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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....

$435

5 sessions

Culture Goes to War

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

The collective trauma of World War I not only reshaped the world’s map and redefined the nature of war, it also fundamentally transformed art. Join a group of leading scholars to investigate new modes of literature, painting, and music that arose in response to the war and formed a cornerstone of 20th-century modernism. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Posters...

$20

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Experiences of Art: Reflections on Masterpieces

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

“Art should be like an old friend with whom you never run out of things to talk about.” Art historian Hilda Werschkul takes us on a historical and philosophical journey through art history — from the origins of creativity in prehistoric art, to the democratic values of classical Greek and Roman art, to the theoretical insights of the Renaissance...

$25

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.

$45

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The Butterfly & the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler

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

Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing...

Free

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.

Free

12 sessions

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

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...

$690

7 sessions

The Centennial of the King of Comics, Jack Kirby

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

Captain America. Iron Man. The Avengers. Names that the American public recognizes as the leading Marvel Comics superheroes that Hollywood has made billion-dollar film franchises out of. What most people don’t recognize is the name of the comic book artist and storyteller whose limitless imagination spawned all those superheroes: Jack Kirby. Join...

$29

The Contemporary Scene in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Chelsea
555 W 24th St Gagosian, New York, New York 10011

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...

$55

Basic 3ds Max

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

Originally known as 3D Studio Max, this popular software seamlessly works with AutoCAD and enables interior designers and architects to create artistic and realistic three dimensional visualizations of concepts and designs.  Students will be taught th e basics of 3D modeling, creating and applying realistic textures, lighting principles...

$690

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...

$35

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

$45

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...

$175

3 sessions

The Insider's Guide to Color

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

Join Pantone Color Institute expert, Laurie Pressman in a roundtable discussion on how the science and emotion of color plays a significant role in consumer purchasing decisions and brand management.  Whether you work in fashion design, styling, costuming, merchandising or promotion, or provide personal image services gain invaluable tips on...

$95