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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

Three Centuries of Photography

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

Join Ronnit Vasserman for a lecture exploring revolutionary artists from past and present, while discovering the role of photography within the modern world. Explore photography’s evolution into becoming a fine art, while learning more about Edward Muybridge, Eugene Atget, F. Holland Day, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus,...

$45

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Voices in the Pavement: Street Art and Gender Equity

at Think Olio - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Across the concrete walls of New York City and around the world, street art has been a powerful and impactful mechanism for spreading messages. In particular, these messages have included advocating for the aspirational construction of a more just world, free from the human rights abuses that currently plague the one we live in. Together, we will...

$12

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Spanish Art at the MET: From El Greco to Picasso

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Central Park
1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

This year marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death. To commemorate the occasion, the MET is showcasing all of it’s canvases by this mysterious figure , along with its already rich collection of works by Diego Velazquez, Francisco de Goya, and Pablo Picasso.  Over the course of two hours, we will trace key characteristics of Spanish...

$55

Before & After the Renaissance

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

Learn about the origins of the art movement that gave the world some of its most recognizable masterpieces, such as da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and discover how it was shaped by world events completely unrelated to art. This concise, informative lecture also discusses the late work of Michelangelo and Raphael, and its...

$65

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

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