The Website NYC Workshops Covers More than Just One Kind of Workshop and Includes Teachers, Yoga, Photography and Leadership

NYC Workshops

Yoga is just one kind of workshop. There are all kinds of workshops in New York City which is what NYC Workshops is all about.

NYC Workshops Since 2013

One of the reasons that we’ve been around for a while is because, to quote a clique, we believe that “variety is the spice of life.” Seriously, we do. Which is why we’ve featured all different workshops on this blog on things like teachers, yoga, photography and leadership.

NYC Workshops for Teachers

NYC workshops for teachers was one of the original reasons why we started the NYC Workshops Blog in the first place. We believe strongly in education and believed that we could be of service to educators. So some of our first topics involved education in one way or another and still does today. And interestingly enough, the New York Public Library with which we have worked on many occasions is hosting NYC workshops for teachers:

“NYPL Teaching & Learning staff are available to collaborate with administrators, school library media personnel, or school instructional staff to create workshops around primary sources, digital tools, research and literacy supports that meet your teaching needs.”

NYC Workshops Yoga Oriented

NYC workshops that are yoga oriented have also over time proved to be useful to visitors. Although not located in the city (hey, people from all over the country read this blog) YogaWorks.com does seem to have some crowd pleasers. Here’s how they describe what they’re doing on their website:

“Upcoming workshops. Deepen your practice. Immerse yourself in a style, technique or approach over the course of a day, weekend or recurring series. Workshops are open to nonmembers.”

Workshops NYC Photography

Photography is a category that comes up a lot, although we’ve never really had an opportunity to publish anything about it. TimeOut.com New York did some nice coverage on Photography with their article on the best photography classes NYC has to offer:

“Want to take photography classes? NYC not only provides the picturesque backdrop for photo taking, it’s also a great resource for educating yourself on shutter speeds or editing software.”

Workshops NYC Leadership

Who would have thought it, but there are workshops available in New York City on Leadership. In fact there are several organizations dedicated exclusively to it (you’ve gotta love New York). One of these is NYC Leadership Academy in Long Island City that’s been around since 2003 so they must be doing something right. And on their site they have a page of professional offerings that is a list of all their latest workshops on many different aspects of being a leader. Also, their “History” page details how they got started:

“The Leadership Academy started in 2003 with our groundbreaking Aspiring Principals Program, which trained more than 550 principals, most of them women and leaders of color, who have served in some of New York City’s most challenging schools.”

In Closing

So there you have it. Four kinds of workshops on one blog. What’s most important to us though is what YOU want to see on this site. Drop us a line and who knows, maybe YOU will become a guest blogger too!

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NYC Workshops for Actors: 6 of the Best Acting Classes in New York City

Broadway Dreams in Manhattan, NY

Broadway Dreams in Manhattan, NY

T. Schreiber Studio

Since 1969, the T Schreiber Studio has been committed to the development of vital artists in theatre, film and television. Our studio and theatre work to provide an environment that nourishes artists throughout their careers while constantly engaging new audiences.

HB Studio

HB Studio is a school created by theater artists. We believe in a process of training that is essential to all the performing arts. We offer a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum of study for committed students of all levels where the actor’s unique potential is cultivated and encouraged. We provide a haven for working professionals, free from commercial pressures. Working in partnership with the HB Playwrights Foundation and Theatre, we uphold a standard of performance that can play a significant role in shaping today’s contemporary and classical theater – a standard envisioned by our founder, actor/director Herbert Berghof, and championed by the actor and master teacher Uta Hagen.

The Barrow Group

Led by TBG co-Artistic Directors (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock) and Executive Director (Robert Serrell), The Barrow Group Performing Arts School, located in New York City, offers professional and emerging artists training in acting, directing, playwriting and screenwriting. You can view our upcoming class schedule here.

At the heart of the Barrow Group Approach is the desire to promote clear and concise tools of the trade. These tools are outlined and published in “An Actor’s Companion – 99 Bits of Craft” by Seth Barrish, TBG’s founder and co-Artistic Director.

Ted Bardy Studio

Located in Manhattan’s thriving theater district, The Ted Bardy Acting Studio is recognized internationally as the BEST PIRVATE, INDEPENDENT ACTING SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY. Dedicated artists may enroll in the Studio’s unique all-encompassing 3-Phase Meisner-Based Acting Program. The Ted Bardy Acting Studio offers a creative home to not only study the Meisner acting technique for Stage, Film, and TV work, but also teaches a specific, pragmatic approach to auditioning. Our actors also gain experience acting for stage in the Studio’s One Sky Performance Space, and acquire footage acting in the Studio’s short films.

