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How does light work in pigments to make color tactile or possibly convey taste? This class will introduce the various personalities of pigments and explain how they stack and suspend in binders. This workshop will serve as an introduction to the layering system of paint and how one can mimic surface and control light. You will grind and mull pigment...

$70
Su.   Apr 26th, 12pm
All levels
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Ever wonder where Dan Brown got the idea for Mary Magdalene’s womb being the Holy Grail (belated spoiler alert)? It all traces back to conspiracy theories rooted in turn-of-the-century France. It’s a fascinating story complete with corrupt priests, Fascist secret societies, kings with really long hair, and a new world order.Join...

$10
W.   May 20th, 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:$15 paid directly to the instructor, to cover cost of paintpencil and eraser10”...

$150
Th.   Jun 11th, 6:30pm
Intermediate
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Thursday June 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $150
Thursday July 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $150
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Step outside of your musical comfort zone. Discuss the evolution of sound and genre bending by listening to live performance and recorded tracks. Participants will have the opportunity to create improvisational works independently and collaboratively. Each guest artist has a background in classical and jazz performance but includes experimental and...

$125
W.   Apr 22nd, 7pm
All levels
(15)

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.

$10
Su.   May 3rd, 1pm
All levels
(15)
Sunday May 3 1pm - 4pm 1 Session $10
Sunday June 7 1pm - 4pm 1 Session $10
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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.

Free
W.   May 13th, 7pm
All levels
(15)

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.   May 14th, 7pm
All levels
(15)

Art historian and Professor Edward J. Sullivan examines notable artists across the Americas, revealing Kahlo's influence on their highly personal explorations of art, national heritage, and identity.

$25
W.   Jun 3rd, 6:30pm
All levels
(37)

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Modernist sensibilities inform every aspect of our daily lives. Encompassing the way we encounter our world visually, aurally, and viscerally, and extending to our consideration of time and space, modernism shapes both who we are and how we understand ourselves. In this course we explore how modernism has been a defining force in new approaches to...

$325
W.   Apr 22nd, 6pm
All levels
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The Metropolitan Museum recently unveiled a novel installation, “Reimagining Modernism,” which highlights the interplay between Europe and America in the early twentieth century. Most histories of modern art focus largely on European trailblazers, and New York’s musuems have been all too happy to reinforce that notion. This exhibition constitutes...

$55
F.   Apr 24th, 6:30pm
All levels
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Friday April 24 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $55
Friday April 24 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $40
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In this course, we consider the function of symbols in the psyche, studying different symbol systems and their application in understanding art and dreams, with particular attention to C.G. Jung's work with alchemy. The relevance of symbols in the art therapy process is discussed in detail.  NOTE: Certificate students cannot register online. They...

$680
T.   Jun 2nd, 12pm
All levels

In this class you will learn both single and double Viking Knit.Viking knit is an ancient form of circular wire weaving also known as the Trichinopoly chain. In addition to learning this wire work technique, you will also be incorporating the element to bracelets and necklaces. Experiment with your chain looking lacey or dense. Feel connected to a...

$120
Sa.   May 2nd, 11am
Beginner
(42)
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Expect everything to be covered from home locks to handcuffs…padlocks to a lockbox. In this class, we will start with a bit of history of Locking mechanisms, then evolution of design, followed by hands-on tutorial and plenty of interactive practice.Each person gets equipment to practice on in class. And everyone will open a bunch of locks…Guaranteed.Additional...

$65
Sa.   May 2nd, 12pm
All levels
(43)

Create an image inspired by the Garden and learn the process of block printing. Draw on linoleum and soft rubber plates, carve designs, and use inks to make several prints. Connect with plants not only on-site but through art history. All materials are provided.Note: November 16 Session takes place at Brooklyn Art Space.

$66
Sa.   Jul 18th, 12pm
All levels
(31)

Moderated by guest curator, Adriana Zavala, this symposium explores the art, symbolism, and influence of Kahlo and Rivera within the context of Mexican history, culture, costume, and national identity, and reveals the importance of Kahlo's Casa Azul as her creative refuge and inspiration.

$25
F.   May 15th, 10:30am
All levels
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Students will learn how to create pendants, brooches and earrings in a beautiful and ancient technique called Filigree. Filigree – from the Latin “filum” meaning thread and “granum” meaning seed. Filigree is the art of curling, twisting and plaiting fine threads of precious metals into intricate designs joined by soldering into a delicate...

$225
Sa.Su.   Jun 6th, 11am
All levels
(42)

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and keep perfume notes. Formulate three unique signature scents using wax, carrier oils, and...

$89
Sa.   May 30th, 10am
All levels
(37)

Learn how to print in fabric using hand carved linoleum blocks. Working with a variety of inks, students will explore design fundamentals including creating motifs, color theory, and the history of global textiles.

$100
Sa.   May 2nd, 2pm
Beginner
(12)
Saturday May 2 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
Saturday May 9 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
Saturday May 16 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
Saturday May 23 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
Saturday May 30 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
Saturday June 6 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
Saturday June 13 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
Saturday June 20 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
Saturday June 27 2pm - 5pm 1 Session $100
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Learn the fundamentals of how to paint in the style of famous artist Henric Toulouse Latrec.You will recreate his famous piece Chat Noir using mediums of acrylics (all materials are provided) and will be given a brief background history of this well known artist.

$30
Sa.   Apr 25th, 7pm
All levels
Saturday April 25 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $30
Saturday May 2 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $30
Saturday May 9 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $30
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You will learn to print, troubleshoot, and experiment like a pro in 6 sessions. Screen printing 101 is a comprehensive, six week introductory course into the world of print. From learning the history of the medium, to prepping your artwork and screens, to gaining guided practice through mixing inks and printing on a range of surfaces.Course Syllabus:Week...

$325
T.   May 26th, 7pm
Beginner
(18)
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