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Learn new ways to create unique handmade papers and supports for collages and mixed media projects. Create textured and three-dimensional papers and learn classic techniques using paper molds.

$400
M.T.W.   Apr 13th - Apr 15th, 9:30am
All levels
(44)

Build your own tabletop accordion-style paper peepshow, inspired by examples created in the Victorian era.

$100
Su.   Mar 29th, 11am
All levels
(44)

For advanced students who want to develop individual projects while learning new skills.

$265
W.   Feb 25th - Apr 1st, 7pm
Advanced
(44)

Expand your collage-making skills while learning a variety of techniques used by collage artists throughout history.

$135
Th.   Apr 16th, 12pm
All levels
(44)

Explore paper clay as a sculptural medium. Demonstrations include clay preparation, building techniques, surface and color, firing and non-firing options—all to achieve qualities of translucency, weightlessness and building ease. Develop your own ideas and directions—the workshop is a balance between demo watching and studio construction time....

$175
M.   Apr 13th, 9:30am
All levels
(44)

This workshop offers an introduction to the papermaking process, including how to pull sheets of paper, as well as various papermaking and artistic techniques. Each session includes a lecture, demonstration, viewing of works from our archive and hands-on experimentation.Note: All materials are provided.

$90
T.   Jan 6th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(2)
Tuesday January 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday February 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday March 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday April 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
Tuesday May 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $90
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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:Express yourself through endless artistic techniques in painting, mixed-media, and a wide variety of art supplies.Learn new weekly techniques with hands-on demonstrationsReceive...

$110
Th.   Jan 8th - Jan 15th, 11am
All levels
(96)
Thursday January 8 11am - 1pm 2 Sessions $110
Thursday January 22 11am - 1pm 8 Sessions $374
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Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts! Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books.Using paper as a fiber, each book model will explore the opportunities for fiber and book arts to connect through...

$300
Sa.Su.   Jan 17th - Jan 18th, 11am
All levels
(36)

Create spirited collages while learning about composition, and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore color theory and the use basic adhesives for different materials. Learn how to make image transfers using photocopies and/or magazine images with packing tape and acrylic paint. Note: Supplies...

$90
Su.   Feb 8th, 11am
All levels
(34)
Sunday February 8 11am - 4pm 1 Session $90
Sunday March 15 2pm - 7pm 1 Session $90
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Collage Party is a weekly event for artists and not-yet-artists, young and old, to gather around a large table and create collages on a theme selected at the beginning of each session. Students will pull from a large pile of mixed paper in the center of the table, as well as the energy of the other students surrounding them. Students will finish their...

$90
Su.   Feb 8th - Feb 22nd, 5:30pm
All levels
(34)
Sunday February 8 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $90
Sunday March 1 5:30pm - 7:30pm 3 Sessions $90
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Students will learn how to properly color their pulps as well as create appropriate pulp paint consistencies for a variety of purposes. They will make stencils to use during the class and are advised to bring a simple image to trace.Prerequisite: Introduction to Contemporary PapermakingNote: This class has a $15 materials fee

$115
T.   Jan 13th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(2)
Tuesday January 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
Tuesday March 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
Tuesday May 12 6:30pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $115
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Does making abstract art seem intimidating or baffling to you? Want to take your work beyond representation but not sure how to begin? Then this workshop is for you! Participants will explore and experience the process of abstracting from the observed world, learning how to find and capture the inner spirit of what they are looking at.  Students...

$275
Sa.Su.   Feb 7th - Feb 8th, 10am
Beginner
(13)

With an emphasis on recycling paper ephemera and natural materials, this class will explore a combination of traditional and unusual materials to make collages. Learn a variety of collage techniques, compositions, and concepts, and how to repurpose and recycle images and objects into artworks. Students are welcome to bring some of their own collage...

$61
Su.   Mar 8th, 12pm
All levels
(14)

Try your hand at creating works of art in the galleries. Focus on a different art form each session with family-friendly activities led by an artist. Drop in; art supplies provided.New! Start or continue your art-making experience with a family tour in nearby galleries. Tours leave at 2:00 p.m. from the Sunday Studio welcome cart. Space is limited;...

Free
Su.   Jan 4th, 1pm
All levels
(1)
Sunday January 4 1pm - 4pm 1 Session Free
Sunday January 18 1pm - 4pm 1 Session Free
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This course introduces two different sculptural papermaking techniques: casting with molds, which result in a solid sculpture composed of thick cotton pulp; and laminate casting, which results in a hollow sculpture made of thin paper. Students must prepare and bring the following materials:Casting requires a hydrocal plaster box-mold, the dimensions...

$135
T.   Feb 10th, 6:30pm
All levels
(2)

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the City Museum by making a paper Mkeka placemat, the second symbol of this joyous holiday. Use customary colors and photographs from our collection to weave your creation representing the holiday season in New York. While you personalize your placemat, enjoy a tasty coconut dessert.

Free
F.   Dec 26th, 11am
All levels

Nothing is lovelier than the winter holiday scenery of New York City buildings glistening with snow, holiday decorations and window dressings along Fifth Avenue. Capture this holiday spirit by making your very own city snow globe. Use the large-scale panoramic photographs of all five boroughs on view in the exhibition Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New...

Free
Sa.   Dec 27th, 11am
All levels

Cold air, mittens, and snowflakes are all reminders that winter is here. Bundle up and join us for festive collage making the hot chocolate is on us. After you put the finishing touches on your project, take in the diverse exhibitions on view.

Free
M.   Dec 29th, 11am
All levels
Monday December 29 11am - 2pm 1 Session Free
Tuesday December 30 11am - 2pm 1 Session Free
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Students will be able to learn two techniques: embedding which is a method of incorporating a variety of materials into your sheets of paper; while blowouts use an object’s shape to create pieces of paper that take on this object’s silhouette. Embedding materials should be fairly flat, flexible and able to withstand moisture. Common examples are...

$100
T.   Apr 14th, 6:30pm
All levels
(2)

This course is a three-hour figure model-drawing course, employing classical techniques and drawing principles using simple materials (Charcoal, pencil, paper). Material covered in lectures includes an introduction to perspective and simple geometries, proportion and scale, skiagraphy, sight measuring, skeletal and muscular anatomical landmarks. Students...

$540
Th.   Feb 5th - Apr 30th, 10am
All levels
(6)
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