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The Knitting Crawl Tour of Manhattan

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - Midtown
Broadway & W 35th St In front of Macy’s (exact loc upon reg), New York, New York 10018

Knitting fanatic? You’ll love visiting New York’s unique knitting, bead and trimming shops and galleries with Susan. As we hop the subways and stroll through the Manhattan streets, learn about the history and culture of the neighborhoods. Shop ’til you drop for lush yarns, discover funky beads and trimmings, find refuge in a Zen-inspired studio...


Friday Dec 8th, 10:30am

Abstract Painting with Acrylics (5 Sessions)

at Trestle Workshops - Greenwood
850 3rd Ave 4th Fl Ste 411, Brooklyn, New York 11232

In these five-class workshops (a total of 15 hours), students will create a series of eight paintings/drawings from classwork and homework assignments. Novice and experienced painters are welcome. This class will help students delve into personal symbolism to find an authentic voice in their work.  For inspiration we will look at a mixture of...


5 sessions

Wednesday Nov 8th, 6:30pm

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Hocus Focus: Spirit Photography

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

The beginning of the modern spiritualist movement dates to 1848 at the farmhouse in upstate New York of John Fox, his wife and two young daughters. The purported supernatural occurrences at the house and the ensuing fame of the ‘Fox Sisters’ ushered in a movement to last over 75 years. It was during this era that ‘spirit photography’ thrived...


2 sessions

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am


1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics!

at BKC Brooklyn Central - DUMBO
33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

This one-day class invites you to think critically about color in your photographs. We'll briefly overview the history of color photography, from early trials in 3-color process by Thomas Sutton to the digital pixel palettes of today's Photoshop world. Then we'll go hands-on, making photographic stories that challenge our interpretation of color....


Watercolor and the Figure Workshop

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

In this weekend workshop students will take a spontaneous approach to working with watercolor while experimenting with a variety of approaches to working from a live model.  We will begin with a series of quick gestural watercolor paintings and then progress to longer studies. Experimenting with form, color and paint application students will...


2 sessions

Saturday Nov 11th, 10am

Master Copying Class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

This exciting class provides students with the unique opportunity to copy paintings and sculptures directly from originals in the galleries of the Metropoitan Museum of Art. Utilizing the Met's collection as a primary source of inspiration, students will develop intensive technical study, problem solving, and dialogue with artists and artworks of...


10 sessions

Tuesday Sep 26th, 11:30am

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Creative Photography: Color, Lighting & Beyond

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

It's time to break the "rules" of photography. Experiment and expand your creativity to develop your own style. This course will explore advanced lighting, color filters, pattern, texture, image design, history of photography and more. This course begins the creative journey within photography. Students will learn techniques towards creating compelling...


6 sessions

Thursday Nov 9th, 6:15pm

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...


8 sessions

Tuesday Nov 14th, 7pm


Composition in the Field: Princeton University

at Digital Photo Academy - Princeton
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544

Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates).  There is street photography, magnificent interiors, farmers markets, zoos, landscapes, and more, photos...


Saturday Dec 9th, 11am

Art History Series: 90,000 Years of Art

at Art Studios @ JCC in 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...


5 Dollar Fridays: Color Theory

at BKC Brooklyn Central - DUMBO
33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

This seminar will delve into the basics of color theory as it pertains to photography. Naturally, we'll be discussing hue, saturation, the color wheel, and the pairing of complimentary colors, among other things. But we'll also show you examples of how classic and contemporary artists creatively used color to define space, establish a mood, and build...


The Casual Art Critic

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

In the museum, at the dinner table, or thumbing through the Culture section of the newspaper, an artwork catches your eye and won't let go. While a deep knowledge of Art History is a fabulous underpinning for talking about art, it is totally unnecessary for having a deep and meaningful discussion about an artwork. In this workshop, we will look at...


History in Our Hands: Ceramic

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

Develop skills in ceramics by exploring techniques from historical cultures such as Greek, Islamic, Chinese, Mexican and Native American. Students will use historical examples as a source of inspiration in creating their own clay pieces while learning a variety of handbuilding and surface techniques such as terra sigillata, majolica, burnishing and...


10 sessions

Fundamentalism: An Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

“Fundamentalism” emerged in the late nineteenth century to describe groups of Protestant Christians in the United States that, although varying, most frequently orbited around a key set of practices and principles: a literalist and unmediated reading of text, a desire to purge “new” ideas, and a return to “original” precepts and foundations. ...


4 sessions

Public Art 101: An Illustrated Lecture

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

Did you know that some of NYC’s most iconic art is on view every day in our public spaces? Learn more about the art you pass by daily and discover hidden gems you never noticed before with Cathie Behrend, the former deputy director of the Percent for Art program in the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and founder of Ventures in Vision, providing...