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts

The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA)’s multidisciplinary classes have trained playwrights, actors, and directors in all stages of their development and from all corners of the globe. Our focus is on nurturing, advocating, and honoring emerging artists by providing them countless developmental opportunities, space to write and rehearse, and a family of collaborators. Students benefit from a kaleidoscope of perspectives and methods from our award-winning family of instructors—all working theater artists in NYC and around the country.

The New York Acting School for Film and Television

Learn the craft of film acting, build your resume and a reel through the experience of acting a leading role in a short film or movie scene which will be directed by the instructor. In this acting class, you will work on: scene study, interacting with other actors, listening and responding, character development, being in the moment for multiple takes, improvisations and exercises to improve your technique, various “tricks of the trade”, taking and implementing precise direction, and how to adjust your performance for various camera angles and shots.

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A Variety of Different NYC Workshops that are Available in the Big Apple Right Now Many of which are Free

New York City is Filled with Hundreds of Workshops Every Day Several of which are Free

New York City is Filled with Hundreds of Workshops Every Day Several of which are Free

Time Out’s List of 16 Things You Can Do in the City

We come in with a bang bringing you right off the bat 16 things you can do in the city from Time Out magazine. Time Out says that the workshops offered are some of the best in NYC so here’s your chance to get schooled in these fascinating classes in NYC, including language lessons, cooking workshops and photography classes. Time Out assures us that your education doesn’t have to stop at graduation: New Yorkers can constantly add to their skills in the wide range of fascinating classes in NYC.

Club Free Time Brings Us an Astounding 614 Free (and Almost Free) Workshops in New York City

Club Free Time says that free workshops are among the many low budget and inexpensive events New York City has to offer. They go on to say that The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do (such as workshops) that happen in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing. They want to make sure that you don’t miss the opportunities that only New York provides. So stop wondering where the listings for NYC Workshops are and start taking advantage of free thing to do in NYC today.

The New York Public Library is a Terrific Place to Attend Free Workshops

We the curators of this list are from Lights Camera Read and DigiComArts Workshops as well as the Platinum PIAs Community Awards Show for Artisticpreneurs. And since we’ve held media workhops for teens and young adults at the New York Public Library we’d be remiss if we were not to talk about the amazing NYC workshops and classes that are available at the NYPL. The New York Public Library offers more than 93,000 programs annually, serving everyone from toddlers to teens to seniors. All workshops and classes are free unless otherwise noted. Classes and workshops include English Classes, TechConnect Classes, Book Discussions and Celeste Bartos Education Center Services.

Workshops at DCTV Where the Platinum PIAs Were Held Two Years in a Row

The curators of this list held the Platinum PIAs two years in a row at the Downtown Community Television Center also known at DCTV and have used them as an educational and media resource for years. DCTV says that their NYC workshops provide people from all walks of life access to the skills they need to make media and tell their story. Offering over 150 affordable, hands-on workshops each year in all aspects of digital filmmaking and media arts, from basic video production to advanced editing and motion graphics, DCTV is a one-of-a-kind training facility that offers practical knowledge to everyone.

NYC Human Rights Workshops

The New York City Commission on Human Rights also known as NYCCHR works with organizations to provide free workshops and trainings to educate staff and community members about their rights and obligations under the law. The workshops are offered quarterly or on demand and include topics such as NYC Human Rights Law, working with Transgender Persons, Discrimination in Housing, Protections for Persons with Disabilities and more.

In Conclusion

We did our best to bring you a variety of different kinds of NYC Workshops, hopefully at least one for every taste or need. The thing that is clear is that New York City is an incredible resource for so many things, one of which is NYC Workshops.

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NYC Workshops Works with Art Gush

You Can Become an ArtisticPreneur

You Can Become an ArtisticPreneur

NYC Workshops got its start partnering with DigiComArts and Lights Camera Read to do media and artistic workshops at the New York Public Library with branches including Inwood, Morrisania, Grand Central and Columbus. These days the workshops of NYC Workshops are pretty much all on the web working with Art Gush, the online education site for ArtisticPreneurs. Lights Camera Read is also a part of the equation authoring the Art Gush courses. This works well for NYC Workshops since their and Lights Camera Read’s missions are aligned being that both organizations are concerned with empowering artists and small businesses so that they are able to create their own opportunities.

