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Virtual Art History: The French Renaissance

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chelsea Blance - Virtual Learning via Zoom

The course will be on the evolution of the French Renaissance, focusing on the redesign of Fontainebleau by Francois I. We will learn how the School of Fointainebleau was inspired by Italian artists brought on by Francois I and how the style bean to permeate all aspects of French arts, outside of solely interior design. Artists who we will be discussed...

Thursday Oct 7th, 6pm - 7:15pm Eastern Time

Exploring Surrealism

at ArtsClub - East Village 311 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

Learn how to analyze and talk about Surrealist art, in ArtsClub’s interactive autumn series, Exploring Surrealism!  In each class, we’ll explore a different facet of the story of Surrealism, from its origins in the whimsical Dada movement to the influence of Sigmund Freud, and the artwork created by women and nonbinary artists. Hone your...

Sunday Oct 10th, 10am - 11:30am Eastern Time

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Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 10 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori with indigo dye in this beginner class.  We start, learning how to begin your own indigo vat, using pre reduced indigo, and the history of indigo. 3-5 folding, tieing and binding resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around...

Saturday Oct 23rd, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

Japanese Flower Arrangement : Ohara Ikebana by HANADOJO

at RESOBOX - East Village 91 East 3rd St, New York, New York 10003

IKEBANA, one of the most traditional artforms of Japan, represents “Appreciation of Nature” which is a unique and very sophisticated way to learn how to arrange flowers. In this class, we provide an opportunity for people of all levels to learn Ohara style Ikebana which is one of the most established Ikebana institutions in the world. Here, you...

Thursday Sep 30th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

Painting and Composition (Intermediate/Advanced)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Develop strategies, preparatory drawings and theory with artist James Sheehan. Learn from technique-based demonstrations and lectures that touch upon art history and developing concepts to help you prepare for larger paintings in the studio. Students will develop their practice through group and individual exercises. Class focuses on the importance...

Tuesday Oct 19th, 10am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$215

4 sessions

Block Printing Fabric Yardage

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 10 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

We start with a a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials, but then get right into carving!  Our goal will be to repeat pattern print one yard of fabric! Students should come with a 4" square image or two that you would like to work with.  Simple designs work best, and then you can add detail as you carve away. ...

Saturday Oct 30th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

Essential Black & White Darkroom

at BKC - Gowanus Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St Ste 212, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Who should take this class Are you a digital photographer looking to expand your knowledge of photographic technique and history?  Maybe you took a darkroom class in school and want to get back to your roots?  Is there something about photos shot on film that you love but can't explain why?  If the answer to any of these questions is...

Thursday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$897

8 sessions

Collage Styles & Techniques

at ArtsClub - East Village 311 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

Learn how artists throughout history have used collage to reflect trends in thought and style during their time. Then practice their techniques and develop the tools you need to express yourself through collage. Week 1: Surrealist Collage September 26 Learn how Surrealist artists created dream-like works by using collage — then create your own...

Sunday Sep 26th, 12pm - 2pm Eastern Time

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Craft a Custom Leather Tote Bag

at Craftsman Ave - Gowanus 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Make a custom leather tote bag from scratch! Leather goods have been used by humans as far back as 5,000 BCE when Egyptians crafted sandals, clothes, gloves, buckets, bottles, and burial shrouds. In this dynamic workshop, you’ll use a variety of tools and materials and join the long history of leather craftspeople by creating your very own leather...

Sunday Oct 3rd, 8am - 12pm Eastern Time

Bundle Dyeing with Floral Fauna Food and Rust

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 10 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

New workshop! This one is a combination of bundle and rust dyeing, meeting a full 3 hours with take home projects to keep you going. We talk about mordants and modifiers and how they relate to this particular dye method. 3 different pots will be prepared so that students can experiment the many ways you can use heat, steam, and minerals to bring different...

Sunday Oct 17th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

Gold Recycling Private

at Fitzgerald Jewelry - Williamsburg 243 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history.  But hey... some of us have made some regrettable purchases in the past or have been passed down some really unattractive pieces In this private workshop you will learn how to melt your gold and turn them into something special and one of a kind.  If you have a specific...

Thursday Sep 30th, 11am - 5pm Eastern Time

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Introduction to Interior Design

at New York School of Interior Design - Online Online Course, Online, New York 00000

Interior design projects may involve totally new construction or the renovation, modernization, or refurbishment of an existing facility, space, or room. This course is intended for people who are considering a career in interior design. It provides a broad introduction to the profession and an overview of the education and requisite skills. The emphasis...

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$690

6 sessions

Art History Series: 90,000 Years of Art

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

Not just another rundown of names, dates, and "isms." Rather, the big picture of how world art has developed over the past 90,000 years.  Section 2 of the informative Art History Series that will take you into parts of the art world you may not have experienced while exploring local museums on your own. Gene has designed bite-sized lessons that...

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$35

The Six-Hour Art Major

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

Gene is absolutely certain that anyone can understand art. Regardless of your background, occupation, or creative skill set, this informative, lively, and entertaining presentation can teach anyone how to experience art from an artist's viewpoint.  Whether you’re looking for new ways to understand visual art or you want to wind down after work,...

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$95

2 sessions

5 Dollar Fridays: Color Theory

at BKC - DUMBO 33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

This seminar will delve into the basics of color theory as it pertains to photography. Naturally, we'll be discussing hue, saturation, the color wheel, and the pairing of complimentary colors, among other things. But we'll also show you examples of how classic and contemporary artists creatively used color to define space, establish a mood, and build...

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$5
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