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Blockprinting Textiles

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg
20 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

We start with a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials. Come with a 4" square image or two that you would like to work with. Simple designs work best. After a little discussion about how to carve and how your image will transfer, we get right into carving!  A quick carve "Block" all tools are provided, as well as textiles...

Block Printing on Textiles

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

In this workshop, we'll learn the art of block printing on textiles. We'll start with a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials. After a little discussion about how to carve and how your image will transfer, we get right into carving and printing. A quick carve "Block" and all tools are provided,...

Wednesday May 9th, 6:30pm

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Advanced Wheel

at The Potter's Wheel - Kew Gardens
120-33 83rd Ave, New York, New York 11415

Sessions focus upon specific techniques and styles in ceramics history at the discretion of the instructor. Students are encouraged to explore their creative vision while improving their skill set. Price Options: Students in the adult classes will require their own tools. A beginner kit is available for $20. We also have other tools and materials...


7 sessions

Portraiture I

at PhotoManhattan - Union Square
51 W 14th St Ste 3R , New York, New York 10011

This course explores both the intangibles of art portraiture and the concrete specifics of client-based portraiture in NYC. The work of successful photographers in candid, formal and commercial portraiture will be analyzed and harvested for both their technical and aesthetic merits. Classes include: Introduction to Portraiture styles and history,...


5 sessions

Saturday May 12th, 12:15pm

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Large Format Marbling

at Textile Arts Center - Gowanus
505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In this one day intensive, students will learn the basics of marbling on fabric, including how to prepare a marbling vat and the best pigments to use for permanent prints. We’ll discuss the history behind European marbling traditions, then get colorful creating marbled monoprints. Small studies will be expanded upon in our large 4x4’ marbling vat,...


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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori Handkerchiefs

at Queens Botanical Garden - Flushing
43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York 11355

Learn the elements necessary to create an indigo vat and we’ll make one together as a group. Enjoy a blue cocktail while learning about indigo history, techniques, and more from Jess Brey of Dyed in Queens.  Each participant will test out shibori techniques on handkerchiefs (provided) before dyeing them blue and taking them home!  Note:...

Wednesday May 9th, 6pm

Gold Recycling and Alloying (4 Hour Private Workshop)

at Fitzgerald Jewelry - Williamsburg
251 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. Pure Gold is a bright yellow metal called 24 karat and made up only of itself. In this class students learn age old methods of alloying pure gold to make 22 karat, 18 and 14 karat gold in colors ranging from peachy reds and tangerine yellows to green gold.  Once the alloying...

Gold Recycling & Alloying 4 Hour Private Workshop for 2

at Fitzgerald Jewelry - Williamsburg
251 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. Pure Gold is a bright yellow metal called 24 karat and made up only of itself.  In this class students will learn how to melt down their old jewelry and fabricate it into a new wearable piece.  Students will also have the option to learn age old methods of alloying...

Danh Vo at the Guggenheim

at Lauren A Kaplan Art Tours - Upper East Side
1071 5th Ave Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York 10128

Danh Vo may be my favorite living conceptual artist. Dig deep enough, and he touches upon a core issue that resonates: migration, displacement, the unfairness of history, the downsides of global capitalism, and personal nostalgia. Born in 1975, he fled Vietnam with his family at age 4 and landed in Copenhagen after being picked up by a Danish cargo...

Saturday May 5th, 3:30pm

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at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side
315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

Create images rather than capture them. The cyanotype photographic process has many expressive possibilities for the adventurous image-maker. Dating from 1842, this historic Prussian blue process offers a compelling alternative to modern digital prints.  Topics will include the history of photography, photograms, creating negatives, paper, and...


4 sessions

Thursday May 3rd, 11:30am

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1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics

at BKC Brooklyn Central - DUMBO
33 Washington St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

This one-day class invites you to think critically about color in your photographs. We'll briefly overview the history of color photography, from early trials in 3-color process by Thomas Sutton to the digital pixel palettes of today's Photoshop world. Then we'll go hands-on, making photographic stories that challenge our interpretation of color....

Sunday Apr 22nd, 11am

Jewelry Through the Decades

at New York Jewelry Design Institute - Midtown
17 West 45th St Ste 904, New York, New York 10036

Influences on Design In this course you will learn about the influences, political, social, economic and cultural, that affected jewelry design and manufacturing, what jewelry was bought in a given era and why and how it was worn then and now. Together we will examine the affect of influence, the philosophy of jewelry design – the impact of its...


5 sessions

Wednesday May 2nd, 6pm

Washington Press

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

The Washington Press at The Center for Book Arts is an iron hand press, an older style of printing press than what most people familiar with printing are used to. Hand presses are not dissimilar from the ones designed by Johannes Gutenberg, and were in use (with designs only slightly modified) for nearly four hundred years. The majority of contemporary...


2 sessions

Saturday Apr 28th, 10am

Dyeing with Avocado Seeds & Onion Skins

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Before the discovery of synthetic dyes, plants and other natural sources were used by all cultures to color fiber. Discover the history and technical basics of dyeing with plants with a curator-led tour of the Herb Garden and hands-on activities in the classroom. Use onion skins to create tones from orange to brown and avocado seeds to make pink hues....

Saturday Jun 9th, 11am

Structural Figure Anatomy: Long Pose

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa
111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

Refine your figure drawing skills and develop the sophistication that you’ve always desired for your drawings and paintings. Students in this class will gain an understanding of how to apply structural and anatomical concepts to their figurative work. With an emphasis on gesture, proportion, perspective, and morphology, we will create a single, in-depth...


10 sessions

Saturday May 26th, 2pm