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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...


6 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

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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,...


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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,...


5 sessions

Telling Your Story: Writing Skills for Designers

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

In today's fast-paced, globalized world of 140 character messages and sound bites, many of us rely on texting and email to communicate our professionalism, personality, thoughts, and concerns. Every word carries meaning and every sentence we send into the world -- either electronically or print -- needs to be an effective and compelling blend of fact,...


4 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...


2 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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Street Art in the Latin World

at Fluent City - Bushwick
538 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

With a rich street culture, prolific muralism, and elaborate city festivals, taking one’s creative spirit to the streets is a long lasting practice in Latin America. The colorful and vibrant street art of the region is amongst the most exciting in the world. In this workshop, you will learn about the history and origins of street art in South...


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

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...


Adult Night at ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology

at Children's Museum of the Arts - SoHo
103 Charlton St, New York, New York 10014

Inside ARTech, you’ll find: Build It: Using Rigamajig and its wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope will allow children to follow their curiosity to build and play Exploring Velocity: A making station where kids will create a vehicle and test their creation on a ramp, learning about velocity GIF Making Station: Using technology,...


The Elements of Classical Architecture: The Ionic Order

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

Join the ICAA for an introductory course on the components of the Classical Orders, with particular emphasis on and detailed instruction in drawing the Ionic Order.  Important Things to Note: The Classical Orders have guided the practice of classical architecture since antiquity and this course will present a spectrum of detail and...


Art History: Taking Buildings Down

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

Has there ever been a building that you thought was terrible and should be torn down? Conversely, have you ever been saddened when a developer knocked down a beautiful structure and in its place, constructed something offensive?  Taking Buildings Down is a course that explores the history of urban development through the lens of building removal....


8 sessions

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...


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