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The tintype was the first photographic process to become accessible to a wide audience because it was durable, pocket-sized and could be produced in minutes. This beginner's tintype class takes a contemporary slant on that idea by making tintypes inside of bottle caps.Designed for students without previous photography experience, this class aims to

$85
+850 pts
Su.   Jul 27th, 1pm
Beginner
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This class aims to demystify the invisible physical phenomenon that we process as sound. We will follow the mechanical and electrical pioneers of the 19th and 20th century as they spent sleepless nights trying to capture the minute fluctuations in air pressure that our brain effortlessly decodes as sound.This class will explain and re-create some o

$35
+350 pts
W.   Jul 30th, 7pm
All levels
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This process will help students understand how to make multiple kinds of paint with just one pigment. Can you feel or even taste color? How does light work to make color tactile? This class will introduce you to pigments and how you can stack and suspend them to manipulate light. This will serve as an introduction to the layering system of paint an

$70
+700 pts
Sa.   Aug 2nd, 1:30pm
All levels
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There is a reason that some traditions last for thousands of years. The tools and techniques of ancient Japanese woodworking remain some of the most intelligent and elegant components of modern Eastern woodworking, and in this class, students will learn the basics of these methodologies in an interactive environment. Part history lesson, and part w

$50
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Led by independent filmmaker and photographer, Nick Fitzhugh, this class will show you how to enable near magical features on your Canon HDSLR camera via a simple (and free) firmware update courtesy of the genius programmers at Magic Lantern. Following the firmware update, students will be guided through the new features at their disposal.On the v

$70
+700 pts
T.   Aug 12th, 7pm
All levels
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In this hands-on workshop you will learn all the steps needed to coat, sensitize, shoot, develop and varnish a 4x5 tintype. Each plate is a one-of-a-kind positive image on blackened tin, there are no negatives or enlargements in the process. Wet-Plate Collodion is one of the first photographic processes invented in the 1850s. It's called “wet-pl

$275
+2750 pts
Sa.Su.   Sep 13th - Sep 14th, 10am
All levels
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This class emphasizes the historical and DIY nature of the process, making it approachable to people of all backgrounds who may not have photography experience. This class is open exclusively for students who have previous experience with tintype photography.Wet-Plate Collodion is one of the first photographic processes invented in the 1850s. It's

$140
+1400 pts
Su.   Sep 14th, 10am
Advanced
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Kids learn how to play the theremin and have fun at the same time. The NY Theremin Society launches its first Theremin Workshop for kids. Theremin Crash Course for Kids: How do the 5 senses relate to the theremin? Train your ear by understanding the basic principle of sound and motion. Parents may attend with kids for free. Kids 4-6

$35
+350 pts
Su.   Oct 5th, 11am
All levels
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Participants will be able to learn and practice the basics of playing the theremin, practicing in small groups and working towards repertoire. For Advanced & Beginners In this 2 hour workshop, participants will be introduced to the technical and practical aspects of the Theremin - an electronic musical instrument that is controlled by the rela

$50
+500 pts
Su.   Oct 5th, 3pm
All levels
Sunday October 5 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $50
Sunday October 5 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $50
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Abundant, renewable, malleable, combustible, and, under the right conditions, durable, wood has been man’s friend ever since we climbed down from the trees. In this class we will learn about the properties, possibilities and history of this versatile medium, from cellular structure to the difference between hardwoods and softwoods, unique applica

$40
+400 pts
Su.   Oct 26th, 12pm
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Participants will leave the course with a hunger for electrical exploration and materials for further experimentation. What is electricity? This course will aim to shed light on the elusive, invisible force that has become an integral part of our lives. Through hands-on experimentation in a small classroom environment, participants will learn to de

$105
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This two-session class will teach you to be the master of your steel horse. We will cover the basic mechanical systems on your bike, including tires and tubes, brakes, shifters, and drivetrain, and will cover aspects of both service and maintenance. Summer is the time for New York biking, and what better place to learn about your bike than in a bea

$125
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$45
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In this workshop you will learn to build a circular chart to plot the Zodiac Sun signs of your family and friends. A Radial Family Chart can unlock many interesting geometries and help you explore the intersection of family dynamics and astrology. Compasses, colored inks, and paper will be provided. As we build the charts, we will explore together

$40
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In this three-part seminar series we will be led by Dr. Andrew Kern through the basics of genetics, the connection between genotype and phenotype, and current advances in our ability to use genome sequence information for understanding human disease. We will also explore the moral, political and financial implications of these developments. What ma

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