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.
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“…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.”
“…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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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):
DRAWING AND PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA
ART IN ALL MEDIA--FREE!
THE PLACE OF THE MUSES: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM--FREE VIA ZOOM! TWICE!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU LOOK AT ART--FREE VIA ZOOM! TWICE!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU LOOK AT ART, LUNCH LECTURE WITH AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING--IN PERSON!
SEEING THINGS OUR WAY: ART AS PROPAGANDA--FREE VIA ZOOM!
THE TUDORS: PORTRAITS AS PROPAGANDA--FREE VIA ZOOM!
ANDY WARHOL: LIFE AND ART--FREE VIA ZOOM!
DRAWING AND PAINTING IN ALL MEDIA
Twelve Wednesdays, September14-December 14, 2022, 10 AM-1 PM, 2-5 PM EXCEPT October 5, November 23
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 AND BOOK TALKS:
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
THE SIX-HOUR ART MAJOR HAS BEEN OFFERED AT:
www.genewisniewski.com / thesixhourartmajor.com