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Magnus Consilio: Stones & Spheres

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

Ever wondered how that magic stone came into your life? Curious to know how a crystal ball is made? Did you know that little bodies were made centuries ago in glass vessels? We will explore all of these questions and much more in this workshop concerning how glass and glassy substances have been used as tools of magic and mediation for...

Wednesday Mar 8th, 7pm


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 Apr 24th, 10:30am


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Herstory Day

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Herstory Day is an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City honoring their contributions, creativity, and resilience. Join us for interactive quilting, book-making, snacks, and performances. Family programs are free with Museum admission and for members, geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a...


Sunday Mar 26th, 11am


Camera Obscura

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

This workshop will take a look at the history, theory, and practice of the camera obscura, with an emphasis on the technical relationship between camera-making and image formation. Together, we will transform a studio space into a functional camera and use that camera to create and process paper negative prints. Each participant will leave with an...

Sunday Mar 5th, 10am


Essential Black & White Darkroom

at BKC Brooklyn Central - Gowanus
119 8th Street, Suite #212, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Are you a digital photographer looking to expand your knowledge of photographic technique and history? Maybe you took a darkroom class in school and want to get back to your roots? Is there something about photos shot on film that you love but can't explain why? What you will learn: Over 6 weeks, we'll cover basic darkroom skills, including black...


8 sessions

Thursday Feb 23rd, 6:30pm


Spinning Across Cultures: Paper to Textile

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

Paper’s role in book and textile arts is often underrated and assumed to be flat and docile. In this class, handmade paper takes center stage as it is sliced, spun, crumpled, and woven in an evolution of ancient East Asian arts of jiseung (paper cording and twining), joomchi (paper texturing and fusing), and shifu (woven paper cloth). Through history...


2 sessions

Saturday Mar 11th, 10am


Working with Wool: Wet & Dry Felting

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This weekend course offers an introduction to working with wool. Learn the processes of wet and dry felting while combining both to complete a project. The workshop will begin with a lecture covering the context for working with wool, including a brief history of wool, an overview of the different kinds, unusual uses, and applications in fine art and...


2 sessions

Saturday Mar 18th, 3:30pm


Abstract Painting with Acrylics (5 Sessions)

at Brooklyn Art Space & Trestle - Greenwood
850 3rd Avenue 4th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11232

In this five-class workshop (a total of 15 hours), students will create a series of eight paintings/drawings from classwork and homework assignments. Novice and experienced painters are welcome.  This class will help students delve into personal symbolism to find an authentic voice in their work. For inspiration we will look at a mixture...


5 sessions

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 6:30pm


Wearable Pattern: Kilnforming and Coldworking Jewelry

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This class will focus on making kiln-formed inclusions to use in students’ jewelry designs. We will investigate different warm glass techniques including murrini making and fusing sheet glass together to create elaborately patterned glass. We will also use cold-working techniques including carving, sawing and drilling to finish pieces. Through lectures...


6 sessions

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 6pm


Japanese Pottery Ware

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

Navigate 5000 years of pottery history. Known for appearances in ceremonial tea practices and Zen Buddhist storytelling, clay objects play a key role in everyday Japanese life. Introduce the handmade into your personal daily rituals after learning basic earthenware techniques like hand building, glazing, and kiln firing.


5 sessions

Tuesday Apr 18th, 7pm


Japanese Woodworking Introduction

at Mokuchi Woodworking Studio - Bushwick
66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

You will gain a broad understanding of how Japanese woodworking distinguishes itself from Western approaches during this two hour talk and demonstration.  The session will include an overview of traditional hand tools used in a range of work scale, from making small objects to full size timber frame building.  This will be followed by a...

Thursday Jun 8th, 7pm


Particle by Particle: Intro to Pate de Verre

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Simple glass casting traces its roots to antiquity, but its most refined version came on the scene as pate de verre in the late 19th century. To begin this two-day intensive, we’ll peer into the history of glass casting with a focus on the French pate de verre era, followed by a small exercise and weekend project based on the original, traditional...


2 sessions

Saturday Mar 18th, 10am


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The Real New York Soho with James Maher

at Princeton Photo Workshop

Join New York Street Photographer and author James Maher for street and architecture photography in SoHo. Explore the neighborhood that has the most beautiful cast-iron buildings in the world, once used as factories and sweatshops, then artist lofts, and now millionaire apartments and pied-à-terres. Learn how to capture images...

Saturday Apr 22nd, 11am


Fashion Design

at Esaie Couture Design School - Manhattan
38 W 32nd Street 10th Floor, Suite 1012, New York, New York 10001

You want to enter the competitive fashion industry? Or, you have a line to develop? It takes hard work, creativity, and passion to be a fashion designer (all the things you probably already have within you). But you can break into this field much more quickly and easily with the guidance of our courses and experienced instructors. Designers must...


25 sessions

Wednesday Mar 1st, 10am


Potential, Process, Product: Lost Wax Casting for Glass

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

This informative workshop will introduce students to the exciting process of lost wax casting for glass. Class will begin with a brief lecture on the long history of lost wax casting, how it has been utilized, and its specific use as an ideal process for casting glass. Dorie will then demonstrate each step...

Wednesday Apr 12th, 7pm