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Silk Painting

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

Learn the basics of painting on silk with color washes, nontoxic resist lines, applied textures, and more. In one intensive day, students will each make a 34" crepe de chine square for wearing or framing. Best-quality materials will be used, some of which are included. Additional supply information will be emailed prior to the class.

Sunday Oct 27th, 10am - 6pm

Ceramics: Beginner

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

If you've always wanted to work with clay, this introductory class will have you making beautiful pieces right away. Roll up your sleeves and plunge into basic ceramic techniques for both handbuilding and wheel. Simple projects like vases, bowls, and platters, as well as pottery-wheel demos and practice, will be covered.

Sunday Nov 3rd, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$288

6 sessions

Basics of Knitting

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

In this introduction to knitting, students will learn the basics, from casting on to binding off, with simple stitches in between to create a scarf, hat, baby blanket, and more. All supplies included.

Thursday Oct 17th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (2 sessions)
$150

2 sessions

Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading

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

If you love jewelry and have always wanted to give it a try, then this workshop is for you. Discover your creative side in this easy to follow class filled with live demonstrations, hands-on training and individual guidance to create your own designs.  Together, we'll string colorful beads into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and lariats using...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$315

6 sessions

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,...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6pm - 9pm

  (2 sessions)
$95

2 sessions

Watercolor and Illustration: Trial

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

This watercolor workshop, using watercolor inks, is designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Inks are completely transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Wet on wet, wet on dry, hand-done type, and the use of resist will be demonstrated.  The class approaches watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

Ceramics: Intermediate

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

This class is set up for students who have begun to develop a personal style and aesthetic in the medium of wheel or sculpture. Participants will work independently on projects, helping them to master more advanced techniques. One-on-one attention is provided by the instructor.  For students who have taken a beginner course or are at a beginner/intermediate...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$336

7 sessions

Digital SLR Photography

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

If you have  a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) and are still shooting on automatic (or it's still in the box), this class is for you. Students will learn how to use all the settings and functions of their cameras as they practice taking digital photographs.  Topics will include  auto white balance correct exposure for digital images...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)
$225

3 sessions

Basics of Crochet

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

In this introduction to crochet, students will learn the basics, from creating a chain stitch to essential stitches like single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, and triple crochet. This class will give students the foundational knowledge to create hats, bags, blankets, and more! All supplies included.

Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (2 sessions)
$150

2 sessions

Pottery Wheel: Beginner/Intermediate

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

Whether you are a complete beginner, or have some experience but want to expand your wheel throwing skills, this class is for you! This class will cover the basics of throwing on the wheel, and will build upon those skills with demos of intermediate-level throwing and glazing techniques. One-on-one attention is provided by the instructor and you will...

Friday Nov 8th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$288

6 sessions

What to Look For When You Look at Art

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

Learn the basic principles of how to approach, analyze, and appreciate great works of art the way an artist would. Included are discussions on viewing art as both a physical object and the expression of an idea, art in the context of its time, and the elements of composition.  An abridged version of this lecture is included in The Six-Hour Art...

Wednesday Dec 4th, 6pm - 8pm

Porcelain Jewelry

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

Moving beyond making beads out of clay, students will use porcelain to create sculptural, one-of-a-kind statement jewelry. Students can take inspiration from various art styles and imagery to create collaged and decorative surfaces using image transfer techniques. Students will learn how to use rice paper decals, cut abstract and three-dimensional...

Friday Nov 1st, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$288

6 sessions

Seven Paintings in Seven Weeks

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

This class will challenge students to paint efficiently and make quick decisions in order to produce one painting per week. Each week, the focus will be on a different element of painting — composition, light/dark, space, line/shape, etc. Students will work on 12-by-12 inch canvases and a different still life each week.  All levels welcome....

Tuesday Nov 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (7 sessions)
$322

7 sessions

Watercolor and Illustration

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

This watercolor workshop, using watercolor inks, is designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Inks are completely transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Wet on wet, wet on dry, hand-done type, and the use of resist will be demonstrated. The class approaches watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on composition...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 1pm - 4pm

  (7 sessions)
$322

7 sessions

Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment through Art and Play (60+)

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

Creativity, community, and novelty have all been associated with aging well. In this class, we will cultivate these qualities through art–making, a life– and soul–enhancing endeavor.  Each class will include play and experimentation, demos and instruction, and discussion. We will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 9:30am - 1pm

  (6 sessions)
$300

6 sessions

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