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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 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 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
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 appreci
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 h
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.
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?
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
This workshop is about painting and drawing draperies – one of the most important topics in visual arts. It has been a great challenge for artists for thousands of years; from ancient Pompey to recent times. Strong knowledge of theories and skills in depictions of the drapery will always benefit the artist and increase the power of their work. Pa
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, choreog
Throughout the history of art, artists have manipulated colors and values in many different personal and interesting ways. Understanding how to mix colors and values—and more importantly, composing them and understanding their relationships—is an essential part of an artist’s education.
This intensive workshop will focus on composition of v
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, Ela
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 sh
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 co
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, cha
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
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.Thi
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.
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
In Letters to Afar, a new exhibition opening at the City Museum on October 22, personal home videos once taken for family and friends are re-presented to us as windows to the past. What can art reveal about history? How does Letters, or any artistic work, mediate the past? How does scholarship? Artists Péter Forgács (filmmaker, Letters to Af
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