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Natural Dyeing 101

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

This two day intensive introduces students to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable botanical dyes. Students learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric. We’ll discuss the history of natural dye use, and explore some contemporary applications...

Saturday Mar 16th, 11am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$322.88

2 sessions

Foundations of Calligraphy

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

For 4,000 years, the chisel edged pen has been the primary tool with which western language was recorded until falling out of use in the 16th century, and eventual obscurity by the 18th century. Learn about the history of calligraphy, and the basics of its technique from Rome through the Middle Ages, and the Arts & Crafts revival of the 19th century....

Sunday Feb 3rd, 12pm - 2pm

  (2 sessions)
$30

2 sessions

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High Texture Assemblage

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Are you a texture lover? In this ten-week class, students delve into personal symbolism to find an authentic voice in their work. We create a series of five assemblages with sculptural elements. We integrate found objects and use acrylic paint mediums to make textures. All works will be created onto wood or canvas. For inspiration, we will look at...

Tuesday Feb 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$680

10 sessions

From Green to Blue: Dyeing with Indigo

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

Indigo leaves have long been used to dye fiber a vibrant blue. Learn how to create an indigo dye vat from scratch, as well as the history and basics of dyeing with natural sources. Each participant will receive two silk scarves to dye during the workshop, a natural dyes zine, and an indigo dye zine. Note: Please bring a confirmation for Garden admission....

Saturday Feb 9th, 1pm - 4pm

Theater Treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

at Show-Score - Upper East Side 1000 5th Ave, New York, New York 10028

If you love visual art, and you love theater, then this tour is your dream come true!   See the world famous Met Museum through a theatrical lens on this fun and fascinating tour! On your 90-minute guided stroll through the galleries, you’ll learn about the links between theater and great works of art by Renoir, Degas, Picasso, Seurat,...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2pm - 3:30pm

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 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...

Friday Jan 25th, 11am - 3pm

$550
for 2 students

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...

Friday Jan 25th, 11am - 3pm

Contemporary Botanical Drawing

at Trestle Workshops - Greenwood 62 18th St, Brooklyn, New York 11232

You will learn traditional botanical illustration technique after which participants can practice such a technique and/or use their specimen to create a contemporary botanical inspired drawing. We will also touch on plants as subjects throughout art history and in the post-modern era.  Seasonal flowers are provided but feel free to bring your...

Wednesday Feb 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Insider's Guide: Collecting Fine Art

at New York School of Interior Design - Upper East Side 170 E 70th St, New York, New York 10021

Why do we create museums and endeavor to have our own art collections? What are the historical precedents?  This course is one in a series of five that traces the emergence of each of the following art forms: Painting, Drawings + Works on Paper, Fine Art Prints, Sculpture, and Ceramics. Discussions include the emergence of the art collector with...

Tuesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 8pm

Alternative Photographic Processes

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. Expressive possibilities in historic photographic processes offer a compelling alternative to modern digital prints. Fine art papers, hand applied archival emulsions, and the mercurial effects of chemistry and changing light provide surprises and opportunities for the adventurous image maker. Topics will include...

Thursday Jan 31st, 11am - 3pm

  (8 sessions)
$400

8 sessions

Abstract Painting

at Pratt Institute - Clinton Hill 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11205

Want to create beautiful abstract paintings? In this ten week class, students will create a series of eight paintings/drawings from classwork and homework assignments. We will learn technical skills of working with acrylic paint for creating paint skins, pours directly onto the canvas, taping for hard edge geometry, and explore brushwork for lyrical...

Wednesday Feb 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$755

9 sessions

Block Printing Fabric Yardage

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

We start with a a bit of history about the process and introduction to the materials, but then get right into carving!  Our goal will be to repeat pattern print one yard of fabric! Students should come with a 4" square image or two that you would like to work with.  Simple designs work best, and then you can add detail as you carve away. ...

Thursday Feb 14th, 7pm - 9:45pm

Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

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

Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori with indigo dye in this beginner class.  We start, learning how to begin your own indigo vat, using pre reduced indigo, and the history of indigo. 3-5 folding, tieing and binding resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around...

Saturday Jan 26th, 10am - 12:45pm

Suminagashi Marbling

at Center for Book Arts - Williamsburg 330 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Suminagashi, which translates to “floating ink”, is a method of paper marbling that originated in Japan around the 12th century. Suminagashi papers are traditionally used as decorative papers, their earliest uses were as a substrate onto which poetry and other writing was transcribed. In this class we will learn some of the history of suminagashi,...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$325

4 sessions

Teen Drawing (Ages 11+)

at The Art Studio NY - Upper West Side 145 W 96th St Ste #1B, New York, New York 10025

If you are a teen who loves to draw and is eager to express yourself through drawing and art, this Teen Drawing Class if for you! Learn endless drawing techniques, use your imagination, and tap into your inner-artist as you get creative and draw with artistic mediums including pencil, charcoal, marker, oil pastels, and more. In this inspiring, encouraging,...

Monday Feb 4th, 5:45pm - 6:45pm

  (15 sessions)
$604.99

15 sessions

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