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  SESSION 2October 26-December 20, 2014

 

 

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Ceramics
Guided Study in Hand-built Clay
Level: 1-2
This class offers a concept of independent guided study; allowing the student to brainstorm and construct works done in hand-built clay. Students have the opportunity to work on individual projects through a series of guided critiques and hands-on help by the instructor. Each project is conceived and carried out at the participant’s own pace and level of expertise, with intermittent group and individual critiques using visual cues and discussion includinginstructor and peer support. Students are immersed in the creative flow of actual studio production by observation and critique of the instructor’s work in progress.
 Class Details
 
C5.6b Session 2 2014 Saturday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, November 1-December 20 - Bill Buchanan

HANDBUILDING 101
Level: 1
Explore what you can create using your hands! Learn basic pinch, slab, and coil construction methods as well as the use of molds. Decorative treatments will include stamps, slips, and stains. Students will also learn how to glaze and finish their pots using high-fire glazing techniques. No previous clay experience is required, but please do not miss the first class! This class is a prerequisite for all clay classes. Limit 15 students. Class Details
 
C6.2a Session 2 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Jessi Maddocks
C6.4b Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 30-December 18 - Chris Pickett

HANDBUILDING ADVANCED
Interested in working independently yet want regular contact with instructor to further your creativity and artistic vision? Bring your notebook and ideas to class and take your pinching, coiling and slab techniques to the next level. Play with the extruder and experiment with form. Instruction is geared towards individuals’ ideas. Limit 15 students. Class Details
 
C5.3a Session 2 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 29-December 17

HANDBUILDING INTERMEDIATE
Experiment with the variety of hand-building techniques used in functional and sculptural ceramics. Both experimental and traditional processes will be taught: pinching, coiling, slab building, extruding and creating forms from a
solid block of clay. We will also explore a variety of finishes, slips, terra sigillata, under-glazes and glazes. Demos and directed projects will be practiced and individual exploration will follow. Bring your ideas and sketch book to class. Limit 15 Students. Class Details
 
C6.3C Session 2 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, October 29-December 17

Illustration in Clay
Learn to add rich and meaningful surface design to your ceramic work. In this class students will bring 2D and 3D together as we explore ways to create narrative illustrations and patterns on wheel thrown or hand built ceramic forms. Weekly demos will cover slip transfer techniques, stenciling, stamping, slip inlay, laser decals wax resists, and much more. Class Details
 
C15.1a Session 2 2014 Monday 9:30AM - 12:30PM, October 27-December 15 - Jessi Maddocks

Raku & Saggar Firing
Levels: All
Get ready for the heat and learn the art of Raku. Experiment with Raku glaze techniques and alternative firing methods using saggars, sawdust and horse hair. While there will be time to make new forms in class, students are encouraged to bring 4 bisque objects for glazing and firing. This course focuses on the firing and glazing techniques. Firing schedule is contingent on quantity of work. Students should have basic knowledge of clay and be able to work somewhat independently. Limit 8 Students. Class Details
 
C8.3b Session 2 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 29-December 17 - Ronald Shaw

WHEEL THROWING 101
For students with no previous experience on the potter’s wheel. This course will introduce the fundamental skills necessary to center clay and produce basic pottery forms like bowls, cylinders, mugs, vases, or planters. Learn about the balance between aesthetic and utilitarian considerations that can determine the difference between good work and great work. Limit 14 students. Class Details
 
C1.1b Session 2 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 27-December 15 - Deborah Adornato
C1.1c Session 2 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, October 27-December 15 - Tyra Forker
C1.3c Session 2 2014 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, October 27-December 17 - Ron Shaw
C1.4a Session 2 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 30-December 18 - Chris Pickett
C1.6a Session 2 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, November 1-December 20 - Michael Blair

WHEEL THROWING INTERMEDIATE\ADVANCED
Designed for students with prior experience on the wheel, this course will offer students a chance to develop and improve technical throwing skills. Students will also practice new techniques to alter and embellish thrown forms using a variety
of tools and methods. Explore glazing and firing processes, discuss historical and contemporary ceramics, and continue to generate new work on a more independent level with regular interaction with instructor. Limit 14 students. Class Details
 
C1.2c Session 2 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, October 27-December 16
C2.2B Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 28-December 16

