Visual Arts

Our Visual Arts courses range from Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Basic Collage, Introduction to Watercolors, Acrylic Painting, Portraiture Drawing and Drawing at The Metropolitan Museum to and Color Theory.

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Basic Collage
Basic Collage Classes nyc collage for beginners

Basic Collage provides non-experienced students with techniques to approach and explore the medium. Students learn about the basic elements of art.

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Drawing for Absolute Beginners
Drawing for Beginners class nyc

Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course is designed for you. Beginning with a simple contour, you will use line to discover a variety of shapes, from the still life to the figure.

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Experimental Drawing
Collage to Painting Workshop nyc collage classes

Open to students of all levels, this course is designed for students who enjoy working intuitively and wish to use drawing to jumpstart their creativity.The goal of this four week course is to work expressively, try new things and embrace the playful side of art-making.

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Introduction to Color Theory: A Workshop
Introduction to Color Theory: A Workshop in New York

The course considers theory and science of color perception from Renaissance painters, 18th century through the impressionists and significant contributions of Bauhaus theorists.

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.