Our Visual Arts courses range from Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Collage and The City, Drawing at The Metropolitan Museum, Painting from Plants and Introduction to Watercolor to Painting the City: Plein Air and Watercolor and Abstraction.
The City could be thought of as a massive collage: a space where images and structures conjoin in unexpected ways. Historically, much of the work done with collage has been informed by the urban setting.
New York City is filled with exciting places to practice your drawing skills so let the city will be your inspiration for this 3 hour Sunday workshop. From quick sketches to more developed finished drawings will be reviewed during class.
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.
The course considers theory and science of color perception from Renaissance painters, 18th century through the impressionists and significant contributions of Bauhaus theorists like Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers.
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.
In this course, students will make paintings of vivid and intricate still lives composed of plants and flowers, patterned and colored textiles, and a variety of other forms.
In this class we will use various sites around New York City, with bold and exciting architectural and landscape elements to meet each conceptual approaches to painting from observation
Get the stories out of your head and onto paper! Graphic novelist and teacher, Barbara Slate, will guide students through the process she of creating characters for comics.
Seen as a vehicle for exploration, this course is appropriate for students of all levels. For the beginner, it serves as a superb introduction to the often elusive medium of watercolor.
This course is the perfect preparation class for those who would like to capture the landscape in watercolor.