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Essential Black & White Darkroom

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

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 yes, you should definitely...

Thursday Feb 21st, 6pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Tour of the Actor's Temple: Jewish Influences

at Show-Score - Hell's Kitchen 339 W 47th St, New York, New York 10036

If you are a theater fan, and are curious about Jewish influences on NYC theater, then join us for a tour of the historic Actors' Temple, an active Jewish synagogue smack in the middle of Broadway, with an extraordinary untold history!   In this tour, you'll learn all about the Temple's famous members and get an insider's view of its fascinating...

Sunday Feb 24th, 11am - 12pm

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After Workshop: Middle Eastern Embroidery

at Textile Arts Center - Greenwich Village 26 W 8th St, New York, New York 10011

Needlework and embroidery has a rich heritage through the region of the Middle East, North Africa & Iran. This course will investigate the history, motifs, symbolism and technique used in embroidered textiles (physical samples and images) from the Ottoman period, Persian empires, Levant region & North Africa. We will work with a variety of...

Thursday May 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm


Insider's Guide: Collecting Ceramic

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 is one in a series of five that traces the emergence of each of the following art forms: Painting, Drawings + Works on Paper, Fine Art Prints, Sculpture, and Ceramics. Discussions include the emergence of the art collector with a particular...

Tuesday Mar 19th, 6pm - 8pm

Natural Dyeing 101 (4 Week)

at Textile Arts Center - Gowanus 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In this 12-hour class, students will be introduced to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable botanical dyes. Students learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric.  We’ll discuss the history of natural dye use, and explore some contemporary...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions


at Liloveve - Williamsburg 457 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Students will learn how to create pendants, brooches and earrings in a beautiful and ancient technique called Filigree. Filigree – from the Latin “filum” meaning thread and “granum” meaning seed. Filigree is the art of curling, twisting and plaiting fine threads of precious metals into intricate designs joined by soldering into a...

Saturday Mar 23rd, 11am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Capital Letter Breakdown

at The Cooper Union - East Village 41 Cooper Sq, New York, New York 10003

Capital letters are ancient wisdom in the modern age; a point where brush philosophy meets Béziers. They can adapt to any trend and come fresh from your font editor still reflecting their millennia-old sources. Understanding the origins of Roman capitals is essential for a successful type design. Awareness of the evolution of letter skeletons is established...

Saturday Mar 9th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Creative Portrait

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

Creative Portrait - Make portraits that transcend  It's time to have fun, experiment! This course will guide you through all that there is to see to unleash your imagination and create the most unique portraits. Made for everyone, using any types of cameras, with or without Manual Mode. Course will include a review of the kinds of portraiture...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 10:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

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. Please...

Sunday Feb 10th, 12pm - 6pm

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Beyond the Basics Cyanotype

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

You have already learned about the history and aspects of basic cyanotype printing, so learn about the other aspects of the process. We will explore the original process by Sir John Herschel, different toning procedures, combining negatives with placed objects and printing cyanotypes on glass plates.  Attendees should come prepared with negatives,...

Wednesday Apr 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Xerox (Electrophotography)

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

In this unique workshop participants will be introduced to the camera based Xerox flat plate process, learn about its history, and gain hands-on experience crafting carbon based photographic images. Unlike a modern copy machine the early Xerox process involves photographing (using a large format camera) and processing entirely by hand. Using the flat-plate...

Saturday Apr 6th, 10am - 6pm

Evolution of Jewelry

at New York Jewelry Design Institute - Midtown 17 West 45th St Ste 904, New York, New York 10036

In this course, we will explore many complex relationships and how they were interpreted by jewelry designers. Every decade has a unique spirit: political crisis, nature, ideology, instinct, cinema. There is a common thread amongst these…each is an impetus in design. Each has inspired art, artists...and jewelry. To be a great designer requires a...

Monday Apr 29th, 6pm - 8pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Master Copying Class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

at New York Academy of Art - Central Park 1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

This exciting class provides students with the unique opportunity to copy paintings and sculptures directly from originals in the galleries of the Metropoitan Museum of Art. Utilizing the Met's collection as a primary source of inspiration, students will develop intensive technical study, problem solving, and dialogue with artists and artworks of...

Wednesday Feb 13th, 11:30am - 3:30pm

  (9 sessions)

9 sessions

Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Central Park

Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Central Park

at Digital Photo Academy - Upper West Side Central Park West & 79th St, New York, New York 10024

In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Since then, continuing through today, Central Park has an international allure that brings locals and far-away travelers to this urban center delight. In fact, there are a number of photographers who have devoted their...

Saturday May 4th, 11am - 2pm

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Feminist Art Club

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Why is there an enormous triangular table at the Brooklyn Museum covered with genitalia-shaped dinner plates? Why was that Intro to Art History course you took in undergrad all about white men from Europe? How are art and feminism related, and what does it even mean for an artist to be feminist? For answers to these questions and more, come join Feminist...

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