Wednesday Sep 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Better Than Jam is 3 parts. 1st; it's the textile printing and fashion line of owner Karin Persan, since 2007. 2nd; it's a storefront hosting locally made jewelry, gifts, fashion and accessories, since 2010. 3rd; it's a common use studio space with a core group of 7 studio residents, but also rentable to the artistic community when they need it and a full calendar of workshops for those to learn new crafts and skill, since 2015.
Karin was amazing and so patient with our class. Super nice and I learned way more than I expected when I signed up for the class on a whim. Her studio space is great and she is a wonderful teacher. I'll be taking more classes with her in the future!
A great opportunity to explore indigo and shibori in depth. Each week a new method of dyeing (vat type) was introduced and lots of time given to different resist types (pattern making). These classes are great for someone looking to utilize the great studio space and the expertise of the teacher while exploring different approaches to indigo and shibori.
Entering the door of Better Than Jam's Studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I was immediately inspired. The space and interesting artworks around the studio increased my sense of anticipation. Karin is a patient and thorough teacher. She brought a group of people with diverse backgrounds in arts through a series of well planned and practiced exercises. I left with three samples of different processes utilizing natural dyeing as well as some Shibori techniques. I look forward to further study with Karin. Highly recommended.
Really informative and thorough class! Karin keeps the material engaging and fun. I learned so much to improve and add to my dye projects. Very happy a printed syllabus was provided to I can refer back to it later! Thank you!
Love, love LOVE the classes I've had with Karin. She's a lovely instructor and is generous with her information. I've taken three classes at Better Than Jam and I've enjoyed all of them and learned a bunch. The studio is spacious and bright, and despite being a work space where lots of dyeing happens it's very clean.
Recently, I enjoyed the pleasure of two of Karin’s classes! It is with great pleasure I highly recommend taking any of her classes. She is friendly, approachable, and most of all, an expert in her field. She began both classes with historical background on the subject matter, provided beautifully detailed examples, and exhibited enthusiasm for the projects to her students. I look forward to another visit to the city, so I can take more of her classes.
This past Sunday, I took Karin's Reactive Dyes workshop. It was wonderful; she is truly a professional who knows alot about the chemistry of dyes. This is just what I needed. We did 3 different dye techniques, with enough time to explore each. Loved the shibori technique. I highly recommend this workshop. Lauren H.
Very informative! Great teacher, very knowledgable but very little time.
Great class. Learned a lot, got to make cool stuff. Teacher was very cool and relaxed.
Fun and informative. Great class!
Wednesday Sep 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday Sep 22nd, 5pm - 7:30pm
Thursday Sep 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 9pm
Saturday Oct 5th, 10am - 11pm
Monday Sep 23rd, 10am - 1pm
Thursday Oct 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 12:45pm
Sunday Oct 13th, 11am - 2pm
Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday Nov 17th, 5pm - 7:30pm
Sunday Dec 8th, 5pm - 8pm