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Experience the rich and fascinating world of art history with art history classes in NYC. Explore different artistic periods, learn about influential artists, and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for art in all its forms.

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East Village Studio Night | Surrealist Games

ArtsClub @ 311 E 3rd St, New York, NY

Unlock the secrets of French Surrealism and tap into your unconscious mind in this immersive art experience. Join us as we delve into the world of Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and Max Ernst, and learn the techniques they used to create dream-like masterpieces. Immerse yourself in the Surrealist movement and unleash your imagination on canvas.

(27) All levels 16 and older
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Furniture Design: Then and Now

Daniella on Design @ Live via Zoom

Explore the evolution of furniture design. This course delves into the history and modern developments of furniture, revealing its connection to political, social, and artistic values. Gain a critical eye for design and understand the narratives and identities expressed through exceptional pieces.

All levels 18 and older
$800

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Alchemical: The Rise of the Fine Art Photography Market

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

Alchemical: The Rise of the Fine Art Photography Market and What We're Seeing Today In this beautifully illustrated presentation, certified photography appraiser and photo historian Jennifer Stoots, AAA, will provide a succinct review of the evolution of the fine art photography market in the United States. Stoots will start the webinar off with a brief overview of the evolution of the art market in Europe, plus the motivations of invention and...

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Let's Talk Art: Big Ideas

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

An introductory art history course that breaks down some of the big ideas behind major artworks. We’ll blaze our own trail through art history from caves to contemporary art while reexamining its narratives, dispelling myths and gaining insight from the newest scholarship. Learn the language to talk about art in its formal terms. Develop the skills to analyze paintings, sculpture and architecture from important cultural centers. Gain the confidence...

(1084) Beginner 18 and older
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$225

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AutoCAD Level 1

New York School of Interior Design @ 170 E 70th St, New York, NY

Unlock your creativity with AutoCAD and master the art of 2D drafting at the renowned New York School of Interior Design. Enhance your skills in drawing commands, layering, dimensioning, and text, as you learn to efficiently prepare digital drawings. Don't miss this opportunity to take your interior design career to the next level.

(176) Beginner 18 and older
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$725

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Quick Sketching Techniques for Interiors

New York School of Interior Design @ 170 E 70th St, New York, NY

Even in the age of digital drawing, quick hand sketches remain the most effective way of communicating with clients and colleagues on the spur of the moment. Learn how to “sketch at the speed of light” to illustrate your ideas using quick techniques and basic materials. NYSID

(176) All levels 18 and older
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$575

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Many Voices of American Art

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Art historian Rena Tobey gives a four-week interactive lecture series on American artists whose works show the diversity of our history and identity. A Changing World for Men After the Civil War Finding Her Way – Urban Women's Experience from 1850 to 1950 African-American Artist Voices Rise Immigrant Issues Then and Now

(1084) All levels 18 and older
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$120

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Revit for Interior Design- Level 1

New York School of Interior Design @ 170 E 70th St, New York, NY

This course will cover the basics of Revit, a powerful 3D modeling and visualization computer program for interior designers, architects, engineers, and contractors. Explore the concept of BIM (Building Information Modeling), placing emphasis on the process of interior design by using parametric models - components with real world behavior. Experience the Revit interface as it updates the drawing set, rendered perspective views, and schedules....

(176) Beginner 18 and older
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$690

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Women Artists from the Renaissance to the United States

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Come take a deep look at the works of extraordinary women artists, some familiar and others less so. Understand why women artists’ work often gets overshadowed and even forgotten, as we resuscitate and celebrate the careers of professional women working in Europe and the United States. Jan 16: Sophonisba Anguissola Jan 23: Elisabetta Sirani and the Bolognese Jan 30: Artemisia Gentilleschi Feb 6: The French and British Academies Feb 13: Lilly...

(1084) All levels 18 and older
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$210

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Art History from 500BCE to present

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

An introduction to art history which provides the foundations for a deeper understanding of art and how to interpret it for yourself. Gain an understanding of art history, its timeline and impact across diverse cultural centers. We’ll develop the skills to analyze major works of painting, sculpture and architecture from caves to contemporary art. Learn the language to describe, interpret and critique artwork in its formal terms. Meeting 1: Selections...