WHEEL THROWING WORKSHOP
Take a seat and get your hands on the potter's wheel! You know you want to try this ancient technique with a modern twist. You will learn to center your clay and walk away from the wheel with a finished product. This workshop will give you basic fundamentals of wheel work and will leave you wanting to take an eight week class. Class Details
 
CW8.4c1 Session 2 2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, November 6 - Ronald Shaw
CW8.4c3 Session 2 2014 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, December 4 - Ronald Shaw

 
 
Drawing & Painting
Large Scale Figure Drawing
Break out of the box and draw the figure bigger! In this class we will use gesture and contour drawings to draw from the life model at a large scale. With a focus on composition, proportion and value scale, students will work towards longer poses using a 24 x 36 format or larger. This will provide students with an opportunity to see shapes, forms and planes within the figure and environment and render them accordingly. Class Details
 
D5.6a Session 2 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 31-December 20 - Leslie Albert

Classical Drawing in Mixed Media
Level: All
This class will teach you how to use graphite, pastels, charcoal to create classical realistic drawings on various types of paper. Through a range of techniques and materials, you will master how to compose subject matter and draw from observation and we will have a model four classes). Learn to apply light and shadows to create portraits and still life drawings in the classical tradition. The instruction is one-on-one and will enhance the skills of both beginner and advanced students. Class Details
 
D31.5a Session 2 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 30-December 19 - Zatara McIntyre

Collage and Text in Painting and Mixed Media
Work with visiting Dutch artist Theodora Plas (www.theodoraplas.com) and learn how to incorporate collage and text in your paintings and/or mixed media work. Create personal messages and historical references to explore the use of text and collage and color. Questions will be asked — is it needed at all or just a nice extra detail? Can it enhance and deepen what we want to express? How can the role of the written word and collage compliment compositional balance? A supply list will be provided upon registration of the workshop. Class Details
 
PW2.4a Session 2 2014 Thursday-Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, October 30-November 1 - Theodora Plas

CONTEMPORARY PAINTING
Level: Interm/Adv
Students will explore abstract issues in comtemporary painting. Critical concepts of contemporary art and techniques will be covered. Personal expression is encouraged. Appropriate for all media. Class Details
 
P5.2a Session 2 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Sam Perry
P5.4a Session 2 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 30-December 18 - Sam Perry

Creative Watercolor
Level: All
An exploration of new wet-on-wet approaches to watercolor, this course strengthens students’ proficiencies in various techniques such as negative glazing with washaways, charging colors, credit card texturing, masking and lifting, and using the rigger. Expressive color and strong composition will be emphasized. Demos and critiques included. Class Details
 
P33.5a Session 2 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 31-December 19 - Carol Z. Brody

Drawing the Figure
Level: All
Draw with confidence. We will focus on basic perceptual skills and see the relationship between form, volume, weight, mass and how they relate to each other. Drawing scaled up to life size, this course can greatly benefit beginner to advanced students. Class Details
 
D8.3a2 Session 2 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 29-December 17 - Dennis Aufiery

En Plein Air
Level: All
Observation, simplification, shapes value and color will be encouraged at the onset. The focus will move towards personal style as well as demos and sharing of the instructor’s own techniques. Students will travel to sites in Palm Beach County to paint on location. Each class meets at registration. Class Details
 
P1.6a Session 2 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, November 1-December 20 - Sonya Gaskell
PW1.6a2 Session 2 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, December 6 - Sonya Gaskell

Explore the Link between Color and Emotions
Have you ever wondered why you prefer some colors more than others? Why you choose certain colors for your art work, to decorate your home interior, or to wear?Or how you choose colors in every facet of your life? Color choice is a great way to express yourself. Creativity is in all of us, just expressed in different ways. Colors are a reflection of yourself and a way to express your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. This is a "FUN" class. Learn to bring your awareness of color emotions to the surface! Class Details
 
PW4.4b2 Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 20 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b4 Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 18 - Martha Myers

Exploring Acrylics
Level: All

Explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint in a creative atmosphere. Learn color mixing, wet on wet, wet on dry, how to creatively use gels and mediums, glazing, layering, texturizing, skins, and image transfers.  Class Details
 
