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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...


9 sessions

The History of World War II in 20 Brooklyn Objects

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

The history and legacy of the Second World War can be seen all around us in Brooklyn. Once home to hundreds of factories, shipyards, and warehouses, and responsible for sending millions of soldiers, sailors, and marines off to the front lines, Brooklyn was arguably one of the most important communities in waging and winning the war. ...


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Before and After the Renaissance

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

Learn about the origins of the art movement that gave the world some of its most recognizable masterpieces, such as da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and discover how it was shaped by world events completely unrelated to art.  This concise, informative lecture also discusses the late work of Michelangelo and Raphael and...


Color Theory

at The New School - Manhattan

Discover color and its implications for designers and artists. Study ideas of space and the use of color to solve spatial problems. Look at color harmony and the way colors interact, as well as color qualities and combinations.  You will learn: The different aspects of color; what color is and its different properties; how to train your eyes...


13 sessions

Graffiti: Its History and Metamorphosis

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

Graffiti, an art form long associated with urban neglect and anti-establishment subcultures, has thoroughly entered the mainstream. With new exhibitions, books, and reality TV shows, graffiti has been financialized, packaged, and traded for high sums. While the aerosol bandits of the 80’s are no more, the tactics of early graffiti writing have been...


Introduction to Color Theory

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

Discover how color affects mood, creates depth, rhythm and movement in painting, fashion, environment or artifact.  Painters, graphic and fashion designers, decorators, anyone working in the visual realm professionally or for fun knows that color knowledge is a vital part of the process. Some color choices made on the basis of “I just like...


7 sessions

Performance & Protest in Public Art

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Performance artists Tania Bruguera and Kate Gilmore both consider questions of power and identity in their work.  Politically motivated, Havana-native Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, often through the lens of immigration, while the New York-based Gilmore engages with ideas...


Queer Art and the Legacy of AIDS

at The New School - Manhattan

This course examines the history of AIDS and HIV through artistic responses in visual culture and performance. In particular, we will think through various ways that artists use visual representation and bodily performance to make necessary interventions in public conversations around AIDS. What you will learn Students will engage art and performance...


16 sessions

Basic 2D Drafting Using AutoCAD

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

Take advantage of the functionality and productivity found in AutoCAD. Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD in this hands-on course and discover how to efficiently prepare 2D digital drawings. Specifically designed for interior designers and using the Microsoft operating system, this course will cover the basics of AutoCAD drawing software.  Topics...


8 sessions

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The City Transformed: Part I

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

This series of eight slide lectures illustrates the historic transformations of New York City.  Discover how architectural and engineering innovations—along with human ingenuity—transformed New York into a world-class metropolis. Week 1. New York Before the Modern Era, 1620s-1830 Week 2. The Greek Revival 1830-1845 Week 3. The Neo-Gothic...


8 sessions

Master Class: One Basquiat

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

Uncover layers of Basquiat’s rarely seen painting Untitled, currently on display in One Basquiat. In this intimate and in-depth experience, art experts lead an afternoon of close looking and conversation to investigate Basquiat’s painting from multiple perspectives.  The discussion continues over lunch at The Norm.


Pleasures, Taboos, Magic

at Think Olio - Murray Hill
419 Park Ave S , New York, New York 10016

Pleasures, Taboos, Magic: Art History in Perfume Advertising It takes imagination to advertise perfume. Inside their bottles, perfumes are ephemeral and virtually invisible products---tinted liquids designed to evaporate as soon as they're used. For advertising's purposes, the experience of smell needs to be connected to the experience of sight. In...


Four (More) Modern Women: O'Keeffe's Contemporaries

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

Georgia O’Keeffe may be the most famous American woman artist of the twentieth century, but there were definitely others working and breaking boundaries at the same time. This class is an introduction to four other female artists based in New York between 1900 and 1940: Peggy Bacon, Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Isabel Whitney, and Florine Stettheimer. Each...


Art History Series: What to Look for in an Art

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

Learn how an artist establishes the mood of a painting and/or makes a statement through utilizing specific visual properties. Gene will discuss individual elements of composition such as line, color, and space, while showing famous works of art that illustrate these properties. Use what you've learned in your own artistic practice, or while deciphering...


Romanticism and Poetry

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

Romanticism is the name cultural historians have given to the radical shift in consciousness and sensibility that manifested itself in all the arts first in Europe in the years following the French Revolution and which lasted throughout the nineteenth century well into the early years of the twentieth; it influences the arts to this day. In poetry,...


7 sessions