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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
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.
This workshop will focus on color—how it works and why it works—through practice rather than theory. Experience is the only route to a working vocabulary of color ideas. This one week workshop will begin with the classic study of the interaction of color using Josef Albers’ techniques, primarily with cut paper and collage. The students will t
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
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
A beautiful, bilingual Studio Art experience that engages students at their current level (from beginner to accomplished artist) and brings them forward to a new level of practice through critical theory of art, drawing, painting, and more, in the studios. The studios are stress-free and fun, while maintaining a level of professionalism. Each stude
This 90-min seminar will delve a little into color theory. Naturally, we'll be discussing hue, saturation, the color wheel, and the pairing of complimentary colors, among other things. We'll also show you examples of how classic and contemporary artists creatively used color to define space, establish a mood, and build a narrative in their image
Students will learn storytelling with photos, and this is what this workshop is about. Telling a story with pictures is just like writing with words. Something is seen, or thought of, or imagined. Appropriate images are made and put together, one after another, to coherently tell the story-be it abstract, conceptual, documentary, or journalist
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
In this session we will focus on various methods and materials that will help us to build a visual vocabulary. We will investigate source materials, the beginnings of project ideas and the first steps toward a finished piece. We can work with varying techniques such as drawing, painting, and collage. In this five-session class you will work in both
This one time workshop allows students to bring their own applications and questions for review with a professional artist. Whether it is for a graduate program, an artist residency or a group exhibition, artists at all levels come across applications for opportunities that can forward and enhance their careers.In this workshop we will go over basi
Knitting fanatic? You’ll love visiting New York’s unique knitting, bead and trimming shops and galleries with Susan.As we hop the subways and stroll through the Manhattan streets, learn about the history and culture of the neighborhoods.
Shop ’til you drop for lush yarns, discover funky beads and trimmings, find refuge in a Zen-inspired studi
Students will learn the history and architecture behind the centerpiece of the 1964/65 New York World's Fair -- the Unisphere. The tradition of erecting a centerpiece for a Universal Exposition (a.k.a. World’s Fair) dates back to 1889. A group of New York City businessmen, recruited a much-older (and less-popular) Robert Moses to create, once aga
Anarchism is the most radically revolutionary school of political thought, rejecting the state and its hierarchy of domination in pursuit of radical human freedom. From its roots in ancient thought to the struggle against industrial capitalism, this class will explore the profound political, social, and cultural implications of the anarchist faith
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