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THE SIX-HOUR ART MAJOR--as seen in Time Out New York!


THE SIX-HOUR ART MAJOR is a fact-filled but totally fun way to learn about art—the way an artist does! Take mini-versions of all the courses you would take if you went to art school—not just Art History and Art Appreciation, but how to be more creative, basics of drawing, and more!

THE SIX-HOUR ART MAJOR is available for private and corporate engagements, in its entirety or in two three-hour sessions.  A three-hour mini-version is available.  Call 917.566.8390 for further information.



What to Look For When You Look at Art

This entertaining and fact-filled lecture shows how an artist creates the mood of a painting, and communicates a message in a strictly visual medium.  Learn how to approach a work of art from an artist’s point of view, and find out some of the fascinating stories behind great works of art.  From The Six-Hour Art Major.


Western Art History: The Big Picture

Not just another “art’s greatest hits”, full of dates and “isms”, this lively, informative talk gives the big themes of art’s development since the earliest cave paintings, and how we got to where we are today.   Includes the most recent findings on the origins of art.   From The Six-Hour Art Major.

West Meets East—An Introduction to Indian and Chinese Art (2hours)

Even art enthusiasts often know very little about the art of these two important civilizations.  Discover treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history and philosophies behind their creation.  Special focus on the unique artforms of each culture.




“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






Gene Wisniewski,
Apr 26, 2012, 9:10 AM