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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
In this three-class workshop, students will create class exercises in class that will become homework. Using acrylic paint, students will learn how to create exact matches in hue, intensity, values, complimentary colors, and opposite values and intensities. Prerequisites: 3 hour Color Theory course is strongly recommended before this class.Material
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
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
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
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
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
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
Throughout the history of art, artists have manipulated colors and values in many different personal and interesting ways. Understanding how to mix colors and values—and more importantly, composing them and understanding their relationships—is an essential part of an artist’s education.
This intensive workshop will focus on composition of v
Giving major attention to Matisse’s highly-acclaimed book Jazz (1947) and a few of the other large-scale installations in the show, this course covers objects not previously treated in Part I.This is the second in a two-part course examining the work of Henri Matisse on the occasion of the Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition. Our focus will sh
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