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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

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...


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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...


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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.


7 sessions

Tempera Painting

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

Tempera is among the oldest  techniques known to painting, with origins in ancient Egypt. It was, for almost a millennium, the dominant technique of panel painting in Europe. Tempera refers to pigment fixed with a variety of binders. Egg tempera painting is known for both its delicate luminosity as well as its endurance, as images from the medieval...

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Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master Architect

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

Throughout his 70-year career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright employed new technologies and materials in his designs for a wide range of innovative and iconic residential, religious, cultural and commercial buildings.


6 sessions

Possibilities and Limitations of Using Arts in Therapy

at NY Creative Arts Therapists - Williamsburg
190 N 10th St Ste 301, Brooklyn, New York 11211

This course will examine the clinical implications of incorporating the arts in therapy, with particular attention to the dynamics that occur when a therapist materially participates in assigning or directing tasks, offering art materials, interacting with the client to set-up or clean-up, and being asked to lend a hand or offer an opinion about a...


A Crucial Critique of the Ruling Order

at Think Olio

Full Course Name: A Crucial Critique of the Ruling Order: Art in the Age of Alternality Assumptions about the nature of scientific theory and truth are being called back into doubt after years of general acceptance—in most instances for political rather than epistemological reasons (climate change, evolution, vaccines, etc.). These doubts are evident...


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

Art Theory: Not Nouveau

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

An experiment in contemporary ornamentation, Not Nouveau will be both a discussion and a studio for investigating ornamentation in contemporary art and culture. Over the course of three sessions, we will explore transitions in modern art and architecture between ornamentation and structure and consider the place of ornamentation today through text,...


3 sessions

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....


4 sessions

Cymbeline Seminar

at The Shakespeare Society - Upper East Side
130 E 80th St, New York, New York 10075

Towards the end of the first decade of the seventeenth century, Shakespeare decided to "boldly go" where he had not gone before--into writing "romances" for the stage. He made four efforts--experiments, really--and two of them are clearly masterpieces: The Winter's Taleand The Tempest. His likely second attempt, Cymbeline, is an astonishing mash-up...


3 sessions

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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,...


Reading Palladio

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

Palladio himself can be read, that is to say, directly encountered, through his books, his buildings, and his surviving drawings. In setting out to more carefully read Palladio, this course will endeavor to discover what distinguishes Palladio's work (his artistry) from that of his immediate, and subsequent, followers. Andrea Palladio (1508 - 1580,...


5 sessions

Donna Haraway: Gender, Science, and Objectivity

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Over a career spanning four decades, philosopher of science Donna Haraway has revolutionized how social theorists and technoscience practitioners understand the situated objectivity of scientific knowledge, with special attention to the ways in which technoscience assigns biological meaning to social categories of gender. While Haraway is most famously...


4 sessions