P3.2b Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Vicki Siegel

Exploring Acrylics Workshop
Level: All

Explore the versatile medium of acrylic paint in a creative atmosphere. Learn color mixing, wet on wet, wet on dry, how to creatively use gels and mediums, glazing, layering,and creating texture with gels.
 Class Details
 
PW3.4b Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 11 - Vicki Siegel

FIGURE PAINTING WITH COLOR
Level: All
We will concentrate on your ability to draw with paint, use color structurally and paint the figure with confidence. This is a contemporary approach to composition and color that is inclusive of abstract painterly sensibilities, while being true to visual experience. A continuous pose will be set up for students to develop a deepened understanding of form. Class Details
 
P8.3b Session 2 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 29-December 17 - Dennis Aufiery

For Beginners
A focus on the basics of drawing: line, shape, shade, perspective and proportion. We will learn how to make 2D shapes look 3D. We will use simple materials such as pencils, charcoal and pen and learn each medium’s unique qualities. “Your paintings are only as good as your drawings.“ Drawing is the absolute essential to all visual art media. When you know how to draw, you can learn any other medium. Class Details
 
D9.2c Session 2 2014 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Michael Las Casas

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Level: Int. | Adv.
This course is a studio style workshop for artists already working independently who want professional feedback on a weekly basis. Emphasis will be on developing a personal approach and distinctive style in painting through discussions of contemporary art and current happenings in the art world. Come in with some ideas of what you want to paint, to discuss the best approach for you. Limited to 8 students. Class Details
 
P23.2a Session 2 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Miroslav Antich
P23.3a Session 2 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 29-December 17 - Miroslav Antic

Intro to Oil Painting
By making a color wheel, you will learn about primary, secondary, and complimentary colors, and how they are applied in painting. Class Details
 
PW4.4b1 Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 6 - Martha Myers
PW4.4b3 Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 4 - Martha Myers

Japanese Traditional Painting: Nihonga
Level: All
Explore Japanese Traditional Painting (Nihonga) : an historic form of painting. Students are introduced to materials, both technical and practical, allowing them to see the different varieties available. Nihonga is water-based painting, using special imported pigments and techniques. Class will include hands-on instruction, demonstrations and critique. This course will give you an opportunity to introduce yourself to some Eastern traditional painting material to further develop your body of work!  Class Details
 
P9.2a Session 2 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Hiromi Katayama

MIXED MEDIA & ACRYLIC
Level: All
Weekly demonstrations of contemporary acrylic painting techniques with a variety of mediums and other materials currently used by many established and “cutting edge” artists. Emphasis is on individualized instruction, suggestions, and critique for each student. Students are encouraged to embrace spontaneity, risks, and new combinations. Short demonstrations will include: airbrush painting, photocopy transfers, and hard edge painting. Class Details
 
P15.1b Session 2 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 27-December 15 - Skip Measelle

OIL PAINTING
Level: All
Beginning students will be taught in a systematic, step by step approach in which each class builds on the previous one. Students can expect to learn about color by making a color wheel, a color mixing chart, drawing, brushwork, and much more. Intermediate and advanced students may explore subject matter of choice using their own photographs such as landscapes, sharp focus on a single object, room interiors, etc. Application of glazing and veiling is also covered. Class Details
 
P4.3b Session 2 2014 Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 29-December 17 - Martha Ann Myers
P4.6a Session 2 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, November 1-December 20 - Martha Ann Myers

Paint a Still Life
Location: Armory Annex at Lake Worth

Learn the basics of painting and create a beautiful still life. No previous painting experience necessary, bring your creative energy and we supply the rest!  Class Details
 
PW9.3a Session 2 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, November 12 - Vicki Siegel
PW9.4a2 Session 2 2014 Thursday 9:30am - 11:30am, December 18 - Vicki Siegel

PAINTING OUTDOORS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH
Level: All
Working directly from outdoor subjects gives you confidence in developing your sense of natural color, personal color vocabulary and understanding of light. Your true subject is experiencing the physical and emotional connections of "being there" while investigating the possibilites of paint. Learn to engage subject matter first hand by painting diectly from outside subjects both natural and man made. Class Details
 
P30.2a Session 2 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Dennis Aufiery

