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Color Theory for Floral Design

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color combinations.  Please bring:  Florist knife,  wire cutter,  scissors, ...


2 sessions

Friday Oct 6th, 10am

Color Theory in Art & Floral Design

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Explore a variety of color theories through the work of modern and contemporary artists and interpret them in floral compositions.

Tuesday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm

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Color Theory

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

This workshop will focus on color—how it works and why it works—through practice rather than theory. Experience is the only route to a working vocabulary of color ideas. This one week workshop will begin with the classic study of the interaction of color using Josef Albers’ techniques, primarily with cut paper and collage.  The students...


5 sessions

Monday Oct 2nd, 9am

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 Nov 6th, 6:15pm

Intuitive Color Workshop

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

Using visualizations and intuition, we find a color palette to create paintings in either oil or acrylic. Through a series of class exercises, we color based on each student’s own style or focus. Bring three surfaces to paint on and the materials of your choice. Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one? A: No, but you will have time...

Color Through the Eyes of the Modern Artist

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

Broaden your colorist abilities for more inspired application and visual impact by examining the work of great colorists from Impressionism to the present day. Learn about artists’ techniques, what motivated their color choices, and how the colors they chose create a variety of moods. Artists’ writings about color will also be discussed, as will...


6 sessions

Thursday Oct 12th, 6pm

Plein Air on Location in NYC at night

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

Using pre-determined locations throughout NYC, students will create paintings in oil and studies on the spot in plein air during the early evening creating dynamic nocturnal urban compositions. Locations will be chosen to advance the skills related to color, atmosphere and movement as well as direct responses to the changing urban lights that is intrinsically...


5 sessions

Tuesday Oct 17th, 6pm

Music After Auschwitz: the Postwar Avant-Garde

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The philosopher Theodor Adorno, writing in 1951, captured the then-common belief that European artistic culture, its humanizing aspirations called into question by 30 years of war and genocide, would have to be radically reconceived if it was to remain possible at all. To the musical avant-garde that...


4 sessions

Tuesday Nov 14th, 6:30pm

Shoemaking #001: Introduction

at Brooklyn Shoe Space - Williamsburg
224 Roebling St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

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,...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 6:30pm

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Adult: Foundation Arts (Beginner)

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,...

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​Lotus Leaf Painting Workshop

at Himapan - Brooklyn
17 Monitor St #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...

Elements of Classical Architecture: Intro to Moldings

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art - Midtown
20 W 44th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10036

A good place to begin study of the classical language of architecture is with an overview of the geometry and terminology of classical moldings, the smallest classical parts. Moldings may be thought of as the ‘a, b, c’s’ of classical architecture.  The classical orders and related forms are composed of a combination of these smaller elements...

Saturday Sep 30th, 10am

The Art of Selfies: A Workshop by Agnes

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

The Art of Selfies is a small group exploration of self-expression in a safe, welcoming space. Agnes will introduce techniques, theories, perspectives and diverse examples of self portraiture and everyday selfie-taking. We will engage with props and digital apps to help you discover new ways of visualizing yourself.  Through this workshop, you...

Saturday Sep 30th, 11am

Optimizing Color in Digital Photography

at Princeton Photo Workshop - Princeton
Herrontown Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Learn to make better use of color to create exceptional images. Color: It is everywhere, but do you really see it and how effectively are you using color in your photographs. The class includes the exploration of advanced color theory and relationships, exercises aimed at making you a better observer, practicing outdoors, review and post-processing...

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am