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The Poetry of Philip Larkin and the Crisis of Modernity

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

This lecture and discussion will focus on Philip Larkin, one of England's most beloved and accessible poets of the 20th century. In particular, we'll look at the way Larkin's poetry encapsulates the emotional challenges modernity poses to the individual. On the one hand, these changes offered a remarkable degree of personal freedom, with secularization...

$10
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The Art and Practice of Geometric Proportion

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side
170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021

The simple act of drawing geometric patterns and proportions can sensitize the designer to the rich subtleties of spatial harmony and proportion, no matter how one ultimately chooses to express it. This course combines lectures and studio workshops that include: practical techniques for design applications step-by-step elementary drawings for...

$385

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Graffiti Art: History, Styles & Traditions

at Creatively Wild Art Studio - DUMBO
33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Our Master Graffiti Artist, Sierra Furtwanger will guide you on a virtual train ride on the past, present and future of Graffiti writing in this exciting introductory class. With a “let's get gritty hands on” approach, students imaginations are colorfully sprayed with a rich experience, and enough inspiration to last a lifetime. Our goal for...

$250

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Photography Timeline: Capturing its Spirit & History

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

A fun course to learn about different genres of photography! Discussion will be held on the history of photography, photographers and what made their photographs important in the role of society. Each week will include a new lens: fashion & wedding portraits, photojournalism, sports, street, and the advent of digital formats....

$75

5 sessions

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The Plague Years: AIDS, Art, and the Queer Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Bushwick
770 Hart St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

“As a twenty-three-year-old faggot, I get no affirmation from my culture,” wrote Gregg Bordowitz in 1987.  ”I see issues that affect my life–the issues raised by AIDS–being considered in ways that will probably end my life.” When AIDS entered the national consciousness in the US during the early 1980s, public discussion...

$315

5 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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The Discrete Histories of Photography & Social Networks

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Astoria
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, New York 11101

Learn to construct a genealogical account of the current “expanded field” of photographic circulation and its connection to print and screen practices, while taking into account its multiple points of origin.  In recent decades, critical analyses of photography are increasingly concerned with questions of audience engagement and technological...

$315

6 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Art Salon Nite: Inspiration Monthly

at The Art Studio NY - Upper West Side
145 W 96th St Ste #1B, New York, New York 10025

In their inspirational Art Salons, you will learn how to advance our visual art while also enhancing the most important masterpiece of all, your own selves. This inspiring, motivational and community-oriented heART salon is for artists of all kinds who are excited to take their creative journey to an entirely new level. Artists know the importance...

$35
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Democratic Body: What Would the Community Think?

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

Is it possible to find agreement between our bones? How much of the community can we involve in physical and social choice making? How can we apply theories of democratic decision making to our physical structure?  Using these questions as starting points, together we will physically research ways to make fair, reasonable choices and deliberately...

$105

3 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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The History of Botanical Art

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

Discover the rich history of botanical art from its earliest beginnings through contemporary artists, and see its contextual relationship to historical and artistic periods. Look at many important rare books and original art in the Garden's LuEsther T. Mertz Library and learn the major painting and printing techniques used to create these beautiful...

$299

4 sessions

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Mary Magdalene & Conspiracy behind The Da Vinci Code

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

Ever wonder where Dan Brown got the idea for Mary Magdalene’s womb being the Holy Grail (belated spoiler alert)? It all traces back to conspiracy theories rooted in turn-of-the-century France. It’s a fascinating story complete with corrupt priests, Fascist secret societies, kings with really long hair, and a new world order. Join...

$10
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Abstract Art in America, 1900’s to the 1960’s

at Fordham College at 60 - Lincoln Square
113 West 60th St Rm 301, New York, New York 10023

By 1950, America was announced as finally having produced an art that was exclusively its own. It was called Abstract Expressionism and hails such luminaries as Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko and Ad Reinhardt. The emergence of a quintessentially American art, though, came much sooner than mid-century. At the dawn of the 20th century, artists were distinguishing...

$400

12 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules

Paper Cuts: The Production and History of Zines

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This class will simultaneously explore the history of self-publishing, as well as employ a hands-on approach to the physical production of books and zines.   We will look at early Dada publications of the early teens and 20s, sci-fi fanzines of the 30s, music zines of the 70s, manifestos, Riot Grrrl, art zines, photo zines, lit zines, political...

$400

10 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Drawing with Words: Writing & Dynamic Observation

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

For people mystified by the writing process, artists and scientists looking to deepen their practice, or those frustrated by the shallow insights of the information age, this session will help students develop a skill for making interesting discoveries in the world around us. Many people find writing an obscure process, a task done out of necessity...

$300

6 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Intermediate 3ds Max

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side
170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021

This course builds upon Basic 3ds Max by exploring higher levels of modeling, texturing and UV mapping for developing complex computer graphic representations. Boolean, deformation, and built--in camera mapping functions are explored as well as working with organic shapes. Emphasis is placed on creating properly composited images that provide maximum...

$675

7 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Lower East Side Architecture: Re-design Essex Crossing

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

Have you ever wanted to design a building? How about a neighborhood?  Join this course to craft your own proposal for Essex Crossing - the largest undeveloped piece of land in lower Manhattan!  This course will begin with collaborative research techniques such as site visits, historical research and neighborhood interviews before moving...

$180

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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