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Leading New York Painting Classes

Leading New York Painting Classes

Painting is one of the most popular pastimes for people all over the world--after all, it’s a powerful mode of creative expression. New York is full of a myriad of great art pieces, which can actually be both good and bad. Good, of course, because what better way is there to culture yourself than spending a Saturday gazing at famous paintings at the Met. Bad, though, because seeing the slew of incredible works of art that New York has can be a little discouraging for your own painting career. Thoughts like, ”Aw man, I’ll never be able to paint like Picasso or Rembrandt...I should just give up now,” might pass through your mind. But, don’t worry, you’ve got to start somewhere to become the next Matisse, and we’ve got the list to help you get started:

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    Painting Workshop (3hr - Brooklyn)
    Painting Workshop (3hr - Brooklyn)

    Painting Lounge

    This class aims to teach you how to actually recreate famous paintings from renowned artists like Warhol, Van Gogh, and Picasso--I guess it’s time to say goodbye to feeling discouraged at museums! Experienced instructors will teach you the step-by-step processes that went into creating these works of arts, so that you can replicate them yourself. This class encourages you to let loose and express yourself as you paint in this fun, stress-free environment. After putting your own creative twist on classic paintings, there’s no way you won’t be absolutely dazzled by the finished piece you’ve created.

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    Date Night! One Night Couples Painting Party
    Date Night! One Night Couples Painting Party

    The Art Studio NY

    The Art Studio NY has miraculously figured out the recipe for the perfect date: many tubes of paint and a bottle of wine. So grab your significant other and head to this two-hour workshop! This class ensures that you unleash your inner artist and have fun as a couple. Expert instructors will teach you brush stroke techniques, color mixing, composition, and how to experiment with texture. Furthermore, you’ll get lots of one-on-one attention, both from the instructor and your loved one. If painting with your partner isn’t good enough already, you are encouraged to bring along a bottle of your favorite wine, so the two of you can sip as you create a beautiful work of art for your home.

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    Intro to Watercolor
    Intro to Watercolor

    Michiyo Art Studio

    Watercolor is so much more than an activity for kids. In fact, watercolor has been used to make some of the world’s most spectacular art pieces (did someone say Monet)? Michiyo Art Studio’s two-hour class will teach you all of the basic watercolor techniques you could ever dream of learning. After you’ve gotten the hang of the fundamentals, you’ll get to work on creating an awe-inspiring masterpiece of your own to take home.

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    Intro to Graffiti -- vendor is unresponsive (MCK 5/15/15)
    Intro to Graffiti -- vendor is unresponsive (MCK 5/15/15)

    Jesse Edwards Graffiti

    If you’re sick of mainstream types of painting, graffiti might just be the answer. But, wait a minute...graffiti often comes with a negative connotations, doesn’t it? Well, don’t worry, because a new type of graffiti is on the rise, one that focuses on social commentary and creating beautiful work. This class will teach you all the techniques necessary to become a graffiti maven--you will learn tags, spray techniques, fills, lettering and more. Once you’ve finished learning the fundamentals, grab your spray paint can and get to work creating your own expressive art!

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