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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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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
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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

Come join the Art Reading Group for books and discussion. Our group started as part of the Activate NY exhibition in December of 2013. Members nominate books and the group chooses new books with a vote. This book focuses on visual arts, but future books will reflect the ongoing interests of participants.

W.   Oct 1st, 7pm
All levels

As urban unrest accelerated in accordance with domestic public policy or lack thereof, American artists began developing a movement in the 1960s and 70s now know as land Art. This class will take in depth looks at artists who used land Art and its administrative requirements to assert or critique identity.

T.   Sep 30th - Dec 2nd, 7:30pm
All levels

In this course we will attempt to think with our shoes. We will read works of philosophy and phenomenology, old texts on shoemaking, and new texts on ergonomics. We’ll look at a lot of shoes (from dress shoes to flip flops, high- heels to flats, ski-boots to huaraches, “five finger” shoes, running shoes, pointy shoes, and ruby slippers.)

W.   Oct 1st - Dec 3rd, 7:30pm
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

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

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

Through a series of close readings of individual works of art, The Shape of Things provides an understanding of newly constituted material practices, methodological devices, and the expanding field of media that characterized the cultural production of Western art in and after the second half of the 20th century.How did Henri Matisse’s cut-outs,

Th.   Oct 9th - Oct 30th, 8pm
All levels

This cross-disciplinary course explores modern painting, sculpture, collage, architecture, photography, and design through five critical lenses that attempt to frame some of the meanings of modernism: media/markets, science/technology, spirituality/ideology, avant-garde/publics, and revolution/fragmentation.What is modernism? Modernity is a vital m

T.   Oct 21st - Dec 2nd, 6pm
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

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.

T.W.Th.   Sep 30th - Dec 4th, 7:30pm
All levels

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

This class will consider a new theme each week, considering how different artists have approached it over the years. Over the last 100 years, modern and contemporary artists have connected and reconnected with a number of salient themes. Themes addressing questions of beauty, originality, value, and the experiential and conceptual nature of art hav

W.   Oct 1st - Nov 5th, 10:30am
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

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

Learn to use technology as a powerful tool for your art career. Students will learn how to effectively research opportunities, build an online portfolio, website or blog, and submit work online. Using social networking, students will learn how to promote themselves and design their own branding to attract traffic to their website. Personal laptops

W.   Nov 5th - Jan 14th, 4:15pm
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
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