Instructor Gene Wisniewski received his art education at the New York Academy of Art, The National Academy of Design, The New School, and L’Ecole Albert Defois in Vihiers, France. He has exhibited in galleries nationwide, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He has twenty years’ experience teaching and lecturing on visual art, and is the author of The Art of Looking at Art, released October 4, 2020 by Rowman and Littlefield publishers, an academic press based in Maryland. He is available for private engagements.

“…Wisniewski is a witty storyteller who pauses frequently to share a particularly juicy detail—Neanderthal surprises, animal artists, gruesome cabinets of curiosity, the wonders of rap music, the science of brain waves. Especially moving is Wisniewski’s spotlight on artists who struggled terribly in their lifetime and are now among the most revered…Even scholars will likely learn something new…Recommended. All readers.”

Choice Reviews


“…an entertaining and thought- provoking introduction to the world of art…Highly recommended.”

Journal of Art in Society


“…an ambitious project, but succeeds due to the author’s clear devotion to his subject…inspiring stuff…after reading The Art of Looking at Art for a few chapters, you too will become a ’groupie.’”

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DIRECT FROM PUBLISHER: http://theartoflookingatart.com/

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Looking-at/dp/1538133725/ref=sr_1_1?crid=IBLBZNB3HS36&dchild=1&keywords=the+art+of+looking+at+art&qid=1603901808&s=books&sprefix=the+art+of+looking+,digital-text,171&sr=1-1

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THE SIX-HOUR ART MAJOR: A CONCENTRATED SEMIINAR IN VISUAL ART

While you won’t walk away with an actual diploma, this engaging yet highly informative seminar DOES offer mini-versions of the essential courses included in the typical art major. Besides Art History and Art Appreciation, there are hands-on drawing exercises that demonstrate the thought processes and techniques behind making a piece of art, and a general discussion on developing creativity. NO PREVIOUS ART EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED. Featuring over 250 works of art.




UPCOMING CLASSES AND LECTURES (click on "Class Descriptions" page for further information):


ONLINE STUDIO CLASS: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS--FREE VIA WEBEX!

DRAWING AND PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA--SOLD OUT

ART IN ALL MEDIA--FREE!


LECTURES:

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU LOOK AT ART--FREE!

THE PLACE OF THE MUSES: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM--FREE VIA WEBEX!

WESTERN ART HISTORY: THE BIG PICTURE--FREE VIA WEBEX!

BEFORE AND AFTER THE RENAISSANCE--VIA ZOOM!

FLORENCE: BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE--VIA ZOOM!


STUDIO CLASSES:


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS--FREE VIA WEBEX!

Four Mondays, October25, November 1, 8, 15, 2021 10:00-11:30 AM

QUEENS PUBLIC LIBRARY, Queens, NY

REGISTRATION: https://www.queenslibrary.org/calendar/drawing-for-beginners-with-artist-gene-wisniewski/002159-1021


DRAWING AND PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA--SOLD OUT

Wednesdays, 1-4 PM

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN, 241 West 72nd St NYC


ART IN ALL MEDIA-FREE!

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM (open)

GODDARD RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER, 593 Columbus Ave NYC

LECTURES:

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU LOOK AT ART--LIVE!

Six Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10 11 AM-12 PM

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN

REGISTRATION: denise@ncjwny.org

PHONE: 212.687.5030


THE PLACE OF THE MUSES: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:00-7:15 PM

QUEENS PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION: TBA


WESTERN ART HISTORY: THE BIG PICTURE

Two Tuesdays, November 1 and 18,, 2021 6:00-7:15 PM

QUEENS PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION: TBA


BEFORE AND AFTER THE RENAISSANCE

Thursday, February 24 10:30 AM-12 PM

BROOKDALE COLLEGE, LINCROOFT, NJ

REGISTRATION: TBA

PHONE: 732-224-2346

EMAIL: mchiarella@brookdalecc.edu


FLORENCE: BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE

Two Thursdays, March 3 and 10 10:30 AM-12 PM

BROOKDALE COLLEGE, LINCROOFT, NJ

REGISTRATION: TBA

PHONE: 732-224-2346

EMAIL: mchiarella@brookdalecc.edu

REVIEWS FOR THE SIX-HOUR ART MAJOR:


“Thanks again for a terrific class that I only WISH could have been longer—as someone who spent a career evaluating teachers and courses, I have to say you and yours were among the best I've experienced.”—F.K., Ph.D., Creative Studies, seminar participant

“I'd like to be part of your network because I want to know of any classes you develop in the future. I've just taken your exceptional 6-Hr Art Major and wish it were the 60-Hr Art Major.”—J.H., seminar participant

“Thanks for the great class. I really do look at paintings differently now!”—H.P., seminar participant

“I studied art at Pratt Institute—this was the best art lecture I ever heard.”—N.J.B., seminar participant

“Thanks again for a great course this Tuesday. It was fantastic!”—S.L., seminar participant

“...a natural speaker...”—B.G., Ph.D., seminar participant

“It's hard to find a teacher who inspires his students as he does.”—C.E., seminar participant

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THE SIX-HOUR ART MAJOR HAS BEEN OFFERED AT:


92nd Street Y, New York, NY

92nd Street Y Tribeca, New York, NY

Art Center of the Bluegrass, Danville, KY

Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ

Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

Caveat, New York, NY

Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

Creative Center for People With Cancer, New York, NY

Dorot, New York, NY

Elective, New York, NY

Gypsy Yogis, Weehawken, NJ

Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

Hunter College, New York, NY

IvyConnect.com, New York, NY

JCC Manhattan, New York, NY

John Jay College, New York, NY

Julia Hough Yoga Studio, Weehawken, NJ

Lehman College, Bronx, NY

Lourdes University, Sylvania, Ohio

National Council of Jewish Women, New York, NY

New York University, New York, NY

Princeton Area Newcomers and Friends, Princeton, NJ

Private

Queens College, Queens, NY

Queens Public Library, Queens, NY

Riverdale Y, Riverdale, NY

Soho House, New York, NY

Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA

SUNY Broome Community College, Dickinson, NY

SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

Symposia Books, Hoboken, NJ

Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

Westfield Art Association, Westfield, NJ

YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood


www.genewisniewski.com / thesixhourartmajor.com