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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...

Thursday Oct 5th, 6:30pm

Introduction to Interior Design

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

This course is intended for people who are considering a career in interior design. It provides a broad introduction to the profession and an overview of the education and requisite skills. The emphasis of this course is residential, a branch of interior design that typically includes specialties such as kitchens, bathrooms, home offices and custom...

$690

7 sessions

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The City Transformed: Part I

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

This series of eight slide lectures illustrates the historic transformations of New York City.  Discover how architectural and engineering innovations—along with human ingenuity—transformed New York into a world-class metropolis. Week 1. New York Before the Modern Era, 1620s-1830 Week 2. The Greek Revival 1830-1845 Week 3. The Neo-Gothic...

$325

8 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 6:30pm

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History of the Modern Interior

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

This course examines the history of the modern interior, its taste and furnishings. It illuminates concepts and approaches to the interior space, from the advent of the Victorian Home, through Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, the Modernist home, Postmodernism and Minimalism. Throughout its five sessions, the course illustrates some legendary interiors,...

$275

7 sessions

Monday Oct 2nd, 5:30pm

The Six-Hour Art Major

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

Gene is absolutely certain that anyone can understand art. Regardless of your background, occupation, or creative skill set, this informative, lively, and entertaining presentation can teach anyone how to experience art from an artist's viewpoint.  Whether you’re looking for new ways to understand visual art or you want to wind down after work,...

$95

2 sessions

Thursday Oct 19th, 6pm

The Real History of Cave Paintings

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

Fifty thousand years ago, the world experienced its first artistic movement. The pieces of art created at that time are beautiful, important, and still mysterious. They are the famous cave paintings of Lascaux and other European sites. If you’ve encountered these artworks in museums, history classes, or on TV, and wanted to know more, this...

Friday Sep 29th, 6:30pm

Hands on History

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

The history of glass is a long and rich resource of over 3,500 years. It can be seen as a tool, which can help facilitate the development and realization of ideas, as valuable as a blowpipe, kiln, pencil or paper. Knowledge of the field also helps to locate work in an historical context, as well as assisting in the understanding of contemporary...

$600

6 sessions

Saturday Oct 21st, 1pm

Before and After the Renaissance

at Art Studios @ JCC in 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...

Wednesday Nov 15th, 6:30pm

Nothing Dark about the Dark Ages

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

n this class, we'll explore how the misnomer 'Dark Ages' was incorrectly applied to the 12th-15th centuries. It was a time of technological, philosophical, and artistic innovation that paved the way for geniuses of the Renaissance like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarotti. Find out about the invention of the mechanical...

Thursday Oct 5th, 8:30pm

Elements of Classical Architecture: Intro to Moldings

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art - Midtown
20 W 44th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10036

A good place to begin study of the classical language of architecture is with an overview of the geometry and terminology of classical moldings, the smallest classical parts. Moldings may be thought of as the ‘a, b, c’s’ of classical architecture.  The classical orders and related forms are composed of a combination of these smaller elements...

Saturday Sep 30th, 10am

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...

$394

5 sessions

Monday Nov 6th, 6:15pm

Feminist Art Club

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

Why is there an enormous triangular table at the Brooklyn Museum covered with genitalia-shaped dinner plates? Why was that Intro to Art History course you took in undergrad all about white men from Europe? How are art and feminism related, and what does it even mean for an artist to be feminist? For answers to these questions and more, come join Feminist...

Tuesday Nov 7th, 7pm

Basic Revit

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

This course will cover the basics of Autodesk Revit, an important building information modeling software for interior designers, architects, engineers, and contractors.  Students will learn to create a space in 3D and proceed to annotate the model wit h 2D drafting elements. An introduction to the tools and concepts of working with a fully...

$690

7 sessions

Thursday Oct 5th, 6pm

Urbanismn of Greenwich Village

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art

In this walking tour, participants will discuss the principles of traditional urbanism applied to a modern-day city, analyze on site how architecture (traditional and modernist) can affect public space, and sketch unique urban conditions in Greenwich Village. Required material: Sketchbook

Saturday Oct 7th, 10am

Intuitive Color Workshop

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

Using visualizations and intuition, we find a color palette to create paintings in either oil or acrylic. Through a series of class exercises, we color based on each student’s own style or focus. Bring three surfaces to paint on and the materials of your choice. Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one? A: No, but you will have time...