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Rhythms of Korea

at The Korea Society - Midtown East
950 3rd Ave 8th Fl, New York, New York 10022

Try your hand at the rhythms of Korea in this new drumming series. Participants explore Korea’s percussion heritage through six sessions of hands-on instruction guided by percussionist Brian Chae. This workshop series focuses on samulnori, a type of pungmul or folk music. Samulnori means “four objects play.” The four objects are: kwaenggwari...


6 sessions

The Real History of Cave Paintings

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

Fifty thousand years ago, the world experienced its first artistic movement. The pieces of art created at that time are beautiful, important, and still mysterious. They are the famous cave paintings of Lascaux and other European sites. If you’ve encountered these artworks in museums, history classes, or on TV, and wanted to know more, this...


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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...


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...


Three Centuries of Photography

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

Join Ronnit Vasserman for a lecture exploring revolutionary artists from past and present, while discovering the role of photography within the modern world. Explore photography’s evolution into becoming a fine art, while learning more about Edward Muybridge, Eugene Atget, F. Holland Day, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus,...


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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

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

Agnes Martin: Guggenheim

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side
1071 5th Ave Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York 10128

Until her death in 2004, Agnes Martin was considered one of the world’s most successful–and understated– female artists. Though labeled a Minimalist, her work doesn’t entirely fit that label. Her signature grids look mechanical but are painstakingly handmade; they signify mathematical precision and landscapes of the American Southwest; though...


Why Your Five-Year-Old Couldn't Have Done That

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Complete Course Title: Why Your Five-Year-Old Couldn't Have Done That: An Introduction to Modern Art The Modern Art movement was a radical shift in artistic practice and perspective. It was innovative, exciting, political, and groundbreaking. These works of art shocked the establishment, were shut out of art shows, disdained by...


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. ...


4 sessions

Voices in the Pavement: Street Art and Gender Equity

at Think Olio - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Across the concrete walls of New York City and around the world, street art has been a powerful and impactful mechanism for spreading messages. In particular, these messages have included advocating for the aspirational construction of a more just world, free from the human rights abuses that currently plague the one we live in. Together, we will...


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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Before & After the Renaissance

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

Learn about the origins of the art movement that gave the world some of its most recognizable masterpieces, such as da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and discover how it was shaped by world events completely unrelated to art. This concise, informative lecture also discusses the late work of Michelangelo and Raphael, and its...


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

Art & Design: A Workshop for Educators

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side
1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join us for a workshop for educators on art and design in conjunction with the exhibition, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design. Price includes a light dinner.