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Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

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

***this class can now be booked in 3 parts*** Come in and learn the traditional art of shibori dyeing with indigo dye. We start, learning how to start your own indigo vat and balance it, to keep it going. 3-5 folding and stitch resist techniques will be shown. Select the few you're drawn to and dye some of the plain items you have lying around the...

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

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Sensory Explorations in Glass

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

Sensory Explorations in Glass: A Special Event with UrbanGlass In this demonstration-rich evening, Suzanne Peck will parse out her 15+ year long relationship with glass through a series of sensory explorations and meditations. Come and explore the emotional and physical connections between our five senses and glass. Considering...

Friday Jul 6th, 7pm

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Portrait Drawing

at The Art Students League - Midtown
215 W 57th St, New York, New York 10019

Throughout the history of western art, portrait drawing has remained a vital artistic practice. Artists such as Michelangelo, Holbein, Van Dyck, and Ingres have explored this motif. These works speak to us because they are immediate, direct and honest. This workshop focuses on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait with accuracy and feeling. ...


5 sessions

Monday Jun 25th, 9am

1 Day Workout: Color Calisthenics

at BKC Brooklyn Central - Bushwick
736 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11221

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 Jun 24th, 11am

Creative Photography: Color, Lighting & Beyond

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

It's time to break the “rules” of photography. Experiment and expand your creativity to develop your own style. This course will explore advanced lighting, color filters, pattern, texture, image design, history of photography and more, to help you begin the creative journey within photography.  Students will learn techniques towards creating...


5 sessions

Tuesday Jun 5th, 6:30pm

Watercolor and Abstraction

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

Discover the history and various motivations for abstract image making. For the beginner, it serves as a superb introduction to the often elusive medium of watercolor. For the more advanced student, abstraction provides a special means to explore technique and concept. In a freeform fashion, students will explore the layering of washes and the exploration...


4 sessions

Thursday Jun 7th, 6pm

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,...


Saturday Aug 25th, 11am

Teen Drawing Manga Camp (Grades 6-12)

at One River School - Englewood
49 N Dean St, Englewood, New Jersey 07631

Manga comics have a long history in Japanese art, and in the following years became increasingly popular worldwide. Their highly stylized characteristics and engaging storylines have become a cultural phenomenon. Students will work in a variety of media to create their own interpretations of manga characters and comics demonstrating their technical...


5 sessions

Monday Jul 30th, 12:30pm

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 to take home. Students are encouraged...


2 sessions

Saturday Sep 29th, 10am


Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Central Park

at Digital Photo Academy - Upper West Side
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, New York 10024

In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan.  Since then, continuing through today, Central Park has an international allure that brings locals and far-away travelers to this urban center delight. In fact, there are a number of photographers who have devoted...


Saturday Jun 9th, 11am

Indigo Dye Party

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Create your newest statement scarf or delicate wall hanging by dying a beautiful versatile large silk square in alluring and ancient indigo. Claire Frederick—co-founder of Wax and Wane Fiber— studied natural dyes all over the world and is eager to show you the tips and tricks of dying using the Japanese shibori technique. She'll also walk you...

Cyanotype for Cheaters

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

If you've ever wanted to experiment with cyanotypes in a quick, easy, and low-committment format, this workshop is for you! We'll use pre-sensitized cyanotype fabric sheets to create beautiful blue-hued photograms with very little muss and fuss. These prints are made by placing objects directly on the photo-sensitive fabric, exposing it to sunlight,...

Sunday Jun 10th, 2pm

G.L.O.W. - Neon without the wrestling

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

In this explorative neon intensive, students will be encouraged to push the boundaries of signage and novelty to create contemporary forms and/or light sources. Mixed media and outside materials are welcome, so long as electrical practices remain safe. Presentations on history, science, and contemporary artists will be provided to spark inspirations....


5 sessions

Monday Jul 16th, 6pm

Gold Recycling 3 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.  But hey... some of us have made some regrettable purchases in the past or have been passed down some really ugly pieces :P But fear not! In this 1 day workshop we will show you how to melt down your regrets and uglies and turn them into beautiful gold stackable bands. Please...