Pouring Paint Workshop
Learn to paint like Helen Frankenthaler and Jackson Pollock. Learn the technique of pouring paint. Using acrylic paint, explore different ways of mark making. Build up your image with transparent washes and glazing techniques. The painting experince suggests ideas that create the final concept. Class Details
 
PW8.1b1 Session 2 2014 Monday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 17 - Roxene Sloate
PW8.2b2 Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 2 - Roxene Sloate

The Anatomy of Graffiti
Level: All
This class will help students explore different and new materials and techniques. Take an in-depth look at different skills and styles of current artists around the world. Apply them to find your own style or utilizing to current and future works. Learn how to use: spray paint, stencils, paste ups, stickers, markers, and many other items. Working from the massive to the miniscule. Students of any level and style are welcome.  Class Details
 
P15.1c Session 2 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, October 27-December 15 - Charles Bane

THE ART OF CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING
Level: All
Learn the basic elements of Chinese Brush Painting and the master stroke technique such as flower, bird and landscape. You can experiment with line and elaborate style on Chinese paper and silk. The course is progressive. Class Details
 
P35.2a Session 2 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Susan Wilders

The Figure in Costume: A focus on the fetish
Many artists through the ages have used the clothed figure as a source of inspiration and challenge. This workshop will focus on depicting the figure in a ‘costume’. Lending a ‘theatrical’ quality to drawing the model, life models will be used while wearing different styles of dress or accessories. Color as well as black and white will be used as well as a variety of media. Students will have the opportunity to draw the figure and fabric incorporating texture, pattern, proportion and perspective into their drawings. Class Details
 
DW5.2c Session 2 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, November 11 - Leslie Albert
DW5.4b Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, December 11 - Leslie Albert

Watercolor and Pastel
Level: All
Learning to work with watercolor and pastel media creates an excellent foundation on which to develop your painting skills. We will explore how to use watercolor with pastel to finish your artwork and develop your ability to utilize multimedia techniques. Let's have fun with watercolor media. you will learn the basic skills of watercolor, also each individual will learn how to approach a subject matter of their choice with this media. Experienced painters will learn how to develop their own style or try new techniques Class Details
 
P34.2b Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30PM - 4:30PM, October 28-December 16 - Hiromi Katayama

 
 
Jewelry/Glass/Metals
Flameworking/Torchworking Workshop
Warning! This is addictive – plan on having a great time learning some exciting new skills. Come learn the basics of the flame to make gorgeous beads and small ornaments. This class will take students through every process of torch work including safety first, setting up your work station, tools and materials. Then right to making small works of art, the annealing process and ending with final cleaning, cold working, analysis and critique. Students will purchase their basic supplies in a kit; rods, hot head torch and torch bracket, mandrels, bead release, paddles, marvers, UV/IR safety glasses, fiber blanket etc., which will cover the class projects and will enable students to work at home as well as at the Armory on future “open torch days”. This is a great class for all levels of glass workers. Mapp gas will be provided for class projects. Class will be limited to 8 students. Bring your own lunch-close toed shoes and comfortable clothes! Class Details
 
GW12.5a Session 2 2014 Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, November 7 - Roberta Ehrenberg & Camille Perrin

Form & Function Design Series - Tea Infusers
Level: All
Be enthused and infused- this workshop will delve into the exciting forming techniques in conjunction with simple mechanisms and construction methods. Research traditional silversmithing to create a one of a kind tea ball and/or infuser. There will be demonstrations on how to make shallow forms out of silver, basic hinge, chain/handle and a catch. Class Details
 
J8.1a Session 2 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, November 24-December 15 - Lisa Johnson

FUSED GLASS FOR ADVANCED
Level: 2-3
Explore advanced techniques in warm glass including slumping, relief fusing, and inclusions; while working on your own design to create a body of work. Advanced knowledge of glass cutting techniques and all cold working apparatus is required. Class Details
 
G14.2a Session 2 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Camille Perrin *** CLASS FULL ***
G14.4a Session 2 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 30-December 18 - Camille Perrin

FUSED GLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Level: 1
This course provides a solid foundation in glass fusing. Basic cutting techniques, shop safety, cold working with various apparatus, materials and glass characteristics will be explored to create functional glass and jewelry pieces. Includes full and tack fusing, and slumping. Class Details
 
