Our Visual Arts courses range from Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Basic Collage, Drawing at The Met, Portrait Drawing and Introduction to Watercolor to How to Make a Graphic Novel and Night Drawing on Location.
Basic Collage provides non-experienced students with tools and techniques to approach and explore the medium. Students learn about the basic elements of art: color, value, line, shape, pattern and texture.
This workshop takes a lively approach to exploring the interrelationship between collage and painting. Students will employ the historically unstructured medium of collage as a means of sketching and as a springboard for ideas in painting.
The fundamentals of observational drawing are taught on-site at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. he class is suitable for absolute beginners, as well as those with previous drawing experience.
Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course - our most popular offering - 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.
Creating a lifelike, expressive portrait is a major challenge even for the most experienced artist, from emotion to gesture to getting a likeness. Students study facial proportions and anatomy in a supportive environment using a different model in each class as well as photographs.
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.
This three-day workshop enables students of all levels who want to paint an opportunity to become familiar with the three most popular water media: watercolor, gouache and acrylic.
The unique properties of transparent watercolor make possible a visual quality that is unattainable with other media. Students will be introduced to the watercolor media as a means of personal expression.
Get the stories out of your head and onto paper! The veteran graphic novelist and teacher, Barbara Slate, will guide students through the same process she learned creating characters for Marvel and DC Comics.
New York City is filled with exciting places to go at night to practice your drawing skills. To capture the mood and light of interior spaces like Grand Central Station, The Waldorf Astoria, St. Patrick's Cathedral or even a local bowling alley.