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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...


6 sessions

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...


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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...


4 sessions

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...


Art History Series: Couples in the Art World

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Complex lives lived for the love of Art and each other! M1: Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter One of the first power couples of the art world. Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst The two fell in love when Max Ernst visited the studio of Tannings, started a game of chess and,as they say, the rest is history. M2: Salvador Dali and his Gala  Long-time...



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,...


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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,...


5 sessions

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,...


4 sessions

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...


Elements of Landscape

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

Adapting an 18th century approach by French artist PH Valenciennes to plein air painting designed to assist artists in studio composition, Elements of Landscape will be organized around studying the components, or “elements”, of the Central Park landscape separately.  Each day we will focus on a specific element: fields and open spaces, trees,...


5 sessions

Introduction to Plein Air Painting in Oil

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

The qualities of fugitive light and shifting atmospheric conditions in the landscape make “plein air” the most challenging type of painting. The need to work quickly requires that the technique and approach adopted be distinct from studio painting. This short workshop will focus on the formal elements of spatial construction in a carefully observed...


2 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...


10 sessions

Proportion In Practice

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

This course develops the concept of proportion as a design tool in classical architecture. It is focused on the application of traditional geometric, arithmetic and harmonic ratio methods to classical architectural design. The course begins with a review of the concept of symbolic number and its relation to beauty; of number expressed as rational and...


4 sessions

Not Your Mother's Stained Glass

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this lecture, Judith Schaechter will discuss the design and technical aspects of her groundbreaking stained glass work. How do ideas become artworks anyway? Judith will discuss how she wrestles the immaterial into physical matter and how she often goes through multiple iterations before coming to any sort of resolution.   Following the lecture,...


Adult Night at ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology

at Children's Museum of the Arts - SoHo
103 Charlton St, New York, New York 10014

Inside ARTech, you’ll find: Build It: Using Rigamajig and its wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope will allow children to follow their curiosity to build and play Exploring Velocity: A making station where kids will create a vehicle and test their creation on a ramp, learning about velocity GIF Making Station: Using technology,...