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Art Theory: The Phenomenology of shoes

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

In this course we will attempt to think with our shoes. We will read works of philosophy and phenomenology, old texts on shoemaking, and new texts on ergonomics.  We’ll look at a lot of shoes (from dress shoes to flip flops, high- heels to flats, ski-boots to huaraches, “five finger” shoes, running shoes, pointy shoes, and ruby slipper...

$175

10 sessions

Silverpoint

at Marbury NYC - Gramercy
26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Marbury NYC is offering a two-day, weekend workshop which will explore silverpoint, a technique with ancient origins that came to prominence in the Renaissance with practitioners such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer.  It is a drawing method that uses a delicate silver wire to make marks which then transform through tarnish over time.  While...

$279

2 sessions

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Three Centuries of Photography

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

Join Ronnit Vasserman for a lecture exploring revolutionary artists from past and present, while discovering the role of photography within the modern world. Explore photography’s evolution into becoming a fine art, while learning more about Edward Muybridge, Eugene Atget, F. Holland Day, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus,...

$45

Before & After the Renaissance

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

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 its...

$65

Tempera Painting

at Marbury NYC - Gramercy
26 Gramercy Park S Ste 9G, New York, New York 10003

Tempera is among the oldest  techniques known to painting, with origins in ancient Egypt. It was, for almost a millennium, the dominant technique of panel painting in Europe. Tempera refers to pigment fixed with a variety of binders. Egg tempera painting is known for both its delicate luminosity as well as its endurance, as images from the medieval...

$129
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A Crucial Critique of the Ruling Order

at Think Olio

Full Course Name: A Crucial Critique of the Ruling Order: Art in the Age of Alternality Assumptions about the nature of scientific theory and truth are being called back into doubt after years of general acceptance—in most instances for political rather than epistemological reasons (climate change, evolution, vaccines, etc.). These doubts are evident...

$15

CMA Family Day & Kids Fair

at Children's Museum of the Arts - SoHo
103 Charlton St, New York, New York 10014

Come join us for this fun-filled day of art-making for the whole family! Create collaborative art projects throughout the Museum with renowned guest artists and CMA Teaching Artists. Take part in workshops suitable for children of different ages, including fine arts, media/animation, and photography. This year’s guest artists include Susan Beallor-Snyder,...

$175

Politics for the People: Anarchism

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

Anarchism is the most radically revolutionary school of political thought, rejecting the state and its hierarchy of domination in pursuit of radical human freedom. From its roots in ancient thought to the struggle against industrial capitalism, this class will explore the profound political, social, and cultural implications of the anarchist faith...

$10

Voices in the Pavement: Street Art and Gender Equity

at Think Olio - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Across the concrete walls of New York City and around the world, street art has been a powerful and impactful mechanism for spreading messages. In particular, these messages have included advocating for the aspirational construction of a more just world, free from the human rights abuses that currently plague the one we live in. Together, we will...

$12

Public Art 101: An Illustrated Lecture

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

Did you know that some of NYC’s most iconic art is on view every day in our public spaces? Learn more about the art you pass by daily and discover hidden gems you never noticed before with Cathie Behrend, the former deputy director of the Percent for Art program in the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and founder of Ventures in Vision, providing...

$25

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Fashionably Strange: A History of Victorian Creepiness

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

There’s a general consensus in film and media that Victorians were a bit… odd to say the least. But what did they do that made them so odd, so strange, so creepy? From professional mourning clothing, taxidermy, and an obsession with death to bizarre photography and fashionable communication with the spirit world, there’s no doubt that the Victorians...

$8

Sci-Art: The Art-Science Continuum

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Are you interested in how physics, biology, and technology have influenced and shaped art throughout the centuries and vice versa?  This course will examine the relationship between art and science from past to present exploring topics such as physics, bio-art, cyber-culture, bio-ethics, hacktivisim, net art, new media, neurology, perception,...

$180

8 sessions

Politics for the People: Republicanism

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

Republicanism is the radical belief that citizens can rule themselves, for the common good, without kings or lords. But how well has this ideal fared in practice?  From the communal civic republicanism of the ancient Mediterranean to the revolutionary democratic republicanism of the modern world, this class will tackle some key questions of...

$10

Plein Air on Location in NYC at night

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

Using pre-determined locations throughout NYC, students will create paintings in oil and studies on the spot in plein air during the early evening creating dynamic nocturnal urban compositions. Locations will be chosen to advance the skills related to color, atmosphere and movement as well as direct responses to the changing urban lights that is intrinsically...

$425

5 sessions

Fall Shows in Chelsea

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours

This class will focus on a handful of major players in the contemporary art world. We will stop in four of Chelsea’s highly influential galleries to see the some of the most popular shows of the moment. We’ll conclude with a stroll along the High Line, where we’ll see the beautiful park’s new sculptures installations. All of our classes allow...

$55