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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

+350 pts
Th.   Jul 31st, 7pm
All levels

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

+300 pts
Th.   Jul 24th, 7pm
All levels

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

+1650 pts
F.   Aug 8th, 9:30am
All levels

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

+100 pts
M.   Aug 11th, 8:30pm
All levels

Republicanism is the radical belief that citizens can rule themselves, for the common good, without kings or lords. But how well has this ideal fared in practice? From the communal civic republicanism of the ancient Mediterranean to the revolutionary democratic republicanism of the modern world, this class will tackle some key questions of republi

+100 pts
T.   Aug 19th, 6:30pm
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.Material

+1500 pts
Th.   Aug 7th - Aug 21st, 6:30pm

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

+50 pts
F.   Jul 25th, 5:30pm
All levels
Friday July 25 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $5
Friday July 25 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $5
Friday September 26 5:30pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $5
Other Dates (3)

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

+4000 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Jul 28th - Aug 1st, 9am
All levels

We are often introduced to Greek mythology as children. Which is logical, as stories about gods, goddesses, heroes and sphinges (the plural of ‘sphinx’) have enchanted children for hundreds of years. However, you might have missed some of the more gruesome parts of these stories, such as when Heracles murdered his own children or what happ

+110 pts
W.   Aug 13th, 6:30pm
All levels

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

+6700 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Jul 28th - Aug 1st, 10am
All levels

This lecture and discussion will focus on Philip Larkin, one of England's most beloved and accessible poets of the 20th century. In particular, we'll look at the way Larkin's poetry encapsulates the emotional challenges modernity poses to the individual.On the one hand, these changes offered a remarkable degree of personal freedom, with secularizat

+100 pts
Th.   Aug 21st, 8:30pm
All levels

The beginning of the modern spiritualist movement dates to 1848 at the farmhouse in upstate New York of John Fox, his wife and two young daughters. The purported supernatural occurrences at the house and the ensuing fame of the ‘Fox Sisters’ ushered in a movement to last over 75 years. It was during this era that ‘spirit photography’ thrive

+4950 pts
Sa.Su.   Oct 18th - Oct 19th, 10am
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 basi

+750 pts
M.   Sep 15th, 6:30pm
All levels
Monday September 15 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $75
Monday November 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $75
Other Dates (2)

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

+2500 pts
Th.   Oct 23rd - Nov 20th, 6:30pm
All levels
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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:Learn new weekly techniques with hands-on demonstration

+2490 pts
Th.   Jul 24th - Aug 21st, 10:30am
All levels
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