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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.   Nov 20th, 7pm
All levels
(22)

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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.   Nov 13th, 7pm
All levels
(22)

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...

$250
Th.   Nov 6th - Jan 15th, 2pm
All levels
(11)
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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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.   Dec 4th - Dec 11th, 6pm
All levels
(22)

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...

$12
W.   Nov 5th, 6:30pm
All levels
(60)

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.

Free
W.   Nov 12th, 7pm
All levels
(5)

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?

$20
Th.   Nov 20th, 7:30pm
All levels
(5)

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...

$150
Th.   Jan 8th - Jan 22nd, 6:30pm
Intermediate
(30)
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 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...

$25
W.   Nov 19th, 7pm
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...

$325
Th.   Nov 6th - Dec 4th, 6pm
All levels
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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...

$325
T.   Nov 4th - Dec 2nd, 8pm
All levels
(1)

The course is held in conjunction with the artist’s first retrospective in an American museum, Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor. Portions of the class will take place both in the exhibition and in the school's collection galleries, as we place Gober’s work in dialogue with Surrealist objects, Pop images and Minimalist abstractions, charting...

$260
W.   Nov 12th - Dec 3rd, 8pm
All levels
(1)

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...

$75
M.   Nov 10th, 6:30pm
All levels
(30)

Anthropomorphic taxidermy–in which taxidermy animals are posed into human attitudes and poses–was an artform made famous by Victorian taxidermist and museologist Walter Potter. In this class, students will learn to create–from start to finish–anthropomorphic bunnies inspired by the charming and imaginative work of Mr. Potter and his ilk.This...

$110
Sa.   Nov 1st, 12pm
All levels

“As a twenty-three-year-old faggot, I get no affirmation from my culture,” wrote Gregg Bordowitz in 1987.  ”I see issues that affect my life–the issues raised by AIDS–being considered in ways that will probably end my life.” When AIDS entered the national consciousness in the US during the early 1980s, public discussion...

$315
T.   Nov 18th - Dec 16th, 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....

$60
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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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...

$299
T.   Nov 4th - Nov 25th, 10:30am
All levels
(13)

Each week students will paint on large-scale artist canvases exploring the visual language of abstract art and its history. Lessons will include: color theory, painting/brush techniques, how do we make a successful abstract work and how can we use our imagination in a dynamic way. Students learn to mix all of their own paint colors. Encourages creativity,...

$235
W.   Nov 26th - Dec 17th, 4pm
All levels

Acquaint yourself with the idea of Modernism through drawing. Modernism is a point of view about art that prioritizes visual structure and personal discovery over making a product. It is a way of seeing both art’s creation and the history that went before it. Raise your level of visual understanding through drawing from the figure and various situations,...

$250
M.   Nov 3rd - Jan 12th, 4pm
All levels
(11)
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Learn to express yourself through artistic techniques in painting & combined art materials (mixed-media). Enjoy creative fulfillment in this relaxing and self-expressive painting and mixed-media art class! Open to all levels, for beginners and seasoned artists alike, in this art class you will:Express yourself through endless artistic techniques...

$349
Th.   Nov 13th - Jan 15th, 11am
All levels
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