Professional Practice



Calendar 2019 - 2020

Fall Session 1: Sept 16 - Nov 9, 2019

Fall Session 2: Nov 11 - January 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Break: Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2019

Winter Break: Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2019

Spring Session 1: Jan 27 - Mar 21, 2020

Spring Break: Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2020

Spring Session 2: Mar 30 - May 23, 2020

Online Tools for Artists

Nadia Martinez

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Learn to use technology as a powerful tool for your art career. You will learn how to effectively research opportunities, build an online portfolio, website or blog, and submit artwork to competitions. Using social networking, you’ll learn how to promote yourself and design your own branding to attract traffic to your website. Personal laptops are required.


Material List

Museum and Gallery Visits

Karen Lindsay

Fridays: September 27, October 25 November 15, December 13, January 17

10:30am - 12:30pm

Explore New York City’s vibrant art scene. Guided visits to a wide range of art galleries, outdoor installations and museums will provide opportunities for discussion and inspiration. We will visit a different neighborhood each week and cover topics from classic to contemporary.




Photographing your Artwork

Karla Carballar

4pm - 6pm

This class will introduce you to the principles of documenting your own artwork in the best possible way with the resources available to you. Through hands on demonstrations and technical instruction you will learn the basic photography principles and optimal camera settings. We will cover lighting, white balance, and camera placement to best represent your work and capture color accurately. By using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop you will learn how to resize, crop, manipulate exposure, balance color and combine multiple files to improve the documentation of your work. Finally, we will cover how to save and export your files for the proper outlet: print, web, distribution, etc.