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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 history...

Th.   Nov 20th, 7pm
All levels

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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.   Nov 12th, 7pm
All levels

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 overview...

M.   Nov 10th - Dec 1st, 6:30pm

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 series...

Th.   Nov 13th, 7pm
All levels

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, choreographers...

W.   Nov 19th, 7pm
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 appreciation,...

Th.   Dec 4th - Dec 11th, 6pm
All levels

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 - Jan 15th, 2pm
All levels
Thursday November 6 2pm - 4pm 1 Session $250
Thursday November 13 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday November 20 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 January 8 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
Thursday January 15 10:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $250
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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

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 how...

W.   Nov 5th, 6:30pm
All levels

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...

T.   Nov 4th - Nov 25th, 10:30am
All levels

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.Materials...

Th.   Jan 8th - Jan 22nd, 6:30pm
Thursday January 8 6:30pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $150
Thursday February 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $150
Thursday March 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $150
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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 artist-gallerist...

T.Th.F.   Dec 16th - Dec 19th, 6pm
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, Elaine...

Th.   Nov 6th - Dec 4th, 6pm
All levels

​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 formats,...

Th.   Nov 6th, 6pm
All levels
Thursday November 6 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Thursday November 13 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
Thursday November 20 6pm - 8pm 1 Session $55
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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 shift...

T.   Nov 4th - Dec 2nd, 8pm
All levels

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 basic...

M.   Nov 10th, 6:30pm
All levels

Join this class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a series of drawing lessons based on the collections. Tuition includes museum admission.

F.   Nov 14th - Dec 12th, 1pm
All levels

Learn the fundamentals of cartooning and comic book art illustrations the way the professionals do it. Emphasis on anatomy setup, character profile, and design. Pencil, inks, and color techniques are applied. Students can pick any comic genre they wish.

T.   Nov 18th - Dec 16th, 4pm
All levels

Develop a strong, constructive, and creative collection of your original works of art through observation of still life and portraits. Every format of color and sketching is applied. This is ideal for students preparing for college entry.

Th.   Nov 20th - Dec 18th, 7pm
All levels

View the Museum’s installation of paintings that document New York’s transformation into a modern metropolis from the 1830s to the eve of World War I. Led by Karen Rosner, Visual Arts Coordinator at the Department of Education, discover how to use works of art in the social studies classroom and introduce historical content into the art studio....

Su.   Nov 9th, 9am
All levels
Sunday November 9 9am - 3pm 1 Session $60
Friday March 20 9am - 3pm 1 Session $60
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