class.  We start, learning how to begin your own indigo vat, using pre reduced indigo, and the history of indigo. 3-5 folding, tieing and binding resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around...

Saturday Nov 13th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

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Wood Carving

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side 315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

This workshop will introduce students to the history of wood carving and its use in contemporary sculpture. The techniques used to shape the wood will be examined, the practical aspects of using and sharpening the tools, selecting the size, volume and type of wood to carve, as well as finishing of the surface of the artwork.  Students will have...

Tuesday Nov 9th, 5pm - 8pm Eastern Time

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions


at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side 315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

Create images rather than capture them. The cyanotype photographic process has many expressive possibilities for the adventurous image-maker. Dating from 1842, this historic Prussian blue process offers a compelling alternative to modern digital prints. Topics will include the history of photography, photograms, creating negatives, paper, and substrate...

Thursday Nov 11th, 10am - 2pm Eastern Time

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

Painting and Composition (Intermediate/Advanced)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Develop strategies, preparatory drawings and theory with artist James Sheehan. Learn from technique-based demonstrations and lectures that touch upon art history and developing concepts to help you prepare for larger paintings in the studio. Students will develop their practice through group and individual exercises. Class focuses on the importance...

Tuesday Oct 19th, 10am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions


at Penumbra Foundation - Murray Hill 36 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Cyanotype, a ferro-prussiate process is a photographic process known for its blue color. It was famously used by a pioneer in photography, Anna Atkins who is often coined the first female photographer. Attendees will learn the history, chemistry mixing and coating techniques for making their own cyanotypes. Welcome to both beginners and those looking...

Saturday Oct 23rd, 10am - 6pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Japanese Flower Arrangement : Ohara Ikebana by HANADOJO

at RESOBOX - East Village 91 East 3rd St, New York, New York 10003

IKEBANA, one of the most traditional artforms of Japan, represents “Appreciation of Nature” which is a unique and very sophisticated way to learn how to arrange flowers. In this class, we provide an opportunity for people of all levels to learn Ohara style Ikebana which is one of the most established Ikebana institutions in the world. Here, you...

Thursday Oct 28th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

Block Printing Fabric Yardage

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 10 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

We start with a a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials, but then get right into carving!  Our goal will be to repeat pattern print one yard of fabric! Students should come with a 4" square image or two that you would like to work with.  Simple designs work best, and then you can add detail as you carve away. ...

Saturday Oct 30th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

Essential Black & White Darkroom

at BKC - Gowanus Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St Ste 212, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Who should take this class Are you a digital photographer looking to expand your knowledge of photographic technique and history?  Maybe you took a darkroom class in school and want to get back to your roots?  Is there something about photos shot on film that you love but can't explain why?  If the answer to any of these questions is...

Thursday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Sculpture: The Human Form

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side 315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

The students will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the Human body, developing the perception of the body structure and shapes, and how to translate this information into a form. This course will have a live model, and examples will also provide an understanding of how the human body was seen in the context of history. While working primarily...

Monday Nov 8th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

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