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Teaching the Holocaust through Art and Artifacts

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side
1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day and in partnership with POV— the acclaimed independent documentary series on PBS—join us for a workshop focusing on teaching World War II and the Holocaust through works of art.  View the Academy award nominated short, Joe’s Violin, which chronicles the friendship between a Holocaust...

Thursday Apr 12th, 4pm

Japanese Woodworking Introduction

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Bushwick
66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

You will gain a broad understanding of how Japanese woodworking distinguishes itself from Western approaches during this two hour talk and demonstration. The session will include an overview of traditional hand tools used in a range of work scale, from making small objects to full size timber frame building.  This will be followed by a brief...

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​Lotus Leaf Painting Workshop

at Himapan - Brooklyn
17 Monitor St Ste 1E, New York, New York 11222

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...

Gold Recycling and Alloying (Private)

at Fitzgerald Jewelry - Williamsburg
251 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. Pure Gold is a bright yellow metal called 24 karat and made up only of itself. In this class students learn age old methods of alloying pure gold to make 22 karat, 18 and 14 karat gold in colors ranging from peachy reds and tangerine yellows to green gold.  Once the alloying...

Teens: Steam Punk Art

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

In this class you will learn the history of the technique, steam-punk art. This involves creating projects with a sci-fi architectural vibe using machine parts and metals (including jewelry and sculpture). Explore techniques in painting and use mixed media. Our expert instructors encourage students to develop an individual voice and self-expression. ...

Wednesday Dec 13th, 5:15pm

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Self Portraiture Through the Ages

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

How do artists see themselves? Throughout history, lots of ways! From Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo to contemporary artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, artists have always found new ways to express themselves. In this class, students will begin by exploring emotions and facial features, and move on to expressing their persona in more unconventional ways. Paint...

Wednesday Dec 27th, 9am

Teen Drawing Manga Camp (Grades 6-12)

at One River School - Englewood
49 N Dean St, Englewood, New Jersey 07631

Manga comics have a long history in Japanese art, and in the following years became increasingly popular worldwide. Their highly stylized characteristics and engaging storylines have become a cultural phenomenon. Students will work in a variety of media to create their own interpretations of manga characters and comics demonstrating their technical...


3 sessions

Wednesday Dec 27th, 9:30am

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Gold Recycling & Alloying for Two (Private)

at Fitzgerald Jewelry - Williamsburg
251 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. Pure Gold is a bright yellow metal called 24 karat and made up only of itself.  In this class students will learn how to melt down their old jewelry and fabricate it into a new wearable piece.  Students will also have the option to learn age old methods of alloying...

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Portraiture I

at PhotoManhattan - Union Square
51 W 14th St Ste 3R , New York, New York 10011

This course explores both the intangibles of art portraiture and the concrete specifics of client-based portraiture in NYC. The work of successful photographers in candid, formal and commercial portraiture will be analyzed and harvested for both their technical and aesthetic merits. Classes include: Introduction to Portraiture styles and history,...

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4 sessions

Cyanotype Darkroom Course

at The Photography Workshops - SoHo
66 Crosby Street Apt 5F, New York, New York 10012

The cyanotype process, developed by John Herschel in England in the 1830's, was one of the first photgraphic technique utilized for printing images.  It involves the application of a chemical solution to papter, a negative overlay and then exposure to the sun or an intense light source.  The image appears as a mixture of blue tones that are...

Block Printing on Textiles

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

In this workshop, we'll learn the art of block printing on textiles. We'll start with a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials. After a little discussion about how to carve and how your image will transfer, we get right into carving and printing. A quick carve "Block" and all tools are provided,...

Wednesday Jan 17th, 6:30pm

Holiday Lights Photography

at JP Teaches Photo

Our Holiday Lights class is back! This year, Lydia Billings will be co-teaching our popular holiday lights photography class with a very special guest: Justin Roller, who will act as our official Christmas tour guide, providing us with the amazing history of Christmas in New York City. During the holidays, Rockefeller Center and the surrounding...

Saturday Dec 16th, 4:30pm

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Hot As Dragon Fire: All Ages Intro to Glassblowing

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this class, students of all ages will learn to create fantastical glass objects out of 2000 degree, molten material. Students will draw inspiration from stories, history, and their own imaginations to invent characters and craft mystical devices while learning the basics of working in the hot shop.  This class will appeal to both the lover...


5 sessions

Monday Jan 8th, 6pm

CraftJam Academy: Learn to Crochet and Make a Scarf

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10011

Crochet is a fun and fast alternative to knitting that produces a fabric perfect for winter accessories, clothing, and even bags.. In our Crochet CraftJam Academy, designer Katie Jagel from The Queen Stitch will introduce you in 2 sessions to the basics of crochet and guide you through your first crochet project, a scarf! Through in-class demonstrations...


2 sessions

Tuesday Dec 12th, 6:30pm

Large Format Marbling

at Textile Arts Center - Gowanus
505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In this one day intensive, students will learn the basics of marbling on fabric, including how to prepare a marbling vat and the best pigments to use for permanent prints. We’ll discuss the history behind European marbling traditions, then get colorful creating marbled monoprints. Small studies will be expanded upon in our large 4x4’ marbling vat,...


Sunday Jan 21st, 11am