MoMA: Free Art Classes!

MoMA is offering nine free classes through Coursera:

  • Fashion as Design
  • In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Paining
  • What is Contemporary Art?
  • Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes
  • Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies For Your Classroom
  • Seeing Through Photographs
  • Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art
  • Modern Art & Ideas
  • Sheying (taught in Chinese)

How to Draw like Kim Jung Gi

I wouldn’t say this is a tutorial on how to draw exactly like Kim Jung Gi. In the video Jung Gi discusses how he got to where he is as an artist. He talks about the importance of perspective. Understanding the form of objects at different angles. Plus, visualizing what you are trying to draw amongst other things.

“You should be able to draw any angle you imagine, because your floating the image in your head visualizing as you draw along. People might question if this really necessary for character design….the answer is absolutely yes!”      – Kim Jung Gi, quoted from the video above

Free Creative Cloud for 60 DAYS!!

Just in case anyone missed this, but Professor Garestegui shared a link to get Adobe CC for 60 days!

From what I’ve read and tried, you have to own Adobe CC and pretend you’re canceling ’cause it’s too expensive, but they offer you it for free right before cancelation.

Here’s the link on how to get it:

Equipment Check Out

Hello Class-

You have the ability to check out any equipment you would like to use from our CLTS.  Unless you have access to your own digital set up, I highly recommend checking out a Wacom Tablet, and perhaps a camera depending on your working method.

Equipment Check out Procedures Spring 2020

1. Check Out is on a First Come, First Serve Basis.

2. Pick up and return is between the hours of 9am – 6pm Monday – Friday in P109. If a CLT is not in P109, then try P113. Monday Check Out – Due Wednesday before 5pm Tuesday Check Out – Due Thursday before 5pm Wednesday Check Out – Due Friday before 5pm Thursday and Friday Check Out – Due Monday before 5pm. We cannot offer extended loan out time to students due to the volume of students who need devices in relation to the amount of loaner equipment the department has.

3. Students must show ID to check out equipment. The student who is using/requesting gear must be the person to pick up and return.

4. Upon return the CLTs will erase any content on the Memory Card so students must back up data before returning.

5. If a device is returned missing materials (Lens Cap, Battery, USB Cable, Wacom Pen, etc.) that student cannot check out any other device until the missing materials are returned or replaced.

6. Students are allowed 3 late returns on equipment. After the student returns equipment late the third time, they will lose privileges for the rest of the semester.

7. If a student has checked out a device on Thursday or Friday, returns on Monday, they cannot check out a device again until the following Monday to give opportunity for other students to have use of the equipment.

8. If a student keep a device for an excessive amount of time, two weeks or more, and they have been contacted by a member of the CLT staff more than twice, they will lose privileges, indefinitely.

9. If an item comes back broken, the professor, the Full Time CLT staff, and Professor Davis will discuss the recourse, could result in a hold on the student account or the student may be required to replace the item with a like model replacement.

10. There is no equipment to be checked out over Spring Break so that the CLT staff can test, repair, and clean equipment.


Life Drawing in New York

Since we are in New York City artists have many options to improve their life drawing skills by drawing from a model outside of this class.  The only way to improve your drawing is to practice!  Practicing our craft is VITAL!  Take advantage of the resources in our city!






The New York Society of Illustrators is an incredible resource for up and coming commercial artists.  The sketch night is a great way to get to know this institution.  Its lively with great models, live music, pro illustrators, and often comes with FOOD!  This one is wonderful and is the cheapest option I’ve found for students!













Shoestring Studio is a membership-based art studio serving painters, draftsmen, illustrators, and other artists in need of workspace, community, and shared resources. Their primary mission is to provide affordable, accessible workspace for artists in Crown Heights and the greater Brooklyn area.  They host figure drawing sessions several days per week at a very affordable rate.  You do not need to be a member to attend.  Be sure to ask about student discounts!



Uploading Instructions

Upload your Portfolio Projects from this semester into your ePortfolio.  


Be sure to give the artwork a title. 

How to Post to our class: On this class site, go to Post located on the left > Give post a title in the subject line  > Write a brief description of the art work in the Comments space > Just above your title click on the Add Media icon (it looks like a camera on top of a music note) and browse for your image file > Click Insert > Choose the appropriate Category from the list on the right > Click Publish at the top right.

How to Post to your ePortfolio:  Go to Dashboard > New Page > Pages > Add New > Locate “Parent” in the Page Attributes > choose “Academics” from the pull-down menu. In the Title area of your ePortfolio, be sure to write the course code COMD 3363.  Also be sure to Publish, and invite me to join your ePortfolio.  In settings, be sure to state either “Public” or “Private>visible to City Tech members.”  Otherwise no one will be able to see what you’ve posted.

To take photos of your work, find a spot with even light so that you will have no shadows or strange light gradations across the drawing.  Frame the drawing so there is a small even frame on all sides.  Optimize the file, or reduce it to 72 dpi, with a file size no more than 1MB (about 8-9 inches on one side). Rotate it if necessary to it uploads right-side-up. USE photo-correcting apps.  Increase the contrast so that delicate drawing lines are visible.