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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

Art and Life Forms II: Ikebana

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

Art and Life Forms II | Ryusein-ha style Ikebana and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto’s work. The 2nd edition of our Life & Art Form series is a traditional Japanese Ikebana Workshop, with accomplished artist Masako Gibeault, recognized expert in the Traditional Art of Japan. This workshop will introduce the history of Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art...

$60
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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

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

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

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,...

$55

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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

School Of Making Thinking - Prophetic Activist Art

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

The School of Making Thinking is an artist/thinker residency program, experimental college, and nomadic investigation in intentional living. The mission is to create a unique environment where participants develop a creative practice that challenges disciplinary conventions of art making, thinking and living. THE SCHOOL OF MAKING THINKING @ ABRONS...

$180

9 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,...

$125

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,...

$30

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

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...

$230

4 sessions

Sci-Art: The Art-Science Continuum

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

Are you interested in how physics, biology, and technology have influenced and shaped art throughout the centuries and vice versa?  This course will examine the relationship between art and science from past to present exploring topics such as physics, bio-art, cyber-culture, bio-ethics, hacktivisim, net art, new media, neurology, perception,...

$180

8 sessions

Why Bad Taste is Back in Style: Postmodernism

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village
611 Broadway Ste 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

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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