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Color Theory

at Educational Alliance Art School - Lower East Side 197 East Broadway, New York, New York 10002

An essential class for artists and designers, this course covers the aspects of color and light, visual perception of color, and color mixing. Through lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands on exercises, students investigate color theory, as well as the history and use of color.

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9 sessions

Art Collecting: A Crash Course

at Fluent City - Greenwich Village 64 W 3rd St, New York, New York 10012

This workshop will provide easy tools for understanding and exploring the art world. Tze Chun, the Founder of NYC gallery Uprise Art, gives an overview of the art market and the different players within it, as well as a step by step approach to building your art collection. She'll discuss avenues for finding, buying, and discovering artwork and provide...

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History of Erotic Art

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

When does art cross the line from nudity into eroticism? In this class, we'll discuss various works of art featuring the nude form, from prehistoric to modern, and discover what exactly makes a painting obscene and sexual as opposed to just sensual and depicting the human body. Finally, we will determine whether or not these works were seen as “too...

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Rhythms of Korea

at The Korea Society - Midtown East 950 3rd Ave 8th Fl, New York, New York 10022

Try your hand at the rhythms of Korea in this new drumming series. Participants explore Korea’s percussion heritage through six sessions of hands-on instruction guided by percussionist Brian Chae. This workshop series focuses on samulnori, a type of pungmul or folk music. Samulnori means “four objects play.” The four objects are: kwaenggwari...

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6 sessions

Origin of Color

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron 28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Many color names hint the color’s origins. Sienna is earth from the area of Sienna, Italy. Sap green really does contain sap. Burnt umber really is heated.  During this workshop we will learn the basic processes for making traditional pigments. We will levigate earth, grind malachite stones, make colors from vegetable sources, and precipitate...

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2 sessions

Global Marxism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Boerum Hill 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Few thinkers in modern history have had a larger or more global reception than Karl Marx. For much of the 20th century in particular, movements for justice and liberation – economic, national, racial, gendered – embraced Marxism in many of its myriad iterations. Yet, in the view of some scholars, this was largely a one-way street of “colonial...

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4 sessions

Introduction to Street Art

at Fluent City - SoHo 568 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10012

Since the early 2000s, street art has surfaced onto the walls of cities across the globe and has prevailed as the dominant urban visual culture. In bustling cities like New York City we encounter street art everyday: on our subway ride to work, during weekend strolls in Chelsea or Soho, after a late night in Williamsburg, or as we explore the up-and-coming...

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Mac Users: Basic 2D Drafting Using AutoCAD

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

It’s not too late to learn AutoCAD! Specifically designed for interior designers, this course will cover basic drafting of plans, elevations, and details using AutoCAD. Hands-on practice and small class size allow students to become comfortable and competent in basic AutoCAD and 2D digital drafting using the Macintosh operating system.

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7 sessions

History in Our Hands: Ceramic

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Develop skills in ceramics by exploring techniques from historical cultures such as Greek, Islamic, Chinese, Mexican and Native American. Students will use historical examples as a source of inspiration in creating their own clay pieces while learning a variety of handbuilding and surface techniques such as terra sigillata, majolica, burnishing and...

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9 sessions

Thoreau's Wildflowers & Thoreau's Animals

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

Just in time for Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday in July, find out how Thoreau’s observations of the flowering plants and wildlife of his hometown shaped his spiritual life and inspired some of his finest writing. Drawing on the two million words of Thoreau’s Journal, author and editor Geoff Wisner presents Thoreau’s...

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Cymbeline Seminar

at The Shakespeare Society - Upper East Side 130 E 80th St, New York, New York 10075

Towards the end of the first decade of the seventeenth century, Shakespeare decided to "boldly go" where he had not gone before--into writing "romances" for the stage. He made four efforts--experiments, really--and two of them are clearly masterpieces: The Winter's Taleand The Tempest. His likely second attempt, Cymbeline, is an astonishing mash-up...

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3 sessions

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Color Theory for Artists

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

This introductory course will provide the foundation to understanding color theory and engaging color as an important tool in your practice, whether rooted in fine art or design. Relationships between color and light are explored via a combination of hands-on color application and interpretation, class discussions and off-site visits to museums, galleries,...

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10 sessions

Street Art in the Latin World

at Fluent City - Bushwick 538 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

With a rich street culture, prolific muralism, and elaborate city festivals, taking one’s creative spirit to the streets is a long lasting practice in Latin America. The colorful and vibrant street art of the region is amongst the most exciting in the world. In this workshop, you will learn about the history and origins of street art in South...

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Unisphere: Miracle in the Meadow

at New York Institute of Technology - Upper West Side 1855 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

Students will learn the history and architecture behind the centerpiece of the 1964/65 New York World's Fair -- the Unisphere. The tradition of erecting a centerpiece for a Universal Exposition (a.k.a. World’s Fair) dates back to 1889. A group of New York City businessmen, recruited a much-older (and less-popular) Robert Moses to create, once again,...

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Art & Design: A Workshop for Educators

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side 1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join us for a workshop for educators on art and design in conjunction with the exhibition, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design. Price includes a light dinner.

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