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4 classes in-person in New York have spots left, and 1 class live online is available.

Studio Landscape/Cityscape

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065

This class, students will learn how to create a completed landscape or cityscape painting from start to finish. Students will learn how to select a subject and refine their ideas using sketches and drawings. Vadnais will explain and demonstrate how to create a useful under painting as a foundation for subsequent layering of color. Finally, Vadnais will guide the class through the process of bringing their picture to a unified finish wil all the...

Monday Jul 10th, 5:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Learning Art through Creating Art

Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops @ 321 W 24th St , New York, NY 10011

This class is for people of all levels, from rank beginner’s to advanced intermediate art students. You come and work from images that you have picked right from your phone. You can work from your imagination, from a still-demonstrates life, abstractly, figuratively. You can copy a part of a master work that you love, either drawing or painting. The artist-Instructor Raphael-Raúl works with each person’s skill level and art...

Thursday Jun 15th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

Pulling the Figure from Glass

UrbanGlass @ 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Get inspired by a favorite subject throughout art history - the human figure! This class will focus on sculpting the human figure in borosilicate glass. We will start with learning and discussing theories of human anatomy in conjunction with initial techniques in shaping and cutting glass rod. Each student will start by sketching out ideas, playing with body parts and poses, then translate these ideas into clear and color forms using the torch....

Tuesday Jul 25th, 5–9pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Intro to B&W Portraiture and the Darkroom

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016

Intro to B&W Portraiture and the Darkroom for High School Students Since the invention of photography by Louis Daguerre & William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 and the creation of the first photographic self portrait by Robert Cornelius in the same year, portraiture has become one of the most popular genres of contemporary photography. In addition to representing physical likeness and expression, the art form is widely used for preserving history,...

Tuesday Jul 11th, 11am–5pm Eastern Time

 (9 sessions)


9 sessions

Abstract Painting Critique and Discussion (Int/Adv)

92nd Street Y

Abstract Painting Critique and Discussion (Intermediate/Advanced) This online course will provide students with a forum to show and discuss their studio work for technical and conceptual feedback. These critiques will be supplemented through presentations and discussions on historical artists’ images, customized to hue with the work presented by the students. In a typical class, students will present work for discussion and the instructor will...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 7–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

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Virtual Art History: The French Renaissance

Chelsea Blance @ Virtual Learning via Zoom

The course will be on the evolution of the French Renaissance, focusing on the redesign of Fontainebleau by Francois I. We will learn how the School of Fointainebleau was inspired by Italian artists brought on by Francois I and how the style bean to permeate all aspects of French arts, outside of solely interior design. Artists who we will be discussed include Rosso Fiorentino and Primaticcio as well as other contemporary French goldsmiths and...

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Femmes Fatales of Art History

92nd Street Y @ Online Classroom, New York, NY 00000

Femmes Fatales of Art History: An Examination of the Most Famous Paintings of Women This lecture will take us on an exploration of famous female portraits throughout art history. A thorough analysis of each work will include size, material, year(s) created and an introduction to the artists. We will discuss the significance of the work at the time it was created and how the artwork continues to inspire and be part of popular culture.  Some...

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Making Art History

Classeteria @ 284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

This class for adults introduces students to modern art and art history in a fun, hands-on way. Each week, we'll learn about a new modern artist, then reinforce this knowledge by creating our own works in the artist’s style. By emulating Kandinsky’s synesthetic paintings, Calder’s mobiles, and Warhol’s image transfers, students will be taking a deep dive and finding that modern art has more to it than meets the eye. We’ll make lasting...

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9 sessions

Art History from 500BCE to present

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

An introduction to art history which provides the foundations for a deeper understanding of art and how to interpret it for yourself. Gain an understanding of art history, its timeline and impact across diverse cultural centers. We’ll develop the skills to analyze major works of painting, sculpture and architecture from caves to contemporary art. Learn the language to describe, interpret and critique artwork in its formal terms. Meeting 1: Selections...

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5 sessions

Art History Series: 90,000 Years of Art

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan @ 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

Not just another rundown of names, dates, and "isms." Rather, the big picture of how world art has developed over the past 90,000 years.  Section 2 of the informative Art History Series that will take you into parts of the art world you may not have experienced while exploring local museums on your own. Gene has designed bite-sized lessons that allow you to take one section or the entire series. Choose your own art history adventure in this...

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Art History Series: Intro to Indian and Chinese Art

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan @ 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

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 history and philosophies behind their creation. Important Thing to Note: This is Section 3 of the Informative...

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Live Digital Modern Art History: Focus on Pop Art

Dirty Hands Art Class Studio Experience @ 55 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

Starting from the mid-1970s and on - our resident art snob and Dirty Hands creator Gosha Levochkin will talk you through relevant art history to sharpen your post-apocalyptic dinner party banter and leave you with the knowledge to collect art that appreciates and why.

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Art and History

The Jewish Museum @ 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

How can works of art shed light on historical events such as the Vietnam War, the Kent State massacre, and the Holocaust? Join us for a full-day workshop using original art and artifacts as primary sources. Hear from an expert in the field and respond to works of art through writing and art-making. 

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Art Appreciation @ 98 Sterling St, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Art appreciation is Art History. Here you will find Slide Presentations in an Informal setting, where we will discuss both Ancient Art History and Modern Art, as well as presentations on Individual Artists.

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Let's Talk Art: Big Ideas

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

An introductory art history course that breaks down some of the big ideas behind major artworks. We’ll blaze our own trail through art history from caves to contemporary art while reexamining its narratives, dispelling myths and gaining insight from the newest scholarship. Learn the language to talk about art in its formal terms. Develop the skills to analyze paintings, sculpture and architecture from important cultural centers. Gain the confidence...

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5 sessions

Painting and Composition (Intermediate/Advanced)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Develop your artmaking practice through this intensive class with artist James Sheehan. Learn from technique-based demonstrations and lectures that touch up art history, developing concepts and the ins and outs of painting. Class focuses on the importance of composition but also touches on color theory and mixing, space, form, and shape. For the Supply List, please CLICK HERE

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12 sessions

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