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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,...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 6:30pm

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. Q&A Q: Can I make up a class if I miss one? A: No, but you will have time to catch up with the teacher. Q: Is a certificate of completion...


7 sessions

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Gold Alloying and Fabrication (Private)

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...

Suminagashi: Japanese Marbling

at Textile Arts Center - Greenwich Village
26 W 8th St, New York, New York 10011

Student's will learn how to create and pull suminagashi monoprints on paper and fabric, and leave with enough knowledge and skills to continue exploring on their own.  In this two session class, students will learn the basics of suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique. The history and ideology shaping suminagashi will be covered, as well as...


2 sessions

Monday Nov 6th, 10:30am

Light, Glass and Everything We Know

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn Heights
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

During this class we will be illuminating the intertwined history of the development of glass and our understanding of our place in the universe. We will begin by investigating the unique physical properties of glass and its interaction with light. Through lecture and demonstrations we will discuss how optical tools have been used to unlock the deepest...

Friday Oct 27th, 7pm

CraftJam Academy: Learn to Crochet w/ The Queen Stitch

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10011

Crochet is a fun and fast alternative to knitting that produces a thick fabric perfect for bags, clothing and accessories. In our Crochet CraftJam Academy, designer Katie Jagel from The Queen Stitch will introduce you in 2 sessions to the basics of crochet and guide you through your first crochet projects, a scarf. Through in-class demonstrations...


2 sessions

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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,...


Sunday Nov 5th, 11am

New Orleans Blue: Cyanotypes

at Penumbra Foundation | CAP - Murray Hill
36 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

On the first day, students will take a walking tour staring at Schaefer's home/studio in the Bywater through part of New Orleans and photograph in the residential districts of the Bywater and Marigny Faubourg before moving on to the famous French Quarter.  Digital cameras will be necessary because the captures made with them will be used to make...


2 sessions

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am

Cyanotype Darkroom Course

at The Photography Workshops - SoHo
66 Crosby Street Apt 5F, New York, New York 10012

The cyanotype process, developed by John Herschel in England in the 1830's, was one of the first photgraphic technique utilized for printing images.  It involves the application of a chemical solution to papter, a negative overlay and then exposure to the sun or an intense light source.  The image appears as a mixture of blue tones that are...

Saturday Oct 14th, 11am

Portraiture I

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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,...


9 sessions

Watercolor and Abstraction

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

In a free-form fashion, students will explore the layering of washes and the exploration of form and color.  Seen as a vehicle for exploration, this course is appropriate for students of all levels. For the beginner, it serves as a superb introduction to the often elusive medium of watercolor. For the more advanced student, abstraction provides...


10 sessions

Tuesday Oct 3rd, 6pm

Tri-Color Gum Bichromate

at Penumbra Foundation | CAP - Murray Hill
36 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

This workshop will cover the materials and methods for producing color separated negatives to make full color gum bichromate prints.  Students will be introduced to the history of gum bichromate printing.   Digital workflow will be discussed in detail.  Students will learn the variables involved and how to manipulate the negatives...

Saturday Nov 18th, 10am

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 Oct 18th, 6pm

Basic Collage

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

Basic Collage provides non-experienced students with tools and techniques to approach and explore the medium. Fundamentals of acrylic paints and mediums, adhesives, drawing materials, papers, light collage materials such as fabric and cardboard are introduced.  In-class demonstrations cover cutting and gluing techniques, inkjet and Xerox transfer...


8 sessions

Saturday Oct 7th, 10am

Advanced Classical Elements: Arches

at Inst. of Classical Architecture & Art - Midtown
20 W 44th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10036

This course will examine the typology, design, and construction of various traditional arches and arcades. An illustrated lecture will demonstrate how arches and arcades are composed as a system of proportions and geometry, and how they have been employed in great buildings, symbolic gateways, and urban spaces throughout history. Through freehand...

Saturday Oct 21st, 9am