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You see elements of embroidery, miniature painting, and calligraphy everywhere these days from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Etsy. Did you know all of these mediums were born in India and China? Even art enthusiasts lack an understanding of these two important civilizations. Discover the treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the histo

Th.   Nov 20th, 7pm
All levels

Are you curious about art therapy? Maybe you are interested in pursuing a career in the field.  Or you would just like to try art therapy for yourself. This six week class will introduce you to the basic concepts of art therapy with a different project and art material each week. The instructor will frame each session with a theoretical overvi

M.   Oct 6th, 6:45pm
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Students attending this class will learn how world art has developed over the past 90,000 years. This informative series will take students into parts of the art world were they may not have experienced when exploring local museums on their own. Organized in bite sized sections in a casual atmosphere, it's designed as a take one or take them all se

Th.   Nov 13th, 7pm
All levels

Develop the ability to view and critique art, awakening your capacity to understand artwork of different cultures, periods and styles. In addition, you?ll learn how to create a portfolio from the point of view of a dealer, including materials, cover letters, content statements, and CDs. Visits to museums and galleries, as well as lectures on the hi

Th.   Nov 6th - Jan 15th, 9:30am
All levels

Learn about composition, light and rhythm by painting from observations of still life and landscape. Students will explore painting from basics to the more complex, according to the level and desire of each participant. 

Th.   Oct 30th - Dec 18th, 7:30pm
All levels

Students attending this class will learn how an artist establishes the mood of a painting and/or makes a statement through utilizing specific visual properties. The individual elements of composition such as line, color, and space are discussed, while participants view works that illustrate the points being made.This informative series will take st

Th.   Oct 23rd, 7pm

The evening opens with the 43 questions scrolling in a projection alongside brief film clips of works created by artists who’s work are situated in the arena of fine arts but use dance and gestures in their work. Facilitator and Provocateur Andrea Haenggi invites two guests, an artist/filmmaker and a curator who works with visual artists, choreog

W.   Nov 19th, 7pm
All levels

Students attending this class will experience this highly informative yet lively and entertaining arrangement of visual presentations with lecture that teach people about art from an artist’s viewpoint. To this end, participants are given mini-versions of the essential courses included in the typical art major. Besides art history and art appreci

Th.   Dec 4th - Dec 11th, 6pm
All levels

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 offer

Th.   Nov 6th, 10:30am
All levels
Thursday November 6 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday November 13 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday November 20 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday November 27 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday December 4 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday December 11 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday December 18 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday December 25 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday January 1 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday January 8 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday January 15 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
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Hogwash, balderdash, malarkey, and bunk. That is the stuff of nOnSenSe. What does it mean to ‘make nonsense’ in our modern world that manifests itself as the ultimate achievement of Sense?

Th.   Nov 20th, 7:30pm
All levels

In the museum, at the dinner table, or thumbing through the Culture section of the newspaper, an artwork catches your eye and won't let go. While a deep knowledge of Art History is a fabulous underpinning for talking about art, it is totally unnecessary for having a deep and meaningful discussion about an artwork.In this workshop, we will look at h

W.   Nov 5th, 6:30pm
All levels

Discover the rich history of botanical art from its earliest beginnings through contemporary artists, and see its contextual relationship to historical and artistic periods. Look at many important rare books and original art in the Garden's LuEsther T. Mertz Library and learn the major painting and printing techniques used to create these beautiful

T.   Nov 4th - Nov 25th, 10:30am
All levels

As rents rise, Bushwick has become a haven over the years for street artists and graffiti writers seeking lower rent, leaving the area saturated with art. Come along as we explore the legal and illegal sides of the artistic community. We will see the Bushwick Collective, founded by native Joe Ficalora, who has covered the surrounding area with mura

Sa.   Oct 18th, 3pm
All levels

The first day of this three-session intensive will cover: the current gallery structure in the NYC metro area; the presentation of works for viewing by galleries, dealers and curators; procedures on how to have your work represented; the dos and don’ts of approaching galleries; preparation for the studio visit; and finally becoming aware of the a

T.Th.F.   Dec 16th - Dec 19th, 6pm
All levels

This lecture focuses on the complex and intriguing story of of Nazi-plundered art. It begins with the question of what kind of art the Nazis plundered and why. It continues with the question of how they managed to seize such an unprecedented volume of everything from silverware to statuary: how was the process org

Su.   Dec 7th, 9:30am
All levels

This workshop is about painting and drawing draperies – one of the most important topics in visual arts. It has been a great challenge for artists for thousands of years; from ancient Pompey to recent times. Strong knowledge of theories and skills in depictions of the drapery will always benefit the artist and increase the power of their work. Pa

M.T.W.Th.F.   Oct 27th - Oct 31st, 9am
All levels

Learn about artists' techniques, what motivated their color choices, and how the colors they chose create a variety of moods.Broaden your color abilities for more inspired application and visual impact by examining the work of great colorists from impressionism to the present day. Artists' writings about color will also be discussed, as will the co

Th.F.   Oct 30th - Nov 14th, 6pm
All levels

This class explores the relationship between contemporary art and the language used to describe images, recount history, explain ideas, and interpret visual information.Focusing on the exhibition Sturtevant: Double Trouble, we will discuss the various ways artists, critics, and curators turn exhibitions into forums for public dialogue. In 1964, Ela

Th.   Nov 6th - Dec 4th, 6pm
All levels

​Are you ready to go public with your art?  Do you want to make a successful career out of making art? This series is for you.   October 16 – Digitizing Your ArtThe first step towards success is getting good, reproducible digital images of your art. Discussions of the basics will help you do just that–including pixels, file for

Th.   Oct 16th, 6pm
All levels
Thursday October 16 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Thursday October 23 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Thursday October 30 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Thursday November 6 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Thursday November 13 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Thursday November 20 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Thursday October 16 6pm - 8pm 6 Sessions $290
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This course provides geometric methods for composing harmonious spaces and places. Lectures and studio workshops include: practical techniques for design applications, step-by-step elementary drawings for producing proportional compositions with a compass and rule; commentaries on geometric symbols; useful mathematical theorems and definitions; ana

M.   Oct 13th - Nov 10th, 6:30pm
All levels