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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,...

$165
No Upcoming Schedules
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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,...

$225

5 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
(56)

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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

No Upcoming Schedules
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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...

$180

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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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...

$120
No Upcoming Schedules

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
No Upcoming Schedules
(35)

History of American Art I: 1900 - 1945

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

This course will provide an in-depth survey of the history of the arts in the United States, with a particular focus on painting, between 1900-1945. Beginning with The Ash Can School, it will focus on the major art historical movements such as The Stieglitz Circle, The Regionalists, The Social Realists, The American Modernists, The New Deal artists...

$340

8 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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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...

$8
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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....

$130

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Fall Shows in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours

This class will focus on a handful of major players in the contemporary art world. We will stop in four of Chelsea’s highly influential galleries to see the some of the most popular shows of the moment. We’ll conclude with a stroll along the High Line, where we’ll see the beautiful park’s new sculptures installations. All of our classes allow...

$55
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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...

$40
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Making Feminist Art: Theory and Practice

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

What makes art feminist, and how can feminism become part of your art practice? Museum visits, lectures, and class discussions introduce major introduce major aesthetic, intellectual, and technical approaches to feminist art, from nature printing to performance, painting to baking, and the work of contemporaries including Sherry Levine, Martha Rosler,...

$225

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Ayurveda: Fundamentals and History

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at Bhagavat Life - East Village
25 1st Ave 5th Fl, New York, New York 10003

Join this workshop that is focused on giving the beginner to the advanced person, who has some knowledge of Ayurveda, a comprehensive understanding of the history of Ayurveda and how this "sacred science of life" affects every aspect of our lives. It will include how herbal remedies, diet and lifestyle have an ongoing affect in every aspect of our...

$75
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A Brief History of the Art World

at National Academy School of Fine Arts - Upper East Side
5 E 89th St, New York, New York 10128

In this three-part course, students will investigate the history of art from the point of view of the art world. During the first part, students will learn about the history of collections, from the “wunderkammern” to the birth of the museum, and the emergence of galleries from their beginnings to the contemporary art scene.  Part two will...

$250
No Upcoming Schedules
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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,...

$120

3 sessions

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(35)