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Basic Revit

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

This course will cover the basics of Autodesk Revit, an important building information modeling software for interior designers, architects, engineers, and contractors.  Students will learn to create a space in 3D and proceed to annotate the model wit h 2D drafting elements. An introduction to the tools and concepts of working with a fully...


7 sessions

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...


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Transforming The Book: Doc/Undoc 2.0

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

Join Felicia Rice in the ongoing collaboration that resulted in DOC/UNDOC, a multimedia, interactive artists’ book about immigrant experience and hybrid identity that features the work of book artist Felicia Rice, performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, art historian/critic Jennifer González, video artist Gustavo Vazquez and sound artist Zachary...


2 sessions

Urbanismn of Greenwich Village

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art

In this walking tour, participants will discuss the principles of traditional urbanism applied to a modern-day city, analyze on site how architecture (traditional and modernist) can affect public space, and sketch unique urban conditions in Greenwich Village. Required material: Sketchbook


Color Through the Eyes of the Modern Artist

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

Broaden your colorist abilities for more inspired application and visual impact by examining the work of great colorists from Impressionism to the present day. Learn about artists’ techniques, what motivated their color choices, and how the colors they chose create a variety of moods. Artists’ writings about color will also be discussed, as will...


6 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...


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

Color Theory for Beginners

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

Color is the most variable component in art, and how an artist uses color can change the content and message an artwork articulates. In this workshop we will begin the first steps towards mastering the use of color. Students will learn basic concepts of what color is, how it can be used and how we see it in our everyday lives and especially in art....


5 sessions

Introduction to Color (3 Sessions)

at Trestle Workshops - Sunset Park
168 7th St 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In this three-class workshop, students will create class exercises in class that will become homework. Using acrylic paint, students will learn how to create exact matches in hue, intensity, values, complimentary colors, and opposite values and intensities.  Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one? A: No, but you will have time to...


3 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

Youth Insights Introduction

at Whitney Museum of American Art - West Village
99 Gansevoort St, New York, New York 10014

Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney Museum to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided.


12 sessions

Noise Machines

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

NOISE MACHINES | Alison Kuo & Williamson Brasfield November 3 & 10 | Thursdays | 7 – 9 PM $30 | 2 Sessions | Register Taking Luigi Russolo's futurist Intonorumori Orchestra and Musique Concrete as a point of departure, "Noise Machines" will explore the invention of sculptural instruments in a course designed to encourage creative...


2 sessions

What to Look for When Looking at Art

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

Learn how to “read” a work of art as you explore the elements of composition and the origins of abstract art. This material is also covered in The Six-Hour Art Major


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A History of Good Photos

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

Camera technology may always be changing, but good photos throughout the years have a lot in common. Style has evolved since Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photo from his window in 1826. But from daguerreotypes to instagrams, the photos that draw us in have the same elements and subject matter again and again. Photographers have known viewers...


West Meets East: An Introduction to Chinese Art

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

Even art enthusiasts often know very little about the art of these two important civilizations. Discover treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history and philosophies behind their creation. Special focus on the unique art forms of each culture.