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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

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

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The Poetry of Patterns

at Brooklyn Museum - Prospect Heights
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238

$30

Silverpoint

at Marbury NYC - Gramercy
26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Marbury NYC is offering a two-day, weekend workshop which will explore silverpoint, a technique with ancient origins that came to prominence in the Renaissance with practitioners such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer.  It is a drawing method that uses a delicate silver wire to make marks which then transform through tarnish over time.  While...

$279

2 sessions

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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

6 sessions

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

Art Theory: Body Expenditures

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

Work with performance focusing on bodies under the influence of contemporary labor practices and the hard borders of geopolitics, law, and gender.  In this studio-laboratory explore how relevant texts can translate into movement, how arbitrary borders become lived experience, and how work remakes the body. The culmination of this workshop series...

$125

4 sessions

Why Your Five-Year-Old Couldn't Have Done That

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Complete Course Title: Why Your Five-Year-Old Couldn't Have Done That: An Introduction to Modern Art The Modern Art movement was a radical shift in artistic practice and perspective. It was innovative, exciting, political, and groundbreaking. These works of art shocked the establishment, were shut out of art shows, disdained by...

$13

Basquiat

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Prospect Heights
200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In the current exhibition, Basquiat: The Unkown Notebooks, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s messy graffiti-based paintings are set amidst a collection of 160 notebook pages, which include poetry, sketches, and wordplay, illustrating the connection between text and image throughout Basquiat’s oeuvre. Throughout his career, Basquiat tackled issues of race,...

$40

Public Art 101: An Illustrated Lecture

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

Did you know that some of NYC’s most iconic art is on view every day in our public spaces? Learn more about the art you pass by daily and discover hidden gems you never noticed before with Cathie Behrend, the former deputy director of the Percent for Art program in the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and founder of Ventures in Vision, providing...

$25

Art Theory: The Underneath Body

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

Following in the somatic tradition, this class invites participants to tap into different ways of thinking about and experiencing their bodies.  Important Things to Note: Durational improvisation will shape and inform participants’ self-perception.  The practice may unlock new possibilities and depths to understanding one’s anatomy,...

$125

4 sessions

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...

$425

5 sessions

Art Theory: The Phenomenology of shoes

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

In this course we will attempt to think with our shoes. We will read works of philosophy and phenomenology, old texts on shoemaking, and new texts on ergonomics.  We’ll look at a lot of shoes (from dress shoes to flip flops, high- heels to flats, ski-boots to huaraches, “five finger” shoes, running shoes, pointy shoes, and ruby slipper...

$175

10 sessions

Tempera Painting

at Marbury NYC - Gramercy
26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Tempera is among the oldest  techniques known to painting, with origins in ancient Egypt. It was, for almost a millennium, the dominant technique of panel painting in Europe. Tempera refers to pigment fixed with a variety of binders. Egg tempera painting is known for both its delicate luminosity as well as its endurance, as images from the medieval...

$129
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A Crucial Critique of the Ruling Order

at Think Olio

Full Course Name: A Crucial Critique of the Ruling Order: Art in the Age of Alternality Assumptions about the nature of scientific theory and truth are being called back into doubt after years of general acceptance—in most instances for political rather than epistemological reasons (climate change, evolution, vaccines, etc.). These doubts are evident...

$15