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Sculpture as Survival

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

In this class, learn to use sculptural methods to design and create functional tools for everyday survival. We will examine the precedent design of renewable energy sources like solar panels and biogas, explore the histories of these objects, then design and make our own.

$400

11 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 7pm

Gold Recycling and Alloying (4 Hour Private Workshop)

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...

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Gold Recycling 3 Hour Private Workshop

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

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history.  But hey... some of us have made some regrettable purchases in the past or have been passed down some really ugly pieces :P But fear not! In this 1 day workshop we will show you how to melt down your regrets and uglies and turn them into beautiful gold stackable bands. Tools...

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,...

$420

5 sessions

Thursday Feb 15th, 6:45pm

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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...

Friday Jan 19th, 11am

Photography: Urban Portraits (Adults)

at Brooklyn Museum - Prospect Heights
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Find out what you can do with your camera in this class for all experience levels. View Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys and discuss themes of history and urbanism. Capture portraits of New Yorkers in their element in both studio and street environments.

$305

10 sessions

Sunday Mar 4th, 10:30am

Gold Recycling

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

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history.  But hey... some of us have made some regrettable purchases in the past or have been passed down some really ugly pieces :P But fear not! In this 1 day workshop we will show you how to melt down your regrets and uglies and turn them into beautiful gold stackable bands. Tools...

The Power of the Underpainting

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa
111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

Through a series of projects, and working from a live model, students will become familiar with creating an underpainting using a wipe out technique. They will begin to learn how setting up the painting in this way allows the artist to freely adjust the drawing and composition, whilst rapidly establishing tonality, form and temperature in the initial...

$465

12 sessions

Friday Feb 2nd, 6:30pm

Gold Recycling & Alloying 4 Hour Private Workshop for 2

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...

Color Studies

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

This class explores the historical and practical uses of color in art as a means to push practices further creatively. Participants will investigate through discussion, demonstrations, and art making. Learn to make paint from scratch, about the history of pigments, how to navigate technical challenges, and become comfortable experimenting freely.

$400

10 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 7pm

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 18th, 10am

Animal Drawing

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa
111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

This is a course that explores various aspects and levels of drawing using animals as the subject. Each week, we will meet at one of three places around New York: The American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Prospect Park Zoo. After a short lesson at the beginning of each class, students will explore their own subjects...

$465

12 sessions

Saturday Jan 27th, 12pm

Drawing II

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This class is geared to students seeking to improve their drawing skills as well as those who wish to build a portfolio to apply for higher education. There is an emphasis on selective observation to develop an understanding of structure and form. Students explore composition, line quality, and spatial relationships while developing their own personal...

$788

13 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 7pm

Intro to Digital Photography

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This lecture/demonstration course for beginners covers the fundamentals of digital photography. The goal is to give students a sense of confidence in using a camera without bogging them down in excessive technical detail.  Topics covered include different types of cameras and how to choose a camera. Aperture opening (f-stop) and shutter speed...

$788

13 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 7pm

Typography I

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

An in-depth understanding of typographic concepts and methods is essential for effective visual communication. Students examine the evolution of the alphabet and the history and basics of typographic style (with an emphasis on 20th-century type design and application). Projects help students understand the difference between legibility and readability...

$788

13 sessions

Saturday Jan 27th, 10am