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Taste it all in this drawing and painting class for beginners! Artistic expression in the form of painting and drawing expression is exciting, energizing and incredibly freeing! Discover your authentic inner-artist and your creative passion in this popular weekend beginner’s art class as you:Explore your creativity through painting, drawing and t

$349
Su.   Nov 16th - Jan 18th, 1pm
All levels
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This class is for you if you are relatively new to drawing and want direction on how to proceed. This class is for beginners and for people who consider themselves beginners. The Class:We will begin with a short Q & A session where we answer some common questions: Do I begin with one tiny piece or do I try to get the whole image on the paper?

$38
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An entry point into the world of pen, ink, brush and color washes. Examine the work of sepia masters like Da Vinci, the Expressionists and modernists like Raymond Pettibon, and develop a series of drawings (utilizing expressionistic contour, cross hatching, pointillism, color wash and dry brush) that utilizes the full potential of ink. Perfect for

$155
Su.   Nov 16th - Dec 14th, 1:30pm
Beginner
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Can’t draw a straight line? No creative bone in your body? Everyone can draw, including you! In this 90-minute drawing class crash course, jump into the world of self-expression through drawing. In this encouraging and fear-free beginner’s drawing class, you will:Learn basic drawing techniques, including line, composition, gesture, and shadingE

$29
W.   Nov 19th, 5pm
Beginner
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Wednesday November 19 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $29
Tuesday December 9 5pm - 6:30pm 1 Session $29
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This class will cover fundamental aspects of the visual language of drawing including perspective, charcoal tonal drawing, mark making (line, hatching, cross-hatching, etc), still-life, portraiture, figure drawing with the live model and much more. Behind many great works of art, abstraction or realism, lies a strong drawing. Drawing is the bridge

$250
T.   Jan 20th - Feb 17th, 6:30pm
Beginner
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Tuesday January 20 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
Sunday February 8 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
Tuesday March 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $250
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Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of plant parts, including branches, stems, leaves, and flowers, for pleasure or to expand your drawing skills.Recommended Textbooks:Botani

$229
Th.   Feb 12th - Mar 5th, 10am
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This is a beginner pencil drawing course with emphasis on self-portrait, still life, and landscapes, as well as patternmaking for woodcarving designs. Skills developed in this course will give you a life-long pleasure in drawing. Come and join the fun. All carving materials and on-site use of tools and equipment will be provided. Free membership in

$400
Sa.   Nov 1st - Nov 22nd, 10am
Beginner
Saturday November 1 10am - 12pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday November 4 9am - 11am 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday November 4 3pm - 5pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday November 4 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday December 2 9am - 11am 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday December 2 3pm - 5pm 4 Sessions $400
Tuesday December 2 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $400
Saturday December 6 10am - 12pm 4 Sessions $400
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Students will learn the skills and techniques for charcoal drawing. Ever wonder how those beautiful Michelangelo sketches are made? It's not genius or talent, but can be broken down into clear technique and skills. Pick out your favorite Michelangelo (or Leonardo if you prefer the anatomy) sketch and we can reproduce it together in this class.The c

$30
Sa.   Dec 6th, 1pm
Beginner
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Explore the sumptuous, magical medium of oil. Learn the basics of how to work with oil paint, mix colors, set up a palette and paint what you see. Work from the still life and the figure, and paint in a supportive environment. ​Note: One semester of Drawing is highly recommended prior to taking this class.Supply List: Click view list.

$195
T.   Nov 11th - Dec 16th, 7pm
All levels
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Tuesday November 11 7pm - 9pm 6 Sessions $195
Friday November 14 10am - 12:30pm 5 Sessions $240
Saturday November 15 1pm - 3pm 5 Sessions $165
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Students will learn to explore and practice drawing techniques such as composition, shading, depth, line, dimension, and your own unique self-expression. Learn to draw in just two hours! Can’t draw a straight line? Used to love to draw (20 years ago!) and feel a bit rusty? Then this class is for you. Everyone can draw, including you! Tap into you

$45
Sa.   Nov 8th, 3pm
Beginner
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Saturday November 8 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $45
Saturday December 6 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $45
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This level 1 AutoCAD class is perfect for beginners or someone with limited experience using AutoCAD. Students will learn the fundamental commands that are used in the program. Students will learn to create drawings using a variety of shapes utilizing many of the tools and commands. Created by industry experts, students learn by doing actual drawin

$449
M.T.W.   Nov 3rd - Nov 5th, 8:30am
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Monday November 3 8:30am - 4pm 3 Sessions $449
Sunday November 23 10am - 6pm 3 Sessions $449
Wednesday December 17 8:30am - 4pm 3 Sessions $449
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Students will learn basic embroidery stitches and work with the teacher to convert a simple drawing to an embroidery pattern.Leave with a sampler and project in tow and with the tools to get stitchy with your own drawings! Supplies included.

$45
W.   Nov 5th, 6:30pm
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Wednesday November 5 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
Wednesday November 12 6:30pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
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A practical course in perspective for the working artist, this workshop starts with broad easy-to-understand principles.  The workshop covers concepts such as scenic space, architecture, natural space, still life, positioning of figures in space, forced perspective, and more. 

$400
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 17th - Nov 21st, 6pm
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Students will learn basic drawing techniques inspired by still life in a relaxed environment. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided during the first class.

$295
Th.   Oct 30th - Dec 18th, 7pm
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Enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in the AutoCAD software. Even at this fundamental level, the AutoCAD software is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter. Therefore learning to use it can be challenging. To make the process easier and provide flexibility for instructors and students, the trai

$1,245
M.T.W.Th.F.   Oct 27th - Oct 31st, 9am
Beginner
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Monday October 27 9am - 5pm 5 Sessions $1,245
Monday December 8 9am - 5pm 5 Sessions $1,245
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In this 5-day workshop students will learn the effective way to achieve their own personal vision through the introduction of these techniques. This workshop will help the beginners but will also be informative for an advanced student who never explored other ways of approaching oil painting.Your choice of technique directly influences the choice o

$425
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 10th - Nov 14th, 9am
Beginner
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Learn the basics of cartooning. Develop your personal style while exploring a variety of forms from single gags to longer comic strips to storyboarding your graphic novel. No drawing experience necessary. Bring the following supplies for the first class. Additional supplies will be discussed in class.SketchbookPlastic white eraser (Staedtler)Pencil

$185
M.   Nov 10th - Dec 15th, 7pm
Beginner
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In this course we will learn how to create a needle felted designs using 100% wool. Did you know you don’t have to knit or crochet with wool to make beautiful items? Did you know it only takes a special needle to create two or three dimensional works of art? Needle felting can create unbelievable three dimensional figures and beautiful flat desig

$75
Su.   Nov 16th - Nov 23rd, 11am
Beginner
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Sunday November 16 11am - 2pm 2 Sessions $75
Monday February 23 5pm - 8pm 2 Sessions $75
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This workshop will first teach basic techniques of sumi-e ink painting by focusing on how to utilize and expand concepts of lines, brush strokes and ink wash with new materials. Students will then apply these tools to create realistic and abstract painting based on still life and the Four Gentlemen drawing (orchid, bamboo, plum and chrysanthemum).

$280
M.T.W.   Oct 27th - Oct 29th, 6pm
Beginner
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Introduction to the basic techniques of drawing and watercolor. Our subjects will be still-life, art reproductions and photos. Summer class (session 4) will meet in Central Park weather permitting. Supplies will be provided for the first class. Enjoy developing your rendering skills in a supportive environment

$295
Sa.   Nov 1st - Dec 20th, 10:30am
Beginner
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