G12.2b Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Camille Perrin *** CLASS FULL ***
G12.4b Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 30-December 18 - Camille Perrin

INDEPENDENT GLASS STUDIO
Level: 2-3
For current students who would like a more intense studio experience, individual projects will be develooped, advanced techniques explored in a smaller, more private studio setting. Available Saturdays to be announced with class time and lab fee to be paid by the week.  Class Details
 
G16.1a Session 2 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 27-December 15 - Camille Perrin
G16.3a Session 2 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 29-December 17 - Camille Perrin

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Level: 2-3
Students will design and work on their own jewelry projects with guidence from the instructor. Class Details
 
J16.3a Session 2 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 29-December 17 - Lisa Johnson

Intro to Art Clay Silver
Level: All
Welcome to the wonderful world of Art Clay Silver. In this class, you’ll learn the basics of working with this fun, exciting and truly innovative clay. You’ll shape, carve, add texture and even fire your piece with a torch… turning it into a one-of-a-kind fine silver pendant that’s yours to keep. All materials included, as well as use of instructors tools. Class Details
 
J11.4b Session 2 2014 Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 30-December 18 - Nzingah Oniwosan

INTRO TO SILVERSMITHING
Level: 1
An introduction to the art of jewelry making through the use of hand tools, torches, flex shafts, polishers and more. With personal instruction, demonstrations, and hands on experience, students will learn how to lay out, drill, pierce, file, form, solder and polish sterling silver. Every student will develop their own design to create jewelry that includes the basic hinge, bezel and surface settings, chain making, and clasps. While some tools are supplied by the school, students are expected to bring their own hand tools and supplies. Class Details
 
J5.2c Session 2 2014 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, October 28-December 16 - Lisa M. Johnson

Porcelain Jewelry
Level: All
It’s time to get a little messy! Learn how to make plaster molds and incorporate slip cast porcelain into your jewelry. Students will apply plaster mold making and creative slip casting to create a one of a kind necklace. Demonstrations will include 1 and 2 part plaster molds, simple clasp fabrication, and basic slip casting techniques. Class Details
 
JW5.2b Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 4-November 18 - Lisa M. Johnson

TGIF: RINGS
Level: ALL
Start off the weekend with your own ring! In this workshop you will learn basic soldering, texture application using the rolling mill, and surface finishes. Every participant will accomplish making a one of a kind ring to wear for the weekend! Copper and other materials are included with your tuition in order to complete the ring. However, if you choose to use silver instead please see the student material list provided by registration. Class Details
 
JW28.5b Session 2 2014 Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, November 21 - Adrian Ficarelli

 
 
Other Arts
Art Basel – Art Miami Excursion & Guided Tour
Art Basel – Art Miami Excursion
Dec 5, 2014
Event Summary
Art Basel

Join the Armory Art Center as we explore the 2014, Art Basel – Art Miami fair on Friday, December 5th, during art week in fabulous Miami. Connect with new and old friends of the Armory Art Center without the hassle of traffic and parking. Travel with one of our friendly staff in the comfort of a luxurious charter bus equipped with reclining seats, lavatory, TV monitors, and Wi-Fi.

EXCURSION INCLUDES:
Round trip bus transportation from the Armory to Miami Beach
Admission to TWO shows - Art Basel-Miami Beach and Art Miami
- Art Miami, located in the renowned Wynwood Arts District, is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States; showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.
- Art Basel boasts the world's premier modern and contemporary art shows, featuring works from world-renowned artists.

PRICING:
Sale price: $80 per person through November 5th
Full price: $100 per person November 5th through November 19th
Sale ends November 19th

ITINERARY:
Friday, December 5th, meet at Armory Art Center’s parking lot at 9:30 a.m. The bus will depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp!
Arrive at Art Miami at 11:15 a.m.
Departs Art Miami at 2:30 p.m.
Arrive at Art Basel at 2:45 p.m.
Departs Art Basel at 7:00 p.m., returning to the Armory Art Center at approximately at 8:15 p.m.

* Please notify us if you are disabled and require special assistance.

Reserve your seat today as seating is very limited!

