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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...

$5

Graffiti, Street Art, Advertisers

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

Full course name: Graffiti, Street Art, Advertisers, & the Future of Urban Visual Space 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....

$10

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Graffiti: A Visual Taxonomy

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

The practice of writing on things that don’t belong to you stretches back centuries—you can find sayings scratched into the walls of many ancient cities. Graffiti in its modern, aerosol form is only fifty years old but in this relatively-short period myriad styles, cliques, and tactics have taken form. Understanding this specialized community and deciphering...

$12

Theory and Practice in the Arts

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side
315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

Develop the ability to view and critique art, awakening your capacity to understand artwork of different cultures, periods, and styles. In addition, you’ll learn how to develop a portfolio from the point of view of a gallery dealer, including materials, cover letters, content statements, and CDs.  Visits to museums and galleries, as well as...

$350

9 sessions

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...

$11

Feminist Art Club

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

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...

$30

The Contemporary Scene in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours

The summer is a great time to visit new gallery shows, and this season has some real stunners! We will peruse five of the season’s most innovative exhibitions, examining a mixture of sculpture, installation art, light art, painting, and photography.  Artists may include:  Felix Gonzalez-Torres Leo Villareal Roxy Paine Anselm Kiefer...

$50

History of the Modern Interior

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

This course examines the history of the modern interior, its taste and furnishings. It illuminates concepts and approaches to the interior space, from the advent of the Victorian Home, through Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, the Modernist home, Postmodernism and Minimalism. Throughout its five sessions, the course illustrates some legendary interiors,...

$275

6 sessions

The Six-Hour Art Major

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

Gene is absolutely certain that anyone can understand art. Regardless of your background, occupation, or creative skill set, this informative, lively, and entertaining presentation can teach anyone how to experience art from an artist's viewpoint.  Whether you’re looking for new ways to understand visual art or you want to wind down after work,...

$95

2 sessions

Elements of Landscape

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

Adapting an 18th century approach by French artist PH Valenciennes to plein air painting designed to assist artists in studio composition, Elements of Landscape will be organized around studying the components, or “elements”, of the Central Park landscape separately.   Each day we will focus on a specific element: fields and open spaces,...

$425

5 sessions

Amazing True Tales of the Golden Age of Music Video

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

Marvel at these untold stories of how directors & artists created the iconic music videos that we know and love. From his interviews with more than 70 music video directors & artists from MTV's biggest decade, Stephen Pitalo has uncovered spectacular, unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories as this medium evolved from a unique art form/filmmaking...

$12

Introduction to Plein Air Painting in Oil

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

The qualities of fugitive light and shifting atmospheric conditions in the landscape make “plein air” the most challenging type of painting. The need to work quickly requires that the technique and approach adopted be distinct from studio painting.  This short workshop will focus on the formal elements of spatial construction in a carefully...

$290

2 sessions

Composition and Design in Color Values

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

Throughout the history of art, artists have manipulated paint in many different personal and interesting ways. This intensive workshop will focus on studying the composition of value and color in oil painting, with a choice of painting directly all prima, or by using a layered grisaille underpainting to depict flesh in extremely interesting ways. ...

$425

5 sessions

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Art Reading

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

Made up of writers, artists, curators, teachers, activists, philanthropists, dignitaries, acrobats, and anyone else willing to admit that they like to read. The Abrons Art Reading Group books are nominated by members who attend monthly meetings.  Past Selections include:  Ben Davis' 9.5 Thesis on Art and Class,  David Joselit's...

Free

5 sessions

Origin of Color

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

Many color names hint the color’s origins. Sienna is earth from the area of Sienna, Italy. Sap green really does contain sap. Burnt umber really is heated.  During this workshop we will learn the basic processes for making traditional pigments. We will levigate earth, grind malachite stones, make colors from vegetable sources, and precipitate...

$400

2 sessions