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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

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

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Inventories, Lists, and Catalogues

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

If you could make a list of anything, what would you make a list of? The list offers a form that is simultaneously practical, curatorial, and aesthetic. The internet is in effect an endless list – an impossibly vast archive of human culture. In this workshop we’ll investigate the rich history of inventories, lists and catalogues in art and literature,...

$100

2 sessions

Composition and Design in Color Values

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

Throughout the history of art, artists have manipulated colors and values in many different personal and interesting ways. Understanding how to mix colors and values—and more importantly, composing them and understanding their relationships—is an essential part of an artist’s education. This intensive workshop will focus on composition of...

$425

5 sessions

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Preserving Guastavino's Tiles

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art - Midtown
20 W 44th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10036

Learn about the crossroads between architecture, engineering, and historic preservation through the lens of the landmarked Eglise de Notre Dame in Morningside Heights.  Important Things to Note: This course provides a hands-on study of the architecture of Cross & Cross and the techniques of the R. Guastavino Company.  Students will...

$160

2 sessions

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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

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

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

Color Theory

at Educational Alliance Art School - Lower East Side
197 East Broadway, New York, New York 10002

An essential class for artists and designers, this course covers the aspects of color and light, visual perception of color, and color mixing. Through lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands on exercises, students investigate color theory, as well as the history and use of color.

$405

9 sessions

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

Color Theory for Artists

at Pratt Institute - West Village
144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

This introductory course will provide the foundation to understanding color theory and engaging color as an important tool in your practice, whether rooted in fine art or design. Relationships between color and light are explored via a combination of hands-on color application and interpretation, class discussions and off-site visits to museums, galleries,...

$680

10 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, trees,...

$425

5 sessions

Introduction to Plein Air Painting in Oil

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

The qualities of fugitive light and shifting atmospheric conditions in the landscape make “plein air” the most challenging type of painting. The need to work quickly requires that the technique and approach adopted be distinct from studio painting. This short workshop will focus on the formal elements of spatial construction in a carefully observed...

$290

2 sessions

Art Theory: The Videopoem

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

This class introduces students to the videopoem, an emerging genre that mixes visual art with words that thrives online. Participants will look at the history of the videopoem from its forerunners in works from William Blake and Jan Svankmajer to the work of modern masters like Bianca Stone and Joshua Mulligan.  Brainstorm ways to pair visual...

$20

Drawing at the Natural History Museum

at 92nd Street Y - Upper West Side
Central Park West, New York, New York 10024

Learn to draw animals and more from the collections in this class at the American Museum of Natural History. Meeting Place: Drawing at the American Museum of Natural History will meet at 1:30 at the Museum.  PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. Assemble at the side entrance , at 81st street, close to Central Park West. You will see the planets above...

$409

6 sessions