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Realism and Spiritualism in Russian Art

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

A comparative experience and exploration of Russian Art, at the crossroads of art, history, politics, and cultural sensibility. Beginning with its medieval past, traveling through centuries of appropriation and innovation, as well as historical, political, and social transformations, we’ll explore one of the most powerful and influential testimonies...

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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

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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.

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16 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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Gallery Dinner Party

at ArtsClub - Williamsburg 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Join ArtsClub for a dinner party at M. David & Co in Bushwick, featuring contemporary artist Vieno James, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Polynesian Voyaging Society. Over dinner, Mumbai-based journalist Kannan Srinivasan will introduce us to topics of global development, international exchanges of culture, and their relationship...

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Painting the Apocalypse:Haring, Basquiat & the Eighties

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 111 N. 12th St Brooklyn, New York, New York 11249

When Keith Haring and William S. Burroughs collaborated on a monumental Apocalypse series, they were tapping a dark vein of Eighties angst, shared by Basquiat, Longo, Sherman, Schnabel, Lemieux, Holzer, Wojnarowicz and other art stars of the decade. There's a reason why the powerful exhibition at the Nassau Museum curated by Eric Fischl culminates...

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Frida's Fragrance: Art, Scent, & Persona

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 111 N. 12th St Brooklyn, New York, New York 11249

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century, is celebrated for her groundbreaking self-portraits, her proud embodiment of her Mexican heritage, her political activism, and her persistence in the face of physical disability. She has been the subject of many books, exhibitions, documentaries, even a Hollywood film....

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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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History of Jewelry Design

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Chelsea 243 W 24th St, New York, New York 10011

This course will explore jewelry design techniques, fashion trends, and style influencers from 1880 until now. Kendra Pariseault will walk students through the couture jewelry of the past and today, discussing the social and political climates which influenced each period’s trends in materials, design motifs, and usage of stones.  We’ll start...

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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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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. NYSID

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Queer Art and the Legacy of AIDS

at The New School - Manhattan 10011

This course examines the history of AIDS and HIV through artistic responses in visual culture and performance. In particular, we will think through various ways that artists use visual representation and bodily performance to make necessary interventions in public conversations around AIDS. What you will learn Students will engage art and performance...

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16 sessions

The Ramayana: Myth and Conflict

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

An ancient epic and foundational text for a great variety of peoples, the Ramayana has had a lasting influence on everything from popular art to classical South Asian thought to contemporary Hindu politics. The Ramayana tells the sweeping story of the exile and return of the ruler Rama from the kingdom of Ayodhya. Rama’s adventures—including the...

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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,...

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Italian Renaissance Masters I: Botticelli and Da Vinci

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

The Renaissance, a genuine re-birth of culture in Italy between the late 15th and mid-16th century, saw extraordinary artistic accomplishments in painting and sculpture. Artists found inspiration in the styles and subjects of ancient Greece and Rome while an interest in accurately—even scientifically—depicting the natural world developed. Recognition...

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