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Art Theory: Not Nouveau

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

An experiment in contemporary ornamentation, Not Nouveau will be both a discussion and a studio for investigating ornamentation in contemporary art and culture. Over the course of three sessions, we will explore transitions in modern art and architecture between ornamentation and structure and consider the place of ornamentation today through text,...

$120

3 sessions

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Making Erotic Art: Theory and Practice

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

Can pornography be art? Is there a difference between smut and erotica? Museum visits, lectures, and class discussions introduce major introduce major aesthetic, intellectual, and technical approaches to erotic art, from Roman graffiti to hardcore pornography, painting to burlesque, and the work of artists including Egon Schiele, Tom of Finland, Hokusai,...

$225

5 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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The Elements of Classical Architecture: The Ionic Order

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

Join the ICAA for an introductory course on the components of the Classical Orders, with particular emphasis on and detailed instruction in drawing the Ionic Order.  Important Things to Note: The Classical Orders have guided the practice of classical architecture since antiquity and this course will present a spectrum of detail and...

$120
No Upcoming Schedules

Street Art in the Latin World

at Fluent City - Bushwick
538 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

With a rich street culture, prolific muralism, and elaborate city festivals, taking one’s creative spirit to the streets is a long lasting practice in Latin America. The colorful and vibrant street art of the region is amongst the most exciting in the world. In this workshop, you will learn about the history and origins of street art in South...

$40
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Cymbeline Seminar

at The Shakespeare Society - Upper East Side
130 E 80th St, New York, New York 10075

Towards the end of the first decade of the seventeenth century, Shakespeare decided to "boldly go" where he had not gone before--into writing "romances" for the stage. He made four efforts--experiments, really--and two of them are clearly masterpieces: The Winter's Taleand The Tempest. His likely second attempt, Cymbeline, is an astonishing mash-up...

$200

3 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

Fashionably Strange: A History of Victorian Creepiness

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

There’s a general consensus in film and media that Victorians were a bit… odd to say the least. But what did they do that made them so odd, so strange, so creepy? From professional mourning clothing, taxidermy, and an obsession with death to bizarre photography and fashionable communication with the spirit world, there’s no doubt that the Victorians...

$8
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Why Bad Taste is Back in Style: Postmodernism

at Think Olio - Manhattan
611 BROADWAY, Suite 900, New York, New York 10012

Why Bad Taste is Back in Style: Postmodernism and Design's Reaction to Societal Ills Roadside America, squiggles, pastel hues, Art Deco, graphic patterns, lacquered surfaces. In the 1980s, designers turned to these and other “low” cultural references as a rejection of the streamlined geometries, minimal color palette, and functionalist aesthetic...

$15
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Fall Shows in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours

This class will focus on a handful of major players in the contemporary art world. We will stop in four of Chelsea’s highly influential galleries to see the some of the most popular shows of the moment. We’ll conclude with a stroll along the High Line, where we’ll see the beautiful park’s new sculptures installations. All of our classes allow...

$55
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Reading Palladio

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

Palladio himself can be read, that is to say, directly encountered, through his books, his buildings, and his surviving drawings. In setting out to more carefully read Palladio, this course will endeavor to discover what distinguishes Palladio's work (his artistry) from that of his immediate, and subsequent, followers. Andrea Palladio (1508 - 1580,...

$340

5 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

Tea Ceremony Workshop

at Sapar Contemporary - TriBeCa
9 N Moore St, New York, New York 10013

Tea Ceremony Workshop: Discover art through taste, ritual and culture Sapar Contemporary is excited to welcome you to the first edition of our Food and Art series, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration, performed by Marybeth Welch and Greg Succop, two Chanoyu Tea teachers from the Urasenke Chanoyu Society of New York. The Urasenke school...

$45
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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...

$295

6 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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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,...

$225

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Art History: Taking Buildings Down

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Has there ever been a building that you thought was terrible and should be torn down? Conversely, have you ever been saddened when a developer knocked down a beautiful structure and in its place, constructed something offensive?  Taking Buildings Down is a course that explores the history of urban development through the lens of building removal....

$180

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Dances For Solidarity

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Dances For Solidarity invites the public to participate in weekly letter writing workshops to incarcerated people in solitary confinement. Together the participants will devise a list of simple movement gestures that are open to interpretation and will mail this list, along with a short letter, to a variety of incarcerated people. The incarcerated...

Free

15 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Art Theory: Playing with Perception

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Break down preconceived perceptions of the theatrical canon by stimulating your intuitive eye for observation and creation. This class will use collaborative exercises to reconstruct a canonized play into a fresh performance. There will be plays read, there will be plays made, and there will be much movement and play. Important Things to Note: The...

$180

8 sessions

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