1. Instructor Spotlight: Wennie Huang

    Wennie Huang has been helping students put brush strokes on canvas for nine years at 92Y School of the Arts. Teaching the art of painting through watercolor, pastel and sketching, Huang says the skill is anything but paint by numbers. “It’s kind of like life—if you’re truly painting, then the sensation is akin to living on the edge, where at any time, you are between total loss and utter bliss.” Her students, however, have not been daunted by the art’s complexity and keep coming back. “I love my students and have learned so much from them over the years.” Huang, whose work has been featured at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Chicago Cultural Center, says she identifies with the values at 92Y. “It is a great feeling to be teaching here where my experience and skills are valued and supported within a nurturing community that encourages life-long learning through the arts.”

    Want to take a class with Wennie? Check out her course offerings here.

  2. Even art is feeling the love today! Happy Valentine’s Day! #ArtMatters #92YSOA

    Even art is feeling the love today! Happy Valentine’s Day! #ArtMatters #92YSOA

  3. Today’s #TuesdayTip comes to us from Amy Rinaldi, who will be teaching Mono-Printing at 92Y this March. But you don’t need to wait for the class to get started—download [PDF] this step-by-step to give your skills a test run!

    Today’s #TuesdayTip comes to us from Amy Rinaldi, who will be teaching Mono-Printing at 92Y this March. But you don’t need to wait for the class to get started—download [PDF] this step-by-step to give your skills a test run!

  4. #TuesdayTip from 92Y School of the Arts: Traveling with Watercolors by Melanie Kozol, MFA and 92Y Art Center Instructor

    Keep it light, make it small!

    Painting and travel are not mutually exclusive! When I travel and hike in the woods, I always take my watercolors and sketching material. Just keep it light, and make it small. Wondering what to bring? I suggest carrying a knapsack or small bag with a camera and these essential (light!) supplies:

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  5. Marina Abramović talks with Sir Norman Rosenthal at 92Y on Jun 26, 2013.

    Would you describe yourself as a political artist?

    "No, I don’t want to be in any category. I’m not political artist. I’m not a social artist. I’m not this, I’m not that. You know, the art has to have complexity and have many, many layers at the same time. Otherwise there will be just one. If it’s political, it’s like old newspaper; you read today and tomorrow it’s old." 

    Skip to the 2:09 mark to watch Marina tell you how to drink a glass of water. Watch the full one hour and 24 minute talk, on our YouTube

  6. It’s all about energy. And energy is invisible. You can’t hang it on a wall. You have to feel it. — Marina Abramović at 92Y

    — http://www.92y.org/livecast

  7. Livestream of Marina Abramović in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal at 92Y staring now. Watch here!

    Livestream of Marina Abramović in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal at 92Y staring now. Watch here!

  8. Look closely… can you tell what are our Israeliness After-School students are trying to tell you?

    Look closely… can you tell what are our Israeliness After-School students are trying to tell you?

  9. Artist Tom Sachs made his first “perfect” tea bowl at 92Y. He’s learning the craft of ceramics at 92Y, under the tutelage of ceramics instructor J.J. Peet. Does his tea cup look familiar? 

    Artist Tom Sachs made his first “perfect” tea bowl at 92Y. He’s learning the craft of ceramics at 92Y, under the tutelage of ceramics instructor J.J. Peet. Does his tea cup look familiar

  10. Here is the third video in pianist Inon Barnatan series of short video vignettes that illustrate Barnatan’s recordings in Darknesse Visibleproduced in collaboration with videographer Tristan Cook and artist Zack Smithey. See yesterday’s post here.

    Barnatan makes his 92Y solo recital debut tonight with music from Darknesse Visible. WWFM is broadcasting the concert live, listen here

    (Source: youtube.com)