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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...

$35
Th.   Feb 26th, 7pm
All levels
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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...

$35
Th.   Mar 12th, 7pm
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The key to fulfilling your professional goals is to be able to effectively, clearly and beautifully communicate who you are as an artist and what you do, in person, in writing and online. Since our art work is often seen on a screen and not in person, let's make sure we have the best possible tools to give an amazing first impression. In this five...

$250
Th.   Jan 29th, 6:30pm
All levels
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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. Materials to Bring:pencil and eraser10” x 10” square of wrapping paper or fabric with colors...

$150
Th.   Feb 5th, 6:30pm
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Thursday February 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $150
Thursday March 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $150
Thursday April 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $150
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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,...

$85
Th.   Apr 16th, 6pm
All levels
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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 color...

$295
T.F.   Apr 21st, 6pm
All levels
(66)

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 history...

$275
Th.   Mar 26th, 10:30am
All levels
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This year marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco’s death. To commemorate the occasion, the MET is showcasing all of it’s canvases by this mysterious figure , along with its already rich collection of works by Diego Velazquez, Francisco de Goya, and Pablo Picasso. Over the course of two hours, we will trace key characteristics of Spanish...

$55
F.   Jan 30th, 6:30pm
All levels
(4)

This class provides an introduction to the artists, movements, and ideas that contributed to the development of modernism. Sessions will focus on how the emergence of new ways of seeing and thinking about the world led to a radical reconstruction of that world in artists' studios and exhibitions throughout Europe and how this shift continues to inform...

$150
M.   Feb 2nd, 6pm
All levels
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Monday February 2 6pm - 7pm 4 Sessions $150
Monday February 2 6pm - 8:30pm 4 Sessions $325
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This course explores how contemporary designer-activists are advancing change in communities threatened by socioeconomic inequality. The ghettos, informal cities, favelas, illegal dwellings, and gated communities proliferating in cities worldwide are the spatial manifestations of uneven economic growth. How can architecture respond to rising levels...

$425
T.   Feb 3rd, 6:30pm
All levels
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Adobe InDesign is the design industry’s standard layout program. Learn how to layout pages for presentations, magazines, and ads. Topics covered in class include layout grids, styling text, importing photos, colors, adding multiple pages, threading text frames, paragraph and character styles, master pages, how to create files for print or web, and...

$666
Th.   Jan 29th, 6pm
Beginner
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Tap into the vast art making culture of New York City and Brooklyn. Participants will gain access into ten studios of the most exciting and notable artists working in the art world today. Each day will be comprised of two visits followed by dialogue over food and drinks nearby.

$25
Su.   Feb 1st, 1pm
All levels
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Sunday February 1 1pm - 4pm 1 Session $25
Sunday March 1 1pm - 4pm 1 Session $25
Sunday April 12 1pm - 4pm 1 Session $25
Sunday May 3 1pm - 4pm 1 Session $25
Sunday June 7 1pm - 4pm 1 Session $25
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This course takes a close look at four artists who redefined and expanded the boundaries of what art could be. Each week we focus on one artist, with extensive exploration of how that artist’s experimental and conceptual approaches to art and process pushed the parameters of aesthetics in modern and postmodern movements.Note: Students will spend...

$325
W.   Feb 4th, 6pm
All levels
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Have you ever wanted to design a building? How about a neighborhood? Join this course to craft your own proposal for Essex Crossing- the largest undeveloped piece of land in lower Manhattan! This course will begin with collaborative research techniques such as site visits, historical research and neighborhood interviews before moving into architectural...

$180
T.   Feb 3rd, 7pm
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Immaterial labor is not often regarded as work, though it does have monetary value. Many of us are performing this work regularly with every click, link and like affirming our digital subjectivities through the offerings assigned to us on Facebook and Google—platforms that use our personal data to drive their profits.This class will consider how...

$180
W.   Feb 4th, 7pm
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Unpack how artists have engaged with the ebb and flow of daily life as fodder and inspiration for their art practices from the 1960s to now. This will include looking at the “everyday” in both contemporary cultural objects such as Reality TV and social media as well as artists including On Kawara, Moyra Davey, Alison Knowles, Alejandro Cesarco,...

$180
Th.   Feb 5th, 7pm
All levels
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This two-session workshop series beckons those with a curiosity, passion, and even obsession for karaoke, pornography, meditation, taxidermy, and fitness. Participants will explore each theme through historical context, popular culture, and physical investigation. Your sickness is your passion.

$30
Th.   Feb 5th, 7pm
All levels
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Thursday February 5 7pm - 9pm 2 Sessions $30
Thursday March 12 7pm - 9pm 2 Sessions $30
Thursday April 16 7pm - 9pm 2 Sessions $30
Thursday May 14 7pm - 9pm 2 Sessions $30
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The Metropolitan Museum has long been committed to faithfully recreating or installing architecture from far-flung locales inside its walls. These exotic spaces effectively transport visitors to another time and place, and many of them are hidden deep in the recesses of the MET’s vast floor-plan. Over the course of two hours, we will discover...

$55
F.   Feb 13th, 6:30pm
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Friday February 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $55
Friday March 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $55
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This course focuses on how the idea of the “modern” applies to works of art, and in particular to photographs. During the first half of the 20th century, artists debated what it meant to be modern, and we will explore how different stances on this contested issue influenced the art they made. This course pays special attention to the exhibition...

$275
W.   Feb 18th, 11am
All levels
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This course focuses on how the idea of the “modern” applies to works of art, and in particular to photographs. During the first half of the 20th century, artists debated what it meant to be modern, and we will explore how different stances on this contested issue influenced the art they made. This course pays special attention to the exhibition...

$325
W.   Feb 18th, 7:15pm
All levels
(1)
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