(1084) All levels 18 and older
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$225

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Let's Talk About Art: Art and Music

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

An introductory course exploring the most important moments when Music and Art come together. It’s Art history through the lense of musical exploration and innovation. Major Artists include Kandinsky, Warhol, and Basquiat amongst others. Objectives Gain an understanding of art history, its timeline, movements and impact across diverse cultural centers Provide the language to describe, analyze and interpret an artwork in formal terms (i.e....

(1084) Beginner 18 and older
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$225

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Mixed Level Ancient + Modern Glass Mosaics

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan @ 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Experiment with the ancient technique of mosaic in new and exciting ways. Learn to cut and properly adhere glass, and create your own projects, small and large. Students will look outside of the classroom to personal experiences and to their own physical environments in pursuit of truly unique creations.  No experience necessary. Materials and equipment are included.

(432) Beginner 18 and older
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$650

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In Living Color: Pigments in the Past, Present & Future

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

In the first half of this workshop we will learn about historic natural pigments, including where they come from, how they occur in nature, as well as their cultural implications and uses dating from the past to the present. We will get to see and touch some of these pigment and ink samples first hand, and notice what makes each of them unique. In the second half of the workshop we will learn how to make watercolor paint from scratch using different...

(1084) All levels 18 and older
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History of the Modern Interior

New York School of Interior Design @ 401 Park Ave S, New York, NY

History of the Modern Interior The Most Iconic Homes of the 20th C This course examines the history of the modern domestic interior, while focusing on the most iconic homes of the 20th century. It illuminates the architects, patrons, and their relationships; discussing identities, history, historiography, and the stories behind the scenes, which made these interiors into myths. It seeks to educate interior designers and architects in the history...

(176) All levels 18 and older
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$275

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Basic 3ds Max

New York School of Interior Design @ 170 E 70th St, New York, NY

Originally known as 3D Studio Max, this popular software seamlessly works with AutoCAD and enables interior designers and architects to create artistic and realistic three dimensional visualizations of concepts and designs. Students will be taught the basics of 3D modeling, creating and applying realistic textures, lighting principles and rendering techniques. Learn the capabilities of the interface, how to work efficiently, and how to apply the...

(176) Beginner 18 and older
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$690

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Intermediate 3ds Max

New York School of Interior Design

This course builds upon Basic 3ds Max by exploring higher levels of modeling, texturing and UV mapping for developing complex computer graphic representations. Boolean, deformation, and built--in camera mapping functions are explored as well as working with organic shapes. Emphasis is placed on creating properly composited images that provide maximum visual impact NYSID

(176) Intermediate 18 and older
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Telling Your Story: Writing Skills for Designers

New York School of Interior Design @ 170 E 70th St, New York, NY

In today's fast-paced, globalized world of 140 character messages and sound bites, many of us rely on texting and email to communicate our professionalism, personality, thoughts, and concerns. Every word carries meaning and every sentence we send into the world -- either electronically or print -- needs to be an effective and compelling blend of fact, detail, color, and emotion. Through structured in-class exercises, this course will give students...

(176) All levels 18 and older
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$225

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Da Vinci: Art & Feasting

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Da Vinci. Join art historian Dr. Joe Forte and food historian Francine Segan as they discuss all things Da Vinci. Learn about the Renaissance master’s extraordinary work and explore the feasts of Da Vinci’s day, which were fanciful daylong events with guests treated to concoctions like fire-breathing roast peacock, enormous savory pies with claws poking through the crust and dinner rolls...

(1084) All levels 18 and older
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Social Media Marketing for the Interior Designer

New York School of Interior Design @ 170 E 70th St, New York, NY

The power of Social Media and Digital Marketing today play a vital role in any design firm or individual practice. Communicating and curating your studio's individual aesthetic-vision and brand is critical. Components of this course include content selection, posting frequency, and relevant platforms.  This course will guide you to build and or expand your existing road map for success by defining your marketing initiatives and interpreting...

