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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
Learn to identify birds living in the area or passing through on their spring migrations. Classes meet at the locations listed below. Car-pooling is available; when registering, please indicate if you will need a ride and provide a phone number where you can be reached on Friday evenings.Notes: Bring binoculars & a bird guide. You'll be notifie
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
Students will develop the ability to view and critique art, and in the process, students will learn how to create a portfolio from the point of view of a dealer, including materials, cover letters, and content statements. Visits to museums, galleries and field trips will immerse students in the city’s abundance of cultural possibilities. Lecture
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.
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.)
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.
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
This course is for designers, artists, and anyone else who enjoys working with color. Develop color perception and achieve dynamic combinations by understanding the principals of color. Create a workbook of color-mixing for future reference using gouache, an opaque water medium. Examine how colors relate to one another, how to achieve color harmony
Students will be introduced to basic hand building techniques by creating functional pieces. In addition, he/she will learn the art of Glass Fusion creating functional pieces and jewelry, he/she will paint with Acrylics on Canvas, and learn how to Mosaic. Each student will receive individualized instructions.
Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Drop in; art supplies provided.
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
Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Drop in; art supplies provided.New! Start or continue your art-making experience with a family tour in nearby galleries. Tours leave at 2:00 p.m. from the Sunday Studio welcome cart. Space is lim
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?
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
Always wanted to learn to draw and paint? This is for you. Any level you’re at, we will teach you the basics of art. If you have already studied art and want to work on a specific area, we will help you with your own on-going interest/projects. We will teach you the basics of drawing (line, shape, form, color, value, proportion, perspective, lig
Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts! Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books.Using paper as a fiber, each book model will explore the opportunities for fiber and book arts to connect t
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. Please note: personal laptops are required.
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