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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...

$30

2 sessions

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...

$10

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Thoreau's Wildflowers & Thoreau's Animals

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

Just in time for Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday in July, find out how Thoreau’s observations of the flowering plants and wildlife of his hometown shaped his spiritual life and inspired some of his finest writing. Drawing on the two million words of Thoreau’s Journal, author and editor Geoff Wisner presents Thoreau’s...

$7

School Of Making Thinking - Holy Fools

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

The School of Making Thinking is an artist/thinker residency program, experimental college, and nomadic investigation in intentional living. The mission is to create a unique environment where participants develop a creative practice that challenges disciplinary conventions of art making, thinking and living. THE SCHOOL OF MAKING THINKING @ ABRONS:...

$180

8 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

Art as Propaganda

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

Visual art has arguably been used as a form of propaganda throughout most of its history; the early Greeks employed images as a means for maintaining the power structure. This lecture offers a variety of examples in which art has been put in the service of altering public opinion. Special emphasis is placed on the cataclysmic events of the 20th century...

$45

The Materials of Drawing

at Marbury NYC - Gramercy
26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Even an experienced artist can find themselves overwhelmed by the vast array of drawing materials found in an art supply store.  Browsing the aisles offers limitless possibilities but often the real potential of each choice is not clear.  This workshop will provide an in-depth examination of a wide variety of materials such as graphite, charcoals,...

$129
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Intro to Antique Jewelry: History and Materials

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

Jewelry has been an important part of human culture since time immemorial. An understanding of the aesthetics, ethos and technology surrounding antique jewelry can provide surprising insights to the greater history of the world. Or perhaps you’d just like to understand the difference between carats and karats. This class will explore the history...

$11

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

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

Spy City: A History of Espionage in New York

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Slip into the covert history of New York City, and follow in the footsteps of four centuries of spies. Explore New York’s finest hotels and most elegant office towers, as well as its toughest docks and most derelict tenements, through the eyes of an active agent. Along the way, you’ll learn the identity of America’s first Spy Master, find out...

$15

Not for Children: The Dark Side of Greek Mythology

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

We are often introduced to Greek mythology as children. Which is logical, as stories about gods, goddesses, heroes and sphinges (the plural of ‘sphinx’) have enchanted children for hundreds of years. However, you might have missed some of the more gruesome parts of these stories, such as when Heracles murdered his own children or what happened...

$11

Quick Sketching Techniques for Interiors

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

Even in the age of digital drawing, quick hand sketches remain the most effective way of communicating with clients and colleagues on the spur of the moment. Learn how to “sketch at the speed of light” to illustrate your ideas using quick techniques and basic materials.

$575

8 sessions

Blek le Rat to Invader: Street Art from France

at Fluent City - SoHo
568 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10012

France is most prolific bastion of the street art movement. Traceable to the early 70s, French artists instigated political conversations and ignited protests through decollage, wheat pasting, stenciling, posters and more.  Learn how styles developed to address political issues and who emerged as French leaders in the street art scene. Takeaways...

$40

Renaissance Art

at Children's Museum of the Arts - SoHo
103 Charlton St, New York, New York 10014

The Renaissance was an explosion of ideas, education, and literacy, which produced some of the greatest artwork and artists in history! Did you know, the word “renaissance” means “rebirth”? Young artists will study the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci among others, and they will learn the techniques of these Italian masters. Students...

$500

17 sessions