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Nothing Dark about the Dark Ages

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

n this class, we'll explore how the misnomer 'Dark Ages' was incorrectly applied to the 12th-15th centuries. It was a time of technological, philosophical, and artistic innovation that paved the way for geniuses of the Renaissance like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarotti. Find out about the invention of the mechanical...

$10

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

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The Real History of Cave Paintings

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

Fifty thousand years ago, the world experienced its first artistic movement. The pieces of art created at that time are beautiful, important, and still mysterious. They are the famous cave paintings of Lascaux and other European sites. If you’ve encountered these artworks in museums, history classes, or on TV, and wanted to know more, this...

$8

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

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

Plein Air on Location in NYC at night

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

Using pre-determined locations throughout NYC, students will create paintings in oil and studies on the spot in plein air during the early evening creating dynamic nocturnal urban compositions. Locations will be chosen to advance the skills related to color, atmosphere and movement as well as direct responses to the changing urban lights that is intrinsically...

$425

5 sessions

Music After Auschwitz: the Postwar Avant-Garde

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

“To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.” The philosopher Theodor Adorno, writing in 1951, captured the then-common belief that European artistic culture, its humanizing aspirations called into question by 30 years of war and genocide, would have to be radically reconceived if it was to remain possible at all. To the musical avant-garde that...

$315

4 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

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

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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

$65

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...

$25

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...

$350

2 sessions

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

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

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