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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

Washington Press

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

The Washington Press at The Center for Book Arts is an iron hand press, an older style of printing press than what most people familiar with printing are used to. Hand presses are not dissimilar from the ones designed by Johannes Gutenberg, and were in use (with designs only slightly modified) for nearly four hundred years. The majority of contemporary...


2 sessions

Saturday Apr 28th, 10am

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Back in Black Letter Calligraphy Workshop

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

Have fun learning the history and fundamentals of Gothic Textura in this two-day introductory calligraphy workshop. Practice using the broad-edged pen and learn to write a basic Blackletter alphabet in this class appropriate for both novices and seasoned scribes. We will begin with a survey of historical exemplars, then look at works by contemporary...


2 sessions

Saturday Apr 28th, 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 Feb 27th, 11:30am

Fashion Design Summer Camp For Kids - Merrick

at The Fashion Class - Long Island
1812 Merrick Rd, Merrick, New York 11566

Our fashion summer camp for kids and tweens combines the best parts of fashion and design for ages 6-12 years old. Limited to only 15 campers, our one-of-a-kind "boutique" camp teaches students how to sew, design and style their own garments in one week. Each day breaks down into three classes with experienced instructors (and our CPR & First...


5 sessions

Monday Jun 25th, 10am

Photographing Classical Architecture

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art - Midtown
20 W 44th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10036

Photography plays an essential role in how architecture is perceived, studied and presented. Every choice made by the photographer helps determine which architectural qualities of a building or place are communicated to the viewer.  In this three-day class for all backgrounds and skill levels, architectural photographer Steven Brooke will guide...


3 sessions

Friday May 18th, 2pm

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...


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

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...


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...


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...


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Feminist Art Club

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

Why is there an enormous triangular table at the Brooklyn Museum covered with genitalia-shaped dinner plates? Why was that Intro to Art History course you took in undergrad all about white men from Europe? How are art and feminism related, and what does it even mean for an artist to be feminist? For answers to these questions and more, come join Feminist...


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

Hands on History

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

The history of glass is a long and rich resource of over 3,500 years. It can be seen as a tool, which can help facilitate the development and realization of ideas, as valuable as a blowpipe, kiln, pencil or paper. Knowledge of the field also helps to locate work in an historical context, as well as assisting in the understanding of contemporary...


6 sessions