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Beginner Shibori: Dye Techniques with Indigo

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 10 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206 Shibori In this intro class will focus on creating the indigo vat using NATURAL INDIGO, while talking about cultural significance around the world and the history of the process. 5 categories of traditional Japanese dyeing techniques will be shown including Suji,...

Monday Dec 19th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Blockprinting on Textiles Workshop

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 10 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. ...

Saturday Dec 3rd, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

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Painting: Paint (Think) Like an Impressionist

at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

In today's contemporary art world, Impressionists get a bad rap. Their work is viewed as fluff, yet their methods changed the course of art history. Their contributions—depicting light and movement, showing the passage of time—were a psychological step in human perception. The effects were visually beautiful and a crucial part of Modernism. In...

Thursday Dec 1st, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Perfume Construction

at Shiny Sparkle Labs - Red Hook 185 Van Dyke St Ste #225, Brooklyn, New York 11231

1.5 Day Perfume Construction Workshop in Red Hook, Brooklyn with guest artist Emily Endo. “Perfume straddles the line between the tangible and intangible, the earthly and the ethereal, the real and the magical.” – Mandy Aftel In this sensory workshop, instructor Emily Endo will introduce the fundamentals of perfume construction and design using...

Saturday Dec 10th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Craft a Custom Leather Tote Bag

at Craftsman Ave - Gowanus 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Make a custom leather tote bag from scratch! Leather goods have been used by humans as far back as 5,000 BCE when Egyptians crafted sandals, clothes, gloves, buckets, bottles, and burial shrouds. In this dynamic workshop, you’ll use a variety of tools and materials and join the long history of leather craftspeople by creating your very own leather...

Friday Dec 16th, 6pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Intermediate Shibori with Indigo and Color

at Better Than Jam's Store & Studio - East Williamsburg 10 Grattan St, Brooklyn, New York 11206

In this level of class, you will learn how to balance a vat that's already been started and used.  More difficult techniques are shown like Tatsumaki, Miura, Yanagi and Kumo. As well as Nui, a beginner stitch resist. Look out for: Introduction Intro class will focus of creating the indigo vat using pre-reduced indigo, while talking about...

Sunday Jan 15th, 5pm - 8pm Eastern Time

Incense Making with Herbs, Resins, and Barks

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Scented smoke has been used traditionally throughout human history to create a sense of well-being. Learn several different methods for creating your own at home incense experience with a mix of woodland material and culinary herbs in this exploration of an ancient craft. All materials provided.

Tuesday Jan 24th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time


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

This unique and beautiful developing out process has a sporadic and fascinating history as a platinotype substitute. This process produces unique and subtle split and mono tones, ranging from reds, purples, and blues. A kallitype print requires a developer as opposed to both the brown and argyrotype processes.  In this 8 week workshop, particular...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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Introduction to Metal Sculpture

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

This workshop aims to explore the different technical approaches to metal sculpture construction and its conceptual implications throughout history from figurative to abstract. Students will learn to create metal sculptures by making joints and assemblies using different techniques such as bending, tightening, sewing, riveting, screwing, gluing,...

Wednesday Feb 1st, 5pm - 8pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Wooden Block Plane

at Hudson River Maritime Museum - Kingston 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, New York 12401

Students are invited to join shipwright Wayne Ford to enhance their skills and home tool kit as they create their own custom hand plane. Participants will start with a block of wood and mill out the various wooden parts to hold the plane iron and adjusting mechanism. The wooden body will then be shaped to the student's preference. By the end of the...

Saturday Jan 7th, 9:30am - 4pm Eastern Time

Evolution of Jewelry

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

In this course, we will explore many complex relationships and how they were interpreted by jewelry designers. Every decade has a unique spirit: political crisis, nature, ideology, instinct, cinema. There is a common thread among these…each is an impetus in design. Each has inspired art, artists…and jewelry. To be a great designer requires a...

Thursday Jan 19th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Tri-Color Gum Bichromate

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

Gum Bichromate is beautiful process but can be a difficult learn because of the many variables involved in making a single print. This in-person/hands-on workshop will cover the materials and methods for making full color gum bichromate prints. Through lecture, presentation, and demonstration, students will be introduced to the history of gum bichromate...

Saturday Apr 15th, 10am - 6pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Creative Painting, Drawing and Self Expression

at The Art Studio NY - Upper West Side 211 W 80th St, New York, New York 10024

Ages 9-13 Kids Art Class: Creative Painting, Drawing and Self Expression  Calling creative tweens and teens to feel inspired with NYC's #1-rated art studio classes. In this kids and teens NYC art class, your child will nurture their imagination while receiving one-on-one instruction in our small-sized art class. Artists will learn and practice...

Wednesday Jan 18th, 6pm - 7pm Eastern Time

  (20 sessions)

20 sessions

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Central Park Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ 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 their...

Saturday Apr 22nd, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ American Museum Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ American Museum

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

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field Workshop @ American Museum of Natural History Even without a camera New York City’s, American Museum of Natural History, is worth the $23 entrance fee. In fact, it would really require 10+ all day visits to savor every visual experience of the place, beginning with the exterior of this historic structure, bringing...

Saturday Mar 18th, 11:30am - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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