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Telling Your Story: Writing Skills for Designers

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

In today's fast-paced, globalized world of 140 character messages and sound bites, many of us rely on texting and email to communicate our professionalism, personality, thoughts, and concerns. Every word carries meaning and every sentence we send into the world -- either electronically or print -- needs to be an effective and compelling blend of fact,...


4 sessions

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 6:30pm


Art at War

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

The collective trauma of World War I not only reshaped the world’s map and redefined the nature of war, it also fundamentally transformed art. Join a group of leading scholars to investigate new modes of literature, painting, and music that arose in response to the war and formed a cornerstone of 20th-century modernism. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters...

Tuesday Jun 20th, 6:30pm

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The Butterfly & the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing...


Thursday May 4th, 6:30pm


Youth Insights Introduction

at Whitney Museum of American Art - West Village
99 Gansevoort St, New York, New York 10014

Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney Museum to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided.


16 sessions

Monday Jul 10th, 10am

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Sculpting from Life

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

Use a live model to explore the process and history of figure sculpting in this studio class. Students will recreate the body through a variety of perceptual techniques and fabrication methods; readings and discussions will investigate the relationship between the representation of anatomy and history. This course seeks to inspire students to think...


8 sessions

Saturday Mar 4th, 12pm


​Lotus Leaf Painting Workshop

at Himapan - Williamsburg
28 Frost St Studio 2, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Join us for a creative experience that will reinvigorate your artistic side. No art experience is necessary - our helpful trained instructors will guide you through the two and a half hour session. Our teachers are trained in classic studio art, art history, color theory, meditation, and Thai cultural history. Are materials provided and included...

Saturday Mar 11th, 3pm

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Screen Printing 101

at Gowanus Print Lab - Gowanus
54 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

You will learn to print, troubleshoot, and experiment like a pro in 6 sessions. Screen printing 101 is a comprehensive, six week introductory course into the world of print. From learning the history of the medium, to prepping your artwork and screens, to gaining guided practice through mixing inks and printing on a range of surfaces. Course Syllabus:...


6 sessions

Thursday Mar 2nd, 7pm


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Block Printing on Textiles

at Better Than Jam - East Williamsburg
20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

We start with a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials. Come with a 4" square image or two that you would like to work with. Simple designs work best. After a little discussion about how to carve and how your image will transfer, we get right into carving!  A quick carve "Block" all tools are provided, as well as textiles...

Sunday Mar 5th, 9am

Magnus Consilio: Stones & Spheres

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

Ever wondered how that magic stone came into your life? Curious to know how a crystal ball is made? Did you know that little bodies were made centuries ago in glass vessels? We will explore all of these questions and much more in this workshop concerning how glass and glassy substances have been used as tools of magic and mediation for...

Wednesday Mar 8th, 7pm


Content Clinics: Quiet Lines / Quiet Minds

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

In modern life our advanced technology grows daily. We are chased by devices, seldom slowing down to observe and feel what surrounds us. In this workshop series participants will focus on seeing through drawing and use this meditative practice to quiet the mind. By sharpening observation drawing abilities, humans can improve storytelling, record personal...


2 sessions

Thursday Mar 23rd, 7pm


I Spy New York 2.0

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

An Intermediate Digital Photography Class for Students Ages 8-12.  Students will deepen their understanding of New York City history through close observation, field trips, and photographic exploration. Show your refined knowledge and skills in a student exhibition at the Museum with an opening reception on Wednesday, June 7 at 5:00 pm. Student...


10 sessions

Wednesday Mar 1st, 4pm


Camera Obscura

at Penumbra Foundation | CAP - Murray Hill
36 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

This workshop will take a look at the history, theory, and practice of the camera obscura, with an emphasis on the technical relationship between camera-making and image formation. Together, we will transform a studio space into a functional camera and use that camera to create and process paper negative prints. Each participant will leave with an...

Sunday Mar 5th, 10am

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Suminagashi: Japanese Marbling

at Textile Arts Center - Greenwich Village
26 W 8th St, New York, New York 10011

Student's will learn how to create and pull suminagashi monoprints on paper and fabric, and leave with enough knowledge and skills to continue exploring on their own.  In this two session class, students will learn the basics of suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique. The history and ideology shaping suminagashi will be covered, as well as...


2 sessions

Monday Apr 24th, 10:30am


Herstory Day

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Herstory Day is an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City honoring their contributions, creativity, and resilience. Join us for interactive quilting, book-making, snacks, and performances. Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a...


Sunday Mar 26th, 11am


Working with Wool: Wet & Dry Felting

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

This weekend course offers an introduction to working with wool. Learn the processes of wet and dry felting while combining both to complete a project. The workshop will begin with a lecture covering the context for working with wool, including a brief history of wool, an overview of the different kinds, unusual uses, and applications in fine art and...


2 sessions

Saturday Mar 18th, 3:30pm