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Watercolor and Illustration: Trial

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

This watercolor workshop, using watercolor inks, is designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Inks are completely transparent and colors are easy to mix and flow beautifully. Wet on wet, wet on dry, hand-done type, and the use of resist will be demonstrated.  The class approaches watercolor using graphic illustration with an emphasis on...

Tuesday Apr 21st, 1pm - 4pm

Getting Started with Watercolor

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

Everyone can paint, including YOU!  If you’re longing to re-spark your inner artist but aren’t sure where to start, these short classes will give you the jump you need. Professional artists take you step by step through basic techniques, opening your eyes to infinite possibilities. An affordable way to get your creative juices flowing, have...

Thursday Mar 12th, 4pm - 6:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Make Your Own Watercolor: Classic

at Kremer Pigments - Chelsea 247 West 29th St, New York, New York 10001

Learn how to transform pure pigments and gum arabic into highly-saturated watercolor paints. The ratio of gum arabic to pigment will be emphasized. The “Classic” version offers a selection of 25-30 pigments that vary in characteristics- gritty, fine, opaque, transparent, earth, synthetic, pearlescent, etc. Experiment with custom color-mixing....

Saturday Mar 7th, 12pm - 4pm

Succulents and Cacti Watercolor Workshop

at CraftJam - SoHo 103 Sullivan St, New York, New York 10012

No green thumb? No problem! Skip the soil and learn how to paint colorful cacti and succulents in a fun, stress-free environment - no experience necessary! In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting, including brush techniques and basic color theory. After some step-by-step instructions and hands-on practice, you can let...

Sunday Jan 26th, 2pm - 4:30pm


Watercolor Basics

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

You loved her recent New Yorker covers! Award winning artist and seasoned educator Jenny Kroik is known for the loosely rendered, evocative scenes she describes as "very responsive—like a journal." Using cut flowers as your subject, you will learn the basics of painting with watercolor or take your work to the next level in a casual environment....

Saturday Mar 14th, 12pm - 2pm

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Watercolor (All Levels)

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

Explore a variety of watercolor techniques with an emphasis on developing your style and abilities. Demos in color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry-brush techniques, and a unique new watercolor stretched canvas will be covered. Students of all levels can paint from still life, photos, or your own subjects.  A supply list will be emailed in advance....

Wednesday Mar 25th, 10am - 1pm

  (7 sessions)

7 sessions

Watercolor Brush Lettering

at CraftJam - SoHo 103 Sullivan St, New York, New York 10012

Whether you are interested to learn basic brush lettering skills or to find new ways to take your watercoloring skills further, join our Watercolor Brush Lettering CraftJam. In this fun and colorful workshop you will learn lettering skills with endless possibilities for card making, gift tags, wall art, and more! In this CraftJam you will: Learn...

Saturday Feb 8th, 2pm - 5pm


Watercolor Paint Night

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and then complete a series of watercolor paintings! Techniques such a dry brush and wet into wet will be demonstrated by our teacher, followed by ample time for students to experiment with the materials and techniques on their own. Create your own masterpiece without the restrictions of "copying" the...

Friday Mar 6th, 9:30pm - 11pm

Master the Art of Traditional Watercolor Techniques

at New York Jewelry Design Institute - Midtown 17 West 45th St Ste 904, New York, New York 10036

The finest jewelry houses in the world express their designs with gorgeous hand painted masterpieces. Design concepts are shown in rich, vibrant colors and their stones glow with imagination and inspiration. Master this uninterrupted flow of creativity with traditional European watercolor techniques that have turn into timeless pieces of jewelry....

Tuesday May 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Silk Painting (One Day Class)

Silk Painting (One Day Class)

at Textile Arts Center - Gowanus 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Silk painting produces beautiful results and allows for a lot of creative freedom – like a water-color painting on fabric. In this class, students will learn and explore silk painting techniques using dyes and different resists. Important Things to Note: Our classes are designed to focus on a learned skill rather than a final product. At TAC,...

Sunday Jan 19th, 11am - 5pm


Materials and Techniques

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Explore a wide range of media used in the creation of works of art, as well as the processes, or methods incorporated in their fabrication. Experiment with oil paint, acrylic, egg tempera, watercolor, gouache, encaustic wax, and various kinds of brushes and paint applications.  No prior experience necessary. All levels welcome.

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6:35pm - 9:25pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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Sketching & Visual Journaling

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa 111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

In this exciting new class, students will measure, fold, tear, sew/glue and bind together paper to create a book. Following on from that, there will be discussions and demonstrations on materials, including, various types of pens, pencils, inks, watercolor and other drawing mediums used to draw and journal with. There will also be demonstrations by...

Monday Jan 27th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (12 sessions)

12 sessions

Carbon Printing

at Penumbra Foundation | CAP - Murray Hill 36 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

This workshop is a thorough introduction to the delightfully versatile carbon printing process, developed in 1855. Carbon prints are capable of a wide range of image characteristics. They can be virtually any color or tone, and the final image can be placed on a wide variety of surfaces, including glass, metal, paper, as well as various kinds of synthetic...

Saturday Feb 1st, 10am - 6pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Drawing for Illustration: Beyond Basics

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

This drawing class is designed for artists interested in broadening the fundamentals of their craft. Students will work explore observational drawing from still life, landscape, portraiture and figure drawing, as well as broad range of media including pastel, watercolor, ink, and graphite. This is a perfect course for anyone willing to bring out...

Sunday Mar 1st, 4pm - 6pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Cartooning for Beginners

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

This high-quality cartooning and illustration class combines solid visual art fundamental with exercises designed to jump-start your creative process and inspire you to discover new ideas in unexpected places. You will be able to take these skills and apply them to every facet of comics production from initial sketch to print. The skills are...

Thursday Feb 27th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

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