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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...

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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,...


2 sessions

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Color Through the Eyes of the Modern Artist

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

Broaden your colorist abilities for more inspired application and visual impact by examining the work of great colorists from Impressionism to the present day. Learn about artists’ techniques, what motivated their color choices, and how the colors they chose create a variety of moods. Artists’ writings about color will also be discussed, as will...


6 sessions

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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...

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Tea Ceremony Workshop

at Sapar Contemporary - TriBeCa
9 N Moore St, New York, New York 10013

Tea Ceremony Workshop: Discover art through taste, ritual and culture Sapar Contemporary is excited to welcome you to the first edition of our Food and Art series, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration, performed by Marybeth Welch and Greg Succop, two Chanoyu Tea teachers from the Urasenke Chanoyu Society of New York. The Urasenke school...

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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...


2 sessions

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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...


4 sessions

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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...

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School of Making Thinking - Eavesdropping for Dialogue

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, an experimental college, and a nomadic investigation in intentional living. The mission is to create a unique environment where participants are able to develop a creative practice that challenges disciplinary conventions of art-making, thinking and living.   EAVESDROPPING...


8 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...

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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,...


10 sessions

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Art History Series: Couples in the Art World

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Complex lives lived for the love of Art and each other! M1: Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter One of the first power couples of the art world. Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst The two fell in love when Max Ernst visited the studio of Tannings, started a game of chess and,as they say, the rest is history. M2: Salvador Dali and his Gala  Long-time...

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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...


5 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...


8 sessions

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Making Erotic Art: Theory and Practice

at Shoestring Press - Crown Heights
640 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Can pornography be art? Is there a difference between smut and erotica? Museum visits, lectures, and class discussions introduce major introduce major aesthetic, intellectual, and technical approaches to erotic art, from Roman graffiti to hardcore pornography, painting to burlesque, and the work of artists including Egon Schiele, Tom of Finland, Hokusai,...


5 sessions

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