Guided tour of Art Basel and Art Miami fairs:
Join New York-based artist, curator and critic, Kara L. Rooney and the Armory Art Center for a personally guided tour of the 2014 Art Basel & Art Miami fairs on Friday, December 5th. Kara will give a 75-minute tour at Art Miami and a 90-minute tour at Art Basel of the hottest new galleries, artists and curators and will address the underrepresentation of women artists in the contemporary museum and gallery scene.
- Kara is an internationally recognized artist, writer and curator. She is a regular contributor to Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, for whom she is a Managing Art Editor. Most recently, Rooney curated an exhibition of the post-war German artist, Joseph Beuys’ late work, and interviewed artist Kara Walker on her blockbuster installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. Her interview with the painter Luc Tuymans, originally conducted for AiA, was included in the artist’s 2014 monograph, Luc Tuymans: On & By, published by Whitechapel Gallery in London. Rooney’s visual work has been exhibited at Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; The International Women’s Museum, CA; and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. Cost for the guided tour is $60 and participation will be capped at 25 people. Sign up before it fills –the final deadline to sign up is November 14th.

This is an add-on event and is independent from the Armory Bus Excursion. You can sign up for the guided tour whether you are on the excursion or not. The Bus Excursion is non-refundable, the guided tour will run with a minimum of 18 people.  Class Details
 
ARTBASEL Session 2 2014 Friday, December 5, 9:30am
GUIDE Session 2 2014 Friday, December 5, Hans Evers

Artistic Vessels and Traditional Baskets
Level: 1
This workshop will be an adventure into basketry. Functional baskets are still being made today with the same methods that date back in time. This class will explore both traditional functional design and artistic interpretations. Paper, reed, found and harvested materials will be used. Other mediums, such as paint and encaustics may be added to finish or embellish. Gourds may be incorporated as a part of the structure. Technique and creativity are encouraged so each student can experiment and design their own vessels. The workshop will strive to complete one basket from a pattern/s and one free design. Instructor will provide a kit of supplies at the following prices: No basketry experience $40; Some basketry experience $65. Class Details
 
RA7.1a Session 2 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 27-December 1 - Mary Catello

 
 
Photography & Printmaking
Building a Foundation
Level: 1-2
This class is for those who want to understand how to control their digital cameras. Covering the basics of photography, the class will quickly move into the functions and controls of the students’ cameras and on to methods of editing and presentation. Practice shooting in class. Weekly assignments will be given to help demonstrate the subjects discussed in class. Classes are conducted in a casual manner with ample time for questions. Students should bring to class: SLR, Super Zooms or advanced compact digital cameras with automatic and manual controls, charged batteries, memory cards. Class Details
 
RA5.1c Session 2 2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, October 27-November 17 - Robert Swinson

Collage and Color Workshop
Exploring the medium of collage as an art form of experimentation, flexibility and personal language. Found objects and images, transparent and textured papers, photo transfer, block printing, paper weaving and other experimental techniques are encouraged. Transparent and opaque color relationships are also discussed as well as the use of abstract and representational imagery. Creativity and experimentation will be encouraged.  Class Details
 
RAW5.2b Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, November 11 - Leslie Albert
RAW5.4a Session 2 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, December 11 - Leslie Albert

Discover Saori Weaving
Level: All
A Japanese weaving tradition- Saori is a patternless, improvisational style that is dedicated to free artistic expression. Students are encouraged to experiment with yarns, paper twines, synthetic fibers, shells, etc. The results are magical and the technique and equipments are basic enough that we hope that after the course students will continue to be inspired and to weave from their homes or studios. Class Details
 
RA12.3a Session 2 2014 Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, November 18-December 15 - Leora Stewart

FIBER ARTS
Level: All
This class is an exploration of different textile techniques using a variety of materials such as natural and man-made fibers along with beads, shells, feathers and recycled materials in order to create and construct both two and three-dimensional artworks. Emphasis is on individual creativity for both beginner and advanced students.  Class Details
 
RA1.2b Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Leora Klaymer Stewart

INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Learn more about using your digital point & shoot as well as the basics of digital SLR cameras. When you leave this class you will have a better understanding of what your camera does, why it doesn't always do what you want it to and how to get the picture you want. Bring your camera and manuals, freshly charged battery and a memory card. Class Details
 
