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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

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

6 sessions

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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...

$15

Four (More) Modern Women: O'Keeffe's Contemporaries

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

Georgia O’Keeffe may be the most famous American woman artist of the twentieth century, but there were definitely others working and breaking boundaries at the same time. This class is an introduction to four other female artists based in New York between 1900 and 1940: Peggy Bacon, Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, Isabel Whitney, and Florine Stettheimer. Each...

$11

Performance & Protest in Public Art

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

Performance artists Tania Bruguera and Kate Gilmore both consider questions of power and identity in their work.  Politically motivated, Havana-native Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, often through the lens of immigration, while the New York-based Gilmore engages with ideas...

$25

Hands on History

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

The history of glass is a long and rich resource of over 3,500 years. It can be seen as a tool, which can help facilitate the development and realization of ideas, as valuable as a blowpipe, kiln, pencil or paper. Knowledge of the field also helps to locate work in an historical context, as well as assisting in the understanding of contemporary...

$600

6 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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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

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

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

Romanticism and Poetry

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

Romanticism is the name cultural historians have given to the radical shift in consciousness and sensibility that manifested itself in all the arts first in Europe in the years following the French Revolution and which lasted throughout the nineteenth century well into the early years of the twentieth; it influences the arts to this day. In poetry,...

$175

7 sessions

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

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

Master Class: One Basquiat

at Brooklyn Museum - Prospect Heights
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Uncover layers of Basquiat’s rarely seen painting Untitled, currently on display in One Basquiat. In this intimate and in-depth experience, art experts lead an afternoon of close looking and conversation to investigate Basquiat’s painting from multiple perspectives.  The discussion continues over lunch at The Norm.

$85