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Natural Color Materials: Histories and Techniques

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join multidisciplinary artist and educator Julia Norton for a deep dive into the fascinating world of natural color! This course explores the uses and histories of natural color materials, such as pigments, inks, and dyes. We will look at rare materials firsthand — from lapis lazuli stones to cochineal insects — make our own paints and other...

Wednesday Feb 22nd, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$360

6 sessions

In Living Color: Pigments in the Past, Present & Future

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

In the first half of this workshop we will learn about historic natural pigments, including where they come from, how they occur in nature, as well as their cultural implications and uses dating from the past to the present. We will get to see and touch some of these pigment and ink samples first hand, and notice what makes each of them unique. In...

Sunday Feb 26th, 11am - 4:30pm Eastern Time

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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

Beginner 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 Kanoko, Itajime, Miura, and Arashi, along with other "tie dye" methods...

Monday Apr 24th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time

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Natural Dyeing

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

In this class, students will be introduced to natural dye materials and learn how to use them to dye fabric. Through hands-on experimentation, students will learn about the history and process of extracting color and preparing the fabric using natural materials.

Thursday Mar 9th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$190

4 sessions

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 Feb 11th, 10am - 1pm 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 Mar 14th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

Botanical Jewelry Making

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

This class introduces students to the world of botanical jewelry. Learn about the history of botanical jewelry, plants you can use, when to harvest, and how to prepare plant materials for stringing. Instructor will have available an assortment of seeds and other plant materials and jewelry-making components for students to create their own unique...

Saturday Apr 15th, 2pm - 4pm Eastern Time

Indigo Tie Dye Shibori For Beginners In Person Workshop

at Onyx Art Studios - Hamilton Park 54 Coles St., Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Come and learn the ancient art of Shibori Indigo Tie Dye. This class is suitable for beginners and tons of fun. You can bring 2 small personal items to dye ( Pre-washed 100% cotton is best). Items will be dyed at the venue and must be washed at home. If you would rather take this class from the comfort of your own home, be sure to check out...

Sunday Mar 5th, 1:15pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time

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...

Wednesday Feb 22nd, 6pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Learning Art through Creating Art

at Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops - Chelsea 321 W 24th St Studio 4H, New York, New York 10011

This class is for people of all levels, from rank beginner’s to advanced intermediate art students. You come and work from images that you have picked right from your phone. You can work from your imagination, from a still-demonstrates life, abstractly, figuratively. You can copy a part of a master work that you love, either drawing...

Thursday Feb 9th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting w/ Charcoal & Pastel

at Chelsea Drawing & Painting Workshops - Chelsea 321 W 24th St Studio 4H, New York, New York 10011

Learn the fundamentals of Drawing and Painting  with Charcoal and Pastel (in a private class) Often people who want to begin to learn to draw and paint are intimidated large art classes. For that, a private class with an exceptional teacher such as Raphael-Raúl is the solution. You will receive individual attention and learn...

Wednesday Feb 8th, 8am - 8pm Eastern Time

Stitching Resist Shibori

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

This is an intermediate class, part 3 in my series, were we'll focus on stitching fabrics to form designs. Nui, Ori-Nui, Maki-Nui, Karamatsu, Guntai, capping, and Boshi will be shown.  Those who are familiar with hand stitching and are interested in all natural "Real" indigo are welcome to attend.   An all natural batch of indigo...

Saturday Mar 4th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$175

2 sessions

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Adv. 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...

Saturday Apr 22nd, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

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 Apr 5th, 5pm - 8pm Eastern Time

 (8 sessions)

$400

8 sessions

Painting and Composition (Intermediate/Advanced)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Develop your artmaking practice through this intensive class with artist James Sheehan. Learn from technique-based demonstrations and lectures that touch up art history, developing concepts and the ins and outs of painting. Class focuses on the importance of composition but also touches on color theory and mixing, space, form, and shape. For the...

Tuesday Apr 18th, 10am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$335

6 sessions

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