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Sculpture: Portrait

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side 315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

In this course, you will learn how to do a realistic human head from start to finish, exploring the anatomy of the face in-depth, proportions, features, and expressions. You’ll learn the principles of building armatures and handling clay. All work in clay from the life model.  All levels of experience are welcomed. Registration fee included....

Thursday Nov 17th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

Painting from Life: Alla Prima

at Chelsea Classical Studio - Chelsea 526 W 26th St Ste 415, New York, New York 10001

Working from the live model, students will learn to work in a direct alla-prima approach where they will aim for good draftsmanship, values and color. This is a fundamental skill in painting, and learning to mix colors in the right value and placing them correctly in the composition takes much practice.  There will be constant demonstrations...

Tuesday Oct 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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Portrait Photography

at PhotoUno Photography School - Midtown East 222 E 46th St Ste 303S, New York, New York 10017

Join us in this hands-on intermediate level course to learn the basics of the compelling portrait. Explore the principles of posing, composition and lighting patterns that increase the visual impact of a portrait. There are many things that go behind a portrait, such as the relationship between the photographer and the subject. Learn how this relationship...

Wednesday Oct 26th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

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Portraiture - Drawing Faces

at - Lefferts Garden 98 Sterling St, Brooklyn, New York 11225

A study of how the face is drawn in an informal individualized setting with no embarrassment. Step-by-step approach of how to draw the human head in proportion using the traditional and the Loomis method. In-depth live and video demonstrations are all provided. Students may show up and use provided materials, but student cooperation and provision...

Thursday Oct 6th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Portrait Drawing

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

Learn the visceral and dynamic nature of drawing with charcoal. Each class is a deep dive into the material, with a focus on layering, reductive, and additive techniques centered around vine charcoal. Work from an array of subjects from landscape to still life, portraiture, and interiors with a medium that presents depth and volume to every drawing....

Monday Nov 7th, 4pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Portrait Painting

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side 315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

In this class, we will develop rendering skills to depict the human head and figure, caricature and expression, and the ability to elaborate, expand, and fictionalize sitters. The course will introduce practical information about the fundamentals of painting: shape, tone, edge, composition, color, line perspective, and substance. Through slide presentations,...

Tuesday Nov 15th, 5pm - 8pm Eastern Time

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

Figure: Painting the Model in Costume

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side 315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

Figure: Painting the Model in Costume, with a Focus on Portrait Paint or draw the human figure in costume, delving into themes such as historical dress, the use of hats, musical instruments, and other evocative or historically significant props. Develop a fuller understanding of light and shadow, warm and cool colors, sculptural strokes, and simple,...

Monday Nov 14th, 4pm - 7pm Eastern Time

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

Adult: Painting People Portraits

at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo - DUMBO 98 Water St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Capture on canvas dynamic portraits of the people you love or people who inspire you in this awesome class. Learn how to depict realistic facial features, body language and explore how to manipulate your subjects to highlight unique characteristics and add your own style.  Painting people can seem more complex but in this beginners course we...

Thursday Oct 6th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Photography Crash Course 1

at PhotoUno Photography School - Midtown East 222 E 46th St Ste 303S, New York, New York 10017

Is your schedule already packed but you really want to learn how to use you camera before that big trip or special event you’ve been planning? We'll then this class is perfect for you! This action-packed, fast-paced course is designed for people who want an express introduction to their camera. You will learn the basic principles of photography,...

Saturday Nov 5th, 11am - 5pm Eastern Time

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Street Photography

at PhotoUno Photography School

In any urban environment, street photography remains a compelling photographic practice. Many photographers throughout history and into the present have turned to candid scenes of street life, as well as posed portraits, to capture the exciting spirit of city life. In our virtual street photography class, students will immerse themselves in the various...

Saturday Oct 1st, 2pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Teens Figure Drawing: How to Draw Human Anatomy

at Creatively Wild Art Studio Dumbo - DUMBO 98 Water St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Figure drawing is the art of sketching the human figure to capture the essence of the human body's musculature, texture, and postures.  Drawing is one of the most important skills of all the visual arts and this class will help you hone observational skills and master techniques in form, value, shading and perspective. We will work in charcoal,...

Sunday Oct 2nd, 12:15pm - 2:15pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Painting in the Park

at - Prospect Park South Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Painting in nearby Prospect Park weather permitting  In-person only class. This class includes a FREE half-hour set-up time, so you can get all the time you need to paint and draw a portrait of the jewel of Brooklyn, Prospect Park. Low-pressure, individualized setting. All materials provided including smocks!! Ask about our party rates!!

Saturday Oct 8th, 12pm - 2pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

All Day Private Digital Photography (New York)

at Digital Photo Academy - Midtown Cross Streets TBA, New York, New York 10001

Digital Photo Academy instructors are available to accommodate personal schedules and provide a full day, 6 hours of instruction to suit the needs of individual parties. Typically the session will last approximately, beginning with a discussion about the student’s specific camera equipment and photographic needs, then leading into an in-the-field...

Tuesday Oct 4th, 10am - 4pm Eastern Time


Intro to Strobe for Wet Plate

at Penumbra Foundation - Murray Hill 36 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Given its extremely low sensitivity to light, the wet plate collodion process has historically called for long exposures in order to yield a proper image. With the advent of modern strobe-based lighting, exposures can now be made instantaneously, opening a new range of creative possibility. This workshop will give wet plate practitioners the skills...

Saturday Oct 29th, 10am - 6pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Constructing the Figure

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side 315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

Learn to construct solid and anatomically correct figure and portrait drawings. Through lectures, demonstrations, and individual instruction, this course will cover the anatomical, structural, and surface forms of the head and figure. With a focus on the gesture as our starting point, we will identify the line of the body and develop the constitution...

Wednesday Nov 16th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

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