(176) All levels 18 and older
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$345

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Before & After the Renaissance

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Learn about the origins of the art movement that gave the world some of its most recognizable masterpieces, such as da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and discover how it was shaped by world events completely unrelated to art. This concise, informative lecture also discusses the late work of Michelangelo and Raphael, and its inspiration for the Mannerist movement of the 16th century.

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Reviews for Art History Classes in NYC

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  • AutoCAD Level 1

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    I had no experience using AutoCAD and I found the class to be really informative. The teacher made the subject matter very clear and easy to understand.

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Why You Should Learn Art History in NYC

If you are passionate about art or simply have a cursory interest in learning more about particular artists or periods in the history of art, then NYC is a treasure trove of museums, organizations, and individuals waiting to teach you. There is MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name only a few. WIth your newfound knowledge of Pre Raphaelite painters or classical architecture you can impress your friends and coworkers or plug into a new community and converse with other lovers of all things aesthetic. 

Engagement with art and visits to art museums is a terrific way to reduce stress and slow down in our fast-paced world. It could also inspire you to create your own art pieces as gifts for friends and family. Every culture and period of art history is also a world of inspiration just waiting for you. 

Art History, Criticism, and Conversation are growing fields and in recent years interest has grown steadily in practical art forms like paper and book making and fabric arts. Who knows what professional opportunities might arise for side hustles or new positions by the connections you will forge in studying Art History. 

In-Person Art History Classes & Schools in NYC

You can learn about Art History through in-person classes in NYC. When you have an instructor to bounce questions off of and who can guide through the more difficult concepts in Art History, your progress is faster and you retain information better. 

One of the great benefits of in-person classes is that all of the necessary materials are provided for you in a dedicated classroom where you can learn with like minded students. There's no need to worry about cleanup afterward, so you can focus on soaking up information and asking the relevant questions. 

In this class open to all experience levels, you can learn how to paint a completed landscape or cityscape from start to finish. Studio Landscape/Cityscape presented by the storied New York School of the Arts on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, presents you with the opportunity to learn or refine your own illustration and painting techniques through the lens of traditional as well as contemporary landscape painting. The course consists of four sessions at $240. 

In Learning Art through Creating Art you will work directly from images you have taken on your own phone, translating the photographic image to painting or drawing. Classes are open to all experience levels, aged 16 and up, and classes are capped at 10. The expert instructor Raphael-Raúl will share his years of experience teaching art and art history so that you can continue learning from his notes even after the course has concluded. Students will learn color harmony, ekphrasis, still life, and abstract art techniques. 

Do you want to learn how to pull glass and create forms inspired by the human figure? If the answer is 'yes,' then Pulling the Figure from Glass is a great way to begin your journey into the world of glass. Students will begin by learning about theories of human anatomy and representation, and then move on to shaping and cutting glass rod. The curriculum is made to fit each students' level of experience and interests. This class is a study of the human figure through glass pulling. All materials are provided over five separate sessions. 

Intro to B&W Portraiture and the Darkroom is an introduction to portraiture photography, including its history beginning with Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox Talbot, and traditional black and white photography. Instructor David Vades Joseph will lead students on photographic field trips around the city paired with explorations of how to create a portrait in-class at the Penumbra Foundation in Manhattan, NYC. This class is open to all experience levels and ages 13 to 18. Learn lighting, backdrops, and poses to begin to discover your own photographic style in conversation with the past masters of portraiture.

Making Art History presented by the Classeteria in Brooklyn, NYC, introduces adult students to art history through interactive hands-on activities. By creating your own works of art you will see in-person how art history comes to life. Students will imitate Andy Warhol's image transfers, Alexander Calder's mobiles, and Wassily Kandinsky's synthetic paintings, thus learning about a few of the luminaries of Modern Art History. 

