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Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Central Park

at Digital Photo Academy - Upper West Side
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, New York 10024

In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan.  Since then, continuing through today, Central Park has an international allure that brings locals and far-away travelers to this urban center delight. In fact, there are a number of photographers who have devoted...


Saturday Jun 9th, 11am

Cyanotype for Cheaters

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

If you've ever wanted to experiment with cyanotypes in a quick, easy, and low-committment format, this workshop is for you! We'll use pre-sensitized cyanotype fabric sheets to create beautiful blue-hued photograms with very little muss and fuss. These prints are made by placing objects directly on the photo-sensitive fabric, exposing it to sunlight,...

Sunday Jun 10th, 2pm

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Transforming Hanji

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Let us count the ways that hanji—Korean handmade paper—can be transformed in this workshop by using ancient East Asian techniques. Students will learn an array of skills related to joomchi (paper fusing and texturing), jiseung (paper cording and twining), and shifu (paper thread woven into cloth). The hands-on experience of slicing, spinning,...


2 sessions

Saturday Aug 4th, 10am

Large Format in Central Park

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

Rediscover Central Park, one of the most widely photographed parks in New York history! On this day trip, participants will be using 4x5" cameras to gain experience taking photos in the field and properly expose, compose and take full advantage of large format film. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own gear, and are welcome to ask questions...

Sunday Aug 19th, 10am

Part 2 Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg
20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

***this class can now be booked in 3 parts*** Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori dyeing with indigo dye. We start, learning how to start your own indigo vat and balance it, to keep it going. 3-5 folding and stitch resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around the...

Painting I

at The New School - Manhattan

This class is for students who have a basic understanding of oil painting as well as the beginning oil painter. Students who wish to build a portfolio to apply for higher education will benefit from this class, as will those who want to improve their painting skills.  Both painting from the figure and still life painting are explored. References...


12 sessions

Tuesday Jun 5th, 7pm

Alternative Process

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

Are you seeking a hands-on photographic experience using historic 19th century processes? Each day, students engage with the chemistry and the materials and that will enrich and inform your photographs. Among the processes you’ll learn are:  Cyanotype Albumen Platinum/Palladium Kallitype Gum Bichromate Different toning options and techniques...


5 sessions

Monday Aug 6th, 10am

Paste Paper Designs: Owning the Mark

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Paste papers are a gateway to creating unique patterned papers for one’s own artistic practices. These papers have been used throughout history by bookbinders and cabinet makers (to line cupboards, chests and boxes) in addition to being used to decorate walls and ceilings.  In this two-day workshop, you will investigate the myriad of possibilities...


2 sessions

Saturday Aug 4th, 10am

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Beginner's Painting and Mixed-Media

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

Enjoy creative fulfillment in this relaxing and self-expressive painting and mixed-media art class! Open to all levels, for beginners and seasoned artists alike, in this art class YOU will: Express yourself through endless artistic techniques in painting, mixed-media, and a wide variety of art supplies  Learn new weekly techniques with hands-on...


6 sessions

Tuesday Jul 10th, 7pm

Evolution of Jewelry

at New York Jewelry Design Institute - Midtown
17 West 45th St Ste 904, New York, New York 10036

In this course, we will explore many complex relationships and how they were interpreted by jewelry designers. Every decade has a unique spirit: political crisis, nature, ideology, instinct, cinema. There is a common thread amongst these…each is an impetus in design. Each has inspired art, artists...and jewelry. To be a great designer requires a...


8 sessions

Wednesday Sep 5th, 6pm

Essential Black & White Darkroom

at BKC Brooklyn Central - Gowanus
Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St Ste 212, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Are you a digital photographer looking to expand your knowledge of photographic technique and history?  Maybe you took a darkroom class in school and want to get back to your roots?  Is there something about photos shot on film that you love but can't explain why?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should definitely...


8 sessions

Thursday Sep 13th, 6pm

Introduction to Abstraction (Intermediate/Advanced)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Explore methods of making abstract work through exercises in painting, color and composition. For painters working in oil and/or acrylic.  This course is structured to help bring about an awareness of the language, history and technical skills associated with abstract painting. The class is open to a wide variety of skill levels, modes and...


4 sessions

Wednesday Aug 1st, 7pm

Photo Boot Camp: Manhattan

at New York City Photo Safari - Midtown

This workshop is for photographers who are ready to get serious about understanding their camera settings and fine-tuning their composition skills. Under the direction of professional photographers you’ll will photograph the most famous landmarks and icons of NYC. Join the New York City Photo Safari team for an intensive three-day photography workshop...


3 sessions

Friday Sep 14th, 1pm

Art History Series: 90,000 Years of Art

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side
334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

Not just another rundown of names, dates, and "isms." Rather, the big picture of how world art has developed over the past 90,000 years.  Section 2 of the informative Art History Series that will take you into parts of the art world you may not have experienced while exploring local museums on your own. Gene has designed bite-sized lessons that...


Jewelry Design History & Curre

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

The history of jewelry and wearable ornament design is rich with multi-cultural, socio-economic, and material usage concepts. Elements of antique and historic jewelry can often be reinterpreted and have new iterations in other eras.  You will examine the various factors that contribute to jewelry design today and how they relate to their...


11 sessions