RAW5.1a Session 2 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, November 3 - Robert Swinson
RAW5.1a2 Session 2 2014 Monday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, November 17 - Robert Swinson

iPhoneography: Exploring photography with a cell
Not just for Apple iPhone owners but also iPads and Android devices, this 3 hour workshop will cover the how-to's of capturing, editing and sharing photographs using the handiest of cameras, our cell phones. The class along with provided handouts will cover a variety of apps from the basics provided with your phone to many of the optional camera, editing and sharing options available. Students should bring their camera equipped smart phone or tablet device to class with a charged battery and eagerness to learn this exciting new genre of photography. Class Details
 
RAW6.1a2 Session 2 2014 Monday 9:30AM - 1:30PM, November 10 - Robert Swinson

Photoshop 101
Level: All
This course is an introduction to Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop. We will focus on file management, menus, tools, size and resolution, selections, adjustment layers, masking, filters, blending modes and color adjustment. Students will become comfortable with techniques that enable creativity. Techniques will apply to Photoshop CS6, CC and CC2014. Requirements: Laptop computer, Mac or PC, with Photoshop installed. (You can download a 30-day free trail from Adobe.) Class Details
 
RA4.5a Session 2 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 31-December 19 - Joanne Urban

Plein Air Photography
Level: All
Improve your photography and learn to better manage your camera, both technically and artistically. Learn to take better pictures of people, places or objects, taugh t by a professional commercial photographer. Each week we will go to a nearby location, photographing what interests you. Laptop optional.

Part 1 is in an exciting, non-intimidating, hands-on approach. Learn your camera’s basic functions in a non-technical way.

Part 2 is to improve your artistic side — to look at your subject matter differently, crop creatively and edit redundancy. We will spend more time on the aesthetics. Class Details
 
RA16.6a2 Session 2 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, November 29-December 20 - Jacek Gancarz- Jacek gancarz

Printmaking 101 Workshop
Students will create monotypes (painterly prints) and collagraphs (relief) Learn how to use a printing press to reproduce art prints. Everyone will discover secrets behind processes that great artists have used and that contemporary artists continue to explore.  Class Details
 
RAW21.5a2 Session 2 2014 Friday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, November 21 - Ron Garrett
RAW21.5a3 Session 2 2014 Friday 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, December 12 - Ron Garrett

Printmaking in the 21st Century: A Non-Tox
Level: All
Transfer your drawings, paintings, photocopies or computer images onto a ‘Solarplate’ and print with water based inks. The process will keep you experimenting and discovering new ways to create, integrate, layer or color prints. Printed effects are equivalent to hard ground, soft ground, aquatint and photogravure, as well as marks of traditional lithography and relief prints. It is a wonderfully flexible and direct method to print and environmentally friendly. Class Details
 
RA10.5a Session 2 2014 Friday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 30-December 19 - Mark Cohen

 
 
Sculpture
Flash Fiction Sculpture
Level: All
Learn how to take your work beyond life study in clay. Students will write a quick, flash fiction story and then develop a character based on the story. Sculptures will have life, personality, and their own history. Instruction is based on each student’s ideas. This class is suitable for all ages and levels. Class Details
 
S25.6a Session 2 2014 Saturday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, November 1-December 20 - Shanna Wooster

INDEPENDENT STUDY: CLAY SCULPTURE
Level: All
Interested in exploring your own ideas in clay and sculpture? This class will be an opportunity for you to work independently with an experienced clay sculptor/instructor beside you to assist and answer any questions you may have. Frequent discussion and critiques as well as demonstrations and techniques will give you the knowledge and tools necessary to push your work to the next level. Bring an open mind, your ideas and a sketchbook to class. Class Details
 
S15.2b Session 2 2014 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, October 28-December 16 - Woody Othello

 
 
Stone Carving
Independent Study: Stone Carving
Level: 2-3
For sculptors who have their own ideas and have the experience to carry them out. The instructor is available for critique and limited assistance. Class Details
 
S9.2a Session 2 2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, November 4-December 16 - Gerson Rapoport

ROMANCING THE STONE
Level: All
The art of stone carving goes back to ancient times in just about every continient of the world. Now in the 21st century, you can have a love affair with stone to share your legacy from concept to completion. Start with the basics of using hand tools, then rapidly transition to power tools. Class Details
 
S9.4a Session 2 2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, October 30-December 18 - Karyl Karpinos