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Making Feminist Art: Theory and Practice

at Shoestring Press - Crown Heights
640 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

What makes art feminist, and how can feminism become part of your art practice? Museum visits, lectures, and class discussions introduce major introduce major aesthetic, intellectual, and technical approaches to feminist art, from nature printing to performance, painting to baking, and the work of contemporaries including Sherry Levine, Martha Rosler,...


3 sessions

Saturday Dec 2nd, 2pm

Developing the Conceptual Framework of Your Artwork

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

This workshop, using critiques and group exercises, will introduce students to unlocking potentially compelling theoretical or conceptual elements inside their artwork and art practice. We will be talking about some archetypal ways contemporary artists make their art more conceptual. We will overview identity based art practices, innovative process...


5 sessions

Monday Nov 27th, 6pm

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Color Theory

at Baruch College - CAPS

Understand primary, secondary, tertiary, and analogous colors, and how they fit into the complementary color circle.  Learn about hue, value, and intensity and how these terms translate to the Adobe suite of graphic design software. Students will work from digital color palettes, mix acrylic paints to see how colors affect each other and explore...


5 sessions

Monday Mar 19th, 6:15pm

Figure Painting: Focusing on Color Theory

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

In this course we will focus on working with a limited palette of primary colors to deepen knowledge about color mixing and color harmony. We will explore the color wheel to further understand complementary colors and color temperatures. Students will make a color chart to practice color mixing. We will initially work on short practice exercises including...


5 sessions

Monday Feb 26th, 1:30pm

Shoemaking #001: Introduction

at Brooklyn Shoe Space - Williamsburg
224 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249

This class is a 1.5-hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials and how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be so motivated to create your designs. Important Things to Note: It is a requirement for all the Intensive 3-day or 5 day workshops. For other footwear courses,...

Adults: Foundation Arts

at Creatively Wild Art Studio - DUMBO
33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Develop basic skills and learn new techniques in painting, drawing and 3D art where you will learn; color theory, application, mixing, texture, and composition. We encourage you to develop ideas based on personal subject matter close to your heart that will individualize your work and creative vision.  Use materials and techniques such as pastels,...

Friday Nov 24th, 11:30am

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​Lotus Leaf Painting Workshop

at Himapan - Brooklyn
17 Monitor St Ste 1E, New York, New York 11222

Join us for a creative experience that will reinvigorate your artistic side. No art experience is necessary - our helpful trained instructors will guide you through the two and a half hour session. Our teachers are trained in classic studio art, art history, color theory, meditation, and Thai cultural history. Are materials provided and included...

Floral Watercolor Workshop

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10011

Watercolor is a versatile water-based medium that is perfect for making free-flowing artwork. It is all about enjoying the process of creating, not just worrying about the final result. This makes it the perfect CraftJam to pair with a glass of wine this summertime! Bring a buddy and get creative in our Floral Watercolor Workshop for a fun-filled night...


Wednesday Nov 29th, 6:30pm

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Creating and the Art of Origami

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

In this innovative workshop, students will learn to apply the ancient Japanese technique of origami, or paper folding, to the creation of highly individualized paintings in a contemporary style.  Joseph Albers, the great 20th century painter and father of modern color theory and minimalism, taught origami as a tool for understanding geometry,...


3 sessions

Monday Dec 4th, 6pm

Introduction to Wet Plate with Sam Dole

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

In this workshop, Sam takes a comprehensive approach to the collodion process and its effective practice by the modern-day photographer. Its practitioners effectively make their own film through the coating of a metal plate with the collodion substrate, sensitizing it in a solution of silver nitrate, and exposing this plate in-camera while still wet....


2 sessions

Saturday Dec 16th, 10am

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Adult Photo Shuffle

at One River School - Ridgewood
319 Franklin Turnpike , Allendale, New Jersey 07401

Learn how to take full control of your camera through creative and challenging photography projects while looking through the camera’s lens with an artistic eye. Our innovative and engaging class structure emphasizes hands-on learning, with in-class demos and exercises inspired by theories and practices from contemporary art. Students will learn...


4 sessions

Tuesday Dec 5th, 12:30pm

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Watercolor Painting (5 Sessions)

at Trestle Workshops - Greenwood
850 3rd Ave 4th Fl Ste 411, Brooklyn, New York 11232

This transparent water-based painting medium has been enjoyed and used for centuries. Regardless of your experience level, you will learn how to use materials and all the techniques associated with watercolor. You will see demonstrations, and we will discuss composition, design, subject matter, and textures that lend themselves to this medium. You...


5 sessions

Concept Design and Illustration

at Ashcan Studio of Art - Murray Hill
45 E 34th St 4th Fl, New York, New York 10016

Develop fundamental knowledge and skills as a digital artist through 3 semesters.  Semester 1: Foundations in Digital Art Analytical Figure Drawing Perspective (Dynamic Angle) Character Design Introduction to Photoshop Light and Shadow Color Theory  Semester 2: Advanced Technical Skill & Basic World Building 2d Matte Painting...


30 sessions

6-Month Ladies' Tailoring Course (Manhattan)

at Esaie Couture Design School - Flatiron
38 W 32nd St 10th Fl Ste 1012, New York, New York 10001

This 6-month course is designed for those who are interested in developing the skills necessary for custom tailoring or made-to-measure tailoring. Teaching starts from a very basic level. Students start out learning the theory behind tailoring, then move on to a repertoire of techniques to build a reference file, making samples, then whole garments....


26 sessions

Saturday Dec 9th, 10am

Yarn Dyeing Basics

at Lion Brand Yarn Studio - Flatiron
34 W 15th St, New York, New York 10003

In this class you will have the chance to experiment with mixing your own unique colorways, hand-painting your yarn, and over-dyeing.  Dyeing your own yarn opens up a world of possibilities, whether it be creating the perfect color combinations or reviving a hibernating skein from your stash. We will also cover some basic color theory and how...

Thursday Jan 11th, 5pm