The 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in NYC hosts Art History from 500 BCE to Present, an introductory Art History course which will introduce students to the high points of the field. Students will learn skills to analyze major works of art, and learn the relevant terminology to describe aesthetic works in articulately and in detail. This class is open to all experience levels. The famed 92nd Street Y has presented stimulating and daring programming to the public for decades. This is an excellent course for anyone interested in learning more about art or appreciating aesthetics at a deeper level. 

Virtual Art History Classes & Schools

Online Art History classes are perfect for the student who cannot commute to a physical classroom or simply chooses not to do so. Today, you can learn about Art History from anywhere, including your own home or work space. Compared to in-person classes, there is generally a wider variety of virtual classes offered online, and CourseHorse makes finding the right for you quick and easy. 

Sometimes you have to provide your own materials for online classes, but you still will receive guidance and support from a knowledgeable instructor and feedback from your classmates. All you need to take part is a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection. 

Is there an artist or time period in the history of art about which you would like to know more? Are you searching for inspiration to move into the next phase of your own creative practice? Art History courses are a fantastic way to do these things and more, from networking to simply passing the time. 

Abstract Painting Critique and Discussion is a class held at the 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in NYC. In this six-session course, you will learn how to give and receive technical and conceptual notes on the works of your peers. Presentations and discussions on historical artists' works will supplement the works produced by the class. This virtual class is open to students aged 18 and older, and classes are capped at 12 participants. 

In Street Art 101 you will learn about the history of street art as well as some of its regional styles. This will then be put into conversation with your own works of art. Students will learn how to make bubble letters, the basics of tagging, and how to draw characters. A brief introduction of the history of tagging is included as well. This class is open to all levels, and it is presented by the Richmond Art Center, a nonprofit organization based in the Bay Area in Richmond, California.

If you want to know more about art movements, common aesthetic themes, specific artists, and art forms throughout history, Art Seminar: Knowing Art is for you. Presented by the Evanston Art Center, this virtual class is open to students ages 16 and up. Classes are organized around lectures, slides, and in-class discussion. Learn from an expert instructor what the flow of art history means and glean from it the styles and inspirations that will help you in your own creative journey. This is a 12 session course priced at $490. 


Private Group Art History Classes in NYC

If you're looking for a fun and unique team building event for your group or organization then private group Art History classes in NYC is the perfect way to build trust and camaraderie in a new and stimulating environment. 

CourseHorse offers private group Art History classes in NYC, and more courses are being added all the time. Your associates and co-workers will be discussing their favorite artists and works in no time, and you may even discover your own creative spark in the process. 

Learning a new skill set or wading into an unfamiliar field of study can be a daunting prospect, but with the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor, your group can accept the challenge together. CourseHorse will ship any supplies you may need directly to your location, and they support a number of platforms, including Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and WebEx.

Let the games begin! Virtual Trivia: Human History challenges your team or organization to expand their knowledge of human cultures and history in a fun trivia format. Your group will test their knowledge with and against one another, building trust and camaraderie along the way. The class is open for up to 15 people, and you can add additional participants for $10 per person. Games are held over Zoom and last approximately one hour. 

Virtual Cartooning and Doodling Workshop presented by CourseHorse Experiences is a beginner-level cartooning class in which your group or team will learn how to progress from simple stick figures to illustrating detailed faces, all in 90 minutes. A professional instructor will lead your group in a private interactive setting organized around a quick demo and then hands-on doodling. When you book you have access to an event fulfillment team that can answer any questions you may have before, during, or after the event. For an extra $150 you will be connected to an expert who will cater to your group's specific needs. 

If you don't see the perfect class for you, do not worry. CourseHorse can work with you and your team to tailor the perfect course for your needs and goals. Visit the CourseHorse Groups website, click the "Contact Us" button, and fill out the quick and easy form. A CourseHorse representative will respond to you quickly and help you find the course you're looking for. 

Working with CourseHorse is easy because they support the platform that your team utilizes, whether it's Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or WebEx. Booking is a no-fee process, and you will receive a confirmation in 24 hours or less. You can even change your group size after you've booked if necessary.

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