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Portraiture I

at PhotoManhattan - Union Square
51 W 14th St Ste 3R , New York, New York 10011

This course explores both the intangibles of art portraiture and the concrete specifics of client-based portraiture in NYC. The work of successful photographers in candid, formal and commercial portraiture will be analyzed and harvested for both their technical and aesthetic merits. Classes include: Introduction to Portraiture styles and history,...

$420

5 sessions

Monday Jun 4th, 12:15pm

Contemporary Outdoor Botanical Drawing

at Trestle Workshops - Greenwood
850 3rd Ave 4th Fl Ste 411, Brooklyn, New York 11232

This workshop will begin by exploring urban nature in nearby green spaces such as Greenwood Cemetery, Bush Terminal Pier Park, and sidewalk street tree pits where participants will observe collect, sketch, and journal nature in the city. Back in the studio classroom, we’ll discuss traditional botanical illustration technique after which participants...

Wednesday May 30th, 6:30pm

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Structural Figure Anatomy: Long Pose

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa
111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

Refine your figure drawing skills and develop the sophistication that you’ve always desired for your drawings and paintings. Students in this class will gain an understanding of how to apply structural and anatomical concepts to their figurative work. With an emphasis on gesture, proportion, perspective, and morphology, we will create a single, in-depth...

$540

10 sessions

Saturday May 26th, 2pm

Block Printing on Textiles

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

We start with a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials. Come with a 4" square image or two that you would like to work with. Simple designs work best. After a little discussion about how to carve and how your image will transfer, we get right into carving!  A quick carve "Block" all tools are provided, as well as textiles...

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The Power of the Underpainting

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa
111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

Through a series of projects, and working from a live model, students will become familiar with creating an underpainting using a wipe out technique. They will begin to learn how setting up the painting in this way allows the artist to freely adjust the drawing and composition, whilst rapidly establishing tonality, form and temperature in the initial...

$465

10 sessions

Friday Jun 1st, 6:30pm

Gold Recycling & Alloying 4 Hour Private Workshop for 2

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

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. Pure Gold is a bright yellow metal called 24 karat and made up only of itself.  In this class students will learn how to melt down their old jewelry and fabricate it into a new wearable piece.  Students will also have the option to learn age old methods of alloying...

Gold Recycling and Alloying (4 Hour Private Workshop)

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

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. Pure Gold is a bright yellow metal called 24 karat and made up only of itself. In this class students learn age old methods of alloying pure gold to make 22 karat, 18 and 14 karat gold in colors ranging from peachy reds and tangerine yellows to green gold.  Once the alloying...

Glass Harmonica-Zoetrope Hybrid

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Complete Course Name: Glass Harmonica-Zoetrope Hybrid: A Special Event at UrbanGlass In this short workshop, join artist Christopher Duffy at the intersection of glass, sound, kinetics, light, and performance. A short lecture and discussion on the history, design, and construction of two antiquated audio visual devices, the Glass Harmonica...

Wednesday Jun 6th, 7pm

Basic Collage

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

Basic Collage provides non-experienced students with tools and techniques to approach and explore the medium. Fundamentals of acrylic paints and mediums, adhesives, drawing materials, papers, light collage materials such as fabric and cardboard are introduced.  Strategies to begin a collage with drawing, tracing, and photography and the basic...

$420

4 sessions

Saturday Jun 2nd, 10am

Animal Drawing

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa
111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

This is a course that explores various aspects and levels of drawing using animals as the subject. Each week, we will meet at one of three places around New York: The American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Prospect Park Zoo. After a short lesson at the beginning of each class, students will explore their own subjects...

$465

10 sessions

Saturday May 26th, 12pm

Gold Recycling

at Fitzgerald Jewelry - Williamsburg
251 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 ugly pieces :P But fear not! In this 1 day workshop we will show you how to melt down your regrets and uglies and turn them into beautiful gold stackable bands. Tools...

Saturday Jun 23rd, 12pm

Cyanotypes

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

Create images rather than capture them. The cyanotype photographic process has many expressive possibilities for the adventurous image-maker. Dating from 1842, this historic Prussian blue process offers a compelling alternative to modern digital prints.  Topics will include the history of photography, photograms, creating negatives, paper, and...

$250

4 sessions

Thursday Jun 7th, 11am

Strategies For Collecting Fine Art

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side
170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021

Why do we create Museums and endeavor to have our own art collections? What are the historical precedents? This course traces the emergence of each of these art forms: the Print, the Painting, Drawings, Sculpture and Ceramics, along with the emergence of the Art Collector with a particular emphasis on this history as it pertains to New York. ...

$325

3 sessions

Monday Jun 18th, 6pm

Summer Camp: Musically Inspired Painting (Grades 3-5)

at One River School - Ridgewood
319 Franklin Turnpike , Allendale, New Jersey 07401

Throughout the history of art, music has played an important role in artistic styles and movements.   In this course students will create their own paintings that directly relate to a certain piece of music that inspires them.   Instructors will explore painting techniques of color mixing, glazing and creating textural surfaces by modifying...

$315

4 sessions

Painting: Landscapes and Seascapes

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa
111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

This course is for anyone interested in exploring the language of landscape painting through specific exercises in composition, color theory, and paint application. Students will work on small canvases for color studies, etc., as well as a larger painting brought to a higher degree of finish. Topics to be covered include: a brief history of landscape...

$465

10 sessions

Saturday May 26th, 2pm