The success of shows like “Shark Tank” are showing that Entertainment Entrepreneurship is more and more frequently becoming a way that people are making their living. It can be scary at first launching your own business as an ArtisticPreneur but as the saying goes, if you “feel the fear and do it anyway” you can scale your way to success.

And the terrific news for ArtisticPreneurs is that as of the writing of this blog entry, Art Gush is in the midst of releasing a six part online course series entitled “How to Make Money as an Artist.” This is a topic near and dear to the hearts of many ArtisticPreneurs who are always on the lookout for ways of adding more artistic income streams to their bottom line.

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NYC Create and Art Gush bring the NYC Workshops Mission to Life

Art Gush Empowerment

Art Gush Empowerment

Traditionally NYC Workshops did its workshops live and in person. For years this occurred at the New York Public Library. Despite all the success that the workshops had there was something missing: not enough people were being reached with the programs. NYC Workshops had created wonderful courses but their content was something that was meant to share. Therefore in August of 2016, the Art Gush educational website was born. Initially the content featured the weekly and daily behind-the-scenes of the making of a feature film for less than 500 dollars. Literally 3 steps a day, seven days a week, those who were Art Gush members had the opportunity to learn first hand what to do if ever they ever wanted to make their own full length movie.

Then in April, 2018 NYC Create made its entrance. The loop was complete. NYC Create took on the job of letting folks know what the latest content was on Art Gush as well as presented tips to help artists of all kinds – musicians, writers, filmmakers etc. – promote themselves. In fact, NYC Create took on doing the newsletter that had been the domain of Lights Camera Read for years.

If you’re interested in learning more as well as being able to sign up for the NYC Create newsletter, you can do so at the NYC Create website.

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John Yianni Stamas on Fundraising

John Yianni Stamas wrote an article on how to raise funds for a creative project. The article looks at two methods. Read the article and decide which one you like the best!

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Artist Entrepreneurs

If you are an artistic person you may want to consider becoming an entrepreneur also known as ArtisticPreneur. The online courses at Art Gush are specifically developed to help ArtisticPreneurs take their careers to the next level.

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Yianni Stamas says that the Tradition of the Platinum Pias come out of NYC Workshops

The tradition of the Platinum PIAs Community Awards Show come out of NYC workshops! Back in 2010 after doing a community parade and community workshops, the PIAs were founded. And now all these years later they are still in motion. In fact tomorrow is the awards ceremony. If you would like to attend please go here.

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Magic Neighbors Platinum PIAs Winner

Platinum PIAs Excitement

Platinum PIAs Excitement

The Third Annual Platinum PIAs Awards in December 2012 occurred at the Helen Mills Theater in Manhattan. Lights Camera Read produced the First Annual Platinum PIAs in 2010 at the Tribeca Screening Room. For the Second Annual PIAs in 2011, Dramatics NYC came on board as a sponsor.

The mission of Lights Camera Read is to engage the community, businesses and artists in a collaborative educational process. The PIAs in turn give recognition to those who participate in this educational process. PIAs are presented in a variety of categories under two major headings which are community outreach and the beauty arts.

Hair stylist Harliquin “Harley” Merva is a unique example of someone who bridges “beauty arts” and “community outreach” and hence he received the Magic Neighbors Platinum PIA. Harliquin is both a sought after hair stylist as well as an accomplished theater director. He put both these skills to work when he was a guest artist with the Magic Neighbors Theater Company and performed for children of shelters at the Morrisania Branch of the New York Public Library.

And part of the excitement at the 2012 Platinum PIAs was the premier of a preview of “Lovington”. The “Lovington” number “Love Boat” was the grand finale of the PIAs last year and was a singing and dancing spectacular.

Harley is heading up the Star Stylist Platinum PIA division for this year’s PIAs.And now as we move toward the 4th Annual Platinum PIAs coming in January 2014, there is a heightened anticipation in regards to Harley’s participation.

This year during the countdown he is working with nine emerging hair stylists, each from a different Dramatics NYC salon location in Manhattan and each of whom is dedicated to honoring through hair fashion a particular New York profession.

For example, Levi – who is a talented stylist from the Dramatics West Village location – will be doing a hair fashion homage to New York City Make Up Artists.

Other professions being honored through fashion include Teachers, Musicians, Artists,  Actors/Dancers, Firefighters,  Secretaries, Hospital Staff  and Veterans.

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