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The Poetry of Patterns

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

$30

Thoreau's Wildflowers & Thoreau's Animals

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

Just in time for Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday in July, find out how Thoreau’s observations of the flowering plants and wildlife of his hometown shaped his spiritual life and inspired some of his finest writing. Drawing on the two million words of Thoreau’s Journal, author and editor Geoff Wisner presents Thoreau’s...

$7

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The Materials of Drawing

at Marbury NYC - Gramercy
26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Even an experienced artist can find themselves overwhelmed by the vast array of drawing materials found in an art supply store.  Browsing the aisles offers limitless possibilities but often the real potential of each choice is not clear.  This workshop will provide an in-depth examination of a wide variety of materials such as graphite, charcoals,...

$129
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Fundamentalism: An Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

“Fundamentalism” emerged in the late nineteenth century to describe groups of Protestant Christians in the United States that, although varying, most frequently orbited around a key set of practices and principles: a literalist and unmediated reading of text, a desire to purge “new” ideas, and a return to “original” precepts and foundations. ...

$315

4 sessions

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

Joseph Rodriguez's El Barrio in the '80s

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

When Brooklyn-raised photographer Joseph Rodriguez first debuted his body of work shot in Spanish Harlem in the 1980s, it truly captured the spirit of the neighborhood. At that time, El Barrio was confronted with some of the city’s most endemic problems including crime, drugs, AIDS, and chronic unemployment. Despite this grim prognosis,...

$15

Plein Air on Location in NYC at night

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

Using pre-determined locations throughout NYC, students will create paintings in oil and studies on the spot in plein air during the early evening creating dynamic nocturnal urban compositions. Locations will be chosen to advance the skills related to color, atmosphere and movement as well as direct responses to the changing urban lights that is intrinsically...

$425

5 sessions

Urbanismn of Greenwich Village

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art

In this walking tour, participants will discuss the principles of traditional urbanism applied to a modern-day city, analyze on site how architecture (traditional and modernist) can affect public space, and sketch unique urban conditions in Greenwich Village. Required material: Sketchbook

$65

Public Art 101: An Illustrated Lecture

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

Did you know that some of NYC’s most iconic art is on view every day in our public spaces? Learn more about the art you pass by daily and discover hidden gems you never noticed before with Cathie Behrend, the former deputy director of the Percent for Art program in the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and founder of Ventures in Vision, providing...

$25

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

Transforming The Book: Doc/Undoc 2.0

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Join Felicia Rice in the ongoing collaboration that resulted in DOC/UNDOC, a multimedia, interactive artists’ book about immigrant experience and hybrid identity that features the work of book artist Felicia Rice, performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, art historian/critic Jennifer González, video artist Gustavo Vazquez and sound artist Zachary...

$350

2 sessions

The Insider's Guide to Color

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

Join Pantone Color Institute expert, Laurie Pressman in a roundtable discussion on how the science and emotion of color plays a significant role in consumer purchasing decisions and brand management.  Whether you work in fashion design, styling, costuming, merchandising or promotion, or provide personal image services gain invaluable tips on...

$95

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

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

Spy City: A History of Espionage in New York

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Slip into the covert history of New York City, and follow in the footsteps of four centuries of spies. Explore New York’s finest hotels and most elegant office towers, as well as its toughest docks and most derelict tenements, through the eyes of an active agent. Along the way, you’ll learn the identity of America’s first Spy Master, find out...

$15