Art, Photography, and Architecture

Art Workshops: Mixed Level

Katalin Papp-Gyokeny, MFA (NY School of Visual Arts), award-winning artist

Drawing Your Heart Out

Learn traditional principles and contemporary techniques in drawing. Attain a working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. Introduce narrative ideas, collaborative projects and conceptual art techniques.

Required art supplies: tracing paper, sharpener, charcoal, pen and ink.

ARX-102               8 sessions (16 hours)/ $155 plus approximate cost of supplies is $30

ZA           Sun., 10am-noon, Oct. 6-Nov. 24

Astonishing Watercolors

Learn to create astonishing watercolors using techniques of dry-into-dry, wet-into-wet and wet- into-dry and explore color, composition, and texture. Paint still life, nature, portrait, and figure.

Required art supplies: For painting– artist quality watercolor set, 1 round #10 sable brush (fingernail size), 1 flat sabeline brush (2 fingernail size), natural sponge, container for water, 2B pencil, kneaded eraser, scrap paper for sketching and cold press watercolor paper pad. For texturing– spray bottle, kitchen salt, rubbing alcohol.

ARX-120               8 sessions (24 hours) / $235 plus approximate cost of supplies is $100

ZP           Sun., noon-3pm, Oct. 6-Nov. 24

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Art History Series

Mary L. Dono, MS, Doctor of Education, Instructional Leadership

These 20th century artists bring to the art world an entirely new perspective. Each, in his own style, highlights the concept of Modern Art.

ARX-304 M: Mondays @ 7-8:30pm

Register for Each @ $35 (1.5 hours)/ Register for ALL Sections (four class meetings) @ $105 (6 hours)

M1: September 23

•             David Hockney: Born in London, living in California, Hockney is a painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He is considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

M2: October 21

•             Roy Lichtenstein: American pop artist, he is known for his high-impact, iconic images.

M3: November 18

•             Richard Serra: American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large-scale assemblies of sheet metal.

•             Frank Stella: American painter, sculptor and printmaker, noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.

M4: December 2

•             Jasper Johns: American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, and pop art. He is well known for his depictions of the American flag and other US-related topics.

•             Robert Rauschenberg: American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement. Rauschenberg is well known for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations.

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Architectural History Series

Craig R. Weber, R.A. A.I.A., S.A.H, MS Columbia University, MA Brooklyn College, Associate Prof. - ET Department QCC Centers of Cultural Aspiration

ARX-303 W: Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:30pm

Register for Each @ $45 (2 hours)/ Register for All Four@ $145 (8 hours)

W1: October 23

•             The Art Museum from Boulee to Bilbao

The Prado, The Louvre, The Hermitage, Rijksmuseum, The Metropolitan Art Museum, British Museum, Frick Collection (NYC), Tate Modern (London), Musee d'Orsay (Paris), East Wing National Gallery (Washington DC), Guggenheim NYC, Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA) & Dia (Beacon, NY), Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA), Acropolis Museum (Athens), Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian wing (Georgetown, DC), Guggenheim Bilbao, Denver Art Museum (CO), New Museum (NYC), Getty Museums (CA) The 18th to 21st Century

W2: November 6

•             The Opera Houses & Concert Halls

La Fenice (Venice), La Scala (Milan), Covent Garden (London), Semper (Dresden), L'Opera Garnier (Paris), Metropolitan Lincoln Center (NYC), Sydney (Australia), Oslo (Norway), Bastille (Paris), Guangzhou (China), Schauspielhaus (Berlin), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Royal Albert Hall (London), Musicverein (Vienna), Carnegie Hall (NYC), Berlin Philharmonic, Disney Concert Hall (L.A.-CA) The 18th to 21st Century

W3: November 20

•             The Theatre

Epidaurus (Greece), Taormina (Sicily), Teatro Olympico (Vicenza, Italy), The Apollo Harlem (NYC), Kalita Humphries (Dallas, TX), Alley Theatre (Houston, TX), The Shed at Hudson Yards (NYC) The 4th Century BC to 21st Century

W4: December 4

•             The Library

Alexandria (Egypt), Andrew Carnegie Libraries (various locations), Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington DC), 5th Avenue Library (NYC), Bibliotheque Sainte Geneviere (Paris), Viipuri (Finland), Beinecke Rare Books (Yale, CT), Phillips Exeter Academy Library (NH), UCSD (CA), Walter Washington (Chicago) The 3rd Century BC to 21st Century.

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Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.