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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

$165
Su.   Oct 26th - Nov 9th, 1pm
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Sunday October 26 1pm - 3pm 3 Sessions $165
Sunday November 16 1pm - 3pm 10 Sessions $349
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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
Sa.   Oct 25th - Nov 15th, 10am
Beginner
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Saturday October 25 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $229
Thursday February 12 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $229
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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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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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These classes are structured around drawing and painting exercises to strengthen fundamentals. For beginners, it is a good introduction to basic skills, for more experienced students it is a chance to fortify their foundation and address weaknesses. There are individual critiques throughout. Note: Please bring drawing materials (pencil, paper) &am

$35
Th.   Oct 23rd, 9am
All levels
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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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Broaden your understanding of the artistic, technical, and historical aspects of art through an intensive study of drawing. Work from the basic gestures, forms, and structures of the live model, supplementing your studio time with museum visits and art historical lectures. This is a progressive yearlong course, though students can join each new Ses

$1,069
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 3rd - Jan 16th, 9am
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?

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Sa.   Oct 25th, 6pm
Beginner
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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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This class is an introduction to drawing for beginners who want to learn the basics and artists who want some feedback. We will explore line, what is considered the essence of Drawing, drawing both objects and figures. Form, value and texture will be approached later on to give the student a well-balanced introduction to the art of drawing.

$200
W.   Oct 22nd - Dec 3rd, 6:30pm
Beginner
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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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This class is an introduction to figure drawing for beginners who have never drawn before or those wanting more practice working from a live model. Proportion, spatial concepts, light qualities and techniques in materials such as pencil, watercolor and ink will be covered. Note: Many supplies provided, bring a spiral drawing pad that is 11 x 1

$185
Sa.   Oct 25th - Nov 22nd, 11:30am
All levels
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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 class will investigate the use of neon and electric light in Art. In the torches we will develop techniques for soft glass tubing manipulation. Basic electrical theory will be discussed including the mechanics of neon, incandescent, fluorescent, and LED lights. Students should expect to come away from the class with an introduction into neon t

$695
M.T.W.Th.F.   Dec 1st - Dec 5th, 6pm
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This class is for those students and artists who have taken a Beginners class and are looking for a structured setting to pursue their own projects, receive feedback, or draw from life. Shared class materials are on hand or you can bring in materials of your choice.

$200
Th.   Oct 23rd - Dec 4th, 6:30pm
Intermediate
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Approach figurative painting in a broad, abstract way, placing special emphasis on color, structure, value, and composition. Working in oil or pastel from a live model, you?ll be encouraged to deal with the entire canvas, developing each painting as a whole. Learn to think in terms of color, form, and relationship, relying less on drawing, particul

$1,069
M.T.W.Th.F.   Nov 3rd - Jan 16th, 1pm
All levels
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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
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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Students will learn computer skills specific to the fashion industry and not taught in a regular computer class and improve their Illustrator skills and/or better understand the program. Class will cover all of the following topics:illustrator basics (tools, palettes, workspace)using basic shapesusing the pen tool to draw detailed and precise flat

$275
Sa.   Oct 25th, 9:30am
Beginner
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Saturday October 25 9:30am - 5:30pm 1 Session $275
Saturday October 25 9:30am - 5:30pm 1 Session $299
Friday November 14 9:30am - 5:30pm 1 Session $299
Friday November 14 9:30am - 5:30pm 1 Session $275
Saturday December 13 9:30am - 5:30pm 1 Session $299
Saturday December 13 9:30am - 5:30pm 1 Session $275
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This workshop will introduce students to the classic transparent watercolor technique first perfected by the Early English Watercolorists; Turner, Girtin, Cotman and their contemporaries.  Applied over an initial pencil drawing, wet-in-wet, wet on dry, scumbling (or drybrush) and point of brush techniques will be demonstrated as well as basic

$275
Sa.Su.   Nov 29th - Nov 30th, 10am
Beginner
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