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Color Theory for Floral Design

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color combinations.  Please bring:  Florist knife,  wire cutter,  scissors, ...

$290

2 sessions

Color Theory

at Baruch College - CAPS

Understand primary, secondary, tertiary, and analogous colors, and how they fit into the complementary color circle.  Learn about hue, value, and intensity and how these terms translate to the Adobe suite of graphic design software. Students will work from digital color palettes, mix acrylic paints to see how colors affect each other and explore...

$399

5 sessions

Monday Mar 19th, 6:15pm

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Figure Painting—Focusing on Color Theory

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

In this course we will focus on working with a limited palette of primary colors to deepen knowledge about color mixing and color harmony. We will explore the color wheel to further understand complementary colors and color temperatures. Students will make a color chart to practice color mixing. We will initially work on short practice exercises including...

$450

5 sessions

Monday Feb 26th, 1:30pm

Making Feminist Art: Theory and Practice

at Shoestring Press - Crown Heights
640 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

What makes art feminist, and how can feminism become part of your art practice? Museum visits, lectures, and class discussions introduce major introduce major aesthetic, intellectual, and technical approaches to feminist art, from nature printing to performance, painting to baking, and the work of contemporaries including Sherry Levine, Martha Rosler,...

$190

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 8th, 7pm

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Master Class: One Basquiat

at Brooklyn Museum - Prospect Heights
200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Uncover layers of Basquiat’s rarely seen painting Untitled, currently on display in One Basquiat. In this intimate and in-depth experience, art experts lead an afternoon of close looking and conversation to investigate Basquiat’s painting from multiple perspectives.  The discussion continues over lunch at The Norm.

Thursday Mar 1st, 11am

Introduction to Color (3 Sessions)

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

In this three-class workshop, students will create class exercises in class that will become homework. Using acrylic paint, students will learn how to create exact matches in hue, intensity, values, complimentary colors, and opposite values and intensities.  Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one? A: No, but you will have time to...

$175

3 sessions

Wednesday Jun 6th, 6:30pm

Color Through the Eyes of the Modern Artist

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

This course examines the great variety in, and significance of, the use of color in the work of selected modern and contemporary artists, including Impressionists, Neo-Impressionists, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Fauves, German Expressionists, Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Abstract Expressionists, Color Field painters, and Op artists. Be inspired in...

$295

6 sessions

Tuesday Apr 10th, 6pm

Developing the Conceptual Framework of Your Artwork

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

This workshop, using critiques and group exercises, will introduce students to unlocking potentially compelling theoretical or conceptual elements inside their artwork and art practice. We will be talking about some archetypal ways contemporary artists make their art more conceptual. We will overview identity based art practices, innovative process...

$425

5 sessions

Monday Apr 23rd, 6pm

Theory and Practice in the Arts

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

Develop the ability to view and critique art, awakening your capacity to understand artwork of different cultures, periods, and styles. In addition, you’ll learn how to develop a portfolio from the point of view of a gallery dealer, including materials, cover letters, content statements, and CDs.  Visits to museums and galleries, as well as...

$350

4 sessions

Thursday Jul 12th, 11am

Particle Theory

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this class, students will work with glass powders and frits in unconventional ways to create three-dimensional sculpture, objects and vessels. We will explore alternative mold materials, and work with stencils, kitchen tools, paper, and binders to create structures to apply the powders onto.  We will include natural phenomena such as sedimentation,...

$800

5 sessions

Monday Jun 18th, 6pm

Introduction to Plein Air Painting in Oil

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

The qualities of fugitive light and shifting atmospheric conditions in the landscape make “plein air” the most challenging type of painting. The need to work quickly requires that the technique and approach adopted be distinct from studio painting.  This short workshop will focus on the formal elements of spatial construction in a carefully...

$290

2 sessions

Saturday May 12th, 10am

Shoemaking #001: Introduction

at Brooklyn Shoe Space - Williamsburg
224 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249

This class is a 2 hour theory class on footwear structure, resources for materials and how to measure your feet. Get inspired and design your shoes-. After this class, you will be so motivated to create your designs. Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one? A: No, but you will have time to catch up with the teacher. You...

​Lotus Leaf Painting Workshop

at Himapan - Brooklyn
17 Monitor St Ste 1E, New York, New York 11222

Join us for a creative experience that will reinvigorate your artistic side. No art experience is necessary - our helpful trained instructors will guide you through the two and a half hour session. Our teachers are trained in classic studio art, art history, color theory, meditation, and Thai cultural history. Are materials provided and included...

Adults: Foundation Arts

at Creatively Wild Art Studio - DUMBO
33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Develop basic skills and learn new techniques in painting, drawing and 3D art where you will learn; color theory, application, mixing, texture, and composition. We encourage you to develop ideas based on personal subject matter close to your heart that will individualize your work and creative vision.  Use materials and techniques such as pastels,...

Monday Feb 26th, 11:30am

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The Basics – Oil Paint

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

This workshop will give you the confidence to get started expressing yourself in this wonderful medium. We will go over the basics; safety, the brands, the tubes and how to read them, different types of brushes, mediums and thinners. Several ways of using the paint will be demonstrated and tried out. Stretching a canvas and preparing the ground will...

$300

2 sessions

Saturday Feb 24th, 10am