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The Alchemy of Light- An Introduction to Pigment

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

How does light work in pigments to make color tactile or possibly convey taste? This class will introduce the various personalities of pigments and explain how they stack and suspend in binders. This workshop will serve as an introduction to the layering system of paint and how one can mimic surface and control light.  You will grind and mull...

$70
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Fashionably Strange: A History of Victorian Creepiness

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

There’s a general consensus in film and media that Victorians were a bit… odd to say the least. But what did they do that made them so odd, so strange, so creepy? From professional mourning clothing, taxidermy, and an obsession with death to bizarre photography and fashionable communication with the spirit world, there’s no doubt that the Victorians...

$8
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Global Marxism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Few thinkers in modern history have had a larger or more global reception than Karl Marx. For much of the 20th century in particular, movements for justice and liberation – economic, national, racial, gendered – embraced Marxism in many of its myriad iterations. Yet, in the view of some scholars, this was largely a one-way street of “colonial...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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American Girl Celebration

at Wagner College Lifelong Learning - Grymes Hill
1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, New York 10301

Young girls will love this American Girl Doll camp where every girl is special, unique, and celebrated. Bring your treasured American Girl Doll or any doll most special to you and share in the joy and excitement of these popular dolls and their varied backgrounds. We will learn the historical periods each doll represents and be guided by their influence...

$289

5 sessions

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Art Collecting: A Crash Course

at Fluent City - Greenwich Village
64 W 3rd St, New York, New York 10012

This workshop will provide easy tools for understanding and exploring the art world. Tze Chun, the Founder of NYC gallery Uprise Art, gives an overview of the art market and the different players within it, as well as a step by step approach to building your art collection. She'll discuss avenues for finding, buying, and discovering artwork and provide...

$40
No Upcoming Schedules
(80)

MAC USERS: Basic 2D Drafting Using AutoCAD

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

It’s not too late to learn AutoCAD! Specifically designed for interior designers, this course will cover basic drafting of plans, elevations, and details using AutoCAD. Hands-on practice and small class size allow students to become comfortable and competent in basic AutoCAD and 2D digital drafting using the Macintosh operating system.

$675

7 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Thefts, Forgeries, Vandalism: Art Crime Overview

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

This class will give you an overview of art crime, from famous thefts, graffiti art, ingenious forgers, obsessed dictators, and the current situation in the Middle East involving vandalism, destruction, and looting. We’ll investigate some of the most interesting cases of art crime, and discuss the importance of protecting art. Did you know that...

$10
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Unisphere: Miracle in the Meadow

at New York Institute of Technology - Upper West Side
1855 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

Students will learn the history and architecture behind the centerpiece of the 1964/65 New York World's Fair -- the Unisphere. The tradition of erecting a centerpiece for a Universal Exposition (a.k.a. World’s Fair) dates back to 1889. A group of New York City businessmen, recruited a much-older (and less-popular) Robert Moses to create, once again,...

$165
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From Classical Greece and Rome to Neoclassicism

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

This course covers the development of painting, sculpture, and architecture from Classical Greece and Rome to Neoclassicism. It emphasizes the place of the visual arts in the history of civilization, considering the political, economic, social and cultural context.  It includes the study of significant works in New York museums, especially the...

$290

8 sessions

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Art From 1910 to 1945

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

This course traces the development of painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from 1910 to the end of WWII. References are also made to the graphic arts, cinema, fashion, and design when they are of major significance in the development of a particular style, period or artist.  Since a great number of major artists were creating significant...

$275

8 sessions

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Not Your Mother's Stained Glass

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this lecture, Judith Schaechter will discuss the design and technical aspects of her groundbreaking stained glass work. How do ideas become artworks anyway? Judith will discuss how she wrestles the immaterial into physical matter and how she often goes through multiple iterations before coming to any sort of resolution.   Following the lecture,...

$30
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Introduction to Street Art

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

Since the early 2000s, street art has surfaced onto the walls of cities across the globe and has prevailed as the dominant urban visual culture. In bustling cities like New York City we encounter street art everyday: on our subway ride to work, during weekend strolls in Chelsea or Soho, after a late night in Williamsburg, or as we explore the up-and-coming...

$40
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Rhythms of Korea

at The Korea Society - Midtown East
950 3rd Ave 8th Fl, New York, New York 10022

Try your hand at the rhythms of Korea in this new drumming series. Participants explore Korea’s percussion heritage through six sessions of hands-on instruction guided by percussionist Brian Chae. This workshop series focuses on samulnori, a type of pungmul or folk music. Samulnori means “four objects play.” The four objects are: kwaenggwari...

$180

6 sessions

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Art History: Unpack (Action Objects)

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

This workshop series draws from the intersecting histories of performance art and object making. From Allan Kaprow’s Happenings in 1957 to Adrian Piper’s street performances, from contemporary performative poetry to Internet-based live practices, develop new ways of making.  Classes will begin with studio based exercises developing art objects....

$130

4 sessions

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History of Erotic Art

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

When does art cross the line from nudity into eroticism? In this class, we'll discuss various works of art featuring the nude form, from prehistoric to modern, and discover what exactly makes a painting obscene and sexual as opposed to just sensual and depicting the human body. Finally, we will determine whether or not these works were seen as “too...

$8
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