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Telling Your Story: Writing Skills for Designers

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

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,...

$225

4 sessions

Masterpieces in Art: What They Say About Life(Ages 55+)

at Sundays at JASA - Hell's Kitchen
524 W 59th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10019

NOTE: The price for this class is for the entire 10-week semester, and applies to all the classes. In other words, once you sign up for any one of the courses, you can attend all the other classes, all day, if you wish. In each of the arts there are creations that fill us with awe and wonder. Dig into works like Rembrandt’s Bathsheba, Chekhov’s...

$225

10 sessions

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Wish You Were Here: Travel in American Art

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Even if you're not headed out of town this summer, you can take a virtual trip through art history. Visit the newly re-installed American Art galleries at the Brooklyn Museum and learn how American artists thought about travel in the 1800s and early 1900s. Class will meet at the Brooklyn Museum.

$12

Before and After the Renaissance

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

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...

$50

Shakespeare's Histories on Film

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

Shakespeare's Histories on Film: Richard II, Henry IV, Part I & II, Henry V Brilliant excerpts from various versions of these classics. Featuring Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Anthony Quayle, Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Hardy, Tim Piggot-Smith, etc. If you just completed our study of these plays, all the better.  But if not,...

$120

5 sessions

Graffiti: Its History and Metamorphosis

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

Graffiti, an art form long associated with urban neglect and anti-establishment subcultures, has thoroughly entered the mainstream. With new exhibitions, books, and reality TV shows, graffiti has been financialized, packaged, and traded for high sums. While the aerosol bandits of the 80’s are no more, the tactics of early graffiti writing have been...

$11

Color Theory for Beginners

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

Color is the most variable component in art, and how an artist uses color can change the content and message an artwork articulates. In this workshop we will begin the first steps towards mastering the use of color. Students will learn basic concepts of what color is, how it can be used and how we see it in our everyday lives and especially in art....

$350

4 sessions

The Insider's Guide to Color

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea
227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

Join Pantone Color Institute expert, Laurie Pressman in a discussion on how the science and emotion of color plays a significant role in consumer purchasing decisions and brand management.  Whether you work in fashion design, styling, costuming, merchandising or promotion, or provide personal image services gain invaluable tips on using color...

$95

Women Artists You Should Know, Part 2

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

Anyone who has taken a basic art history course will have noticed a lack of women in the most art history textbooks. Where are the women artists? They are most certainly there, with some of the most striking art and imaginative creations the art world had ever seen. Join us to learn  about the lives and works of six women...

$8

Possibilities and Limitations of Using Arts in Therapy

at NY Creative Arts Therapists - Peekskill
11 Peekskill Rd, Cold Spring, New York 10516

This course will examine the clinical implications of incorporating the arts in therapy, with particular attention to the dynamics that occur when a therapist materially participates in assigning or directing tasks, offering art materials, interacting with the client to set-up or clean-up, and being asked to lend a hand or offer an opinion about a...

$150

Youth Insights Introduction

at Whitney Museum of American Art - West Village
99 Gansevoort St, New York, New York 10014

Youth Insights Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney Museum to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. Free MetroCards and all supplies provided.

Free

16 sessions

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Pleasures, Taboos, Magic

at Think Olio - Murray Hill
419 Park Ave S , New York, New York 10016

Pleasures, Taboos, Magic: Art History in Perfume Advertising It takes imagination to advertise perfume. Inside their bottles, perfumes are ephemeral and virtually invisible products---tinted liquids designed to evaporate as soon as they're used. For advertising's purposes, the experience of smell needs to be connected to the experience of sight. In...

$15

The Butterfly & the Ashcan: The Impact of Whistler

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Most of the artists comprising The Eight – William Glackens, Robert Henri, Ernest Lawson, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – were influenced by the nineteenth-century American artist James McNeill Whistler, as were their close friends Alfred Maurer and George Bellows. Whistler was an extraordinarily prominent artist, so positing...

Free

Immoral Art?

at Think Olio - Lower East Side
46 Canal St, New York, New York 10002

When art decided to assert its autonomy towards the end of the 19th century, it intended to free itself from social and moral norms that had been hanging over the creative process throughout art history. The vast majority of art pieces were not intended just to please the senses and formal beauty was in the service of political and religious preoccupations....

$15

A History of Good Photos

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

Camera technology may always be changing, but good photos throughout the years have a lot in common. Style has evolved since Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photo from his window in 1826. But from daguerreotypes to instagrams, the photos that draw us in have the same elements and subject matter again and again. Photographers have known viewers...

$10